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POTW: Syracuse Radio at the State Fair (2009)

SYRACUSE -- It's one of the few places where you can count on seeing plenty of broadcasters together in one place every year: the Great New York State Fair, which opened yesterday in the Town of Geddes, just outside of Syracuse.  In this "Mega Picture of the Week," here are all the stations we found […]

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Former "Jim Reith Show" Producer Running for Office

SYRACUSE -- Dan McIntyre, a former producer of "The Jim Reith Show," is hoping to try his hand at politics.  McIntyre, who also hosted a short-lived Saturday morning talk show on Newsradio 570 WSYR, is running for Supervisor in the Town of Clay.

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Clear Channel Cuts, Round 2: Butch Charles Out

UPDATED 4/28 at 11:00pm: SYRACUSE -- Clear Channel carried out its second round of massive layoffs of the year today -- eliminating 590 jobs on top of the 1,800 let go on January 20th.  Multiple sources concur one PD has been laid off in Syracuse, a former Ithaca radio journalist was cut in Albany, a […]

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POTW: Farewell, Newscenter 5 (Mid 1980s)

SYRACUSE -- One last time... it's not radio, but it's been an historic week for Syracuse broadcasting.  Earlier this week, WTVH (Channel 5) fired about 40 people without warning, after announcing it would be entering a shared-services agreement with WSTM (Channel 3).  In this installment of the POTW, a look back at better times for […]

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WTVH Sends Staffers Packing

SYRACUSE -- Sadly, the rumors we reported earlier have become true:  Syracuse's first TV station has sent 40+ staffers packing, and the news operations have been "gutted" to a barebones crew.  (Updated at 6:25pm)

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Rumor Mill: Syracuse TV Merger?

SYRACUSE -- Even though it's not related to radio (well, it could be, but we'd have to make some awfully long, historic stretches), it's still a pretty big story.  Trusted sources tell CNYRadio.com two Syracuse TV stations may be joining forces, in a move that includes one station shutting down its news department.

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Teams Wanted for Kickball Tournament

Clear Channel Syracuse is now accepting team registrations for the 3rd Annual Bill Leaf Kickball Tournament.  Leaf was working as a reporter for Newsradio 570 WSYR, and a part-time sportscaster for WTVH-TV, when he was killed by a drunk driver in 2006.  This year's tournament will take place on Saturday, May 17th at Onondaga Lake […]

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WSEN, WFBL to Flip Formats

(UPDATE 4/2/08 - GM confirmation in Comments area) Aircheck collectors be on alert!  Several sources indicate Buckley Broadcasting's Syracuse stations, WSEN (92.1 FM / 1050 AM) and WFBL (1390 AM), will be flipping formats this coming Monday.  The changes may not seem too dramatic at WSEN, but it's a pretty big change for WFBL, which will be […]

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Tom Hauf moves to TV 5 evenings, stays put at TK-99

Local meteorologist Tom Hauf has been promoted from morning television duties at WTVH 5 to the coveted evening slot. The switch in shifts won't affect his duties at TK-99,

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Bill Carey honored for lifetime achievement

570 WSYR's news director and director of programming, Bill Carey, has been honored by the Syracuse Press Club with a Bliven-Ganley-Rossi Career Achievement Award. Carey returned to radio last year after a long run in television news at WTVH TV 5 and WIXT TV 9.

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