Arrangements for "Uncle" Fred Horton

Arrangements for "Uncle" Fred Horton have been set for this Saturday, March 15, at 1pm, at Calvary Chapel in Liverpool [Google Map].  Horton, whose career included stops at WSEN, WYYY and WRUN, died March 4th in Erie, Pennsylvania.  His obituary appeared in today's Syracuse Post-Standard.

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Former WSEN Employee Dies

Update (3/9/08): Service Arrangements and obituary "Uncle" Fred Horton passed away Tuesday morning in Erie, PA, according to Horton most recently worked for WXTA there, and formerly worked at WSEN. His family has established a memorial fund to cover medical expenses.

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Regent sells WRUN

Northeast Public Radio is extending its affiliate network to the west into the Utica-Rome market. Regent Communications has sold WRUN for $275,000 to the Albany-based NPR cluster headed up by Alan Chartock. That brings to 13 the number of stations simulcasting programming from WAMC, the group's flagship station in Albany.

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WRUN adds Big Bands, Ballads & Blues

Dick Carr's syndicated Big Bands, Ballads & Blues has picked up its 40th affiliate station. Beginning next month, WRUN in Utica-Rome will carry the two-hour weekly show featuring a mix of adult standards and jazz masters. The program is hosted and produced by Syracuse resident Dick Carr and is marketed by the WOR Radio Network.

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WRUN switches to adult standards

Without much fanfare, WRUN 1150 AM switched formats last week. The Utica-Rome station, which has gone through several format changes over the past few years, is now carrying ABC's Stardust satellite network and is being branded locally as "Velvet 1150, your unforgettable memories station."

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Regent sets price, increases size of offering

Regent Communications has set a price of $7.50 per share on its add-on stock offering, and because investor demand was higher than expected, the planned offering of 8.25 million shares was kicked up to 10.5 million.

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WZZZ Sold for $300,000

FULTON -- Fulton's WZZZ 1300 AM has been bought for $300,000 by a former manager of the station. Don DeRosa was general manager of the 1,000 watt AM, at the time known as WOSC, along with Magic 104.7, WKFM in the early 80's. DeRosa also spent time at WPTR in Albany during the 60's and […]

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