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Roser to Buy WRCK/Utica for $425,000

UTICA-ROME — Locally-owned Roser Communications Network is poised to purchase radio station WRCK from the California-based Educational Media Foundation.  The sale, with its $425,000 price tag, was “accepted for filing” by the FCC today, as first reported this morning by  No word yet on what Roser plans to do with WRCK, but one thing’s… Continue Reading[More »]

Former Clear Channel Utica OM Stew Schantz Dies

UTICA-ROME — Stew Schantz, who once served as Operations Manager of Clear Channel’s former Utica-Rome cluster, has passed away at the age of 53.  He most recently was working as OM and afternoon driver at WUPE in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  Anonymous sources say Schantz died Friday morning, of complications following a heart attack Thursday night. Updated 6/14… Continue Reading[More »]

POTW: Mark Fuller at WZOW (1974)

UTICA/ROME — The station located at 107.3 on the FM dial in the Utica-Rome market has certainly run the gamut of formats.  Today, it carries satellite-driven religious music.  Before that, WRCK’s longest-running brand was “Rock 107.”   Even earlier, the station ran country as WTLB-FM, but before any of that… there was WZOW-FM. Continue Reading[More »]