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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

Bearcats Face Army Tonight

The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball teams faces the Army Black Knights at West Point tonight at 7:30 (air at 7:15 on News Radio 1290 WNBF).  Army has gotten off to a fast start and is 4-0.  Binghamton is looking to rebound following a 70-68 loss to Navy on Sunday night at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at the Mohegan Sun Arena

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Take Navy to the Closing Second

In a back and forth game against Navy at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut the Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team dropped a 70-68 decision.  Navy led 32-31 at the half.  BU battled back in the early going of the second half and took a lead of 11 points before Navy fought back,

Sparked by the hot shooting of  guard Brandon Venturini, who topped all scorers with 26 points, the  Midshipmen tied the game and then took the lead back in the closing 30 seconds of the contest

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Drop Men’s Basketball Game to Manhattan

The Binghamton Bearcats got 23 points from freshman Willie Rodriguez but could not overcome a 43-27 deficit at the end of the first half and dropped a 78-63 contest to the Manhattan Jaspers in the Hall of Fame Tip-off Tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut last night,  Rodriguez scored 14 of his points in the second half

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Talk Bearcats Basketball Thursday Nights

Fans can talk with the Binghamton Bearcats head  basketball coaches Thursday nights from 7-8 p.m. at Food & Fire on Harry L Drive in Johnson City.

Women's coach Linda Cimino and men's coach Tommy Dempsey will talked with fans November 20 about their previous week of games and preview what was ahead for the upcoming weekend.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Men Beat Hartwick

The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team comes off a disappointing road trip, beating the Hartwick Hawks 82-51.

Hartwick brings a 1-1 record into the game.  The Hawks defeated Farmingdale 82-65 and lost to Oswego 60-50

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Senators Home For Two Weekend Games

The Binghamton Senators are home for a pair of games this weekend.  On Friday night The B-Sens host the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings affiliate) and on Saturday evening the B-Sens entertain Albany (New Jersey Devils affiliate) with draw time set for 7:05 both nights

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Providence Friars Use Big Second Half to Roll By Bearcats

The Binghamton Bearcats used a strong surge late in the first half to pull to within four points of the defending Big East Champion Providence Friars last night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton University Bearcats Back Home

Binghamton University men have been logging the miles, playing Notre Dam November 14 and Providence November 17.

The Bearcats are back home for a November 19.

All games cam be heard on News Radio 1290 WNBF

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Section 4 Standouts Advance in State Football Playoffs

Three Section 4 Football Champions continue their quest for a New York State Football crown.  Maine-Endwell, Chenango Forks and Tioga Central all won their quarterfinal- round games over this past weekend

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Men’s Basketball Prepares for Providence

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Following a lengthy day of travel yesterday the Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team is preparing for their next game in Providence against the Friars.  Providence is coming off

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