Bill Keeler's Next Move: Internet Radio

UTICA/ROME -- Fans of former WXUR morning show host Bill Keeler waited more than a month to find out where they'd be able to hear Keeler in the Morning again.  And last night, they found out: through a commercial which aired on Fox 33 (WFXV), Keeler announced he's launching his own network of internet radio […]

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Keeler Hires "Hard Rock Harry" Enea from WXUR

UTICA/ROME -- Still no word on what Bill Keeler's up to following his departure from 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) last month, but it appears there are now some concrete plans in the works.  Last night, Keeler announced he has hired "Hary Rock Harry" Enea, who subsequently resigned from his weeknight (7p-Mid) hosting duties at WXUR.

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Fans to Hold "Bring Back Keeler" Rally

UTICA/ROME -- Since we first reported longtime Utica personality Bill Keeler was fired from 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) on New Year's Eve, fans have been showing their support in many ways.  Message boards have been abuzz, and word is spreading on Facebook and other social media sites about a "Bring Back Keeler" rally set to […]

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WXUR Fires Bill Keeler, Adding Bob & Tom

UTICA/ROME -- According to a story on Utica Daily News, the online newspaper owned by Bill Keeler, his wakeup show on WXUR has been cancelled.  The story says owner Mindy Barstein wants to put the syndicated Bob & Tom Show on mornings.  Keeler was offered the chance to move to afternoons, but declined.  Updated 5:20pm […]

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Bill Keeler Toy Drive Begins with Concert

UTICA/ROME -- Longtime local radio host Bill Keeler wants to collect 20,000 donated toys for needy children over the next two weeks.  He's hoping a special concert tomorrow night at Utica's Stanley Center for the Performing Arts will help him get at least 25% of the way to that goal..

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WXUR Impacted by WKTV Tower Mishap

UTICA-ROME -- One addition to our earlier coverage of the mishap on the tower at WKTV on Smith Hill -- another radio station, 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) was taken off the air for a few hours.

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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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WXUR's Piersma Gets TV Time

UTICA/ROME -- It certainly wasn't a pleasant occasion, but Mark Piersma from 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) got plenty of face time on Utica and Syracuse TV stations last night and again this morning. He was interviewed by reporters as a neighbor of the man who reportedly shot an employee at an AT&T store in the […]

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Kidd Chris Returns to CNY via 92.7 The Drive

UTICA-ROME -- Central New York native Kidd Chris, who now hosts mornings at KUFO in Portland, Oregon, is returning to the Mohawk Valley's airwaves.  He's hosting a new Saturday night show, starting tonight, on 92.7 The Drive (WXUR).  The show will air from 7pm to midnight.  Updated 5/10 with correction.

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Keeler Show "Exclusive" Interview Picked Up by TMZ

UTICA-ROME -- A big score for Bill Keeler and his morning show on 92.7 The Drive (WXUR).  Keeler scored an interview with Joslyn James, the alleged mistress of golf pro Tiger Woods.  Celebrity news website was so impressed with the interview, they posted some audio on their website.  The interview will air on Keeler's […]

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