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POTW: Classic WTVH Christmas tree ornament

SYRACUSE -- This week, it's a combination of new and old -- the photo is new, but provides a look back at a blast from the past.  And the timing seems appropriate, given some recent changes in the Syracuse TV landscape, and buzz about the future.

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Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

SYRACUSE and UTICA -- Looking to start off the new year with a new job?  We've spotted a handful of job openings within local broadcast outlets over the past few days.  For your convenience, we've got all the details here in one roundup-style article.  Of course, broadcasters, we still continue to accept job postings anytime […]

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Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

SYRACUSE -- For at least a few years, Granite Broadcasting has been looking to sell off its portfolio of 8 television stations, including CBS 5 (WTVH).  Now, it looks like there could finally be some serious interest in the chain -- but insiders are saying it might still be a bit too early to seriously […]

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New WSTM owner: We're not renewing with WTVH

SYRACUSE -- The "shared services agreement" that brought CBS5 (WTVH) under the same roof as NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) could be ending in 2017.  Sinclair Broadcast Group, which recently closed on its purchase of former WSTM/WSTQ parent Barrington Broadcasting, says it's not interested in renewing the deal Barrington had with WTVH's owner.

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Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

SYRACUSE -- It appears Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially closed on its purchase of NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP).  Although the change hasn't been made on the FCC's own website just yet, the new ownership became on-air official at the close of tonight's 6pm news on NBC3.

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FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

SYRACUSE -- Three local television stations will soon have new owners, after the Federal Communications Commission approved two separate deals which were initially announced in February. Barrington Broadcasting is selling all of its stations -- including Syracuse's NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of Fox 68 (WSYT). But because FCC ownership […]

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Broadcasters unite to aid CNY flood victims

UTICA-ROME and SYRACUSE -- Radio and television broadcasters in both of these Central New York markets are asking viewers to help neighbors who've been devastated by unprecedented flooding over the last several days.  A joint effort between multiple Utica-area stations is planned for tomorrow, and some Syracuse TV stations have been running a telethon all […]

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POTW: Radio and TV Pregame with the Syracuse Crunch (2013)

SYRACUSE -- There's plenty of excitement these days about the Syracuse Crunch, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.  The team has been undefeated so far, through the first two rounds of the Calder Cup Playoffs.  Last Friday, a "Pregame in the Plaza" was offered to fans getting ready for the game in […]

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CNY Central to air full hour of "Face the Nation" -- but with a catch

SYRACUSE -- CBS News extended the long-running Sunday morning interview show Face the Nation from 30 minutes to a full hour last July, but local affiliate WTVH-5 pre-empts the second half-hour in favor of an infomercial.  Although that in itself won't be changing, it will soon be possible for local viewers to watch the full hour, live on […]

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Former WTVH General Manager Ransom to retire

BUFFALO -- Bill Ransom, a former General Manager of Syracuse CBS affiliate WTVH, says he's ready to call it a career. Ransom, who has been GM at sister station WKBW in Buffalo for the past 18 years, says he'll retire at the end of June.

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