Tag: Citadel Broadcasting

Citadel Names New 95X Program Director

Citadel's Syracuse cluster briefly had 2 openings for PDs, but they're back to just one opening, after hiring a new skipper for active rocker 95X (WAQX).

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Dave Allen Exits Lite Rock 105.9

Lite Rock 105.9 (WLTI) morning host and program director Dave Allen has exited the station, and Citadel has started the search for a replacement.  (Updated at 5:10pm with confirmation from Citadel management.)

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POTW: Tantric Visits 95X (2008)

Platinum-selling national recording group "Tantric" recently stopped by the 95X (WAQX) studios in Syracuse.  The group posed for a few pictures including this one with midday DJ Alexis.  (Also read on for details on our POTW contest!)

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NASDAQ Threatens to Drop Regent

Regent Communications is at risk of being delisted from the NASDAQ stock market, according to business newspaper report in Cincinnati, the home of Regent corporate HQ.  The owner of 62 stations -- including four in Utica-Rome -- has been trading below NASDAQ's $1.00 minimum for more than 30 consecutive trading days.

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Updated: Citadel Posts 95X PD Opening

An observant reader points out that Citadel Broadcasting of Syracuse has several job openings posted on a local job website.  Among them: a posting titled "95X Program Director."  But the current PD isn't leaving the station.

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Arbitron Lifts Syracuse & Utica-Rome P12+ Embargoes

Sorry we're a few days late on this one -- it's the first time we've had really good internet access during our summer vacation, so we just noticed Arbitron has released the P12+ ratings for the Syracuse and Utica-Rome markets.  It appears Clear Channel's WBBS (B104.7) and Regent's Lite 98.7 (WLZW) are the clear winners in […]

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95X Up For 2 R&R Achievement Awards

After a few rough years of morning show turnover -- starting with the departure of Howard Stern, a short-lived replacement, and the coming and going of Opie and Anthony -- Syracuse Citadel rocker 95X (WAQX) is nominated for two Industry Achievement Awards from Radio and Records magazine.

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Hannity Inks Joint Premiere/Citadel Deal

In a move Citadel CEO Farid Suleman calls "an unusual deal, but it's a deal for the times," Sean Hannity's show will be syndicated by both Citadel's ABC Radio Networks and by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks, effective next year.

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Former 95X PD Gets Iowa OM Gig

Former 95X PD Steve Brill has been named Ops Manager for Citadel's 5-station cluster in Des Moines, Iowa, according to R&R.  (We originally said GM because they did, but they've since changed their article.) And a reliable source tells us there's a new GM at Citadel's Syracuse cluster, but did not have any further details. If you […]

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Opie & Anthony Lash Back at 95X

Apparently Citadel's decision to drop "Opie & Anthony" from the 95X lineup yesterday, replacing it with a music-intensive show branded as "Shut Up and Rock" was a surprise to O&A themselves.

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