Classic Local Tunes Sunday as "Soundcheck" Turns 30

SYRACUSE/UTICA -- It's been 30 years since Dave Frisina started featuring local musicians on his popular show Soundcheck, and this Sunday night, listeners have a rare chance to hear the very first show from 1979.

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City of Utica OKs Galaxy Fireworks Show

UTICA -- With just over a week until "Fireworks Over Utica," city officials have given their blessing to details surrounding the event.  The event is being organized by Strategic Partnership Services, a subsidiary of Galaxy Communications, who owns WOUR, WUMX and other stations in the market.  There were initially some safety concerns about plans to […]

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POTW: Joe & Dave Hangin' Out (2009)

UTICA-ROME -- There are a handful of personalities in the Utica-Rome market who've been around for a long time.  But which one has enjoyed the longest run at just one station for their entire career?  It's none other than WOUR's Genesee Joe.

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POTW: Radio & TV at the Utica Boilermaker

UTICA-ROME -- This past weekend marked the 31st running of "America's Biggest 15K Road Race," the Utica Boilermaker.  Every year, the race gets bigger and bigger... and for many years, local media outlets have made it a point to have a presence at the race.  Several pictures this week instead of the usual one.

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Ex-WOUR Host Kraus Running for Utica Common Council

UTICA-ROME -- Former WOUR afternoon drive personality Jerry Kraus announced plans to run for a seat on the City of Utica's Common Council earlier this week.

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Gomez & Dave Follow SU to Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN -- It's a special treat for fans of the Syracuse University mens basketball team: Gomez and Dave have taken their morning show on the road, to follow the Orange into the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

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One Ex-CNYer Hires Another... in Pittsfield, MA

PITTSFIELD, MA -- Former Utica and Syracuse jock Nick Caplan has landed on his feet again... with a morning gig in western Massachusetts.  And his boss is a fellow former Utica radio programmer.

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Utica-Rome Ratings: Lite 98.7 Falls to #2

UTICA-ROME -- The Arbitron Persons 12+ numbers for the Fall 2008 ratings period are out.  Regent's Big Frog 104 (WFRG) and Lite 98.7 (WLZW) still own the top 2 ranks, but the duo traded ranks as Lite loses nearly 3 ratings points since the spring.

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Paulie the Small Guy Leaving WOUR

UTICA-ROME -- This was the final week on-air for afternoon jock Paulie "the Small Guy" Szmal at WOUR.  And his departure means longtime night jock "Genesee Joe" gets to hit the airwaves four hours earlier.

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POTW: Where Are They Now? (2008)

It's been a little over a year since Clear Channel sold its Utica-Rome cluster to Galaxy Communications.  As a result of the sale, several long-time on-air personalities were let go, but at least one has since landed on his feet.

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