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Smith Moves from WSYR to WRVO

Reliable sources tell CNYRadio.com that Newsradio 570 WSYR anchor Jason Smith is moving to the WRVO Stations in Oswego.  Smith joined WSYR a little over two years ago, working his way from overnights to assignment editor and morning drive anchor.  We're told Smith's last day at WSYR is today, but no word on when he'll […]

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Boeheim: Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me

Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim will be in the hot seat when NPR's quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me comes to town this fall.

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WRVO receives grant for new equipment

OSWEGO -- WRVO FM 90 has been awarded a $139,593 grant from the federal government to improve the station's studio equipment.  The funding approved by Congress is a matching grant which means WRVO will be upping its fund-raising efforts beginning in January. Look for dinners, theater performances, and direct mail campaigns in addition to normal on-air […]

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Lisa Simeone to appear at Syracuse fundraiser

National Public Radio's Lisa Simeone will be the featured speaker at the Women's Fund Annual Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Landmark Theater.

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WRVO reaches goal in record time

Thanks to a quiet off-air fundraising campaign in Februrary which raised $90,000, public radio station WRVO was able to shorten the length of its on-air pitches last week. The station met its goal of $130,000 on Saturday morning shortly after Car Talk ended. The fund drive resulted in 400 new contributing members.

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Listeners help trim five days off WRVO fundraiser

It's called 'Foneless February', and for years the silent fundraising campaign has been a hit with listeners of public radio station WRVO. The end result of the low-key effort is less hours of on-air fundraising in March. This year, the spring fundraiser will be shortened by five days thanks to over $90,000 in early contributions.

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NPR's Noah Adams takes a year off

All Things Considered co-host Noah Adams begins a year-long leave of absence this week to write a book about Orville and Wilbur Wright. The 100th anniversary of the brothers' first flight is in 2003. National Public Radio's All Things Considered airs afternoons on WRVO FM 90 and Jazz 88 WAER.

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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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Public radio stations' ratings up since 9/11

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, all three central New York public radio outlets saw increases in the size of their listening audiences for the Fall 2001 Arbitron ratings period.

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This American Life heads overseas

The Public Radio International series This American Life is headed to the Persian Gulf this weekend to gather interviews for a special episode of the show.

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