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50 years later: How Syracuse broadcasters covered JFK

50 years later: How Syracuse broadcasters covered JFK

SYRACUSE — Clips from the network news coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago today in Dallas, are readily available online, and will no doubt be rebroadcast on a multitude of channels today.  But how did local broadcasters cover the story in 1963?  Many who were working in local newsrooms that day are no longer with us, but we caught up with a few who remember the day.Continue Reading

POTW: Syracuse Television legends gather for autographs (2013)

POTW: Syracuse Television legends gather for autographs (2013)

SYRACUSE — It’s not very often that you get the chance to see more than a dozen past and present top names from Syracuse television — from different stations — all together, in the same place. But that happened last weekend, when this group gathered to sign copies of Syracuse Television, the book chronicling the…Continue Reading[More »]

Local and national broadcasters garner write-in votes in 2012 elections

Local and national broadcasters garner write-in votes in 2012 elections

SYRACUSE — Would you vote local TV news anchor Rod Wood into public office?  How about former local talk host Jim Reith?  At least a few people said “yes” to these and other local broadcasters, submitting their names as write-in candidates during the 2012 General Election, according to results from the Onondaga County Board of…Continue Reading[More »]

Jim Reith, Rod Wood Among Election Day “Write-Ins”

SYRACUSE — Longtime NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) anchor Rod Wood and former longtime WSYR radio talk show host Jim Reith were among many local and national broadcasters to receive write-in votes in Onondaga County this past Election Day. Other names to receive votes include TK99 morning co-host Glenn “Gomez” Adams, and national TV stars like Jon…Continue Reading[More »]