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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Cavanaugh Releases "Lost" Material from Book

CALIFORNIA -- If former WNDR/WFBL/WTLB/WJMK jock Peter Cavanaugh's 2002 book Local DJ was a film, you might say most of his memories of Syracuse were lost "on the cutting room floor" ... until now.  Cavanaugh tells us the original, uncut Syracuse section he wrote is now available online, free of charge.

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Bob Costas Leaving Radio

UTICA/ROME - Less than a year after "The Game" stations (WTLB/WRNY/WIXT) added the syndicated "Costas on the Radio" show to their lineup, Costas has announced he's leaving radio, to devote more time to his TV duties.

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Utica-Rome Ratings: Lite 98.7 Falls to #2

UTICA-ROME -- The Arbitron Persons 12+ numbers for the Fall 2008 ratings period are out.  Regent's Big Frog 104 (WFRG) and Lite 98.7 (WLZW) still own the top 2 ranks, but the duo traded ranks as Lite loses nearly 3 ratings points since the spring.

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POTW: WTLB Reunion (2006)

UTICA-ROME -- Instead of our usual (and often unproductive) tirade of searching station websites for new POTW candidates, we decided to try Google Image Search.  It took awhile, but we finally struck gold with a reunion of WTLB staffers.

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Former CNY'er McMahon Exits WBZ/Boston

An observant reader points out Bob McMahon, formerly of stations in Utica and Syracuse, has been let go from WBZ in Boston.

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Route 81 Radio Foreclosure Sale

The Pennsylvania-based company that owned Galaxy's Utica-Rome cluster for a short time in 2004, is now history.  "Route 81 Radio" has been taken over by one of it's own primary investors following a foreclosure sale, reports Scott Fybush in this week's NorthEast Radio Watch.  Route 81 no longer has any properties in Central New York, […]

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Bob Costas Visiting Syracuse in September

Shortly after Bob Costas finishes doing his part to help NBC produce 3600 hours of Olympics coverage in Beijing next month, he's expected to return to Syracuse to receive a special honor.

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UPDATED: "The Game" Signs Bob Costas

Galaxy Communications' network of sports radio stations in the Utica-Rome market have added Bob Costas to their weekend lineup.  They're among the latest affiliates of "Costas on the Radio," syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks.

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Galaxy gets its Utica stations back

With a uniformed police officer at his side, Ed Levine, head of Galaxy Communications, made a trip to Utica earlier this week to pick up the keys to the three stations his company previously owned.

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