Tag: Dr. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright

50 years later: How Syracuse broadcasters covered JFK

SYRACUSE -- Clips from the network news coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago today in Dallas, are readily available online, and will no doubt be rebroadcast on a multitude of channels today.  But how did local broadcasters cover the story in 1963?  Many who were working in […]

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"The Stand" Visits Dr. Rick Wright In-Studio

SYRACUSE -- Enter the studios of Clear Channel's Syracuse cluster on a Sunday afternoon and you'll find most of the studios are unmanned.  "That's not radio," said Dr. Rick Wright, in a recent interview with The Stand newspaper.  As the only live DJ in the building on Sundays, the longtime host of Old Skool Sundays on Power […]

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Dr. Rick Wright Seeking Input for Syracuse Radio History Book

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio personality and Syracuse University professor Dr. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright tells he's got a publishing deal for a book about the history of Syracuse radio.  But he says he can't do it alone -- he's looking for help in putting together "the total package" of photos, posters, promotional materials, DJ […]

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Wright: Radio "at a fork in the road"

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio personality and Syracuse University associate broadcasting professor Dr. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright says radio is "at a fork in the road," reflecting on the many recent format changes in the market. He also calls out larger corporate owners for buying too many "overvalued" stations too quickly, racking up painful debt.

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Clear Channel Restores Urban Format on 106.9

SYRACUSE -- As quickly and suddenly as it appeared on Friday, Clear Channel's "Young Country" format on WPHR has disappeared.  This morning, the station flipped back to its previous urban/R&B format, Power 106.9.

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Stations Mourn Roosevelt Dean

SYRACUSE -- When local blues musician Roosevelt Dean died from cancer last week at 65, at least two local radio stations made a marked effort to observe the passing of a talented legend.

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POTW: Banquet 24 with WJPZ Alumni (2009)

SYRACUSE -- Some notable names from the radio industry at this year's annual reunion of alumni from Syracuse University's student-run Z-89 (WJPZ).

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