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


WCNY membership drive raises over $60,000

Central New York's only classical music station got a big thumbs up from its listeners during a recent membership campaign. CLASSIC FM raised over $60,000, money that will help pay the public radio station's operating expenses.

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Lisa Simeone to appear at Syracuse fundraiser

National Public Radio's Lisa Simeone will be the featured speaker at the Women's Fund Annual Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Landmark Theater.

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Regent sets price, increases size of offering

Regent Communications has set a price of $7.50 per share on its add-on stock offering, and because investor demand was higher than expected, the planned offering of 8.25 million shares was kicked up to 10.5 million.

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Phil Stern back on the air

As rumored a few weeks ago, Utica talker Phil Stern has resurfaced in another market.

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Regent to issue public stock offering

Regent Communications plans to offer approximately 8,000,000 shares of common stock. The offering represents a new financing plan by the company which owns six stations in Utica-Rome including market leaders Big Frog 104 (WFRG) and Lite 98.7 (WLZW).

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Phil Stern ends WTLB talk show

Utica-area afternoon talk show host Phil Stern finished up his run on 1310 WTLB last Friday. Look for Stern to resurface soon at a station outside of Central New York.

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93Q, KISS-FM pull April Fools' pranks

As usual, 93Q's Ted and Amy were in prank mode today with their annual April Fools' Day hoax. This year's stunt was a report that New York lawmakers had outlawed eating, drinking, and smoking while driving a car. Command Traffic's Tony Bombardo played along as well by reminding morning commuters of the law that supposedly […]

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Bad weather knocks two Utica stations off the air

Strong winds and heavy rains caused Utica stations 94 K-Rock (WKLL) and Rock 107 (WRCK) to go silent for a while last night. The Galaxy Communications stations went dark at around 6:30 p.m. due to electical problems at their Smith Hill towers.

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New generator for WRVO insures continuous service

With the recent installation of a new 35,000 watt propane-powered generator at its main transmitting facility, WRVO will now be able to continue broadcasting its signal during emergency power outages.

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Rush Limbaugh undergoes surgery

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who slowly became completely deaf earlier this year, underwent surgery yesterday to place a cochlear implant in one ear.

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