Tag: Saga Communications

FCC Fines Saga $10,000 for "Willful Violations"

ITHACA -- The FCC has ordered Saga Communications to pay $10,000 in fines, in regards to what the Commission has ruled to be "willful violations" the company made regarding transmitter W240CB. The ruling came after complaints were filed by the Geneva-based Finger Lakes Media Group, who argued W240CB's signal at 95.9FM had interfered with programming […]

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POTW Quiz: Name Those Vintage Mics! (2010)

ITHACA -- If you've been reading for awhile, you might remember last May, when we had a "Name that Studio" Picture of the Week -- the "mystery studio" was the home studio of Ithaca's Rudy Paolangeli.  This week, Rudy has an impressive collection of vintage microphones... see how many you can identify by make […]

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WNYY Adds "Free Talk Live" 6 Nights a Week

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Progressive Talk 1470 (WNYY) has added Free Talk Live with Mark and Ian to their lineup for one hour, weeknights at 9pm.  The show will also air Saturdays from 9pm to midnight.  The show describes itself as "talk radio that ANYONE can take control of ... about Liberty with a capital L."

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WIBX Legend Betty Allinger Dies

ITHACA -- She was one of the first women to broadcast news on the radio, during World War II. And that's just one of many accomplishments Betty Allinger achieved during her time at Utica's WIBX, and through her heavy involvement with a long list of community organizations outside of the workplace. Betty Allinger died over […]

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Q-Country Goes HD, Subchannels Carry AM Sisters

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- There are three more HD Radio offerings in the market now, thanks to the recent addition of multicasting equipment at Saga's Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY).  The market's perennial ratings leader is now available in HD, and its subchannels are helping to improve the coverage of its two AM sister stations in the Cayuga Radio […]

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Trio Goes "All-Request" to Benefit SPCA

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- For 12 hours tomorrow, you've got the chance to request virtually any song you want on any of three radio stations in the Cayuga Radio Group owned by Saga Communications.  It'll cost you -- but the money's going to a good cause.  It's "Tunes for Tails" to benefit the SPCA of Tompkins County.

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Update: New WNYY Schedule Finalized

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Lineup changes at Saga's Progressive Talk AM 1470 (WNYY) are complete, after last month's sudden shutdown of the Air America network left the station -- and countless others nationwide -- scrambling to fill holes in their schedules. Updated 2/4 at 3:15pm with additional info from PD Geoff Dunn.

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Saga Cluster Dominates Ithaca Ratings

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Stations owned by Saga Communications hold four of the top five spots in the latest public ratings data released by Arbitron. Leading the pack, Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY), posting more than a full-point gain since last spring, going from a 13.8 to a 14.9 among persons age 12+ in the Fall 2009 survey.

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WHCU to Air 2-Part Recap of 2009's Top Stories

ITHACA -- There's been no shortage of big stories for journalists this year, both on the national/world level and on the state/local level.  For the next two weekends, News/Talk 870 WHCU will take some time to recall the biggest stories and some of the most interesting interviews from 2009.

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POTW: A Ton of Toys (2009)

ITHACA -- Good news from the folks at Saga's Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY) to go along with our latest Picture of the Week.  Thanks to many generous listeners, the station's weekend-long plans to collect "A Ton of Toys" actually ended early when the goal was met.

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