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FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

FCC approves Z95.5 sale to Saga Communications

ITHACA — Two CHR competitors are one step closer to becoming part of the same family, raising questions as to their future.  In today’s edition of its Daily Digest, the FCC announced it has approved the sale of Z95.5 (WFIZ) to Saga Communications, the owner of rival Hits 103.3 (W277BS, simulcasting WYXL-HD2).Continue Reading

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 aContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s I-100 and 1470 WNYY renew deals with NFL’s Giants, Bills

Ithaca’s I-100 and 1470 WNYY renew deals with NFL’s Giants, Bills

ITHACA/CORTLAND — When football season begins in a few months, fans of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills will be able to find the games on the same spots on their radio dials as last year.  The Cayuga Radio Group says it has renewed its deals to broadcast both teams for the upcoming season.[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca’s Progressive Talk 1470 expands to 97.7FM

Ithaca’s Progressive Talk 1470 expands to 97.7FM

ITHACA/CORTLAND — There’s a new way to listen to progressive talk radio in the Ithaca area.  The Cayuga Radio Group announced Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY is now being simulcast at 97.7FM.  Group head Chet Osadchey says the new signal “adds greater coverage into downtown Ithaca, and on both the Cornell and Ithaca College campuses.”[More »]Continue Reading

Ithaca radio history book in the works; authors ask for help

Ithaca radio history book in the works; authors ask for help

ITHACA — On the heels of this week’s release of a book about the history of TV in Syracuse — aptly titled “Syracuse Television” — work is underway for another book about local broadcast history.  This time, Ithaca radio will be in the spotlight and the authors are asking for help in the way ofContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Saga Ithaca cluster seeks web coordinator / graphic designer

Saga Ithaca cluster seeks web coordinator / graphic designer

ITHACA — The Cayuga Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications, has a job opening for a ”Digital/Interactive Coordinator/Web and Graphic Design” person.  The full description, as provided by the cluster, is as follows:[More »]Continue Reading

FCC approves sale for Ithaca’s WNYY to gain FM simulcast

FCC approves sale for Ithaca’s WNYY to gain FM simulcast

ITHACA/CORTLAND — Progressive Talk 1470 (WNYY) is a big step closer to gaining a presence on the FM dial.  The FCC says it has approved the sale of a construction permit for a future FM translator to WNYY owner Saga Communications.[More »]Continue Reading

Cayuga Radio Group offers paid summer internship

Cayuga Radio Group offers paid summer internship

ITHACA — Know any students considering a career in radio?  The Cayuga Radio Group and the New York State Broadcasters Association are teaming up to offer a paid internship at the cluster this summer.  The cluster, owned by Saga Communications, is now accepting applications.[More »]Continue Reading

Cayuga Radio Group seeks account executive

Cayuga Radio Group seeks account executive

ITHACA — The Cayuga Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications, is looking to add another account executive to its sales department.  General Manager Chet Osadchey sends along the official posting, which summarizes the position as a “commission based job selling and servicing radio advertising accounts” for the cluster’s seven stations, “plus excellent digital products andContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY to Expand to FM Dial

Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY to Expand to FM Dial

ITHACA — Pending FCC approval of two applications filed late last week, Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY could be expanding to the FM band. FCC documents show WNYY owner Saga Communications is ready to pay $60,000 to take over a construction permit for a new translator at 97.7FM. Once construction is complete, the translator will simulcastContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading