Category: Watertown stopped covering the Watertown radio market in 2010, but our archive of stories remains available.

Format Flip Predictions for 2009 and 2010

Back in April, we asked you, through a multiple-choice poll, how many stations in " Land" (the 4 markets listed above in our logo) would flip formats in 2009.  Today, we're looking back to see how well you predicted -- and we're asking you to vote on your predictions for 2010.

Read More's Top 10 Stories for 2009

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- What were the biggest stories in local radio from the past year?  If you read our "Year in Review" posted earlier today, you know there was plenty of radio-related news here.  We just checked our stats to see which stories had the most hits over the past 365 days, and we […]

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The Year in Review: 2009

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- There's no question this was a busy year for the radio industry in Central New York.  Plenty of format flips, quite a few station sales, some great achievements to be proud about, and perhaps most infamously memorable, the economy's impact on the entire broadcasting industry.  Today, as per our tradition, we […]

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Z93 Afternoon Driver "Jimbo" Dies at 56

WATERTOWN -- Reginald James Pettiford, perhaps better known by his on-air nickname "Jimbo," has passed away.  The afternoon drive personality from Classic Hits Z93 (WCIZ) was 56 years old.  Updated 12/24 at 11am with arrangements.

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Rick Jordan Signs with Golden Records

Updated 12/18 at 7:30pm: ROCHESTER -- Less than six months after Rick "RJ" Jordan signed a deal to work in promotions for Stroudavarious Records, he's on the move again.

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WRVO Fall Fundraiser: $182,000 and Counting

OSWEGO -- The latest major fundraising effort from NPR affiliate WRVO generated close to $182,000 in pledges, and "donations are still coming in" following the mid-October event.  Also inside: a new frequency for WRVO's Norwich translator.

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WRVO Seeks Senior News Reporter/Producer

OSWEGO -- Nearly 3 months after longtime News Director Chris Ulanowski exited WRVO, the NPR affiliate now has a job opening for a position that appears to be his replacement, but -- at least in title -- it isn't quite the same job.  Rather than seeking a News Director, the station has announced the search […]

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Premiere Cancels "Jeff Foxworthy Countdown"

About 300 country stations nationwide -- including three in Central New York -- are hunting for new programming to fill their weekend schedules after Premiere Radio Networks cancelled the long-running "Jeff Foxworthy Countdown" today.

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POTW: Froggy at the First Frost (2009)

WATERTOWN -- Plenty of big fundraisers in the North Country this fall... in the past month, Stephens Media Group's country powerhouse Froggy 97 (WFRY) has helped with a handful, including two just this week alone.

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New Twitter Feature -plus- Update on The State of the Wiki

Update 7:40pm - Thanks to user "tamesser" for bringing many of the Ithaca pages in the Wiki to life, and to "midatlanticengineer" for his work on several Utica pages! The Station Wiki is here to stay -- for now -- thanks to your votes in the poll that had appeared on the home page […]

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