Kiss-FM Awarded for Working with Youth

UTICA/ROME -- Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) has received the "Shining Star Award" from the School and Business Alliance (SABA) at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. The award recognizes the station for a variety of activities that help educate high-school age students about careers in broadcasting.

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Slicing and Dicing Utica-Rome Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- Even though Arbitron didn't release its Spring 2010 ratings estimates to the general public (the market's actually been embargoed since the Fall 2008 book), Arbitron's Fair Use policy says media can report on certain ratings data -- as long as the data is provided by subscribers.  That's just what happened, so for the […]

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KISS-FM Launches Summer Concert Series

UTICA-ROME -- From the better late than never file, there are still three more shows left in the Summer Concert Series hosted by Roser Communications' KISS-FM duo (WSKS/WSKU). They're bringing in national recording acts every other week through the rest of this month and next. Updated 2:30pm.

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Former Clear Channel Utica OM Stew Schantz Dies

UTICA-ROME -- Stew Schantz, who once served as Operations Manager of Clear Channel's former Utica-Rome cluster, has passed away at the age of 53.  He most recently was working as OM and afternoon driver at WUPE in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  Anonymous sources say Schantz died Friday morning, of complications following a heart attack Thursday night. Updated 6/14 […]

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POTW: Free Ice Cream with Kiss-FM (2010)

UTICA/ROME -- A major restaurant chain known for its great ice cream recently hosted "Free Ice Cream Day" at nearly all of its locations last weekend.  In many markets, radio stations ran live remotes to draw more attention to the event, and it's been awhile since we've had a Picture of the Week from Utica... […]

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POTW: Lovesick Radio with Kiss-FM (2010)

UTICA-ROME -- Roser Communications' Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) recently invited local high schools to submit videotaped entries for the chance to let the simulcast CHR stations "invade" their prom.  The station will be joined by the national recording artists Lovesick Radio, who recently posed for a photo with the station crew.

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POTW: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day (2010)

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Plenty of local stations helped their communities celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by taking part in local parades and other events.  It wouldn't be fair to just show one station, so we've got a few different ones sharing the honors in this edition of Picture of the Week. Updated 8:15pm to add […]

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Kiss-FM's S-Dot Sounds Off on Utica Club Scene

UTICA-ROME -- Recent concerns about criminal activity at night clubs in the Utica area have promoted some discussion among the DJs who play music at those clubs. Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU)'s S-Dot -- who also works as a club DJ -- was among a handful interviewed for a newspaper article published today.

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Utica's Kiss-FM Restores Localism at Night

UTICA-ROME -- It's a move we don't see often, especially in the current economic climate: a syndicated show being replaced by a local personality.  That actually happened this week on the two Kiss-FM stations (WSKS/WSKU) owned by Roser Communications Network.

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Former Kiss-FM Personalities Find New Jobs

UTICA/ROME -- Two personalities who exited Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) within two days of each other in September have found new jobs in radio.  Former middayer Jesse Jordan has been hired for the same daypart in a significantly larger market down the Thruway, while former night jock "Intern Dave" drops his nickname to fill some shifts at […]

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