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A Brief History

Click here for a slightly larger view of this 2003 screenshotCNYRadio.com launched on March 1, 2001. Created by Scott Jameson, a computer programmer and Syracuse radio personality, the original site featured news, station listings, schedules, a “Picture of the Week” and even a weekly comic strip drawn by Scott himself.

At first, CNYRadio.com only covered happenings in the Syracuse radio market, but later grew to include the surrounding markets: Utica-Rome, Watertown and Ithaca/Cortland. In 2005, Scott decided to put the site on hiatus.

At least one reader of the original site wanted to see it come back. In late 2007, Peter Naughton, a former broadcaster with some web design experience of his own, contacted Scott about reviving the site. Scott graciously “transfered the license,” so to speak, and Peter started developing the new CNYRadio.com.

The current iteration of CNYRadio.com launched in February 2008 with a primary emphasis on news within the local broadcasting industry. The new site launched covering the same four markets as the original, and most of the news articles from the original site have been imported to the current site. (Some items could not be easily imported; but good news: in 2016, Scott Jameson brought back the original site as it looked in 2005, kind of like a time capsule, in its entirety, at http://cnyradioarchive.com/ .)

The site resumed its hiatus in 2014, but the CNYRadio.com Facebook Page has remained active all along.  Although your editor currently lacks the time to produce original reporting, links to news items related to local broadcasting are shared on the Facebook page as we spot them.  (If you’ve spotted anything we haven’t, feel free to send a Facebook message!)

Press releases from local radio and TV stations are also accepted for consideration via email or Facebook messages. We are most interested in  significant items such as format changes, staffing changes or job postings.