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The Dinosaur's Caplan and Weidman Bid Farewell [UPDATED]

Updated 1:30pm to include additional info and audio: SYRACUSE -- "The Caveman" has left the building... and so has his news anchor. Nick Caplan, longtime PD and morning host of 95.3/103.9 The Dinosaur (WSEN) announced today was his last day at the locally-owned classic top 40 station. Across the studio desk, news anchor Chris Weidman […]

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Diane Wade returns to 92.1 WSEN-FM

SYRACUSE -- Longtime midday host Diane Wade is back in her old shift at Classic Hits 92.1 WSEN-FM. No word on the whereabouts of Bob Brown, who previously held the shift.

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POTW: Former Syracuse radio hosts reunite in Los Angeles (2012)

Updated with more info -- LOS ANGELES -- These three men attended a taping of the sitcom Two and a Half Men last September.  And what do they have in common?  They've all worked in Syracuse radio together.

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Dick Mastriano exits mornings at Oldies 1050

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local broadcaster Dick Mastriano has been let go from his post as morning host for Oldies 1050 (WSEN).  Management at the station, owned by Leatherstocking Media Group, confirms for CNYRadio.com that Mastriano's duties will be absorbed by another staffer as a result of budget-tightening.

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Former WSEN/WFBL Owner Dies

SYRACUSE -- Rick Buckley of Buckley Radio, the former owner of  WSEN AM/FM and WFBL (AM) in Syracuse, has died.  According to national trade sites AllAccess and Radio-Info, Buckley died this morning after suffering a brain embolism on Saturday.  Buckley, who served as his namesake company's president for nearly 40 years, sold the three Syracuse stations […]

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POTW: Car Cruise Season Underway (2011)

SYRACUSE -- Summertime in Central New York means there's no shortage of opportunities to check out some of the best classic cars in the area.  Hundreds showed up for the latest "Cruise Night" with Oldies 1050 (WSEN).

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Dave Smith Exits Oldies 1050

SYRACUSE -- From the "better late than never" file, we're told Dave Smith has exited WSEN(AM) Oldies 1050.  A trusted source who wishes to remain anonymous tells CNYRadio.com that Smith -- who doubled as PM driver and as a sales rep -- has left for a non-broadcasting sales job.

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Ten Years of CNYRadio: Our Thoughts and Yours

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- If you've been away for awhile, CNYRadio.com is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this week.  The site went live on March 1, 2001... and we've been running a series of special articles this week to mark the occasion.  Today, we finish up the series with our reflections and yours, on ten years […]

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Wagner Named GM at Leatherstocking Media

SYRACUSE -- After three years outside of radio, Don Wagner is back in the biz. Wagner, who some may know by the name Don Christi, is the new General Manager for Leatherstocking Media Group's properties in Syracuse, Oneida and Utica. He replaces Judy Kelly, who left for a new gig in Florida last month.

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Judy Kelly Leaving GM Post at Leatherstocking

SYRACUSE -- Judy Kelly will soon be on the beach... but in her case, that's good news!  The GM of Leatherstocking Media Group's six stations is packing her bags and heading south, to take a new job in Florida.  Her last day at Leatherstocking's Baldwinsville studios will be a week from today.

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