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News items related to the Syracuse radio market. Counties: Madison, Onondaga, Oswego.

Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

Year in Review 2013: Format flips and station sales

CENTRAL NEW YORK — As the year winds down to a close, it’s time to begin our annual look back at 2013.  We have a four-part series of Year in Review which stretches from today, right up to New Year’s Eve.  In part one, we recap the many changes in terms of station ownership (especially in… Continue Reading[More »]

All-Christmas “Holly-FM” stunting changes to all-Beatles format

All-Christmas “Holly-FM” stunting changes to all-Beatles format

Updated 11pm– SYRACUSE — As expected, two radio stations that launched an all-Christmas format on the unusually early date of October 5 have changed their tune.  The former “Holly-FM” stations 103.9 (WNDR Mexico) and 95.3 (W237AY DeWitt) are now playing non-stop Beatles tunes.  And it looks WMBO 1340 Auburn is joining the two FMs in… Continue Reading[More »]

Two applicants compete for new Syracuse LPFM

Two applicants compete for new Syracuse LPFM

SYRACUSE — During part of October and November, the FCC provided community-based organizations with a long-awaited chance to apply for licenses to launch new low-power FM (LPFM) radio stations.  Nationwide, thousands of applications were submitted.  In Syracuse, only two organizations submitted the necessary paperwork — but earlier this week, the FCC said that’s one too… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Josh Grosvent’s new look

POTW: Josh Grosvent’s new look

SYRACUSE — We always wrap up our “Picture of the Week” posts by asking readers to keep the feature going by submitting their own photos.  After working our way through a backlog of submissions for the past few weeks, the queue was empty — until K-Rock (WKRL/WKRH/WKLL) morning co-host Josh Grosvent came to the rescue… Continue Reading[More »]

New radio message board created to fill void

New radio message board created to fill void

THE INTERNET — Before there was CNYRadio.com — and even after the original CNYRadio.com launched without any commenting features — it was up to the general radio community to share the latest news and gossip on various message boards.  Earlier this month, one of the longest-running message boards to cover local radio suddenly disappeared… but… Continue Reading[More »]

Report: Syracuse radio show Twitter pics could invoke NCAA violations

Report: Syracuse radio show Twitter pics could invoke NCAA violations

SYRACUSE — Photos “tweeted” by a local sports talk radio show could lead to disciplinary action against two members of the Syracuse University football team.  It’s all because the players were holding up banners displaying the names and logos of various sponsors of the “Syracuse Legends” program which airs every Friday night on ESPN Radio… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Remembering former WSYR radio anchor Tara Howard (2001)

POTW: Remembering former WSYR radio anchor Tara Howard (2001)

Updated 12/10 — SYRACUSE — Shortly after former WSYR news anchor Tara Howard lost her battle with cancer in October, one of her former colleagues remembered having a group photo that included Howard from a Syracuse Press Club awards luncheon during her time in Syracuse.  Chris Weidman found that photo and shares it with us… Continue Reading[More »]

Yankees baseball moving to TK99

Yankees baseball moving to TK99

SYRACUSE — As announced moments ago on “The Gomez and Dave Show,” baseball’s New York Yankees are moving to TK99 and TK105 (WTKW/WTKV) next season.  The classic rock stations, simulcasting in Syracuse and Oswego, will air all 162 regular season games as part of a “multi-year” deal, taking the Bronx Bombers away from Clear Channel’s… Continue Reading[More »]