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WFRY Announces Overnight Plan

Last week, we told you how the merger of Jones Radio Networks and Dial Global will result in the termination of the syndicated country overnight "Danny Wright All Night" show by the end of the year.  Today, Watertown's Froggy 97 (WFRY) has unveiled its plan for 2009.

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WCNY's Don Dolloff Announces Retirement

Longtime WCNY-FM personality and manager Don Dolloff has announced his retirement, effective October 7th.  The retirement date coincides with the end date for Classic FM's current pledge drive.

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POTW: Mr. Froggy's Boat Ride (2008)

All aboard for a boat ride to... nowhere?  Mr. Froggy from Froggy 97 (WFRY/Watertown) was recently caught on-camera taking a break from his duties as the Watertown country station's mascot.

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Danny Wright Falls Victim to Merger

Danny Wright, host of the syndicated overnight country show "Danny Wright All Night," is among the casualties resulting from the merger between Jones Radio Networks and Dial Global.  The move could leave two local stations looking for a new overnight option.

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Tavis Smiley to Speak at Syracuse University

Public television and radio talk show host Tavis Smiley will be offering a free lecture at Syracuse University later this month.  His syndicated radio show is heard on public radio stations in the Ithaca-Cortland and Watertown markets.

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NY Attorney General Investigating Arbitron PPM

The office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is reportedly opening an investigation into the methodology behind Arbitron's Portable People Meter (PPM) system.  The probe will focus on whether the PPM puts minority-oriented stations at a disadvantage.  (Updated 12:30pm with Arbitron response.)

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WRVO Seeks Morning Host/Producer; Hurlbutt to Retire

Mere hours after we learned of WRVO's new HD channel, the station informs us they're looking for a new host/producer for the local segments of "Morning Edition."  That's because longtime host John Hurlbutt plans to retire at the end of the year.

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WRVO Adds Digital Subchannel

There's more options for public radio fans near Oswego; WRVO recently started broadcasting in high-definition, allowing the addition of a subchannel called WRVO-2.  Managers say the second channel is only carried by its Oswego signal now, but there are plans to expand the HD network to some of WRVO's sister stations throughout the region.

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The new's Half Birthday

Time flies when you're having fun... hard to believe it's been six months since the reincarnated went live.  This last month was a pretty busy one too... despite being a little out of the loop while taking a summer road trip, we managed to break a new record.  Details in our monthly look at […]

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Bob & Tom TV Show in the Works

Cameras are being installed in the studios of the syndicated "Bob and Tom" morning show -- in preparation for the show's leap to TV this fall.  The new show will air nationwide on the "WGN America" cable channel, starting November 3rd.

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