UTICA — He hosted "Twist-O-Rama" on WKTV well before Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" became a thing. Longtime Utica broadcaster Hank Brown died at the age of 91 today.
UTICA-ROME -- After 55 years of broadcasting in the Mohawk Valley, Hank Brown is ready to hang up his headphones for good. His final broadcast on 95.5FM WUSP will be New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31. This, according to a press release from WUSP's Tom Coyne today.
UTICA-ROME -- Catching-up on happenings from the "summer hiatus," there are some notable changes at two Roser Communications Network stations in the Mohawk Valley. Former Syracuse on-air personality Brandon C. joins the lineup at Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU), while news/talk/music hybrid 100.7FM WUTQ shuffles the schedule to make room for more music.
UTICA-ROME and SYRACUSE -- Radio and television broadcasters in both of these Central New York markets are asking viewers to help neighbors who've been devastated by unprecedented flooding over the last several days. A joint effort between multiple Utica-area stations is planned for tomorrow, and some Syracuse TV stations have been running a telethon all […]
Updated 5:00pm -- UTICA-ROME -- There's new information this evening about the three-station format flip we initially reported late Sunday night: WUTQ(AM), WRCK and translator 95.5 FM (W238CA) will eventually be sold for $350,000 to former WKTV executives Frank Abbadessa and Tom Coyne.
Updated 7/23 -- UTICA-ROME -- Roser Communications Network's 95.5FM (W238CA), 1550 WUTQ and 1480 WRCK have broken away from simulcasting the news/talk/music format of 100.7 WUTQ-FM. Several signs point to the three stations flipping to a new sports talk format. While 100.7 will keep the WUTQ-FM calls, it appears 1550 WUTQ(AM) will be changing to […]
Updated 6/22 -- SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- After a ten-year affiliation with The Score 1260 (WSKO) in Syracuse and one season with WUTQ in Utica, the Buffalo Bills will have new affiliates in both markets this coming season. Galaxy Communications has inked a deal to carry the games on TK99/105 (WTKV/WTKW) in Syracuse and Oswego, and on […]
UTICA-ROME -- What do you think of Mark Piersma's new fashions? The co-host of 100.7 WUTQ's daily Talk of the Town posed for a few humorous shots while attending the annual Red Hat Luncheon, which serves as a major fundraiser for a local senior citizen center.
UTICA-ROME -- Do you own a rock station? Would you like to legally identify it as WRCK, just like the former "Rock 107" did for decades? After acquiring the heritage call letters in March, locally-owned Roser Communications moved them to from 100.7FM to 1480AM in Remsen, and the company is now reportedly entertaining offers to […]
UTICA-ROME -- Although listeners first discovered WUTQ's expansion to the 100.7FM frequncy about ten days ago, Roser Communications Network officially announced the changes Monday night. In addition, the company says it has hired Taylor Harris to host the music hours heard middays on the four-frequency simulcast.