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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
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bonnies Too Powerful for Binghamton Men

The Binghamton Bearcats were able to hang with Atlantic10 foe St Bonaventure Saturday at the Events Center but in the end the superior size and speed of the Bonnies paid off and they defeated BU 69-51

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Men Vs. St. Bonaventure

The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team hosted a high profile opponent December 20 facing the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure.  The two teams had met on four previous occasions with the Bonnies winning three of those games

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Category: Articles, Sports
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Siena Too Much for Bearcats

The Siena Saints proved too much for the Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team December 19 at the Events Center.  It was the first of three straight home games for Coach Linda Cimino's squad

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Category: Articles, Sports
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Bearcats Basketball Home For Weekend Action

The Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team hosted Siena at the Events Center December 19.  Then, at 2 p.m. December 20, the men entertain St. Bonaventure.  December 21,  the women back in action for another 2 p

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Category: Articles, Traveling
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Mets Named New York’s Affiliate of the Year

The Binghamton Mets have been named the New York Mets Affiliate of the Year. The honor was announced today.  Binghamton won the Eastern League Championship this season.  The B-Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Richmond Flying Squirrels in Binghamton on September 12 to capture the team's third Eastern League Championship

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

Binghamton Senators Home this Weekend

The Binghamton Senators are home for two weekend games as they host the Springfield Falcons December 19 and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins December 20.  Both games are scheduled for 7:05 starts

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Category: Articles, Sports
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WNBF News/rRoger Neel Photo

Binghamton Basketball Radio Show at Food & Fire

Basketball fans are invited to visit Food & Fire most Thursdays for the weekly Binghamton Basketball Radio Show.  Food & Fire is located at 560 Harry L Drive in Johnson City.  The show is broadcast live on News Radio 1290 WNBF with host Roger Neel and Linda Cimino who is the head women's basketball coach and men's assistant Bryan Goodman. Fans a

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Photo by Claus Anderson/Getty Images
Photo by Claus Anderson/Getty Images

Johnson City Native Jerry D’Amigo Heads to Rochester

Jerry D'Amigo has joined Binghamton's long-time rival the Rochester Americans.  D'Amigo, a Johnson City native, was traded yesterday from the Columbus Blue Jackets organization to the Buffalo Sabres

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WNBF News/Kathy Whyte Photo
WNBF News/Kathy Whyte Photo

No Fracking in New York

At a cabinet meeting in Albany today Governor Cuomo heard reports on the hotly-debated hydraulic fracking issue.  There will not be hydraulic fracking allowed in New York State at this time.

The Governor heard reports from Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr

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

Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus Helps CHOW

The Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus presented a check to CHOW last night for $1,600 to help fight hunger in the area.  CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) Director Michael Leahey accepted the check for CHOW

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