Tag: "Big Mike" Fiss

Sunny 102's Melissa Midgley Featured in Magazine

SYRACUSE -- Do you know how a local elementary school teacher wound up becoming "Big Mike" Fiss' morning co-host on Sunny 102 (WZUN)?  Take a look inside the pages of the June edition of Syracuse Woman magazine and you'll learn this and more about Melissa Midgley.

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Broadcasters Remember Dick Clark's CNY Connections

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- As you've no doubt heard by now, broadcast icon Dick Clark died today at the age of 82.  And you read here this afternoon that Clark's legendary career started right here in Central New York, first at WRUN radio in Utica, then WOLF in Syracuse, then back to WRUN and onto […]

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Elvis Duran Debuts on Mix 102.5 Next Week

UTICA/ROME -- There's a new (but famililar, for some listeners) morning show coming to the Mohawk Valley. Starting Monday, the syndicated "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" will be carried by hot AC Mix 102.5 (WUMX), weekdays from 6-10am. Duran's show, based in New York City, is already carried in more than 40 markets nationwide, […]

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POTW: Big Mike's 30th Christmas Broadcast (2011)

SYRACUSE -- Years before the practice of radio stations "going all-Christmas" became a popular trend across the country, there was Big Mike's Christmas Broadcast.  Every year, Sunny 102's Big Mike Fiss invites dozens of local musicians to perform holiday favorites live on the air.  This year was particularly notable -- it was the 30th year […]

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Big Mike Unveils 2011 Christmas Show Lineup

Updated 9:00pm with date correction -- SYRACUSE -- Longtime morning show host "Big Mike" Fiss is promising "the biggest line-up ever" for his annual Christmas broadcast on Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) on Wednesday, December 21.  That's because this will be the 30th year Fiss has hosted the live-on-location broadcast, featuring holiday favorites performed by local talent.  You can listen on […]

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POTW: Big Mike on Google's Street View (2011)

SYRACUSE -- Although quite a few people spotted the Google Maps Street View car over the summer (including Utica's WLZW, Syracuse's NewsChannel 9 and the Syracuse Post-Standard), it seems most people catch it after it has passed by.  But morning host "Big Mike" Fiss of Sunny 102 (WZUN) and Mix 102.5 (WUMX) was lucky enough […]

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Kris Kringle Arrives on Local Radio

SYRACUSE and UTICA/ROME -- Just like the previous few years, the start of November has brought about the start of wall-to-wall Christmas music on radios across Central New York.  As expected, Galaxy's Classic Hits Sunny 102 (WZUN) in Syracuse and Hot AC Mix 102.5 (WUMX) in Utica/Rome are first to jump in the all-Christmas pool.

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SAMMYs Hall of Fame Inducting Rick Gary

SYRACUSE -- How'd you like to be inducted to a Hall of Fame someday?  How about two?  Longtime local broadcaster Rick Gary, the current afternoon host at Syracuse's Sunny 102 (WZUN) and Utica's Mix 102.5 (WUMX) is already in the NYS Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame... and later this fall, he'll join the SAMMYs Hall […]

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POTW: Busy Weekend for Syracuse Radio (2011)

SYRACUSE -- This week, we've got not one... not two... but four different Pictures of the Week.  Syracuse radio stations were out in full force at a number of special events last weekend.  It wouldn't be fair to choose just one and make the others wait for another week or two, so we just decided […]

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Ten Years of CNYRadio: Our Thoughts and Yours

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- If you've been away for awhile, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this week.  The site went live on March 1, 2001... and we've been running a series of special articles this week to mark the occasion.  Today, we finish up the series with our reflections and yours, on ten years […]

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