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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

Broome County Executive Debra Preston Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Broome County Executive Debra A. Preston announced at a morning press conference that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Preston says following two months of tests the final diagnosis came on Tuesday

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Rob Mansell Closes Playing Door For Binghamton Bearcats

Following two serious leg injuries Binghamton Bearcat basketball standout Rob Mansell will not continue his playing career.  Mansell, will however, stay with the basketball program.  He will assist the team in a graduate assistant role

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Rotten Weather Postpones Binghamton Mets Game Tonight

The  Binghamton Mets versus Portland Sea Dogs game scheduled for tonight at NYSEG Stadium has been postponed due to unplayable weather conditions.  The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, May 3rd with game one set for a 12:05 PM start

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

Tioga Downs Already Holiday Planning

Tioga Downs anounced last week that it will be the site of the First Annual Winterfest Celebration that will begin on Thanksgiving and run through New Year's Eve. The Winterfest Celebration will include fireworks, a lightshow and music extravaganza

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Calder Cup Playoffs On The Way

The Binghamton Senators and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will clash in the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs.  The best-of-five series begins Friday night when Binghamton hosts Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7:05

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Mets Look For Home Win Tonight

The Binghamton Mets hope to rebound from a 7-4 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs last night when the two meet at 6:35 PM tonight at NYSEG Stadium.  The Sea Dogs banged out 11 hits and smacked a pair of home runs on the way to the win

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WNBF News

Binghamton Mets Host Portland Tonight

The homestand for the Binghamton Mets continues tonight with the first of four straight games against the Portland Sea Dogs at NYSEG Stadium.  Binghamton brings a record of 9-5 into the game while the Sea Dogs are 10-4

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

Binghamton Bearcats Topple Maine Black Bears in Baseball

Jake Thomas slammed two home runs and drove in six runs to power the Binghamton Bearcats past the Maine Black Bears 8-2 Sunday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.  Thomas now leads America East in home runs with six

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

Binghamton Bearcats Power Their Way to Victory Over Hartford

It was a beautiful Easter Sunday and the Binghamton Bearcats softball team responded with a power-hitting display to rock the Hartford Hawks at the Bearcats Sports Complex 10-3.  The victory puts BU's season record at 18-18 overall and 8-3 in America East

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

Binghamton Senators Win Finale and Face Pens in Round One of Playoffs

The Binghamton Senators wrapped-up the regular season with a 4-2 victory over the Norfolk Admirals tonight at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.  Binghamton jumped out to a 3-0 lead and after Norfolk came back to make it 3-2 the B-Sens added an empty net goal to close it out

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