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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

All-Christmas “Holly-FM” stunting changes to all-Beatles format

All-Christmas “Holly-FM” stunting changes to all-Beatles format

Updated 11pm– SYRACUSE — As expected, two radio stations that launched an all-Christmas format on the unusually early date of October 5 have changed their tune.  The former “Holly-FM” stations 103.9 (WNDR Mexico) and 95.3 (W237AY DeWitt) are now playing non-stop Beatles tunes.  And it looks WMBO 1340 Auburn is joining the two FMs inContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Holly-FM gives Santa the day off

Holly-FM gives Santa the day off

SYRACUSE — Holly-FM (WNDR), the station that made national headlines by launching an all-Christmas format on the still-unbelievable date of October 5, is giving Santa and his Elves the day off tomorrow.  From midnight to midnight, it’ll be “Holly-ween FM” 95.3 and 103.9.[More »]Continue Reading

Galaxy’s Sunny 102.1 and Mix 102.5 delay going All-Christmas

Galaxy’s Sunny 102.1 and Mix 102.5 delay going All-Christmas

SYRACUSE — After years of going “all-Christmas” on November 1, classic hits Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) is pushing back the start of its annual flip to holiday mode until mid-November.   Co-owned Utica-Rome hot AC station Mix 102.5 (WUMX), which used to also flip on November 1, will be holding off even longer — until Thanksgiving.[More »]Continue Reading

Syracuse stations flip to “Holly-FM,” with 24/7 Christmas

Syracuse stations flip to “Holly-FM,” with 24/7 Christmas

SYRACUSE — For the past several years, Central New Yorkers have come to expect all-Christmas music to hit the radio on November 1.  This year, a new record — as of late Saturday night, October 5 — there are two FM frequencies where you can hear holiday hits around the clock.  ”Holly-FM” is up andContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Ron Bee & Dave Laird return to local radio via Syracuse80sOnline.com

Ron Bee & Dave Laird return to local radio via Syracuse80sOnline.com

Updated 5/8 — The stream has been terminated, with no plans to resume.  Click here for separate story with more details. SYRACUSE — Two longtime local radio legends are back in the biz, with help from a third former Syracuse radio talent. Dave Laird and Ron Bee are hosting shifts on Syracuse80sOnline.com, launched over theContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Former Syracuse radio hosts reunite in Los Angeles (2012)

POTW: Former Syracuse radio hosts reunite in Los Angeles (2012)

Updated with more info – LOS ANGELES — These three men attended a taping of the sitcom Two and a Half Men last September.  And what do they have in common?  They’ve all worked in Syracuse radio together.[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Phil Allen in The Old 93Q Studio (1992)

SYRACUSE — Before 93Q (WNTQ) and what is now The Score 1260 (WSKO) joined up with 95X (WAQX) and what is now 105.9 The Rebel (WXTL) in their present-day studios on James Street in Syracuse, 93Q and 1260 WNDR were located on Old Stone House Road in Jamesville.[More »]Continue Reading

Former WNDR Host Cavanaugh in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND — Former disc jockey Peter C. Cavanaugh — whose long and successful radio career started at Syracuse’s WNDR in the 1950s — is featured in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The interactive exhibit gives listeners the chance to see how radio (and its trusted personalities) helped launch theContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

POTW: Meet the WNDR Team (ca. 1976)

SYRACUSE — Since the great majority of our Pictures of the Week document recent events, we’re always glad to receive reader submissions that give us the chance to take a trip back in time.  And this is one of those weeks — we’re headed back to the mid 1970s for a look at the talentContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading