I came across this posting from my friend Peter who runs CNYradio.com:
ESPN Radio Syracuse Adds Red Sox ESPN Radio has a new affiliate in CNY, locally in Oswego on the FM dial at 100.1. In a bold move ownership of the local ESPN Radio affiliates decided to pull in the entire season of the Red Sox! So, on the radio dial around Central New York you have your choice of the Yankees (of course), The Syracuse Chiefs, and The Red Sox. There isn't any local affiliate for the Mets. The only way to hear the Mets is to wait until the sun sets and pull in WFAN directly from NYC.
Seems odd...usually by this time of year when you think of snow you think of someplace up north. Some place like Syracuse or Oswego. Now, I'm seeing reports of places like Baltimore having a larger overall season snowfall total larger than Syracuse?! What is this all about! Give me back my snow!
The Mets will face the Yankees in Syracuse...well...sort of. This would be the AAA affiliate for the Mets, the Bisons facing the AAA affiliate for the Yankees. This has come to past because the stadium in Scranton has turned into a situation like Steelers had in Pittsburg during a football game this past season. There is terrible drainage in the outfield leaving the entire field unsafe to play on. So, by some miracle Syracuse gets to host these games on behalf of Scranton.
This is a matchup I had dreamed to see if Syracuse landed the Mets as their team, but somehow ended up with the Nationals. Meanwhile, the actual hometeam is on the road. Details on the Chiefs website...
Check out this funny video: Better Know a District - New York's 25th - Dan Maffei from April 7th on ColbertNation
Today - Ever have one of those days when you feel like it's all a marathon? Right now the station is in the process of hiring a new morning news producer so I'm in charge of picking them up and touring them around the area...
7:00a - Leave for Syracuse to pick up a candidate at the Syracuse airport hotel
8:00a - Grab breakfast with the prospective employee at Tim Hortons (where else would you start the day for someone who has never been to New York!)
8:45a - Give a driving tour of Syracuse
10:00a - Give a driving tour of Oswego
10:45a - Convene Search Committee and give interview
12:00p - Catch my breath
12:30p - Lunch with candidate and some staff at Canales
2:00p - Meeting with Vice President of Alumni and Development (a.k.a. my boss' boss)
2:45p - Walking tour of campus
3:30p - Actually do some regularly scheduled work!
5:00p - Drive Michele to a baby sitting job
6:00p - Back to campus to arrange stuff for tomorrow at WRVO
6:30p - Meeting with head labbie at the Radio Lab
7:00p - Radio Lab Meeting with Pizza
8:00p - E-board meeting at WNYO
9:00p - Home! Catch up on email, grade papers, plan classes, catch up on program information for NPR, schedule some tweets for WRVO and hopefully go to bed soon.
Do it all again tomorrow with another candidate...luckily I don't have the Radio Lab or WNYO meetings to end the day!
A few weeks ago I posted video from Oswego's close and crazy loss in basketball. Last night the Syracuse Orangemen got completely stunned. Here is raw video where the SU player ties the game with 2 seconds to go (everyone thinks, okay we're going to overtime), then nearly at half court, the Cleveland State player throws the ball into the air AND MAKES IT!