Tag: Cumulus Media

Website Emerges to Support Reith Comeback

SYRACUSE -- It's been a full week since longtime WSYR radio talk show host Jim Reith was replaced by syndicated programming, as part of Clear Channel's latest nationwide "reduction in force."  (Three others in Syracuse were also let go.)   While quite a few naysayers were quick to express their delight with Reith's cancellation, many more […]

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95X's Kevin Keefe Gets North Country GM Job

SYRACUSE -- After working in various capacities at Cumulus Media's 95X (WAQX) for most of the past nine years, Kevin Keefe is moving upward -- both in terms of geography and title.   As of next Monday, he'll officially start as the General Manager of a three-station cluster in Ogdensburg, along the Saint Lawrence River.

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Reith's Dismissal Spawns Praise, Criticism, Facebook Campaign

SYRACUSE -- It doesn't matter whether you liked or hated Jim Reith's afternoon talk show -- if you listen to radio, chances are good you have an opinion about Clear Channel's decision to terminate Reith's position on FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR earlier this week.  And those opinions have been popping up all over […]

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TV and Radio Among "Best of Syracuse" Winners

SYRACUSE -- Among TV stations, it was a fairly even split between channels 3 and 9 for the 2011 Best of Syracuse awards. On the radio side, 93Q (WNTQ) is the big winner. The awards were announced in today's edition of the weekly Syracuse NewTimes newspaper.

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Perry Noun's Golf Show on the Move Again

SYRACUSE -- For the second time in a single season, Perry Noun's golf talk show, Tee Time with the Pronoun, is changing stations again. After starting the 2011 season on ESPN Radio 97.7/100.7 (WTLA/WSGO/W249BC/W261AC), the Saturday morning program will be cut in half and moved back to the AM dial, to Cumulus Media's The Score […]

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Sports-Related Career Fair in Syracuse March 25

SYRACUSE -- It's not necessarily all broadcasting related, but at least two local media outlets will be in attendance for an upcoming career fair hosted by the Syracuse Crunch. The Crunch and several other professional teams from all over upstate New York will be on hand to discuss job openings within their organizations.

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Citadel and Cumulus Announce Merger

Updated 11:20am - ATLANTA -- After three weeks of "exclusive merger negotiations" between Citadel and Cumulus, the latter (and larger) of the two companies announced this morning that the deal is done.  Cumulus Media will acquire Citadel Broadcasting, the owner of 225 stations, including four in Syracuse.

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Citadel and Cumulus in Merger Talks

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Citadel Broadcasting, the owner of four Syracuse market radio stations, announced Thursday that it is holding "exclusive negotiations for a potential merger with Cumulus Media Inc."  Cumulus, the second-largest radio operator in the nation, confirmed the news today.

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