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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: Tom Coyne & John Ashwell on-location for WIBX (1985)

POTW: Tom Coyne & John Ashwell on-location for WIBX (1985)

UTICA-ROME — With the recent news about WIBX’s locally-produced SportsWatch ending last week, after more than 40 years, it seemed timely and fitting that we happened to receive this photo.  It features former SportsWatch host Tom Coyne, who had moved on to hosting The Talk of Central New York by the time this photo wasContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Former WIBX hosts offer “SportsWatch” post-mortems

Former WIBX hosts offer “SportsWatch” post-mortems

Updated 1/18 with more comments from more former hosts – UTICA-ROME — After a run of more than 40 years, the locally-produced and aptly-named sports talk show SportsWatch ended its run on Townsquare Media news/talk station WIBX 950 last Friday night. We’ve since heard from some of the folks who’ve hosted SportsWatch over the years, includingContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WIBX ends long-running local “SportsWatch” program

WIBX ends long-running local “SportsWatch” program

UTICA-ROME — After decades as a staple on the weekday schedule at news/talker WIBX 950, the final buzzer has sounded on SportsWatch.  CNYRadio.com just got word of the show’s cancellation as the final show was ending.  Readers who were tuned-in said co-hosts Jeff Monaski and Ray Rich ended the final show — an abbreviated 30-minuteContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Don Imus out, Jim Rome in at The Score 1260

Don Imus out, Jim Rome in at The Score 1260

SYRACUSE — There won’t be any more “Imus in the Morning” on The Score 1260 (WSKO). The sports talk station is revamping its program schedule, effective Monday.  The new lineup reflects its affiliation with the newly-launched CBS Sports Radio network. Part of that lineup includes a sports talk host who started his career in Utica.[More »]Continue Reading

Brent Axe Leaving The Score 1260

Brent Axe Leaving The Score 1260

SYRACUSE — Brent Axe has been talking sports as host of On the Block every weekday afternoon for most of the past decade — first at the former SportsRadio 620 (WHEN) for Clear Channel, and since 2008, at Cumulus Media’s The Score 1260 (WSKO). But in less than two weeks, Axe will be stepping offContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

One Year Later: Adam “The Bull” Enjoys Cleveland

One Year Later: Adam “The Bull” Enjoys Cleveland

UTICA-ROME — It’s been a little over a year since former Utica-Rome sports radio host Adam “The Bull” Gerstenhaber started his current job at 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland.  Gerstenhaber said he’s really enjoying the job, in a recent interview with Don Laible of the Observer-Dispatch.[More »]Continue Reading

Utica Sports Blogger Profiles Brent Axe’s Career

Utica Sports Blogger Profiles Brent Axe’s Career

SYRACUSE — We first told you last week of Utica Observer-Dispatch blogger Don Laible’s series of “where are they now” type interviews with sports broadcasters who got their start in Utica. Little did we know then, that the series wasn’t over: Liable started off this week with a two-part series about The Score 1260 (WSKO)Continue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WIBX Taps Jules Thompson to Run Newsroom

UTICA/ROME — After a few years away from radio, former Syracuse news anchor Jules Thompson will be returning to the airwaves later this month.  He’s just been hired as News Director for Townsquare news/talker WIBX 950.  And Thompson’s arrival will allow the current ND to move down the hall into a new role of hisContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WIBX Seeks News Director / Program Director

UTICA/ROME — Minutes after we reported learning that SportsWatch is returning to the WIBX lineup, we’ve learned the station is now looking for its next News Director / Program Director.  Here’s the official job posting as provided to CNYRadio.com by Townsquare Ops Manager Bill McAdams:[More »]Continue Reading