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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

Lacrosse Takes Spotlight at Binghamton University Saturday

The Binghamton University men's and women's lacrosse teams will be in action April 25 at the Bearcats Sports Complex.  It is Senior Day when the men host Vermont in an America East battle at 1 p

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

B-Mets Stung In New Hampshire

The Binghamton Mets' road woes at the bats of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester continue.

Binghamton dropped a 5-4 decision in ten innings April 23 against the Fisher Cats and the Cats doubled-up on the Bs April 24 10-5

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

Heroin Awareness Night April 28 at SUNY Broome

A community "Binghamton Heroin Awareness Night" will be held Tuesday, April 28th at SUNY Broome in the school's gymnasium.  The forum is open to everyone in the area and offers residents a chance to listen to ten different speakers discussing the heroin epidemic in our region.

Doors open for the event at 6:30 PM with the presentations scheduled from 7-9 PM.  The night is sponsored by SUNY Broome Center for Civic Engagement, SUNY Broome Department of Psychology, Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling.

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Category: Articles, Local News, News
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Mets Begin Series In New Hampshire

Following April 22nd's rainout against Erie the Binghamton Mets bagin a seven-game road swing April 23  when they faced the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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Category: Articles, Sports
Photo Courtesy of Don Romeo
Photo Courtesy of Don Romeo

Bearcat Freshman Named Softball Rookie of the Week

Jessica Rutherford, standout freshman for Binghamton University's softball team, has been named the America East Rookie of the Week.  Rutherford had a batting average of .467 with one home run and nine RBI in five games for the Bearcats

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Category: Articles, Sports
WNBF News/Ashley Surkin Photo
WNBF News/Ashley Surkin Photo

Special Guest Visits WNBF Studio

Tito paid a special visit to the WNBF studio to let people know he and dozens of others like him are looking for a home. Tito, a part pit bull pup, came along with BC Humane Society Executive Director Karen Matson and Fundraising Coordinator Kim Broderick to thank the community and Matthews Subaru for their donation of $11,989 to go toward a much-needed larger shelter

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

Weather KO’s B-Mets Home Game

Rain and inclement weather forced postponement of the Earth Day scheduled Binghamton Mets home game versus the Erie SeaWolves at NYSEG Stadium.  The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday, August 25 beginning at 5:35 PM

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Category: Articles, Sports
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Mets Rally For Win Over SeaWolves

The Binghamton Mets scored four runs in the eighth inning April 21 to top the Erie SeaWolves 5-2 at NYSEG Stadium.  Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the eighth Dustin Lawley slammed his second home run of the season to tie the game at 2-2

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

B-Mets Host Erie SeaWolves

The Binghamton Mets hosted the Erie SeaWolves in the second game of their three-game series  at NYSEG Stadium.

April 20 Binghamton scored four runs on six straight hits in the fifth inning and defeated Erie 4-3

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

Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 16 Greats

16 Sports Greats were inducted into the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame at the Double Tree by Hilton. Over 300 guests, friends and family members were on hand to welcome the new inductees April 20.

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