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Syndicated Jock/PD Dave Michaels Dies at 60

DALLAS -- Dave Michaels, the PD and midday host Citadel Media's syndicated "Classic Hits" service, has died at the age of 60, reports Radio-Info.com. For several years, Michaels and his "Workday Request Party" could be heard locally on Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ) in Utica.

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WLZW's Rich Lawrence Bids Farewell

UTICA/ROME -- In less than two hours, "Flashback Saturday Night" host Rich Lawrence will be signing off Lite 98.7 (WLZW) for the last time.  Lawrence says he's had a blast over the past five years he had been on the station's part-time roster, but he says it's time to move on.

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POTW: WIBX's 40th Heart Radiothon (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- It's another victorious battle in the ongoing war against heart disease.  The 40th WIBX Heart Radiothon, which started a week ago today, raised $36,000 toward the "Heart Weekend" total of $1.1 Million to benefit the American Heart Association.  As per tradition for the Heart Radiothon, a long list of guests took turns sitting […]

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New Logo for Utica's WIBX

UTICA/ROME -- You may remember reading here last week about big changes to the on-air branding of news/talker WIBX in Utica.  This week, the station unveiled a brand new logo to support those changes.

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Switch from CBS to Fox Part of WIBX Rebranding

UTICA/ROME -- It's a busy week at Townsquare Media's WIBX. After 76 years as an affiliate of CBS News, the station is now running Fox News Radio at the top of the hour. There's also new imaging, a new station voice, and the staffers are gearing up for the station's 40th annual Heart Radiothon this […]

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WIBX Seeks Part-time Reporter/Anchor

UTICA/ROME -- Newsradio 950 WIBX is expanding its newsroom. The Townsquare Media station is looking to hire a part-timer to help with reporting needs during the week, and to anchor weekend newscasts.

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POTW: Buckets Blakes Balances Basketballs with Big Frog's Polly Wogg (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- Yes, too much time was invested in the title for our latest Picture of the Week.  She's known for spinning country tunes... but earlier this week, Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning co-host Polly Wogg got a lesson in spinning basketballs, from Buckets Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters.

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POTW: Annual Coat Drive (2010)

UTICA/ROME -- Last week, we put out the call for stations to let us know what they're doing to help their communities during the holiday season.  And last night on Facebook, we put out an urgent call for Picture of the Week submissions -- it's been such a busy news week, we never had time […]

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Utica Townsquare Stations Revamp Websites

UTICA/ROME -- The four stations owned by Connecticut-based Townsquare Media have brand new websites.  The company says it's part of an initiative to "re-launch all its local radio stations' digital properties" -- for 171 radio stations in 36 markets -- by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

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POTW: Early Days of WIBX (c. 1926)

UTICA/ROME -- News/talker WIBX 950 turns 85 years old on Sunday.  We hadn't realized the big milestone was approaching until CNYRadio.com reader Jerry Reed sent in a picture from the very early days of the station -- along with a history of the station he compiled in 1991.  So we have not only a picture, but […]

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