70's pop group Orleans was on hand earlier in the month at an invitation-only party celebrating Galaxy Communications' move from Bridgeport to Armory Square.
The Syracuse New Times has released its fifth annual 'Best of Syracuse' reader poll. Winners in the radio categories include K-Rock (WKRH/WKRL) for best station, Dakota of Hot 107-9 (WWHT) for best local disc jockey, and best local morning show honors once again go to 93Q's (WNTQ) Ted Long and Amy Robbins.
Local modern rock acts Tread, Earth Crisis, and Gridley Paige along with ten other bands are part of a new compilation CD being put together by K-Rock's midday air personality "Silent Bob" Staffa. Native Noise celebrates Staffa's local-music radio show Backstage Live, broadcast Thursdays at 11 p.m.
Monthly Arbitron trends for Syracuse were released yesterday and Galaxy Communications' rock stations fared well. In adults 12+ numbers both K-Rock and TK-99/105 moved up in rank while 95X dropped from fifth to seventh place overall. Go to www.rronline.com for more details.