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What's Ahead for Radio's Next Ten Years?

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- All this week we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of CNYRadio.com with a series of special reports.  Yesterday, several folks who've been in local radio for 10+ years explained why they feel consolidation was "the" biggest story from the past decade.  Despite the negative side of consolidation, most radio pros are optimistic for what's […]

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Displaced Sports Shows Resurface at ESPN Radio

SYRACUSE -- When Clear Channel eliminated the sports format on AM 620 (WHEN), as part of a two-stage move to create an AM/FM simulcast of dominant news/talk station WSYR, two local sports shows hosted by Mike Bristol were left homeless. Now, both shows are "back and better than ever," across town at the four ESPN […]

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While We Were Out...

Your editor is just back from a week of much-needed vacation.  While we had a few advance stories "in the can" to auto-publish during the week off, there are several items we missed while away.  This afternoon, we finally catch-up on some of those events we missed while we were out.

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Wright: Radio "at a fork in the road"

SYRACUSE -- Longtime local radio personality and Syracuse University associate broadcasting professor Dr. Roosevelt "Rick" Wright says radio is "at a fork in the road," reflecting on the many recent format changes in the market. He also calls out larger corporate owners for buying too many "overvalued" stations too quickly, racking up painful debt.

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Peace Not Disturbed... Yet

SYRACUSE -- The new afternoon show Disturbing the Peace was supposed to debut yesterday on The New ESPN Radio (WTLA/WSGO/W249BC/W259AX).  But listeners who tuned in during the advertised 2-6pm timeslot heard ESPN network programming instead.  We checked in with Galaxy Communications management to see what happened.

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Galaxy Unveils Local Afternoon Show for ESPN

SYRACUSE -- The New ESPN Radio (WTLA/WSGO and 97.7/100.1FM) will soon come through on its promise to expand upon locally-originated programming.  Disturbing the Peace will air during afternoon drive, starting Monday, May 17.  The show will be co-hosted primarily by Chris McManus and Anthony Riccobono.

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New Syracuse IDs on "Toppy"

You've read about all the various format flips and call letter changes over the past few months here at CNYRadio.com ... but if you've been out of town, perhaps you haven't had a chance to hear the changes.  Now you can -- Scott Fybush has posted a slew of new Syracuse legal IDs on tophour.com.

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ESPN Radio Syracuse Adds Red Sox, Masters

SYRACUSE -- Two more pro sports adds to the lineup at The New ESPN Radio (WTLA/WSGO).  The stations, which include the two AMs and two FM translators (97.7 and 100.1) will be carrying all Boston Red Sox games this season, as well as The Masters Tournament.

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Sports Network Shuffle in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- A number of changes first announced in December finally took place today.  ESPN Radio has changed its Syracuse affiliation over from Citadel's WSKO (formerly WNSS) 1260 over to a four-station simulcast including two AMs and two FM translators owned by Galaxy. 

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Citadel Gets New Call Letters for "The Score 1260"

SYRACUSE -- New call letters are in effect today for Citadel's AM 1260. According to Operations Manager Tom Mitchell, the former WNSS is now officially identified as WSKO. The new calls fit in with the station's new branding, as "The Score 1260."

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