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Syracuse TV Anchor Doubles as "Hockey Mom" Advice Columnist

SYRACUSE -- For people with a "normal" nine-to-five workday, taking an evening side job is called moonlighting.  It's just the opposite for NewsChannel 9's Christie Casciano.  Before she arrives in the newsroom for her nightside shift, she spends many mornings daylighting -- as an advice columnist for fellow "hockey moms" all over the country.  And, in […]

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UPDATE: More Layoffs from Nexstar at NewsChannel 9

Updated 12/5 at 7:50pm -- SYRACUSE -- There's new information about the NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) back office layoffs we first reported on Monday, and apparently some additional layoffs involving the ABC affiliate's newsroom.  Trusted sources, speaking on a condition of anonymity, tell CNYTVNews.com that the station dismissed all part-time photographers yesterday.

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National Trades: NBC3 / CW6 Owner Nearing Sale?

Updated 12/3 with a correction -- SYRACUSE -- Barrington Broadcasting, the owner of NBC3 (WSTM) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), is reportedly nearing a deal to sell all 24 of its television stations in 15 markets nationwide. But it's unclear how the deal could impact the two Syracuse stations -- one national trade publication says the leading […]

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Part of Syracuse's James Street to be Renamed "Jackie Robinson Way"

SYRACUSE -- Plenty of accolades this week for longtime channel 3 (WSTM) news anchor Jackie Robinson, who retired in September. Tonight, she's being honored in New York City as an inductee to the New York State Broadcasters' Association Hall of Fame. Tomorrow, many will gather for a $75-per-ticket retirement celebration at the Oncenter in Syracuse. […]

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POTW: Galaxy CEO Ed Levine Added to Newhouse Gallery (2012)

SYRACUSE -- For new students visiting the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications for the first time, one of the most impressive sights is the school's Professional Gallery.  This year, the school inducted forty people to the gallery, including Ed Levine, CEO and President of Galaxy Communications, the Syracuse-based owner of 14 radio stations in the […]

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New K-Rock TV Spot Refused by 3 Stations, Called "Inappropriate"

SYRACUSE -- K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH) has a new TV spot to promote its morning team, but it seems that the ad will be getting limited exposure.  The three stations of CNY Central -- NBC3 (WSTM), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) -- have turned down the ad, calling it "inappropriate."  Inside the story: Watch the ad.

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WSYR-TV Upgrade Allows High-Definition 24/7

SYRACUSE -- Although it's been nearly two years since NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) started producing local programming in high-definition, most syndicated fare and commercial breaks continued to air in standard definition.  Those days appear to be over, as the ABC affiliate has upgraded its master control facilities.

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Sunny 102's Melissa Midgley to Fill-in on WSYR-TV's "Bridge Street"

SYRACUSE -- For about 180 weekdays every year, Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) co-host Melissa Midgley goes directly from the studio to her "day job," teaching second grade at Solvay Elementary School.   But when she walks out of Sunny's Armory Square studios this Monday, she'll be heading east instead of west -- to log some on-camera […]

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FCC Approves NewsChannel 9 Sale

SYRACUSE -- More than three months after Newport Television announced plans to sell NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) and eleven other TV stations to Nexstar Broadcasting, the deal has obtained the last required level of approval from the Federal Communications Commission.  If both sides hold to their original sales contract, the sale should close any day now.

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Promotion for Former WSYR-TV News Director

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- Former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) news director Jim Tortora appears to be prospering in the 13 months he's been with ABC 40 (WGGB) and FOX 6 (WGGB-DT2) in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Hired as News Director last September, recent job postings now list Tortora's title as Station Manager and Vice President of News.

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