Tag: Mindy Barstein

True Oldies Channel replaces Fox Sports & Bloomberg Biz on WNRS

UTICA-ROME -- The syndicated "True Oldies Channel" is back in the market -- this time, at Arjuna Broadcasting's 1420 WNRS Herkimer.  The format replaces a unique "split" schedule which featured a combination of sports and business talk from two different networks.

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Former WOUR "Doctor" Jerry Kraus Returning to Radio

UTICA-ROME -- For thirty years, he was known as "The Doctor" in afternoon drive on WOUR.  That ended in 2007, when Clear Channel eliminated most of WOUR's staff just before the company sold its cluster to current owner Galaxy Communications.  Today, locally-owned Arjuna Broadcasting announced Kraus is returning to 92.7 The Drive (WXUR).

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Bill Keeler's Next Move: Internet Radio

UTICA/ROME -- Fans of former WXUR morning show host Bill Keeler waited more than a month to find out where they'd be able to hear Keeler in the Morning again.  And last night, they found out: through a commercial which aired on Fox 33 (WFXV), Keeler announced he's launching his own network of internet radio […]

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WXUR Fires Bill Keeler, Adding Bob & Tom

UTICA/ROME -- According to a story on Utica Daily News, the online newspaper owned by Bill Keeler, his wakeup show on WXUR has been cancelled.  The story says owner Mindy Barstein wants to put the syndicated Bob & Tom Show on mornings.  Keeler was offered the chance to move to afternoons, but declined.  Updated 5:20pm […]

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WXUR Impacted by WKTV Tower Mishap

UTICA-ROME -- One addition to our earlier coverage of the mishap on the tower at WKTV on Smith Hill -- another radio station, 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) was taken off the air for a few hours.

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WNRS Loses ESPN; Rebrands as "The Fox," Unique Hybrid Format

UTICA-ROME -- Today's shift of ESPN Radio over to Galaxy Communications stations in Syracuse and Utica-Rome has had another impact on competitors.  Arjuna Broadcasting's WNRS 1420 shifts to a hybrid format of Fox Sports Radio during the day and Bloomberg Financial Radio in the evening.

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WXUR Tower Move Complete

UTICA -- Longtime Mohawk Valley fixture Bill Keeler moved his show over to Arjuna Broadcasting's WXUR almost two years ago, but many listeners may not have noticed until earlier this month -- when the station's transmitter moved northwest from Frankfort to the more-popular Smith Hill, overlooking Utica from the north.

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WXUR Opens Website; Firms Up New Format & Schedule

UTICA-ROME -- Arjuna Broadcasting GM Mindy Barstein says format and scheduling changes are now complete at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR).  The station's website is now officially open, and there's an update on the station's upcoming power increase.

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Keeler Back to Mornings on WXUR, Imus Moves to WNRS

UTICA-ROME -- After more than a year and a half on afternoon drive, market fixture Bill Keeler is headed back to his old stomping grounds -- morning drive -- effective tomorrow.  The announcement was made this evening live on WXUR, and at the weekly "Saranac Thursday" party, outside the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica.

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