In a time when many stations are increasingly relying on syndicated programming, WSYR is reversing the trend by adding a new locally produced overnight news/talk program aimed at truckers and those on the road.
Hot 107-9 morning man Dakota likes to have a good time in the morning.Whether it's an on-air prank at a local Wegmans or a live broadcastfrom a tattoo parlor, Dakota may be Syracuse's closest thing to the nationally syndicated 'The Howard Stern Show'.
Ted Long and Amy Robbins have signed a new contract that will keep them on the air at 93Q through December, 2004. 93Q Operations Manager Tom Mitchell says, 'the Ted & Amy Show has been the cornerstone of 93Q for over 12 years. I'm very glad to report that they'll continue their successful run here for at least another 3 and a half years.'
Classic FM has hired two new on-air hosts, both with extensive classical music backgrounds. Bill Shedden, most recently and announcer at WWFM-FM in Trenton, NJ takes over as morning host. Rayna Schneider, a former flutist with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, is the new midday host.