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Monster Movie Matinee topic of new documentary
   A Central New York news photographer has released a documentary on DVD chronicling one of the areas favorite local programs from the Golden Age of Television.

Monster Mansion Memories tells the story of the program Monster Movie Matinee which aired on channel 3 in Syracuse for 16 years.  The program featured TV 3 personalities Alan Milair as Dr.  E. Nick Witty and Bill Everette as Epal hosting horror movies on Saturday afternoons.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:49 )
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Arrivals and departures in CNY media

Newschannel 9 weekend anchor James Gaddis has left Central New York for a place where the winters are even longer, Alaska.  

Gaddis has taken a weekday morning anchor position at the CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska.Gaddis was with Newschannel 9 for three years, beginning as the anchor and producer of the 10pm news on digital channel 9.2.   Good luck to James at his new endeavor.

Dave Dellecese has departed WKTV-TV in Utica for a position handling public relations at SUNY IT. Dellecese spent  six years at WKTV serving as an anchor and assistant news director at Newschannel 2.

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 September 2013 17:29 )
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SPC Statement on Rodney Sieh
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Monday, 16 September 2013 12:27
Statement from the Syracuse Press Club Board of Directors on the imprisonment of former Post-Standard copy editor Rodney Sieh: 

The Syracuse Press Club calls upon our US senators from New York, Liberian authorities and other lawmakers to push for the release of Rodney Sieh, a man who served our CNY community in the Syracuse press corp as a copy editor at The Post-Standard.  We need to advocate for our colleagues. Mr. Sieh's imprisonment is a detriment to the free press concept, and represents a threat to all society that atrocities will be concealed if journalists are silenced by the threat of jail. We urge his immediate release.

Per the Committee to Protect Journalists, Sieh was jailed and his Liberian news outlet "FrontPageAfrica" was shut down after failing to pay damages from a libel conviction. Sieh, his publication and another reporter were sued after the paper reported official findings from an official government document."

More details:
http://www.frontpageafricaonline.com/news/general-news/6952-frontpageafrica-newspaper-finally-shut-down.html

http://www.cpj.org/2013/08/liberian-news-outlet-shut-down-publisher-jailed.php

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 September 2013 17:22 )
 
NewsChannel 9 Gets a "Music Makeover"
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:10

 

 

If you watched WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9 at 5 p.m. on Monday, you may have noticed something slightly different about the newscast. You probably didn't need to be much of a TV news junkie, either, to do a double-take.

The station has changed it's longtime music package.

"The Local Station," has gone from Gari Media's "News Station" to "Aerial" by Stephen Arnold music. Why such a big deal? This is the first significant change of music the station has seen in 20 years. WSYR had been using variations of the "News Station" package since Ron Lombard (now YNN news director) purchased the cut in 1993 while serving as news director of what was then WIXT-TV.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:26 )
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Departures and arrivals in CNY media

Some comings and goings at the Newschannel 9 Newsroom.  Reporter Leigh Isaacson recently left for a reporting gig at Fox affiliate WVUE-TV in New Orleans.
Isaacson, a Syracuse University graduate, joined  Newschannel 9 two years ago.

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 June 2013 01:28 )
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Timothy Bunn, a native Syracusan, recently retired in February 2007 from The Post-Standard after a 33-year newspaper career. Twenty-six of those years were spent working in Syracuse, for the evening Herald-Journal, Sunday Herald American and The Post-Standard.

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