Country Host Kingsley's Future Secure to 2014

Good news for Central New York country music fans who enjoy hearing Bob Kingsley's weekly countdowns -- the host's contract has been renewed through 2014.

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POTW: Benefit for Bud's Family (2009)

WATERTOWN -- Co-workers, listeners and other friends recently gathered for a benefit for the family of Bud "Green" Yeman.  The Froggy 97 (WFRY) afternoon driver lost two daughters and a soon-to-be-born grandchild during a Memorial Day weekend crash that also claimed two other lives.

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POTW: Johnny Keegan's First Remote (1992)

WATERTOWN -- It's a double dose of something we haven't seen in many a Friday around here: pictures from the North Country, and pictures from the past.  Tunes 92-5 (WBLH) afternoon host Johnny Keegan sends in a shot from his very first remote, and another bonus blast from the past.

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Matt Mc's Sports Fix Expanding

WATERTOWN -- Good news for fans of "Matt Mc's Sports Fix" on ESPN 1410 The Winner (WNER).  Starting Monday, the show doubles in length, by starting an hour earlier.  It'll air weekdays from 4-6pm.

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Bud Green Loses 2 Daughters in Accident

WATERTOWN -- We're very sad to have learned two of the four people killed in a car accident in Jefferson County on Saturday night were daughters of Bud "Green" Yeman, the afternoon personality at Froggy 97 (WFRY).  One of the young women was due to give birth next month.

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WNER to Add Local Sports Talk Show

WATERTOWN -- At a time when many stations are cutting costs by replacing local talent with syndication, one station is doing just the opposite.  Watertown's ESPN Radio 1410 (WNER) launches a new live, local sports talk show next Monday.

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POTW: Froggy 97's North Country Idol (2009)

WATERTOWN -- Like it or not, there's no denying the success of Fox TV's American Idol, currently running in its 8th season.  And as long as the show does well, so do many regional efforts that mimic the show -- including the current "North Country Idol" contest sponsored by Froggy 97 (WFRY).

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B104.7 Morning Show Gets ACM Nomination

SYRACUSE -- For at least the second year in a row, the morning show crew at B104.7 (WBBS) has received a nomination for the Academy of Country Music awards.  And a programmer who used to work in Utica and Watertown gets a nomination for his current station in Albany.

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Arbitron Ends Watertown Embargo; Froggy Keeps #1

WATERTOWN -- For the first time since Fall 2004, Arbitron has lifted its embargo on the Persons 12+ numbers for the Watertown market.  One thing that clearly hasn't changed since 2004: country music is still king in the North Country.

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WFRY Announces Overnight Plan

Last week, we told you how the merger of Jones Radio Networks and Dial Global will result in the termination of the syndicated country overnight "Danny Wright All Night" show by the end of the year.  Today, Watertown's Froggy 97 (WFRY) has unveiled its plan for 2009.

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