Tag: "Big Mike" Fiss

Sunny 102 announces annual Christmas special lineup

SYRACUSE -- Sunny 102 (WZUN) has announced the lineup of local musicians scheduled to perform at "Big Mike's 32nd Annual Live Hometown Christmas Broadcast."  Nearly 20 groups will be performing next Friday, December 13.  You can listen live on Sunny 102, or you can enjoy free admission and breakfast treats while you watch the performances […]

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POTW: Inside Syracuse TV and radio with Google Maps (2013)

SYRACUSE -- Every week, we wrap up "Picture of the Week" by reminding broadcasters that "we're always in taking a look at what's going on inside local radio and TV stations."  Now, Google Maps is literally giving everyone a virtual tour of some local stations, as part of a new extension to its popular "Street […]

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Sunny 102 welcomes new voice, familiar name

SYRACUSE -- A family name familiar to longtime Syracuse residents is back on the air.  While Sunny 102 (WZUN) morning meteorologist Mike Ellis is out for the next 5 weeks, Jamie DeLine will be filling in.  The recent NYU graduate is the daughter of the late Dick DeLine, and grand-daughter of Jim DeLine, who was […]

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Sunny 102 and the Dome Ranger cheer SU hoops team

SYRACUSE -- For the second time in a week, Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) morning man "Big Mike" Fiss has had the pleasure of debuting a new twist on a classic hit.  This time, he has teamed up with Dennis Brogan -- or as he's more popularly known among fans -- The Dome Ranger.  In case you […]

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Sunny 102 adds John Tesh, debuts SU Final Four song

SYRACUSE -- It's a busy week at Classic Hits Sunny 102.1 (WZUN).  The Galaxy-owned station is the newest affiliate of syndicated host John Tesh, airing seven nights a week.  And the station becomes at least the third in the market to roll out its own "Orange version" of a popular song, to help cheer on […]

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Melissa Midgley leaves Sunny 102 morning show

SYRACUSE -- "Big Mike" Fiss has a new but familiar co-host on the morning show at Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) this week.  "After doing a great job for four years," Fiss says Melissa Midgley "decided to leave" the station.  Fiss says WZUN weekend personality Cindy Humble is now serving as co-host.

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Big Mike Prepares for 31st Annual Live Christmas Special

SYRACUSE -- There aren't many traditions in local broadcasting that have lasted for 31 years, but next Wednesday, longtime local radio morning man "Big Mike" Fiss will host his 31st annual live Christmas broadcast.  Big Mike's entire morning show will feature live vocal performances from nearly 20 community groups including school choruses and church choirs.

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Sunny 102's Melissa Midgley to Fill-in on WSYR-TV's "Bridge Street"

SYRACUSE -- For about 180 weekdays every year, Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) co-host Melissa Midgley goes directly from the studio to her "day job," teaching second grade at Solvay Elementary School.   But when she walks out of Sunny's Armory Square studios this Monday, she'll be heading east instead of west -- to log some on-camera […]

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Sunny 102 Adds Campagna for Morning News

SYRACUSE -- There's a new but familiar voice delivering newscasts during morning drive on Sunny 102 (WZUN).  News producer Jim Campagna from NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is filling the vacancy left after former co-worker Keith Kobland left the news business nearly a month ago.

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POTW: Dee and Marti Reunite at Iron Girl (2012)

SYRACUSE -- They haven't crossed paths in roughly 25 years, when one was replacing the other on the morning show at Y94FM (WYYY).  But thanks to social media, these former Syracuse radio personalities were finally able to catch up with each other at last month's Iron Girl triathlon.

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