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FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

ITHACA — Two CHR competitors are one step closer to becoming part of the same family, raising questions as to their future.  In today’s edition of its Daily Digest, the FCC announced it has approved the sale of Z95.5 (WFIZ) to Saga Communications, the owner of rival Hits 103.3 (W277BS, simulcasting WYXL-HD2).Continue Reading

Saga moves to buy competitor Z95.5 in Ithaca

Saga moves to buy competitor Z95.5 in Ithaca

Updated 11:20am – ITHACA — The parent company of the Cayuga Radio Group, the dominant radio cluster in Ithaca, is looking to grow bigger.  According to documents filed with the FCC last week, Saga Communications wants to buy ROI Broadcasting CHR station Z95.5 (WFIZ) and three translators.  The $715,000 deal is being spurred by aContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Saga buys another Ithaca-area translator

Saga buys another Ithaca-area translator

ITHACA/CORTLAND — The Cayuga Radio Group is adding another FM translator to its stable of frequencies.  From the “better late than never” file, the group is buying the construction permit for 96.7FM (W244CZ) from Cavalry Chapel of the Finger Lakes, the same group from which Saga purchased 99.7FM (W249CD), which now simulcasts 1470 WNYY, lastContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s I-100 and 1470 WNYY renew deals with NFL’s Giants, Bills

Ithaca’s I-100 and 1470 WNYY renew deals with NFL’s Giants, Bills

ITHACA/CORTLAND — When football season begins in a few months, fans of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills will be able to find the games on the same spots on their radio dials as last year.  The Cayuga Radio Group says it has renewed its deals to broadcast both teams for the upcoming season.[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s Progressive Talk 1470 expands to 97.7FM

Ithaca’s Progressive Talk 1470 expands to 97.7FM

ITHACA/CORTLAND — There’s a new way to listen to progressive talk radio in the Ithaca area.  The Cayuga Radio Group announced Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY is now being simulcast at 97.7FM.  Group head Chet Osadchey says the new signal “adds greater coverage into downtown Ithaca, and on both the Cornell and Ithaca College campuses.”[More »]Continue Reading

Q-Country 103.7 seeks afternoon drive host

Q-Country 103.7 seeks afternoon drive host

ITHACA — Q-Country 103.7 (WQNY) is looking for an afternoon drive host.  According to the station’s website, Robbie Owens is currently on-air weekdays from 3-7pm, but that apparently isn’t the station’s long term plan, as it has put the call out for applications.  Here’s the full job description sent to CNYRadio.com:[More »]Continue Reading

Saga Ithaca cluster seeks web coordinator / graphic designer

Saga Ithaca cluster seeks web coordinator / graphic designer

ITHACA — The Cayuga Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications, has a job opening for a “Digital/Interactive Coordinator/Web and Graphic Design” person.  The full description, as provided by the cluster, is as follows:[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s Paolangeli still “Rudy on Duty,” 25 years after retiring

Ithaca’s Paolangeli still “Rudy on Duty,” 25 years after retiring

ITHACA — For many people, retirement provides an opportunity to pursue new interests that we couldn’t realize while working full-time. So what has Rudy Paolangeli been doing since he retired from full-time duties at WHCU in 1988? More radio! This Sunday, it’ll be exactly 25 years since his weekly post-retirement show started… and he’s neverContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

FCC approves sale for Ithaca’s WNYY to gain FM simulcast

FCC approves sale for Ithaca’s WNYY to gain FM simulcast

ITHACA/CORTLAND — Progressive Talk 1470 (WNYY) is a big step closer to gaining a presence on the FM dial.  The FCC says it has approved the sale of a construction permit for a future FM translator to WNYY owner Saga Communications.[More »]Continue Reading

Cayuga Radio Group offers paid summer internship

Cayuga Radio Group offers paid summer internship

ITHACA — Know any students considering a career in radio?  The Cayuga Radio Group and the New York State Broadcasters Association are teaming up to offer a paid internship at the cluster this summer.  The cluster, owned by Saga Communications, is now accepting applications.[More »]Continue Reading