Tag: Mimi Griswold

Dave Frisina Fired From TK99 and WOUR

Updated 12/31 -- SYRACUSE -- Longtime local rock radio personality Dave Frisina was fired by Galaxy Communications after his airshifts today on Syracuse's TK99/TK105 (WTKW/WTKV) and Utica's 96.9 WOUR.  After he broke the news on his own Twitter feed, local media outlets quickly picked up the story.  Frisina started his radio career over 33 years […]

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Dave Coombs to Help Select Heisman Trophy Winner

SYRACUSE and UTICA/ROME -- When this year's Heisman Trophy winner is announced, Dave Coombs will be able to say he had a hand in the decision. The co-host of the Gomez and Dave morning show on Syracuse's TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV) and Utica's 96.9 WOUR has been selected to take part in voting for this year's Heisman […]

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Galaxy Seeks Production Director

UTICA/ROME -- The easternmost cluster owned by Syracuse-based Galaxy Communications is looking to hire a new Production Director immediately.  Here's the official job announcement from Galaxy VP/Programming Mimi Griswold:

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Utica College Follows "My Hometown Sports" to ESPN Radio

UTICA/ROME -- Starting this fall, radio coverage of Utica College sports will be moving from Townsquare news/talker WIBX to Galaxy's three Utica-Rome ESPN Radio stations.  That's according to an announcement from the college this week.

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Now It's Official -- Conte and Miller Move to ESPN Radio

UTICA/ROME -- We had first reported this on May 25, but it was quickly retracted by those involved.  Now, the news is "official" -- Gene Conte and Fred Miller are moving from Townsquare Media's WIBX to Galaxy Communications' trio of ESPN Radio stations.  Conte, who has been serving as PD for WIBX, will become PD […]

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Galaxy Communications Named "Business of the Year"

UTICA/ROME -- There's cause for celebration at Galaxy Communications: the company was named "Business of the Year" by the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The Syracuse-based broadcaster, which owns six stations in the Utica-Rome market, was named the winner among businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

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Former K-Rocker JJ Herr Gets APD Stripes in Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC -- National trades are reporting a promotion for former K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) personality JJ Herr. Since 2007, he's been working middays at country station WQDR, and now adds Assistant PD duties at the Curtis Media Group-owned station.

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Peace Not Disturbed... Yet

SYRACUSE -- The new afternoon show Disturbing the Peace was supposed to debut yesterday on The New ESPN Radio (WTLA/WSGO/W249BC/W259AX).  But listeners who tuned in during the advertised 2-6pm timeslot heard ESPN network programming instead.  We checked in with Galaxy Communications management to see what happened.

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Dickey Betts to Headline WOUR's Party in the Park

UTICA-ROME -- Galaxy Communications has announced former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts and his current band, Great Southern, will headline the schedule at Classic Rock 96.9 WOUR's "Party in the Park" concert on July 21. Admission is free and a number of local bands are also expected to perform.

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Headline TK99 Event

SYRACUSE -- Galaxy Communications says acclaimed blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd will headline next month's "Blues, Brews and BBQ" hosted by classic rocker TK99/TK105 (WTKV/WTKW). Organizers have also announced the rest of the lineup, along with ticketing information.

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