Tag: Syracuse University

WJPZ Alumni Banquet Underway

SYRACUSE - The Beat of Syracuse, Z89 (WJPZ) is celebrating its 24th birthday this weekend, with a special on-air birthday celebration this evening, and a banquet tomorrow night with SU alum Elvis Duran, currently host of "the real Z Morning Zoo" at Z-100 WHTZ in New York City.

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WAER Featured as "Tower Site of the Week"

Syracuse University's WAER 88.3 FM is this week's new addition to Scott Fybush's "Tower Site of the Week" website.  Regular readers know the page is more than just info about the station's tower... you can get a peek inside the studios, and a brief history of the station.

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Tavis Smiley to Speak at Syracuse University

Public television and radio talk show host Tavis Smiley will be offering a free lecture at Syracuse University later this month.  His syndicated radio show is heard on public radio stations in the Ithaca-Cortland and Watertown markets.

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Bob Costas Visiting Syracuse in September

Shortly after Bob Costas finishes doing his part to help NBC produce 3600 hours of Olympics coverage in Beijing next month, he's expected to return to Syracuse to receive a special honor.

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Your Opinion: Sports on FM Radio?

It's become more common in the past few years, especially in Syracuse -- live coverage of sporting events on FM music stations.  What do you think of the practice?  Our weekly poll on the topic is already closed, but you can still post comments with your thoughts.

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WFAN's Carton to Host WJPZ Alumni Event

WFAN-AM New York morning host Craig Carton will be the keynote speaker at WJPZ's 23rd annual "Birthday Bash" in March 1, according to the SU student-run station's Alumni Association.  The first induction class into the newly-created "WJPZ Hall of Fame" will also take place at the banquet.

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Z89 Stunts into New Format

Z89 (WJPZ) unveils a slightly new format today. After playing Michael Jackson's "Beat It" for 24 hours non-stop on Monday, the Syracuse University student-run station played a heart-beat most of the day Tuesday. At 8:09pm, they launched their new format, "The Beat of Syracuse." It's similar to the old Top 40 format, but leans more rythmic. The station also boasts a new request line and a new website at

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Boeheim: Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me

Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim will be in the hot seat when NPR's quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me comes to town this fall.

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WAER makes its move

SYRACUSE -- Jazz 88 (WAER) has relocated its studios and offices for the fourth time in its 56-year history. The new facilities are in Half Hall at the northeast corner of Euclid and Ostrom avenues. Lack of space at the station's previous home in SU's Newhouse building was the main reason for the move, that, […]

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WSYR, TK-99 want SU play-by-play contract

Three years ago, 570 WSYR lost its Syracuse University play-by-play contract to 95X (WAQX) and WNSS 1260 AM. This July that contract is up, and WSYR as well as TK-99 (WTKW) are looking to become 'The Voice of the Orange.

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