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CNY Talk Radio Shuffles Schedule

SYRACUSE -- Observant CNYRadio.com readers have noticed that CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/Syracuse, WMCR/Oneida, WUTI/Utica) has recently made some changes to its weekday lineup.  The addition of an afternoon news block has pushed some talk hosts to different timeslots.

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WUTI Experiencing Technical Difficulties

UTICA/ROME -- A problem with phone service near the Oriskany transmitter site of WUTI is to blame for recent technical difficulties at the talk station.  While the station waits for Verizon to fix the problems, management says an alternate programming delivery method is in the works.

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WSEN Trades Casey's 70s Countdowns for the 80s

SYRACUSE -- Fans of CNYRadio.com have pointed out that WSEN-FM 92.1 traded in its collection of Casey Kasem's American Top 40 shows from the 1970s, instead airing AT40 shows which originally aired during the 1980s.  It's part of the station's effort to modernize its overall playlist.

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POTW: Car Cruise Season Underway (2011)

SYRACUSE -- Summertime in Central New York means there's no shortage of opportunities to check out some of the best classic cars in the area.  Hundreds showed up for the latest "Cruise Night" with Oldies 1050 (WSEN).

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Dave Smith Exits Oldies 1050

SYRACUSE -- From the "better late than never" file, we're told Dave Smith has exited WSEN(AM) Oldies 1050.  A trusted source who wishes to remain anonymous tells CNYRadio.com that Smith -- who doubled as PM driver and as a sales rep -- has left for a non-broadcasting sales job.

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What's Ahead for Radio's Next Ten Years?

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- All this week we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of CNYRadio.com with a series of special reports.  Yesterday, several folks who've been in local radio for 10+ years explained why they feel consolidation was "the" biggest story from the past decade.  Despite the negative side of consolidation, most radio pros are optimistic for what's […]

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Radio's Past Decade in a Word: Consolidation

CNYRadio.com launched ten years ago -- March 1, 2001.   To mark the anniversary, we reached out to dozens of local radio personalities and managers. We sent out a series of questions, figuring it would be interesting to see which ones get responses. And one question certainly did -- when we asked people to name […]

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Wagner Named GM at Leatherstocking Media

SYRACUSE -- After three years outside of radio, Don Wagner is back in the biz. Wagner, who some may know by the name Don Christi, is the new General Manager for Leatherstocking Media Group's properties in Syracuse, Oneida and Utica. He replaces Judy Kelly, who left for a new gig in Florida last month.

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Judy Kelly Leaving GM Post at Leatherstocking

SYRACUSE -- Judy Kelly will soon be on the beach... but in her case, that's good news!  The GM of Leatherstocking Media Group's six stations is packing her bags and heading south, to take a new job in Florida.  Her last day at Leatherstocking's Baldwinsville studios will be a week from today.

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Big Roles Tonight for two SU Alumni

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON -- We've heard and watched the seemingly never-ending parade of political spots on radio and TV stations everywhere over the past few weeks.  Tonight, we'll finally learn all the winners and losers in the 2010 elections... and two broadcasters who honed their craft in Syracuse will be heard across the country […]

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