WRVO Hauls and TV Falls at New York AP Awards

SARATOGA -- With nine first-place awards, Oswego-based NPR affiliate WRVO was the big winner among radio stations -- both locally and statewide -- at the New York State Associated Press Broadcast Association Awards over the weekend.  On the other hand, all but two of the nominations for local TV stations did not materialize into first-place […]

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Several New Reporters Bolster WRVO Newsgathering

OSWEGO -- The award-winning newsroom at the WRVO Stations is growing. The station welcomes "Innovation Trail" reporter Emma Jacobs, who held the same title at Binghamton's WSKG. In addition, the NPR affiliate is employing several freelance reporters to increase coverage throughout the WRVO coverage area.

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Former WRVO News Director Dies

GRANBY -- Our sympathies go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Chris Ulanowski.  The former news director for the WRVO Stations has died at 51.  

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NPR Program Puts Utica in National Spotlight

UTICA/ROME -- The City of Utica is in line for some pretty positive attention in the national spotlight this summer. Interestingly, some might credit the well-publicized controversy over plans for a new mosque near Ground Zero in New York City earlier this year. Utica's the focus of an upcoming episode of State of the Re:Union, […]

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Ellen Abbott Joins WRVO

SYRACUSE -- From the "better late than never" file, we've been remiss in mentioning the fact that award-winning radio news reporter Ellen Abbott has changed stations.  Abbott has traded in her WSYR business cards for a new stack featuring the call letters of NPR affiliate WRVO.

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Syracuse Press Club 2011 Award Winners Named

SYRACUSE -- Top journalists from Syracuse and surrounding markets gathered for the Syracuse Press Club's 33rd annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner last night at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.  Public stations WRVO and WAER dominated the radio categories, while there were plenty of ties for winners in the television categories.

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WRVO Featured in Business Magazine

OSWEGO -- The past six months have been rather interesting for WRVO.  The NPR affiliate has a new GM, and the station has been watching from afar as  lawmakers in Washington have threatened to cut funding for public broadcasting income management in 2021.  Those issues are among the topics discussed within three "cover story" articles […]

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Syracuse Press Club Award Winners Announced

SYRACUSE -- The winners for this year's Syracuse Press Club awards have been announced.  On the radio side, public broadcasters led the pack.  In TV, it's a neck-and-neck race between WSYR-TV and WSTM-TV.  And we're also very happy to report appears on the award list as well.

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WRVO Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

(Updated 9:15pm) OSWEGO -- A one-day fundraiser called "Thousand Member Thursday" is being called a success tonight.  Staffers at NPR affiliate WRVO say the station eclipsed their goal, after hearing from more than 1,300 members by the time the one-day fundraiser officially ended this evening.

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House Votes to Cut NPR Funding

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to cut funding for NPR.  According to the Associated Press, the effort of the GOP-controlled house is not expected to be approved by the Democrat-led Senate.  Even if it does, the White House says President Obama would veto the action.  But WRVO's general manager says he's still worried […]

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