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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 fromContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

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 stationsContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

John Tonello Named to VP Post at WCNY-TV/FM

John Tonello Named to VP Post at WCNY-TV/FM

SYRACUSE — Public broadcaster WCNY-TV/FM has named John S. Tonello as Vice President of Advancement, Communications and Content Delivery.  Along with more than 20 years of experience in the communications field, Tonello brings experience in running a city — in December, he wrapped up a two-term run as the Mayor of Elmira.[More »]Continue Reading

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 possibleContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

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 showContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

400th Episode of WCNY’s “Ivory Tower” Tonight

SYRACUSE — Get a handful of the area’s top local professors.  Sit them down at a table. Invite them to discuss current political and social issues. Add lights and TV cameras.  Sit back and enjoy for 30 minutes.  It’s a recipe for success for WCNY-TV’s “Ivory Tower Half Hour,” which celebrates its 400th episode —Continue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

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 hostingContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Newspaper Features WCNY Leader Daino

SYRACUSE — If you live, work, shop or dine anywhere in or near Syracuse this week, there’s a good chance you’ll see the smiling face of WCNY President and CEO Robert Daino. He’s on the cover of this week’s edition of the Syracuse NewTimes. Inside, you’ll find out more about Daino’s career and his visionContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

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.[More »]Continue Reading