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Today is "Mimi Griswold Day" in Onondaga County

SYRACUSE -- As Mimi Griswold prepares to retire after 20 years with Galaxy Communications -- starting as the program director for K-Rock in 1992, and serving as VP of Programming for the entire company since 1998 -- the programmer received a very special honor today.  Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney issued a proclamation declaring today […]

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Mimi Griswold to Retire from Galaxy

SYRACUSE -- Citing some recent events in her personal life, Mimi Griswold announced plans to retire from her duties as Vice President of Programming for Syracuse-based radio operator Galaxy Communications at the end of this year. Griswold will continue to host Blue Moon Cafe, and she'll serve as a programming consultant.

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Bills Preseason to Begin with TV Blackout

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- When the Buffalo Bills begin their pre-season schedule at home tomorrow, Central New York fans who want to follow it live will have only one option: radio. Syracuse CBS affiliate WTVH was going to air the game live, but it's been blacked-out.

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No NFL Blackout Rule Changes for CNY

SYRACUSE -- For the first time in almost 40 years, the National Football League is relaxing its TV blackout policy. But Buffalo Bills fans in Syracuse and Utica won't notice anything different: the Bills announced today that they won't be exercising a new option to reduce the team's "blackout threshold."

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FCC Approves 99.1 Signal Upgrade in Utica

UTICA/ROME -- The long-anticipated arrival of ESPN Radio on the FM dial in Utica is a step closer to reality. The FCC recently approved a request to move translator W256AJ from the roof of Hotel Utica to a more advantageous perch atop Smith Hill.

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Buffalo Bills Moving to TK99 and WOUR

Updated 6/22 -- SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- After a ten-year affiliation with The Score 1260 (WSKO) in Syracuse and one season with WUTQ in Utica, the Buffalo Bills will have new affiliates in both markets this coming season. Galaxy Communications has inked a deal to carry the games on TK99/105 (WTKV/WTKW) in Syracuse and Oswego, and on […]

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Former WOUR "Doctor" Jerry Kraus Returning to Radio

UTICA-ROME -- For thirty years, he was known as "The Doctor" in afternoon drive on WOUR.  That ended in 2007, when Clear Channel eliminated most of WOUR's staff just before the company sold its cluster to current owner Galaxy Communications.  Today, locally-owned Arjuna Broadcasting announced Kraus is returning to 92.7 The Drive (WXUR).

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Genesee Joe Marks 20 Years with Utica's 96.9 WOUR

UTICA-ROME -- June is a special time of year for "Genesee Joe" Trisolino.  He says he's not sure of the exact date, but another June means another anniversary with heritage classic rocker 96.9 WOUR, and this year in particular is especially notable: it's his 20th anniversary with the station.  Joe reminded us of the milestone […]

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While We Were Out: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Following a long weekend out of town, your editor has returned to CNYRadio.com HQ.  As has been the case after some previous trips away, we're back with a quick recap of some items missed during the time off.

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Bruce Hornsby to Headline "Blue Moon Afternoon" in July

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- It's a new "first" for the long-running Blue Moon Café on Galaxy stations TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV) in the Syracuse market and 96.9 WOUR in the Utica-Rome market.  On Sunday's show, Mimi Griswold announced Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers will headline the very first "Blue Moon Afternoon" concert, taking place at Jamesville Beach in […]

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