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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 a…Continue Reading[More »]

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 across…Continue Reading[More »]

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, last…Continue Reading[More »]

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 Mousketeer…Continue Reading[More »]

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 never…Continue Reading[More »]