Tag: Educational Media Foundation

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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WRCK Returns to Air as WUTQ Simulcast

Updated 3/18 at 7:00pm -- UTICA-ROME -- It may not be a surprise to local prognosticators, but it's now official: 100.7 WRCK is now simulcasting the hybrid news/talk/music format originally branded as "95.5 WUTQ."  WRCK's new owner, Utica-based Roser Communications Network, has already applied to change WRCK's call sign to WUTQ-FM.

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Utica's 100.7 WRCK Steering Listeners to 93.5 WOKR

UTICA-ROME -- The sale of 100.7 WRCK appears to be getting closer and closer to completion.  This afternoon, current owner EMF started looping a message telling listeners of the syndicated "Air1" network to change their station preset buttons to nearby Air1 affiliate 93.5 WOKR. 

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FCC Approves WRCK Sale to Roser Communucations

UTICA/ROME -- The locally-owned Roser Communications Network is one big step closer to picking up another radio station. The FCC announced today that it has approved Roser's plan to buy WRCK 100.7 from Educational Media Foundation. The $425,000 deal was first revealed in November.

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Roser to Buy WRCK/Utica for $425,000

UTICA-ROME -- Locally-owned Roser Communications Network is poised to purchase radio station WRCK from the California-based Educational Media Foundation.  The sale, with its $425,000 price tag, was "accepted for filing" by the FCC today, as first reported this morning by  No word yet on what Roser plans to do with WRCK, but one thing's […]

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Economy Blamed for WOKR Format Flip

UTICA-ROME -- A little more than two years since the "God's Country" format appeared on local airwaves, the commercial-free network has disappeared from radio stations nationwide.  Locally, 93.5 WOKR/Remsen has flipped to the Christian rock "Air1" network operated by Educational Media Foundation.

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Residents Seem Happy with WOKR Tower Adjustments

UTICA-ROME -- A little over a month after the FCC said there are no problems with signal levels at the WOKR(FM) tower in the Town of Floyd, local lawmakers say they're hearing positive feedback from neighbors who originally complained about dangerously high levels of radiation in June.

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Former K-LOVE Hosts Explain Sudden Exit

ROCKLIN, CA -- Former K-LOVE morning co-host Jon Rivers says his addiction to prescription painkillers was the reason he and spouse/co-host Sherry suddenly disappeared from the mic about three months ago.

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FCC: No Problems at WOKR Tower

UTICA-ROME -- An FCC investigation says radiation levels at WOKR 93.5FM in the Town of Floyd are within legal and safe limits.  But neighbors are disputing the report -- claiming they saw engineers performing work at the tower on at least two nights before FCC inspectors could get to the scene.

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EMF Responds to WOKR Tower Radiation Claims

UTICA-ROME -- Educational Media Foundation, the owner of WOKR 93.5 FM, has responded to recent reports questioning radiation levels from its broadcast site in the Utica suburb of Floyd.

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