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Xaver Named One of “20 Outstanding Women”

ITHACA — Not only does she teach broadcasting to college students, she’s still actively in the business, too.  Chris Xaver is among the “20 Outstanding Women You Should Know,” being honored next month during Womens Expo 2009 in Dryden.

Xaver, who is perhaps best known for her long run as a reporter at Syracuse’s WSTM-TV 3, is now program chair of Tompkins County Community College’s Communications and Media Arts program.  She remains active in commercial broadcasting as one of the primary backups for Ted & Amy, whenever they take vacation from their morning show at Citadel’s 93Q (WNTQ).

The awards ceremony is being staged by Saga Communications’ Cayuga Radio Group.  Nominations were taken by Saga’s six Ithaca/Cortland radio stations, and the 20 who made the list were whittled down from a pool of hundreds of candidates.

Cayuga Radio Group GM Susan Johnston says the award ceremony is free and open to the public.  It’ll be held May 8th at TC3’s Borg Warner Morse Tec Field House from 4-8pm.

Citadel and Saga do not compete with each other in Central New York; Citadel owns stations in the Syracuse market, and Saga’s local properties are in the Ithaca/Cortland market.


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