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Former channel 3 GM named in lawsuit at current station

CLEVELAND, OH -- Former WSTM-TV general manager Bill Applegate, now serving in the same post at Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO, is among the defendants in a lawsuit brought by one of the station's sales staffers. The plaintiff alleges that he was encouraged to provide sexual favors to encourage clients to spend money with the station.

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Job opportunities at WCNY radio and TV

SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WCNY has announced a total of four job openings at its new facilities in the Near West Side neighborhood of Syracuse.  The jobs include a program director for WCNY-FM, two positions in the television joint master control facility based at WCNY, and an account executive.

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Trailer released for WJPZ history documentary

SYRACUSE -- Providing real-world experience that goes beyond textbooks and quizzes, many alumni of SU's Newhouse School would argue that student-run WJPZ radio is the "greatest media classroom."  That's part of the title for a new documentary due to premiere in March.

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Channel 9 hires new weekend meteorologist

SYRACUSE -- The Storm Team at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) will return to "full strength" by the end of the month.  Kate Thornton will be moving up I-81 from Binghamton to handle the ABC affiliate's weekend newscasts and to fill-in on other newscasts as needed.

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Big Frog 104 keeps lead in Utica-Rome ratings

UTICA-ROME -- There's no question Central New Yorkers love their country music.  Two days after Nielsen Audio revealed B104.7 (WBBS) was tops in the ratings in Syracuse, the company says Big Frog 104 (WFRG) has the largest audience among all the radio stations in the Utica-Rome market.

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B104.7 retains Syracuse radio ratings lead

SYRACUSE -- Despite losing more than two whole ratings points, Clear Channel country station B104.7 (WBBS) retained the the top spot in the latest audience estimates for the Syracuse radio market.  Nielsen Audio just released its numbers from the Fall 2013 survey period.

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CNY Central seeking morning news producer

SYRACUSE -- CNY Central, the combination of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) is searching for its next producer for "Today in Central New York," the three-hour morning show which airs on NBC3.  We've got the details on this and other recent job openings at CNY Central.

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POTW: Barry Leonard's 1000th Cornell broadcast

ITHACA -- Longtime Cornell University sports broadcaster Barry Leonard celebrated a notable milestone last month.  Twenty-two years into his tenure as "the Voice of the Big Red," Leonard was recognized for calling his 1,000th game on the radio.

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Musical Chairs at Oldiez 96 and Big Frog 104

UTICA-ROME -- Last month's unexpected removal of longtime Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning host Matt Herkimer has had a ripple effect throughout the market. It looks like the dust is finally settling, after a round of "musical chairs" between WFRG and sister Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ).

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Report: Former WSTM news director fired in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Former WSTM news director Cathy Younkin is "on the beach" after more than four years running the newsroom at the CBS affiliate in the country's 38th largest television market.  And one report says her departure from WPEC channel 12 was not of her own choosing.

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