Talking Stimulus with WRVO

SYRACUSE - Is the federal economic stimulus package making a difference for Central New York?  That'll be the focus of the next WRVO Community Forum on Monday in Syracuse.  And you're invited to watch the discussion live in person, free of charge.

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WRVD Off-Air for Repairs Tuesday 3/31

SYRACUSE -- If you work in downtown Syracuse and you rely on WRVD 90.3 to listen to the programming of the WRVO stations, you may be left in the dark for most of the day on Tuesday, March 31.

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Happy Retirement, John Hurlbutt!

OSWEGO -- In case you forgot, today's the last day on the air for longtime WRVO fixture John Hurlbutt.  The local host of "Morning Edition" is retiring after 40 years at the Oswego-based NPR affiliate.  Morning news producer/reporter Jason Smith will assume hosting duties tomorrow.

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WRVO Seeks Pledge Drive Volunteers

OSWEGO - NPR affiliate is looking for volunteers to answer calls during its upcoming spring fundraiser -- but first, the station is giving listeners the chance to completely avoid being hounded for pledges.

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WRVO Announces Hurlbutt/Smith Transition Dates

OSWEGO -- As we reported earlier this month, WRVO has chosen Jason Smith to take over the hosting duties of "Morning Edition" when longtime host John Hurlbutt retires.  Today, the station made the announcement "official" with the dates for the transition.

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No More "Day to Day" on WRVO

OSWEGO -- A little over three weeks ago, NPR announced the show "Day by Day" would end in March due to budget cuts, but local affiliate WRVO isn't waiting -- today was the final day for "Day by Day" on WRVO's primary lineup.

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WRVO Seeks Morning Host/Producer; Hurlbutt to Retire

Mere hours after we learned of WRVO's new HD channel, the station informs us they're looking for a new host/producer for the local segments of "Morning Edition."  That's because longtime host John Hurlbutt plans to retire at the end of the year.

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WRVO Adds Digital Subchannel

There's more options for public radio fans near Oswego; WRVO recently started broadcasting in high-definition, allowing the addition of a subchannel called WRVO-2.  Managers say the second channel is only carried by its Oswego signal now, but there are plans to expand the HD network to some of WRVO's sister stations throughout the region.

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New generator for WRVO insures continuous service

With the recent installation of a new 35,000 watt propane-powered generator at its main transmitting facility, WRVO will now be able to continue broadcasting its signal during emergency power outages.

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WRVO kicks off fall fundraiser

Local National Public Radio affiliate WRVO FM 90 begins its eight-day fall fundraiser today.

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