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Broadcasters unite to aid CNY flood victims

Broadcasters unite to aid CNY flood victims

UTICA-ROME and SYRACUSE — Radio and television broadcasters in both of these Central New York markets are asking viewers to help neighbors who’ve been devastated by unprecedented flooding over the last several days.  A joint effort between multiple Utica-area stations is planned for tomorrow, and some Syracuse TV stations have been running a telethon all… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Keith Urban wishes Big Frog 104Polly Wogg a happy birthday (2013)

POTW: Keith Urban wishes Big Frog 104Polly Wogg a happy birthday (2013)

UTICA-ROME — A belated “hoppy birthday” to Big Frog 104 (WFRG) morning co-host Polly Wogg! Last week, she turned 40. Earlier this month, she asked Keith Urban if he’d sing her a birthday song. Although she didn’t get exactly what she asked for, Polly Wogg was still very excited about the special gift she receive… 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 »]

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 »]

POTW: Twelve Days of Utica Christmas (2012)

POTW: Twelve Days of Utica Christmas (2012)

UTICA-ROME — About two months ago, we offered our first “Video of the Week,” as staffers at Townsquare Media’s Utica-Rome cluster danced and lip-synced to the popular Psy song “Gangnam Style.”  This week, the gang from Big Frog 104 (WFRG), Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ), Lite 98.7 (WLZW) and news/talker 950 WIBX are back at it again,… Continue Reading[More »]