"Rick Ryder" Dies at 65

Tim Huppmann, known to listeners of TK99, WSEN, WOLF and other stations as "Rick Ryder," died on Monday, according to an obituary published in the Syracuse Post-Standard earlier this week.  Huppmann, who also served for many years working his way up the ranks to Chief of Rescue and Firefighting at Hancock Airport, was 65 years […]

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WSEN, WFBL to Flip Formats

(UPDATE 4/2/08 - GM confirmation in Comments area) Aircheck collectors be on alert!  Several sources indicate Buckley Broadcasting's Syracuse stations, WSEN (92.1 FM / 1050 AM) and WFBL (1390 AM), will be flipping formats this coming Monday.  The changes may not seem too dramatic at WSEN, but it's a pretty big change for WFBL, which will be […]

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Arrangements for "Uncle" Fred Horton

Arrangements for "Uncle" Fred Horton have been set for this Saturday, March 15, at 1pm, at Calvary Chapel in Liverpool [Google Map].  Horton, whose career included stops at WSEN, WYYY and WRUN, died March 4th in Erie, Pennsylvania.  His obituary appeared in today's Syracuse Post-Standard.

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Former WSEN Employee Dies

Update (3/9/08): Service Arrangements and obituary "Uncle" Fred Horton passed away Tuesday morning in Erie, PA, according to Horton most recently worked for WXTA there, and formerly worked at WSEN. His family has established a memorial fund to cover medical expenses.

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Diane Wade: Beyond the Studio

Moravia native Diane Wade got her start in radio at Cornell University's campus station. A couple of decades later, she's still at it, serving up hits of the '60s and '70s at Oldies 92.1 as WSEN's midday air personality. We go 'Beyond the Studio' with Diane to find out what makes her tick when the […]

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WFBL is back home at 1390 AM

SYRACUSE -- Ten years after Buckley Broadcasting purchased the WFBL call letters and moved the station to 1050 AM, WFBL and the station's news-talk programming have returned to its legendary 1390 AM frequency.

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WSEN adds Ross Brittain's Hit Machine

SYRACUSE -- Oldies 92.1 (WSEN) is swapping out specialty shows on its Monday night lineup. Beginning this week, Ross Brittain's Hit Machine, which features music from the 1970s, replaces Jack Dean's Keeping the '70s Alive every Monday at 9 p.m.

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WAER jazz show goes national

Dick Carr's Big Bands, Ballads and Blues has been part of the Monday night lineup on Jazz 88 (WAER) since October 2001. Carr, a former Syracuse and New York City radio executive, recently connected with the WOR Radio Network to syndicate the show nationally.

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Jim Asker back on the air in Allentown

All Access Country Editor Jim Asker has added overnight voice tracking duties for Cat Country 96 (WCTO) in Allentown, PA.

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New web site for Oldies 92.1

Shortly after Oldies 92.1 (WSEN-FM) signed on with the BlueDot Network for its content management needs for its station web site, SiteShell Corporation, which owns BlueDot, closed up shop last month.  

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