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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 the weekend by Rick “RJ” Jordan.
SYRACUSE — Local radio traffic anchor Kathy Denman is being honored today for helping set the theme for this year’s New York State Fair. Officials at the Fair announced her idea, “Sharing the Bounty and Pride of NY,” was the winner in a recent online poll among fairgoers. [More »]
SYRACUSE — Clear Channel’s six-station Syracuse cluster helped raise more than $78,000 for the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital last month. That’s the final total from the tenth annual “Radiothon for Kids,” which was held over a three-day stretch last month. [More »]
SYRACUSE — Longtime local broadcast meteorologist Dave Eichorn has a new job. Today, the Syracuse Media Group announced it has hired Eichorn to create forecasts and provide analysis of local weather conditions for syracuse.com and the Post-Standard newspaper. Eichorn tells CNYRadio.com he’ll also continue to provide forecasts on the radio every weekday on Y94 (WYYY). [More »]
SYRACUSE — Alan Furst, who once oversaw programming at Y94 (WYYY), 570 WSYR and B104.7 (WBBS) when the Clear Channel stations were owned by NewCity Communications, is on the move once again. After nearly three years in Indianapolis, Furst has lined up a new programming gig in Houston. [More »]
SYRACUSE — Congratulations to Y94 (WYYY) program director and morning host Kathy Rowe, on her 30 years with the Clear Channel adult contemporary (and temporarily all-Christmas) station. Rowe, her husband Frank Malfitano and Clear Channel GM Joel Delmonico recently spoke with Jessica Novak of the Syracuse NewTimes (and Cumulus Media’s 105.9 The Rebel WXTL) for the cover story of this week’s edition. Click here to read the full article. And click here to see a 2002 “Picture of the Week” (taken in 1982, when the station was still “94 Rock”) we ran when Rowe reached her 20th anniversary at the station.
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 »]
Updated 9:45pm to add link to Y94 poll – SYRACUSE — Less than a week after Sunny 102.1 (WZUN) made its annual switch to wall-to-wall Christmas music on November 1st, Utica-Rome sister station Mix 102.5 (WUMX) made the switch today, rebranding itself as “ChrisMix 102.5.” And in Syracuse, Clear Channel’s Y94 (WYYY) is giving listeners the chance to decide when it will hop on the holiday cheer bandwagon. [More »]
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 one local radio station. [More »]
SYRACUSE — The summer Arbitron book is out for the Syracuse radio market. As has been the policy for quite some time, Arbitron is only releasing Persons 12+ ratings information for stations which subscribe to its full report. With several stations not subscribing, the data released to the public offers an incomplete picture of the market. [More »]