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POTW: Country artist Jenna Jentry visits WOLF/Syracuse, WFRG/Utica

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- It's a double feature for our Picture of the Week.  Up and coming country music star Jenna Jentry is touring the country and recently visited two area radio stations.  And while doing some background research about the singer, we found out she's got roots here in Central New York.

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Utica-Rome Arbitron ratings update adds Townsquare stations

UTICA-ROME -- Earlier this week, we were surprised by the absence of ratings data for Townsquare Media's four radio stations in the latest update from Arbitron.  But we've since heard that Townsquare still subscribes to "the book" in this market.  We checked, and it appears Arbitron has updated the "topline" data to include the cluster, […]

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POTW: Twelve Days of Utica Christmas (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- About two months ago, we offered our first "Video of the Week," as staffers at Townsquare Media's Utica-Rome cluster danced and lip-synced to the popular Psy song "Gangnam Style."  This week, the gang from Big Frog 104 (WFRG), Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ), Lite 98.7 (WLZW) and news/talker 950 WIBX are back at it again, […]

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POTW: Townsquare Dances Gangnam Style (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- You probably won't hear Psy's "Gangnam Style" on any of Townsquare Media's Utica-Rome stations (it would be way out-of-format).  But that doesn't keep the staff from enjoying the breakout hit -- and mimicing the South Korean singer's trademark moves off-the-air.

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POTW: Polly Wogg Hugs Miranda Lambert (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- Hug one person every day for a month... that was the goal for Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning co-host Polly Wogg over the summer.  When she started, she probably had no idea she'd have some of country's biggest stars on her list of hug recipients.

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Longtime Utica Radio GM Replaced

UTICA-ROME -- Several CNYRadio.com readers tell us Mary Jo Beach was relieved of her duties as General Manager and Vice President of Townsquare Media's four station cluster today. Multiple sources tell us the new GM will be Karen Carey, who brings GM experience from running Clear Channel's Rochester cluster. Her first day of work at […]

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POTW: Back in Time to "Jumpin' Country" (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- Longtime residents of the Mohawk Valley might remember that the country format on Big Frog 104 (WFRG) has been around since 1988... but it wasn't called "Big Frog 104," nor was it located at 104.3FM until 1993.  This week, a lucky find at a garage sale takes us back to the earliest years […]

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Arbitron Issues Spring 2012 Utica-Rome Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- The latest audience estimates for radio listenership in the Mohawk Valley have been released by Arbitron.  And just like when we saw the numbers for Syracuse earlier this week, it's difficult to get a "complete" picture of the market.

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Big Frog 104 Adds "Taste of Country Nights"

UTICA-ROME -- There's a new evening show on Townsquare Media country station Big Frog 104 (WFRG).  The syndicated Taste of Country Nights debuted last night, bumping Premiere's Lia at Night to the overnight shift.  WFRG is among more than 30 Townsquare stations clearing the new evening show.

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Townsquare Media Seeks Live Events Manager

UTICA-ROME -- Townsquare Media's four-station cluster is looking to hire someone to serve as the "point person for all aspects of Townsquare Media’s live events business" in the market.  The "Live Events Manager" position includes all aspects of planning concerts, trade shows, expos and other events.

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