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Former Fox 68 Owner Chuck McFadden Dies

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Charles "Chuck" McFadden, a former owner of Fox 68 (WSYT) in Syracuse, passed away on Monday at the age of 79.  After more than three decades in various television sales and management jobs, McFadden formed his own company in the late 80s and bought WSYT in 1991, operating the station until […]

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Reminder: "Protecting Our Children" on Several Syracuse Stations Tomorrow

SYRACUSE -- As reported right here earlier this month, several local television stations will be putting aside competition for one hour tomorrow night, joining forces to raise awareness about child abuse in Central New York.  Protecting Our Children will air in three different timeslots tomorrow night -- the most-prominent being at 7:00pm, when six TV stations […]

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TV Stations Unite to Raise Child Abuse Awareness

Updated 4/5 with additional details -- SYRACUSE -- On Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm, five local TV stations will be airing the same program at the same time. Two other stations will also run the program, at different times. It's an unprecedented movement to raise awareness of a very serious topic: child abuse. The one-hour […]

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Former WSYR-TV Reporter Lewke Joins Albany's WRGB

ALBANY -- Former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) reporter Jennifer Lewke, who left the Syracuse ABC affiliate earlier this year, is back on television.  Our thanks to an observant CNYTVNews.com reader, who spotted a report from Lewke yesterday on CBS 6 (WGRB) in Albany.

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Fox 68 and My43 Reach Deal to Stay on Time Warner Cable

SYRACUSE -- Time Warner Cable says it has reached a long-term deal for rights to retransmit Fox 68 (WSYT), My43 (WNYS) and 26 other television stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, in markets where Sinclair and Time Warner deal with each other.

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Time Warner & Sinclair Reach "Agreement in Principle"

SYRACUSE -- While your editor was away for a road trip this weekend, Sinclair Broadcast Group stations Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) were supposed to disappear from local Time Warner Cable systems.  But they didn't -- the cable company says it and Sinclair have reached an "agreement in principle" to keep the stations on […]

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Fox 68 & My43 Blackouts Averted... For Now

SYRACUSE -- The new year begins with new developments in the ongoing dispute between Time Warner Cable and Sinclair Broadcast Group.  Instead of being pulled off cable lineups nationwide last night, 31 Sinclair stations -- including Syracuse's Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS), will remain available on cable... for at least two more weeks. 

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Time Warner Disputes with Smith & Sinclair Heat Up

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- There's still no end in sight to two separate disputes involving Time Warner Cable and the owners of different local television stations.  In Syracuse, Sinclair-owned stations Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) are set to disappear from Time Warner lineups at 11:59pm on Friday night.  In Utica, Smith Media's NBC affiliate […]

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Sinclair Threatens to Pull Fox 68, My 43 off Cable

SYRACUSE -- You probably heard of the well-hyped corporate battle between Fox and Comcast over cable TV carriage... but since Comcast doesn't operate here, you probably didn't care that much.  But now, there's a corporate battle that could upset local cable television customers when the new year rings in: Sinclair Broadcast Group is threatening to pull […]

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WSYT Goes Country on 68.2

SYRACUSE -- There's a new local broadcast option for local country music lovers: it's "The Country Network" airing on local Fox affiliate WSYT's digital subchannel 68.2. WSYT is among a dozen new affiliates nationwide to join the network.

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