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News items related to the Syracuse TV market. Counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida-West (including Rome), Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins.

NewsChannel 9 hires new sports reporter

NewsChannel 9 hires new sports reporter

SYRACUSE — NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is looking west towards “cheesehead territory” to fill a vacancy in its sports department. The station says Shannon Shepherd will be moving from WSAU-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin to join the Nexstar-owned ABC affiliate at the end of this month.Continue Reading

Former channel 3 GM named in lawsuit at current station

Former channel 3 GM named in lawsuit at current station

CLEVELAND, OH — Former WSTM-TV general manager Bill Applegate, now serving in the same post at Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO, is among the defendants in a lawsuit brought by one of the station’s sales staffers. The plaintiff alleges that he was encouraged to provide sexual favors to encourage clients to spend money with the station.[More »]Continue Reading

Job opportunities at WCNY radio and TV

Job opportunities at WCNY radio and TV

SYRACUSE — Public broadcaster WCNY has announced a total of four job openings at its new facilities in the Near West Side neighborhood of Syracuse.  The jobs include a program director for WCNY-FM, two positions in the television joint master control facility based at WCNY, and an account executive.[More »]Continue Reading

Channel 9 hires new weekend meteorologist

Channel 9 hires new weekend meteorologist

SYRACUSE — The Storm Team at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) will return to “full strength” by the end of the month.  Kate Thornton will be moving up I-81 from Binghamton to handle the ABC affiliate’s weekend newscasts and to fill-in on other newscasts as needed.[More »]Continue Reading

CNY Central seeking morning news producer

CNY Central seeking morning news producer

SYRACUSE — CNY Central, the combination of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) is searching for its next producer for “Today in Central New York,” the three-hour morning show which airs on NBC3.  We’ve got the details on this and other recent job openings at CNY Central.[More »]Continue Reading

Report: Former WSTM news director fired in Florida

Report: Former WSTM news director fired in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Former WSTM news director Cathy Younkin is “on the beach” after more than four years running the newsroom at the CBS affiliate in the country’s 38th largest television market.  And one report says her departure from WPEC channel 12 was not of her own choosing.[More »]Continue Reading

WTVH transmitter out “for several days”

WTVH transmitter out “for several days”

SYRACUSE — While many of us see a new year as a clean slate, a New Year’s Eve transmitter outage at CBS5 (WTVH) will continue “for several days” into 2014, the station announced today.  Until the main 5.1 transmitter returns to service, over-the-air viewers can catch CBS programming on WSTM digital subchannel 3.3.[More »]Continue Reading

Year in Review 2013: The top 10 stories

Year in Review 2013: The top 10 stories

CENTRAL NEW YORK — As per tradition here at CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com, New Year’s Eve is when we look through a whole bunch of server stats to determine the Top 10 Stories that appeared on this website over the past year.  We also asked readers to submit some of your own thoughts on which storiesContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Channel 9 sports reporter bids farewell

Channel 9 sports reporter bids farewell

SYRACUSE — We now know why NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) recently posted an job opening for a sports reporter/anchor.  One CNYTVNews.com reader reports, just before the end of Sunday night’s 11pm newscast, Lindsay Liquori announced she is leaving the ABC affiliate.  She’s moving to Florida, where her fiancé recently relocated for a new job.  The Capital RegionContinue Reading[More »]

Year in Review 2013: Comings and goings

Year in Review 2013: Comings and goings

CENTRAL NEW YORK — As another year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at all the changes in local broadcasting over the past 364 days.  We begin a four-part “Year in Review” series with a look at personnel comings and goings as reported by CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com.[More »]Continue Reading