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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

BU Women Drop Road Test at Stony Brook

The Stony Brook Seawolves defeated the Binghamton Bearcats in women's basketball today by a final score of 67-54. The game was played at the Seawolves renovated Island Federal Credit Union Arena.  The win puts the Seawolves America East record at 4-3 while BU falls to 2-5

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Effort Not Enough Versus Seawolves

The Binghamton Bearcats battled the Stony Brook Seawolves for much of the game today on Coaches versus Cancer Day, but in the end the solid effort was not enough to defeat one of the top teams in America East. 

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

Coaches Versus Cancer Game at Events Center

The Binghamton University men's basketball team participated in the annual  Coaches versus Cancer game January 25 when the Bearcats hosted Stony Brook.  Coaches versus Cancer is held throughout the nation at various times during each college basketball season.

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

Bearcats Women At Stony Brook

The Binghamton Bearcats womens' basketball team visited Stony Brook January 25 for a contest against the Seawolves.

Stony Brook is 3-3 while the Bearcats are 2-4 in America East competition.  Binghamton leads the overall series 20-14 and holds a 15-12 edge in games played while members of America East

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

Binghamton Bearcats Host Stony Brook Sunday

The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team hosts\ed the Stony Brook Seawolves January 25 at the Events Center.  This rivalry goes back to Division III days and will be the 60th overall meeting between the two teams

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

Binghamton Senators Lose at Home

The Binghamton Senators played their last home game before the All-Star break as they hosted the St.John's Ice Caps at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena with another disappointing outcome

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

Binghamton Senators Jersey Auction Raises Scholarship Money

The Broome Sports Foundation Binghamton Senators Jersey Auction raised over $7,000 for the Tommy Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The auction was held last weekend after the B-Sens home game victory against the Syracuse Crunch.

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Jim Blodgett Photo
Jim Blodgett Photo

Binghamton Basketball Radio Show

Sports fans get to talk to Binghamton University coaches and Roger Neel weekly at Food and Fire in Johnson City during the weekly basketball radio show on Thursday nights.

Fans are invited to come out for dinner and meet the players and coaches

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

America East Showdown Goes Global

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

The America East men's basketball game between the Albany Great Danes and Hartford Hawks was not only shown in the U.S. but globally on ESPN3 and in Australia on ESPN2 Pacific Rim.

There are seven players

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

Binghamton Senators Host St. John’s Friday

The Binghamton Senators host the St. John's IceCaps at 7:05 PM Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.  The IceCaps are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets

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