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Utica-Rome Arbitron ratings update adds Townsquare stations

UTICA-ROME -- Earlier this week, we were surprised by the absence of ratings data for Townsquare Media's four radio stations in the latest update from Arbitron.  But we've since heard that Townsquare still subscribes to "the book" in this market.  We checked, and it appears Arbitron has updated the "topline" data to include the cluster, […]

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Roser cluster solo in public view of latest Utica-Rome Arbitron ratings

JAN 11th UPDATE -- Arbitron has revised its "topline" ratings to include Townsquare Media's four stations.  As a result, we have revised our chart, and we have posted a new story to recap the ratings, in light of the new information.  The story which follows was posted a few days earlier, when the original "topline" […]

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POTW: "Talk of the Town" Celebrates 1st Anniversary (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- It's been a little over a year since Mark Piersma and Frank Elias started co-hosting WUTQ's midday talk show, Talk of the Town.  Last week, the station celebrated the milestone with a special edition of the program, featuring plenty of special guests and donations were collected for the Utica Food Bank.

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New Lineup Begins on WUSP, WRCK and 95.5FM

UTICA/ROME -- Although word of a new format on two AM radio stations and an FM translator was first leaked in late July, it wasn't clear exactly when the new lineup would begin on WUSP 1550, WRCK 1480 and translator 95.5FM (W238CA).  That question is answered now; an observant CNYRadio.com reader says the new lineup […]

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UPDATE: Three Utica Radio Stations Going Sports to be LMA'ed then Sold

Updated 5:00pm -- UTICA-ROME -- There's new information this evening about the three-station format flip we initially reported late Sunday night: WUTQ(AM), WRCK and translator 95.5 FM (W238CA) will eventually be sold for $350,000 to former WKTV executives Frank Abbadessa and Tom Coyne.

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Three Utica Stations Flipping to Sports, WUTQ(AM) to Become WUSP

Updated 7/23 -- UTICA-ROME -- Roser Communications Network's 95.5FM (W238CA), 1550 WUTQ and 1480 WRCK have broken away from simulcasting the news/talk/music format of 100.7 WUTQ-FM. Several signs point to the three stations flipping to a new sports talk format. While 100.7 will keep the WUTQ-FM calls, it appears 1550 WUTQ(AM) will be changing to […]

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Arbitron Issues Spring 2012 Utica-Rome Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- The latest audience estimates for radio listenership in the Mohawk Valley have been released by Arbitron.  And just like when we saw the numbers for Syracuse earlier this week, it's difficult to get a "complete" picture of the market.

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Buffalo Bills Moving to TK99 and WOUR

Updated 6/22 -- SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- After a ten-year affiliation with The Score 1260 (WSKO) in Syracuse and one season with WUTQ in Utica, the Buffalo Bills will have new affiliates in both markets this coming season. Galaxy Communications has inked a deal to carry the games on TK99/105 (WTKV/WTKW) in Syracuse and Oswego, and on […]

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Utica Sports Blogger Profiles Brent Axe's Career

SYRACUSE -- We first told you last week of Utica Observer-Dispatch blogger Don Laible's series of "where are they now" type interviews with sports broadcasters who got their start in Utica. Little did we know then, that the series wasn't over: Liable started off this week with a two-part series about The Score 1260 (WSKO) […]

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POTW: Mark Piersma's New Look (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- What do you think of Mark Piersma's new fashions?  The co-host of 100.7 WUTQ's daily Talk of the Town posed for a few humorous shots while attending the annual Red Hat Luncheon, which serves as a major fundraiser for a local senior citizen center.

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