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Sneak Peek: Syracuse TV history book loaded with photos, memories

SYRACUSE -- Did you know Syracuse's first TV station set a new record the moment it signed-on?  Or that the very same cameras which captured The Beatles' historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show would eventually be bought and used by one local station?  These tidbits and many more are part of a new book […]

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POTW: Former Syracuse radio hosts reunite in Los Angeles (2012)

Updated with more info -- LOS ANGELES -- These three men attended a taping of the sitcom Two and a Half Men last September.  And what do they have in common?  They've all worked in Syracuse radio together.

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Syracuse TV shuffle: Sinclair to buy NBC3 and CW6, sell Fox 68

BALTIMORE, MD -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of Syracuse's Fox 68 (WSYT) is buying NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), as part of a $370 million deal that involves a total of 24 stations in 15 markets.  To satisfy FCC ownership limits, Sinclair plans to sell WSYT.

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Al Roker recalls "First Big Break" at Syracuse's channel 5 [VIDEO]

NEW YORK CITY -- Many Central New Yorkers know the Today show's Al Roker got his start at WTVH, while attending classes at SUNY Oswego.  But did you know he's got "the C-word" to thank, in part, for boosting his career?  Yep, that C-word, the one you can't say on TV.  One night, somebody else […]

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Tamurian replaces Evenson as CNY Central Sports Director

SYRACUSE -- Congratulations to East Syracuse native Niko Tamurian, who was officially named Sports Director for the CNY Central trio of television stations today.  He replaces John Evenson, who left earlier this month for a new job in Florida.

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Multi-station "Protecting Our Children" special nominated for Emmy Award

SYRACUSE -- When you see several TV stations airing the same thing at the same time, you know it's a big deal.  It doesn't happen often.  But last spring, several local stations turned their competition into cooperation.  Together, they produced and simulcast "Protecting Our Children," a one-hour special to raise awareness of child abuse.  Almost […]

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Channel 9 trio wrote the book on Syracuse TV History... literally!

SYRACUSE -- Browse the "history" section of any bookstore or library, and it's hard to miss the "Images of America" series.  Thousands of paperback titles cover various historical topics all over the country.  Next month, a book on the history of Syracuse TV will join the collection.

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Syracuse's CNYCentral TV stations airing obits during newscasts

SYRACUSE -- The three local TV stations operating under the "CNYCentral" banner added something different to their newscasts today.  They're now airing obituaries, in an effort to capitalize on the local newspaper's recent decision to reduce home delivery from daily to just three days a week.

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Syracuse native David Muir named "20/20" co-host

NEW YORK CITY -- David Muir, who started his TV news career at Syracuse's WTVH, has a new role with ABC News.  Today, he's been named the new co-host of the network's weekly newsmagazine show, "20/20."  He'll fill a vacancy left by Chris Cuomo, who has accepted a position at CNN.

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Where are they now: Former channel 5 boss Les Vann named GM in Ga.

SYRACUSE -- Former CBS5 (WTVH) General Manager Les Vann has a new job.  He's been named General Manager of ABC affiliate WJCL and Fox affiliate WTGS in Savannah, Georgia.  That's the word from Mediabistro's TV Spy, which reports Vann comes to the new job after spending his time since Syracuse in the top spot at […]

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