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Syracuse TV/Radio Fixture Dave White Dies

SYRACUSE -- Local broadcasters are mourning the death of one of their own tonight. Longtime radio and TV newsman Dave White passed away Monday at the age of 71. Younger journalists and audiences may recall White as the former media relations contact at SUNY-ESF.

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Job Openings: 4 News Jobs at CNY Central

CNYTVNews has received word of four vacancies in the newsroom at Sinclair-owned CNYCentral, the combo of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTM-DT2). Three of the positions -- a multimedia journalist (MMJ), a news producer and a digital news content producer -- will be dedicated to CNYCentral. Sinclair is also hiring for a weekend anchor/producer […]

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Former channel 3 GM named in lawsuit at current station

CLEVELAND, OH -- Former WSTM-TV general manager Bill Applegate, now serving in the same post at Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO, is among the defendants in a lawsuit brought by one of the station's sales staffers. The plaintiff alleges that he was encouraged to provide sexual favors to encourage clients to spend money with the station.

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CNY Central seeking morning news producer

SYRACUSE -- CNY Central, the combination of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) is searching for its next producer for "Today in Central New York," the three-hour morning show which airs on NBC3.  We've got the details on this and other recent job openings at CNY Central.

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Report: Former WSTM news director fired in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Former WSTM news director Cathy Younkin is "on the beach" after more than four years running the newsroom at the CBS affiliate in the country's 38th largest television market.  And one report says her departure from WPEC channel 12 was not of her own choosing.

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WTVH transmitter out "for several days"

SYRACUSE -- While many of us see a new year as a clean slate, a New Year's Eve transmitter outage at CBS5 (WTVH) will continue "for several days" into 2014, the station announced today.  Until the main 5.1 transmitter returns to service, over-the-air viewers can catch CBS programming on WSTM digital subchannel 3.3.

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Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- Looking to start off the new year with a new job?  We've spotted a handful of job openings within local broadcast outlets over the past few days.  For your convenience, we've got all the details here in one roundup-style article.  Of course, broadcasters, we still continue to accept job postings anytime […]

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Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

SYRACUSE -- For at least a few years, Granite Broadcasting has been looking to sell off its portfolio of 8 television stations, including CBS 5 (WTVH).  Now, it looks like there could finally be some serious interest in the chain -- but insiders are saying it might still be a bit too early to seriously […]

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Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

SYRACUSE -- It appears Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially closed on its purchase of NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP).  Although the change hasn't been made on the FCC's own website just yet, the new ownership became on-air official at the close of tonight's 6pm news on NBC3.

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FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

SYRACUSE -- Three local television stations will soon have new owners, after the Federal Communications Commission approved two separate deals which were initially announced in February. Barrington Broadcasting is selling all of its stations -- including Syracuse's NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of Fox 68 (WSYT). But because FCC ownership […]

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