SYRACUSE -- Audiences who rely on Verizon FiOS for local TV are without ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) for a second week. It's part of a nationwide dispute between Verizon and WSYR-TV's parent company, Texas-based Nexstar Media Group.
SYRACUSE -- Our condolences go out to 93Q (WNTQ) morning co-host Ted Long after the station announced the passing of his wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Long on Wednesday. It's the unfortunate end of a story listeners had been following since Ted recently announced his wife had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cirrhosis of the liver over the summer.
SYRACUSE -- Although we previously reported on Amanda Hull being named co-anchor of Today in Central New York on NBC3 (WSTM-TV), a new press release from CNY Central shares more details and news of another promotion: reporter Maggie DesRosiers is also moving up to the anchor desk.
UTICA -- Congratulations to "Genesee" Joe Trisolino, who marked 30 years working in local radio today. Along with being the guest of honor at a listener appreciation party, the station manager and afternoon host at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) received various official accolades marking the occasion.
ALBANY -- Several commercial, public and college broadcasters brought some hardware home from the 2022 "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards. The New York State Broadcasters' Association says the awards recognize "the outstanding work broadcasters do throughout the state of New York to keep viewers informed, engage conversation and promote local business." Here's a list of local winners:
SYRACUSE -- There are some notable changes in the newsroom roster at NBC3 (WSTM-TV), part of the CNY Central group of television stations. A reporter / weekend anchor is being promoted to full-time anchor status, and the Assistant News Director has left the building.
SYRACUSE — Following the recent exit of Tom Mitchell earlier this month after 26 years at the cluster which includes 93Q (WNTQ) and 95X (WAQX), his replacements — three of them — have been named.
SYRACUSE -- Every year, the "40 Under 40" awards honor local professionals for "their accomplishments in business and in our community." The 2022 class includes two women from the Salt City's television newsrooms.