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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 stories are the “biggest” in terms of importance, even if not by numbers alone.Continue Reading

POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

UTICA-ROME — Just a little over a week since the Mohawk Valley was jolted by a deadly shooting rampage, an unprecedented effort by local broadcasters.  Journalists and disc jockeys set competition aside to help raise money for community organizations that are helping victims of the horrific events of March 13.[More »]Continue Reading

WIBX news team gets national ink for Herkimer shooting coverage

WIBX news team gets national ink for Herkimer shooting coverage

UTICA-ROME — One week ago: six people shot, four fatally, at two locations in Herkimer in Mohawk.  For several hours, the suspect remains at large.  Utica newsrooms scramble to cover the unfolding situation.  Even news crews from Albany, Syracuse and Rochester hightailed it to Thruway Exit 30.  A week later, one newsroom is getting someContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Utica radio personality Frank McBride dies

Utica radio personality Frank McBride dies

UTICA-ROME — Longtime Mohawk Valley residents might remember him as a car salesman who appeared from a high perch in TV ads, or as a radio personality on a number of local stations. Frank McBride, who most recently worked at 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) has passed away at the age of 54.[More »]Continue Reading

WIBX ends long-running local “SportsWatch” program

WIBX ends long-running local “SportsWatch” program

UTICA-ROME — After decades as a staple on the weekday schedule at news/talker WIBX 950, the final buzzer has sounded on SportsWatch.  CNYRadio.com just got word of the show’s cancellation as the final show was ending.  Readers who were tuned-in said co-hosts Jeff Monaski and Ray Rich ended the final show — an abbreviated 30-minuteContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WIBX taps Bill Keeler for mornings

WIBX taps Bill Keeler for mornings

UTICA/ROME — After a little more than two years off the air, Bill Keeler is returning to local morning radio. Starting January 14, he will be hosting mornings at Townsquare Media news/talker WIBX 950.[More »]Continue Reading

Bill Keeler Returns to Airwaves via TV Cooking Show

Bill Keeler Returns to Airwaves via TV Cooking Show

UTICA-ROME — Longtime local media personality Bill Keeler is making another comeback.  This time, he’s back on TV, with a cooking show that’ll premiere this Saturday on NBC affiliate WKTV.[More »]Continue Reading

Keeler Online Show on Hold after Losing 2 Staffers

UTICA/ROME — Bill Keeler’s new show, which streams online at MOVARadio.com, is already running into some information superhighway speedbumps.  Keeler says “it’s been impossible for me to keep up” after losing two staffers, including one who unexpectedly exited for a competing station.[More »]Continue Reading

What’s Ahead for Radio’s Next Ten Years?

CENTRAL NEW YORK — All this week we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of CNYRadio.com with a series of special reports.  Yesterday, several folks who’ve been in local radio for 10+ years explained why they feel consolidation was “the” biggest story from the past decade.  Despite the negative side of consolidation, most radio pros are optimistic for what’sContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Radio’s Past Decade in a Word: Consolidation

CNYRadio.com launched ten years ago — March 1, 2001.   To mark the anniversary, we reached out to dozens of local radio personalities and managers. We sent out a series of questions, figuring it would be interesting to see which ones get responses. And one question certainly did — when we asked people to nameContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading