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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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Stephen Dunn Photo/Getty Images

Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions Set For Sunday

The annual Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies are set for this weekend in Cooperstown.  The actual inductions take place on Sunday with the Hall adding six new standouts.  This year three inductees are being honored for their playing career and three are being honored for outstanding managerial careers

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Mets Look to Even Series in Trenton Tonight

The Binghamton Mets are looking to rebound from last night's 6-5 loss to the Trenton Thunder in Trenton .  Brandon Nimmo and T.J.Rivera each had three hits for Binghamton.  Jack Leathersich gave up three runs in relief and took the loss for the B-Mets

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Christian Fellowship Breakfast Set As Part Of Dick’s Open

The Dick's Sporting Goods Open is coming up August 11-17 at En Joie- Golf Club in Endicott.  As part of the tournament the Christian Fellowship Breakfast will be held at the Kalurah Building, 625 Dickson Street in Endicott on Thursday, August 14th

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Mets in Trenton Tonight

The Binghamton Mets begin a four-game series in Trenton tonight against the Yankees Double-A affiliate Thunder.  Last night Binghamton topped the Portland Sea Dogs in Portland 4-2 to win the final game of that series

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Mets Face Former Binghamton Bearcat Ace Tonight

The Binghamton Mets face Mike Augliera and the Portland Sea Dogs tonight at Hadlock Field.   Binghamton is trying to salvage the final game of the three- game series after dropping last night's game 4-3 and Monday night's contest 6-4

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Getty Images/Al Bello Photo
Getty Images/Al Bello Photo

Montrose Native Chris Snee Announces Retirement

Four-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Chris Snee has announced his retirement from the New York Giants.  Snee, a standout at Montrose High School,  played ten seasons in the NFL ... all with the New York Giants

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Mets Looking To Close Gap With Sea Dogs

The Binghamton Mets are looking to get their game back tonight when they meet the Sea Dogs in Portland, Maine.  That is....the game they lost in the Eastern Division standings to the first-place Sea Dogs

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Mets Set For Key Series In Portland

In what could be a playoff preview the Binghamton Mets meet the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine tonight.  Gametime is 7 PM (air at 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF).  The Sea Dogs are on top of the Eastern League's Eastern Division

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Getty Images / Rich Schultz Photo
Getty Images / Rich Schultz Photo

NY Jets Heading for Cortland

The New York Jets head to Cortland for training camp this week.  Players report Wednesday with the start of practice on Thursday morning at Cortland State University.  Practice is scheduled for 10 AM to noon daIly with the exception of the Green and White Practice which is set for Saturday, August 2 at 7 PM

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Mets Silence Thunder at NYSEG Stadium

The Binghamton Mets defeated the Trenton Thunder this afternoon 5-2 at NYSEG Stadium.  Each team won a pair of games in the four-game series.  The win puts Binghamton 20 games above the .500 mark while the Thunder fall to 46-55

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