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Y94 and Lite 98.7 flip the all-Christmas switch

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- The mystery is over as to when Clear Channel's Y94 (WYYY Syracuse) and Townsquare Media's Lite 98.7 (WLZW Utica) would trade-in their usual adult contemporary formats to go all-Christmas.  Both stations made the switch on Friday afternoon.

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Galaxy's Sunny 102.1 and Mix 102.5 delay going All-Christmas

SYRACUSE -- After years of going "all-Christmas" on November 1, classic hits Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) is pushing back the start of its annual flip to holiday mode until mid-November.   Co-owned Utica-Rome hot AC station Mix 102.5 (WUMX), which used to also flip on November 1, will be holding off even longer -- until Thanksgiving.

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Ted Bilodeau leaves Galaxy to head east

SYRACUSE -- After nearly a decade with Galaxy Communications, production director and on-air personality Ted Bilodeau won't be returning to the company's Walton Street headquarters for work on Monday.  He's moving east to take a new radio job in his native New Hampshire.

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Sunny 102 adds John Tesh, debuts SU Final Four song

SYRACUSE -- It's a busy week at Classic Hits Sunny 102.1 (WZUN).  The Galaxy-owned station is the newest affiliate of syndicated host John Tesh, airing seven nights a week.  And the station becomes at least the third in the market to roll out its own "Orange version" of a popular song, to help cheer on […]

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WSYR among finalists for NAB Crystal Radio Awards

SYRACUSE -- Every year, only 50 radio stations are selected as finalists for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards.  This year, Syracuse news/talker WSYR is one of just three stations in New York State to make the list.

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Today is "Mimi Griswold Day" in Onondaga County

SYRACUSE -- As Mimi Griswold prepares to retire after 20 years with Galaxy Communications -- starting as the program director for K-Rock in 1992, and serving as VP of Programming for the entire company since 1998 -- the programmer received a very special honor today.  Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney issued a proclamation declaring today […]

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Santa Arrives at Utica's Lite 98.7; Next Stop: Mars Hill

UTICA-ROME -- Townsquare Media's Lite 98.7 (WLZW) is the newest addition to the list of Central New York radio stations going all-Christmas.  WLZW Brand Manager Eric Meier tells CNYRadio.com the adult contemporary station made the switch this morning.  And the Syracuse-based Mars Hill Radio Network will soon begin mixing holiday hits in with its religious […]

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Y94 Joins All-Christmas Bandwagon

SYRACUSE -- There are now two Syracuse radio stations offering holiday hits around the clock. Clear Channel adult contemporary station Y94 (WYYY) made the switch during morning drive today.

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All-Christmas Update: Mix 102.5 Switches, Y94 Lets Listeners Decide

Updated 9:45pm to add link to Y94 poll -- SYRACUSE -- Less than a week after Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) made its annual switch to wall-to-wall Christmas music on November 1st, Utica-Rome sister station Mix 102.5 (WUMX) made the switch today, rebranding itself as "ChrisMix 102.5."  And in Syracuse, Clear Channel's Y94 (WYYY) is giving listeners […]

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Christmas Cheer Begins in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- With the last part of October (before the hurricane, of course) bringing us a few mild days with temperatures in the mid 70s, it's easy to forget winter is just around the corner.  But, like clockwork, the arrival of November once again means the arrival of wall-to-wall Christmas music on at least one […]

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