Taylor: Chapter 11 for Regent? (And 3Q Reports from Saga, CC)

Less than a week after Citadel Broadcasting announced it may soon be exploring "the possibility of seeking relief through a Chapter 11 filing," one prominent online columnist explains why he thinks Regent could be in a similar situation.  Both companies own stations in Central New York.

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Changes Among Top Brass at Clear Channel

SAN ANTONIO -- Randall Mays is no longer President and CFO of CC Media Holdings, according to a document filed this morning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Randall's brother Mark, the company's CEO, is now also serving as interim CFO until a permanent replacement is named.

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WSYR Now Simulcast on WPHR-HD2

SYRACUSE -- Clear Channel's Newsradio 570 WSYR is sounding a lot clearer these days for listeners who have an HD Radio receiver.  Observant readers report the station is now offered on the HD2 channel of sister station Power 106.9 (WPHR).

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Update: CC Selling Ithaca Translator to Saga

ITHACA - We're a couple days late on this one: W254BF, the former Power 106.9 (WPHR) translator located at 98.7 on the FM dial in Ithaca, is indeed being sold by Clear Channel to Saga Communications.  We told you last week that Saga used the outlet to launch a new AAA-formatted station branded as "98.7 The […]

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SU Law Prof Blasts CC Format Flip "Games"

SYRACUSE -- One Syracuse University School of Law professor was notably upset with Clear Channel's recent weekend-long format flip from urban Power 106.9 to "Young Country 106.9" and then back to Power.  LaVonda N. Reed-Huff's thoughts were published on the opinion page of the Syracuse Post-Standard.  If you missed the paper, you can read the article […]

Read More Expands Syracuse ID Collection

SYRACUSE -- We've certainly had more than our fair share of changes on the radio in the Salt Emerald City lately.  You've read about the format flips (some temporary), the call letter changes, the moving transmitters, new simulcasts and more right here -- and thanks to Scott Fybush, you can hear the market's newest legal IDs […]

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"98.7 The Vine" Sprouts AAA in Ithaca

ITHACA -- Another new format is on the air in Ithaca -- Saga Communications brings AAA to the market with Wednesday's launch of "98.7 The Vine" (W254BF).  As you might have guessed from the call letters, this is Saga's second Ithaca station relying on the combo of a low-power analog FM translator with an HD […]

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Power 106.9 Completes Tower Move

SYRACUSE -- For years it was somewhat ironic: the urban station that barely had a decent signal in the urban area it was intended to serve.  But now, Power 106.9 (WPHR) sounds a lot more... powerful.  (Go ahead and groan at the pun... it's been a long week, it's Friday evening, we couldn't resist.)

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Clear Channel Restores Urban Format on 106.9

SYRACUSE -- As quickly and suddenly as it appeared on Friday, Clear Channel's "Young Country" format on WPHR has disappeared.  This morning, the station flipped back to its previous urban/R&B format, Power 106.9.

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Clear Channel Counters: Flips Power to "Young Country"

SYRACUSE -- Less than two hours after Foxfur Communications launched a new country format on "Wolf 105.1" (WVOA), Clear Channel, the owner of heritage country station B104.7 (WBBS) has fired back its own salvo -- flipping urban-formatted Power 106.9 over to "Young Country 106.9."

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