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WIBX news team gets national ink for Herkimer shooting coverage

WIBX news team gets national ink for Herkimer shooting coverage

UTICA-ROME — One week ago: six people shot, four fatally, at two locations in Herkimer in Mohawk.  For several hours, the suspect remains at large.  Utica newsrooms scramble to cover the unfolding situation.  Even news crews from Albany, Syracuse and Rochester hightailed it to Thruway Exit 30.  A week later, one newsroom is getting some… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Radio represents in St. Patrick’s parades (2013)

POTW: Radio represents in St. Patrick’s parades (2013)

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME — Despite the odd selection of March 9 (as opposed to the seemingly more-obvious March 16) for Saint Patrick’s parades in both Syracuse and Utica, crowds turned out in huge numbers. And as always, broadcasters were a big part of those parades. Today, we’ve got three “Pictures of the Week” submitted by… Continue Reading[More »]

CNY stations benefit from Academy of Country Music award nominations

CNY stations benefit from Academy of Country Music award nominations

CENTRAL NEW YORK — Nearly every country music station in the three markets covered by CNYRadio.com has a connection to this year’s Academy of Country Music awards.  Once again, Syracuse’s B104.7 (WBBS) is directly nominated for two ACM awards, while other stations in Syracuse, Utica and Ithaca enjoy nominations for nationally-syndicated talent on their programming… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Big Frog 104 reaches 25th anniversary today

POTW: Big Frog 104 reaches 25th anniversary today

UTICA-ROME — Many people will “Wear Red” today, to show their support in the fight against heart disease… but hopefully you don’t mind if the crew at Big Frog 104 (WFRG) happens to be wearing green today — it’s the 25th anniversary of the “Frog” country radio format in the Mohawk Valley.  Or, as they’ve… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Country artist Jenna Jentry visits WOLF/Syracuse, WFRG/Utica

POTW: Country artist Jenna Jentry visits WOLF/Syracuse, WFRG/Utica

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME — It’s a double feature for our Picture of the Week.  Up and coming country music star Jenna Jentry is touring the country and recently visited two area radio stations.  And while doing some background research about the singer, we found out she’s got roots here in Central New York. Continue Reading[More »]

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, including… Continue Reading[More »]

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-minute… Continue Reading[More »]

Utica-Rome Arbitron ratings update adds Townsquare stations

Utica-Rome Arbitron ratings update adds Townsquare stations

UTICA-ROME — Earlier this week, we were surprised by the absence of ratings data for Townsquare Media’s four radio stations in the latest update from Arbitron.  But we’ve since heard that Townsquare still subscribes to “the book” in this market.  We checked, and it appears Arbitron has updated the “topline” data to include the cluster,… Continue Reading[More »]