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Bug Country Shifts Spotlight to "Today's New Country"

UTICA-ROME -- After a few weeks of all-Christmas country music, the Roser Communication Networks' duo of Bug Country (WBUG/WBGK) stations is ready to unveil a "more contemporary" playlist tomorrow morning at 9am.  

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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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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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Bug Country Catches Holiday Fever

UTICA-ROME -- There are two more places on the FM dial to find wall-to-wall holiday tunes in the Mohawk Valley starting today -- the pair of "Bug Country" stations owned by Roser Communications Network.  But WBGK/Newport and WBUG/Fort Plain are remaining in-format... 

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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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It's Now Official: Spears Returns to Kiss Mornings

UTICA-ROME -- The rumors were rampant 4 days ago, but it's now official: former Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) morning host Gary Spears will be back in the air chair Monday morning, reclaiming the show he left back in March.  Not much else in the way of new details beyond our earlier coverage, which follows:

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Kiss-FM Hires Morning Host

UTICA-ROME -- The soap opera of changes in the airstaff lineup at Roser CHR duo Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) appears to be nearing an end.  The station recently hired a new overnight jock, and their website is promoting the debut of a new morning host next week.  But signs indicate the selection may NOT be so new.

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Kiss-FM Fills Jockless Hours

UTICA -- A quick update to the schedule at Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU).  We've noticed PD Shaun Andrews has moved from middays to a new 7-hour shift running from 6am to 1pm.  And newly-promoted afternoon driver S-Dot extends his shift too, taking over for Andrews until the syndicated Jackson Blue show begins at 7pm.

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Kiss-FM Goes Syndicated for Nights

UTICA-ROME -- Less than a week after Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) night jock "Intern Dave" Wheeler was shown the door from the Roser Communications Network duo, there's a new personality on the air.  But don't count on meeting Jackson Blue at any station remotes -- it's a long drive from Texas.

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