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CNY stations benefit from Academy of Country Music award nominations

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Nearly every country music station in the three markets covered by CNYRadio.com has a connection to this year's Academy of Country Music awards.  Once again, Syracuse's B104.7 (WBBS) is directly nominated for two ACM awards, while other stations in Syracuse, Utica and Ithaca enjoy nominations for nationally-syndicated talent on their programming […]

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POTW: Big Frog 104 reaches 25th anniversary today

UTICA-ROME -- Many people will "Wear Red" today, to show their support in the fight against heart disease... but hopefully you don't mind if the crew at Big Frog 104 (WFRG) happens to be wearing green today -- it's the 25th anniversary of the "Frog" country radio format in the Mohawk Valley.  Or, as they've […]

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POTW: Country artist Jenna Jentry visits WOLF/Syracuse, WFRG/Utica

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- It's a double feature for our Picture of the Week.  Up and coming country music star Jenna Jentry is touring the country and recently visited two area radio stations.  And while doing some background research about the singer, we found out she's got roots here in Central New York.

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Former WIBX hosts offer "SportsWatch" post-mortems

Updated 1/18 with more comments from more former hosts -- UTICA-ROME -- After a run of more than 40 years, the locally-produced and aptly-named sports talk show SportsWatch ended its run on Townsquare Media news/talk station WIBX 950 last Friday night. We've since heard from some of the folks who've hosted SportsWatch over the years, including […]

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WIBX ends long-running local "SportsWatch" program

UTICA-ROME -- After decades as a staple on the weekday schedule at news/talker WIBX 950, the final buzzer has sounded on SportsWatch.  CNYRadio.com just got word of the show's cancellation as the final show was ending.  Readers who were tuned-in said co-hosts Jeff Monaski and Ray Rich ended the final show -- an abbreviated 30-minute […]

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Utica-Rome Arbitron ratings update adds Townsquare stations

UTICA-ROME -- Earlier this week, we were surprised by the absence of ratings data for Townsquare Media's four radio stations in the latest update from Arbitron.  But we've since heard that Townsquare still subscribes to "the book" in this market.  We checked, and it appears Arbitron has updated the "topline" data to include the cluster, […]

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Roser cluster solo in public view of latest Utica-Rome Arbitron ratings

JAN 11th UPDATE -- Arbitron has revised its "topline" ratings to include Townsquare Media's four stations.  As a result, we have revised our chart, and we have posted a new story to recap the ratings, in light of the new information.  The story which follows was posted a few days earlier, when the original "topline" […]

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WIBX taps Bill Keeler for mornings

UTICA/ROME -- After a little more than two years off the air, Bill Keeler is returning to local morning radio. Starting January 14, he will be hosting mornings at Townsquare Media news/talker WIBX 950.

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POTW: Twelve Days of Utica Christmas (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- About two months ago, we offered our first "Video of the Week," as staffers at Townsquare Media's Utica-Rome cluster danced and lip-synced to the popular Psy song "Gangnam Style."  This week, the gang from Big Frog 104 (WFRG), Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ), Lite 98.7 (WLZW) and news/talker 950 WIBX are back at it again, […]

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Santa Arrives at Utica's Lite 98.7; Next Stop: Mars Hill

UTICA-ROME -- Townsquare Media's Lite 98.7 (WLZW) is the newest addition to the list of Central New York radio stations going all-Christmas.  WLZW Brand Manager Eric Meier tells CNYRadio.com the adult contemporary station made the switch this morning.  And the Syracuse-based Mars Hill Radio Network will soon begin mixing holiday hits in with its religious […]

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