Tag: Citadel Broadcasting

93Q's Ted Long Returns After Gastric Bypass Surgery

SYRACUSE -- You may have heard on the air (or read on's Facebook page), that 93Q (WNTQ) morning co-host Ted Long underwent gastric bypass surgery last week. We're glad to report he returned to work yesterday. According to a report published today, Long has already lost nearly 25 pounds -- and says he wants […]

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Cumulus / Citadel Merger Complete

ATLANTA -- It's been a long time in the works, and now it's official: the merger of Citadel Broadcasting and Cumulus Media is complete.  Cumulus made the announcement this morning.  It's basically more of a takeover, as Citadel is technically a "wholly-owned subsidiary" of Cumulus.  The deal involves four Syracuse market radio stations.

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Cumulus/Citadel Merger Expected to Close Friday

ATLANTA -- The merger between Cumulus and Citadel is all but complete.  Citadel stockholders and the FCC approved the merger today, following the Department of Justice's early termination of an anti-trust "waiting period" on Tuesday.  All that's left is for the official closing of the deal -- and that's expected to happen tomorrow.  Citadel owns […]

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Big Talker Seeks Local Host

SYRACUSE -- Almost four months after Gary Nolan left the only locally-hosted weekday timeslot at 105.9 The Big Talker (WXTL), the Citadel station is putting out the call for a replacement. "We're searching for someone who knows how to immerse him-or-herself in local issues and converse with local newsmakers and callers," Ops Manager Tom Mitchell says.

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Utica's WUTQ Signs with Buffalo Bills

UTICA/ROME -- Until now, the Buffalo Bills Radio Network has had a gap in coverage between Syracuse and Albany. That gap will be at least partially filled this season as Roser Communications Network's 95.5FM (WUTQ/WADR/W238CA) becomes the network's newest affiliate.

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New Show Follows SU Football Training Camp

SYRACUSE -- Citadel sports-talker The Score 1260 (WSKO) launched a brand new show earlier this evening, giving Syracuse Orange football fans a chance to track the team's preparations for the upcoming season.  SU Football Training Camp Tonight will continue to air every weeknight at 6pm through the end of August.

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Sporting News Radio Rebrands as Yahoo! Sports Radio

Updated 8/2 - SUNNYVALE, CA -- Over 180 "Sporting News Radio" affiliates across the country, including Syracuse's The Score 1260 (WSKO) are now affiliates of "Yahoo! Sports Radio."  The rebranding was announced this morning and took effect immediately.  But in Central New York, the changes might not be too noticeable.

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93Q's Ted and Amy Chosen as State Fair Voices

SYRACUSE -- When you visit The Great New York State Fair later this summer (in just 36 days, to be exact), you'll hear a pair of familiar voices on the public address speakers throughout the fairgrounds.   Longtime 93Q (WNTQ) morning co-hosts Ted Long and Amy Robbins are the fair's new announcers.

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All That Remains to Headline 95X Sausagefest

SYRACUSE -- All That Remains is signed as the headliner, set to appear following five other bands on the bill for "Sausagefest," hosted by Citadel rocker 95X (WAQX). Tickets for the Friday, August 12th concert at Baldwinsville's Paper Mill Island are already on sale.

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Syndicated Travel Show Host to Broadcast From Skaneateles

SYRACUSE -- CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg, the host of the nationally-syndicated Peter Greenberg Worldwide, will be in Central New York later this month.  He'll be hosting a live taping of his show from The Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, on June 25 and the public is invited to attend.

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