Tag: Dave Vieser

WHCU Looking for News Staffers

ITHACA -- News-Talk 870/95.9 (WHCU) is putting out the call for applications "for future openings in the Cayuga Radio Group news department," says Assistant PD Dave Veiser.

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WHCU Contributor Jay Gallagher Dies

ALBANY -- He worked primarily in print media, referred to as "the dean" of State Capitol journalists by the Albany Times-Union... but he was also a frequent contributor to WHCU's Morning Newswatch.  Former Gannett Albany bureau chief Jay Gallagher passed away Monday evening in an Albany hospital after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a year.  Today, […]

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Q-Country Goes HD, Subchannels Carry AM Sisters

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- There are three more HD Radio offerings in the market now, thanks to the recent addition of multicasting equipment at Saga's Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY).  The market's perennial ratings leader is now available in HD, and its subchannels are helping to improve the coverage of its two AM sister stations in the Cayuga Radio […]

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WHCU to Air 2-Part Recap of 2009's Top Stories

ITHACA -- There's been no shortage of big stories for journalists this year, both on the national/world level and on the state/local level.  For the next two weekends, News/Talk 870 WHCU will take some time to recall the biggest stories and some of the most interesting interviews from 2009.

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POTW: Ithaca's Winter Wonderland (2007-08)

ITHACA -- There's been an unusual lack of snowfall so far this season in the Central New York region... and while many folks might enjoy that fact, at least one local radio journalist is reminiscing to the way the weather probably should be this time of year.

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Wanted: Anchor/Reporter at Ithaca's WHCU

ITHACA -- With the "soap opera" in Utica ending, we're reminded of a job that's been open even longer -- at Saga's News Talk 870 WHCU.  Since mid-June, the station has been searching for a news anchor/reporter to replace Todd Messer, who left the area after getting married in July.  APD Dave Vieser shares the […]

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WHCU News Job Still Open

ITHACA -- With so many people out of work -- in radio, and in general -- it's not the kind of story we'd expect to be running.  But three weeks since Saga's News-Talk 870 WHCU announced an opening for a news reporter/anchor, APD Dave Vieser reports, "we are a little bit surprised to see a […]

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Todd Messer Leaving WHCU, Replacement Sought

ITHACA -- After about a year of anchoring and reporting at Saga's News/Talk 870 WHCU, Todd Messer is getting ready to move on.  The station has begun the search for his replacement.

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Governor Saturates Local Radio

Governor David A. Paterson was all over Central New York today -- both physically, and on the radio.  Here at HQ, we counted no less than three stations where the Governor provided live interviews today.

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WHCU Back to Full Strength

ITHACA -- News/talker 870 WHCU is back to transmitting at full power, less than 12 hours after a fire at the transmission tower knocked the station off-air for most of yesterday's morning drive hours.  APD Dave Vieser sums it up nicely:

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