City of Utica OKs Galaxy Fireworks Show

UTICA -- With just over a week until "Fireworks Over Utica," city officials have given their blessing to details surrounding the event.  The event is being organized by Strategic Partnership Services, a subsidiary of Galaxy Communications, who owns WOUR, WUMX and other stations in the market.  There were initially some safety concerns about plans to […]

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Ted Bradford Gone from Galaxy's Sunny & Mix

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- PD/air talent Ted Bradford has exited Galaxy's AC Sunny 102 (WZUN) in Syracuse and Hot AC Mix 102.5 (WUMX).  Station management confirmed the change this morning, following the sudden removal of Bradford's bio from both station websites yesterday.

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Rick Gary Suddenly Exits TV Job

SYRACUSE - For the first time in more than 20 years, Rick Gary is back to just doing radio, and nothing else.  Today was his last day co-hosting "Bridge Street" on local ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV).

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One Ex-CNYer Hires Another... in Pittsfield, MA

PITTSFIELD, MA -- Former Utica and Syracuse jock Nick Caplan has landed on his feet again... with a morning gig in western Massachusetts.  And his boss is a fellow former Utica radio programmer.

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Utica-Rome Ratings: Lite 98.7 Falls to #2

UTICA-ROME -- The Arbitron Persons 12+ numbers for the Fall 2008 ratings period are out.  Regent's Big Frog 104 (WFRG) and Lite 98.7 (WLZW) still own the top 2 ranks, but the duo traded ranks as Lite loses nearly 3 ratings points since the spring.

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Wanted: Morning Host at Mix 102.5

UTICA-ROME -- A little less than a month after parting ways with Sammy Schreier, Galaxy Communications is looking for a new morning show host at Hot AC-formatted Mix 102.5 (WUMX).

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Morning Man Sammy Schreier Exits Mix 102.5

UTICA-ROME - Less than a year after being hired to host mornings on Mix 102.5 (WUMX), Sammy Schreier has exited the station.  UPDATE: Program Director Ted Bradford confirms Schreier's exit.

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Y94 Joins All-Christmas Club

SYRACUSE - Y94FM (WYYY) is the latest local station to go all-Christmas.  The station announced the switch in an e-mail sent to its listener club today.

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Y94FM Moves John Tesh to PM Drive

SYRACUSE - Clear Channel AC Y94FM (WYYY) has moved the John Tesh Radio Show from evenings to afternoon drive. 

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Sunny & Mix Go All-Christmas... and Y94 Too?

It's only a few days later than last year, but the "All-Christmas Music" battle has started in Syracuse.  Galaxy's Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) in Syracuse and Mix 102.5 (WUMX) in Utica have made the switch.  Correcting our earlier report, it appears Y94FM's all-Christmas programming is only available via webcast.

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