BUFFALO -- John Hunt was recently recognized by his alma mater, Canisus College, for his professional achievements and dedication to the community. He's this year's recipient of the college's prestigious Marilyn G.S. Watt Alumni Award.
LOS ANGELES -- Broadcast personality Dick Clark, best known for shows like American Bandstand, the game show Pyramid and the annual New Year's Rockin Eve specials on ABC, has died following a "massive heart attack" this morning in California. Clark, who was 82, made his very first appearances on radio and television in Utica, and graduated from Syracuse University.
SYRACUSE -- Syracuse native Dusty Rhodes, who started his career at WOLF before graduating from SU and moving to Cincinnati, will be back on local airwaves again this Christmas Eve. The 50th anniversary of the nationally-known "Dusty Rhodes Christmas Show" will be carried locally on WCNY-HD2.
Updated 12:30pm with two more photos -- SYRACUSE -- The biggest summertime tradition for Central New York is a summertime tradition here at CNYRadio.com / CNYTVNews.com. We present to you, our annual roundup of photos of local radio and television stations at The Great New York State Fair! Inside: more than a dozen photos!
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SYRACUSE -- Since we took a break from Picture of the Week last week, it's only appropriate (and a coincidence that we got two submissions) that we come back strong with a 2-for-1 installment. This week, New Country WOLF 105.1/96.7 brings its syndicated morning show hosts into town for the 2nd annual Redneck Games.
SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio personality and Syracuse University associate broadcasting professor Dr. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright says radio is "at a fork in the road," reflecting on the many recent format changes in the market. He also calls out larger corporate owners for buying too many "overvalued" stations too quickly, racking up painful debt.
SYRACUSE -- Longtime sportscaster Claude "Red" Parton has died, according to a report from ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV). Parton's career spanned more than six decades, starting with WSYR in 1939. He'd eventually work at a number of other radio stations before moving into television.