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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[More »]

While We Were Out: K-Rock Hosts in Court; TV’s Mr. Food Dies

While We Were Out: K-Rock Hosts in Court; TV’s Mr. Food Dies

SYRACUSE — We’re back from some rest and relaxation out-of-town over Thanksgiving with a recap of two stories from the latter part of the week.  The legal action between K-ROCK’s morning hosts and their former employer appear to be over.  And television viewers are mourning the passing of longtime syndicated chef and upstate New York… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: “Talk of the Town” Celebrates 1st Anniversary (2012)

POTW: “Talk of the Town” Celebrates 1st Anniversary (2012)

UTICA-ROME — It’s been a little over a year since Mark Piersma and Frank Elias started co-hosting WUTQ’s midday talk show, Talk of the Town.  Last week, the station celebrated the milestone with a special edition of the program, featuring plenty of special guests and donations were collected for the Utica Food Bank. Continue Reading[More »]

WKTV Likely to Soon be Smith Media’s Only Property

WKTV Likely to Soon be Smith Media’s Only Property

Updated 3:30pm with new information from management — UTICA — Within the past decade, WKTV parent company Smith Media LLC owned nearly ten television stations, located in Vermont, New York, Alaska and California. Over the past few years, the company has whittled its holdings down to just four stations… and if two recently-announced deals are… Continue Reading[More »]

Bill Worden to Retire from WKTV

Bill Worden to Retire from WKTV

UTICA — After nearly 50 years in broadcasting, Bill Worden is ready to call it a career.  The Herkimer native, who has anchored WKTV’s 6pm and 11pm newscasts since 1977, is retiring, and his last day with WKTV will be Thursday, November 29.  Worden made the announcement tonight on NewsChannel 2 at Six.  Station management… Continue Reading[More »]