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Bill Keeler Returns to Airwaves via TV Cooking Show

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.

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WKTV: Pat Bailey Leaving (Again), Promotions Announced

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 […]

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Steve McMurray Upped to Station Manager at WKTV

UTICA -- New business cards are on the way for NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) news director Steve McMurray... today, staffers learned he is being promoted to Station Manager for the NBC affiliate.

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POTW: Robert Earle, Then (1949) and Now

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 […]

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Frank Gruenewald, Formerly of WKTV, Dies

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 […]

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Eight CNY Stations Win NYS Broadcasters Association Awards

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."

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Utica Radio Listeners Asked to Pick "Hottest" TV Newsies

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 […]

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WRVO and WKTV Lead Among Local AP Award Winners

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 […]

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New Morning Co-Anchor Arrives at WKTV

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.

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Broadcasters Remember Dick Clark's CNY Connections

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- As you've no doubt heard by now, broadcast icon Dick Clark died today at the age of 82.  And you read here this afternoon that Clark's legendary career started right here in Central New York, first at WRUN radio in Utica, then WOLF in Syracuse, then back to WRUN and onto […]

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