UTICA-ROME -- Morning man and PD Bob Cain has exited Oldiez 96.1 WODZ. According to at least two anonymous readers who contacted CNYRadio.com, Cain's departure was announced to staff today, and it is "effective immediately."
UPDATED 11/21 at 6:00pm -- We're back from a little more than a week "off the grid" (a.k.a. vacation). Here's a quick recap -- bullet points first, details to follow -- on some of the stories that happened while your editor was away. No More Night Host at 93Q Y94FM Goes All-Christmas Syracuse PD Wins […]
ALBANY -- Not many people have the honor of saying they were the General Manager of two prominent radio stations before turning 30, especially in a top-75 market. But Robert Ausfeld did just that, and after nearly four decades in radio, he's set to retire at month's end. Although Ausfeld was based in Albany, he […]
DALLAS -- Dave Michaels, the PD and midday host Citadel Media's syndicated "Classic Hits" service, has died at the age of 60, reports Radio-Info.com. For several years, Michaels and his "Workday Request Party" could be heard locally on Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ) in Utica.
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 […]
UTICA/ROME -- The four stations owned by Connecticut-based Townsquare Media have brand new websites. The company says it's part of an initiative to "re-launch all its local radio stations' digital properties" -- for 171 radio stations in 36 markets -- by the end of the first quarter of 2011.
UTICA/ROME -- News/talker WIBX 950 turns 85 years old on Sunday. We hadn't realized the big milestone was approaching until CNYRadio.com reader Jerry Reed sent in a picture from the very early days of the station -- along with a history of the station he compiled in 1991. So we have not only a picture, but […]
GREENWICH, CT -- Employees were told to keep it hush-hush yesterday, but it's all over the national trades today: Townsquare Media, the owner of four Utica-Rome stations, has filed FCC paperwork which could lead to an eventual merger with Dallas-based GAP Broadcasting.
CINCINNATI, OH -- Big changes at the home base of Regent Communications -- the company which owns four Utica-Rome radio stations is now called Townsquare Media. Additionally, two top members from Regent management have been replaced.