Multiple CNY Winners at NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

ALBANY -- Several commercial, public and college broadcasters brought some hardware home from the 2022 "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards. The New York State Broadcasters' Association says the awards recognize "the outstanding work broadcasters do throughout the state of New York to keep viewers informed, engage conversation and promote local business." Here's a list of local […]

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WPNR's "Fat Old Man" Hangs Up His Headphones

UTICA/ROME -- When you think of morning radio in the Mohawk Valley, you might come up with names like Matt Herkimer and Polly Wogg, Mark Richards, Big Poppa, Gomez and Dave, Bob Cain, Big Mike, Bill Keeler or Hank Brown. But some students and neighbors of Utica College already miss "The Fat Old Man," who recently ended a […]

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WICB in Running for mtvU Woodie Award

ITHACA -- Ithaca College's WICB won the very first "College Radio Woodie" at the mtvU Woodie Awards in 2008, and they're hoping to pull it off again this year.  WICB and three other local college stations made it into the top 25, but WICB is the lone local nominee to make it into the final […]

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POTW: A Studio Full of Nostalgia (2009)

For the first Picture of the Week of the new year, we've got a double feature: another reader-submitted memory of the once-mighty WRUN, along with a rather impressive home studio setup.

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Former Utica Radio News Anchor Bruce Manning Dies

UTICA-ROME -- Bruce Manning, a former Utica radio anchor and PR director for the Mohawk Valley Comets hockey team, has died following a heart attack at the age of 55.

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Utica College's WPNR Paying $10K to Settle FCC Violations

Students at Utica College's WPNR are learning a lesson they'll probably never forget: the importance of maintaining a complete and up-to-date Public File for the FCC.

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