Weekend Changes at News-Talk 870

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Listeners of News-Talk 870 WHCU will notice a few changes to the station's weekend programming schedule starting this weekend.  A longtime local real-estate show is leaving the lineup, and a Sunday gardening show is being replaced.

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WHCU Contributor Jay Gallagher Dies

ALBANY -- He worked primarily in print media, referred to as "the dean" of State Capitol journalists by the Albany Times-Union... but he was also a frequent contributor to WHCU's Morning Newswatch.  Former Gannett Albany bureau chief Jay Gallagher passed away Monday evening in an Albany hospital after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a year.  Today, […]

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POTW Quiz: Name Those Vintage Mics! (2010)

ITHACA -- If you've been reading for awhile, you might remember last May, when we had a "Name that Studio" Picture of the Week -- the "mystery studio" was the home studio of Ithaca's Rudy Paolangeli.  This week, Rudy has an impressive collection of vintage microphones... see how many you can identify by make […]

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Q-Country Goes HD, Subchannels Carry AM Sisters

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- There are three more HD Radio offerings in the market now, thanks to the recent addition of multicasting equipment at Saga's Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY).  The market's perennial ratings leader is now available in HD, and its subchannels are helping to improve the coverage of its two AM sister stations in the Cayuga Radio […]

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Saga Cluster Dominates Ithaca Ratings

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- Stations owned by Saga Communications hold four of the top five spots in the latest public ratings data released by Arbitron. Leading the pack, Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY), posting more than a full-point gain since last spring, going from a 13.8 to a 14.9 among persons age 12+ in the Fall 2009 survey.

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Limbaugh Back in Studio Wednesday

Rush Limbaugh will return to the airwaves on Wednesday, according to his syndicator, Premiere Radio Networks.  The conservative talk host, heard in all 4 markets, had a brief scare last week when he was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pain.

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WHCU to Air 2-Part Recap of 2009's Top Stories

ITHACA -- There's been no shortage of big stories for journalists this year, both on the national/world level and on the state/local level.  For the next two weekends, News/Talk 870 WHCU will take some time to recall the biggest stories and some of the most interesting interviews from 2009.

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POTW: Ithaca's Winter Wonderland (2007-08)

ITHACA -- There's been an unusual lack of snowfall so far this season in the Central New York region... and while many folks might enjoy that fact, at least one local radio journalist is reminiscing to the way the weather probably should be this time of year.

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Taylor: Chapter 11 for Regent? (And 3Q Reports from Saga, CC)

Less than a week after Citadel Broadcasting announced it may soon be exploring "the possibility of seeking relief through a Chapter 11 filing," one prominent online columnist explains why he thinks Regent could be in a similar situation.  Both companies own stations in Central New York.

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NYSBA Adding Rick Gary to Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE/UTICA -- Longtime central New York radio and TV personality Rick Gary is among six people who are to be inducted to the New York State Broadcasters' Association Hall of Fame during a ceremony next month in New York City.

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