Tag: Peter Cavanaugh

DJ-turned-Exec Peter Cavanaugh Dies

OHIO -- Peter C. Cavanaugh, a former radio executive whose career started in 1957 at Syracuse's WNDR when he was still in high school, has died. Word comes via public social media posts by family members, along with at least one radio station report from Flint, Michigan, where he spent most of his career.

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The Year in Review: 2011

Updated 12/31 CENTRAL NEW YORK -- While most media outlets use this week to look back at all the general news from 2011, we're using these last few days of the year to look back at all the news from within those media outlets.  On New Year's Eve, we'll countdown our "top 10" stories based on […]

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Former WNDR Host Cavanaugh in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND -- Former disc jockey Peter C. Cavanaugh -- whose long and successful radio career started at Syracuse's WNDR in the 1950s -- is featured in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The interactive exhibit gives listeners the chance to see how radio (and its trusted personalities) helped launch the […]

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The Year in Review: 2009

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- There's no question this was a busy year for the radio industry in Central New York.  Plenty of format flips, quite a few station sales, some great achievements to be proud about, and perhaps most infamously memorable, the economy's impact on the entire broadcasting industry.  Today, as per our tradition, we […]

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Cavanaugh Releases "Lost" Material from Book

CALIFORNIA -- If former WNDR/WFBL/WTLB/WJMK jock Peter Cavanaugh's 2002 book Local DJ was a film, you might say most of his memories of Syracuse were lost "on the cutting room floor" ... until now.  Cavanaugh tells us the original, uncut Syracuse section he wrote is now available online, free of charge.

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POTW: WTLB Reunion (2006)

UTICA-ROME -- Instead of our usual (and often unproductive) tirade of searching station websites for new POTW candidates, we decided to try Google Image Search.  It took awhile, but we finally struck gold with a reunion of WTLB staffers.

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Peter Cavanaugh to speak at Lemoyne

Peter Cavanaugh, whose book Local DJ chronicles his radio career including his start at WNDR in Syracuse, will be in Central New York this week for two events. Cavanaugh will speak on "The Irish Nature of Rock 'n Roll" at Lemoyne College at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and will appear at a book signing on […]

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Peter Cavanaugh reads from 'Local DJ'

Peter Cavanaugh was a local DJ at WNDR nearly 50 years ago at the start of his radio career. He chronicles his time spent in Syracuse and in other markets in his book "Local DJ." Through mid-February, Cavanaugh is reading the book in 28-minute segments Mondays through Fridays on WDET in Detroit. There's no need […]

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Peter Cavanaugh pens book on his life in radio

While still a teen, Peter Cavanaugh began following in the footsteps of his late father, Daniel, by taking a job as a disc jockey at WNDR 1260 AM. In his new book, Local DJ, published by Xlibris, Cavanaugh traces his radio career from his start in Syracuse in 1957 to stints in Flint, Michigan, Cincinnati, […]

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