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Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

UTICA-ROME -- Former WIBX 950 news anchor Jeanette Lenoir is reportedly suing WIBX parent Townsquare Media, after obtaining a "Notice of Right to Sue" from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Lenoir alleges she was paid less than white colleagues, overlooked for promotional opportunities and was fired without explanation in 2012.

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WIBX seeking reporter, Geruntino moving to WRVO

UTICA/ROME -- The newsroom at Townsquare Media's 950 WIBX is a bit shorthanded this week, following the departure of Gino Geruntino.  He has accepted a new position with Oswego NPR affiliate WRVO, leaving WIBX on the search for a replacement.

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WIBX news team gets national ink for Herkimer shooting coverage

UTICA-ROME -- One week ago: six people shot, four fatally, at two locations in Herkimer in Mohawk.  For several hours, the suspect remains at large.  Utica newsrooms scramble to cover the unfolding situation.  Even news crews from Albany, Syracuse and Rochester hightailed it to Thruway Exit 30.  A week later, one newsroom is getting some […]

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Former WIBX hosts offer "SportsWatch" post-mortems

Updated 1/18 with more comments from more former hosts -- UTICA-ROME -- After a run of more than 40 years, the locally-produced and aptly-named sports talk show SportsWatch ended its run on Townsquare Media news/talk station WIBX 950 last Friday night. We've since heard from some of the folks who've hosted SportsWatch over the years, including […]

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WIBX ends long-running local "SportsWatch" program

UTICA-ROME -- After decades as a staple on the weekday schedule at news/talker WIBX 950, the final buzzer has sounded on SportsWatch.  CNYRadio.com just got word of the show's cancellation as the final show was ending.  Readers who were tuned-in said co-hosts Jeff Monaski and Ray Rich ended the final show -- an abbreviated 30-minute […]

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WSYR Sponsor Pulls Spots from Limbaugh Show

SYRACUSE -- Even though it's been nearly two weeks since Rush Limbaugh made headlines with his now-infamous namecalling of Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, it appears the controversy isn't over yet. Today, a Syracuse car dealer became the first local advertiser to pull its spots from Limbaugh's show.

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Local Affiliates Support Limbaugh Amid Controversy

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Dozens of national-level advertisers and two radio stations -- one in Hawaii and one in Massachusetts -- have severed ties with The Rush Limbaugh Show, over some well-publicized remarks Limbaugh made on-air recently.  But when it comes to affiliates in the three markets covered by CNYRadio.com, it appears Limbaugh's future is […]

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WIBX Taps Jules Thompson to Run Newsroom

UTICA/ROME -- After a few years away from radio, former Syracuse news anchor Jules Thompson will be returning to the airwaves later this month.  He's just been hired as News Director for Townsquare news/talker WIBX 950.  And Thompson's arrival will allow the current ND to move down the hall into a new role of his […]

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WIBX Seeks News Director / Program Director

UTICA/ROME -- Minutes after we reported learning that SportsWatch is returning to the WIBX lineup, we've learned the station is now looking for its next News Director / Program Director.  Here's the official job posting as provided to CNYRadio.com by Townsquare Ops Manager Bill McAdams:

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SportsWatch Returns to WIBX Tonight with New Hosts

UTICA/ROME -- After a sudden absence which started nearly two weeks ago, the long-running SportsWatch returns to Townsquare news/talker WIBX 950 tonight. The show will air in less than an hour, resuming its most-recent timeslot of 6-8pm. WIBX News Director Jeff Monaski will share co-host duties with Ray Rich.

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