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WUTI to be silent for weeks after vandals hit tower site

UTICA-ROME -- Tower site vandalism is to blame for a full week -- and counting -- of silence from talk radio station WUTI 1150AM.  The damage was so extensive, officials with Leatherstocking Media Group say repairs on the Oriskany transmitter site could take another three weeks.

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Ron Bee & Dave Laird return to local radio via Syracuse80sOnline.com

Updated 5/8 -- The stream has been terminated, with no plans to resume.  Click here for separate story with more details. SYRACUSE -- Two longtime local radio legends are back in the biz, with help from a third former Syracuse radio talent. Dave Laird and Ron Bee are hosting shifts on Syracuse80sOnline.com, launched over the […]

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Evening Lineup Changes at WSEN and CNY Talk Radio

SYRACUSE -- Two formats operated by Leatherstocking Media Group have made some changes to their respective evening lineups.  At 92.1 WSEN-FM, Mike Harvey is now plugged-in for the 7p-Mid shift, replacing Tom Kent.  And at CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/WMCR-AM/WUTI), the website schedule and logo banners still list Jason Lewis from 6-9pm, but a text scroller […]

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POTW: Cook Book of the Stars (1941)

SYRACUSE -- This may very well qualify as the all-time "oldest" Picture of the Week yet.  We're going back more than 70 years in Syracuse radio history, with scans from a few pages from a "WFBL Cook Book of the Stars," published in 1941. During those years I am pretty sure that some of our […]

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CNY Talk Radio Plans for Neal Boortz' Retirement

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- From the "better late than never" file, syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz is getting ready to hang up his headphones.  Boortz made the announcement live on his own program last week, heard on over 200 stations nationwide, including the two-market CNY Talk Radio trimulcast (WFBL/Syracuse, WMCR-A/Oneida, WUTI/Utica).

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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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CNY Talk Radio Shuffles Schedule

SYRACUSE -- Observant CNYRadio.com readers have noticed that CNY Talk Radio (WFBL/Syracuse, WMCR/Oneida, WUTI/Utica) has recently made some changes to its weekday lineup.  The addition of an afternoon news block has pushed some talk hosts to different timeslots.

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Former WSEN/WFBL Owner Dies

SYRACUSE -- Rick Buckley of Buckley Radio, the former owner of  WSEN AM/FM and WFBL (AM) in Syracuse, has died.  According to national trade sites AllAccess and Radio-Info, Buckley died this morning after suffering a brain embolism on Saturday.  Buckley, who served as his namesake company's president for nearly 40 years, sold the three Syracuse stations […]

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Demolition a Step Closer for Old WFBL Buildings

SYRACUSE -- More than two years after we reported plans were approved to demolish the former WFBL buildings on South Warren Street... we've learned apparently they weren't totally approved.  But now, two more layers of red tape have been peeled away, making it more likely the buildings will soon be cleared to make way for […]

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Wagner Named GM at Leatherstocking Media

SYRACUSE -- After three years outside of radio, Don Wagner is back in the biz. Wagner, who some may know by the name Don Christi, is the new General Manager for Leatherstocking Media Group's properties in Syracuse, Oneida and Utica. He replaces Judy Kelly, who left for a new gig in Florida last month.

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