Weekday Yankees Games Return to Syracuse Radio

SYRACUSE -- Yankees fans will be happy to note that weekday afternoon games have returned to Syracuse radio.  Last year, the Bronx Bombers were carried exclusively on WSYR-AM/FM -- skipping weekday afternoon games in favor of Rush Limbaugh.  This year, the Clear Channel cluster has reinstated its pre-2011 policy.  According to on-air announcements, day games […]

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New WSYR Radio Morning Anchor: Big Jim Donovan

SYRACUSE -- He's been filling in most mornings since Chris Barnes left for Washington in January... and now "Big Jim" Donovan has been officially named morning news anchor at Clear Channel's FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR.  The title also comes with a promotion from part-time to full-time status for the veteran Syracuse radio personality.

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WSYR Sponsor Pulls Spots from Limbaugh Show

SYRACUSE -- Even though it's been nearly two weeks since Rush Limbaugh made headlines with his now-infamous namecalling of Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, it appears the controversy isn't over yet. Today, a Syracuse car dealer became the first local advertiser to pull its spots from Limbaugh's show.

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Clear Channel Syracuse: AccuWeather In, Weather Channel Out

SYRACUSE -- There are some new voices delivering weather forecasts for four of Clear Channel's six local radio stations.  As of Monday, FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR plus two other stations started using meteorologists from, ending a three-year affiliation with The Weather Channel's radio services.

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Local Affiliates Support Limbaugh Amid Controversy

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- Dozens of national-level advertisers and two radio stations -- one in Hawaii and one in Massachusetts -- have severed ties with The Rush Limbaugh Show, over some well-publicized remarks Limbaugh made on-air recently.  But when it comes to affiliates in the three markets covered by, it appears Limbaugh's future is […]

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Newspaper Profiles WSYR Host Lonsberry, Reith Responds

SYRACUSE -- Six weeks after joining the lineup at FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR, afternoon talk show host Bob Lonsberry is making front page news.  A profile on the Rochester-based host appeared on the front page of the Syracuse Post-Standard today.  Former afternoon host Jim Reith responded on Facebook.

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WSYR Extends Lonsberry Show to Three Hours

SYRACUSE -- Two weeks after Bob Lonsberry took over afternoons at FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR, his show has been extended by an extra hour.  The Rochester-based host still takes to the airwaves at 3pm, but as of today, his show runs until 6pm rather than 5pm.

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Parole Denied for Bill Leaf's Killer

SYRACUSE -- Six years ago today, friends, family and colleagues gathered for the funeral of broadcast journalist Bill Leaf.  And this morning, Leaf's family has learned Bill's killer, Matthew Benedict, has been denied parole by state officials.  The decision means Benedict -- who could have been released as early as next month -- will remain behind bars for […]

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POTW: Clear Channel Alumni Reunion (2011)

SYRACUSE -- A handful of former Clear Channel Syracuse employees (mostly from WSYR radio) gathered for an impromptu "reunion" on New Year's Eve.  We'll borrow a phrase commonly used by one of the attendees to say the gathering took place at "an undisclosed location" within Onondaga County.

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Ex-WSYR Anchor Matt DelSignore is D.C.-Bound

PITTSBURGH -- Former WSYR radio news anchor/reporter Matt DelSignore is moving to Washington, D.C., where he'll report for the same all-news startup where current WSYR news director Chris Barnes recently announced he's headed. CBS-owned WNEW 99.1 is set to launch its 24/7 news operation on January 19th.

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