Tag: Nixon

KROCK Confirms: Former 95X Hosts Hired for Mornings

SYRACUSE -- Major staffing changes at KROCK (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL), first reported by last night, have been confirmed by owner Galaxy Communications today. Out are three KROCK staffers. In are the two morning hosts who suddenly resigned from 95X (WAQX) earlier this week. Galaxy is also revealing more new details about the shakeup.

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Housecleaning at KROCK: Three Jocks Gone

SYRACUSE -- In what appears to be the next step in a potential local radio coup, Galaxy's KROCK dismissed three on-air personalities today. Trusted sources tell that morning host Dex Mitchell, midday host / program director Nixon, and night host Candace Curby are no longer employed by Galaxy. The purge comes less than 48 […]

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Mix 102.5 Seeking Program Director

UTICA/ROME -- For the past three years, Mix 102.5 (WUMX) has been programmed by people who already have other duties at Syracuse-based Galaxy Communications. Now, "it's time for Mix to have its own PD," says VP/Programming Mimi Griwsold. She's taking applications for the job, which will include on-air shifts.

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K-Rock Announces 2012 Dysfunctional Family BBQ Lineup

SYRACUSE -- Popular celtic punk band Flogging Molly will make its first-ever visit to Syracuse next month.  They're on the schedule for "Dysfunctional Family BBQ 6," hosted by K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) on May 27 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

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New KRock Morning Host Begins Monday

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- Earlier this week, we told you that Ryno was counting down his days doing mornings on modern rock KRock, as he started a new assignment hosting nights on classic rock TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV).  And today, KRock has revealed its plans: new morning host Dex Mitchell is set to make his debut on […]

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K-Rock Wins National "Modern Rock Station of the Year" Award

SYRACUSE -- Kudos to the crew at K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH) on being named "Modern Rock Station of the Year" by national trade publication FMQB.  The award was based on votes cast by members of the radio and record industries.  K-Rock, owned locally by Galaxy Communications, was up against other "secondary market" contenders, stations in markets ranked […]

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K-Rockathon 16 Offers Perks with New "Platinum Pass"

SYRACUSE -- A better view of the stages and private "passholder-only" bars are just some of the perks being offered through a new "Platinum Pass" for K-Rockathon 16, later this month at the New York State Fairgrounds. In addition to the new perks, a few more local acts have been added to the lineup for […]

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Stone Temple Pilots to Headline KRockathon 16 (2011)

Updated 8:30pm with KRock Press Release -  SYRACUSE -- Stone Temple Pilots will headline KRockathon 16 next month at the New York State Fairgrounds.  The announcement was made this afternoon by Rainman.  Tickets for the July 30 event go on sale this Saturday.  The 13-band lineup includes several other national recording artists like Seether, Bush […]

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K-Rock Unveils 2011 Dysfunctional Family BBQ Lineup

Looking for the 2012 lineup?  Click here for story posted 4/9/12. SYRACUSE -- A local opener and seven national recording artists are on the bill for the 5th annual Dysfunctional Family BBQ.  The concert, hosted by K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) will take place on May 28 at the New York State Fairgrounds near Syracuse.  Tickets go on […]

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K-Rock Announces Halloween Havoc Concert Lineup

SYRACUSE -- National recording artists Disturbed will headline K-Rock's (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) Halloween Havoc next month at the Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter.  K-Rock program director Nixon says tickets go on sale this Saturday.

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