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Former channel 3 GM named in lawsuit at current station

Former channel 3 GM named in lawsuit at current station

CLEVELAND, OH — Former WSTM-TV general manager Bill Applegate, now serving in the same post at Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO, is among the defendants in a lawsuit brought by one of the station’s sales staffers. The plaintiff alleges that he was encouraged to provide sexual favors to encourage clients to spend money with the station.Continue Reading

CNY Central seeking morning news producer

CNY Central seeking morning news producer

SYRACUSE — CNY Central, the combination of NBC3 (WSTM-TV), CBS5 (WTVH) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) is searching for its next producer for “Today in Central New York,” the three-hour morning show which airs on NBC3.  We’ve got the details on this and other recent job openings at CNY Central.[More »]Continue Reading

Report: Former WSTM news director fired in Florida

Report: Former WSTM news director fired in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Former WSTM news director Cathy Younkin is “on the beach” after more than four years running the newsroom at the CBS affiliate in the country’s 38th largest television market.  And one report says her departure from WPEC channel 12 was not of her own choosing.[More »]Continue Reading

Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

Looking for a job in local broadcasting?

SYRACUSE and UTICA — Looking to start off the new year with a new job?  We’ve spotted a handful of job openings within local broadcast outlets over the past few days.  For your convenience, we’ve got all the details here in one roundup-style article.  Of course, broadcasters, we still continue to accept job postings anytimeContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

Buffalo report sparks speculation of channel 5 sale

SYRACUSE — For at least a few years, Granite Broadcasting has been looking to sell off its portfolio of 8 television stations, including CBS 5 (WTVH).  Now, it looks like there could finally be some serious interest in the chain — but insiders are saying it might still be a bit too early to seriouslyContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

SYRACUSE — It appears Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially closed on its purchase of NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP).  Although the change hasn’t been made on the FCC’s own website just yet, the new ownership became on-air official at the close of tonight’s 6pm news on NBC3.[More »]Continue Reading

FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

FCC approves sales of three Syracuse TV stations

SYRACUSE — Three local television stations will soon have new owners, after the Federal Communications Commission approved two separate deals which were initially announced in February. Barrington Broadcasting is selling all of its stations — including Syracuse’s NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of Fox 68 (WSYT). But because FCC ownershipContinue Reading[More »]Continue Reading

Former Syracuse reporter Villeda wins EMMY in Texas

Former Syracuse reporter Villeda wins EMMY in Texas

DALLAS — Congratulations to former Syracuse TV news reporter Ray Villeda, who scored himself a 2013 Lone Star EMMY Award this past weekend.  Villeda, who has been reporting at NBC affiliate KXAS for the past two years, was recognized for outstanding achievement in presenting live field reports.[More »]Continue Reading

Where are they now: Dave Vieser moves to CBS News Radio

Where are they now: Dave Vieser moves to CBS News Radio

NEW YORK CITY — Continuing our catching-up on news from “while we were out on hiatus,” former CNY broadcaster Dave Vieser checks-in to share some good news.  The former Assistant PD and morning co-host of the Morning News Watch on Ithaca’s WHCU is now back on WHCU — and hundreds of other radio stations acrossContinue 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