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


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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Clear Channel responds to Ackerley acquisition concerns

If Clear Channel Communications' proposed acquisition of the Ackerley Group is approved, some are contending Clear Channel will have an unfair, if not illegal, monopoly of the public airwaves in several cities including Syracuse. Clear Channel lawyers have responded.

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Manilus resident files complaint with FCC

Clear Channel Communication's addition of Ackerley's television stations, including WIXT in Syracuse, came under fire from Douglas F. Elznic who describes himself as a "party-in-interest to this matter because I am a resident of Manlius, New York."

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FTC approves Clear Channel purchase of Ackerley

The Federal Trade Commission has given a thumbs up to Clear Channel Communications' bid to buy the Ackerley Group, which includes WIXT (channel 9) in Syracuse. Clear Channel, which owns six Syracuse radio stations, must now get approval from the Department of Justice. If the deal goes through, it appears Clear Channel will have to […]

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WRVO completes successful fund drive

The staff at local public radio station WRVO were smiling at the end of this year's eight-day fall fundraiser. Listeners pledged a total of $110,000, which was $10,000 more than the station's targeted goal. WRVO and it's affiliate stations broadcast from transmitters in Oswego, Syracuse, Utica, Cortland, and Watertown.

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Mimi Griswold named new Galaxy VP

Galaxy Communications has named Mimi Griswold as the group's vice president of programming for Galaxy stations in Syracuse, Utica, and Albany. Griswold, who is also known as host of TK-99/105's popular Blue Moon Cafe show on Sunday mornings, had most recently served as operations manager and program director for the chain's Syracuse and Utica stations.

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Will Clear Channel sell one of its Syracuse stations?

With its impending purchase of the Ackerley Group, which includes WIXT (channel 9), Clear Channel Communications may be forced to sell at least one of its Syracuse radio stations to adhere to federal regulations. Look for a couple of their AM stations in Utica to be sold as well.

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WRVO kicks off fall fundraiser

Local National Public Radio affiliate WRVO FM 90 begins its eight-day fall fundraiser today.

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Syracuse market slips in new Arbitron rankings

In an effort to bring its rankings of the top 285 radio markets in the country up-to-date with the latest census figures, Arbitron rating service has released a new list which reflects minor changes for upstate New York markets.

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Amber Taylor takes on Top 40

B104.7 (WBBS) midday jock Amber Taylor has added to her duties the midday shift at Utica's top 40 station WSKS (Kiss-FM). She'll voice track her show using the name Grace Kruz. She also keeps her Amber Taylor country gig at Utica's Bob 102.5 (WRBY). All three stations are owned by Clear Channel Communications.

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