UTICA/ROME -- It's been awhile since we've had a "classic" Picture of the Week! Today, we're going back to 1962, with a shot submitted by CNYRadio.com reader Jeff Moulton. It's a "terrible tie contest" held by WTLB back in the early 1960s.
FULTON -- The Federal Communications Commission today released a ruling made on Friday, that it would cancel a $7,000 "forfeiture" it had levied in 2007 against Fulton station WAMF 1300 for licensing violations. The reason given by the FCC: it "has since learned" of then-owner Don DeRosa's passing, which happened three months ago.
SYRACUSE -- He worked as an on-air personality, a programmer, and even a station owner. We regret to pass along the news that Don DeRosa lost his battle to cancer yesterday. Former colleague Jeff Moulton tells us DeRosa passed at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon -- while friends and former colleagues gathered in Syracuse for a […]
UTICA/ROME -- We're sad to report former (we're talking decades ago) Utica radio personality and programmer Don DeRosa was recently diagnosed with cancer. Friends of DeRosa -- also known to some by the nicknames "Polka Stoney" or "Donnie D" -- are organizing a benefit to help defray the costs of DeRosa's medical treatments. It's happening […]
Investigators are looking into the cause of Sunday's blaze that destroyed three businesses in Fulton including the studios of WAMF 1300 AM. Because its transmitter facility is located in Granby, the automated country station was able to remain on the air. (2010 Update: Original source article at fultondailynews.com is no longer available.)
FULTON -- Fulton's WZZZ 1300 AM has been bought for $300,000 by a former manager of the station. Don DeRosa was general manager of the 1,000 watt AM, at the time known as WOSC, along with Magic 104.7, WKFM in the early 80's. DeRosa also spent time at WPTR in Albany during the 60's and […]