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Wanna RoCK? Heritage WRCK Call Letters Up for Grabs

UTICA-ROME -- Do you own a rock station?  Would you like to legally identify it as WRCK, just like the former "Rock 107" did for decades?  After acquiring the heritage call letters in March, locally-owned Roser Communications moved them to from 100.7FM to 1480AM in Remsen, and the company is now reportedly entertaining offers to […]

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Roser Hires Midday Talent for WUTQ

UTICA-ROME -- Although listeners first discovered WUTQ's expansion to the 100.7FM frequncy about ten days ago, Roser Communications Network officially announced the changes Monday night.  In addition, the company says it has hired Taylor Harris to host the music hours heard middays on the four-frequency simulcast.

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WRCK Returns to Air as WUTQ Simulcast

Updated 3/18 at 7:00pm -- UTICA-ROME -- It may not be a surprise to local prognosticators, but it's now official: 100.7 WRCK is now simulcasting the hybrid news/talk/music format originally branded as "95.5 WUTQ."  WRCK's new owner, Utica-based Roser Communications Network, has already applied to change WRCK's call sign to WUTQ-FM.

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Utica's 100.7 WRCK Steering Listeners to 93.5 WOKR

UTICA-ROME -- The sale of 100.7 WRCK appears to be getting closer and closer to completion.  This afternoon, current owner EMF started looping a message telling listeners of the syndicated "Air1" network to change their station preset buttons to nearby Air1 affiliate 93.5 WOKR. 

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Rapper Ja Rule Calls Big Poppa on Kiss-FM from Nearby Prison

UTICA-ROME -- Gary "Big Poppa" Spears probably had no idea what he was in for this morning, when he mentioned that today, Leap Year Day, also happens to be the birthday of rapper Ja Rule.  The rapper, serving time at Mid-State Correctional Facility in nearby Marcy, heard the mention on-air, called-in and chatted with Spears […]

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Roser Communications Seeks On-Air Personality

UTICA/ROME -- The locally-owned Roser Communications Network, which operates a cluster of radio stations and an advertising agency in Utica, is looking to hire an on-air personality.  But, for the time being, the company isn't specifying which station has the opening.

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POTW: Mr. & Mrs. Dave Silvers Meet Toby Keith

UTICA-ROME -- If you're a fan of either country music or the Fox TV series "Glee," you're familiar with the Toby Keith song "Red Solo Cup."  So it's only appropriate for Bug Country 99.7 and 101.1's Dave Silvers and his wife Sandy to be holding a couple of the famous cups when they met the […]

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Stations Respond to Whitney Houston's Death

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- In various ways, radio stations (even some who don't normally play her music) went out of their way to respond to the death of singing superstar Whitney Houston.  The winner of six Grammys and one Emmy (and more than 400 other awards) died at the age of 48 on Saturday night, […]

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FCC Approves WRCK Sale to Roser Communucations

UTICA/ROME -- The locally-owned Roser Communications Network is one big step closer to picking up another radio station. The FCC announced today that it has approved Roser's plan to buy WRCK 100.7 from Educational Media Foundation. The $425,000 deal was first revealed in November.

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New Spanish-Language Radio Show in Utica

UTICA-ROME -- "Superior 95.5" sounds like the name of a new radio station, but it's actually the name of a new Spanish-language program airing on WUTQ 95.5 (WUTQ/WADR). The one-hour show, produced and hosted by Adolfo Cova, airs Saturdays at noon.

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