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FCC Ruling Allows TV Stations to Share Same Channel

WASHINGTON, DC -- For years, the FCC has allowed television stations to reduce operating expenses by forming duopolies or other agreements where multiple stations are operated under one roof.  We have examples of this here in Syracuse and Utica.  And soon, there could be another chance to save more money: the FCC has announced a […]

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WRVO Expands Reach Northward

OSWEGO -- A new full-power repeater for NPR affiliate WRVO has received the final step of approval from the FCC.  Transmitting at 89.3FM from a tower near Clayton, the new WRVH brings WRVO programming to listeners along the Saint Lawrence River, including Alexandria Bay.

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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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Brief Signs of Progress for Rome's WRUY

UTICA-ROME -- It appears that WRUY 1450 is closer to getting back on the air.  We've received reports of the station running a loop of "national" PSAs over the weekend, along with an ID for "WRUY 1450AM Rome, Utica, Syracuse, NY."

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WWLF-FM Tower Collapse Forces Temporary Move

OSWEGO -- From the "better late than never" file, there's an explanation behind the three-week disappearance of 96.7 WWLF-FM. Remember that really windy day last month?  The station's owner says winds on January 17 were strong enough to bring down the transmitter tower. Since early this month, WWLF-FM has been transmitting from the Mexico tower […]

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FCC Denies WKAJ's Appeal to Reinstate Permit

WASHINGTON, DC -- Plans for a proposed new AM radio station in Saint Johnsville are dead.  In a four-page ruling issued today, the Federal Communications Commission sealed the fate of what would have been 1120 WKAJ.  The FCC confirmed its earlier ruling that the station's expired construction permit will not be reinstated.

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FCC Approves More Silence for Rome's WRUY

UTICA/ROME -- Several months after new owners took over WRUY 1450 in Rome, the station remains silent.  The FCC originally issued a mid-January deadline for the station to resume broadcasting, but days before the deadline, the Commission approved a request to push the deadline out a few more months.

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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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Cranesville Asks FCC to Reconsider WKAJ Application

WASHINGTON, DC -- Contrary to a report published on January 25, it looks like Cranesville Block Company isn't ready to give up on plans to bring a new AM station to St. Johnsville.  Cranesville has filed a "petition for reconsideration" with the FCC, likely blaming the non-launch of WKAJ on factors beyond the company's […]

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FCC Cancels WKAJ Construction Permit

UTICA/ROME -- Looks like Hank Brown won't be returning to the radio as "your host for coffee and toast," at least not on WKAJ 1120 as he announced last month.  Given the fact the station's construction permit expired before Brown made the announcement, it's no surprise the permit has been officially cancelled by the FCC.

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