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“The Dinosaur” launches on 95.3 and 103.9

“The Dinosaur” launches on 95.3 and 103.9

SYRACUSE — After three months of stunting, the new format for 103.9 (WNDR, Mexico) and translator 95.3 (W237AY, DeWitt) has been revealed. Locally-owned Renard Communications launched “95.3 and 103.9 The Dinosaur” at noon today, offering “Classic Top 40,” predominantly from the 60s and 70s. The station brings some well-known names back to the Syracuse airwaves — and they’re looking for more talent to join the team.Continue Reading

POTW: Two and two from two with 93Q’s Ted and Amy (2013)

POTW: Two and two from two with 93Q’s Ted and Amy (2013)

SYRACUSE — Our latest Picture of the Week headline has nothing to do with the 2:02 commercial breaks Chuck Woolery used to introduce during TV’s Love Connection back in the 80s.  Rather, we’ve got two local morning radio co-hosts being photographed at two different recent events… and the photos came to us from two different contributors.[More »]Continue Reading

WCNY to broadcast TelAuc from new Near Westside studios

WCNY to broadcast TelAuc from new Near Westside studios

SYRACUSE — When WCNY-TV’s TelAuc hits the air in April, it’ll be the very first time the annual fundraiser originates from WCNY’s new facilities on Syracuse’s Near Westside.  That’s according to a press release which appeared on WCNY’s website.[More »]Continue Reading

Melissa Midgley leaves Sunny 102 morning show

Melissa Midgley leaves Sunny 102 morning show

SYRACUSE — “Big Mike” Fiss has a new but familiar co-host on the morning show at Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) this week.  “After doing a great job for four years,” Fiss says Melissa Midgley “decided to leave” the station.  Fiss says WZUN weekend personality Cindy Humble is now serving as co-host.[More »]Continue Reading

Big Mike Prepares for 31st Annual Live Christmas Special

Big Mike Prepares for 31st Annual Live Christmas Special

SYRACUSE — There aren’t many traditions in local broadcasting that have lasted for 31 years, but next Wednesday, longtime local radio morning man “Big Mike” Fiss will host his 31st annual live Christmas broadcast.  Big Mike’s entire morning show will feature live vocal performances from nearly 20 community groups including school choruses and church choirs.[More »]Continue Reading

Sunny 102′s Melissa Midgley to Fill-in on WSYR-TV’s “Bridge Street”

Sunny 102′s Melissa Midgley to Fill-in on WSYR-TV’s “Bridge Street”

SYRACUSE — For about 180 weekdays every year, Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) co-host Melissa Midgley goes directly from the studio to her “day job,” teaching second grade at Solvay Elementary School.   But when she walks out of Sunny’s Armory Square studios this Monday, she’ll be heading east instead of west — to log some on-cameraContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Sunny 102′s Melissa Midgley Featured in Magazine

Sunny 102′s Melissa Midgley Featured in Magazine

SYRACUSE — Do you know how a local elementary school teacher wound up becoming “Big Mike” Fiss’ morning co-host on Sunny 102 (WZUN)?  Take a look inside the pages of the June edition of Syracuse Woman magazine and you’ll learn this and more about Melissa Midgley.[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

POTW: Big Mike’s 30th Christmas Broadcast (2011)

SYRACUSE — Years before the practice of radio stations “going all-Christmas” became a popular trend across the country, there was Big Mike’s Christmas Broadcast.  Every year, Sunny 102′s Big Mike Fiss invites dozens of local musicians to perform holiday favorites live on the air.  This year was particularly notable — it was the 30th yearContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Keith Kobland Loses a Bet (2011)

SYRACUSE — A friendly wager between two local broadcasters resulted in some public humilation for NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) reporter Keith Kobland. Kobland, who also provides morning news updates for Classic Hits Sunny 102 (WZUN), lost a bet against Sunny morning show co-host Melissa Midgley.[More »]Continue Reading