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Y94 and Lite 98.7 flip the all-Christmas switch

Y94 and Lite 98.7 flip the all-Christmas switch

SYRACUSE and UTICA-ROME — The mystery is over as to when Clear Channel’s Y94 (WYYY Syracuse) and Townsquare Media’s Lite 98.7 (WLZW Utica) would trade-in their usual adult contemporary formats to go all-Christmas.  Both stations made the switch on Friday afternoon.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

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

Trudy celebrates 15 years with Lite 98.7

Trudy celebrates 15 years with Lite 98.7

UTICA-ROME — Although she started at Lite 98.7 (WLZW) exactly 20 years ago today, midday host Trudy announced she’s celebrating 15 years with the adult contemporary station today.  Many broadcasters joke that they got into broadcasting so they wouldn’t have to do math, but Trudy says there’s a good reason for the numbers not matchingContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

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 »]Continue Reading

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 »]Continue Reading

Santa Arrives at Utica’s Lite 98.7; Next Stop: Mars Hill

Santa Arrives at Utica’s Lite 98.7; Next Stop: Mars Hill

UTICA-ROME — Townsquare Media’s Lite 98.7 (WLZW) is the newest addition to the list of Central New York radio stations going all-Christmas.  WLZW Brand Manager Eric Meier tells CNYRadio.com the adult contemporary station made the switch this morning.  And the Syracuse-based Mars Hill Radio Network will soon begin mixing holiday hits in with its religiousContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Y94 Joins All-Christmas Bandwagon

Y94 Joins All-Christmas Bandwagon

SYRACUSE — There are now two Syracuse radio stations offering holiday hits around the clock. Clear Channel adult contemporary station Y94 (WYYY) made the switch during morning drive today.[More »]Continue Reading

Christmas Cheer Begins in Syracuse

Christmas Cheer Begins in Syracuse

SYRACUSE — With the last part of October (before the hurricane, of course) bringing us a few mild days with temperatures in the mid 70s, it’s easy to forget winter is just around the corner.  But, like clockwork, the arrival of November once again means the arrival of wall-to-wall Christmas music on at least oneContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Townsquare Dances Gangnam Style (2012)

POTW: Townsquare Dances Gangnam Style (2012)

UTICA-ROME — You probably won’t hear Psy’s “Gangnam Style” on any of Townsquare Media’s Utica-Rome stations (it would be way out-of-format).  But that doesn’t keep the staff from enjoying the breakout hit — and mimicing the South Korean singer’s trademark moves off-the-air.[More »]Continue Reading