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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

Taste of Home Cooking School in Binghamton Inspires Twin Tier Home Chefs

The Taste of Home Cooking School at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Water Street in Binghamton is being hailed as a large success.

Dozens of vendors displayed their wares and services throughout the show

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Bearcats Men’s Basketball Set For Opener Saturday

All the workouts, training and hours spent in preparation for a new season are about to hopefully pay off for the Binghamton Bearcats basketball teams.   Binghamton's men open their 2014-15 season this Saturday at 2:00 PM (1:50 air on News Radio 1290 WNBF) by hosting the Mansfield State Mountaineers at the Events Center

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WNBF News/Roger Neel photo

Binghamton Bearcats Men’s Soccer At UMBC Tonight

The Binghamton Bearcats men's soccer team plays an America East foe tonight when they visit the UMBC Retrievers in Catonsville, Maryland at 7 PM.  The game was originally scheduled for earlier in the month but was moved due to heavy rains that hit the East Coast

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

Taste of Home Cooking School Set For Tomorrow Night

The Taste of Home Cooking School is set for tomorrow night at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water Street in Binghamton.  There will be a number of vendors on hand and attendees will be able to browse through the various displays from 5-7 PM

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

Binghamton Basketball Radio Show Set For Food & Fire

The Binghamton Basketball Radio Show debuts next Thursday, November 6th from 7-8 PM at Food & Fire, 560 Harry L. Drive in Johnson City.  The show will be broadcast live on News Radio 1290 WNBF for the ninth season and be held most Thursdays during the 2014-15 Binhghamton University basketball season. 

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

Section 4 Football Semi-Finals Set This Weekend

The high school football season is heading into sectional playoffs beginning this weekend.  Our WNBF Game of the Week coverage will take us to Spartan Stadium in Endwell as the high-flying Maine-Endwell Spartans host the Sabers of Susquehanna Valley

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

Binghamton Senators Host Utica Comets Tomorrow Night

The Binghamton Senators are back home tomorrow night at 7:05 as they host the Utica Comets at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.  The B-Sens will look to end a two-game losing streak after dropping an overtime game to Lehigh Valley on Saturday night and a road game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday

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

World Stroke Day Set for This Wednesday

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association look to raise awareness of the symptoms and prevention of strokes on World Stroke Day this Wednesday, October 29th.  Around the world stroke is the second leading cause of death

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Binghamton University Athletic Department
Binghamton University Athletic Department

Binghamton University Hoopfest Held Sunday

Binghamton University athletes participate in numerous community events.  Yesterday the men's and women's basketball teams held their annual Hoopfest at the Events Center. With the season fast approaching for both teams players and coaches took time out from the grind of daily practices to share some of their skills and knowledge with area youth

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Photo courtesy of Taste of Home Cooking School
Photo courtesy of Taste of Home Cooking School

Taste of Home Cooking School Set For this Thursday

Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to Binghamton this Thursday, October 30th at the Doubletree by Hilton at 225 Water Street.  Vendor shopping begins at 5 PM with the Cooking Demonstration starting at 7 PM

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