Syracuse University / Z89 Alum Trades Networks

LOS ANGELES -- Syracuse University alum Jason Smith (not to be confused with the WRVO Morning Edition host) announced this week on his ESPN Radio show, AllNight, he's leaving to take a new job with NFL Network. No word (on Wikipedia) as to his new duties or start date. In Syracuse, Smith worked for student-run Z89 […]

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Ex-WSYR Anchor Silverman is NYC-Bound

NEW YORK CITY -- It was just over a year ago that former WSYR morning news anchor Alex Silverman announced he would be leaving WSYR after accepting a position at Seattle's KIRO.  Today, we've learned Silverman is headed back to the east coast -- for a new job in New York City at WCBS Newsradio 880.

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Z89, Citrus TV to Expand Studios on SU Campus

SYRACUSE -- Membership numbers have been booming for student-run media organizations on the Syracuse University campus... and starting this fall, the amount of floor space devoted to those organizations will begin to catch up. A grocery store inside SU's Watson Hall will be closed down to make way for an expansion of Z89 (WJPZ-FM) and […]

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WICB in Running for mtvU Woodie Award

ITHACA -- Ithaca College's WICB won the very first "College Radio Woodie" at the mtvU Woodie Awards in 2008, and they're hoping to pull it off again this year.  WICB and three other local college stations made it into the top 25, but WICB is the lone local nominee to make it into the final […]

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Where Are They Now? The Tale of Two Mikes

SYRACUSE -- They're both named Mike, and they've both recently left Syracuse for media opportunities in other markets.  At first, neither was able to discuss their next steps in great detail, but this morning (coincidentally) we've learned where former 93Q (WNTQ) jock Mike Cauchon and former Syracuse Chiefs sportscaster Mike Couzens are headed.

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Benetti Promoted as AAA Chiefs Stay with WHEN

SYRACUSE -- Jason Benetti is the new primary play-by-play radio announcer for the 2010 season of Syracuse Chiefs baseball action.  The team also recently announced it has renewed its deal to have the games broadcast on Clear Channel's Sportsradio 620 WHEN.  And the broadcast team will have some special guests to celebrate the Chiefs' 50th […]

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Alex Silverman Leaving WSYR, Headed to Seattle

SYRACUSE -- Today was Alex Silverman's last day at Newsradio 570 WSYR.  After two years as an anchor and reporter for the Clear Channel station, Silverman is making a 70-market jump and a 2,700-mile drive west to Seattle.

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Big Names Converge on Syracuse for Z89's 25th Birthday

SYRACUSE -- Nationally-known radio personality Kid Kelly will be the keynote speaker as the WJPZ Alumni Association hosts its 25th Annual Birthday Banquet this Saturday at the Syracuse University Sheraton.  The station is expecting about 150 alumni and students in attendance for the event, which will include the second class to be inducted to the […]

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Z89 Contest to Promote Local Artists

SYRACUSE -- A new contest from The Beat of Syracuse Z89 (WJPZ) aims to help promote local musicians by giving them some on-air exposure.  The contest is open to anyone in Z89's listening area, and any style of music is eligble for the competition.

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POTW: Banquet 24 with WJPZ Alumni (2009)

SYRACUSE -- Some notable names from the radio industry at this year's annual reunion of alumni from Syracuse University's student-run Z-89 (WJPZ).

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