Tag: Jason Furst

WSYR sharing new program director with Rochester stations

SYRACUSE -- Insiders tell there's a new program director at News/Talk 106.9 and 570 WSYR.  Aaron Trimmer, who has several years of experience programming news/talk radio stations, replaces Jason Furst, who left in October.  And just as Furst did in the past, we hear Trimmer is also programming Rochester news/talker 1180 WHAM and sports talk […]

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Where are they now? New job for the first Furst to program WSYR

SYRACUSE -- Alan Furst, who once oversaw programming at Y94 (WYYY), 570 WSYR and B104.7 (WBBS) when the Clear Channel stations were owned by NewCity Communications, is on the move once again.  After nearly three years in Indianapolis, Furst has lined up a new programming gig in Houston.

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Jason Furst Headed to Charlotte

SYRACUSE -- News/Talk 106.9 and 570 program director Jason Furst is headed south.  Not careerwise, but geographically -- to program Charlotte, North Carolina's WBT-AM and FM simulcast.

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WSYR Turns 90 Today... Sans Fanfare

SYRACUSE -- The early 1920s marked the birth of commercial radio across the world. While Pittsburgh's KDKA is widely known (though often disputed) as the world's first commercial station, Syracuse wasn't very far behind. But to listen to WSYR today, you wouldn't know the station has a big birthday this weekend.

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Hot 107.9 Names New Program Director

SYRACUSE -- "AJ" is the new program director at Clear Channel Rythmic CHR Hot 107.9 (WWHT), according to  His move to Syracuse will wrap-up a 12-year run at Cumulus-owned WBHT in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA, where he's been serving as PD/MD and afternoon host.

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WSYR Adding Bob Lonsberry for Afternoons

SYRACUSE -- There will be a new local talk show on FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR starting next Monday.  Morning host Joe Galuski announced on-air the 3-5pm timeslot will be filled by Bob Lonsberry, a familiar name in the Rochester market, where he's been doing radio for more than 25 years.  The addition of […]

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WSYR Seeks News Director, Chris Barnes to D.C.

Updated 12/30 -- SYRACUSE -- FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR is on the hunt for a new news director / morning drive news anchor.  PD Jason Furst tells that current ND Chris Barnes is leaving on "good terms."  He has accepted a new job in the nation's capital.  We have the details on […]

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WSYR's Furst to Also Program 2 Rochester Stations

SYRACUSE -- The program director of Syracuse's FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR now has similar duties with two Clear Channel stations in Rochester.  According to, Jason Furst has been named PD of Rochester stations WHAM (news/talk) and WHTK (sports).

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While We Were Out

UPDATED 11/21 at 6:00pm -- We're back from a little more than a week "off the grid" (a.k.a. vacation).  Here's a quick recap -- bullet points first, details to follow -- on some of the stories that happened while your editor was away. No More Night Host at 93Q Y94FM Goes All-Christmas Syracuse PD Wins […]

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WSYR Looking to Fill Newsroom Vacancies

SYRACUSE -- Newsradio 570 WSYR is now accepting applications for some part-time reporting and anchoring positions.

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