SYRACUSE -- You often hear about hockey players being sent back and forth between the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL and its parent club, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Today, the NHL team announced it's calling up Crunch broadcaster Bob McElligott.
Stations all over the country have been paying tribute to Michael Jackson, since the news broke of the singer's sudden death at the age of 50 on Thursday. Several in Central New York were among them, including at least two that threw out their regular formats to play the King of Pop's hits exclusively.
SYRACUSE -- They're competitors on the radio -- battling for the same pool of listeners and advertising dollars. But off-air, you won't see a re-enactment of the fight scene from Anchorman. Instead, you're more likely to catch these guys huddling up to smile for the camera.
SYRACUSE (Updated 12:30pm on 3/14) -- Buckley Broadcasting GM Judy Kelly now confirms the dismissal of Diane Wade from Classic Hits 92.1 (WSEN) following her air shift Friday. Kelly says "it's simply a matter of economics" and she hopes conditions improve soon.
SYRACUSE -- Less than a year after he was hired as morning host for the new Oldies 1390 (WFBL), Bob Brown has been removed from the shift, but remains on-staff part-time as a substitute. As you may have expected, station management blames the economic climate.