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News items related to the Utica TV market. Counties: Herkimer, Oneida-East, Otsego.

WKTV being sold to former head of Gray Television for $16 million

WKTV being sold to former head of Gray Television for $16 million

Updated 10/22 with GM comment — UTICA — According to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission, NBC affiliate NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) will very likely have a new owner in the near future.  Pending FCC approval, Utica’s oldest television station will be sold to a company headed by Robert S. Prather, Jr., who resigned from… Continue Reading[More »]

Broadcasters unite to aid CNY flood victims

Broadcasters unite to aid CNY flood victims

UTICA-ROME and SYRACUSE — Radio and television broadcasters in both of these Central New York markets are asking viewers to help neighbors who’ve been devastated by unprecedented flooding over the last several days.  A joint effort between multiple Utica-area stations is planned for tomorrow, and some Syracuse TV stations have been running a telethon all… Continue Reading[More »]

Several area stations win NYS Broadcasters Association Awards

Several area stations win NYS Broadcasters Association Awards

BOLTON LANDING — Several radio and television stations from the Syracuse, Utica-Rome and Ithaca/Cortland markets were recognized for their efforts at the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 47th “Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting” on Monday evening.  As has been the tradition for as long as your editor can remember, winners were announced and awards were… Continue Reading[More »]

Joe Parker exits ND post at WUTR/WFXV

Joe Parker exits ND post at WUTR/WFXV

Updated 11:50pm — UTICA-ROME — Management confirms Joe Parker has exited his post as news director and anchor at the Eyewitness News operation at ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox affiliate WFXV.  Parker’s bio has disappeared from the stations’ website and co-anchor Elsa Gillis reportedly anchored tonight’s early newscast alone. Continue Reading[More »]

Local broadcast journalists shine at Associated Press awards

Local broadcast journalists shine at Associated Press awards

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Many local broadcast journalists were honored by their peers at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s annual news awards competition last week.  From the “better late than never” file, we’ve got the full list of local winners.  Thanks to a guest contributor, we’ve also got some “bonus coverage” from the college… Continue Reading[More »]

CNY Central to air full hour of “Face the Nation” — but with a catch

CNY Central to air full hour of “Face the Nation” — but with a catch

SYRACUSE — CBS News extended the long-running Sunday morning interview show Face the Nation from 30 minutes to a full hour last July, but local affiliate WTVH-5 pre-empts the second half-hour in favor of an infomercial.  Although that in itself won’t be changing, it will soon be possible for local viewers to watch the full hour, live on… Continue Reading[More »]