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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
UTICA-ROME -- One week ago: six people shot, four fatally, at two locations in Herkimer in Mohawk. For several hours, the suspect remains at large. Utica newsrooms scramble to cover the unfolding situation. Even news crews from Albany, Syracuse and Rochester hightailed it to Thruway Exit 30. A week later, one newsroom is getting some […]
SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- Despite the odd selection of March 9 (as opposed to the seemingly more-obvious March 16) for Saint Patrick's parades in both Syracuse and Utica, crowds turned out in huge numbers. And as always, broadcasters were a big part of those parades. Today, we've got three "Pictures of the Week" submitted by […]
UTICA-ROME -- The syndicated "True Oldies Channel" is back in the market -- this time, at Arjuna Broadcasting's 1420 WNRS Herkimer. The format replaces a unique "split" schedule which featured a combination of sports and business talk from two different networks.