Tag: Joel Delmonico

Clear Channel Changes Result in Syracuse Promotions

SYRACUSE -- Clear Channel has announced management structure changes for dozens of markets across the country.  According to, those changes have Syracuse GM Joel Delmonico becoming the "Regional Market Manager" for Syracuse and Binghamton, while Syracuse OM Rich Lauber is now "Regional Programming Manager" for both markets.  Clear Channel owns six stations in each […]

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CC Puts "570" Back on WSYR, GM Explains Changes

SYRACUSE -- When WSYR's news/talk format first started simulcasting at 106.9FM three weeks ago, staffers said it was actually the other way around -- the station moved to 106.9 and was simulcasting on 570.  All mentions of 570 disappeared.  But, a week after anchors and hosts started calling it "FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR," […]

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No Local Word on Clear Channel Layoffs

SYRACUSE -- You may have read about layoffs at various Clear Channel clusters across the country recently. According to multiple reports on some of the national trade websites, the company axed dozens of positions, mostly "back-office" jobs, last Thursday. Here in Syracuse, management is keeping mum.

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Clear Channel Cluster Sidelined by Burst Pipe

SYRACUSE -- The WSYR newsroom was flooded and all six Clear Channel stations in Syracuse were knocked off the air for a brief period this morning, due to a burst water pipe.

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Wright: Radio "at a fork in the road"

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio personality and Syracuse University associate broadcasting professor Dr. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright says radio is "at a fork in the road," reflecting on the many recent format changes in the market. He also calls out larger corporate owners for buying too many "overvalued" stations too quickly, racking up painful debt.

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CC Syracuse Signs Deal with Wireless Grids

SYRACUSE -- We've heard of electronic hardware and software... but this could be the start of a new techno-buzzword: Clear Channel has signed with Wireless Grids Corporation to use what WGC calls "edgeware" to increase interactivity with listeners of the company's six Syracuse stations.

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What's Up With BJAM?

As it gets later and later into June, many observers are watching and wondering: how come there's been no word yet from Clear Channel about B104.7's annual "BJAM" concert?  Has this long-running tradition run its course? 

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Kidd moving to Pittsburgh

Hot 107-9 program director and afternoon jock Jason Kidd has signed on as the new program director at fellow Clear Channel station KISS 96-1 (WKST) in Pittsburgh. Until a replacement is found here in Syracuse, Kidd will continue his Hot 107-9 programming duties remotely from his new digs.

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WNSS AM may pick up SkyChiefs broadcasts

Earlier this week, WHEN 620 AM announced they would no longer broadcast Syracuse SkyChiefs games beginning this season. The other all-sports station in town seems like a logical new home for the play-by-play action, and WNSS operations director Tom Mitchell confirms that ESPN 1260 has an offer on the table and is waiting to hear […]

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Delmonico comments on FCC investigation

The Federal Communications Commission recently launched an investigation into the consolidation of radio station ownership in the Syracuse market. Joel Delmonico, vice president and market manager for the six local stations owned by Clear Channel Communications, says he welcomes the review.

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