Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m., Bill Knowlton will host a live bluegrass concert at the WCNY FM 91.3 studios in Liverpool.
Local radio morning man Dave Smith has joined the WCNY underwriting sales staff. Smith, who was recently let go due to budget cuts from his nine-year run as host of WFBL's morning show, is part of the team of behind the scenes personnel responsible for drumming up corporate support.
Bill Knowlton would like to hear the national anthem played daily on central New York radio stations. The host of WCNY's Bluegrass Ramble show said in a recent letter to the Syracuse New Times that the broadcast of the anthem is a "needed musical morale booster."
Oswego-based public radio station WRVO FM 90 faired well in the latest Arbitron ratings for Syracuse. With a 3.4 rating for persons 12+, the NPR affiliate bested fellow noncommericial stations Classic FM (WCNY) which had a 1.6, and Syracuse University's Jazz 88 (WAER) with a 1.0. The figures reflect listenership during the months of July, […]
For most of the week, programming on Syracuse public radio station WCNY 91.3 FM centers around classical music. On Sunday nights though, the fiddlers take over. Bill Knowlton's long-running Bluegrass Ramble show recently racked up $4,300 in pledges from listeners from as far away as Texas and South Carolina. The program airs on Sunday nights […]
Classic FM has hired two new on-air hosts, both with extensive classical music backgrounds. Bill Shedden, most recently and announcer at WWFM-FM in Trenton, NJ takes over as morning host. Rayna Schneider, a former flutist with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, is the new midday host.
Eighteen-year WCNY-FM veteran Bonnie Beth Derby is leaving her position as midday host at Classic FM. She has accepted a position as full-time organist and music director at St. James Church in Syracuse. Derby plans to continue producing and hosting 'Choral Traditions' and 'Orgelwerke'.
Classic FM's morning host Chuck Klaus is leaving his full-time position at WCNY to take a position with the Syracuse Opera Company as director of development. In his new role, he will be responsible for all individual and corporate financial support. Klaus, who has been with WCNY since 1982, will continue to host that station's […]