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POTW: Josh Grosvent's new look

SYRACUSE -- We always wrap up our "Picture of the Week" posts by asking readers to keep the feature going by submitting their own photos.  After working our way through a backlog of submissions for the past few weeks, the queue was empty -- until K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) morning co-host Josh Grosvent came to the rescue with a photo submitted via Twitter.

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Former Syracuse newscaster curses on TV in Wichita

Updated 12/17 -- WICHITA, KS -- One of the cardinal rules for broadcast talent is to always remember, any microphone can be hot at any time.  But it looks like Justin Kraemer, a former reporter for Syracuse's NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and Newsradio 570 WSYR forgot that rule for a moment, just as he was wrapping up last night's late news at NBC affiliate KSNW in Wichita, Kansas.

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Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- Looking to start off the new year with a new job?  We've spotted a handful of job openings within local broadcast outlets over the past few days.  For your convenience, we've got all the details here in one roundup-style article.  Of course, broadcasters, we still continue to accept job postings anytime -- and we'll publish them here for free.  Details on how to submit are inside this article.

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Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

SYRACUSE -- For at least a few years, Granite Broadcasting has been looking to sell off its portfolio of 8 television stations, including CBS 5 (WTVH).  Now, it looks like there could finally be some serious interest in the chain -- but insiders are saying it might still be a bit too early to seriously read into any clues.

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Syracuse's NewsChannel 9 launches new website

SYRACUSE -- For the better part of the past decade, 9WSYR.com has been NewsChannel 9's home on the web.  But as of today, the ABC affiliate has a new address -- LocalSYR.com.  Any attempts to reach the old site automatically redirect to the new site.  We've heard through anonymous sources that the changes were handed down by channel 9's parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting.  Anchor Dan Cummings offered a "video tour" of the site on-air today, and a separate page gives a written comparison between the new site and the old.

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Clear Channel names new Syracuse GM

SYRACUSE -- One longtime veteran of local radio will be replaced by another, when Clear Channel Syracuse Market Manager Joel Delmonico calls it a career at the end of the month. The company announced General Sales Manager Rick Yacobush as the heir to the company's highest-ranking position in Syracuse.

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New radio message board created to fill void

THE INTERNET -- Before there was CNYRadio.com -- and even after the original CNYRadio.com launched without any commenting features -- it was up to the general radio community to share the latest news and gossip on various message boards.  Earlier this month, one of the longest-running message boards to cover local radio suddenly disappeared... but a couple of our colleages in the "news about radio" arena have teamed up to fill that void.

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Report: Syracuse radio show Twitter pics could invoke NCAA violations

SYRACUSE -- Photos "tweeted" by a local sports talk radio show could lead to disciplinary action against two members of the Syracuse University football team.  It's all because the players were holding up banners displaying the names and logos of various sponsors of the "Syracuse Legends" program which airs every Friday night on ESPN Radio 97.7 and 100.1 (WTLA/WSGO).

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Matt Herkimer to join Bug Country

Updated 12/10 -- UTICA-ROME -- Just a couple weeks after his exit from Big Frog 104 (WFRG), morning man Matt Herkimer will be back on the air... across town at Bug Country 99.7/101.1 (WBGK/WBUG).

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POTW: Remembering former WSYR radio anchor Tara Howard (2001)

Updated 12/10 -- SYRACUSE -- Shortly after former WSYR news anchor Tara Howard lost her battle with cancer in October, one of her former colleagues remembered having a group photo that included Howard from a Syracuse Press Club awards luncheon during her time in Syracuse.  Chris Weidman found that photo and shares it with us for our latest Picture of the Week.

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