Monthly Archives: April, 2012


WCNY’s TelAuc Returns for 43rd Year

Published - April 16, 2012

A Central New York television tradition will continue starting Thursday, April 19, when TelAuc – WCNY’s Great TV Auction – returns for its 43rdconsecutive year. The popular television auction, presented by M&T Bank, will air on WCNY channel 24.1 from 6 p.m. to midnight April 19 to 22 and April 26 to 29. From celebrity auctioneers to incredible bargains, TelAuc has become a cultural treasure in WCNY’s 19-county viewing area. “We’re thrilled to continue the TelAuc tradition and we’re confident there will be something for everyone over the eight nights of bidding,” said Robert J. Daino, WCNY’s President and CEO.

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WCNY Names Tonello as VP of Advancement, Communications and Content Delivery

Published - April 16, 2012

WCNY-TV/FM, Central New York’s public media company, has named John S. Tonello, of Baldwinsville, as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Tonello will be responsible for driving the strategy and execution of all WCNY advancement activities, including the completion of the $20-million “Campaign for WCNY,” membership, volunteers and events, development, grants and overall fundraising. The “Campaign for WCNY” is the capital campaign to raise the remaining $3.5 million needed to complete funding for WCNY’s new Broadcast and Education Center in downtown Syracuse. In addition, Tonello will oversee WCNY’s brand image, wcny.org, on-air trafficking, messaging on all WCNY platforms, public relations

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WCNY Announces Treehouse Tales Winners

Published - April 16, 2012

WCNY-TV/FM is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Treehouse Tales Young Writers & Illustrators Contest. Open to students from first through fourth grade, the contest promotes literacy and creative expression by asking children to write and illustrate their own stories. Students from WCNY’s 19-county viewing area were eligible for the contest, and WCNY’s judging team reviewed more than 125 entries. The winners read from their entries at the contest’s award ceremony on April 11 at Liverpool Library during National Library Week. “As Central New York’s public broadcasting station, it is our mission to promote the literacy skills that

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Protecting Our Children: A One-Hour Syracuse Television Special

Published - April 16, 2012

The Central New York broadcasting community is coming together this week to bring awareness to the sexual, verbal and physical abuse of children. In response to recent national and local news headlines, the Syracuse television stations are putting their competition aside to collaborate on a one-hour special on this important community issue. “Protecting Our Children” takes an in-depth look at this disturbing subject. Reporters from the participating stations will talk to survivors, explore the challenges facing child abuse investigators, show the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse through a child’s eyes, and investigate the New York State statute of limitations policy. Amy Manley, WCNY-TV’s award-winning

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WCNY Hosting Two Events for Young Children May 5

Published - April 16, 2012

WCNY-TV/FM, Central New York’s public broadcasting station, is hosting two events for young children on Saturday, May 5: A “PBS Parents + Kids = Learning” workshop at WCNY, and an appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog at The Shops at Ithaca Mall. Here’s more information on the two events: PBS Parents + Kids = Learning The interactive workshop for parents, grandparents and children ages 3 to 7 will run from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, at WCNY, 506 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool. The adults and children will work together on activities that will help them learn how

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Media Invitation for Town Hall Meeting on Relationship Violence

Published - April 16, 2012

WCNY-TV/FM would like to invite media members to attend a town hall meeting with Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and other authorities who’ll discuss a topic that repeatedly makes local and national headlines: relationship violence. The town hall meeting, hosted by WCNY News and Public Affairs Director Susan Arbetter, will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at WCNY’s studios at 506 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool. It will be recorded and used for “Pain Runs Deep: Relationship Violence,” the second installment of “Vista,” WCNY’s four-part public affairs series that examines Central New York’s most important issues. “Pain Runs Deep:

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Music Legend Neil Sedaka on WCNY’s CIAO! May 6 and 13

Published - April 16, 2012

Joey Nigro, host of “CIAO!” on WCNY-FM, will present the first part of her exclusive interview with legendary singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, on Classic FM. Among other topics, Sedaka will discuss the songs he recorded in Italian 50 years ago. “This is the first American interview on my Italian language recordings because nobody knows  . . . and I’m so delighted!’’ Sedaka told Nigro. “I was doing concerts in Italy in the early 1960s when RCA Italiana brought me into the studio to record some of my hit songs in Italian and original Italian songs

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