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WIBX seeking reporter, Geruntino moving to WRVO

UTICA/ROME -- The newsroom at Townsquare Media's 950 WIBX is a bit shorthanded this week, following the departure of Gino Geruntino.  He has accepted a new position with Oswego NPR affiliate WRVO, leaving WIBX on the search for a replacement.

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65th anniversary of WIBX move from 1230 to 950AM [AUDIO]

UTICA-ROME -- Sixty-six years ago today, on May 2, 1947, federal regulators gave WIBX the green light to move to its current home at 950AM. Thanks to a former WIBX broadcaster, we're pleased to share an aircheck of the switch from 1230AM to 950AM.

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Where are they now: Randy Gorbman moves up Rochester dial

ROCHESTER -- Former WIBX manager Randy Gorbman has a new job in Rochester. After many years as news director at WHAM 1180 in Rochester (which included occasional appearances voicing reports for sister station 570 WSYR in Syracuse), Gorbman has a new job a bit higher up the AM dial.

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POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

UTICA-ROME -- Just a little over a week since the Mohawk Valley was jolted by a deadly shooting rampage, an unprecedented effort by local broadcasters.  Journalists and disc jockeys set competition aside to help raise money for community organizations that are helping victims of the horrific events of March 13.

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WIBX news team gets national ink for Herkimer shooting coverage

UTICA-ROME -- One week ago: six people shot, four fatally, at two locations in Herkimer in Mohawk.  For several hours, the suspect remains at large.  Utica newsrooms scramble to cover the unfolding situation.  Even news crews from Albany, Syracuse and Rochester hightailed it to Thruway Exit 30.  A week later, one newsroom is getting some […]

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POTW: Pop Martin and the Coys on WIBX (1938)

UTICA-ROME -- Going back nearly 75 years, if this is not the oldest "blast from the past" to join our Picture of the Week collection, it's certainly got to be pretty close!  Even if you weren't around to hear these guys on Utica's WIBX back then, there's a good chance you've seen and/or heard one […]

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Utica radio personality Frank McBride dies

UTICA-ROME -- Longtime Mohawk Valley residents might remember him as a car salesman who appeared from a high perch in TV ads, or as a radio personality on a number of local stations. Frank McBride, who most recently worked at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) has passed away at the age of 54.

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POTW: Tom Coyne & John Ashwell on-location for WIBX (1985)

UTICA-ROME -- With the recent news about WIBX's locally-produced SportsWatch ending last week, after more than 40 years, it seemed timely and fitting that we happened to receive this photo.  It features former SportsWatch host Tom Coyne, who had moved on to hosting The Talk of Central New York by the time this photo was […]

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Former WIBX hosts offer "SportsWatch" post-mortems

Updated 1/18 with more comments from more former hosts -- UTICA-ROME -- After a run of more than 40 years, the locally-produced and aptly-named sports talk show SportsWatch ended its run on Townsquare Media news/talk station WIBX 950 last Friday night. We've since heard from some of the folks who've hosted SportsWatch over the years, including […]

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WIBX ends long-running local "SportsWatch" program

UTICA-ROME -- After decades as a staple on the weekday schedule at news/talker WIBX 950, the final buzzer has sounded on SportsWatch.  CNYRadio.com just got word of the show's cancellation as the final show was ending.  Readers who were tuned-in said co-hosts Jeff Monaski and Ray Rich ended the final show -- an abbreviated 30-minute […]

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