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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

Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

Former WIBX reporter files discrimination suit

UTICA-ROME — Former WIBX 950 news anchor Jeanette Lenoir is reportedly suing WIBX parent Townsquare Media, after obtaining a “Notice of Right to Sue” from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Lenoir alleges she was paid less than white colleagues, overlooked for promotional opportunities and was fired without explanation in 2012.[More »]Continue Reading

Utica’s Hank Brown to retire at year’s end

Utica’s Hank Brown to retire at year’s end

UTICA-ROME — After 55 years of broadcasting in the Mohawk Valley, Hank Brown is ready to hang up his headphones for good.  His final broadcast on 95.5FM WUSP will be New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31.  This, according to a press release from WUSP’s Tom Coyne today.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Remembering former WSYR radio anchor Tara Howard (2001)

POTW: Remembering former WSYR radio anchor Tara Howard (2001)

Updated 12/10 – SYRACUSE — Shortly after former WSYR news anchor Tara Howard lost her battle with cancer in October, one of her former colleagues remembered having a group photo that included Howard from a Syracuse Press Club awards luncheon during her time in Syracuse.  Chris Weidman found that photo and shares it with usContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Past and present broadcasters score election victories

SYRACUSE and UTICA — At least two former Syracuse TV reporters enjoyed victories on election night. Jean Kessner was re-elected to the Syracuse Common Council. Stefan Mychajliw was re-elected as Erie County Comptroller in his hometown of Buffalo. And in Utica, longtime WIBX “Auto Talk” host Ed Welsh was re-elected to the Oneida County Legislature.[More »]Continue Reading

Obituary published for ex-WSYR anchor Tara Howard

Obituary published for ex-WSYR anchor Tara Howard

Updated 10/20 – SYRACUSE — An obituary published today advises, “be prepared to smile, laugh, and cry” at a celebration of life this weekend in Cazenovia, in memory of former WSYR radio news anchor Tara Howard Knauff.  She died on Monday following a battle with cancer.[More »]Continue Reading

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 allContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

WIBX seeking reporter, Geruntino moving to WRVO

WIBX seeking reporter, Geruntino moving to WRVO

UTICA/ROME — The newsroom at Townsquare Media’s 950 WIBX is a bit shorthanded this week, following the departure of Gino Geruntino.  He has accepted a new position with Oswego NPR affiliate WRVO, leaving WIBX on the search for a replacement.[More »]Continue Reading

65th anniversary of WIBX move from 1230 to 950AM [AUDIO]

65th anniversary of WIBX move from 1230 to 950AM [AUDIO]

UTICA-ROME — Sixty-six years ago today, on May 2, 1947, federal regulators gave WIBX the green light to move to its current home at 950AM. Thanks to a former WIBX broadcaster, we’re pleased to share an aircheck of the switch from 1230AM to 950AM.[More »]Continue Reading

Where are they now: Randy Gorbman moves up Rochester dial

Where are they now: Randy Gorbman moves up Rochester dial

ROCHESTER — Former WIBX manager Randy Gorbman has a new job in Rochester. After many years as news director at WHAM 1180 in Rochester (which included occasional appearances voicing reports for sister station 570 WSYR in Syracuse), Gorbman has a new job a bit higher up the AM dial.[More »]Continue Reading