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Big Frog 104 Unveils Frogfest Details

UTICA-ROME -- Country music star Josh Thompson will know Central New York fairly well by mid-June: a week before he's scheduled to appear at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, he'll be performing at Frogfest for Utica-Rome country station Big Frog 104 (WFRG).  Out of 24 years of Frogfests, this will be the second-ever to charge admission, […]

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Davey Jones Promoted to Oldiez 96.1 Brand Manager

UTICA/ROME -- After roughly two months of "filling in" as the morning host on Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ), Davey Jones has been named the station's permanent morning host and brand manager.  Station owner Townsquare Media announced the promotion late last week.  Jones has worked in various capacities within the four-station cluster since late 2009.

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Townsquare Utica Seeks Creative Services Director

UTICA-ROME -- After nearly 16 years with what is now Townsquare Media, Geoff Storm is headed onto a new venture.  His last day with the four-station camp will be June 1.  That leaves the cluster looking for its next production wizard.  Operations manager Bill McAdams sends along the following job posting:

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Townsquare's Geoff Storm Named "Ad Person of the Year"

UTICA-ROME -- Townsquare Media Creative Services Director Geoff Storm has been named "Ad Person of the Year" by the Mohawk Valley Advertising Club. The club says Storm was selected not only for the work he does for Townsquare, but also for his volunteer efforts outside of the office.

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While We Were Out

UPDATED 11/21 at 6:00pm -- We're back from a little more than a week "off the grid" (a.k.a. vacation).  Here's a quick recap -- bullet points first, details to follow -- on some of the stories that happened while your editor was away. No More Night Host at 93Q Y94FM Goes All-Christmas Syracuse PD Wins […]

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B104.7 Among CMA Awards Nominees

SYRACUSE -- Clear Channel country station B104.7 (WBBS) is once again among the nominees for the Country Music Association Awards.  This year, the station is in the running for "CMA Radio Station of the Year" in the Medium Market category.  Syndicated personalities carried by stations in Syracuse, Utica and Ithaca are also nominated.

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POTW: Congratulations, Bob Ausfeld (2003)

ALBANY -- Not many people have the honor of saying they were the General Manager of two prominent radio stations before turning 30, especially in a top-75 market.  But Robert Ausfeld did just that, and after nearly four decades in radio, he's set to retire at month's end.  Although Ausfeld was based in Albany, he […]

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Local Stations Win Big at NYSBA Awards

BOLTON LANDING – As announced in April, WSYR-TV anchor team Rod Wood and Carrie Lazarus were inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame last night.  But they weren’t the only Central New Yorkers taking awards home from the NYSBA’s annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.

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FrogFest Draws Thousands to Herkimer

UTICA/ROME -- There were some big changes to Big Frog 104's (WFRG) annual FrogFest this year, but the changes didn't keep crowds away.  After several years at Verona Beach State Park, the concert was held at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds -- and admission was charged.  The concert also included a rodeo.

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POTW: Buckets Blakes Balances Basketballs with Big Frog's Polly Wogg (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- Yes, too much time was invested in the title for our latest Picture of the Week.  She's known for spinning country tunes... but earlier this week, Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning co-host Polly Wogg got a lesson in spinning basketballs, from Buckets Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters.

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