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Fox 68 and My 43 seek full-time Master Control Operator

SYRACUSE -- Fox 68 (WSYT) and My 43 (WNYS) have a full-time opening for a Master Control Operator at the stations' facility on James Street. Among other duties, the MCO will be required to monitor transmitters, receive programming from various sources and handle live switching of both stations.

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Syracuse TV shuffle: Sinclair to buy NBC3 and CW6, sell Fox 68

BALTIMORE, MD -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of Syracuse's Fox 68 (WSYT) is buying NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), as part of a $370 million deal that involves a total of 24 stations in 15 markets.  To satisfy FCC ownership limits, Sinclair plans to sell WSYT.

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National Trades: NBC3 / CW6 Owner Nearing Sale?

Updated 12/3 with a correction -- SYRACUSE -- Barrington Broadcasting, the owner of NBC3 (WSTM) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), is reportedly nearing a deal to sell all 24 of its television stations in 15 markets nationwide. But it's unclear how the deal could impact the two Syracuse stations -- one national trade publication says the leading […]

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Utica-area Man on "Jeopardy!" Tonight

UTICA -- Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a contestant on Jeopardy!? Mike Lonesky of Clinton knows a little bit about the process. He was selected for the long-running game show over the summer, and he'll appear on TV tonight.

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"The Cool TV" Disappears from WNYS 43.2

SYRACUSE -- Although there are several options on cable and online for watching music videos, fans who prefer to get their music video fix on free broadcast TV are out of luck, after "The Cool TV" network recently disappeared from WNYS-TV digital subchannel 43.2.

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UPDATE: Fox 68 and My43 Remain on Dish Network Lineups

SYRACUSE -- Although Sinclair Broadcast Group and Dish Network failed to agree on a new "permanent" retransmission deal before the old one expired overnight, Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) remain available on the satellite provider's lineups.  The two sides have extended the old deal for two weeks as they continue to hash out a new contract.

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Dish Network Loss of Fox 68 and My43 Imminent

UPDATED 8/16 -- Blackout averted temporarily; click here for newer story.  SYRACUSE -- As of Wednesday evening, management at Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) say they're pretty certain both channels will be pulled from Dish Network's lineup at midnight tonight.  That's when a contract allowing the satellite provider to retransmit the two channels will expire -- […]

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Reports: Sale of NewsChannel 9 Parent Company Imminent

UPDATE 7/19: WSYR-TV has been sold to Nexstar; see our newer story here. SYRACUSE -- The parent company of local ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is reportedly getting closer to a sale, nearly four months after initial reports that Newport Television was putting itself on the market.  And it looks like there will be not […]

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"Wheel" and "Jeopardy!" Move to Fox 68 in September

SYRACUSE -- If you're among the few holdouts that still think of Fox as the "fourth network" in television, this might turn your head: after many years on CBS5 (WTVH), highly-rated syndicated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are moving to Fox 68 (WSYT) this fall.

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FCC Ruling Allows TV Stations to Share Same Channel

WASHINGTON, DC -- For years, the FCC has allowed television stations to reduce operating expenses by forming duopolies or other agreements where multiple stations are operated under one roof.  We have examples of this here in Syracuse and Utica.  And soon, there could be another chance to save more money: the FCC has announced a […]

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