Tag: Dave Frisina

Cumulus Fires Dave Frisina; DJ Announces Retirement

SYRACUSE -- Just over a decade after he joined "The Rebel" (formerly WXTL 105.9), longtime Syracuse rock radio personality and programmer Dave Frisina says he was "ineligantly informed over a phone call," during the final hour of his show on Monday night, that his position is being eliminated. As a result, he's decided to call […]

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Bob & Tom Show produces song to cheer on the Orange

SYRACUSE -- The crew at the syndicated "Bob and Tom" morning show, heard locally on Cumulus Media's 105.9 The Rebel (WXTL), has produced a song to cheer on the Syracuse Orange as they continue to advance through the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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105.9 The Rebel ups Frisina to PD, adds McCue middays

SYRACUSE -- Two major announcements from Cumulus Media classic rocker 105.9 The Rebel (WXTL) today. Just two days shy of the station's first anniversary, afternoon host Dave Frisina has been promoted to Program Director. And at the start of his on-air shift today, he introduced the station's new midday personality: veteran Syracuse classic rock jock […]

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While We Were Out: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Following a long weekend out of town, your editor has returned to HQ.  As has been the case after some previous trips away, we're back with a quick recap of some items missed during the time off.

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105.9 The Rebel Taps Jessica Novak for Middays

Updated 3/31 -- SYRACUSE -- The "jockless gap" between the syndicated Bob and Tom Morning Show and local host Dave Frisina's afternoon show will soon be history at Cumulus rocker 105.9 The Rebel (WXTL). has learned Syracuse NewTimes music editor Jessica Novak has been hired to host middays.

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"Irish Power Hour" Changes Syracuse Stations, Expands to Utica-Rome

SYRACUSE -- After a few weeks off, The Irish Power Hour has a new radio home in Syracuse... and a chance to pick up some new fans in the Utica market.  Starting this Sunday, co-hosts Sean Johnston and Cabrina Gilbert bring their weekly hour-long show to Galaxy's TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV).  It'll be simulcast on Utica's 96.9 […]

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Dave Frisina Begins Today on 105.9 The Rebel

Updated 10:40am -- SYRACUSE -- It's a day many fans have been eagerly awaiting: Dave Frisina's first shift on 105.9 The Rebel (WXTL).  The longtime local radio host begins his new weekday air shifts today and he'll be on the air for afternoon drive, 2-7pm.

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105.9 The Rebel Hires Dave Frisina

SYRACUSE -- Recently-unemployed rock jock Dave Frisina and his show "Soundcheck" will be back on the radio again within a few weeks. Today, Cumulus Media announced Frisina will be joining 105.9 The Rebel (WXTL). Cumulus ditched "The Big Talker" to launch the classic rock format earlier this month, not long after Frisina was suddenly dismissed […]

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Dave Frisina Talks Life After Radio

SYRACUSE -- Dave Frisina, who was suddenly fired last week from TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV) after eight years with the classic rocker, says he's going to stay active in his efforts to promote the local music scene. "The only thing that's changing is I'm not on the radio right now," he tells the Syracuse NewTimes, in an […]

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Dave Frisina Fired From TK99 and WOUR

Updated 12/31 -- SYRACUSE -- Longtime local rock radio personality Dave Frisina was fired by Galaxy Communications after his airshifts today on Syracuse's TK99/TK105 (WTKW/WTKV) and Utica's 96.9 WOUR.  After he broke the news on his own Twitter feed, local media outlets quickly picked up the story.  Frisina started his radio career over 33 years […]

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