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POTW: Vintage “FM Dial Card” handouts from 1976 Syracuse auto show

POTW: Vintage “FM Dial Card” handouts from 1976 Syracuse auto show

Updated 4:55pm – SYRACUSE — Since Wednesday night and through the weekend, car dealers are showing off the latest and greatest in automotive technology at the 2013 Syracuse AutoExpo.  But today, we’re headed back in time, for a look at some classic “FM Dial Cards” which were given to visitors who attended the same show in 1976, some 37 years ago.  It’s an interesting glimpse of Syracuse radio history.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

Christmas Cheer Begins in Syracuse

Christmas Cheer Begins in Syracuse

SYRACUSE — With the last part of October (before the hurricane, of course) bringing us a few mild days with temperatures in the mid 70s, it’s easy to forget winter is just around the corner.  But, like clockwork, the arrival of November once again means the arrival of wall-to-wall Christmas music on at least oneContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Jim Reith to Return to Radio and TV via WCNY

Updated 6:40pm – SYRACUSE — Longtime local talk radio host Jim Reith, whose 27-year run on WSYR AM/FM suddenly ended last October during a nationwide round of Clear Channel layoffs, will soon return to local airwaves. He’ll host a daily 30-minute live talk show on WCNY-TV starting next month, and a three-hour daily radio showContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Cayuga Radio Group GM to Retire in March

ITHACA/CORTLAND — After more than 25 years of service with Ithaca’s dominant radio cluster, Cayuga Radio Group GM Susan Johnston says she’s looking forward to retirement. Her last day with the cluster, owned by Saga Communications, will be sometime near the end of March.[More »]Continue Reading

WCNY Bringing Dusty Rhodes Back for Christmas Countdown

SYRACUSE — Syracuse native Dusty Rhodes, who started his career at WOLF before graduating from SU and moving to Cincinnati, will be back on local airwaves again this Christmas Eve.  The 50th anniversary of the nationally-known “Dusty Rhodes Christmas Show“ will be carried locally on WCNY-HD2.[More »]Continue Reading

Lineup Changes Aplenty As WRVO to Launch 3rd Channel

OSWEGO — If you’ve got a particularly favorite program on WRVO, you may need to adjust your listening habits. Later this month, the NPR affiliate will be launching a third program stream. The added capacity gives the station some new opportunities to group certain types of programming together, meaning some programs will be moving toContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Comings and Goings In Ithaca: Tom’s In, Katie’s Out

ITHACA/CORTLAND — Look for some personality changes on the Ithaca radio dial. “Hits Girl Katie” from Hits 103.3 (W277BS) is heading south to New York City, as the station announces the search for its next Hits Girl. Meantime, sister station Lite Rock 97.3 (WYXL) is adding syndicated host Tom Kent to its weekend lineup.[More »]Continue Reading

Leo Rayhill to Mark 50 Years in Radio

SYRACUSE — Tomorrow will be a very special day for Leo Rayhill. The Sounds of Jazz host will be celebrating 50 years since he got his start in radio. Back then, he was at the former WQSR in Syracuse. These days, you’ll find Rayhill on WCNY-HD3 every day, and on WCNY-FM’s main channel on Sundays.[More »]Continue Reading

WRVO’s “Foneless February” Underway

OSWEGO — There won’t be any pledge drive breaks during “Foneless February” at WRVO, but there could be pledge drives coming in March if the station doesn’t reach its fundraising goals this month.  To give listeners an incentive to open their wallets, all pledges will be doubled by a third party, dollar for dollar.[More »]Continue Reading