Tag: Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York

TV Stations Unite to Raise Child Abuse Awareness

Updated 4/5 with additional details -- SYRACUSE -- On Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm, five local TV stations will be airing the same program at the same time. Two other stations will also run the program, at different times. It's an unprecedented movement to raise awareness of a very serious topic: child abuse. The one-hour […]

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Jim Reith to Return to Radio and TV via WCNY

Updated 6:40pm -- SYRACUSE -- Longtime local talk radio host Jim Reith, whose 27-year run on WSYR AM/FM suddenly ended last October during a nationwide round of Clear Channel layoffs, will soon return to local airwaves. He'll host a daily 30-minute live talk show on WCNY-TV starting next month, and a three-hour daily radio show […]

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"Julie Taboulie" Gets Own WCNY-TV Show

SYRACUSE -- She has appeared on other local TV stations and in various local print publications.  Starting this weekend, Julie Taboulie will have her very own weekly program to share her favorite Lebanese and Middle Eastern recipes.  "Cooking with Julie Taboulie" debuts this Saturday at 1:30pm on PBS affiliate WCNY-DT 24.1.

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Magazine Editor to Host New WCNY-TV Public Affairs Show

SYRACUSE -- Some new "insights" on local issues will be coming to your television next month, when WCNY-TV debuts "Insight" on Friday nights at 9:00pm.  Farah Jadran, editor of "Syracuse Woman Magazine," has been tapped to host the 30-minute program.  "Insight" will also feature contributions from WCNY News and Public Affairs Director Susan Arbetter.  The […]

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Local Spellers Compete on WCNY-TV Today

SYRACUSE -- More than 35 local school children will appear on television later today.  They're the finalists in the Post-Standard/WCNY Spelling Bee, which will be televised live on WCNY-TV 24.1.  The winner will advance the national level of competition in Washington, D.C. this spring.

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400th Episode of WCNY's "Ivory Tower" Tonight

SYRACUSE -- Get a handful of the area's top local professors.  Sit them down at a table. Invite them to discuss current political and social issues. Add lights and TV cameras.  Sit back and enjoy for 30 minutes.  It's a recipe for success for WCNY-TV's "Ivory Tower Half Hour," which celebrates its 400th episode -- […]

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WCNY Names Two New "Financial Fitness" Hosts

SYRACUSE -- Following the recent resignation of J. Daniel Pluff, there will be not one, but two new hosts taking WCNY-TV's "Financial Fitness" into its 20th year.  The PBS affiliate says Jim Burns and Vicki Brackens will share hosting duties for the locally-produced program.  Both are familiar faces to viewers: Burns has been guest hosting […]

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Dan Pluff Resigns from WCNY-TV Financial Show

SYRACUSE -- After founding and hosting Financial Fitness on WCNY-TV for the past 20 years, J. Daniel Pluff has recently resigned from the program.  According to an email Pluff sent out to former guests and obtained by, Pluff says he walked out over a disagreement with station management.

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POTW: Behind the Scenes at WCNY's TravelAuc (2012)

SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WCNY may not have traditional pledge drives anymore, but it still needs to generate revenue. During the six nights of TravelAuc, viewers bid on more than 1,000 getaways to destinations near and far. But everything you see on TravelAuc doesn't just magically appear by itself...

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WCNY's TravelAuc to Add Sixth Night

SYRACUSE -- Central New Yorkers who love to hunt down travel deals and help public broadcasting may be pleased to learn WCNY-TV's annual TravelAuc is adding a sixth night this year.  The on-air auction of vacation packages will air 6pm to midnight this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and it continues the same three evenings next […]

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