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A few words from the editor

A few words from the editor

Readers, this coming February, it will have been six years since I relaunched, re-awakening the site that Scott Jameson started in 2001 and operated until 2005.  Today, the time has come to announce CNYRadio will be “hibernating” for awhile once again.

In the past six years, there have been plenty of changes in my life.  I changed my full-time job, met someone special, started a mobile disc jockey business, and we’ve had a son.

As much as I have enjoyed designing, maintaining and writing this site over the past six years, it’s grown to the point that it requires so much of my free time, that there isn’t much time left for anything else.

Various obligations already required me to take a hiatus for a few months in 2013.  After attempting to resume operation of the site at the end of 2013, I’ve decided it’s time to take a more indefinite hiatus.  Today’s launch of 95.3 / 103.9 The Dinosaur, where I am now doing some part-time work, is also a factor in my decision.  It certainly isn’t the main factor (I’ve previously worked part-time at Utica’s WLZW while operating the site) but this new development simply provides a good point in time to make this announcement.

On multiple occasions, I put out the call for volunteers to help with writing for the site.  Although several people expressed interest, most never followed through.  I am grateful for the stories Kevin DeValk wrote for us during his time as a volunteer.  Although his location near Rochester would make it difficult for Kevin to follow day-to-day items here in CNY, he was able to put together some excellent feature stories that required more time to develop than the average story.  I’m just sorry that we couldn’t get more people to help with the day-to-day operation of the site.

What’s next for CNYRadio and CNYTVNews?  Time will tell.  While I don’t envision myself resuming operation of the site in the foreseeable future, perhaps as time goes on, that could change.  Of course, if someone else wants to take over the site in the meantime, I would not be opposed to any reasonable offers.

My most sincere thanks to all of my readers and to all the station managers and inside tipsters who have made this site tick over the past six years.

Peter Naughton /

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16 Comments to A few words from the editor

  1. Peter, you’re the best! When you offered to take over six years ago, I knew the site would be in good hands, but didn’t realize just how good. You raised the bar in terms of depth of coverage, of sourcing your stories, and broadening the site’s reach through social media and outreach to your readership. I totally understand where you’re coming from in terms of the time required to maintain that level of quality and how priorities in life shift over time. Thank you for all that you did to keep alive, and best of luck at The Dinosaur. We’ll miss you online, but we’ll be listening… and the beat goes on… – Bryan (Scott Jameson) Rubenau

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