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WUTI Sale Price Revealed

UTICA/ROME -- Even though Leatherstocking Media Group has controlled the programming on WUTI 1150 since September 20, the station is still owned by Digital Radio Broadcasting.  As part of the FCC's sale approval process, the pricetag on the sale has been revealed.  Updated 10/20.

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CNY Talk: We're Not Leaving ABC News

SYRACUSE -- Even though the CNY Talk Radio trio of stations (WFBL/WMCR/WUTI) have recently been heard airing top-of-hour news from services other than ABC News during certain hours, personnel at the Leatherstocking Media Group studios in Syracuse say they aren't ditching ABC; they've just been dealing with some technical difficulties.

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CNY Talk Picks Up "Tech Guy" Leo Laporte

SYRACUSE/UTICA-ROME -- Less than a week after dropping computer advice talk show host Kim Komando due to apparent scheduling conflicts, CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/WMCR/WUTI) has announced a replacement: The Tech Guy, hosted by Leo Laporte, is now part of the trio's weekend lineup.

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Kim Komando Switches Syracuse Affiliates

SYRACUSE -- Fans of computer whiz Kim Komando's weekend talk show will have to flip the dial from AM to FM starting this weekend. They'll also get to sleep in a bit later. She's moving from Leatherstocking's trio of "CNY Talk Radio" stations over Citadel's 105.9FM The Big Talker (WXTL).

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Leatherstocking Overtakes WUTI 1150, Flips to Talk

Updated 9/21 at 7:30pm - UTICA/ROME -- The endless stream of music on WUTI 1150 is coming to an end.  Owner Bud Williamson told CNYRadio.com late this evening that "1150 will be programmed by Leatherstocking [Media Group] starting tomorrow."  We presume WUTI will carry the same "CNY Talk Radio" lineup as Leatherstocking stations WFBL/Syracuse and […]

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WIBX Replaces Money with Health on Saturdays

UTICA/ROME -- Townsquare Media's Newsradio 950 WIBX has moved Dr. Dean Edell from Sundays to Saturdays, replacing a late afternoon vacancy left by MoneyTalk.  Last month, the latter's host,  Bob Brinker, rumored to be in his late 60s, announced he would be scaling back his twice-a-weekend show to Sundays only.

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POTW: Auto Showcase with WSEN (2010)

SYRACUSE  -- Listeners to Oldies 1050 (WSEN-AM) had the chance to meet some of the station's hosts during an Auto Showcase co-sponsored by the station recently at the State Fairgrounds.  Not only were local personalities on hand, but at least one nationally-syndicated host made an appearance as well.

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Bob Brown Gets Middays on WSEN-FM

SYRACUSE -- It's something that doesn't happen often in radio (but we wish it did) -- air talent restored after previous rounds of cost-cutting.  More than a year after he was replaced as morning host at the former Oldies 1390, Bob Brown is once again clocking-in every day at the Smokey Hollow Road studios of […]

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Jon Alvarez Leaves CNY Talk Radio

SYRACUSE -- CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/WMCR-AM) local midday host Jon Alvarez announced on today's broadcast that he's ending his show, effective immediately.   Starting Monday, the stations will fill the time with an extra hour of Laura Ingraham until a permanent replacement is named. (Updated 6:50pm with correction.)

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Facebook Pulls CNY Talk Host's Tribute to Suicide Pilot

SYRACUSE -- About a day after CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/WMCR-A) noontime host Jon Alvarez posted a Facebook tribute to Joe Stack, the social networking site pulled the page down, citing a policy banning "hateful or threatening" pages.  Stack was the pilot who took his own life and one other when he crashed a small plane […]

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