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Syracuse Chiefs Moving to The Score 1260

SYRACUSE -- There will be a new radio home for minor league baseball's Syracuse Chiefs this season: The Score 1260 (WSKO).  The news was just announced this afternoon during On the Block with Brent Axe.  Jason Benetti, who called the games last year, will return for his second season behind the mic.

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Where Are They Now? The Tale of Two Mikes

SYRACUSE -- They're both named Mike, and they've both recently left Syracuse for media opportunities in other markets.  At first, neither was able to discuss their next steps in great detail, but this morning (coincidentally) we've learned where former 93Q (WNTQ) jock Mike Cauchon and former Syracuse Chiefs sportscaster Mike Couzens are headed.

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Mediaguide Now Monitoring Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- Even though automation systems in place at virtually every radio station in the region allow for easy and accurate documentation of every single song and advertisement that hits the air, many stations are now being watched by at least one "external" observer around the clock. Mediaguide is now monitoring several stations in the […]

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Syracuse Press Club Holds Awards Dinner

SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WRVO took home First Place in the "Radio Newscast" category at the Syracuse Press Club awards dinner on Saturday night. The Oswego-based NPR affiliate took home four other first-place awards and a second-place title. Syracuse-based NPR affiliate WAER had the second-longest list of awards, and WSYR took home three titles. Updated […]

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Syracuse Press Club and RTDNA Murrow Award Winners

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- It's awards season for local media!  The Radio/Television Digital News Association recently announced its regional winners, and the Syracuse Press Club recently announced its full slate of award winners, recognizing excellence in journalism during 2009.

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Benetti Promoted as AAA Chiefs Stay with WHEN

SYRACUSE -- Jason Benetti is the new primary play-by-play radio announcer for the 2010 season of Syracuse Chiefs baseball action.  The team also recently announced it has renewed its deal to have the games broadcast on Clear Channel's Sportsradio 620 WHEN.  And the broadcast team will have some special guests to celebrate the Chiefs' 50th […]

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Big Mike and NPR's Scott Simon Speak to Schoolchildren

SYRACUSE -- Sunny 102 (WZUN) morning man "Big Mike" Fiss and NPR's Scott Simon recently shared some of their experiences in broadcasting and journalism with students at F-M's Eagle Hill Middle School. Specifically, Simon spoke about the way technology -- specifically social media -- has impacted journalism.

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Alex Silverman Leaving WSYR, Headed to Seattle

SYRACUSE -- Today was Alex Silverman's last day at Newsradio 570 WSYR.  After two years as an anchor and reporter for the Clear Channel station, Silverman is making a 70-market jump and a 2,700-mile drive west to Seattle.

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WAER Yanks Saturday "Funk Show" from Lineup

Updated 9/9/09 SYRACUSE -- If you're a fan of "The Funk Show" on Syracuse University's NPR affiliate WAER 88.3, bad news.  Last weekend's show was the final show.  The hosts say they were notified by management -- via e-mail -- that they're being replaced by NPR network programming.

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Jazz on the Bird Replaces Librizzi at WAER

SYRACUSE -- Perhaps it's a sign of just how tough the economy has been recently -- Syracuse University NPR affiliate WAER 88.3 has apparently replaced morning jazz host Jane Librizzi with an automated satellite feed.

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