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CNY Central seeking morning news producer

CNY Central seeking morning news producer

SYRACUSE — CNY Central, the combination of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) is searching for its next producer for “Today in Central New York,” the three-hour morning show which airs on NBC3.  We’ve got the details on this and other recent job openings at CNY Central.Continue Reading

WTVH transmitter out “for several days”

WTVH transmitter out “for several days”

SYRACUSE — While many of us see a new year as a clean slate, a New Year’s Eve transmitter outage at CBS5 (WTVH) will continue “for several days” into 2014, the station announced today.  Until the main 5.1 transmitter returns to service, over-the-air viewers can catch CBS programming on WSTM digital subchannel 3.3.[More »]Continue Reading

Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

SYRACUSE — For at least a few years, Granite Broadcasting has been looking to sell off its portfolio of 8 television stations, including CBS 5 (WTVH).  Now, it looks like there could finally be some serious interest in the chain — but insiders are saying it might still be a bit too early to seriouslyContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

New WSTM owner: We’re not renewing with WTVH

New WSTM owner: We’re not renewing with WTVH

SYRACUSE — The “shared services agreement” that brought CBS5 (WTVH) under the same roof as NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) could be ending in 2017.  Sinclair Broadcast Group, which recently closed on its purchase of former WSTM/WSTQ parent Barrington Broadcasting, says it’s not interested in renewing the deal Barrington had with WTVH’s owner.[More »]Continue Reading

Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

SYRACUSE — It appears Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially closed on its purchase of NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP).  Although the change hasn’t been made on the FCC’s own website just yet, the new ownership became on-air official at the close of tonight’s 6pm news on NBC3.[More »]Continue Reading

FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

SYRACUSE — Three local television stations will soon have new owners, after the Federal Communications Commission approved two separate deals which were initially announced in February. Barrington Broadcasting is selling all of its stations — including Syracuse’s NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of Fox 68 (WSYT). But because FCC ownershipContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Nexstar CEO Sook and former WTVH GM Ransom to join Hall of Fame

Nexstar CEO Sook and former WTVH GM Ransom to join Hall of Fame

ALBANY — Two broadcasters with ties to Central New York are among the five men named as this year’s inductees to the New York Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Former WTVH General Manager Bill Ransom, Nexstar Broadcasting CEO/President/Founder Perry Sook and three others will be honored at a special ceremony next month in New York City.[More »]Continue Reading

Niko Tamurian pops question; Farah Jadran says yes

Niko Tamurian pops question; Farah Jadran says yes

SYRACUSE — Congratulations are in order for CNY Central Sports Director Niko Tamurian and Syracuse Woman Magazine Managing Editor Farah Jadran. Tamurian “popped the question” on stage during a packed charity fundraiser last week, and Jadran accepted his proposal.[More »]Continue Reading

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.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: National Hug a News Anchor Day (2013)

POTW: National Hug a News Anchor Day (2013)

SYRACUSE — Did you hug a news anchor yesterday?  If not, you may have to wait until “National Hug a News Anchor Day” comes around again next year.  A couple of local stations observed the “holiday” and shared video online.[More »]Continue Reading