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Housecleaning at KROCK: Three Jocks Gone

SYRACUSE -- In what appears to be the next step in a potential local radio coup, Galaxy's KROCK dismissed three on-air personalities today. Trusted sources tell CNYRadio.com that morning host Dex Mitchell, midday host / program director Nixon, and night host Candace Curby are no longer employed by Galaxy. The purge comes less than 48 […]

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Mimi Griswold to Retire from Galaxy

SYRACUSE -- Citing some recent events in her personal life, Mimi Griswold announced plans to retire from her duties as Vice President of Programming for Syracuse-based radio operator Galaxy Communications at the end of this year. Griswold will continue to host Blue Moon Cafe, and she'll serve as a programming consultant.

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Mix 102.5 Seeking Program Director

UTICA/ROME -- For the past three years, Mix 102.5 (WUMX) has been programmed by people who already have other duties at Syracuse-based Galaxy Communications. Now, "it's time for Mix to have its own PD," says VP/Programming Mimi Griwsold. She's taking applications for the job, which will include on-air shifts.

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Elvis Duran Debuts on Mix 102.5 Next Week

UTICA/ROME -- There's a new (but famililar, for some listeners) morning show coming to the Mohawk Valley. Starting Monday, the syndicated "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" will be carried by hot AC Mix 102.5 (WUMX), weekdays from 6-10am. Duran's show, based in New York City, is already carried in more than 40 markets nationwide, […]

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While We Were Out

UPDATED 11/21 at 6:00pm -- We're back from a little more than a week "off the grid" (a.k.a. vacation).  Here's a quick recap -- bullet points first, details to follow -- on some of the stories that happened while your editor was away. No More Night Host at 93Q Y94FM Goes All-Christmas Syracuse PD Wins […]

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POTW: Big Mike on Google's Street View (2011)

SYRACUSE -- Although quite a few people spotted the Google Maps Street View car over the summer (including Utica's WLZW, Syracuse's NewsChannel 9 and the Syracuse Post-Standard), it seems most people catch it after it has passed by.  But morning host "Big Mike" Fiss of Sunny 102 (WZUN) and Mix 102.5 (WUMX) was lucky enough […]

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Lite 98.7 Goes All-Christmas

UTICA/ROME -- Less than two weeks after crosstown competitor Mix 102.5 (WUMX) went all-Christmas, the market's heritage AC station, Lite 98.7 (WLZW) has made the switch. Today's start date is notably earlier than years past: in 2009 and 2010, WLZW waited until the day after Thanksgiving to roll out its holiday playlist.

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Kris Kringle Arrives on Local Radio

SYRACUSE and UTICA/ROME -- Just like the previous few years, the start of November has brought about the start of wall-to-wall Christmas music on radios across Central New York.  As expected, Galaxy's Classic Hits Sunny 102 (WZUN) in Syracuse and Hot AC Mix 102.5 (WUMX) in Utica/Rome are first to jump in the all-Christmas pool.

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SAMMYs Hall of Fame Inducting Rick Gary

SYRACUSE -- How'd you like to be inducted to a Hall of Fame someday?  How about two?  Longtime local broadcaster Rick Gary, the current afternoon host at Syracuse's Sunny 102 (WZUN) and Utica's Mix 102.5 (WUMX) is already in the NYS Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame... and later this fall, he'll join the SAMMYs Hall […]

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Galaxy Seeks Production Director

UTICA/ROME -- The easternmost cluster owned by Syracuse-based Galaxy Communications is looking to hire a new Production Director immediately.  Here's the official job announcement from Galaxy VP/Programming Mimi Griswold:

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