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UPDATE: More Layoffs from Nexstar at NewsChannel 9

UPDATE: More Layoffs from Nexstar at NewsChannel 9

Updated 12/5 at 7:50pm – SYRACUSE — There’s new information about the NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) back office layoffs we first reported on Monday, and apparently some additional layoffs involving the ABC affiliate’s newsroom.  Trusted sources, speaking on a condition of anonymity, tell CNYTVNews.com that the station dismissed all part-time photographers yesterday.Continue Reading

New K-Rock TV Spot Refused by 3 Stations, Called “Inappropriate”

New K-Rock TV Spot Refused by 3 Stations, Called “Inappropriate”

SYRACUSE — K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH) has a new TV spot to promote its morning team, but it seems that the ad will be getting limited exposure.  The three stations of CNY Central — NBC3 (WSTM), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) — have turned down the ad, calling it “inappropriate.”  Inside the story: Watch the ad.Continue Reading[More »]

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-camera…Continue Reading[More »]

FCC Approves NewsChannel 9 Sale

FCC Approves NewsChannel 9 Sale

SYRACUSE — More than three months after Newport Television announced plans to sell NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) and eleven other TV stations to Nexstar Broadcasting, the deal has obtained the last required level of approval from the Federal Communications Commission.  If both sides hold to their original sales contract, the sale should close any day now.Continue Reading[More »]

CNY Journalists Travel to Rome for Canonization of Marianne Cope

CNY Journalists Travel to Rome for Canonization of Marianne Cope

Updated 10/20 – ROME, ITALY — She was born in Utica in 1838 and, after joining the Sisters of Saint Francis, she helped establish hospitals which still stand today there, and in Syracuse. This weekend, Mother Marianne Cope will be officially canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Several local TV journalists have…Continue Reading[More »]