Tag: Jim Reith

POTW: Jim and Julie Host SPC Awards (2011)

SYRACUSE -- After a week off, the Picture of the Week is back with a combo you don't see together every day.  Former NewsChannel 9 anchor-turned-"Bridge Street" co-host Julie Abbott came out of retirement to join WSYR radio afternoon host Jim Reith to host the Syracuse Press Club's annual scholarship and awards dinner last weekend.

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Petition Launched to Keep Bill Leaf's Killer in Jail

SYRACUSE -- Matthew Benedict, the drunk driver convicted of killing former WSYR radio reporter and WTVH sports anchor Bill Leaf in 2006, could be granted parole this fall.  But Bill's sister Maria -- also a former local broadcaster -- has launched an online petition to keep Benedict behind bars.

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POTW: The WSYR News Team (1985)

SYRACUSE -- You won't need a DeLorian or Mr. Fusion™ for this trip back in time... just a few mouse clicks to check out our latest Picture of the Week.  It's a great shot of the news team from 570 WSYR back in May of 1985.

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WSYR 570 and Hot 107.9 To Host Radiothon for Kids

SYRACUSE -- Clear Channel news/talker 570 WSYR and CHR Hot 107.9 (WWHT) will team up for a 3-day long "Radiothon for Kids" to benefit patient care at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse.  The radiothon begins tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, and runs through Friday evening.

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POTW: Kickball Tournament (2010)

SYRACUSE -- For the fifth year, dozens gathered at Onondaga Lake Park to compete in the Bill Leaf Memorial Kickball Tournament.  In addition to the summer league and "civilian" teams that participate every year, various media outlets have formed their own teams to remember the former WSYR reporter who was killed by a drunk driver […]

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TV Time for Local WSYR Radio Hosts?

SYRACUSE -- Observant readers have noticed something interesting on their TV screens: program listings for WSYR-DT's 9.2 subchannel show timeslots devoted to local hosts from Newsradio 570 WSYR... but so far, neither host has appeared on TV during their respective listed timeslots. Updated 9/15 at 5:45pm.

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Mega POTW: Radio and TV at the New York State Fair (2010)

SYRACUSE -- Anyone who works in broadcasting knows there are certain times of the year you're forbidden (or at least strongly discouraged) to take vacation.  Those are usually the most important ratings or sweeps periods of the year.  But in Syracuse, you can cross 12 more days off the calendar: The Great New York State […]

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Producer Bill's Band to Open for Bret Michaels

SYRACUSE -- Bill Ali, known to local radio listeners as "Producer Bill" from The Jim Reith Show on WSYR, has announced his rock band, Dirty Little Secret, will be opening for Bret Michaels at the Regional Market Block Party on August 5th.

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WSYR Radiothon Breaks New Record

SYRACUSE -- Newsradio 570 WSYR's two-day radiothon to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital at University Hospital raised its biggest total yet -- the $104,850 raised not only broke a record, but it's double the amount raised last year.

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Former "Jim Reith Show" Producer Loses Election Bid

TOWN OF CLAY -- A number of guest appearances on the show he used to produce apparently didn't help Dan McIntyre's campaign.  The former Jim Reith Show producer lost his bid for Town of Clay Supervisor on Tuesday night, according to unofficial results posted by the Onondaga County Board of Elections.

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