Tag: Rich Lauber

Rich Lauber joins The Dinosaur

SYRACUSE - Longtime former B104.7 personality and programmer Rich Lauber is back on the radio, joining the weekend lineup at 95.3 / 103.9 The Dinosaur (WSEN) as of this weekend.

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Former Congresswoman Buerkle to host WSYR talk show

SYRACUSE -- Ann Marie Buerkle, who served one term as a U.S. Representative from 2011 to 2013, says she's going to debut a one-hour weekend talk show on Newsradio 570 and 106.9 WSYR.  The new show, which is actually paid programming, begins on May 25.

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Hot 107.9 apparently running at reduced power

SYRACUSE -- Multiple readers say they've had trouble listening to Hot 107.9 (WWHT) over the past few days. It appears that Clear Channel has temporarily reduced the power at the transmitter in order to perform some engineering work.

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WSYR among finalists for NAB Crystal Radio Awards

SYRACUSE -- Every year, only 50 radio stations are selected as finalists for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards.  This year, Syracuse news/talker WSYR is one of just three stations in New York State to make the list.

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Savage Returns to WSYR Lineup Tonight

SYRACUSE -- Nearly a month after Dr. Michael Savage suddenly disappeared from radio stations across the country, the California-based host returns to the airwaves tonight.  Although his new syndication deal was announced last week, it wasn't until late this afternoon that Clear Channel's WSYR announced they would be restoring Savage to the lineup, effective with […]

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WSYR Refuses Savage Replacement; Offers More Hannity

SYRACUSE -- While many of Michael Savage's former affiliates across the country simply stayed with the replacement offered by Savage's former syndicator, that's not the case in Syracuse.  News Talk 106.9 and 570 WSYR has instead chosen to give listeners more of Sean Hannity.

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Michael Savage Lawsuit Victory Triggers Radio Hiatus

SYRACUSE -- Nationally-syndicated talk show host Michael Savage will be absent from News Talk 106.9 and 570 WSYR and hundreds of other affiliates across the country until further notice, after the California-based host won a long-running lawsuit with his former syndicator, Talk Radio Network.

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WSYR Turns 90 Today... Sans Fanfare

SYRACUSE -- The early 1920s marked the birth of commercial radio across the world. While Pittsburgh's KDKA is widely known (though often disputed) as the world's first commercial station, Syracuse wasn't very far behind. But to listen to WSYR today, you wouldn't know the station has a big birthday this weekend.

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UPDATE: Gary Nolan NOT Headed Back North

Updated 12:50pm -- SYRACUSE -- Former Syracuse talk show host Gary Nolan isn't coming back to New York State, as we reported here this morning.  While Clear Channel has named Gary Nolan as the new PD for two radio stations in Binghamton, it's not the same Gary Nolan who previously hosted an afternoon drive talk […]

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Clear Channel Syracuse Cuts 4: Reith, Marisay, 2 Producers

SYRACUSE -- Earlier today, we reported Jim Reith has exited WSYR radio, after 27 years at the news/talk station.  It appears Reith's departure is among many nationwide, ordered by WSYR's owner, Clear Channel Communications.  Since this afternoon, the tips have poured in, and we've learned at least three others received pink slips in Syracuse today.

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