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WSYR-TV meteorologist pinch-hits on Utica's WUTR/WFXV

UTICA -- A few months since ABC affiliates NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) in Syracuse and WUTR in Utica became reunited under the same corporate umbrella, history appears to be repeating itself: a member of the WSYR-TV team is appearing on newscasts for WUTR and sister station Fox 33 (WFXV) this evening.

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Syracuse native David Muir named "20/20" co-host

NEW YORK CITY -- David Muir, who started his TV news career at Syracuse's WTVH, has a new role with ABC News.  Today, he's been named the new co-host of the network's weekly newsmagazine show, "20/20."  He'll fill a vacancy left by Chris Cuomo, who has accepted a position at CNN.

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National Trades: NBC3 / CW6 Owner Nearing Sale?

Updated 12/3 with a correction -- SYRACUSE -- Barrington Broadcasting, the owner of NBC3 (WSTM) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), is reportedly nearing a deal to sell all 24 of its television stations in 15 markets nationwide. But it's unclear how the deal could impact the two Syracuse stations -- one national trade publication says the leading […]

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FCC Approves NewsChannel 9 Sale

SYRACUSE -- More than three months after Newport Television announced plans to sell NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) and eleven other TV stations to Nexstar Broadcasting, the deal has obtained the last required level of approval from the Federal Communications Commission.  If both sides hold to their original sales contract, the sale should close any day now.

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Reports Question Cancellation of TV Debate

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- Plans for a one-hour, two-market televised debate between the two candidates for the 22nd Congressional District have been cancelled, amid controversy in which one candidate, who was refusing to appear for the debate, is being accused of threatening to pull his advertising dollars from Utica's WUTR.

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ABC Shakeup: Kimmel and "Nightline" Trading Places

NEW YORK CITY -- We don't cover national news often, but this one's rather notable: ABC is looking to shake-up late night TV by moving Jimmy Kimmel Live -- to the 11:35pm timeslot held since 1979 by Nightline. The change is set to take place in January.

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"Bridge Street" Co-Host Leaving; Ex-WUTR Anchor Arrives

SYRACUSE -- This week, NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) morning traffic reporter and Bridge Street co-host Kaylea Nixon announced she's leaving the station.  It appears that her replacement -- at least for the morning traffic portion -- will be Caroline Gable, who's been absent from local TV since exiting Utica's WUTR in March.

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Reports: Sale of NewsChannel 9 Parent Company Imminent

UPDATE 7/19: WSYR-TV has been sold to Nexstar; see our newer story here. SYRACUSE -- The parent company of local ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is reportedly getting closer to a sale, nearly four months after initial reports that Newport Television was putting itself on the market.  And it looks like there will be not […]

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Utica Radio Listeners Asked to Pick "Hottest" TV Newsies

UTICA-ROME -- Who are the hottest TV news personalities in the Mohawk Valley?  Two radio stations are asking listeners to cast their votes online.  Classic hits Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ) is tallying votes for the hottest female on the small screen, while the website of AC Lite 98.7 (WLZW) is taking votes on Utica's hottest TV […]

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FCC Ruling Allows TV Stations to Share Same Channel

WASHINGTON, DC -- For years, the FCC has allowed television stations to reduce operating expenses by forming duopolies or other agreements where multiple stations are operated under one roof.  We have examples of this here in Syracuse and Utica.  And soon, there could be another chance to save more money: the FCC has announced a […]

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