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

Matt Herkimer to join Bug Country

Matt Herkimer to join Bug Country

Updated 12/10 – UTICA-ROME — Just a couple weeks after his exit from Big Frog 104 (WFRG), morning man Matt Herkimer will be back on the air… across town at Bug Country 99.7/101.1 (WBGK/WBUG).[More »]Continue Reading

GM aiming for first quarter return of WUTI 1150

GM aiming for first quarter return of WUTI 1150

UTICA-ROME — What was originally supposed to be one month off-air has turned into more than half a year of silence from WUTI 1150.  Repairs following some serious vandalism at the station’s Oriskany transmitter site have taken much longer than anticipated.  But today, the GM tells CNYRadio.com he hopes WUTI will sign-on again sometime earlyContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Matt Herkimer exits Big Frog 104 after 25 years

Matt Herkimer exits Big Frog 104 after 25 years

Updated 8:20pm – UTICA-ROME — For the first time in its 25-year history, perennial market leader Big Frog 104 (WFRG) is playing “the best and most country” without its longtime morning host.  Matt Herkimer’s bio and photo disappeared from the station website over the weekend, and he’s not on the air this morning.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Sandy Parker at Utica’s WUFM (1967)

POTW: Sandy Parker at Utica’s WUFM (1967)

UTICA-ROME — Since we’ve resumed our “Picture of the Week” feature earlier this month, we’re pleased that we’ve been able to go “around the horn,” featuring a photo from each of the markets we cover.  Not only does this week’s photo take us to Utica-Rome (after last week in Ithaca and the week before inContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WUTQ’s “Talk of the Town” to celebrate anniversary

WUTQ’s “Talk of the Town” to celebrate anniversary

UTICA-ROME — The hosts of 100.7 WUTQ’s “Talk of the Town” are getting ready to celebrate another year in the studio together.  Mark Piersma and Frank Elias are opening the doors to the WUTQ studios to the public for an extended “2nd Anniversary Show” tomorrow morning.  Guests will enjoy “music, food… and more” according toContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Y94 and Lite 98.7 flip the all-Christmas switch

Y94 and Lite 98.7 flip the all-Christmas switch

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME — The mystery is over as to when Clear Channel’s Y94 (WYYY Syracuse) and Townsquare Media’s Lite 98.7 (WLZW Utica) would trade-in their usual adult contemporary formats to go all-Christmas.  Both stations made the switch on Friday afternoon.[More »]Continue Reading

Feds OK new Rome translator for WRVO

Feds OK new Rome translator for WRVO

UTICA-ROME — NPR news/talk fans in the Copper City could soon have another option for tuning-in the NPR affiliate from the Port City.  The FCC has granted a construction permit for a new FM translator in Rome to simulcast Oswego’s WRVO.  When construction is complete, the signal at 92.3FM is expected to cover the city’sContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Past and present broadcasters score election victories

SYRACUSE and UTICA — At least two former Syracuse TV reporters enjoyed victories on election night. Jean Kessner was re-elected to the Syracuse Common Council. Stefan Mychajliw was re-elected as Erie County Comptroller in his hometown of Buffalo. And in Utica, longtime WIBX “Auto Talk” host Ed Welsh was re-elected to the Oneida County Legislature.[More »]Continue Reading

WKAL announces format, job openings

WKAL announces format, job openings

UTICA-ROME — It’s been a long time in the works, and the signal has been on-again/off-again several times over the past two years.  Today, some sure signs of progress — management has announced the station’s eventual format, and they’re taking applications for a number of job openings.[More »]Continue Reading

92.7 The Drive is movin’ on up

92.7 The Drive is movin’ on up

UTICA/ROME — Classic rocker 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) is getting ready to move on up… to new studios and offices currently under construction upstairs from the Arjuna Broadcasting station’s current facilities.  That and more from the station tonight, as we catch up on items missed during your editor’s summer hiatus.[More »]Continue Reading