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Musical Chairs at Oldiez 96 and Big Frog 104

UTICA-ROME -- Last month's unexpected removal of longtime Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning host Matt Herkimer has had a ripple effect throughout the market. It looks like the dust is finally settling, after a round of "musical chairs" between WFRG and sister Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ).

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Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

UTICA-ROME -- Former WIBX 950 news anchor Jeanette Lenoir is reportedly suing WIBX parent Townsquare Media, after obtaining a "Notice of Right to Sue" from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Lenoir alleges she was paid less than white colleagues, overlooked for promotional opportunities and was fired without explanation in 2012.

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Matt Herkimer exits Big Frog 104 after 25 years

Updated 8:20pm -- UTICA-ROME -- For the first time in its 25-year history, perennial market leader Big Frog 104 (WFRG) is playing "the best and most country" without its longtime morning host.  Matt Herkimer's bio and photo disappeared from the station website over the weekend, and he's not on the air this morning.

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Y94 and Lite 98.7 flip the all-Christmas switch

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- The mystery is over as to when Clear Channel's Y94 (WYYY Syracuse) and Townsquare Media's Lite 98.7 (WLZW Utica) would trade-in their usual adult contemporary formats to go all-Christmas.  Both stations made the switch on Friday afternoon.

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WIBX seeking reporter, Geruntino moving to WRVO

UTICA/ROME -- The newsroom at Townsquare Media's 950 WIBX is a bit shorthanded this week, following the departure of Gino Geruntino.  He has accepted a new position with Oswego NPR affiliate WRVO, leaving WIBX on the search for a replacement.

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65th anniversary of WIBX move from 1230 to 950AM [AUDIO]

UTICA-ROME -- Sixty-six years ago today, on May 2, 1947, federal regulators gave WIBX the green light to move to its current home at 950AM. Thanks to a former WIBX broadcaster, we're pleased to share an aircheck of the switch from 1230AM to 950AM.

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POTW: Keith Urban wishes Big Frog 104Polly Wogg a happy birthday (2013)

UTICA-ROME -- A belated "hoppy birthday" to Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning co-host Polly Wogg! Last week, she turned 40. Earlier this month, she asked Keith Urban if he'd sing her a birthday song. Although she didn't get exactly what she asked for, Polly Wogg was still very excited about the special gift she receive […]

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Trudy celebrates 15 years with Lite 98.7

UTICA-ROME -- Although she started at Lite 98.7 (WLZW) exactly 20 years ago today, midday host Trudy announced she's celebrating 15 years with the adult contemporary station today.  Many broadcasters joke that they got into broadcasting so they wouldn't have to do math, but Trudy says there's a good reason for the numbers not matching […]

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POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

UTICA-ROME -- Just a little over a week since the Mohawk Valley was jolted by a deadly shooting rampage, an unprecedented effort by local broadcasters.  Journalists and disc jockeys set competition aside to help raise money for community organizations that are helping victims of the horrific events of March 13.

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Air talent shuffle at Utica's Oldiez 96.1

UTICA-ROME -- Even though it doesn't look or feel like spring in Central New York, there's been some "spring cleaning" on at least one local radio station.  Classic hits Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ) shuffled its jock lineup and made some other changes this week.

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