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POTW: Another Ted Long 90s Flashback

SYRACUSE -- When CNYRadio.com marked its 10th anniversary last month, we asked many longtime local radio personalities and managers where they see radio headed in the next ten years.  Near the end of that article, we had a quote from 93Q (WNTQ) morning host Ted Long, who suggested we “feature more ‘Picture Of The Week’ flashbacks to […]

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Brandon C. Promoted to Full-Time at 93Q

SYRACUSE -- From the "better late than never" file, we've just received confirmation that 93Q (WNTQ) personality Brandon C. is the Citadel CHR station's permanent night host.  After two years as a part-timer, Brandon tells CNYRadio.com he accepted an offer to take the shift full-time in December.

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Citadel and Cumulus Announce Merger

Updated 11:20am - ATLANTA -- After three weeks of "exclusive merger negotiations" between Citadel and Cumulus, the latter (and larger) of the two companies announced this morning that the deal is done.  Cumulus Media will acquire Citadel Broadcasting, the owner of 225 stations, including four in Syracuse.

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Ten Years of CNYRadio: Our Thoughts and Yours

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- If you've been away for awhile, CNYRadio.com is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this week.  The site went live on March 1, 2001... and we've been running a series of special articles this week to mark the occasion.  Today, we finish up the series with our reflections and yours, on ten years […]

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What's Ahead for Radio's Next Ten Years?

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- All this week we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of CNYRadio.com with a series of special reports.  Yesterday, several folks who've been in local radio for 10+ years explained why they feel consolidation was "the" biggest story from the past decade.  Despite the negative side of consolidation, most radio pros are optimistic for what's […]

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Radio's Past Decade in a Word: Consolidation

CNYRadio.com launched ten years ago -- March 1, 2001.   To mark the anniversary, we reached out to dozens of local radio personalities and managers. We sent out a series of questions, figuring it would be interesting to see which ones get responses. And one question certainly did -- when we asked people to name […]

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93Q's Rick Roberts and Britney Spears: 10 Years Later

SYRACUSE -- It was March 1, 2001 -- exactly ten years ago today -- that CNYRadio.com was born. Today, we begin a series of articles to mark the occasion.   To get things started, we thought it would be fun to follow-up on the site's very first story from a decade ago: internet rumors that […]

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Citadel and Cumulus in Merger Talks

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Citadel Broadcasting, the owner of four Syracuse market radio stations, announced Thursday that it is holding "exclusive negotiations for a potential merger with Cumulus Media Inc."  Cumulus, the second-largest radio operator in the nation, confirmed the news today.

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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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WCNY-TV Cancels One Show, Scales Back Another

SYRACUSE -- Citing a "decline in ratings and funding," WCNY-TV has cancelled WCNY Connected, a weekly lifestyle/entertainment show hosted by 93Q (WNTQ) morning co-hosts Ted Long and Amy Robbins.  Additionally, the station is pushing its long-running Central Issues back to its original weekly format, after trying out the show as a daily offering for awhile.

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