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Former talk show host Jim Reith gets public PR job

Former talk show host Jim Reith gets public PR job

SYRACUSE — Former local radio and television talk show host Jim Reith has a new job.  He won’t be working for any local media outlets, but chances are good you’ll see or hear from him in the news.  He’s been hired for public relations for Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program.Continue Reading

Local and national broadcasters garner write-in votes in 2012 elections

Local and national broadcasters garner write-in votes in 2012 elections

SYRACUSE — Would you vote local TV news anchor Rod Wood into public office?  How about former local talk host Jim Reith?  At least a few people said “yes” to these and other local broadcasters, submitting their names as write-in candidates during the 2012 General Election, according to results from the Onondaga County Board ofContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Report: WCNY Releases Talk Host Jim Reith

Report: WCNY Releases Talk Host Jim Reith

Updated 12/6 at 7:30am with management comment – SYRACUSE — When WCNY announced it had hired Jim Reith earlier this year, the public broadcaster laid out grand plans for the longtime local talk host: podcasts, a blog, social media, television and radio.  But tonight, there’s word that the public broadcasting outlet has released Reith fromContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

While We Were Out: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

While We Were Out: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Following a long weekend out of town, your editor has returned to CNYRadio.com HQ.  As has been the case after some previous trips away, we’re back with a quick recap of some items missed during the time off.[More »]Continue Reading

WCNY Reveals Details for Jim Reith Podcasts

WCNY Reveals Details for Jim Reith Podcasts

SYRACUSE — As reported here earlier this month, former longtime WSYR radio host Jim Reith has joined the staff at public broadcaster WCNY. He’s been blogging on the station’s website since then, and starting Monday, fans (and perhaps some opponents) will be able to hear to Reith’s voice again, as he begins producing daily podcasts.Continue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WCNY’s TelAuc Returns to April, Begins Next Week

SYRACUSE — The annual “Great TV Auction,” more commonly known as TelAuc, returns to WCNY one week from tonight.  During a total of eight nights over two weekends, viewers will have the chance to score some big bargains, with proceeds from winning bids benefiting the PBS affiliate’s continued operation.[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

Newspaper Profiles WSYR Host Lonsberry, Reith Responds

SYRACUSE — Six weeks after joining the lineup at FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR, afternoon talk show host Bob Lonsberry is making front page news.  A profile on the Rochester-based host appeared on the front page of the Syracuse Post-Standard today.  Former afternoon host Jim Reith responded on Facebook.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Clear Channel Alumni Reunion (2011)

SYRACUSE — A handful of former Clear Channel Syracuse employees (mostly from WSYR radio) gathered for an impromptu “reunion” on New Year’s Eve.  We’ll borrow a phrase commonly used by one of the attendees to say the gathering took place at “an undisclosed location” within Onondaga County.[More »]Continue Reading

WSYR Adding Bob Lonsberry for Afternoons

SYRACUSE — There will be a new local talk show on FM Newsradio 106.9 and 570 WSYR starting next Monday.  Morning host Joe Galuski announced on-air the 3-5pm timeslot will be filled by Bob Lonsberry, a familiar name in the Rochester market, where he’s been doing radio for more than 25 years.  The addition ofContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading