Big Mike Prepares for 31st Annual Live Christmas Special

SYRACUSE -- There aren't many traditions in local broadcasting that have lasted for 31 years, but next Wednesday, longtime local radio morning man "Big Mike" Fiss will host his 31st annual live Christmas broadcast.  Big Mike's entire morning show will feature live vocal performances from nearly 20 community groups including school choruses and church choirs.

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Today is "Mimi Griswold Day" in Onondaga County

SYRACUSE -- As Mimi Griswold prepares to retire after 20 years with Galaxy Communications -- starting as the program director for K-Rock in 1992, and serving as VP of Programming for the entire company since 1998 -- the programmer received a very special honor today.  Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney issued a proclamation declaring today […]

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Y94 Joins All-Christmas Bandwagon

SYRACUSE -- There are now two Syracuse radio stations offering holiday hits around the clock. Clear Channel adult contemporary station Y94 (WYYY) made the switch during morning drive today.

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Sunny 102's Melissa Midgley to Fill-in on WSYR-TV's "Bridge Street"

SYRACUSE -- For about 180 weekdays every year, Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) co-host Melissa Midgley goes directly from the studio to her "day job," teaching second grade at Solvay Elementary School.   But when she walks out of Sunny's Armory Square studios this Monday, she'll be heading east instead of west -- to log some on-camera […]

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All-Christmas Update: Mix 102.5 Switches, Y94 Lets Listeners Decide

Updated 9:45pm to add link to Y94 poll -- SYRACUSE -- Less than a week after Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) made its annual switch to wall-to-wall Christmas music on November 1st, Utica-Rome sister station Mix 102.5 (WUMX) made the switch today, rebranding itself as "ChrisMix 102.5."  And in Syracuse, Clear Channel's Y94 (WYYY) is giving listeners […]

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Christmas Cheer Begins in Syracuse

SYRACUSE -- With the last part of October (before the hurricane, of course) bringing us a few mild days with temperatures in the mid 70s, it's easy to forget winter is just around the corner.  But, like clockwork, the arrival of November once again means the arrival of wall-to-wall Christmas music on at least one […]

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Sunny 102 Adds Campagna for Morning News

SYRACUSE -- There's a new but familiar voice delivering newscasts during morning drive on Sunny 102 (WZUN).  News producer Jim Campagna from NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is filling the vacancy left after former co-worker Keith Kobland left the news business nearly a month ago.

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Mimi Griswold to Retire from Galaxy

SYRACUSE -- Citing some recent events in her personal life, Mimi Griswold announced plans to retire from her duties as Vice President of Programming for Syracuse-based radio operator Galaxy Communications at the end of this year. Griswold will continue to host Blue Moon Cafe, and she'll serve as a programming consultant.

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Keith Kobland Leaves NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- After 20 years at WTVH and more than three years at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV), Keith Kobland is making the move to a new job outside of broadcasting. Today was Kobland's final day with the ABC affiliate.

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Absence of Sunny 102.1 in Oswego is "Temporary"

OSWEGO -- Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) is going full-power on its namesake frequency, but an observant reader tells us the 106.1 signal from translator W291BU in Fulton has recently been switched to a simulcast of sister station TK99/105 (WTKW/WTKV).  We checked with Mimi Griswold, VP/Programming for Galaxy Communications and she tells us the change is temporary, […]

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