Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Headline TK99 Event

SYRACUSE -- Galaxy Communications says acclaimed blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd will headline next month's "Blues, Brews and BBQ" hosted by classic rocker TK99/TK105 (WTKV/WTKW). Organizers have also announced the rest of the lineup, along with ticketing information.

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POTW: Dave Coombs in Recovery (2010)

SYRACUSE -- Regular fans of Gomez & Dave in the Morning on Syracuse's TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV) and Utica's WOUR may recall recently hearing co-host Dave Coombs had thyroid surgery.  If you haven't seen, here's Dave in post-op recovery:

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Former WSGO Owner Dies at 86

FLORIDA -- A former owner of WSGO(AM) and the man who started WGES-FM has died.  Robert Gessner was 86 years old when he passed away in Florida.  Today, you might know WGES-FM better as WTKV, the Oswego-based repeater of Galaxy classic rocker TK99 (WTKW).  Dave Bullard has a complete profile on Gessner's accomplishments at

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Classic Local Tunes Sunday as "Soundcheck" Turns 30

SYRACUSE/UTICA -- It's been 30 years since Dave Frisina started featuring local musicians on his popular show Soundcheck, and this Sunday night, listeners have a rare chance to hear the very first show from 1979.

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Griswold to Become First Female "Voice of the Dome"

SYRACUSE -- Starting next week, fans attending Syracuse University basketball games will hear the voice of Galaxy Communications VP/Programming Mimi Griswold over the public address system.  The announcement makes her the first woman to become a permanent PA announcer in the Carrier Dome's 30-year history.

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POTW: The Boys from Syracuse (2009)

SYRACUSE -- They're competitors on the radio -- battling for the same pool of listeners and advertising dollars.  But off-air, you won't see a re-enactment of the fight scene from Anchorman.  Instead, you're more likely to catch these guys huddling up to smile for the camera.

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Galaxy Extends SU Sports Deal Through 2013

SYRACUSE -- NewsChannel 9 is reporting that Galaxy Communications' exclusive radio coverage deal to carry Syracuse University sports is being extended through 2013 -- and the two sides are hoping to bring an NFL exhibition game to the Carrier Dome.

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Gomez & Dave Follow SU to Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN -- It's a special treat for fans of the Syracuse University mens basketball team: Gomez and Dave have taken their morning show on the road, to follow the Orange into the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

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Bud & The Manchild Talk About Life After Radio

SYRACUSE -- The day after Jim "The Manchild" Lerch was among the 1,800+ victims in a nationwide wave of Clear Channel layoffs, he and former co-host Bud Poliquin are talking about the cancellation of their afternoon sports talk show on Sportsradio 620 WHEN.

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TK99/105 Drops "Dr. Demento" Show

SYRACUSE - Local fans of the quirky humor and parodies on the "Dr. Demento" are out of luck; the station is no longer carried on Galaxy's TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV).  The reason: Demento's syndicator doesn't allow affiliates to stream the show online anymore.

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