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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

Morning anchor Jenel Boston exits WKTV

Morning anchor Jenel Boston exits WKTV

UTICA — Jenel Boston is no longer on staff with NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), station officials have confirmed for CNYTVNews.com.  Boston had been co-anchoring the NBC affiliate’s morning newscasts for the past year and a half.[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

WKTV being sold to former head of Gray Television for $16 million

WKTV being sold to former head of Gray Television for $16 million

Updated 10/22 with GM comment – UTICA — According to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission, NBC affiliate NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) will very likely have a new owner in the near future.  Pending FCC approval, Utica’s oldest television station will be sold to a company headed by Robert S. Prather, Jr., who resigned fromContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Brandon C moves to Utica’s Kiss-FM; changes at WUTQ

Brandon C moves to Utica’s Kiss-FM; changes at WUTQ

UTICA-ROME — Catching-up on happenings from the “summer hiatus,” there are some notable changes at two Roser Communications Network stations in the Mohawk Valley.  Former Syracuse on-air personality Brandon C. joins the lineup at Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU), while news/talk/music hybrid 100.7FM WUTQ shuffles the schedule to make room for more music.[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

WKTV’s Donovan moving to NewsChannel 9

WKTV’s Donovan moving to NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE — NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) didn’t have to look too far away to find a replacement for Leigh Isaacson, who recently departed for a new job in New Orleans. The ABC affiliate has hired Andrew Donovan, who has been working at another “NewsChannel” — specifically, NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), the NBC affiliate in Utica.[More »]Continue Reading

Local broadcast journalists shine at Associated Press awards

Local broadcast journalists shine at Associated Press awards

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Many local broadcast journalists were honored by their peers at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s annual news awards competition last week.  From the “better late than never” file, we’ve got the full list of local winners.  Thanks to a guest contributor, we’ve also got some “bonus coverage” from the collegeContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Bill Worden recieves Career Achievement Award (2013)

POTW: Bill Worden recieves Career Achievement Award (2013)

SYRACUSE — Longtime NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) anchor Bill Worden, who retired last November after 35 years with the Utica NBC affiliate, received the Syracuse Press Club’s Career Achievement Award this past weekend.  Thanks to one of his former co-workers, we’ve got a few photos to share.[More »]Continue Reading

WKTV reporter O’Connor takes new job in Maine

WKTV reporter O’Connor takes new job in Maine

UTICA — Just a few months shy of her second anniversary at NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), reporter Lexie O’Connor is packing her bags and moving north.  Friday was O’Connor’s last day with the NBC affiliate.  She has accepted a new job with CBS affiliate WGME in Portland, Maine.[More »]Continue Reading