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Roger anchors WNBF First News every weekday morning from 5:30 – 9 AM.  Thousands of area residents start their day with Roger and Kathy Whyte.

In a career that began in Western Pa., Roger has and continues to
Wear a variety of hats.  Along with his Morning Show duties Roger serves as Program Director of WNBF and WYOS 1360 AM.  In addition for the past eight seasons he has been the play-by-play Voice of the Binghamton University Bearcats men’s basketball team calling the action of all games home and away.  The Bearcats have played as far away as Alaska, Utah, Florida, Iowa and North Carolina.

In 1978 Roger came to Broome County to work as the play-by-play broadcaster for the American Hockey League’s Broome Dusters.  Following 2 seasons with the Dusters Roger called all the action of the Binghamton Whalers for 6 seasons.

He was elected to the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. Area baseball fans recognize Neel’s voice as he served as the Stadium Public Address announcer for the Binghamton Mets for 12 seasons working over 800 Eastern League games.

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M-F 5:30 am - 9:00 am

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Bearcats Look for Soccer Road Win

The BU Bearcats men's soccer team looks for a road win tonight at Hofstra.  A 2-0 loss at Princeton on Saturday dropped the Bearcats' record to 2-7-0.  Tonight's opponents from Hofstra are 3-3-2

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

How to Become an Official Starter

Last weekend's Insane Inflatable 5K attracted over 4,400 competitors over the two-day event.  The race was held at the New York State Fairgrounds just outside of Syracuse.  Kathy Whyte was one of the MC's for the event on Saturday and Bob Joseph and I were sharing those duties on Sunday

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Maine-Endwell Records Costly Win Over Owego Saturday

The Maine-Endwell Spartans won their 42nd consecutive game Saturday but it came at a big price.  M-E shutout the Owego Indians 36-0 on Homecoming Day at Spartan Stadium in Endwell.  However, M-E lost two starters in their first offensive series in the game

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Senators Head to France Tomorrow

The Binghamaton Senators are  holding part of pre-season training camp in Lyon, France.  14 of the 22 players invited to Binghamton's training camp played at least one game in Binghamton last season

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Unbelievable Finish for Golden Bears

The

Binghamton Patriots jumped out to an early 18 point lead before the Vestal Golden Bears began to click offensively.  By half-time the Patriots advantage had been cut to just two points and by the time the scoreboard showed no time remaining the Golden Bears had won in miraculous fashion and the Patriots had fallen from the ranks of the unbeaten

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Insane Inflatable 5K Rocks Syracuse

The second day of the Insane Inflatable 5K was held today at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.  Like Saturday the weather was superb with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70's.  Over 1400 participants took part in today's session

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WNBF News/Photo

Heroin Arrest in Walton

Following a two and a half year heroin trafficking investigation in the Village of Walton conducted by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division, a Village of Walton man was arrested on Thursday

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WNBF News/roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Travels To Vestal In Section 4 Football Showdown

An old rivalry continues tomorrow night when the Binghamton Patriots travel to Vestal to meet the Golden Bears at 7 PM.  The Patriots are 3-0 and are coming off a 57-34 battle versus Horseheads last weekend

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

High School Football Doubleheader Set for Saturday on WNBF

News Radio 1290 WNBF will broadcast two big high school football games this Saturday.  Our first contest will feature a Homecoming battle as the Maine-Endwell Spartans host the Owego Indians at Spartan Stadium at 1:30

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Chenango Place Offers Luxury Student Housing in Downtown Binghamton

Chenango Place was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week in downtown Binghamton.  Located at 7 Court Street in Binghamton Chenango Place overlooks the Chenango River near the Court Street Bridge

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