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POTW: Stuffing the Bus with KISS-FM (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- It's a joint effort between radio and TV stations in the Mohawk Valley, and organizers say this year's "Stuff the Bus" toy drive is on pace to surpass last year's total of 8,000+ toys.  The entire thing wraps up with two events taking place tomorrow -- in New Hartford and in Utica.

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Roser to Buy WRCK/Utica for $425,000

UTICA-ROME -- Locally-owned Roser Communications Network is poised to purchase radio station WRCK from the California-based Educational Media Foundation.  The sale, with its $425,000 price tag, was "accepted for filing" by the FCC today, as first reported this morning by AllAccess.com.  No word yet on what Roser plans to do with WRCK, but one thing's […]

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Kiss-FM Interview Gets Ink from Perez Hilton

UTICA/ROME -- Some national attention for morning show host Gary "Big Poppa" Spears at Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU), after an interview he conducted on-air yesterday morning caught the attention of famous celebrity news blogger Perez Hilton.  Spears was chatting with American Idol season 3 finalist Diana DeGarmo, when she unleashed an interesting development about her love life.

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WUTQ Talk Show to Add Co-Host Monday

UTICA/ROME -- Starting Monday, Mark Piersma will have a new co-host on his weekday show, Talk of the Town on Roser Communications Networks' WUTQ.  Longtime local business leader Frank Elias will join the three-hour gabfest, according to a press release from the station.

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Roser Cluster Efforts to Help Local Irene Victims

UTICA/ROME -- While the rain of Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Irene wasn't too intense for Syracuse, the Utica/Rome area got hit quite hard.  Several streets in Oneida and Herkimer Counties have been closed due to severe flooding, and in fact, the NYS Thruway remains closed as of Tuesday night between Syracuse and Amsterdam.  The locally-owned Roser cluster […]

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POTW: Radio/TV Chat in Utica (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- As reported here earlier this week, staffers at ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox affiliate WFXV are feverishly preparing for the September 12 launch of "Eyewitness News."  Aside from learning how to use all their spiffy new HD gear, reporters and anchors have been logging plenty of miles around the area, getting themselves familiar […]

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Utica's WUTQ Signs with Buffalo Bills

UTICA/ROME -- Until now, the Buffalo Bills Radio Network has had a gap in coverage between Syracuse and Albany. That gap will be at least partially filled this season as Roser Communications Network's 95.5FM (WUTQ/WADR/W238CA) becomes the network's newest affiliate.

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POTW: Chilling Birthday Celebration (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- You might call it a chilly way to celebrate a birthday.  Or you might be reminded of the recurring Saturday Night Live sketch where frequent host Justin Timberlake sings jingles while dressed as a mascot.

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POTW: A Change for Johnny Lew (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- Earlier this month, you read here that Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) has started the search for a new night jock after Johnny Lew announced he's leaving the station.  After nearly two years with the CHR station, Lew's last show is tonight.

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Kiss-FM Seeks New Night Host / Webmaster

UTICA/ROME -- Roser Communications Networks CHR Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) is on the hunt for a new night host and webmaster, as Johnny Lew announces he's leaving the station.  "After almost two great years," PD Shaun Andrews says Lew's last day is Friday.

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