Hot 107.9 Names New Program Director

SYRACUSE -- "AJ" is the new program director at Clear Channel Rythmic CHR Hot 107.9 (WWHT), according to  His move to Syracuse will wrap-up a 12-year run at Cumulus-owned WBHT in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA, where he's been serving as PD/MD and afternoon host.

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Clear Channel Syracuse: AccuWeather In, Weather Channel Out

SYRACUSE -- There are some new voices delivering weather forecasts for four of Clear Channel's six local radio stations.  As of Monday, FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR plus two other stations started using meteorologists from, ending a three-year affiliation with The Weather Channel's radio services.

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Stations Respond to Whitney Houston's Death

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- In various ways, radio stations (even some who don't normally play her music) went out of their way to respond to the death of singing superstar Whitney Houston.  The winner of six Grammys and one Emmy (and more than 400 other awards) died at the age of 48 on Saturday night, […]

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Clear Channel's iHeartRadio to Include Cumulus Stations

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- It's an unprecedented deal between two of the biggest companies in radio: Cumulus Media is joining iHeartRadio, the platform owned by Clear Channel which already provides mobile streaming of more than 800 Clear Channel stations.  By adding the 570 stations owned by Cumulus, iHeartRadio will offer roughly 1400 stations -- many […]

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WSYR's Furst to Also Program 2 Rochester Stations

SYRACUSE -- The program director of Syracuse's FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR now has similar duties with two Clear Channel stations in Rochester.  According to, Jason Furst has been named PD of Rochester stations WHAM (news/talk) and WHTK (sports).

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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: Busy Weekend for Syracuse Radio (2011)

SYRACUSE -- This week, we've got not one... not two... but four different Pictures of the Week.  Syracuse radio stations were out in full force at a number of special events last weekend.  It wouldn't be fair to choose just one and make the others wait for another week or two, so we just decided […]

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Kidd Gets PD Stripes in Market #9

WASHINGTON, DC -- Just a few months after being named Assistant Program Director for Washington's 95.5 WPGC, CBS radio has removed "Assistant" from Jason Kidd's title.  Kidd formerly programmed Syracuse's Hot 107-9 (WWHT), before moving to Pittsburgh in 2002, then to Baltimore in 2003.  Kidd's promotion at the rythmic top 40 station was first reported […]

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Where Are They Now: Jason Kidd

WASHINGTON, DC -- Former Hot 107.9 (WWHT) programmer Jason Kidd has some new duties with CBS Radio.  He's the new APD at Washington DC rhythmic CHR 95.5 WPGC, reports Inside Radio.  So far, Kidd doesn't appear on the on-air lineup at WPGC, but as of Friday evening, he's still listed as co-host for afternoon drive […]

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CC Prez Mark Mays Sets Date to Step Down

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- It's no surprise that Mark Mays intends to give up his titles as President and CEO of Clear Channel; that plan was announced last June.  But now, there's a timeline in place for the changes: he'll be out no later than March 31.  But he'll remain involved as Chairman of Clear […]

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