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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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Dr. Dean Edell's Prescription: Retirement

SAN FRANCISCO -- Several local radio stations may need to look for new programming, after the widely-syndicated Dr. Dean Edell announced yesterday that he's retiring from his medical advice show at the end of the year.  The show has local affiliates in Syracuse, Utica-Rome and Ithaca/Cortland, among others.

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Lite 98.7 Flips All-Christmas Switch

UTICA-ROME -- There are now two stations in the Mohawk Valley playing holiday hits around the clock.  Just like last year, Lite 98.7 (WLZW) chose today, the day after Thanksgiving, as the date to make the change.

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All-Christmas in Syracuse and Utica-Rome

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- With Halloween 2010 just barely into the history books, two local radio stations are already looking ahead to Christmas.  And based on previous years' experience (2009 | 2008) -- it's no surprise that Galaxy's Sunny 102 (WZUN/Phoenix) and Mix 102.5 (WUMX/Rome) are those first two stations to make the switch.

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Kim Komando Switches Syracuse Affiliates

SYRACUSE -- Fans of computer whiz Kim Komando's weekend talk show will have to flip the dial from AM to FM starting this weekend. They'll also get to sleep in a bit later. She's moving from Leatherstocking's trio of "CNY Talk Radio" stations over Citadel's 105.9FM The Big Talker (WXTL).

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POTW: The Roys Visit Utica (2010)

UTICA-ROME -- The brother-and-sister national country recording artists known as The Roys recently stopped by the studios of Big Frog 104 (WFRG).

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Leatherstocking Overtakes WUTI 1150, Flips to Talk

Updated 9/21 at 7:30pm - UTICA/ROME -- The endless stream of music on WUTI 1150 is coming to an end.  Owner Bud Williamson told CNYRadio.com late this evening that "1150 will be programmed by Leatherstocking [Media Group] starting tomorrow."  We presume WUTI will carry the same "CNY Talk Radio" lineup as Leatherstocking stations WFBL/Syracuse and […]

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Hannity In, Ingraham Out at WIBX

Updated 5:30pm with a correction - UTICA-ROME -- Sean Hannity is about to get more air time in the Mohawk Valley.  Newsradio 950 WIBX, which has carried Hannity's "best of" shows on Sundays, will be adding the conservative talker to its weekday lineup, starting Monday.  As a result, Laura Ingraham is out and WIBX is […]

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Slicing and Dicing Utica-Rome Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- Even though Arbitron didn't release its Spring 2010 ratings estimates to the general public (the market's actually been embargoed since the Fall 2008 book), Arbitron's Fair Use policy says media can report on certain ratings data -- as long as the data is provided by subscribers.  That's just what happened, so for the […]

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