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Galaxy Employee Accused of Stealing Over $3G

UTICA/ROME -- An employee of Galaxy Communications has been sent to the Oneida County Jail after police say he stole more than $3,000 from the company.  Michael Hance, 32, is facing two felony charges -- one for allegedly taking the money and one for trying to cover it up.

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Ten Years of CNYRadio: Our Thoughts and Yours

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- If you've been away for awhile, CNYRadio.com is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this week.  The site went live on March 1, 2001... and we've been running a series of special articles this week to mark the occasion.  Today, we finish up the series with our reflections and yours, on ten years […]

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POTW: All Snowed Out (2010)

SYRACUSE -- It's no surprise -- especially after national coverage on Good Morning America and in the New York Times -- Syracuse and its neighbors have received plenty of snow this year.  There were a few days recently where snow was falling as fast as 2 inches an hour, and one local morning man appears […]

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Galaxy Communications Named "Business of the Year"

UTICA/ROME -- There's cause for celebration at Galaxy Communications: the company was named "Business of the Year" by the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The Syracuse-based broadcaster, which owns six stations in the Utica-Rome market, was named the winner among businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

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Lite 98.7 Flips All-Christmas Switch

UTICA-ROME -- There are now two stations in the Mohawk Valley playing holiday hits around the clock.  Just like last year, Lite 98.7 (WLZW) chose today, the day after Thanksgiving, as the date to make the change.

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All-Christmas in Syracuse and Utica-Rome

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- With Halloween 2010 just barely into the history books, two local radio stations are already looking ahead to Christmas.  And based on previous years' experience (2009 | 2008) -- it's no surprise that Galaxy's Sunny 102 (WZUN/Phoenix) and Mix 102.5 (WUMX/Rome) are those first two stations to make the switch.

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Tommy Nast Back in CNY as Galaxy Enters SAMMY Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE -- Tommy Nast of the former 94 Rock (present-day Y94FM / WYYY) was back in town last night, recounting some of the battles he waged against 95X (WAQX) back when the two stations were bitter rivals. Nast spoke at the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYs) Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night.

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Slicing and Dicing Utica-Rome Ratings

UTICA-ROME -- Even though Arbitron didn't release its Spring 2010 ratings estimates to the general public (the market's actually been embargoed since the Fall 2008 book), Arbitron's Fair Use policy says media can report on certain ratings data -- as long as the data is provided by subscribers.  That's just what happened, so for the […]

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Mediaguide Now Monitoring Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- Even though automation systems in place at virtually every radio station in the region allow for easy and accurate documentation of every single song and advertisement that hits the air, many stations are now being watched by at least one "external" observer around the clock. Mediaguide is now monitoring several stations in the […]

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Former Clear Channel Utica OM Stew Schantz Dies

UTICA-ROME -- Stew Schantz, who once served as Operations Manager of Clear Channel's former Utica-Rome cluster, has passed away at the age of 53.  He most recently was working as OM and afternoon driver at WUPE in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  Anonymous sources say Schantz died Friday morning, of complications following a heart attack Thursday night. Updated 6/14 […]

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