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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 some national press for its coverage of the standoff, which ultimately wound up running overnight and into the next morning. Continue Reading

Former WIBX hosts offer “SportsWatch” post-mortems

Former WIBX hosts offer “SportsWatch” post-mortems

Updated 1/18 with more comments from more former hosts — UTICA-ROME — After a run of more than 40 years, the locally-produced and aptly-named sports talk show SportsWatch ended its run on Townsquare Media news/talk station WIBX 950 last Friday night. We’ve since heard from some of the folks who’ve hosted SportsWatch over the years, including… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: WIBX’s 40th Heart Radiothon (2011)

UTICA/ROME — It’s another victorious battle in the ongoing war against heart disease.  The 40th WIBX Heart Radiothon, which started a week ago today, raised $36,000 toward the “Heart Weekend” total of $1.1 Million to benefit the American Heart Association.  As per tradition for the Heart Radiothon, a long list of guests took turns sitting… Continue Reading[More »]