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Jen Major-Quinn Promoted to Team Leader of Galaxy Media's Utica Office

UTICA/ROME — A nice way to top-off the holiday season... A promotion to Team Leader for Galaxy Media's Jen Major-Quinn.

The following statement was provided to CNYRadio by Galaxy Media:

Jen Major-Quinn has been promoted to Team Leader of Galaxy Media’s Utica office. In this new role, Jen will provide guidance and leadership to the Utica team, while also overseeing goals and budgets for that office. Throughout her six years with the company, Jen has played an active role in its growth. Prior to her promotion, Jen was a Senior Account Executive for Galaxy.

“Jen continues to be a role model within our company,” said Ed Levine, President and CEO of Galaxy Media. “We’re excited to elevate Jen to a leadership role as we further develop our team. With Jen focused on the growth of our local radio stations, digital, and sports marketing divisions, we know that Utica is positioned for success in 2022.”

Galaxy's Utica-Rome radio properties include modern rock 94.9 K-Rock, hot AC Mix 102.5, ESPN Radio (on two AMs and an FM translator) and Tony 99.1.

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Syracuse TV
Legendary Anchor Rod Wood Dies

SYRACUSE -- Very sad news from NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) tonight. The ABC affiliate is reporting the death of longtime anchor Rod Wood, just a day after his 81st birthday. Click here for more details on LocalSYR.com.

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Utica-Rome Radio
Former Colgate University Football radio voice Lloyd Walsh dies, 99

UTICA/ROME -- Longtime local radio broadcaster Lloyd Walsh, perhaps best known for calling Colgate University football games on the former WRUN 1150, died this past Wednesday. Walsh was less than a month away from his 100th birthday, which would've been just after New Year's.

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Syracuse TV
Dan Cummings to Retire from NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) anchor Dan Cummings has held many titles at the ABC affiliate over the past 37 years. By the time we bid farewell to 2021, he'll assume a new title: retiree. Cummings announced his exit plans this week on The Morning News.

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Syracuse Radio
Galaxy Names Director of Development

SYRACUSE -- Galaxy Media Partners, which owns radio stations in Syracuse and Utica, has named Carrie Veley is new Director of Development - Multi-Platform Strategies. The official press release from Galaxy follows:

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Syracuse Radio
The Dinosaur's Caplan and Weidman Bid Farewell [UPDATED]

Updated 1:30pm to include additional info and audio: SYRACUSE -- "The Caveman" has left the building... and so has his news anchor. Nick Caplan, longtime PD and morning host of 95.3/103.9 The Dinosaur (WSEN) announced today was his last day at the locally-owned classic top 40 station. Across the studio desk, news anchor Chris Weidman said he's been contemplating retirement for some time, and Caplan's exit prompted him to hang up his headphones as well.

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Syracuse TV
Wayne Mahar to Retire from 36-year run on Syracuse TV

SYRACUSE - "And that's the latest from The Weather Outside." CNY Central Chief Meteorologist Wayne Mahar announced today he's getting ready to call it a career after 36 years of predicting local weather.

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Syracuse Radio
DJ-turned-Exec Peter Cavanaugh Dies

OHIO -- Peter C. Cavanaugh, a former radio executive whose career started in 1957 at Syracuse's WNDR when he was still in high school, has died. Word comes via public social media posts by family members, along with at least one radio station report from Flint, Michigan, where he spent most of his career.

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Utica-Rome Radio
WIBX Seeks Brand Mgr / AM Co-Host as Monaski Exits

UTICA-ROME -- Townsquare Media is taking applications for a new Brand Manager and morning co-host for news/talker 950 WIBX. We're told Jeff Monaski is moving onto something new after 20 years with WIBX and its sister stations. The job posting says candidates must have at least 5 years of full-time on-air experience.

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Syracuse Radio
Reith Reminisces on Syracuse News Scene

SYRACUSE -- The recent death of longtime Syracuse broadcast journalist Dave White got one of his former colleagues thinking. Former 570 WSYR talk host Jim Reith took to Facebook to reminisce about how much the Syracuse news media scene has changed -- in not-so-good ways -- over the past few decades.

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