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POTW: Congratulations, Bob Ausfeld (2003)

ALBANY — Not many people have the honor of saying they were the General Manager of two prominent radio stations before turning 30, especially in a top-75 market.  But Robert Ausfeld did just that, and after nearly four decades in radio, he’s set to retire at month’s end.  Although Ausfeld was based in Albany, he oversaw one cluster of Utica-Rome stations for part of his career. Continue Reading

Leatherstocking Overtakes WUTI 1150, Flips to Talk

Updated 9/21 at 7:30pm – UTICA/ROME — The endless stream of music on WUTI 1150 is coming to an end.  Owner Bud Williamson told CNYRadio.com late this evening that “1150 will be programmed by Leatherstocking [Media Group] starting tomorrow.”  We presume WUTI will carry the same “CNY Talk Radio” lineup as Leatherstocking stations WFBL/Syracuse and… Continue Reading[More »]

Ginny Jones Passes Away

UTICA-ROME — We’re saddened to report Virginia “Ginny” Jones, a longtime fixture in local broadcasting, passed away Wednesday after losing her battle with cancer.  While most area listeners probably never knew Jones by name, chances are you’ve heard her voice and/or her copywriting in commercial spots, particularly those which were produced and aired by the… Continue Reading[More »]

Former Big Frog 104 DJ “Crickett” Dies

MEADVILLE, PA — It is with sadness we report that former Big Frog 104 (WFRG) midday hostess Karie “Crickett” Shields has died.  According to a news report published yesterday, Shields was found dead Monday morning in a friend’s home.  For the past ten years, Shields hosted middays at northwestern Pennsylvania’s Froggy 100.3/98.5. Updated 5/6 with… Continue Reading[More »]