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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

B-Mets Earn Power Win

The Binghamton Mets created some fireworks of their own on Independence Day at NYSEG Stadium as they posted a 5-2 win over the Portland Sea Dogs.  An announced crowd of 4,858 cheered on the B-Mets to the holiday night victory celebration.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Mets Hope For Big Night

The Binghamton Mets are home tonight when they host the Portland Sea Dogs at 7:05 (6:50 on News Radio 1290 WNBF)  at NYSEG Stadium.  The B-Mets are celebrating the July 4th Holiday with the start of a six-game home stand.

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Kids and Strokes

We often hear of strokes and the consequences of those who suffer one.  We hear about the warning signs of stroke and how important it is to recognize symptoms and get quick medical care.  We do not often hear about strokes in children and what to do if a child exhibits symptoms of a stroke

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Welcomes New Business

City of Binghamton Mayor Rich David was on hand along with other city officials for the ribbon-cutting and  grand opening celebration of Red Barn Technology Group, 37 Pine Street.  The business was located on Upper Front Street for a number of years but moved to the former Greenman Center which offered plenty of room for expansion

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Cecchini Named All-Star

Binghamton Mets shortstop Gavin Cecchini has been named to the Eastern League All-Star Team.  He will play for the Eastern Division in the All-Star Classic in Portland, Maine on Wednesday, July 15

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

July 4th Celebrations Set

There are lots of opportunities to enjoy the July 4th holiday weekend around our community.  First Friday is being held in Binghamton this evening. There are 19 locations featured for this evening's First Friday Art Walk

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Mets Send Four to All-Star Game

Four Binghamton Mets have been named to the Eastern League All-Star Classic that will be played in Portland, Maine on Wednesday, July 15.  Pittchers Luis Cessa and Paul Sewald along with infielder Josh Rodriguez and outfielder Brandon Nimmo will represent the Binghamton Mets in that contest

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Chris Thater Registration Opens

Online registration is now open for cycling races and the 5K run for the 32nd Annual Chris Thater Memorial Races presented by SEFCU.  The races will be held in Downtown Binghamton on August 22nd and 23rd

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

B-Mets Pound Erie

The Binghamton Mets began a four-game series in Erie with a bang as they slammed the SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park in a 10-5 win.

After a two hour and 14 minute rain delay June 29 in Akron the RubberDucks shut down the B-Mets offense for a 1-0 decision

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Sens Hold Open House

Closer than you think. Hockey season that is.  So close that the Binghamton Senators are holding an Open House on Saturday, July 11 from Noon - 3 PM.  Hockey fans are invited to visit and reserve their seats before Binghamton's home opener set for Saturday October 10th

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