As part of WRVO FM 90's year-long effort to raise $139,000 to upgrade the station's outdated studio equipment, the local NPR affiliate is running a special mini-campaign beginning Thursday morning.
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Stan Soboleski, better known to the masses as Froggy 97 morning man James Pond, has been named program director of WFRY and sister station ESPN 1410 (WNER). Both stations are owned by Regent Communications. Soboleski got the nod following last month's exit of Matt 'Bullfrog' Raisman.
Bob Edwards, the sole host of National Public Radio's Morning Edition since its debut 25 years ago, is being forced out of that position. "It's part of a natural evolution," said NPR spokeswoman Laura Gross. "We just felt it was time for a change." Edwards, 56, will become a senior correspondent for the show. Steve […]
This week WRVO will preempt much of its regular programming to present live coverage of Senate hearings by the National Commission on the Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Coverage begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday with testimony expected from Colin Powell, Madeline Albright, and Donald Rumsfeld. On Wednesday questioning turns to George Tenet, Samuel Berger, […]
There's a new frog in town at WFRY in Watertown. Bud Money, who has worked in the Utica-Rome market and most recently at Clear Channel Syracuse as a traffic reporter and weekend jock, moves to Froggy 97's afternoon drive slot beginning next week. Money, who will use the name Bud Green on the air, replaces […]
One of MTV's original VJs, John 'J.J.' Jackson, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack while driving home from dinner in Los Angeles. He was 62. Jackson, who has been a syndicated radio personality for Westwood One since 1990, was host of The Beatle Years which airs on Oldies 92.1 (WSEN) in Syracuse and Z93 […]
ESPN Radio has announced who will fill Tony Kornheiser's shoes after he drops his daily radio show at the end of March. Colin Cowherd joins the network from KFXX AM in Portland. His new show, The Herd, will air nationally from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekdays. Kornheiser is leaving to concentrate on his television […]
Look for a new voice in the afternoon at Watertown's Froggy 97 following Matt Raisman's exit last week. Raisman, known on the air as Bullfrog, moved to Watertown from Regent Communications' Utica-Rome cluster last March to program WFRY and ESPN Radio 1410 (WNER). There's no word on where he's headed.
ESPN Radio sports talker Tony Kornheiser will give up his daily talk show at the end of March. Kornheiser, who is also a popular Washington Post columnist, will focus his efforts on his ESPN television job on Pardon the Interuption. ESPN Radio has affiliates in Syracuse, Utica-Rome, and Watertown.