Report: WCNY Releases Talk Host Jim Reith

Updated 12/6 at 7:30am with management comment -- SYRACUSE -- When WCNY announced it had hired Jim Reith earlier this year, the public broadcaster laid out grand plans for the longtime local talk host: podcasts, a blog, social media, television and radio.  But tonight, there's word that the public broadcasting outlet has released Reith from […]

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Upcoming WCNY-TV Events Include "Downton Abbey" Preview

SYRACUSE -- Season 3 of the award-winning British historical drama Downton Abbey doesn't premiere here in "The States" until January.  But fans can get a sneak peek in December, without flying to England (where the entire season aired earlier this fall and is already available on DVD).  WCNY-TV is hosting a preview party in December. […]

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WCNY Names Peter Zalizniak to Head Sales Department

SYRACUSE -- Experienced sales professional Peter S. Salizniak has been appointed as Director of Business Development and Sales for WCNY, according to a press release issued by the public broadcaster this week.  He brings more than a dozen years of sales experience to the new position.

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CNY Journalists Travel to Rome for Canonization of Marianne Cope

Updated 10/20 -- ROME, ITALY -- She was born in Utica in 1838 and, after joining the Sisters of Saint Francis, she helped establish hospitals which still stand today there, and in Syracuse. This weekend, Mother Marianne Cope will be officially canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Several local TV journalists have […]

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Ex-Hot 107.9 Jock Gets New York City Gig

NEW YORK CITY -- Syracuse University graduate and former Hot 107.9 on-air personality Ralphie Aversa is headed for the Big Apple.  Starting Monday, he'll be the new night host on the legendary 95.5 WPLJ.  "The Ralphie Show" will continue to be heard on Cumulus-owned stations in other markets in three other states.

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TV Stations Unveiling Retro Fashions for State Fair

SYRACUSE -- If you spot people wearing t-shirts with vintage TV station logos at the New York State Fair this year, you're not seeing things.  Two local television stations will be "going retro" at this year's fair, which opens tomorrow and runs through Labor Day.

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Eight CNY Stations Win NYS Broadcasters Association Awards

BOLTON LANDING -- It's a night of congratulations for stations throughout all three markets covered by and  Five stations in Syracuse, two in Utica and one in Ithaca are winners at the New York State Broadcasters Association's 46th annual "Excellence in Broadcasting Awards."

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While We Were Out: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Following a long weekend out of town, your editor has returned to HQ.  As has been the case after some previous trips away, we're back with a quick recap of some items missed during the time off.

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Reminder: "Protecting Our Children" on Several Syracuse Stations Tomorrow

SYRACUSE -- As reported right here earlier this month, several local television stations will be putting aside competition for one hour tomorrow night, joining forces to raise awareness about child abuse in Central New York.  Protecting Our Children will air in three different timeslots tomorrow night -- the most-prominent being at 7:00pm, when six TV stations […]

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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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