SAMMYs Hall of Fame Inducting Rick Gary

SYRACUSE -- How'd you like to be inducted to a Hall of Fame someday?  How about two?  Longtime local broadcaster Rick Gary, the current afternoon host at Syracuse's Sunny 102 (WZUN) and Utica's Mix 102.5 (WUMX) is already in the NYS Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame... and later this fall, he'll join the SAMMYs Hall […]

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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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Ten Years of CNYRadio: Our Thoughts and Yours

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- If you've been away for awhile, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this week.  The site went live on March 1, 2001... and we've been running a series of special articles this week to mark the occasion.  Today, we finish up the series with our reflections and yours, on ten years […]

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POTW: All Snowed Out (2010)

SYRACUSE -- It's no surprise -- especially after national coverage on Good Morning America and in the New York Times -- Syracuse and its neighbors have received plenty of snow this year.  There were a few days recently where snow was falling as fast as 2 inches an hour, and one local morning man appears […]

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Big Mike Unveils 2010 Christmas Show Lineup

SYRACUSE -- Sunny 102 (WZUN) morning host "Big Mike" Fiss says he's ready for his 29th Annual Live Christmas Show Broadcast, featuring more than a dozen professional vocalists, plus live performances from more than a dozen choruses from local schools and other community organizations. The broadcast is set to take place this Friday.

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Y94 Joins All-Christmas Race

SYRACUSE -- Based on how things went last year in Syracuse, we expected Clear Channel's Y94FM (WYYY) would have gone all-Christmas on about November 11th, but the station held off more than a week longer this year, making the switch late last week.

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All-Christmas in Syracuse and Utica-Rome

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME -- With Halloween 2010 just barely into the history books, two local radio stations are already looking ahead to Christmas.  And based on previous years' experience (2009 | 2008) -- it's no surprise that Galaxy's Sunny 102 (WZUN/Phoenix) and Mix 102.5 (WUMX/Rome) are those first two stations to make the switch.

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Tommy Nast Back in CNY as Galaxy Enters SAMMY Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE -- Tommy Nast of the former 94 Rock (present-day Y94FM / WYYY) was back in town last night, recounting some of the battles he waged against 95X (WAQX) back when the two stations were bitter rivals. Nast spoke at the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYs) Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night.

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POTW: And the Nominees Are... (2010)

SYRACUSE -- Nominees and Hall of Fame inductees for the Syracuse Area Music Awards (a.k.a. "the SAMMYs") were announced yesterday during a press conference at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.  Sunny 102 (WZUN) morning man "Big Mike" Fiss had the honor of announcing the list of SAMMY nominees.

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Mega POTW: Radio and TV at the New York State Fair (2010)

SYRACUSE -- Anyone who works in broadcasting knows there are certain times of the year you're forbidden (or at least strongly discouraged) to take vacation.  Those are usually the most important ratings or sweeps periods of the year.  But in Syracuse, you can cross 12 more days off the calendar: The Great New York State […]

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