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CNY Central seeking morning news producer

CNY Central seeking morning news producer

SYRACUSE — CNY Central, the combination of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) is searching for its next producer for “Today in Central New York,” the three-hour morning show which airs on NBC3.  We’ve got the details on this and other recent job openings at CNY Central.Continue Reading

WTVH transmitter out “for several days”

WTVH transmitter out “for several days”

SYRACUSE — While many of us see a new year as a clean slate, a New Year’s Eve transmitter outage at CBS5 (WTVH) will continue “for several days” into 2014, the station announced today.  Until the main 5.1 transmitter returns to service, over-the-air viewers can catch CBS programming on WSTM digital subchannel 3.3.[More »]Continue Reading

Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

SYRACUSE — For at least a few years, Granite Broadcasting has been looking to sell off its portfolio of 8 television stations, including CBS 5 (WTVH).  Now, it looks like there could finally be some serious interest in the chain — but insiders are saying it might still be a bit too early to seriouslyContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

New WSTM owner: We’re not renewing with WTVH

New WSTM owner: We’re not renewing with WTVH

SYRACUSE — The “shared services agreement” that brought CBS5 (WTVH) under the same roof as NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) could be ending in 2017.  Sinclair Broadcast Group, which recently closed on its purchase of former WSTM/WSTQ parent Barrington Broadcasting, says it’s not interested in renewing the deal Barrington had with WTVH’s owner.[More »]Continue Reading

Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

SYRACUSE — It appears Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially closed on its purchase of NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP).  Although the change hasn’t been made on the FCC’s own website just yet, the new ownership became on-air official at the close of tonight’s 6pm news on NBC3.[More »]Continue Reading

FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

SYRACUSE — Three local television stations will soon have new owners, after the Federal Communications Commission approved two separate deals which were initially announced in February. Barrington Broadcasting is selling all of its stations — including Syracuse’s NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of Fox 68 (WSYT). But because FCC ownershipContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Fox 68 and My 43 seek full-time Master Control Operator

Fox 68 and My 43 seek full-time Master Control Operator

SYRACUSE — Fox 68 (WSYT) and My 43 (WNYS) have a full-time opening for a Master Control Operator at the stations’ facility on James Street. Among other duties, the MCO will be required to monitor transmitters, receive programming from various sources and handle live switching of both stations.[More »]Continue Reading

Syracuse TV shuffle: Sinclair to buy NBC3 and CW6, sell Fox 68

Syracuse TV shuffle: Sinclair to buy NBC3 and CW6, sell Fox 68

BALTIMORE, MD — Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of Syracuse’s Fox 68 (WSYT) is buying NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), as part of a $370 million deal that involves a total of 24 stations in 15 markets.  To satisfy FCC ownership limits, Sinclair plans to sell WSYT.[More »]Continue Reading

National Trades: NBC3 / CW6 Owner Nearing Sale?

National Trades: NBC3 / CW6 Owner Nearing Sale?

Updated 12/3 with a correction – SYRACUSE — Barrington Broadcasting, the owner of NBC3 (WSTM) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), is reportedly nearing a deal to sell all 24 of its television stations in 15 markets nationwide. But it’s unclear how the deal could impact the two Syracuse stations — one national trade publication says the leadingContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Utica-area Man on “Jeopardy!” Tonight

Utica-area Man on “Jeopardy!” Tonight

UTICA — Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a contestant on Jeopardy!? Mike Lonesky of Clinton knows a little bit about the process. He was selected for the long-running game show over the summer, and he’ll appear on TV tonight.[More »]Continue Reading