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Year in Review 2013: The top 10 stories

CENTRAL NEW YORK — As per tradition here at CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com, New Year's Eve is when we look through a whole bunch of server stats to determine the Top 10 Stories that appeared on this website over the past year.  We also asked readers to submit some of your own thoughts on which stories are the "biggest" in terms of importance, even if not by numbers alone.

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Diane Wade returns to 92.1 WSEN-FM

SYRACUSE -- Longtime midday host Diane Wade is back in her old shift at Classic Hits 92.1 WSEN-FM. No word on the whereabouts of Bob Brown, who previously held the shift.

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Channel 9 sports reporter bids farewell

SYRACUSE -- We now know why NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) recently posted an job opening for a sports reporter/anchor.  One CNYTVNews.com reader reports, just before the end of Sunday night's 11pm newscast, Lindsay Liquori announced she is leaving the ABC affiliate.  She's moving to Florida, where her fiancé recently relocated for a new job.  The Capital Region native graduated from Marist College and had been with the station since 2011.  We wish Lindsay and her fiancé all the best.

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Year in Review 2013: Comings and goings

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- As another year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at all the changes in local broadcasting over the past 364 days.  We begin a four-part "Year in Review" series with a look at personnel comings and goings as reported by CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com.

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Year in Review 2013: Remembering those we lost

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Two people at two different stations, who worked at their respective stations for decades, climbing the ladder to upper management... some pioneers in local television... and a few who left us much sooner than expected.   In this installment of our four-part "Year in Review," we pause to remember the local broadcasters we lost during 2013.

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FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

ITHACA -- Two CHR competitors are one step closer to becoming part of the same family, raising questions as to their future.  In today's edition of its Daily Digest, the FCC announced it has approved the sale of Z95.5 (WFIZ) to Saga Communications, the owner of rival Hits 103.3 (W277BS, simulcasting WYXL-HD2).

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Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- As the year winds down to a close, it's time to begin our annual look back at 2013.  We have a four-part series of Year in Review which stretches from today, right up to New Year's Eve.  In part one, we recap the many changes in terms of station ownership (especially in Syracuse and Utica TV), radio station formats and other significant branding/imaging changes.

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Morning anchor Jenel Boston exits WKTV

UTICA -- Jenel Boston is no longer on staff with NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), station officials have confirmed for CNYTVNews.com.  Boston had been co-anchoring the NBC affiliate's morning newscasts for the past year and a half.

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All-Christmas "Holly-FM" stunting changes to all-Beatles format

Updated 11pm-- SYRACUSE -- As expected, two radio stations that launched an all-Christmas format on the unusually early date of October 5 have changed their tune.  The former "Holly-FM" stations 103.9 (WNDR Mexico) and 95.3 (W237AY DeWitt) are now playing non-stop Beatles tunes.  And it looks WMBO 1340 Auburn is joining the two FMs in stunting for whatever's coming next.

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Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

UTICA-ROME -- Former WIBX 950 news anchor Jeanette Lenoir is reportedly suing WIBX parent Townsquare Media, after obtaining a "Notice of Right to Sue" from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Lenoir alleges she was paid less than white colleagues, overlooked for promotional opportunities and was fired without explanation in 2012.

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