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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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Ed O'Brien fired, then re-hired at ESPN Utica-Rome

Updated 7:10pm -- UTICA-ROME -- The fans spoke, and Galaxy listened. After being fired last Friday, longtime radio sportscaster Ed O'Brien is back on the payroll at Galaxy Communications. That's according to Galaxy CEO/President Ed Levine this morning.

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Bob Cain returns to Utica-Rome radio

UTICA-ROME -- Former Oldiez 96 (WODZ) morning man Bob Cain is back on the radio.  He's followed fellow former Townsquare Media personalities Gene Conte and Fred Miller over to the ESPN Radio stations, owned by Syracuse-based Galaxy Communications.

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Today is "Mimi Griswold Day" in Onondaga County

SYRACUSE -- As Mimi Griswold prepares to retire after 20 years with Galaxy Communications -- starting as the program director for K-Rock in 1992, and serving as VP of Programming for the entire company since 1998 -- the programmer received a very special honor today.  Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney issued a proclamation declaring today […]

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Mimi Griswold to Retire from Galaxy

SYRACUSE -- Citing some recent events in her personal life, Mimi Griswold announced plans to retire from her duties as Vice President of Programming for Syracuse-based radio operator Galaxy Communications at the end of this year. Griswold will continue to host Blue Moon Cafe, and she'll serve as a programming consultant.

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ESPN Utica-Rome Begins 99.1FM Simulcast

UTICA-ROME -- It's the latest volley in what might possibly be a brewing "sports talk radio war" in the Mohawk Valley.  The ESPN Radio Utica-Rome AM trimulcast (WTLB/WIXT/WRNY) has finally made its long-awaited expansion to the FM side of the dial.

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FCC Approves 99.1 Signal Upgrade in Utica

UTICA/ROME -- The long-anticipated arrival of ESPN Radio on the FM dial in Utica is a step closer to reality. The FCC recently approved a request to move translator W256AJ from the roof of Hotel Utica to a more advantageous perch atop Smith Hill.

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While We Were Out: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Following a long weekend out of town, your editor has returned to CNYRadio.com HQ.  As has been the case after some previous trips away, we're back with a quick recap of some items missed during the time off.

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ESPN Radio Utica Expanding to FM Dial

UTICA-ROME -- The three AM stations bringing ESPN Radio programming to the Mohawk Valley will soon have some help on the FM side of the dial.  Galaxy Communications says sports fans will soon be able to listen to ESPN Radio at 99.1FM, thanks to the $40,000 purchase of translator W256AJ.

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Galaxy Seeks Production Director

UTICA/ROME -- The easternmost cluster owned by Syracuse-based Galaxy Communications is looking to hire a new Production Director immediately.  Here's the official job announcement from Galaxy VP/Programming Mimi Griswold:

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