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Where Are They Now: Anish Shroff Joins Carolina Panthers

SYRACUSE -- Former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) sports anchor Anish Shroff has a new job. This week, the Carolina Panthers selected the Syracuse / Newhouse graduate to become the new play-by-play voice for the Panthers Radio Network.

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Utica-Rome Radio
Longtime Utica radio engineer Dave Doughty dies

UTICA-ROME - Longtime radio engineer Dave Doughty has died. An obituary published today says Doughty, who worked for WTLB and the rest of the Galaxy Media cluster, died late last month.

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Syracuse Radio
B104.7 Falls to #2 in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- It used to be unheard of, but it's now happened at least three times within the past year -- iHeart Media's country-formatted B104.7 (WBBS) was not ranked #1 in the latest Nielsen ratings. The once-dominant station, which is now almost completely devoid of locally-based DJs, fell to second place among those stations to have their numbers released to the public.

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Utica-Rome Radio
Few Changes in Utica-Rome Radio Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- No big surprises in the latest Utica-Rome radio audience estimates released by Nielsen. As usual, Townsquare Media's entire cluster enjoys a solid lock over the rest of the market -- at least among those stations Nielsen includes in the publicly-available numbers.

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Syracuse TV
Catching Up on CNY Radio & TV Tidbits 1/21/22

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Spare time has been sparse for your editor lately, but we have a handful of newsworthy items from the world of CNY radio and TV news to share.  Here's a quick recap:

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Utica-Rome Radio
News/Talk WIBX Adds FM Signal

UTICA-ROME - Townsquare's 950 WIBX has borrowed a page from the playbook of many other news/talk stations on the AM dial, by adding an FM simulcast. Translator W295DI was officially licensed by the FCC as of December 27, allowing listeners to hear WIBX at 106.9 FM.

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Utica-Rome Radio
Tadpole Retiring from Big Frog 104

UTICA/ROME -- After 43 years in radio -- the last 15 of them on mornings at Big Frog 104 (WFRG) -- Bill McAdams (a/k/a "Tadpole"), is getting ready to hang up his headphones. And the station that often tops the Utica-Rome ratings charts already has a replacement lined up.

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Job Postings
Job Opening: News Video Editor at CNY Central

SYRACUSE — Sinclair Broadcast Group's CNY Central is looking for a news video editor. The cluster, consisting of NBC3 (WSTM), CBS 5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTM-DT 3.2) sends the following job posting to CNYRadio:

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Utica-Rome Radio
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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