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FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

ITHACA — Two CHR competitors are one step closer to becoming part of the same family, raising questions as to their future.  In today’s edition of its Daily Digest, the FCC announced it has approved the sale of Z95.5 (WFIZ) to Saga Communications, the owner of rival Hits 103.3 (W277BS, simulcasting WYXL-HD2).Continue Reading

Saga moves to buy competitor Z95.5 in Ithaca

Saga moves to buy competitor Z95.5 in Ithaca

Updated 11:20am – ITHACA — The parent company of the Cayuga Radio Group, the dominant radio cluster in Ithaca, is looking to grow bigger.  According to documents filed with the FCC last week, Saga Communications wants to buy ROI Broadcasting CHR station Z95.5 (WFIZ) and three translators.  The $715,000 deal is being spurred by aContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Where are they now: Dave Vieser moves to CBS News Radio

Where are they now: Dave Vieser moves to CBS News Radio

NEW YORK CITY — Continuing our catching-up on news from “while we were out on hiatus,” former CNY broadcaster Dave Vieser checks-in to share some good news.  The former Assistant PD and morning co-host of the Morning News Watch on Ithaca’s WHCU is now back on WHCU — and hundreds of other radio stations acrossContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Saga buys another Ithaca-area translator

Saga buys another Ithaca-area translator

ITHACA/CORTLAND — The Cayuga Radio Group is adding another FM translator to its stable of frequencies.  From the “better late than never” file, the group is buying the construction permit for 96.7FM (W244CZ) from Cavalry Chapel of the Finger Lakes, the same group from which Saga purchased 99.7FM (W249CD), which now simulcasts 1470 WNYY, lastContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Remembering a date with Annette Funicello (1959)

POTW: Remembering a date with Annette Funicello (1959)

ALBANY — Sad news for fans this week, learning of the passing of Annette Funicello.  The singer, dancer and actress who grew up in Utica lost a long battle with multiple sclerosis on Monday, at the age of 70.  This week, an Ithaca radio personality remembers one special evening decades ago, when the former MousketeerContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca radio history book in the works; authors ask for help

Ithaca radio history book in the works; authors ask for help

ITHACA — On the heels of this week’s release of a book about the history of TV in Syracuse — aptly titled “Syracuse Television” — work is underway for another book about local broadcast history.  This time, Ithaca radio will be in the spotlight and the authors are asking for help in the way ofContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Saga Ithaca cluster seeks web coordinator / graphic designer

Saga Ithaca cluster seeks web coordinator / graphic designer

ITHACA — The Cayuga Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications, has a job opening for a ”Digital/Interactive Coordinator/Web and Graphic Design” person.  The full description, as provided by the cluster, is as follows:[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s Paolangeli still “Rudy on Duty,” 25 years after retiring

Ithaca’s Paolangeli still “Rudy on Duty,” 25 years after retiring

ITHACA — For many people, retirement provides an opportunity to pursue new interests that we couldn’t realize while working full-time. So what has Rudy Paolangeli been doing since he retired from full-time duties at WHCU in 1988? More radio! This Sunday, it’ll be exactly 25 years since his weekly post-retirement show started… and he’s neverContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Cayuga Radio Group offers paid summer internship

Cayuga Radio Group offers paid summer internship

ITHACA — Know any students considering a career in radio?  The Cayuga Radio Group and the New York State Broadcasters Association are teaming up to offer a paid internship at the cluster this summer.  The cluster, owned by Saga Communications, is now accepting applications.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Ithaca journalist interviews Ed Koch (1989)

POTW: Ithaca journalist interviews Ed Koch (1989)

ITHACA — The late Edward Koch was best known as a three-term mayor of New York City, and before that, as a Congressman representing parts of Manhattan.  Although he focused his efforts downstate, there were some occasions where upstate journalists had opportunities to chat with Koch.[More »]Continue Reading