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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 Men’s Basketball Picked Fifth In America East

The Binghamton Bearcats are picked to finish in fifth place in the America East Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll released yesterday.  Stony Brook University is picked to win the regular season championship with the Hartford Hawks slated for a second- place finish

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Columbia Edges Binghamton In Men’s Soccer

In a non-conference men's soccer match last night at the Bearcats Sports Complex the Columbia Lions defeated Binghaton 1-0.  Jack Blattman scored the game's only goal at the 35 minute mark in the first half

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WNBF News Photo

Major Marijuana Operation Discovered In Town of Newark Valley

A major marijuana growing operation has been discovered and shut down in the Town of Newark Valley.  Criminal Investigators from the Tioga County Sheriff's Office on Monday, October 20th, attempted to serve an arrest warrant for an individual wanted in Broome County

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

High School Football Heads to Final Regular Season Weekend

Section 4 Football teams enter their final regular season weekend with plenty of big games and backyard rivalry battles.  A lot of eyes will be focused on two of the area's premier teams who meet in Elmira

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

Binghamton Bearcats Home October 22

The Binghamton Bearcats men's soccer team is home at the Bearcats Sports Complex at 7 PM October 22 to host the Columbia Lions from the Ivy League.  Columbia comes into the match at 4-5-1 and 2-3 on the road

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Photo courtesy of Jonathan Cohen
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Cohen

Superman Can Fly for Binghamton Bearcats

When the Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team takes the court at the Events Center on Saturday, November 1st against Mansfield State University a lot of fans will be looking for and cheering for Jordan Reed

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Bearcats Women’s Basketball Has New Leadership for 2014-15

The Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team is working hard under new Head Coach Linda Cimino.  Cimino takes over for Nicole Scholl who was either an assistant or head coach for 15 seasons at BU

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Basketball Standout Returns To Center Stage at Homecoming

Basketball fans at Vestal High School and Binghamton University watched Bess Greenberg do almost anything she wanted to do on the basketball court.  Greenberg graduated from BU in 2001 and was elected for induction into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Homecoming Weekend Draws Thousands Back to Campus

Homecoming Weekend at Binghamton University drew hundreds to the Vestal Campus October 17-19.  Despite some rainy conditions Saturday and blustery winds, many alumni attended cookouts, tail-gate parties and several sporting events that were held on campus

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Hundreds Walk for Chow

Officials with the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse are still tallying the totals from the 32nd Annual CHOW Hunger Walk at the Binghamton University campus, but say it appears more walkers turned out than last year despite windy and chilly conditions

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