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Update: Arrangements Set for Joe Graziano

UTICA -- Calling hours for longtime local radio host Joe Graziano are set for today (Tuesday) from 3-6pm at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes at 2222 Genesee Street.  According to the Utica Observer-Dispatch, a Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life with military honors will follow the visitation.  As reported earlier, Graziano died on Friday […]

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Joe Graziano Dies at 74

UTICA/ROME -- Joe Graziano, a Mohawk Valley radio fixture whose career spanned more than half a century, passed away on Friday at the age of 74.  During the last several years of his career, Graziano hosted the Cuppa Joe Show on at least three different radio stations.

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Regent Re-Threatened with Nasdaq Delisting

CINCINNATI -- Regent Communications, the owner of four Utica-Rome radio stations, is once again facing the prospect of being dropped from the Nasdaq Stock Market.  The company has struggled for more than a year to bring its stock price above Nasdaq's standard minimum of $1.00 per share.

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Lite 98.7 Latest to Go All-Christmas

UTICA-ROME -- There are now three stations in the Utica-Rome market playing non-stop Christmas music.  Lite 98.7 (WLZW) made the switch early this morning.  It's the first time in the Regent Communications AC station's 20-year history that the all-Christmas switch was flipped before Christmas Eve.

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POTW: Happy Birthday, Lite 98.7! (2004)

UTICA-ROME -- Today is the 20th anniversary for Regent AC Lite 98.7 (WLZW).  For today's Picture of the Week, we're re-running an old POTW from the original CNYRadio.com, when the station celebrated 15 years on the air.  Also Inside: a rundown of the personalities-from-the-past who will be returning to the Utica airwaves for the "20th […]

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Premiere Cancels "Jeff Foxworthy Countdown"

About 300 country stations nationwide -- including three in Central New York -- are hunting for new programming to fill their weekend schedules after Premiere Radio Networks cancelled the long-running "Jeff Foxworthy Countdown" today.

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Citadel Media Cutbacks Impact Oldiez 96

UTICA-ROME -- At least three people were pinkslipped from the on-air lineup at Regent's Oldiez 96 (WODZ) today... but Regent had no control over the changes.  The decision was made by Citadel Media, who supplies the station's syndicated "Classic Hits" satellite feed outside of morning drive.

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Taylor: Chapter 11 for Regent? (And 3Q Reports from Saga, CC)

Less than a week after Citadel Broadcasting announced it may soon be exploring "the possibility of seeking relief through a Chapter 11 filing," one prominent online columnist explains why he thinks Regent could be in a similar situation.  Both companies own stations in Central New York.

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Former Kiss-FM Personalities Find New Jobs

UTICA/ROME -- Two personalities who exited Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) within two days of each other in September have found new jobs in radio.  Former middayer Jesse Jordan has been hired for the same daypart in a significantly larger market down the Thruway, while former night jock "Intern Dave" drops his nickname to fill some shifts at […]

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Lite 98.7 Gearing Up for 20th Anniversary

UTICA-ROME -- Starting today, you'll begin to hear some familiar voices from the past on Regent mainstream AC Lite 98.7 (WLZW).  Some former personalities will be appearing on the airwaves as the station nears it's 20th anniversary in late November.

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