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Year in Review 2013: The top 10 stories

Year in Review 2013: The top 10 stories

CENTRAL NEW YORK — As per tradition here at CNYRadio.com and CNYTVNews.com, New Year’s Eve is when we look through a whole bunch of server stats to determine the Top 10 Stories that appeared on this website over the past year.  We also asked readers to submit some of your own thoughts on which stories are the “biggest” in terms of importance, even if not by numbers alone.Continue Reading

Morning anchor Jenel Boston exits WKTV

Morning anchor Jenel Boston exits WKTV

UTICA — Jenel Boston is no longer on staff with NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), station officials have confirmed for CNYTVNews.com.  Boston had been co-anchoring the NBC affiliate’s morning newscasts for the past year and a half.[More »]Continue Reading

WKTV’s Donovan moving to NewsChannel 9

WKTV’s Donovan moving to NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE — NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) didn’t have to look too far away to find a replacement for Leigh Isaacson, who recently departed for a new job in New Orleans. The ABC affiliate has hired Andrew Donovan, who has been working at another “NewsChannel” — specifically, NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), the NBC affiliate in Utica.[More »]Continue Reading

WKTV reporter O’Connor takes new job in Maine

WKTV reporter O’Connor takes new job in Maine

UTICA — Just a few months shy of her second anniversary at NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), reporter Lexie O’Connor is packing her bags and moving north.  Friday was O’Connor’s last day with the NBC affiliate.  She has accepted a new job with CBS affiliate WGME in Portland, Maine.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

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.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Bill Worden’s Last Night at WKTV (2012)

POTW: Bill Worden’s Last Night at WKTV (2012)

UTICA — Even though Bill Worden’s retirement from TV news is no surprise — he announced it earlier this month — there were plenty of surprises during the “Bill Worden Farewell Celebration” which spanned through most of WKTV’s early evening newscasts last night.[More »]Continue Reading

While We Were Out: K-Rock Hosts in Court; TV’s Mr. Food Dies

While We Were Out: K-Rock Hosts in Court; TV’s Mr. Food Dies

SYRACUSE — We’re back from some rest and relaxation out-of-town over Thanksgiving with a recap of two stories from the latter part of the week.  The legal action between K-ROCK’s morning hosts and their former employer appear to be over.  And television viewers are mourning the passing of longtime syndicated chef and upstate New YorkContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WKTV Likely to Soon be Smith Media’s Only Property

WKTV Likely to Soon be Smith Media’s Only Property

Updated 3:30pm with new information from management – UTICA — Within the past decade, WKTV parent company Smith Media LLC owned nearly ten television stations, located in Vermont, New York, Alaska and California. Over the past few years, the company has whittled its holdings down to just four stations… and if two recently-announced deals areContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WKTV Reveals Anchor Lineup for Post-Worden Era

WKTV Reveals Anchor Lineup for Post-Worden Era

UTICA — Last week, Bill Worden announced he’ll be retiring from TV news this month, after 35 years WKTV’s primary anchor. His final newscast will be November 29. Today, we finally have an answer to the big question that’s been lingering since Worden’s announcement: who will take over? There actually plenty of changes, including oneContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Bill Worden to Retire from WKTV

Bill Worden to Retire from WKTV

UTICA — After nearly 50 years in broadcasting, Bill Worden is ready to call it a career.  The Herkimer native, who has anchored WKTV’s 6pm and 11pm newscasts since 1977, is retiring, and his last day with WKTV will be Thursday, November 29.  Worden made the announcement tonight on NewsChannel 2 at Six.  Station managementContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading