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Former Utica Sales Director, Ithaca GM Sean Cowley Dies

OHIO -- Sean Cowley, a former Utica-Rome radio sales director, who later had a brief stint as the GM of an Ithaca radio station, has died. This, according to multiple social media posts from friends here in Central New York and in his hometown near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Syracuse TV
NYSBA Hall of Fame to Induct Dan Cummings

SYRACUSE -- Congratulations to Dan Cummings! The retired longtime NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) reporter/anchor is one of five people being inducted to the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame this fall, along with broadcasters from Rochester, New York City and the Southern Tier.

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Job Postings
CNYCentral Seeks Newscast Producer

SYRACUSE -- CNYCentral (NBC3, CBS5, CW6) has a vacancy for a newscast producer at its cluster of stations on James Street in Syracuse. Here's the official posting provided to us by Sinclair Broadcast Group:

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Syracuse TV
Syracuse TV News Photog Folsom Retires

SYRACUSE -- Mark Folsom, who spent most of his 40-year television news career as a photojournalist for NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) retired this week, drawing accolades from countless colleagues present and past.

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Job Postings
CNY Central News seeks Executive Producer

SYRACUSE - The CNYCentral television station group (NBC 3, CBS 5 and CW 6) is looking for a new Executive Producer to join its newsroom. Here's the official posting we received from the station:

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Syracuse TV
Mike Price's "Baron Daemon" Inducted to Horror Host Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE -- You've probably never heard of the "Horror Host Hall of Fame," but Syracuse's own Mike Price is now on the roster, alongside characters like "Grandpa Munster" and The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling. Price was inducted as the classic "Baron Daemon" character he portrayed on Channel 9 (then WNYS-TV, now WSYR-TV) during the 1960s.

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Utica-Rome Radio
Former local radio manager Don Wagner dies

UTICA-ROME — Don Wagner, who programmed or managed several stations in Central and Northern New York, has died, according to a public Facebook post by his wife.

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Syracuse TV
WSYR and WUTR Pulled from DirecTV Lineups

CENTRAL NEW YORK — ABC affiliates NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV Syracuse) and WUTR 20 Utica have been removed from DirecTV's satellite TV service as a result of a dispute with station owner Nexstar Media Group.

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Syracuse Radio
Former Syracuse radio DJ Don Bombard dies

Former Syracuse radio DJ Don Bombard, whose career eventually took him to the legendary WCBS-FM in New York City, has died. His wife made the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. Bombard's radio career started in 1962 when he was 15, when he won a guest DJ contest on WOLF 1490. The DJ who introduced Bombard to the airwaves: Marv Albert.

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Syracuse TV
New Co-Host for Channel 9's "Bridge Street"

SYRACUSE -- There's a new co-host next to Steve Infanti on "Bridge Street" on NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV), but the name is a familiar one to Syracuse TV audiences. Iris St. Meran was introduced as the long-running local daytime talk show's co-host on Monday.

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