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News items related to the Syracuse TV market. Counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida-West (including Rome), Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins.

New WSTM owner: We’re not renewing with WTVH

New WSTM owner: We’re not renewing with WTVH

SYRACUSE — The “shared services agreement” that brought CBS5 (WTVH) under the same roof as NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP) could be ending in 2017.  Sinclair Broadcast Group, which recently closed on its purchase of former WSTM/WSTQ parent Barrington Broadcasting, says it’s not interested in renewing the deal Barrington had with WTVH’s owner. Continue Reading[More »]

50 years later: How Syracuse broadcasters covered JFK

50 years later: How Syracuse broadcasters covered JFK

SYRACUSE — Clips from the network news coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago today in Dallas, are readily available online, and will no doubt be rebroadcast on a multitude of channels today.  But how did local broadcasters cover the story in 1963?  Many who were working in… Continue Reading[More »]

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 ownership… Continue Reading[More »]