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Musical Chairs at Oldiez 96 and Big Frog 104

UTICA-ROME -- Last month's unexpected removal of longtime Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning host Matt Herkimer has had a ripple effect throughout the market. It looks like the dust is finally settling, after a round of "musical chairs" between WFRG and sister Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ).

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Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

UTICA-ROME -- Former WIBX 950 news anchor Jeanette Lenoir is reportedly suing WIBX parent Townsquare Media, after obtaining a "Notice of Right to Sue" from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Lenoir alleges she was paid less than white colleagues, overlooked for promotional opportunities and was fired without explanation in 2012.

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Matt Herkimer exits Big Frog 104 after 25 years

Updated 8:20pm -- UTICA-ROME -- For the first time in its 25-year history, perennial market leader Big Frog 104 (WFRG) is playing "the best and most country" without its longtime morning host.  Matt Herkimer's bio and photo disappeared from the station website over the weekend, and he's not on the air this morning.

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Townsquare Utica Seeks Creative Services Director

UTICA-ROME -- After nearly 16 years with what is now Townsquare Media, Geoff Storm is headed onto a new venture.  His last day with the four-station camp will be June 1.  That leaves the cluster looking for its next production wizard.  Operations manager Bill McAdams sends along the following job posting:

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Oldiez 96.1 WODZ Seeks Brand Manager

UTICA-ROME -- Townsquare Media is looking to fill a vacancy left when Bob Cain exited the Brand Manager post at Oldiez 96.1 WODZ last month.  ("Brand Manager," if you haven't figured it out, is the title formerly known as Program Director.)  Operations Manager Bill McAdams sends along the following job description, including details on how to […]

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WIBX Seeking News Director

UTICA/ROME -- As you read here yesterday, current WIBX News Director Jules Thompson has handed in his notice after accepting a new gig as the nightside assignment desk editor at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse.  That means WIBX needs someone else to run the newsroom, and Ops Manager Bill McAdams sends the following job posting to […]

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WIBX Seeks News Director / Program Director

UTICA/ROME -- Minutes after we reported learning that SportsWatch is returning to the WIBX lineup, we've learned the station is now looking for its next News Director / Program Director.  Here's the official job posting as provided to CNYRadio.com by Townsquare Ops Manager Bill McAdams:

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WIBX Seeks Part-time Reporter/Anchor

UTICA/ROME -- Newsradio 950 WIBX is expanding its newsroom. The Townsquare Media station is looking to hire a part-timer to help with reporting needs during the week, and to anchor weekend newscasts.

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Slicing and Dicing Utica-Rome Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- Even though Arbitron didn't release its Spring 2010 ratings estimates to the general public (the market's actually been embargoed since the Fall 2008 book), Arbitron's Fair Use policy says media can report on certain ratings data -- as long as the data is provided by subscribers.  That's just what happened, so for the […]

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WFRY Announces Overnight Plan

Last week, we told you how the merger of Jones Radio Networks and Dial Global will result in the termination of the syndicated country overnight "Danny Wright All Night" show by the end of the year.  Today, Watertown's Froggy 97 (WFRY) has unveiled its plan for 2009.

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