Former Syracuse radio DJ Don Bombard dies

Former Syracuse radio DJ Don Bombard, whose career eventually took him to the legendary WCBS-FM in New York City, has died. His wife made the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. Bombard's radio career started in 1962 when he was 15, when he won a guest DJ contest on WOLF 1490. The DJ who introduced […]

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Where Are They Now: Anish Shroff Joins Carolina Panthers

SYRACUSE -- Former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) sports anchor Anish Shroff has a new job. This week, the Carolina Panthers selected the Syracuse / Newhouse graduate to become the new play-by-play voice for the Panthers Radio Network.

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Radio veteran John "Jack" Hessmiller dies

SYRACUSE -- Former WAER-FM sportcaster and WOLF 1490 news reporter John "Jack" Hessmiller, Jr., has died. An obituary published today reports the former broadcaster passed in May at the age of 58, following an illness. A memorial service is planned for August 3.

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Syracuse radio ratings update: WRVO leads public stations

SYRACUSE -- Earlier this week, Arbitron released its Winter 2013 "topline" audience estimates for subscribing commercial radio stations in the Syracuse market.  The initial report skips non-commercial stations, but Arbitron allows those numbers to be released -- a few days later -- by the Radio Research Consortium.  And for this latest "book," Oswego-based WRVO was […]

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WAER names headliner for Jazz Appreciation Month celebration

SYRACUSE -- She has performed with big names like Beyoncé and Nancy Wilson, and soon, modern jazz artist Tia Fuller will be performing in Syracuse.  WAER-FM 88.3 announced today, the acclaimed saxophonist will headline its Jazz Appreciation Month celebration in late April.

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Big awards for 3 former Syracuse sportscasters

SALISBURY, NC-- Dave Pasch, Bill Roth and Steve Hyder have been named "Sportcasters of the Year" in their respective current home states, by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.  All three men have previously worked as sportscasters in Syracuse.

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Syracuse University's WAER seeks Broadcast Engineer

SYRACUSE -- Syracuse University public radio station 88.3 WAER is looking to hire a broadcast engineer.  The eventual hire oversee all technical aspects of the NPR affiliate's technical facilities, including the on-air audio chain from the studios to the transmitter, as well as IT-related duties such as computer and network maintenance.

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WAER Offers Tributes to Dave Brubeck

SYRACUSE -- Yesterday was a sad day for jazz fans worldwide, with the news of the passing of legendary jazz artist Dave Brubeck.  The musician died in Connecticut, just a day short of his ninety-second birthday.  Here in Central New York, hosts at WAER 88.3 went out of their way to demonstrate Brubeck's impact on […]

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Syracuse Grad to Host Overnights for CBS Sports Radio

SYRACUSE -- When the new CBS Sports Radio network launches on January 2, the lineup on "select stations" will include a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.  Damon Amendolara, who was Sports Director of WAER prior to graduating in 2001, has been assigned to the network's overnight shift.

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POTW: Galaxy CEO Ed Levine Added to Newhouse Gallery (2012)

SYRACUSE -- For new students visiting the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications for the first time, one of the most impressive sights is the school's Professional Gallery.  This year, the school inducted forty people to the gallery, including Ed Levine, CEO and President of Galaxy Communications, the Syracuse-based owner of 14 radio stations in the […]

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