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5 Syracuse radio personalities out as iHeart cuts staff nationwide

There are no longer any Syracuse-based hosts on heritage AC station Y94 (WYYY), in the wake of a nationwide staffing purge carried out by corporate owner iHeart Media on Tuesday. The cuts include 5 people in Syracuse and others elsewhere with connections to Syracuse. We'll keep this post updated if any more names come in.

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Joel Delmonico reflects on 30-year radio career

SYRACUSE --  Chances are, you’ve never heard his voice, but Joel Delmonico has enjoyed a long and influential career in Syracuse radio.  CNYRadio.com recently chatted with Delmonico just before he retired from the VP/Market Manager post at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment's Syracuse cluster at the end of December.

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Clear Channel names new Syracuse GM

SYRACUSE -- One longtime veteran of local radio will be replaced by another, when Clear Channel Syracuse Market Manager Joel Delmonico calls it a career at the end of the month. The company announced General Sales Manager Rick Yacobush as the heir to the company's highest-ranking position in Syracuse.

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POTW: Remembering former WSYR radio anchor Tara Howard (2001)

Updated 12/10 -- SYRACUSE -- Shortly after former WSYR news anchor Tara Howard lost her battle with cancer in October, one of her former colleagues remembered having a group photo that included Howard from a Syracuse Press Club awards luncheon during her time in Syracuse.  Chris Weidman found that photo and shares it with us […]

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Yankees baseball moving to TK99

SYRACUSE -- As announced moments ago on "The Gomez and Dave Show," baseball's New York Yankees are moving to TK99 and TK105 (WTKW/WTKV) next season.  The classic rock stations, simulcasting in Syracuse and Oswego, will air all 162 regular season games as part of a "multi-year" deal, taking the Bronx Bombers away from Clear Channel's […]

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Clear Channel Syracuse GM Delmonico to retire

SYRACUSE -- After more than 30 years in local radio -- the last 21 as VP and General Manager of the market's Clear Channel cluster of radio stations, Joel Delmonico is ready to call it a career.  He announced his retirement plans today.

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Obituary published for ex-WSYR anchor Tara Howard

Updated 10/20 -- SYRACUSE -- An obituary published today advises, "be prepared to smile, laugh, and cry" at a celebration of life this weekend in Cazenovia, in memory of former WSYR radio news anchor Tara Howard Knauff.  She died on Monday following a battle with cancer.

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Nielsen releases Syracuse Summer radio ratings

SYRACUSE -- No major surprises at the very top of the latest radio ratings released by Nielsen Audio... but plenty of movement among stations on the rest of the chart.  Nielsen Audio, formerly Arbitron, released its Summer 2013 radio audience estimates this week.

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Cancer claims former WSYR radio host

SYRACUSE -- Former WSYR radio host Tara Howard Knauff has died.  According to Geoff Herbert on syracuse.com, the former morning show co-anchor passed away following a battle with cancer.  Howard worked at WSYR from 1991 to 2000.  Howard spent the final years of her career at ABC News Radio in New York City.

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Sources: Nia Carter exits WSYR radio newsroom

Updated 10/13 -- SYRACUSE -- Multiple trusted sources, speaking on a condition of anonymity, tell CNYRadio.com that midday news anchor Nia Carter has exited Newsradio 570 and 106.9 (WSYR / WSYR-FM).  By our count, that leaves the Clear Channel-owned newsroom with just three staff members -- a marked contrast from staffing levels just a few years […]

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