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A Local Look At The Clear Channel Clearing

In light of radio giant Clear Channel’s purging of local on-air personalities in small and mid-sized markets across the country, here’s one example of how the move can affect one of those communities.  

Clear Channel, which owns five stations in Syracuse N.Y., canceled 27-year-veteran talk show host Jim Reith’s show on WSYR in favor of syndicated fare, including Sean Hannity.  Reith’s departure apparently leaves Syracuse with no daily local talk radio show, although another talk station in the market -- one of four local outlets owned by Cumulus Media, the second largest radio station group behind Clear Channel -- says it has advertised for one, writes reporter Bob Niedt.



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