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WSYR Sponsor Pulls Spots from Limbaugh Show

SYRACUSE -- Even though it's been nearly two weeks since Rush Limbaugh made headlines with his now-infamous namecalling of Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, it appears the controversy isn't over yet. Today, a Syracuse car dealer became the first local advertiser to pull its spots from Limbaugh's show.

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Local Affiliates Support Limbaugh Amid Controversy

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Dozens of national-level advertisers and two radio stations -- one in Hawaii and one in Massachusetts -- have severed ties with The Rush Limbaugh Show, over some well-publicized remarks Limbaugh made on-air recently.  But when it comes to affiliates in the three markets covered by CNYRadio.com, it appears Limbaugh's future is […]

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WIBX and WKTV Help Raise $1.1 Million for Heart Association

UTICA-ROME -- They call it "America's Greatest Heart Weekend," and it all started with the annual WIBX Heart Radiothon 41 years ago.  Since then, the radiothon and a run have been joined by a walk, a health expo and NBC affiliate WKTV's Heart Telethon.  Working together, the events raised more than $1.1 Million for the […]

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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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WIBX Seeking News Director

UTICA/ROME -- As you read here yesterday, current WIBX News Director Jules Thompson has handed in his notice after accepting a new gig as the nightside assignment desk editor at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse.  That means WIBX needs someone else to run the newsroom, and Ops Manager Bill McAdams sends the following job posting to […]

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Jules Thompson Back to Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- Roughly three months after taking the helm of the WIBX 950 newsroom in Utica, Jules Thompson is trading in his News Director business cards for the chance to work closer to home.  He's headed back to Syracuse, to become the nightside assignment editor for ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV).

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Former Utica Talk Host Headed to Jail for Stealing $60K

Updated 10:35pm UTICA/ROME -- Oneida County Independence Party chairman and former radio host John Dote has reportedly pleaded guilty on charges that he stole nearly $60,000 in political donations to pay for personal expenses.  As punishment, he'll reportedly spend six months in jail and he'll be forced to give up his involvement with politics.

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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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Utica's WUTQ Signs with Buffalo Bills

UTICA/ROME -- Until now, the Buffalo Bills Radio Network has had a gap in coverage between Syracuse and Albany. That gap will be at least partially filled this season as Roser Communications Network's 95.5FM (WUTQ/WADR/W238CA) becomes the network's newest affiliate.

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Longtime WIBX Fixture Bill Heiderich Dies

UTICA/ROME -- We regret to report that Bill Heiderich, whose radio career at WIBX spanned more than 60 years, passed away on Saturday at the age of 89.  Word of Heiderich's passing first came in from CNYRadio.com readers over the weekend, and the news has been confirmed this morning.

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