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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.

Schedule

M-F 5:30 am - 9:00 am

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bearcats Wrestlers Open NCAA Tournament 1-1

Two Binghamton Bearcat wrestlers are competing in the NCAA Championships.  Through the first session BU had won one match and dropped another.

Heavyweight Tyler Deuel defeated Ryan Solomon from the University of Pittsburgh 8-3 in his opening match

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Category: Articles, Sports
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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Tommy Dempsey Gets Contract Extension

Binghamton men's basketball coach Tommy Dempsey has received a two-year contract extension which will carry through the 2018-19 season. He originally signed a five-year contract and had two more years to go on that deal.

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Handshakes
Drew Weisholtz

Yankees Fan Has Dream Come True

For a New York Yankees fan what could be better than getting to go onto Steinbrenner Field at the Yankees spring training complex and take part in Yankees Fantasy Camp?

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Category: Articles, Sports
Getty Images Photo by Elsa
Getty Images Photo by Elsa

Former B-Met Matt Harvey on the Comeback Trail

New York Met standout Matt Harvey is returning from "Tommy John" surgery on his pitching elbow.  So far so good for the young right-hander as he has looked impressive in two of his three starts in Spring Training. 

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

Jim Boeheim Stays for Three More Seasons

Syracuse University Head Men's Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim will stay on for three more seasons and then retire. That word came out today.  ESPN and various Syracuse news resources report Boeheim will stay at the helm through the 2017-2018 season

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

American Heart Association Honors Stroke Survivor

It was just an ordinary day in the life of 32 year-old Mike Grygus.  An avid bicyclist he was taking a ride when he noticed some light-headedness.  An attempt to apply his brakes heading into an intersection didn't work

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Photo by Mike McLaughlin
Photo by Mike McLaughlin

More Honors for Binghamton Bearcats Jesse Garn

Standout senior middle distance runner for Binghamton University, Jesse Garn has been named an honorable mention All-American for the 2015 indoor track season.  The honor comes from the United States Track and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCA).

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

‘Young at Art’ on Display at Oakdale Mall

Oakdale Mall visitors can view the art work of area high school students this month during the Young at Art 2015 Show and Competition.  A number of art works are on display near Macy's entrance. 

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

BU Wrestlers Head to NCAA Tournament

Two standout Binghamton Bearcat wrestlers are headed to St. Louis, Missouri for the 2015 NCAA Championships.  Senior heavyweight Tyler Deuel and junior 184-pound Jack McKeever have qualified for the national tournament. 

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

Spring Craft Show Held at West Gym Draws Large Crowd

The 10th Annual Spring Craft Show was held Saturday at West Gym on campus at Binghamton University.  Organized and promoted by G & H Promotions the event featured over 150 arts and crafts vendors. 

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