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NPR's "Car Talk" Hosts to Retire This Fall

Updated 6/10 -- CAMBRIDGE, MA -- For a quarter-century, listeners nationwide have enjoyed listening to brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, known as "Click and Clack," every Saturday morning on NPR's Car Talk.  Today, the duo announced plans to retire this fall, but fans need not worry -- shows will continue to air every weekend into […]

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Broadcast Icon Dick Clark Dies at 82, Started Career in Utica

LOS ANGELES -- Broadcast personality Dick Clark, best known for shows like American Bandstand, the game show Pyramid and the annual New Year's Rockin Eve specials on ABC, has died following a "massive heart attack" this morning in California.  Clark, who was 82, made his very first appearances on radio and television in Utica, and graduated from Syracuse University.

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WRUN-FM Looks to Drop -FM from Call Sign

UTICA/ROME -- If the FCC approves (and we can't see why they wouldn't), it looks like WRUN-FM will soon officially drop the -FM suffix from its call sign.   The station at 90.3FM, licensed to Remsen, simulcasts "Northeast Public Radio" from WAMC in Albany.

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WUTI Sale Price Revealed

UTICA/ROME -- Even though Leatherstocking Media Group has controlled the programming on WUTI 1150 since September 20, the station is still owned by Digital Radio Broadcasting.  As part of the FCC's sale approval process, the pricetag on the sale has been revealed.  Updated 10/20.

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WRUN Sale Becomes Official; Call Letters Change

UTICA-ROME -- The sale of WRUN 1150 from Albany-based Northeast Public Radio to Bud Williamson's Digital Radio Broadcasting is now official.  The deal (first reported in July), which included a swap for another station plus some cash, closed last week. Updated 12/10 at 10pm with WRUN call letters changed to WUTI.

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WRUN(AM) Traded for a Cooperstown FM

UTICA -- Northeast Public Radio, a multi-station network originating from flagship WAMC/Albany, has reportedly traded away WRUN(AM) for an FM translator in Cooperstown.  The deal allows the network to reach more listeners closer to its home base, but it won't be completely leaving the Mohawk Valley.

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The Return of WRUN-FM... Sort Of

UTICA-ROME -- This one slid under our radar earlier this month: a familiar set of call letters is back on the air, though with a new frequency and a new location.  WRUN-FM is simulcasting Northeast Public Radio programming on 90.3 from Remsen.

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