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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.

Schedule

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

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Super Bowl 50 - Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos
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Denver Wins Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos have defeated the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 by a final score of 24-10.

Linebacker Von Miller led the Broncos defense in shutting down Carolina's high-powered offense...

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Category: Sports
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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Fall to UNH

The Binghamton Bearcats could not hold a lead and visiting New Hampshire took home a 59-55 victory Saturday afternoon, February 6 at the Events Center...

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WNBF News/roger Neel Photo

Bears Claw B-Sens

The Hershey Bears scored six second period goals and went on to defeat the Binghamton Senators 6-2 February 5 at the Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena...

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Women in New Hampshire

The Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team hopes to make some more noise in America East when they travel to Durham to meet the New Hampshire Wildcats Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 p...

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Wildcats at Bearcats Saturday

The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team plays host to the New Hampshire Wildcats Saturday, February 6 at 4:00 p.m. at the Events Center (air at 3:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF)...

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Section 4 Class B Loads Up

Football in Section 4's Class B in 2016 may be as good as it gets anywhere in New York State.  Under recently announced classification changes due to enrollment shifts Maine-Endwell drops from Class A to B...

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Category: Local Sports, Sports
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Go Red to Fight Heart Disease

February 5 is National Go Red Day.  Organized by the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women, the day honors the work being done to combat heart disease and stroke...

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Talk Bearcats Basketball

The Horizons Federal Credit Union Binghamton Basketball Radio Show is held most Thursdays frin 7-8 p.m.at Food & Fire, 560 Harry L Drive in Johnson City.  ...

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Top Seawolves

The Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team used a strong second half to post a victory against the Stony Brook Seawolves last night at the Events Center by a score of 54-47...

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

BU Women Host Seawolves

The Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team played host to the Stony Brook Seawolves at the Events Center Binghamton brings a 4-4 America East record into the game while the Seawolves are 6-2...

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