Bill Shedden Returns to Classic FM

SYRACUSE -- A quick update for fans of Classic FM (WCNY-FM) morning show host Bill Shedden.  Earlier this month, we heard from readers asking about Shedden's prolonged absence.  Tonight, colleague Marie Lamb shared word that Shedden has returned to his post at Classic FM.  She says he's thankful for the concern shown by his listeners. […]

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WCNY: Bill Shedden Expected to Return

SYRACUSE -- When a broadcast personality is gone for just a week or two, it's usually for a vacation.  When it's been about a month -- as has been the case with Classic FM (WCNY-FM) morning host Bill Shedden -- listeners start to wonder if there's been a lineup change.  But fans need not worry, […]

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WCNY Reveals Details for Jim Reith Podcasts

SYRACUSE -- As reported here earlier this month, former longtime WSYR radio host Jim Reith has joined the staff at public broadcaster WCNY. He's been blogging on the station's website since then, and starting Monday, fans (and perhaps some opponents) will be able to hear to Reith's voice again, as he begins producing daily podcasts. […]

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Court: FCC Can't Ban Political Ads on Public Stations, Local Stations Respond

Updated 4:05pm -- SYRACUSE -- Next time you tune your radio to NPR's All Things Considered or turn on your TV for Nova, will your experience start off with some political campaign ads?  That could be happening someday, thanks to federal court ruling issued yesterday.  Here in Central New York, public broadcasters are considering the possible […]

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Jim Reith to Return to Radio and TV via WCNY

Updated 6:40pm -- SYRACUSE -- Longtime local talk radio host Jim Reith, whose 27-year run on WSYR AM/FM suddenly ended last October during a nationwide round of Clear Channel layoffs, will soon return to local airwaves. He'll host a daily 30-minute live talk show on WCNY-TV starting next month, and a three-hour daily radio show […]

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Newspaper Features WCNY Leader Daino

SYRACUSE -- If you live, work, shop or dine anywhere in or near Syracuse this week, there's a good chance you'll see the smiling face of WCNY President and CEO Robert Daino. He's on the cover of this week's edition of the Syracuse NewTimes. Inside, you'll find out more about Daino's career and his vision […]

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"Ciao!" to Begin 2012 with Move to WCNY-FM

SYRACUSE -- The market's only Italian-American radio show will have a new home when the new year begins, and maybe some new listeners as it expands to new markets. Starting on New Year's Day, Ciao! with Joey Nigro and Jim Battaglia will move to Classic FM (WCNY-FM). Ciao! will still begin at 3pm on Sunday […]

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WCNY Offers 24/7 Holiday Jazz on HD Radio

SYRACUSE -- It's the perfect blend for lovers of jazz and Christmas music.  Starting tomorrow at noon, WCNY-FM will be offering continuous holiday jazz on its HD3 channels in Syracuse, Utica and Watertown.  If you don't have an HD Radio receiver, no worries -- you can still "tune in" online.

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WCNY Aims to Keep Kids in School

SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WCNY wants local kids to say "Yes to Success." That's the name of a new multi-platform campaign geared at encouraging students to remain in high school through graduation. One of the most prominent efforts of the campaign is a 30-minute TV special, set to be recorded live this Monday at a […]

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WCNY Revives Plan for New Studios

SYRACUSE -- Four years ago, WCNY announced plans to build brand new television and radio studios in Syracuse's Near Westside neighborhood. Complications with grant funding derailed the project, but now the public broadcaster says the project is back on track, with construction set to begin within a few weeks.

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