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Ithaca’s I-100 and 1470 WNYY renew deals with NFL’s Giants, Bills

Ithaca’s I-100 and 1470 WNYY renew deals with NFL’s Giants, Bills

ITHACA/CORTLAND — When football season begins in a few months, fans of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills will be able to find the games on the same spots on their radio dials as last year.  The Cayuga Radio Group says it has renewed its deals to broadcast both teams for the upcoming season.Continue Reading

Greg Fry rejoins WHCU as News Director

Greg Fry rejoins WHCU as News Director

ITHACA — When Greg Fry left Saga news/talker WHCU more than four years ago, he was the assistant news director.  Today, station management announced he’s coming back — but this time, he’ll be omitting the word “assistant” from his old title.[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca news/talker WHCU celebrating 90th anniversary

Ithaca news/talker WHCU celebrating 90th anniversary

ITHACA — On January 23, 1923, radio station WEAI signed on for the first time.  Two weeks from now, that station will reach its 90th anniversary… but it hasn’t been called WEAI in decades.  Today, that station is News-Talk 870 WHCU.  Over the next couple of weeks, WHCU will be sharing plenty of memories fromContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Dunn Leaving WHCU; Station Seeks News Director

Dunn Leaving WHCU; Station Seeks News Director

Updated 12/2 with email address for applicants.  ITHACA — After seven years overseeing news and programming for News/Talk 95.9 and 870 WHCU and Progressive Talk WNYY 1440, Geoff Dunn is leaving radio. Dunn has accepted a new position with Tompkins County, prompting the Cayuga Radio Group to begin accepting applications for News Director candidates atContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca Morning Host’s Week-Long Walk Raises $15,800

Ithaca Morning Host’s Week-Long Walk Raises $15,800

ITHACA/CORTLAND — If you thought you had a long week last week, try walking a mile in Chris Allinger’s shoes.  Or more like several dozen miles.  The Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY) morning host spent the week walking to every single town in Tompkins County, collecting donations to help combat child hunger in the county.  By theContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Q-Country’s Allinger “Walking the Country” for Food Bank

Q-Country’s Allinger “Walking the Country” for Food Bank

ITHACA — Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY) morning host and PD Chris Allinger is logging plenty of miles this week, as he backpacks to every town in Tompkins County.  But he’s not doing it for his own benefit: he’s looking to see how many times he can fill that backpack with donations for the Food Bank ofContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Saga Posts Job Openings at 870 WHCU and 98.7 The Vine

Saga Posts Job Openings at 870 WHCU and 98.7 The Vine

ITHACA/CORTLAND — The Cayuga Radio Group, the market-leading cluster of radio stations owned by Saga Communications, has a couple of job vacancies.  They need a full-time news reporter/anchor for WHCU and they need a voicetrack talent for 98.7 The Vine.  Details on both positions, as provided by the front office, are as follows:[More »]Continue Reading

Lee Rayburn to Host WHCU Mornings

Lee Rayburn to Host WHCU Mornings

ITHACA/CORTLAND — After three months, the search to find a new Morning Newswatch host for News/Talk 870 and 95.9 WHCU has ended.  The station announced today that Lee Rayburn will take over as host on April 30.  Rayburn comes to Ithaca from KNWZ in Palm Springs, CA, where a local newspaper says Rayburn and station management areContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s Q-Country 103.7 Seeks Afternoon Host

ITHACA/CORTLAND — The search is on for a new afternoon host at Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY), after Marty Brandon exited the station this week for new job outside of radio.  That leaves Chris Allinger juggling existing talent while he screens candidates for Brandon’s position and one other key vacancy in the Cayuga Radio Group cluster.[More »]Continue Reading

Saga Seeks Radio Programming/Promotions Person

ITHACA/CORTLAND — The Cayuga Radio Group of Saga Communications has an opening for a programming and promotions person.  We’re told the lucky candidate will replace Jason Kester, who originally planned to leave in December, but he had delayed his departure until the spring.[More »]Continue Reading