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CNYRadio.com stopped covering the Watertown radio market in 2010, but our archive of stories remains available.

Syracuse Press Club reveals “Best News Source” winners

Syracuse Press Club reveals “Best News Source” winners

SYRACUSE — Three people will share the honor of being named the “Best News Source” at the Syracuse Press Club’s annual awards dinner this Saturday. Additionally, the Press Club officially confirmed the previously-leaked winner of the Best Newcomer Award.Continue Reading

All-Christmas Jazz on WCNY-HD3 to Begin Next Week

All-Christmas Jazz on WCNY-HD3 to Begin Next Week

SYRACUSE — There’s a date for one more local station to flip on the “All-Christmas” switch.  Classic FM (WCNY-FM) will be offering wall-to-wall holiday jazz music on its HD-3 subchannel starting next Wednesday, November 21.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Former WCIZ Staffers Gather in Memoriam (2012)

POTW: Former WCIZ Staffers Gather in Memoriam (2012)

WATERTOWN — Personalities who once hosted on WCIZ (when it used to be at 97.5FM) gathered earlier this month to say goodbye to a colleague whose life was cut short in a car accident.  “Mega” Matt Brenon, 47, died on October 3 after police say his van went off the road and struck a treeContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WRVO Expands Reach Northward

OSWEGO — A new full-power repeater for NPR affiliate WRVO has received the final step of approval from the FCC.  Transmitting at 89.3FM from a tower near Clayton, the new WRVH brings WRVO programming to listeners along the Saint Lawrence River, including Alexandria Bay.[More »]Continue Reading

Robert Jason Fain Dies

ROCHESTER — Our condolences to the family and friends of former local broadcaster Robert Jason Fain.  He died on Friday at the age of 51.  Fain, better known by his on-air name Rob Jason, worked in a number of radio and TV newsrooms across Central New York before moving to Rochester in 2002.  Calling hoursContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Former Local Broadcaster Facing Child Porn Charges

ROCHESTER — A former news manager whose resume includes radio and television jobs in several places across Central New York has been arrested on child pornography charges. The U.S. Department of Justice says Robert Jason Fain – a.k.a. Rob Jason — was arrested after investigators say he was using computers at his job to distribute illegalContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Syracuse Netcaster KISS-FM Moving North

SYRACUSE — Management at KISS-FM say they’re almost finished rebuilding following a fire that destroyed their studios almost one year ago. But when the internet stream and Part 15 transmitters come back online, they won’t be covering the Syracuse area. Instead, station management tells CNYRadio.com they’re heading north, preparing to do battle in the WatertownContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

CNYRadio.com’s Top 10 Stories for 2010

CENTRAL NEW YORK — If you checked out “The Year in Review: 2010,” posted earlier today, you know there were certainly many big stories this year.   But which stories were the biggest?  Which stories got the most attention from CNYRadio.com readers?  As per our tradition, we just checked our server stats to see whichContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Wall-to-Wall Christmas Jazz on WCNY-HD3

SYRACUSE — Starting tomorrow at noon, owners of HDRadio tuners will be able to tune in holiday-themed jazz anytime, night or day. Classic FM (WCNY) is offering “The Sounds of Christmas Jazz” non-stop through Christmas Day on its HD3 stations in Syracuse, Utica and Watertown.[More »]Continue Reading

NYSBA Formally Announces Reilly’s Retirement

ALBANY — It’s been almost a month since we caught word of the pending retirement of New York State Broadcasters Association President Joe Reilly.  Today, the NYSBA finally got around to rolling out a formal announcement about Reilly’s departure and details about the search for a replacement.[More »]Continue Reading