WCNY Debuts New Arts & Culture Program

SYRACUSE -- Chances are pretty good that, if one listens to classical music radio, one has some degree of interest in the arts. This past weekend, Classic FM (WCNY-FM) debuted a new series of local programs "devoted to Central New York arts and culture." Arts Talk premiered on Sunday evening, but if you missed it, […]

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Where's TelAuc? WCNY-TV Moves Auction to June

SYRACUSE -- One of the biggest, most prominent fundraisers for public broadcaster WCNY was notably absent in April. TelAuc, the station's annual televised auction, usually happens during April. Fans may have noticed this year, April came and went... no TelAuc. But fans need not worry: the station simply decided to postpone the auction until June.

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Syracuse Press Club 2011 Award Winners Named

SYRACUSE -- Top journalists from Syracuse and surrounding markets gathered for the Syracuse Press Club's 33rd annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner last night at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.  Public stations WRVO and WAER dominated the radio categories, while there were plenty of ties for winners in the television categories.

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Leo Rayhill to Mark 50 Years in Radio

SYRACUSE -- Tomorrow will be a very special day for Leo Rayhill. The Sounds of Jazz host will be celebrating 50 years since he got his start in radio. Back then, he was at the former WQSR in Syracuse. These days, you'll find Rayhill on WCNY-HD3 every day, and on WCNY-FM's main channel on Sundays.

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Syracuse Press Club Award Winners Announced

SYRACUSE -- The winners for this year's Syracuse Press Club awards have been announced.  On the radio side, public broadcasters led the pack.  In TV, it's a neck-and-neck race between WSYR-TV and WSTM-TV.  And we're also very happy to report appears on the award list as well.

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WCNY's Spartano Promoted to VP/Broadcasting

SYRACUSE -- Although he's already held the post for at least a month, WCNY formally announced this week that Peter Spartano has been promoted to Vice President of Broadcasting. The award-winning journalist, who most recently held the title of Executive Producer, now oversees all television, radio, programming and education services provided by WCNY.

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Classic FM Seeks Part-time Personality

SYRACUSE -- Classic FM (WCNY-FM) is listing an opening for a part-time announcer.  The online job posting states applicants "must have commitment to and passion for classical music."  Click here for the rest of the details, and thanks to an observant reader who found the posting and passed along the link.

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Wall-to-Wall Christmas Jazz on WCNY-HD3

SYRACUSE -- Starting tomorrow at noon, owners of HDRadio tuners will be able to tune in holiday-themed jazz anytime, night or day. Classic FM (WCNY) is offering "The Sounds of Christmas Jazz" non-stop through Christmas Day on its HD3 stations in Syracuse, Utica and Watertown.

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WCNY Applies to Move Antenna

SYRACUSE -- Classic FM (WCNY) has requested permission to move its transmitter to the relatively new TV tower on Sentinel Heights. Word comes from Scott Fybush's NorthEast Radio Watch that WCNY wants to move from its older tower in Pompey. Updated 6/22 with additional information.

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Old WHEN Alert Jingle Posted on YouTube

SYRACUSE -- "Disaster never sounded catchier!"  That's part of the description posted along with an old recording of an old Emergency Alert System jingle custom-produced for WHEN "circa 1975."  The jingle has been posted on YouTube.

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