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 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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Sheryl Nathans diagnosed with terminal cancer

Veteran Syracuse broadcaster Sheryl Nathans announced this week that she has incurable lung cancer and has moved into a Pennsylvania hospice to "go as gently into the night as I can."

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Remembering those we lost in 2001

The Syracuse radio community said goodbye to several broadcast veterans this year.

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Former news anchor Ron Curtis dies

Local television news legend Ron Curtis died yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer. Curtis, who began his long television career at channel 5 in 1960, started out in radio at the age of 15 when he dropped out of Solvay high school to take an announcing job at WFBL AM.

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Stern's television show gets the axe

After poor ratings and an increasing number of affiliates opting not to carry Howard Stern's Saturday night television show, King World has decided to pull the plug.

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