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Nielsen releases Syracuse Summer radio ratings

SYRACUSE -- No major surprises at the very top of the latest radio ratings released by Nielsen Audio... but plenty of movement among stations on the rest of the chart.  Nielsen Audio, formerly Arbitron, released its Summer 2013 radio audience estimates this week.

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95X going "Nash" country... or just an elaborate hoax?

Updated 3:35pm -- SYRACUSE -- Could heritage rocker 95X (WAQX) be flipping from rock to country?  Or is someone out there just playing a prank on the interwebs?  A new website -- along with a newly-launched and suddenly-removed Twitter account -- is raising question as to whether Cumulus Media is bringing it's "Nash" country music […]

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95X lays out plans for multiple summer concerts

SYRACUSE -- Rock station 95X (WAQX) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by offering a lineup of 20 bands at the Regional Market in Syracuse in August. Tickets for "95X-Fest" are now on sale. And the first date in the station's free summer concert series is coming up this Thursday.

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K-Rock hosts regain use of "The Show" name, other temporarily-banned items

SYRACUSE -- The show that prefers to call itself "The Show" wasn't allowed to be "The Show" for the past 90 days.  But today, the expiration of a legal injunction allowed the morning crew at K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) to regain its identity as "The Show."

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95X adds Robinson for mornings

SYRACUSE -- It's a new but familiar voice on mornings at 95X (WAQX), as the Cumulus-owned active rocker debuted The Robinson Show today.  The new wake-up host worked for 95X once before, as the station's night host in 2003.  In between, he's been working at Rochester stations WCMF and WBZA.

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TK99 and TK105 hires former 95X jock Alexis for nights

SYRACUSE -- Veteran local rock jock Alexis, who fell victim to budget cuts in 2009 after more than 15 years at 95X (WAQX) is making a return to the airwaves.  She's taking over the 7pm to midnight shift at Galaxy classic rock stations TK99 and TK 105 (WTKW/WTKV), the shift formerly held by Mimi Griswold, […]

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Galaxy CEO criticizes radio's downfalls in "Radio Ink" cover story

SYRACUSE -- Consolidation is always a controversial topic among broadcasters.  Galaxy CEO and President Ed Levine garnered plenty of praise this week when he criticized the overuse of the cost-cutting strategy, in an interview with Radio Ink, a national radio trade magazine.  In the article, he said consolidation is sending radio "backwards," as many owners […]

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Cumulus signs ratings deal with Arbitron

COLUMBIA, MD -- A new deal between radio ratings giant Arbitron and station owner Cumulus Media means four Syracuse-area radio stations will again have access to ratings data. It also means ratings data released to the media and the general public will include Cumulus-owned stations for the first time in years.

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95X Midday Host Adds PD Stripes

SYRACUSE -- After filling-in as Interim Program Director at 95X (WAQX) since October, Joe Detomaso has been named the active rock station's permanent PD. Detomaso, who goes by "Joe D" during his midday on-air shift, has been with the station for nine years.

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While We Were Out: K-Rock Hosts in Court; TV's Mr. Food Dies

SYRACUSE -- We're back from some rest and relaxation out-of-town over Thanksgiving with a recap of two stories from the latter part of the week.  The legal action between K-ROCK's morning hosts and their former employer appear to be over.  And television viewers are mourning the passing of longtime syndicated chef and upstate New York […]

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