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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

NewsChannel 9 stages on-air surprise party for Rod Wood

NewsChannel 9 stages on-air surprise party for Rod Wood

SYRACUSE — Fifty years ago, Rod Wood started his career in broadcasting.  And tonight — much to his surprise — NewsChannel 9 devoted most of its 5:30pm newscast to honoring the milestone.  Not wanting Wood to learn about the event in advance, the station did no promotions on-air, online or otherwise… and when you seeContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Bill Worden recieves Career Achievement Award (2013)

POTW: Bill Worden recieves Career Achievement Award (2013)

SYRACUSE — Longtime NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) anchor Bill Worden, who retired last November after 35 years with the Utica NBC affiliate, received the Syracuse Press Club’s Career Achievement Award this past weekend.  Thanks to one of his former co-workers, we’ve got a few photos to share.[More »]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 theContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WSYR-TV meteorologist pinch-hits on Utica’s WUTR/WFXV

WSYR-TV meteorologist pinch-hits on Utica’s WUTR/WFXV

UTICA — A few months since ABC affiliates NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) in Syracuse and WUTR in Utica became reunited under the same corporate umbrella, history appears to be repeating itself: a member of the WSYR-TV team is appearing on newscasts for WUTR and sister station Fox 33 (WFXV) this evening.[More »]Continue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Channel 9 trio wrote the book on Syracuse TV History… literally!

Channel 9 trio wrote the book on Syracuse TV History… literally!

SYRACUSE — Browse the “history” section of any bookstore or library, and it’s hard to miss the “Images of America” series.  Thousands of paperback titles cover various historical topics all over the country.  Next month, a book on the history of Syracuse TV will join the collection.[More »]Continue Reading

NewsChannel 9 Anniversary Special Airs Tomorrow

NewsChannel 9 Anniversary Special Airs Tomorrow

Updated 10/19: SYRACUSE — Late last month, hundreds of people — including many past and present employees of NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) gathered at the SRC Arena to celebrate ABC affiliate’s 50th anniversary. DVR Alert: A two-hour special taped on location at the event will air Friday night from 7 to 9pm.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: More Syracuse TV Flashbacks with Rod Wood

SYRACUSE — Following up to last week’s “blast from the past” photo of the WTVH Newscenter 5 team, we have not one, but two more classic Syracuse TV news photos from the personal collection of longtime NewsChannel 9 anchor Rod Wood.  We didn’t see Rod in last week’s photo (taken at least 20 years afterContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

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 JonContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading