Tag: Saga Communications

Electrical Problem Sidelines WNYY

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- According to an email alert issued to listeners at 12:03pm, Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY is off the air due to "a major electrical problem" at the transmitter site. But GM Susan Johnston says the station is still available for HD Radio listeners via WQNY-HD2.

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Ithaca Talker Bringing Press & Miller to Town

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- The official press release says "Stop the Press - It's Miller Time!"  Saga's Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY is bringing syndicated talk hosts Bill Press and Stephanie Miller into town next month, and tickets are just $10 to see both.

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WHCU Looking for News Staffers

ITHACA -- News-Talk 870/95.9 (WHCU) is putting out the call for applications "for future openings in the Cayuga Radio Group news department," says Assistant PD Dave Veiser.

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WHCU Back on FM via Translator

ITHACA -- Saga news/talker WHCU is back on the FM dial.  Well, it's already on the FM dial if you have an HD Radio receiver, but now you can listen with a regular FM radio.  The station's primary coverage on 870AM is now supplemented by the return of translator W240CB at 95.9FM.

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Cayuga Radio Seeking Chief Engineer

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Saga's cluster of Ithaca/Cortland stations, also known as The Cayuga Radio Group, is looking for a new Chief Engineer.  The official job posting reads as follows:

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Reports: Glenn Beck Could Go Blind

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- During one of his national tour appearances over the weekend, Glenn Beck told fans he has been diagnosed with macular distrophy, a disease that could cost the syndicated talk show host his vision.  Beck's syndicated show has affiliates in all four markets of's coverage area.

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NYSBA Awards: Cayuga Radio Group Wins Two

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Saga's "Cayuga Radio Group" is adding more NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting trophies to its collection. The station won a pair of awards at NYSBA's annual awards competition last night in Bolton Landing, north of Albany.

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Weekend Changes at News-Talk 870

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Listeners of News-Talk 870 WHCU will notice a few changes to the station's weekend programming schedule starting this weekend.  A longtime local real-estate show is leaving the lineup, and a Sunday gardening show is being replaced.

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WHCU Contributor Jay Gallagher Dies

ALBANY -- He worked primarily in print media, referred to as "the dean" of State Capitol journalists by the Albany Times-Union... but he was also a frequent contributor to WHCU's Morning Newswatch.  Former Gannett Albany bureau chief Jay Gallagher passed away Monday evening in an Albany hospital after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a year.  Today, […]

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I-100 Pays Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- It's a special edition of the locally-produced Homemade Jam this weekend on rocker I-100 (WIII).  The show will be paying tribute to Cortland native and rock star Ronnie James Dio, who died this past Monday at the age of 67.  Dio's wife announced last November that Dio had been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

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