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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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Y94 Joins All-Christmas Bandwagon

SYRACUSE -- There are now two Syracuse radio stations offering holiday hits around the clock. Clear Channel adult contemporary station Y94 (WYYY) made the switch during morning drive today.

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POTW: Townsquare Dances Gangnam Style (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- You probably won't hear Psy's "Gangnam Style" on any of Townsquare Media's Utica-Rome stations (it would be way out-of-format).  But that doesn't keep the staff from enjoying the breakout hit -- and mimicing the South Korean singer's trademark moves off-the-air.

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Glenn Beck's Unforgettable CNY Weekend

LODI -- Aside from his daughter getting married, Glenn Beck has another reason to remember his trip to the Finger Lakes this past weekend.  The nationally-syndicated radio host's SUV slid down a slippery hill, just moments after his wife and son got out of the car.

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POTW: Polly Wogg Hugs Miranda Lambert (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- Hug one person every day for a month... that was the goal for Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning co-host Polly Wogg over the summer.  When she started, she probably had no idea she'd have some of country's biggest stars on her list of hug recipients.

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Longtime Utica Radio GM Replaced

UTICA-ROME -- Several CNYRadio.com readers tell us Mary Jo Beach was relieved of her duties as General Manager and Vice President of Townsquare Media's four station cluster today. Multiple sources tell us the new GM will be Karen Carey, who brings GM experience from running Clear Channel's Rochester cluster. Her first day of work at […]

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POTW: Back in Time to "Jumpin' Country" (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- Longtime residents of the Mohawk Valley might remember that the country format on Big Frog 104 (WFRG) has been around since 1988... but it wasn't called "Big Frog 104," nor was it located at 104.3FM until 1993.  This week, a lucky find at a garage sale takes us back to the earliest years […]

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Arbitron Issues Spring 2012 Utica-Rome Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- The latest audience estimates for radio listenership in the Mohawk Valley have been released by Arbitron.  And just like when we saw the numbers for Syracuse earlier this week, it's difficult to get a "complete" picture of the market.

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