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Multi-station “Protecting Our Children” special nominated for Emmy Award

Multi-station “Protecting Our Children” special nominated for Emmy Award

SYRACUSE — When you see several TV stations airing the same thing at the same time, you know it’s a big deal.  It doesn’t happen often.  But last spring, several local stations turned their competition into cooperation.  Together, they produced and simulcast “Protecting Our Children,” a one-hour special to raise awareness of child abuse.  Almost a year later, the rare joint effort is getting new attention in the form of a New York Emmy Award nomination.  And public broadcaster WCNY-TV has four additional nominations of its own.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 from…Continue Reading[More »]

Reminder: “Protecting Our Children” on Several Syracuse Stations Tomorrow

Reminder: “Protecting Our Children” on Several Syracuse Stations Tomorrow

SYRACUSE — As reported right here earlier this month, several local television stations will be putting aside competition for one hour tomorrow night, joining forces to raise awareness about child abuse in Central New York.  Protecting Our Children will air in three different timeslots tomorrow night — the most-prominent being at 7:00pm, when six TV stations…Continue Reading[More »]

Court: FCC Can’t Ban Political Ads on Public Stations, Local Stations Respond

Updated 4:05pm – SYRACUSE — Next time you tune your radio to NPR’s All Things Considered or turn on your TV for Nova, will your experience start off with some political campaign ads?  That could be happening someday, thanks to federal court ruling issued yesterday.  Here in Central New York, public broadcasters are considering the possible…Continue Reading[More »]

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 show…Continue Reading[More »]

WCNY Names Two New “Financial Fitness” Hosts

SYRACUSE — Following the recent resignation of J. Daniel Pluff, there will be not one, but two new hosts taking WCNY-TV’s “Financial Fitness” into its 20th year.  The PBS affiliate says Jim Burns and Vicki Brackens will share hosting duties for the locally-produced program.  Both are familiar faces to viewers: Burns has been guest hosting…Continue Reading[More »]

WCNY Gets $6.6M to Run Master Control for All New York PBS Stations

SYRACUSE — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded more than $6.6 million to help execute a previously-announced plan to consolidate master control operations for every PBS affiliate in the state inside the future home of local PBS affiliate WCNY on Syracuse’s Near Westside.  The new facility is already under construction.Continue Reading[More »]