UTICA -- Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a contestant on Jeopardy!? Mike Lonesky of Clinton knows a little bit about the process. He was selected for the long-running game show over the summer, and he'll appear on TV tonight.
UTICA-ROME -- Longtime local media personality Bill Keeler is making another comeback. This time, he's back on TV, with a cooking show that'll premiere this Saturday on NBC affiliate WKTV.
UTICA -- For the second time, NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) news reporter Pat Bailey is bidding farewell to his co-workers on Smith Hill. Last time, he was simply changing careers, but staying in Utica. This time, he's staying in TV but changing stations. And in other news from WKTV, some earlier promotions are now officially announced […]
UTICA -- Nationally, the name Robert Earle might ring a bell as the former host of GE College Bowl on NBC from 1962-1970. But before he "went network," Bob Earle started his career in Utica. His was the very first voice heard on WKTV in 1949, and Earle recently returned to the NBC affiliate's Smith Hill […]
UTICA -- Our condolences to the family and friends of Frank Gruenewald, who passed away this week at the age of 86. Gruenewald started his broadcast career as continuity director at WKTV in 1953, and eventually became general manager of Harron Cable, staying with the company --which became Adelphia Communications along the way -- through […]
BOLTON LANDING -- It's a night of congratulations for stations throughout all three markets covered by CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com. Five stations in Syracuse, two in Utica and one in Ithaca are winners at the New York State Broadcasters Association's 46th annual "Excellence in Broadcasting Awards."
UTICA-ROME -- Who are the hottest TV news personalities in the Mohawk Valley? Two radio stations are asking listeners to cast their votes online. Classic hits Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ) is tallying votes for the hottest female on the small screen, while the website of AC Lite 98.7 (WLZW) is taking votes on Utica's hottest TV […]
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Oswego-based NPR affiliate WRVO took home seven first-place awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association over the weekend, more first-place finishes than any other radio station in the state. Among local television stations, Utica NBC affiliate NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) was the top winner, with four first-place titles. And Syracuse […]
UTICA -- News Channel 2 (WKTV) has named Maryland native Janel Boston as the NBC affiliate's new morning co-anchor. She comes from the MyNetwork TV affiliate in Baltimore -- the same market (but not the same station) where former WKTV morning co-anchor Megan Koskovich accepted a producing job in March.