Tag: Saga Communications

Thom Hartmann to Broadcast Show from Ithaca

ITHACA -- Nationally-syndicated progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann will broadcast his three-hour program live from Ithaca later this year.  Local affiliate Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY made the announcement today.

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CBS News Radio Goes Chirpless

NATIONWIDE -- If you catch the top-of-hour news on WIBX/Utica, WTNY/Watertown, WHCU/Ithaca or any other CBS affiliate, you'll notice something missing today: those quick little "chirp" tones that had been part of the newscasts for more than three decades.

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WHCU News Job Still Open

ITHACA -- With so many people out of work -- in radio, and in general -- it's not the kind of story we'd expect to be running.  But three weeks since Saga's News-Talk 870 WHCU announced an opening for a news reporter/anchor, APD Dave Vieser reports, "we are a little bit surprised to see a […]

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Todd Messer Leaving WHCU, Replacement Sought

ITHACA -- After about a year of anchoring and reporting at Saga's News/Talk 870 WHCU, Todd Messer is getting ready to move on.  The station has begun the search for his replacement.

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Mark Vanness & Big Jim Donovan Returning to Radio

SYRACUSE -- It's not quite like before, but sidelined on-air personalities Mark Vanness and Big Jim Donovan are returning to the airwaves -- on different stations both in Syracuse -- and both on a part-time basis.

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POTW Quiz: Name That Studio!

MYSTERY LOCATION -- After a depressing start to the short week, we thought we'd try to lighten the mood by adding a little "trivia twist" to the Picture of the Week. Can you identify the studio and what year? OK, so you may not have seen every studio everywhere -- neither have we. How about […]

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POTW: Pedal for Pets Bike-a-Thon (2009)

ITHACA -- Lots of bicycling in and around Ithaca a couple of weekends ago... all to benefit the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.  The Lite Rock 97.3 (WYXL) morning team was there to help get the cyclists motivated and ready to go.

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Xaver Named One of "20 Outstanding Women"

ITHACA -- Not only does she teach broadcasting to college students, she's still actively in the business, too.  Chris Xaver is among the "20 Outstanding Women You Should Know," being honored next month during Womens Expo 2009 in Dryden.

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Saga, Regent Join Traffic Group

Regent and Saga are among four radio companies that announced plans today to join the "Broadcaster Traffic Consortium," a group that distributes traffic data via radio data streams.

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Governor Saturates Local Radio

Governor David A. Paterson was all over Central New York today -- both physically, and on the radio.  Here at HQ, we counted no less than three stations where the Governor provided live interviews today.

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