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Longtime NewsChannel 9 photog Eddie Jones loses cancer battle

[Updated 11/8 with arrangements and obituary] SYRACUSE -- It's a sad day for the local TV news community: after battling cancer for more than a decade, longtime NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) photojournalist Eddie Jones passed away on Sunday. Throughout it all, he maintained the positive attutide many knew him for, and continued to work, punching the […]

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Utica broadcaster Hank Brown dead at 91

UTICA — He hosted "Twist-O-Rama" on WKTV well before Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" became a thing. Longtime Utica broadcaster Hank Brown died at the age of 91 today.

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Longtime Utica radio engineer Dave Doughty dies

UTICA-ROME - Longtime radio engineer Dave Doughty has died. An obituary published today says Doughty, who worked for WTLB and the rest of the Galaxy Media cluster, died late last month.

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Former Colgate University Football radio voice Lloyd Walsh dies, 99

UTICA/ROME -- Longtime local radio broadcaster Lloyd Walsh, perhaps best known for calling Colgate University football games on the former WRUN 1150, died this past Wednesday. Walsh was less than a month away from his 100th birthday, which would've been just after New Year's.

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DJ-turned-Exec Peter Cavanaugh Dies

OHIO -- Peter C. Cavanaugh, a former radio executive whose career started in 1957 at Syracuse's WNDR when he was still in high school, has died. Word comes via public social media posts by family members, along with at least one radio station report from Flint, Michigan, where he spent most of his career.

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Syracuse TV/Radio Fixture Dave White Dies

SYRACUSE -- Local broadcasters are mourning the death of one of their own tonight. Longtime radio and TV newsman Dave White passed away Monday at the age of 71. Younger journalists and audiences may recall White as the former media relations contact at SUNY-ESF.

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Jerry Condra Dies at 85

He'll be remembered by younger broadcasters as a professor at SUNY Oswego. Some may remember him from Syracuse's channel 9, when it was WNYS-TV. Others around the country knew him as a kids' show host, a weatherman, an anchor, a news director and a general manager. Jerry Condra died this past week at the age […]

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Year in Review 2013: Remembering those we lost

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Two people at two different stations, who worked at their respective stations for decades, climbing the ladder to upper management... some pioneers in local television... and a few who left us much sooner than expected.   In this installment of our four-part "Year in Review," we pause to remember the local […]

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Retired WSTM production manager Joe Turrisi dies

SYRACUSE -- Condolences to family, friends and former colleagues of longtime WSTM-TV employee Joseph Turrisi, who died this past weekend at the age of 81.  The lifelong Syracuse resident enjoyed a 46-year career at channel 3, where he held the position of production manager upon his retirement.

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Obituary published for ex-WSYR anchor Tara Howard

Updated 10/20 -- SYRACUSE -- An obituary published today advises, "be prepared to smile, laugh, and cry" at a celebration of life this weekend in Cazenovia, in memory of former WSYR radio news anchor Tara Howard Knauff.  She died on Monday following a battle with cancer.

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