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POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

POTW: Utica media personalities unite in wake of Herkimer shootings

UTICA-ROME — Just a little over a week since the Mohawk Valley was jolted by a deadly shooting rampage, an unprecedented effort by local broadcasters.  Journalists and disc jockeys set competition aside to help raise money for community organizations that are helping victims of the horrific events of March 13. Continue Reading

Utica Sports Blogger Profiles Brent Axe’s Career

Utica Sports Blogger Profiles Brent Axe’s Career

SYRACUSE — We first told you last week of Utica Observer-Dispatch blogger Don Laible’s series of “where are they now” type interviews with sports broadcasters who got their start in Utica. Little did we know then, that the series wasn’t over: Liable started off this week with a two-part series about The Score 1260 (WSKO)… Continue Reading[More »]

Rapper Ja Rule Calls Big Poppa on Kiss-FM from Nearby Prison

UTICA-ROME — Gary “Big Poppa” Spears probably had no idea what he was in for this morning, when he mentioned that today, Leap Year Day, also happens to be the birthday of rapper Ja Rule.  The rapper, serving time at Mid-State Correctional Facility in nearby Marcy, heard the mention on-air, called-in and chatted with Spears… Continue Reading[More »]

Kiss-FM Interview Gets Ink from Perez Hilton

UTICA/ROME — Some national attention for morning show host Gary “Big Poppa” Spears at Kiss-FM (WSKS/WSKU), after an interview he conducted on-air yesterday morning caught the attention of famous celebrity news blogger Perez Hilton.  Spears was chatting with American Idol season 3 finalist Diana DeGarmo, when she unleashed an interesting development about her love life. Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Radio/TV Chat in Utica (2011)

UTICA/ROME — As reported here earlier this week, staffers at ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox affiliate WFXV are feverishly preparing for the September 12 launch of “Eyewitness News.”  Aside from learning how to use all their spiffy new HD gear, reporters and anchors have been logging plenty of miles around the area, getting themselves familiar… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (2010)

CENTRAL NEW YORK — Plenty of local stations helped their communities celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by taking part in local parades and other events.  It wouldn’t be fair to just show one station, so we’ve got a few different ones sharing the honors in this edition of Picture of the Week. Updated 8:15pm to add… Continue Reading[More »]