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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

Bitter Cold Sets February Records Across New York

According to reports by the Associated Press this February was the coldest in recorded history in Binghamton. 

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcat Standout Freshman Willie Rodriguez Named Fans’ Choice Player of the Year

Willie Rodriguez has been named Fans' Choice Player of the Year in America East.  The selection was announced on March 1 following a week of online voting.  Rodriquez garnered 750 votes out of 2,944 cast

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

UMBC Too Strong For Bearcats in Women’s Basketball

The UMBC Retrievers proved too strong for the Binghamton Bearcats in women's basketball March 1 at the RAC in Catonsville, Md.  UMBC withstood a strong second half comeback by the Bearcats and rolled to a 73-50 victory to close their regular season with a record of 6-10

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats at UMBC

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The regular season comes to a close for America East women's basketball teams.  Binghamton wrapped up the season in Maryland facing the UMBC Retrievers.

In a meeting at the Even

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Host Stony Brook on Senior Day

The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team hosted Stony Brook February 28 at the Events Center.

It was the final game of the regular season for both teams. In pre-game ceremonies the Bearcats honored seniors Jabrille Williams, Robert Mansell and Chris Rice

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Sens vs. Hershey

The Hershey Bears are back at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena tonight at 7:05 to meet the Binghamton Senators.

February 20, the B-Sens topped the Bears 5-3 in Binghamton. The Bears had a five point lead over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL's East Division with 70 total points

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Travel to Stony Brook in America East Quarter-Finals

The Binghamton Bearcats will travel to Stony Brook to meet the Seawolves next Wednesday in the opening round of the America East Basketball Tournament.  Stony Brook defeated UMass Lowell last night to clinch a third seed while the Bearcats have cilnched a sixth seed.  They will meet at the Island Federal Credit Union on Long Island where Stony Brook topped the Bearcats 64-52 last week.  That win gave the Seawolves a regular season sweep.  Stony Brook downed Binghamton 61-54 at the Events Center on January 25.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

BU Women Play Last Regular Season Home Game

With the end of the America East women's basketball regular season just 4 days away the Binghamton Bearcats played their home finale at the Events Center February 26.  The Bearcats hosted the Stony Brook Seawolves who are in third place in the conference with a 9-5 record

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Rescue Mission Photo

Freeze Out 5K to End Homelessness Set for Saturday

The Rescue Mission's Freeze Out to End Homelessness run and walk is set for this Saturday on the campus of SUNY Broome beginning at 10:00 AM.  The event raises money to help the Rescue Mission battle back against those who have no home.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Senators Host Hershey Bears Friday Night

The Binghamton Senators are on home ice for just the fourth time this month when they host the Hershey Bears at 7:05 on Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.  Binghamton defeated Hershey last Friday by a final score of 5-3.

Friday will be Civil War Night.  Members of the Binghamton Civil War Society and Round Table will be dressed in Civil War- era costumes and will have an informational table in the concourse.

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