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Musical Chairs at Oldiez 96 and Big Frog 104

UTICA-ROME -- Last month's unexpected removal of longtime Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning host Matt Herkimer has had a ripple effect throughout the market. It looks like the dust is finally settling, after a round of "musical chairs" between WFRG and sister Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ).

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POTW: Back in Time to "Jumpin' Country" (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- Longtime residents of the Mohawk Valley might remember that the country format on Big Frog 104 (WFRG) has been around since 1988... but it wasn't called "Big Frog 104," nor was it located at 104.3FM until 1993.  This week, a lucky find at a garage sale takes us back to the earliest years […]

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Davey Jones Promoted to Oldiez 96.1 Brand Manager

UTICA/ROME -- After roughly two months of "filling in" as the morning host on Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ), Davey Jones has been named the station's permanent morning host and brand manager.  Station owner Townsquare Media announced the promotion late last week.  Jones has worked in various capacities within the four-station cluster since late 2009.

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Lite 98.7 Raises $29,000 for Children's Miracle Network

UTICA/ROME -- It's one of the many ways local broadcast radio gives back to the community.  The 11th annual Children's Miracle Network radiothon on Lite 98.7 (WLZW) raised $29,000 over a two-day period this week.  Every single dollar raised will directly benefit pediatric and maternity services at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare in Utica.

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What's Ahead for Radio's Next Ten Years?

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- All this week we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of CNYRadio.com with a series of special reports.  Yesterday, several folks who've been in local radio for 10+ years explained why they feel consolidation was "the" biggest story from the past decade.  Despite the negative side of consolidation, most radio pros are optimistic for what's […]

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POTW: Christmas Flashback (2010)

UTICA/ROME -- We're a week behind on this one, but with all the big news going on last week (and all sorts of holiday festivities), we simply ran out of time to write a Picture of the Week article.  So, for a moment, let's all pretend it's Christmas time once again, as one Utica/Rome radio […]

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Utica's Kiss-FM Restores Localism at Night

UTICA-ROME -- It's a move we don't see often, especially in the current economic climate: a syndicated show being replaced by a local personality.  That actually happened this week on the two Kiss-FM stations (WSKS/WSKU) owned by Roser Communications Network.

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Former Kiss-FM Personalities Find New Jobs

UTICA/ROME -- Two personalities who exited Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) within two days of each other in September have found new jobs in radio.  Former middayer Jesse Jordan has been hired for the same daypart in a significantly larger market down the Thruway, while former night jock "Intern Dave" drops his nickname to fill some shifts at […]

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Kiss-FM Goes Syndicated for Nights

UTICA-ROME -- Less than a week after Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) night jock "Intern Dave" Wheeler was shown the door from the Roser Communications Network duo, there's a new personality on the air.  But don't count on meeting Jackson Blue at any station remotes -- it's a long drive from Texas.

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POTW: What a Difference a Year Makes (2008)

UTICA-ROME -- With all the changes in the staffing lineup at Kiss-FM -- over the past few months and this week alone -- it was practically a given, we'd have to take a look back at "the way things were" for our latest Picture of the Week.

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