OSWEGO -- The WRVO Stations are looking to expand their reach in the Ithaca and Cortland areas. This week, the FCC approved application permits for two new FM translators that would simulcast the WRVO signal from SUNY Oswego.
SYRACUSE -- NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is looking west towards "cheesehead territory" to fill a vacancy in its sports department. The station says Shannon Shepherd will be moving from WSAU-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin to join the Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate at the end of this month.
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CLEVELAND, OH -- Former WSTM-TV general manager Bill Applegate, now serving in the same post at Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO, is among the defendants in a lawsuit brought by one of the station's sales staffers. The plaintiff alleges that he was encouraged to provide sexual favors to encourage clients to spend money with the station.
SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WCNY has announced a total of four job openings at its new facilities in the Near West Side neighborhood of Syracuse. The jobs include a program director for WCNY-FM, two positions in the television joint master control facility based at WCNY, and an account executive.
SYRACUSE -- Providing real-world experience that goes beyond textbooks and quizzes, many alumni of SU's Newhouse School would argue that student-run WJPZ radio is the "greatest media classroom." That's part of the title for a new documentary due to premiere in March.
SYRACUSE -- The Storm Team at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) will return to "full strength" by the end of the month. Kate Thornton will be moving up I-81 from Binghamton to handle the ABC affiliate's weekend newscasts and to fill-in on other newscasts as needed.
UTICA-ROME -- There's no question Central New Yorkers love their country music. Two days after Nielsen Audio revealed B104.7 (WBBS) was tops in the ratings in Syracuse, the company says Big Frog 104 (WFRG) has the largest audience among all the radio stations in the Utica-Rome market.
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.
SYRACUSE -- CNY Central, the combination of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) is searching for its next producer for "Today in Central New York," the three-hour morning show which airs on NBC3. We've got the details on this and other recent job openings at CNY Central.
ITHACA -- Longtime Cornell University sports broadcaster Barry Leonard celebrated a notable milestone last month. Twenty-two years into his tenure as "the Voice of the Big Red," Leonard was recognized for calling his 1,000th game on the radio.