UPDATE: Juneteenth Radiothon Raises $20,000

Another success story for the power of local radio.  A Sunday radiothon on Clear Channel's Power 106.9 (WPHR) is credited with rescuing Syracuse's Juneteenth Festival from severe cutbacks due to a lack of funding.

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Power 106.9 switches morning shows

Power 106.9 has dropped Tom Joyner's syndicated morning show in favor of one hosted by Doug Banks. The move, made yesterday, prompted a few listener complaints,

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Power 106.9 may drop Tom Joyner

Rumors are out that Tom Joyner's syndicated morning show will be dropped by Power 106.9 (WPHR) to make room for Doug Banks.

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Galaxy, Clear Channel to air firefighter radiothons

Ten Syracuse radio stations are sponsoring two different radiothons over the next two days to benefit the two Manlius firefighters who died in the line of duty last week. Funds raised will go directly to the families of Timothy Lynch and John Ginocchetti.

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Power 106.9 tests new transmitter

According to Power 106.9 program director Butch Charles, "there's a whole lot of the general population that likes and listens to urban music. We want to make sure everybody can hear it." He's referring to a new transmitter atop the State Tower Building in downtown Syracuse that the station has been testing for the past […]

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More power for Power 106.9

The FCC has approved an on-channel booster for Auburn's WPHR 106.9 FM. The new booster, which operates at 1740 watts, is located in downtown Syracuse with a directional antenna aimed at the southern part of the city.

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Clear Channel to buy WIXT

Clear Channel Communications wants to buy the Ackerley Group for $800 million. What that means for Syracuse is the addition of television station WIXT channel 9 to Clear Channel's group of six local radio stations. The deal still has to be approved by Ackerley share holders, the FCC, and the Justice Department. Related Link: - […]

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WRVO and Clear Channel broadcast memorial service

Nearly 10,000 people gathered in Clinton Square on Thursday evening for a service to remember those who lost their lives in last week's terrorist attacks and to show support for those assisting in the recovery effort. WRVO FM 90 and the six local Clear Channel radio stations broadcast the 90-minute event live.

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Local radio stations raise over $600,000

It was a busy and rewarding day yesterday for ten area radio stations. Clear Channel stations B104.7, Y94FM, Hot 107-9, Power 106.9, 570 WSYR, and SportsRadio 620 collected over $500,000 for the relief effort in New York City and Washington D.C.. Citadel stations 93Q, 95X, Lite 105.9, and WNSS AM raised nearly $110,000. Donations will […]

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Radiothon underway at Clear Channel stations

All six Clear Channel stations in Syracuse are participating in a radiothon to raise money for the relief effort in New York City and Washington D.C. in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

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