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.
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.
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.
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.
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.