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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

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.Continue Reading[More »]

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 York…Continue Reading[More »]

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 are…Continue Reading[More »]

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 one…Continue Reading[More »]

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 management…Continue Reading[More »]