New Jobs for Two Former Syracuse Sports Talkers

Updated 1:55pm with a correction -- SYRACUSE -- Several years apart from each other, Adam Schein and Joel Godett both attended Syracuse University and both worked at the Clear Channel radio cluster in Syracuse. Today, both are in the news for landing prominent new jobs in sports broadcasting.

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Funeral Tomorrow for Saundra Smokes

SYRACUSE -- Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Saundra Smokes, the acclaimed longtime local journalist who added "radio talk show host" to her resume at Power 620 (WHEN) just six weeks before she passed away on Wednesday.  According to her obituary, funeral services will be held at the Abundant Life Christian Center, 7000 All Nations Blvd. […]

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POTW: Newspaper vs. Radio Softball (1977)

SYRACUSE -- We're looking back to the days of an era gone by in our latest Picture of the Week.  Peter McElvein from Classic FM (WCNY-FM) sends along this photo, taken while he went by a different on-air name while working for a different station in the late 1970s.

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Syracuse Journalist and Radio Host Saundra Smokes Dies

Updated 7:45pm with more details -- SYRACUSE -- Journalist and radio host Saundra Smokes, who just started a new talk show on Power 620 (WHEN) in June, passed away today. According to published reports, Smokes collapsed in her home on Monday and died today after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 57 years old.

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Arbitron Releases Syracuse Spring 2012 Ratings

SYRACUSE -- Unless you've got access to the full Arbitron Spring 2012 ratings report for Syracuse, it can be difficult to tell where the area's radio stations stacked up against each other.  The numbers released to the public today include only 8 of the market's more than 30 stations.

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Julie MacConnell Exits Clear Channel Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- From the "better late than never" file, former Clear Channel digital marketing director Julie MacConnell has a new job. While she's no longer working in broadcasting, it appears her new role will keep her in regular contact with local media outlets.

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WHEN Taps Local Columnist for Saturday Talk Show

Updated 5:40pm with press release -- SYRACUSE -- Regular Post-Standard guest columnist Saundra Smokes is adding some radio to her writing duties. This Saturday, she'll launch a weekly one-hour talk show on Clear Channel urban-formatted Power 620 (WHEN). The new show will focus on topics of interest to women.

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Clear Channel Seeks Digital Content Director

SYRACUSE -- If you're familiar with HTML, Photoshop, web design and video editing, there could be a job for you at Clear Channel's Syracuse cluster. They're advertising an opening for a Digital Content Director to oversee the cluster's station websites.

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POTW: Expatriate Syracuse Radio People (2012)

FLORIDA -- Do you recognize this pair?  Not only did they both work in Syracuse radio some time ago, but they both worked at the same station.  And they've recently crossed paths again in Florida... where one still works in radio, and the other has since changed careers.  If you're stumped, the answers are right […]

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Community Leader Mary Nelson to Host New Show on Power 620

SYRACUSE -- Mary Nelson, a community leader who oversees a local youth community center named in her honor, will be hosting a weekly show on Power 620 (WHEN) starting this weekend.  Nelson first made headlines ten years ago, when she organized a massive "Youth Day Barbecue" collection drive to provide school supplies for the city's […]

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