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News items related to the Utica-Rome radio market. Counties: Herkimer, Oneida.

Musical Chairs at Oldiez 96 and Big Frog 104

Musical Chairs at Oldiez 96 and Big Frog 104

UTICA-ROME — Last month’s unexpected removal of longtime Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning host Matt Herkimer has had a ripple effect throughout the market. It looks like the dust is finally settling, after a round of “musical chairs” between WFRG and sister Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ).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

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

Year in Review 2013: Remembering those we lost

Year in Review 2013: Remembering those we lost

CENTRAL NEW YORK — Two people at two different stations, who worked at their respective stations for decades, climbing the ladder to upper management… some pioneers in local television… and a few who left us much sooner than expected.   In this installment of our four-part “Year in Review,” we pause to remember the localContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

CENTRAL NEW YORK — As the year winds down to a close, it’s time to begin our annual look back at 2013.  We have a four-part series of Year in Review which stretches from today, right up to New Year’s Eve.  In part one, we recap the many changes in terms of station ownership (especially inContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

UTICA-ROME — Former WIBX 950 news anchor Jeanette Lenoir is reportedly suing WIBX parent Townsquare Media, after obtaining a “Notice of Right to Sue” from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Lenoir alleges she was paid less than white colleagues, overlooked for promotional opportunities and was fired without explanation in 2012.[More »]Continue Reading

Utica’s Hank Brown to retire at year’s end

Utica’s Hank Brown to retire at year’s end

UTICA-ROME — After 55 years of broadcasting in the Mohawk Valley, Hank Brown is ready to hang up his headphones for good.  His final broadcast on 95.5FM WUSP will be New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31.  This, according to a press release from WUSP’s Tom Coyne today.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Josh Grosvent’s new look

POTW: Josh Grosvent’s new look

SYRACUSE — We always wrap up our “Picture of the Week” posts by asking readers to keep the feature going by submitting their own photos.  After working our way through a backlog of submissions for the past few weeks, the queue was empty — until K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) morning co-host Josh Grosvent came to the rescueContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

SYRACUSE and UTICA — Looking to start off the new year with a new job?  We’ve spotted a handful of job openings within local broadcast outlets over the past few days.  For your convenience, we’ve got all the details here in one roundup-style article.  Of course, broadcasters, we still continue to accept job postings anytimeContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

New radio message board created to fill void

New radio message board created to fill void

THE INTERNET — Before there was CNYRadio.com — and even after the original CNYRadio.com launched without any commenting features — it was up to the general radio community to share the latest news and gossip on various message boards.  Earlier this month, one of the longest-running message boards to cover local radio suddenly disappeared… butContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading