POTW: Jim and Julie Host SPC Awards (2011)

SYRACUSE -- After a week off, the Picture of the Week is back with a combo you don't see together every day.  Former NewsChannel 9 anchor-turned-"Bridge Street" co-host Julie Abbott came out of retirement to join WSYR radio afternoon host Jim Reith to host the Syracuse Press Club's annual scholarship and awards dinner last weekend.

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Syracuse Press Club 2011 Award Winners Named

SYRACUSE -- Top journalists from Syracuse and surrounding markets gathered for the Syracuse Press Club's 33rd annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner last night at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.  Public stations WRVO and WAER dominated the radio categories, while there were plenty of ties for winners in the television categories.

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WSYR Skipping Weekday Yankees Games

SYRACUSE -- Local Yankees fans on Twitter seem to be upset and surprised, but radio insiders may not be so shocked to learn Clear Channel's Syracuse cluster is no longer offering radio coverage of certain weekday afternoon New York Yankees games.  That's likely because FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR, which carries the Yankees games, […]

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POTW: Stick It and Win! (1980s)

SYRACUSE -- This week, it's a trip back in time for the Picture of the Week.  Your editor's random internet surfing has turned up a collection of vintage radio station bumper stickers, posted on Facebook by a well known local radio personality.

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CC Prez Mark Mays Sets Date to Step Down

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- It's no surprise that Mark Mays intends to give up his titles as President and CEO of Clear Channel; that plan was announced last June.  But now, there's a timeline in place for the changes: he'll be out no later than March 31.  But he'll remain involved as Chairman of Clear […]

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WSYR Reportedly Cuts 2 Reporters

Updated 1/17 -- SYRACUSE -- As national radio news websites like report on job cuts at Clear Channel stations across the country, we've heard rumblings that those cuts include two reporters at FM Newsradio 106.9 WSYR.  While the cuts have not been confirmed by Clear Channel management, we've heard from multiple readers known to […]

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WSYR-FM Calls Officially Back in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- The recently-rebranded "FM Newsradio 106.9 WSYR" really is WSYR-FM now, according to the FCC's FM Query database.  Although Clear Channel had filed last month to swap the old WPHR calls with the former WSYR-FM in Florida, 106.9 had to keep WPHR as its legal ID until the FCC OK'd the changes.  A clip of the "WPHR Solvay, WSYR-AM Syracuse" ID was […]

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WSYR Simulcast on 106.9 FM Begins

Minor updates 1/3 at 5:00pm. SYRACUSE -- It's been expected for quite some time now, and at 7:00 this evening, it happened: Clear Channel heritage news/talker 570 WSYR is now being simulcast on the FM dial.  But you'd almost think it was the other way around -- with new liners and a new logo branding […]

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CC & Aloha File to Swap WSYR-FM / WPHR-FM Calls

SYRACUSE -- Another sign that helps confirm the still-unconfirmed buzz that Clear Channel is transitioning 106.9FM from the urban-AC "Power" to a simulcast of sister station NewsRadio 570 WSYR.  The FCC's call sign database shows an application was filed yesterday to bring the WSYR-FM calls back to Syracuse.

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