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FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

ITHACA -- Two CHR competitors are one step closer to becoming part of the same family, raising questions as to their future.  In today's edition of its Daily Digest, the FCC announced it has approved the sale of Z95.5 (WFIZ) to Saga Communications, the owner of rival Hits 103.3 (W277BS, simulcasting WYXL-HD2).

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Saga moves to buy competitor Z95.5 in Ithaca

Updated 11:20am -- ITHACA -- The parent company of the Cayuga Radio Group, the dominant radio cluster in Ithaca, is looking to grow bigger.  According to documents filed with the FCC last week, Saga Communications wants to buy ROI Broadcasting CHR station Z95.5 (WFIZ) and three translators.  The $715,000 deal is being spurred by a […]

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MOViN' 100.3/96.5 adds "Sunday Nite Slow Jams" show

SYRACUSE -- There's a new addition to the weekend lineup at MOViN 100.3/96/5 (WMVN).  Last night was the station's first as an affiliate of the syndicated "Sunday Nite Slow Jams with R Dub!" show.

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Z95.5 awards $10,000 for lucky shot

ITHACA -- A Dryden man recently won$10,000 from Z95.5 (WFIZ) and Cornell University Athletics, the largest single prize awarded by any radio station in the Ithaca/Cortland market in recent memory.  It was all thanks to a combination of good aim and good luck.

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Old GM is the New GM at Ithaca's Z95.5

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Frank Lischak is back for his second tour of duty as General Manager of Z95.5 (WFIZ). Lischak was GM when the station launched in 2008, ending a stretch of 15+ years during which the Ithaca market had no CHR-formatted radio stations.

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Ithaca's Z95.5 Seeks Morning Co-Host / PD

Updated 6/30 -- ITHACA -- ROI Broadcasting's Z95.5 (WFIZ) is looking for a new morning co-host and Program Director, according to a job announcement posted earlier this week.  According to station management, current PD/morning co-host Corey is getting ready to move onto his next opportunity.

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POTW: Former Idol Finalist Visits Z95.5 (2010)

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- It's been awhile since we've had a Picture of the Week from Ithaca; we haven't seen any broadcast-related images from the Finger Lakes since November.  After 8 weeks in a row back and forth on the Thruway between Syracuse and Utica/Rome, we're overdue to aim our Picture of the Week spotlight back towards […]

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New Hires at 2 Ithaca Stations

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- There are some new voices coming to the radio dial in Ithaca. The recently-under-new-ownership ESPN Radio 1160 (WPIE) has hired the host for its first local talk show and CHR station Z95.5 (WFIZ) has a new night jock.

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Z95-5's Mikey V Headed to Indianapolis

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Bittersweet news today from Ithaca top 40 station Z95-5 (WFIZ)... night jock Mikey V. is making a significant market size leap, to take over nights at a top 40 station in Indianapolis.  His gain could also be someone else's, as Z95.5 PD Corey says he's on the hunt for a replacement.

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Z95.5 Seeks Morning Co-Host

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- ROI Broadcasting's top 40 Z95.5 (WFIZ) is looking for a morning co-host.  Didn't they just hire one?  Yep, about two months after the station announced the arrival of Nikii, PD and morning co-host Corey tells us Nikii had "family/personal problems and had to move back to her hometown in Ohio."

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