Tag: Regent Communications

Big Frog 104 Searching for Local "Frogfest" Talent

UTICA-ROME -- Mohawk Valley country powerhouse Big Frog 104 (WFRG) is starting to prepare for "Frogfest 22" and that includes an open call this morning for local talent who want to play on the same stage as the national headliner act(s).

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Objections to Regent's Chapter 11 Plan

CINCINNATI, OH -- There are at least two notable objections to the prearranged Chapter 11 plans announced by Regent Communications earlier this month -- one from a shareholder and one from a U.S. trustee.  Regent owns four stations in the Utica-Rome market. Update 3/23: Report says U.S. trustee's objection has been dismissed.

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Eastlan Releases Ratings to Public

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- Arbitron continues to embargo the public release of ratings information for these two markets, but the competing Eastlan Ratings service is now sharing its version of the station performance story with the general public.

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WIBX Prepares for 39th Heart Radiothon

UTICA -- Lots of people in the Mohawk Valley are familiar with "Heart Weekend" but did you know it all started with a radiothon on WIBX almost four decades ago?  The news/talker is getting ready to go live for its 39th year of raising money for the American Heart Association this Friday and Saturday.

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Regent Files for Prearranged Chapter 11

CINCINNATI -- Regent Communications, the parent company of four radio stations in the Utica-Rome market, has filed for a "prearranged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to eliminate $87 million in debt.

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Another ACM Nod for Tom & Becky

SYRACUSE -- For at least the third year in a row, the B104.7 (WBBS) morning show has been nominated for an Academy of Country Music (ACM) award.  And once again, a programmer who used to work in Utica and Watertown gets a nomination for his current station in Albany.

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Big Frog 104 Offers T-Shirts for Haiti Donations

UTICA-ROME -- Virtually every radio station in the country has informed listeners how to donate towards relief efforts in Haiti, but Utica's Big Frog 104 (WFRG) is giving listeners an added incentive to donate -- a free specially-designed t-shirt.

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Snowmobile Show Expanding Beyond CNY

WATERTOWN -- From the better late than never file, good news for C. Lee Hinkleman, Sr.; the local snowmobiling enthusiast's weekly IROC and Beyond Snowmobile Show is picking up plenty of steam. Reports say the show's affiliate base recently expanded to six stations, and that number will soon double.

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Regent Misses Loan Payment Deadline

Update 1/6 at 10:00am - Regent CEO Bill Stakelin tells Tom Taylor on Radio-Info that "we could've made the payment, that wasn't the issue."  Rather, the company "decided to conserve cash" as a strategic decision. CINCINNATI, OH - Regent Communications, the owner of four Utica-Rome radio stations, released a public filing today stating it "did […]

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Bug Country Shifts Spotlight to "Today's New Country"

UTICA-ROME -- After a few weeks of all-Christmas country music, the Roser Communication Networks' duo of Bug Country (WBUG/WBGK) stations is ready to unveil a "more contemporary" playlist tomorrow morning at 9am.  

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