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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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Rich Schutlz/Getty Images

New York Jets Continue Training Camp in Cortland

The New York Jets continue their pre-season training camp at nearby Cortland State University.  One of the highlights for fans is this Saturday evening's Green and White Scrimmage which provides the first real look at how this year's team is shaping up

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photos

Binghamton Mets Playoff Tickets On Sale Monday

The Binghamton Mets announced today that playoff tickets will go on sale Monday, August 4.  Tickets will be available starting at 9 AM  at the NYSEG Stadium box office, online at www.bmets.com and over the phone at 607-723-METS

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photos

Binghamton Mets Host Bowie Tonight

The Binghamton Mets continue their homestand tonight by hosting the Bowie Baysox at 6:35 at NYSEG Stadium (air at 6:20 on News Radio 1290 WNBF).  Last night Binghamton dropped the rubber game of the series with New Hampshire 7-2

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Spiediefest Set to Open Friday

The 30th Anniversary Spiediefest and Balloon Rally begins tomorrow at Otsiningo Park.  The event opens at 3 PM with official opening ceremonies scheduled for 6 PM. There will be events for the whole family

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

Rick Miller Announces Candidacy for Family Court Judge

Richard H. Miller II formally announced his candidacy for Broome County Court Judge today.  Miller is currently serving as the elected Town Justice for the Town of Union and elected Village Justice for the Village of Johnson City

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

Binghamton Mets Start Their Ace Against New Hampshire Tonight

The Binghamton Mets host the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the rubber game of their three- game series at NYSEG Stadium.  Start time tonight is 6:35 with air at 6:20 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.  The B-Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning last night to earn a 4-3 victory

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Claus Anderson/Getty Images Photo

Jerry D’Amigo Signs With Columbus

Johnson City graduate Jerry D'Amigo has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.  D'Amigo was traded from the Toronto Maple leafs to Columbus.  He signed with the Maple Leafs after playing his freshman season with RPI of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference

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

Binghamton Mets Host New Hampshire Tonight

The Binghamton Mets are back and begin a seven-game homestand and a three-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats tonight at 6:35 at NYSEG Stadium.  Left-hander Steven Matz makes the start for Binghamton while Kendall Graveman will be on the hill for the Fisher Cats

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

Cooperstown Welcomes Six Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

An estimated 48,000  fans were in Cooperstown yesterday as the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed in six new members.  Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre all were inducted in ceremonies at the Clark Sports Center

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

Chestnut Roasts the Competition to Win World Title

Joey Chestnut won the World's Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship tonight at Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY tonight.  Chestnut out- ate 13 other competitors to win the title.  He ate 13.75 chicken spiedies in 10 minutes

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