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News items related to the Utica-Rome radio market. Counties: Herkimer, Oneida.


Trudy celebrates 15 years with Lite 98.7

UTICA-ROME -- Although she started at Lite 98.7 (WLZW) exactly 20 years ago today, midday host Trudy announced she's celebrating 15 years with the adult contemporary station today.  Many broadcasters joke that they got into broadcasting so they wouldn't have to do math, but Trudy says there's a good reason for the numbers not matching […]

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Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen reunite to talk health on WRVO

SYRACUSE -- A pair of familiar local talk show co-hosts are back together, for the first time in several years, with a new program set to debut this weekend on WRVO Public Media.  Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen will discuss health and wellness on "Take Care," every Sunday at 6:30pm.

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K-Rock unveils new location and lineup for 2013 Dysfunctional Family BBQ

SYRACUSE -- Rock fans, get ready to head north.  K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family BBQ moves to the Oswego Speedway for its 7th year.  In addition to that new location, the trio of modern rock stations covering the Syracuse and Utica-Rome markets announced a lineup of six bands for the May 18 concert.  Tickets go on-sale this […]

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Where are they now: Randy Gorbman moves up Rochester dial

ROCHESTER -- Former WIBX manager Randy Gorbman has a new job in Rochester. After many years as news director at WHAM 1180 in Rochester (which included occasional appearances voicing reports for sister station 570 WSYR in Syracuse), Gorbman has a new job a bit higher up the AM dial.

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Gomez & Dave release SU basketball-themed song

SYRACUSE -- Less than a week after a crosstown competitor released a song about the Syracuse University men's basketball team, morning hosts Gomez and Dave from TK99/TK105 (WTKW/WTKV) and 96.9 WOUR have their own. They debuted the song this morning on their show, which simulcasts in Syracuse and Utica.

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CBS Sports' Seth Davis loses bet with Gomez & Dave

SYRACUSE -- Before the NCAA men's basketball tournament started, CBS Sports / Sports Illustrated analyst Seth Davis had predicted the 4-seed Syracuse Orange would be upset by 13-seed Montana.  Davis agreed to a friendly wager with local radio hosts Gomez and Dave, and when Syracuse won big, Davis made good on the bet, on national […]

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POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

UTICA-ROME -- Just a little over a week since the Mohawk Valley was jolted by a deadly shooting rampage, an unprecedented effort by local broadcasters.  Journalists and disc jockeys set competition aside to help raise money for community organizations that are helping victims of the horrific events of March 13.

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It's Official: Chairman Julius Genachowski to leave FCC

Updated 3/22 -- WASHINGTON, DC -- The rumors we first reported last night are confirmed: Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski will be leaving his post in "the coming weeks."  As expected, Genachowski made the announcement today.

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Gomez and Dave place friendly NCAA tourney wager with Seth Davis

SYRACUSE -- Basketball expert Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports thinks 13-seed Montana will upset 4-seed Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.  Local morning radio hosts Gomez and Dave are hoping Davis is wrong -- they'll be "out in the cold," so to speak, if Syracuse loses tonight.

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Air talent shuffle at Utica's Oldiez 96.1

UTICA-ROME -- Even though it doesn't look or feel like spring in Central New York, there's been some "spring cleaning" on at least one local radio station.  Classic hits Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ) shuffled its jock lineup and made some other changes this week.

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