SYRACUSE — Ann Marie Buerkle, who served one term as a U.S. Representative from 2011 to 2013, says she’s going to debut a one-hour weekend talk show on Newsradio 570 and 106.9 WSYR. The new show, which is actually paid programming, begins on May 25. [More »]
SYRACUSE — Recent changes at the Syracuse Post-Standard have resulted in a “stunning” increase in revenue for local radio stations. That’s according to Galaxy Communications CEO/President Ed Levine, who says the newspaper’s changes have helped not just his own stations, but the entire Syracuse radio market as a whole. [More »]
ALBANY — Several radio and television news operations from Central New York are finalists for New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards. We’re told the professional finalists were announced last week, and NYSAPBA announced finalists for college-level categories today. And in the college TV categories, it’s a battle between two Central New York institutions. [More »]
SYRACUSE — Multiple CNYRadio.com readers say they’ve had trouble listening to Hot 107.9 (WWHT) over the past few days. It appears that Clear Channel has temporarily reduced the power at the transmitter in order to perform some engineering work. [More »]
SYRACUSE — Gary Michaels and Galaxy Communications have parted ways, as the company continues its search for a permanent new PD / Brand Manager for classic rockers TK 99 and TK 105 (WTKW/WTKV). Michaels, who had been serving as midday host and Interim PD for the past few months, was relieved of his duties on Friday. [More »]
Updated 8:45am – SYRACUSE — Less than a week after it launched, it’s already “game over” for online radio station Syracuse80sOnline.com. The all-80s stream, hosted by longtime Syracuse radio personalities Ron Bee and Dave Laird, suddenly disappeared on Tuesday, with no plans to return. [More »]
Updated 5/8 — The stream has been terminated, with no plans to resume. Click here for separate story with more details.
SYRACUSE — Two longtime local radio legends are back in the biz, with help from a third former Syracuse radio talent. Dave Laird and Ron Bee are hosting shifts on Syracuse80sOnline.com, launched over the weekend by Rick “RJ” Jordan.
SYRACUSE — Earlier this week, Arbitron released its Winter 2013 “topline” audience estimates for subscribing commercial radio stations in the Syracuse market. The initial report skips non-commercial stations, but Arbitron allows those numbers to be released — a few days later — by the Radio Research Consortium. And for this latest “book,” Oswego-based WRVO was in front. [More »]
NEW YORK CITY — ABC News announced some key staffing changes this week. Among them, former 570 WSYR news reporter Aaron Katersky, a longtime ABC News Radio correspondent, will be expanding his duties into the operation’s investigative reporting unit. [More »]