Dan Pluff Resigns from WCNY-TV Financial Show

SYRACUSE -- After founding and hosting Financial Fitness on WCNY-TV for the past 20 years, J. Daniel Pluff has recently resigned from the program.  According to an email Pluff sent out to former guests and obtained by, Pluff says he walked out over a disagreement with station management.

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POTW: Behind the Scenes at WCNY's TravelAuc (2012)

SYRACUSE -- Public broadcaster WCNY may not have traditional pledge drives anymore, but it still needs to generate revenue. During the six nights of TravelAuc, viewers bid on more than 1,000 getaways to destinations near and far. But everything you see on TravelAuc doesn't just magically appear by itself...

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WCNY's TravelAuc to Add Sixth Night

SYRACUSE -- Central New Yorkers who love to hunt down travel deals and help public broadcasting may be pleased to learn WCNY-TV's annual TravelAuc is adding a sixth night this year.  The on-air auction of vacation packages will air 6pm to midnight this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and it continues the same three evenings next […]

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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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Battle of the Televised Yule Logs

SYRACUSE -- Chalk it up as another benefit of DTV multicasting: Syracuse viewers looking to turn their sets into virtual fireplaces this Christmas will have at least two choices. WSYR-DT 9.2 and WCNY-DT 24.4 will each broadcast their own burning yule log video non-stop starting at noon on Christmas Eve. If your TV has picture-in-picture, […]

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Big Weekend for WCNY-TV

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- Plenty of news to share this weekend from local PBS affiliate WCNY-TV. The station is set to debut three brand new locally-produced series tomorrow.  Construction is now underway for the station's future home in Syracuse.  And observant readers say the new digital repeater in Utica appears to be up and […]

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WCNY Gets $6.6M to Run Master Control for All New York PBS Stations

SYRACUSE -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded more than $6.6 million to help execute a previously-announced plan to consolidate master control operations for every PBS affiliate in the state inside the future home of local PBS affiliate WCNY on Syracuse's Near Westside.  The new facility is already under construction.

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TV's Betty Rollin to Speak in Cazenovia

CAZENOVIA -- Former Emmy-award winning NBC News correspondent and current PBS' Religion and Ethics Newsweekly contributor Betty Rollin will be in Central New York on Friday.  She's scheduled to discuss "end-of-life choices" at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.  More details from the Cazenovia Republican.  Locally, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly airs on WCNY 24.1 on Sundays at […]

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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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