Tag: Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York

Y94 Joins All-Christmas Bandwagon

SYRACUSE -- There are now two Syracuse radio stations offering holiday hits around the clock. Clear Channel adult contemporary station Y94 (WYYY) made the switch during morning drive today.

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WCNY Names Peter Zalizniak to Head Sales Department

SYRACUSE -- Experienced sales professional Peter S. Salizniak has been appointed as Director of Business Development and Sales for WCNY, according to a press release issued by the public broadcaster this week.  He brings more than a dozen years of sales experience to the new position.

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TV Stations Unveiling Retro Fashions for State Fair

SYRACUSE -- If you spot people wearing t-shirts with vintage TV station logos at the New York State Fair this year, you're not seeing things.  Two local television stations will be "going retro" at this year's fair, which opens tomorrow and runs through Labor Day.

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Bill Shedden Returns to Classic FM

SYRACUSE -- A quick update for fans of Classic FM (WCNY-FM) morning show host Bill Shedden.  Earlier this month, we heard from readers asking about Shedden's prolonged absence.  Tonight, colleague Marie Lamb shared word that Shedden has returned to his post at Classic FM.  She says he's thankful for the concern shown by his listeners. […]

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Eight CNY Stations Win NYS Broadcasters Association Awards

BOLTON LANDING -- It's a night of congratulations for stations throughout all three markets covered by and  Five stations in Syracuse, two in Utica and one in Ithaca are winners at the New York State Broadcasters Association's 46th annual "Excellence in Broadcasting Awards."

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WCNY: Bill Shedden Expected to Return

SYRACUSE -- When a broadcast personality is gone for just a week or two, it's usually for a vacation.  When it's been about a month -- as has been the case with Classic FM (WCNY-FM) morning host Bill Shedden -- listeners start to wonder if there's been a lineup change.  But fans need not worry, […]

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Reminder: "Protecting Our Children" on Several Syracuse Stations Tomorrow

SYRACUSE -- As reported right here earlier this month, several local television stations will be putting aside competition for one hour tomorrow night, joining forces to raise awareness about child abuse in Central New York.  Protecting Our Children will air in three different timeslots tomorrow night -- the most-prominent being at 7:00pm, when six TV stations […]

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WCNY Reveals Details for Jim Reith Podcasts

SYRACUSE -- As reported here earlier this month, former longtime WSYR radio host Jim Reith has joined the staff at public broadcaster WCNY. He's been blogging on the station's website since then, and starting Monday, fans (and perhaps some opponents) will be able to hear to Reith's voice again, as he begins producing daily podcasts. […]

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John Tonello Named to VP Post at WCNY-TV/FM

SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WCNY-TV/FM has named John S. Tonello as Vice President of Advancement, Communications and Content Delivery.  Along with more than 20 years of experience in the communications field, Tonello brings experience in running a city -- in December, he wrapped up a two-term run as the Mayor of Elmira.

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Court: FCC Can't Ban Political Ads on Public Stations, Local Stations Respond

Updated 4:05pm -- SYRACUSE -- Next time you tune your radio to NPR's All Things Considered or turn on your TV for Nova, will your experience start off with some political campaign ads?  That could be happening someday, thanks to federal court ruling issued yesterday.  Here in Central New York, public broadcasters are considering the possible […]

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