Former Kiss-FM Host Asks a Favor

UTICA-ROME -- Former Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) morning host Eric Thomas, who was fired last week after barely a month in the air chair, is asking one last favor before he leaves town.  He tells, "my landlord has been amazingly cool in not holding me to a lease and I am desperate to try to get […]

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KISS-FM Drops AM Driver Eric Thomas

UTICA-ROME -- Barely a month since he was hired to host mornings at KISS-FM (WSKS/WSKU), Eric Thomas tells he was given his walking papers today because management "didn't like the direction of the show."  He has also blogged about the situation.

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POTW: An Eric's Eye View at KISS-FM

UTICA-ROME -- Just about a month after being introduced by a fake format flip that fooled local and national media alike, new KISS-FM (WSKS/WSKU) morning host Eric Thomas provides a glimpse of how things look from his viewpoint during the show.

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Kiss-FM Stunt Debuts New AM Host

Updated 7:20pm - UTICA-ROME -- After a full weekend of saying goodbye to Kiss FM (WSKS/WSKU), the station is back to normal -- with a new morning show host -- much to the relief of loyal listeners who started calling to vent their frustrations after a fake launch of "Beautiful Music" hit the air this […]

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Utica's Kiss-FM to Flip Formats Monday

UTICA-ROME -- After nearly 15 years as Utica-Rome's dominant CHR station duo, Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) will be flipping formats on Monday, according to a press release issued by the station today.

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Gary Spears Exits Kiss-FM

UTICA-ROME -- Today was the last day for Gary "Big Poppa" Spears on morning drive at Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU).  A press release from the CHR station late this afternoon says Spears "has left the building." 

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POTW: Kiss-FM Meets the Original American Idols (2002)

UTICA-ROME -- After a couple weeks off due a combination of illness, lack of submissions and being overwhelmingly busy... the Picture of the Week is back!  And this week, we have Kenny the Promo Guy from Kiss-FM to thank for sending in this blast from the past from his personal collection.

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One Ex-CNYer Hires Another... in Pittsfield, MA

PITTSFIELD, MA -- Former Utica and Syracuse jock Nick Caplan has landed on his feet again... with a morning gig in western Massachusetts.  And his boss is a fellow former Utica radio programmer.

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Utica-Rome Ratings: Lite 98.7 Falls to #2

UTICA-ROME -- The Arbitron Persons 12+ numbers for the Fall 2008 ratings period are out.  Regent's Big Frog 104 (WFRG) and Lite 98.7 (WLZW) still own the top 2 ranks, but the duo traded ranks as Lite loses nearly 3 ratings points since the spring.

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Arbitron Lifts Syracuse & Utica-Rome P12+ Embargoes

Sorry we're a few days late on this one -- it's the first time we've had really good internet access during our summer vacation, so we just noticed Arbitron has released the P12+ ratings for the Syracuse and Utica-Rome markets.  It appears Clear Channel's WBBS (B104.7) and Regent's Lite 98.7 (WLZW) are the clear winners in […]

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