UTICA-ROME — Last month, Shaun Andrews marked his 15th anniversary at 97.9 and 105.5 Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU). Earlier this week, the former intern who worked his way up to program director was recognized with a cake and a personalized plaque.
UTICA-ROME — Congratulations to Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU) middayer and program director Shaun Andrews, who marks his 15th anniversary with the CHR-formatted station today. Andrews says he was just 17 years old when he walked into the station for the first time, back when Kiss was on-air at 102.5FM, while the station’s present-day 97.9 and 105.5 frequencies were “the competition,” as Wow-FM.
UTICA-ROME — Just a little over a week since the Mohawk Valley was jolted by a deadly shooting rampage, an unprecedented effort by local broadcasters. Journalists and disc jockeys set competition aside to help raise money for community organizations that are helping victims of the horrific events of March 13.
UTICA-ROME — Roser Communications Group operations manager Dave Silvers tells CNYRadio.com he’s looking to fill a vacancy at news/talk/music station 100.7FM WUTQ. Here’s the description Silvers provided:
UTICA-ROME — Earlier this week, we were surprised by the absence of ratings data for Townsquare Media’s four radio stations in the latest update from Arbitron. But we’ve since heard that Townsquare still subscribes to “the book” in this market. We checked, and it appears Arbitron has updated the “topline” data to include the cluster, which includes perennial market leader Big Frog 104 (WFRG).
JAN 11th UPDATE — Arbitron has revised its “topline” ratings to include Townsquare Media’s four stations. As a result, we have revised our chart, and we have posted a new story to recap the ratings, in light of the new information. The story which follows was posted a few days earlier, when the original “topline” data only included stations owned by Roser Communications Network.
UTICA-ROME — Following yesterday’s coverage of the latest Arbitron radio ratings from Syracuse, we were hoping to analyze the Utica-Rome market’s latest numbers today. But there isn’t much to see. For quite some time, Arbitron has allowed the general public to see ratings only for stations which subscribe to its full report… and for the Fall 2012 book, released this week, only one cluster appears on the public chart.
UTICA-ROME — It’s been a little over a year since Mark Piersma and Frank Elias started co-hosting WUTQ’s midday talk show, Talk of the Town. Last week, the station celebrated the milestone with a special edition of the program, featuring plenty of special guests and donations were collected for the Utica Food Bank.
UTICA/ROME — Although word of a new format on two AM radio stations and an FM translator was first leaked in late July, it wasn’t clear exactly when the new lineup would begin on WUSP 1550, WRCK 1480 and translator 95.5FM (W238CA). That question is answered now; an observant CNYRadio.com reader says the new lineup started on Friday.
Updated 5:00pm – UTICA-ROME — There’s new information this evening about the three-station format flip we initially reported late Sunday night: WUTQ(AM), WRCK and translator 95.5 FM (W238CA) will eventually be sold for $350,000 to former WKTV executives Frank Abbadessa and Tom Coyne.
Updated 7/23 – UTICA-ROME — Roser Communications Network’s 95.5FM (W238CA), 1550 WUTQ and 1480 WRCK have broken away from simulcasting the news/talk/music format of 100.7 WUTQ-FM. Several signs point to the three stations flipping to a new sports talk format. While 100.7 will keep the WUTQ-FM calls, it appears 1550 WUTQ(AM) will be changing to WUSP.