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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
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Senators Clinch First Place Tonight

The Binghamton Senators defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-4 tonight at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.  With the victory the B-Sens clinch first place in the East Division of the American Hockey League

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

Sens Versus Pens For First Place Tonight in Binghamton

First place in the American Hockey League's East Division is on the line tonight at 7:05 when the Binghamton Senators host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena

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

B-Mets Hope To Get Hot at Home

The Binghamton Mets are back home tonight to begin a seven-game homestand as they host the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6:35 (6:20 PM airtime on News Radio 1290 WNBF).  The B-Mets just returned from Portland, Maine where they had their last two games postponed due to bad weather

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

Another Rainout for the Binghamton Mets

Due to rain, cold temperatures and unplayable field conditions the scheduled Binghamton Mets game in Portland against the Sea Dogs tonight at Hadlock Field has been postponed.  It will be made-up as part of a doubleheader on Monday, May 19 beginning at 5 PM

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

“Downtown Doubleheader” Set for Saturday

The Binghamton Mets and Binghamton Senators both are playing home games this Saturday, April 19.  The B-Mets host New Hampshire at 1:05 PM followed by the B-Sens regular season finale against the Norfolk Admirals at 7:05 PM

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

Mascots Entertain Fans of All Ages

Is this the age of the mascot ?  When you visit area sporting events you may say yes it is !  Each major sports team has a mascot that gets plenty of attention whether it is at that organization's event or other events that warrant appearances

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

Binghamton Mets Rained Out Tonight in Portland

The Binghamton Mets return home for seven games beginning Thursday night at 6:35 versus the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.  Binghamton concludes its current road trip tomorrow night in Portland versus the Sea Dogs

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

Binghamton Senators Clinch Playoff Spot

The Binghamton Senators cliched a playoff spot last night even though they lost an overtime game in Hershey 1-0.  All they needed was one point.  Now, with three games to go on the regular season schedule, the B-Sens hope to clinch the top spot in the East Division

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

Lourdes Basket Raffle Raises Money For Area Charities

The annual Lourdes Basket Raffle drew lots of attention from shoppers in the Oakdale Mall this weekend.  48 different themed gift baskets were on display at Center Court in the Oakdale Mall.  Volunteers staffed the display throughout the weekend giving people the chance to purchase raffle tickets to win various gift baskets loaded with items

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

Cornell Head Football Coach David Archer Returns Home

Cornell Big Red Head football coach David Archer returned home Friday night to help raise funds for the Samaritan Counseling Center at its annual benefit dinner.  The dinner featured Archer as the keynote speaker and was held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott

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