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Syracuse Radio Ratings: #1 stable, shakeups below

SYRACUSE -- No big surprises at the top of the Syracuse radio ratings chart, with iHeart Country B104.7 (WBBS) leading the way. But there's some notable movement among "the best of the rest" in the latest audience estimates released today by Nielsen. The survey covered the months of January, February and March.

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Morning Anchor Amanda Hull Leaving WSTM

SYRACUSE -- Last week, we reported on a morning news anchor job opening at CNY Central. Now, the mystery surrounding that vacancy is explained, as one of morning anchors on NBC3 (WSTM) has announced they are leaving the station.

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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 […]

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B104.7 Falls to #2 in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- It used to be unheard of, but it's now happened at least three times within the past year -- iHeart Media's country-formatted B104.7 (WBBS) was not ranked #1 in the latest Nielsen ratings. The once-dominant station, which is now almost completely devoid of locally-based DJs, fell to second place among those stations to […]

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Few Changes in Utica-Rome Radio Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- No big surprises in the latest Utica-Rome radio audience estimates released by Nielsen. As usual, Townsquare Media's entire cluster enjoys a solid lock over the rest of the market -- at least among those stations Nielsen includes in the publicly-available numbers.

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WSYR 570 Continues Climb in Syracuse Ratings

SYRACUSE -- Many wondered how Rush Limbaugh's death earlier this year might impact talk radio. But it doesn't seem to be an issue for Newsradio 570 & 106.9 WSYR. For the second Nielsen ratings report in a row, the iHeart news/talker has bested its sister station, former longtime market leader, B104.7 (WBBS).

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"The Dinosaur" launches on 95.3 and 103.9

SYRACUSE -- After three months of stunting, the new format for 103.9 (WNDR, Mexico) and translator 95.3 (W237AY, DeWitt) has been revealed. Locally-owned Renard Communications launched "95.3 and 103.9 The Dinosaur" at noon today, offering "Classic Top 40," predominantly from the 60s and 70s. The station brings some well-known names back to the Syracuse airwaves […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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