Tag: Jim Reith

POTW: Clear Channel Alumni Reunion (2011)

SYRACUSE -- A handful of former Clear Channel Syracuse employees (mostly from WSYR radio) gathered for an impromptu "reunion" on New Year's Eve.  We'll borrow a phrase commonly used by one of the attendees to say the gathering took place at "an undisclosed location" within Onondaga County.

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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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The Biggest Stories of 2011: Your Picks

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Tomorrow, we'll tally up our web server stats and countdown the top 10 stories of the year, as ranked by number of page views. First, we're adding something new to our "Year in Review" coverage this year: earlier this month, we put out an open call for YOUR opinions on the […]

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Jim Reith, Rod Wood Among Election Day "Write-Ins"

SYRACUSE -- Longtime NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) anchor Rod Wood and former longtime WSYR radio talk show host Jim Reith were among many local and national broadcasters to receive write-in votes in Onondaga County this past Election Day. Other names to receive votes include TK99 morning co-host Glenn "Gomez" Adams, and national TV stars like Jon […]

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Local Media Responds to Bernie Fine Scandal

Updated 12/1 - SYRACUSE -- While it's not uncommon to see "Syracuse University" mentioned by national networks like ESPN, those mentions had usually been for game highlights and other routine sports coverage typically afforded Division I schools.  That all changed nearly two weeks ago, when ESPN and other networks converged on Syracuse to cover developments […]

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Website Emerges to Support Reith Comeback

SYRACUSE -- It's been a full week since longtime WSYR radio talk show host Jim Reith was replaced by syndicated programming, as part of Clear Channel's latest nationwide "reduction in force."  (Three others in Syracuse were also let go.)   While quite a few naysayers were quick to express their delight with Reith's cancellation, many more […]

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Reith's Dismissal Spawns Praise, Criticism, Facebook Campaign

SYRACUSE -- It doesn't matter whether you liked or hated Jim Reith's afternoon talk show -- if you listen to radio, chances are good you have an opinion about Clear Channel's decision to terminate Reith's position on FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR earlier this week.  And those opinions have been popping up all over […]

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Jim Reith Exits WSYR After 27 Years

Update 6:00pm - We've learned 4 people have been laid off at Clear Channel Syracuse.  Click here for the newer story. SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio fixture Jim Reith has exited FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR.  In place of his weekday 3-7pm talk show, the Clear Channel station's website now says syndicated host Sean Hannity […]

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Local Journalists to Share 9/11 Memories

SYRACUSE -- Three local journalists will gather tomorrow to discuss their memories of 9/11/01, and specifically, how they reacted on-the-job to the attacks.  Wednesday morning's roundtable discussion at Onondaga Community College -- sponsored by OCC and the Syracuse Press Club -- will be free and open to the public.

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Jim Reith Hosting Auction to Benefit Abused Children

SYRACUSE -- Afternoon host Jim Reith at FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR will conclude his week-long auction to benefit the McMahon Ryan House today.  Every cent raised will be donated to the organization, which provides services to physically and sexually abused children.

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