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Utica's Hank Brown to retire at year's end

UTICA-ROME -- After 55 years of broadcasting in the Mohawk Valley, Hank Brown is ready to hang up his headphones for good.  His final broadcast on 95.5FM WUSP will be New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31.  This, according to a press release from WUSP's Tom Coyne today.

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Utica's WUSP joins CBS and Yahoo, local show goes network

UTICA-ROME -- From the "while we were on hiatus" file, all-sports 95.5 WUSP has become an affiliate of the CBS Sports Radio and Yahoo! Sports Radio networks.  But, in a twist not seen often in Central New York, it's a two-way connection with Yahoo, as the network has picked up one of WUSP's locally-produced programs.

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Utica radio personality Frank McBride dies

UTICA-ROME -- Longtime Mohawk Valley residents might remember him as a car salesman who appeared from a high perch in TV ads, or as a radio personality on a number of local stations. Frank McBride, who most recently worked at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) has passed away at the age of 54.

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Job Opening: Part-Time Account Exec at WUSP/WRCK

UTICA-ROME -- Sports talk stations WUSP and WRCK are looking to add a name to its sales team roster.  We received the following job description today from Frank Abbadessa at Good Guys Broadcasting:

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Mets and Patriots Compliment Local Sports on 95.5 WUSP

UTICA-ROME -- Although it's been about a week since 95.5FM WUSP signed-on, it's taken about that long for us to find out what the Mohawk Valley's newest sports talk station is bringing to the table.  On top of a network affiliation and deals with the New York Mets and the New England Patriots, owners are […]

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New Lineup Begins on WUSP, WRCK and 95.5FM

UTICA/ROME -- Although word of a new format on two AM radio stations and an FM translator was first leaked in late July, it wasn't clear exactly when the new lineup would begin on WUSP 1550, WRCK 1480 and translator 95.5FM (W238CA).  That question is answered now; an observant CNYRadio.com reader says the new lineup […]

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UPDATE: Three Utica Radio Stations Going Sports to be LMA'ed then Sold

Updated 5:00pm -- UTICA-ROME -- There's new information this evening about the three-station format flip we initially reported late Sunday night: WUTQ(AM), WRCK and translator 95.5 FM (W238CA) will eventually be sold for $350,000 to former WKTV executives Frank Abbadessa and Tom Coyne.

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Three Utica Stations Flipping to Sports, WUTQ(AM) to Become WUSP

Updated 7/23 -- UTICA-ROME -- Roser Communications Network's 95.5FM (W238CA), 1550 WUTQ and 1480 WRCK have broken away from simulcasting the news/talk/music format of 100.7 WUTQ-FM. Several signs point to the three stations flipping to a new sports talk format. While 100.7 will keep the WUTQ-FM calls, it appears 1550 WUTQ(AM) will be changing to […]

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POTW: Mark Piersma's New Look (2012)

UTICA-ROME -- What do you think of Mark Piersma's new fashions?  The co-host of 100.7 WUTQ's daily Talk of the Town posed for a few humorous shots while attending the annual Red Hat Luncheon, which serves as a major fundraiser for a local senior citizen center.

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Wanna RoCK? Heritage WRCK Call Letters Up for Grabs

UTICA-ROME -- Do you own a rock station?  Would you like to legally identify it as WRCK, just like the former "Rock 107" did for decades?  After acquiring the heritage call letters in March, locally-owned Roser Communications moved them to from 100.7FM to 1480AM in Remsen, and the company is now reportedly entertaining offers to […]

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