Reminder: "Protecting Our Children" on Several Syracuse Stations Tomorrow

SYRACUSE -- As reported right here earlier this month, several local television stations will be putting aside competition for one hour tomorrow night, joining forces to raise awareness about child abuse in Central New York.  Protecting Our Children will air in three different timeslots tomorrow night -- the most-prominent being at 7:00pm, when six TV stations […]

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Longtime Syracuse Broadcaster Alan Milair Dies

SYRACUSE -- Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of longtime Syracuse radio and TV broadcaster Alan Milair, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 81. Milair worked at WSYR radio and television (channel 3 at that time) for 30 years, after starting his broadcast career in Cortland. Calling hours will […]

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UPDATE: WTVH Transmitter Repairs Complete

Updated 11:40pm -- SYRACUSE -- CBS affiliate WTVH is back in service on channel 5, after a component failure forced some over-the-air and satellite viewers to find another way to watch CBS programming for a few days this week.  The outages have been a recurring problem, and this is the first time management offered specifics […]

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TV Stations Unite to Raise Child Abuse Awareness

Updated 4/5 with additional details -- SYRACUSE -- On Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm, five local TV stations will be airing the same program at the same time. Two other stations will also run the program, at different times. It's an unprecedented movement to raise awareness of a very serious topic: child abuse. The one-hour […]

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Syracuse Press Club Names Award Winners

Updated 8:05pm -- SYRACUSE -- Public stations WRVO and WAER dominate the list of radio winners for the 2011 Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards Contest.  On the TV news side, cablecaster YNN and Syracuse ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 were neck-and-neck for bragging rights on picking up the most awards.  The list was released just […]

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POTW: The Channel 3 News Team (1987)

SYRACUSE -- Can you name all the Channel 3 (WSTM) news staffers in this photo from nearly 25 years ago?  It's just one photo from an entire album of archived photos entitled "CNY Central History," posted online earlier this week.

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POTW: Orange Ties to Support the Orange (2012)

SYRACUSE -- With the Syracuse University mens basketball team starting the NCAA tournament yesterday as a #1 seed, it's no surprise that everyone's literally been seeing orange all over the place this week.  And that includes the wardrobes of local television newscasters.

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TV Bowling Host Marty Piraino Dies

SYRACUSE -- Long gone are the days of weekly local televised bowling matches, but many fans still remember Marty Piraino.  Known for his frequent appearances as a competitor and a host on programs like "Syracuse Bowls" and "WSTM Challenge Bowling" from the 1960s through the 1990s, Piraino died on Tuesday.

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Jim Kenyon's Close Call with Skin Cancer

SYRACUSE -- Jim Kenyon doesn't have skin cancer, but the reporter's recent close call with the disease was the basis for a two-part series which concluded on NBC3 (WSTM-TV) this evening .  Kenyon says it all started with three tiny blemishes which wouldn't go away.

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WSTM Going Off-Air for Maintenance

SYRACUSE -- NBC affiliate WSTM channel 3 will be going off the air overnight tonight, for what the station is calling "routine maintenance."  According to, the outage, from 11:35pm tonight until 6:30am tomorrow, will only impact over-the-air viewers.  Satellite, cable and fiberoptic viewers won't notice anything different.

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