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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Garrison Keillor to Retire in 2013

Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion says he's only planning to tell the tales of Lake Wobegon for another two years. Keillor announced he plans to retire in 2013 -- he'll be 70 years old.

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WRVO Seeks Technology/Innovation Reporter

OSWEGO -- NPR affiliate WRVO is putting out the call for applications for a Technology/Innovation Reporter. Ryan Morden, who currently occupies the post, is leaving early next month, so the clock is ticking to find a replacement.

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Local Stations Concerned About Effects of NPR Fallout

SYRACUSE -- If you keep up with the national trades, you're well aware of the problems facing National Public Radio. Capping off a series of controversial headlines over the past several weeks, NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller "resigned" yesterday. Today, management at WRVO and WCNY say they're worried that the negative press on top […]

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WRVO's "Foneless February" Underway

OSWEGO -- There won't be any pledge drive breaks during "Foneless February" at WRVO, but there could be pledge drives coming in March if the station doesn't reach its fundraising goals this month.  To give listeners an incentive to open their wallets, all pledges will be doubled by a third party, dollar for dollar.

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Stations to Carry NYS Budget Address Live

SYRACUSE -- Governor Andrew Cuomo will present his very first state budget today at 1:00pm, and various local media outlets are offering live coverage. We have a rundown of outlets who have stated they'll be carrying Cuomo's address live today.

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POTW: Election Night at WRVO (2010)

OSWEGO -- It's the biggest night of the year for virtually every newsroom in the country: Election Night.  And WRVO is no exception.  The station had "all hands on deck" to report the results, along with a few special guests providing analysis.

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SUNY Oswego Names New WRVO General Manager

OSWEGO -- Nearly 7 months after John Krauss retired as GM of the WRVO stations, SUNY Oswego has named his replacement. Dr. Michael S. Ameigh, a longtime professor and assistant provost at the college, has been tapped to become the NPR affiliate's third GM since it debuted in 1969.

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A Prairie Home Companion, live on the Big Screen

SYRACUSE -- Fans of A Prairie Home Companion, the NPR program that was the basis for a 2006 film of the same name, will be able to watch a live broadcast of the show, in high-definition on the big screen, at two local movie theaters later this month.

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WSUC Re-Applies to Increase Power

CORTLAND -- SUNY Cortland's WSUC 90.5, which serves as a part-time simulcast for programming from Oswego's WRVO, has applied for permission to increase its broadcast power levels. This is the second time the FCC has accepted an application for the change, after the original construction permit filed in 2007 expired last week.

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