Veteran Syracuse broadcaster Sheryl Nathans announced this week that she has incurable lung cancer and has moved into a Pennsylvania hospice to "go as gently into the night as I can."
Clear Channel Communications has cleared one more hurdle in its quest to acquire The Ackerley Group. In a special meeting held yesterday, Ackerley shareholders approved a plan to merge with the country's largest radio group.
Clear Channel Communication's addition of Ackerley's television stations, including WIXT in Syracuse, came under fire from Douglas F. Elznic who describes himself as a "party-in-interest to this matter because I am a resident of Manlius, New York."
The Federal Trade Commission has given a thumbs up to Clear Channel Communications' bid to buy the Ackerley Group, which includes WIXT (channel 9) in Syracuse. Clear Channel, which owns six Syracuse radio stations, must now get approval from the Department of Justice. If the deal goes through, it appears Clear Channel will have to […]
With its impending purchase of the Ackerley Group, which includes WIXT (channel 9), Clear Channel Communications may be forced to sell at least one of its Syracuse radio stations to adhere to federal regulations. Look for a couple of their AM stations in Utica to be sold as well.
Clear Channel Communications wants to buy the Ackerley Group for $800 million. What that means for Syracuse is the addition of television station WIXT channel 9 to Clear Channel's group of six local radio stations. The deal still has to be approved by Ackerley share holders, the FCC, and the Justice Department. Related Link: - […]
A posting on the CNY broadcast message board says that Bill Carey has been tapped as the new Program Director at 570 WSYR. Carey, who is a reporter for WIXT News Channel 9, spent a number of years in Syracuse radio in the 70's and 80's at 62-WHEN. Word has it that Carey starts his […]