Tag: Bill Keeler

Keeler Show Stunt Catches Ire of National Grid

UTICA-ROME -- A recent "human billboard" stunt during Bill Keeler's morning show on 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) was quickly brought to a halt after a National Grid employee witnessed the gag and called the police.  It's a story that could serve as a good lesson to any other stations considering similar stunts.

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Keeler Show Hosts Pair of World Record Attempts

UTICA-ROME -- If the folks in charge of the Guinness Book of World Records approve, The Keeler Show on 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) could be credited for helping to get two new listings added to the book.  The attempts took place during Friday's show.

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Keeler Seeks New Sidekick; Mark Piersma Going Elsewhere

UTICA-ROME -- More news from Utica morning fixture Bill Keeler: he tells he's on the hunt for a new morning sidekick.   Former right-hand man Mark Piersma is reportedly hoping to start his own morning show on a different station in the market.

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"Keeler Show" Quarantined After Mail Terror Threat

UTICA-ROME -- The celebration on "Keeler in the Morning" on 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) didn't last very long this morning. Shortly after thanking listeners for pledging $15,000 for the American Red Cross to help recent fire victims in Utica, personnel inside Keeler Productions on Genesee Street had to be quarantined due to a terrorist threat.

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WXUR Tower Move Complete

UTICA -- Longtime Mohawk Valley fixture Bill Keeler moved his show over to Arjuna Broadcasting's WXUR almost two years ago, but many listeners may not have noticed until earlier this month -- when the station's transmitter moved northwest from Frankfort to the more-popular Smith Hill, overlooking Utica from the north.

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WXUR Opens Website; Firms Up New Format & Schedule

UTICA-ROME -- Arjuna Broadcasting GM Mindy Barstein says format and scheduling changes are now complete at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR).  The station's website is now officially open, and there's an update on the station's upcoming power increase.

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Keeler Back to Mornings on WXUR, Imus Moves to WNRS

UTICA-ROME -- After more than a year and a half on afternoon drive, market fixture Bill Keeler is headed back to his old stomping grounds -- morning drive -- effective tomorrow.  The announcement was made this evening live on WXUR, and at the weekly "Saranac Thursday" party, outside the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica.

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Frank McBride Returning to Utica Radio

UTICA-ROME -- Frank McBride's "Big Show," last heard a few years ago on the former Rock 107 (WRCK) will be returning to the air next week.

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Bill Keeler Launches Online Newspaper in Utica

UTICA-ROME -- First he was a morning show host... then a TV show host... then both at the same time.  Now, Bill Keeler has a brand new venture -- and this one's no laughing matter.  He's launched a new "online newspaper" aiming to serve Utica, Rome and the Mohawk Valley.

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Late night TV, Bill Keeler style

UTICA -- While some may call Bill Keeler's locally-produced television show, "The Keeler Show", a clone of MTV's popular "Jackass", the former Rock 107 (WRCK) morning show host begs to differ.

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