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Syracuse University / Z89 Alum Trades Networks

LOS ANGELES — Syracuse University alum Jason Smith (not to be confused with the WRVO Morning Edition host) announced this week on his ESPN Radio show, AllNight, he’s leaving to take a new job with NFL Network. No word (on Wikipedia) as to his new duties or start date. In Syracuse, Smith worked for student-run Z89 (WJPZ-FM). He’s been hosting AllNight for ESPN Radio since 2005. (Thanks to an anonymous reader for bringing this to our attention!)

Z89, Citrus TV to Expand Studios on SU Campus

SYRACUSE — Membership numbers have been booming for student-run media organizations on the Syracuse University campus… and starting this fall, the amount of floor space devoted to those organizations will begin to catch up. A grocery store inside SU’s Watson Hall will be closed down to make way for an expansion of Z89 (WJPZ-FM) and… Continue Reading[More »]

Where Are They Now? The Tale of Two Mikes

SYRACUSE — They’re both named Mike, and they’ve both recently left Syracuse for media opportunities in other markets.  At first, neither was able to discuss their next steps in great detail, but this morning (coincidentally) we’ve learned where former 93Q (WNTQ) jock Mike Cauchon and former Syracuse Chiefs sportscaster Mike Couzens are headed. Continue Reading[More »]

Benetti Promoted as AAA Chiefs Stay with WHEN

SYRACUSE — Jason Benetti is the new primary play-by-play radio announcer for the 2010 season of Syracuse Chiefs baseball action.  The team also recently announced it has renewed its deal to have the games broadcast on Clear Channel’s Sportsradio 620 WHEN.  And the broadcast team will have some special guests to celebrate the Chiefs’ 50th… Continue Reading[More »]

Big Names Converge on Syracuse for Z89’s 25th Birthday

SYRACUSE — Nationally-known radio personality Kid Kelly will be the keynote speaker as the WJPZ Alumni Association hosts its 25th Annual Birthday Banquet this Saturday at the Syracuse University Sheraton.  The station is expecting about 150 alumni and students in attendance for the event, which will include the second class to be inducted to the… Continue Reading[More »]