Bill Keeler is a radio talk show host and television producer in Utica, NY. He began his radio career during his junior year in high school in 1981, as a disc jockey and play-by-play announcer for the Little Falls Mets radio broadcasts, a now dissolved Single A farm team of the New York Mets franchise. From 1989 until 2012, his controversial brand of ‘shock jock’ radio entertained audiences in Utica, Syracuse, Albany and Providence, Rhode Island with FM Talk. Since 2002, he has produced and appeared in several television programs including the stunt driven program, “The Keeler Show,” and a cooking program called, “Plate Night.” In 2009, he launched an online newspaper in the Utica area, Utica Daily News, which operated until 2012. In 2013, he made the transition into News/Talk radio as the morning show host on WIBX 950 AM in Utica, which is also simulcast each morning over WFXV Fox 33 TV. Keeler also owns a television production company, which produces several television programs and commercial campaigns (including political campaigns) that air throughout Upstate New York. He supports several charities including Toys for Tots, Operation Sunshine, and has been promoting testing for early detection of cancer since his own bout with the disease in 2018. He’s currently a board member with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers. He resides in the Utica area with his wife and family.
Utica Comets Tie AHL Record for Most Wins to Start Season
Wednesday's game set up the perfect showdown for Friday night as the Utica Comets will go for the AHL record for the best start ever with 12 straight wins after a 3-2 win over the Americans.
New Hartford Girls Soccer, Dolgeville, West Canada Football Win Titles
High School Football Section III playoffs and NYS Soccer championships made for some great excitement over the weekend, and 3 local teams came home with championship titles.
UPDATE: Crime Stoppers Wanted Person Captured Following Tip
Oneida City Police is reporting that within two-hours after this week's Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week was broadcast on Thursday morning, a tip was called in that resulted in the woman's arrest.
Local Neon Company Creates Casablanca Artwork for Museum
The Just Neon company of Utica, one of the few existing American neon companies, recently recreated some movie memorabilia for a Rochester museum.
See 9 World Series Artifacts That Will Live in Cooperstown at Baseball Hall of Fame
The Braves beat the Astros in game 6 in Houston to win the 2021 World Series. Check out these 9 baseball artifacts headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
11 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off When Holiday Shopping Online
The world-wide shipping delays have shoppers buy holiday gifts early this year and much of the commerce is happening online. After all, how can you avoid the amazing deals? It's important to be smart when shopping online and here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off, according to the Better Business Bureau.
7th Annual Flags For Heroes Kicks Off Tuesday on Utica’s Parkway
A sea of American Flags is what you'll see this week when driving down Utica's Memorial Parkway. It's the 7th Annual Flags for Heroes event, put on annually around Veteran's Day by the Good New Center. The ceremony will be held Saturday at 3 p.m..
Utica’s Chicken Riggies Dish Wasn’t Invented in Utica? Say It Isn’t So.
Utica’s legendary Chicken Riggies dish is a ‘one of a kind’ in the Greater Utica area and it’s getting more and more popular across Upstate New York. Today, there are all different variations of the classic Utica dish; but, there’s only one original recipe. Where did it originate?
Utica Schools Ask Governor and National Guard to Help Solve Bus Driver Shortage
Utica City Schools Superintendent Bruce Karam is asking the office of New York Governor Kathy Hochul to help solve the district's transportation crisis.
See 39 Spectacular Photos of This 18,000 Sq. Ft. Upstate NY Mansion
Located just off the New York State Thruway in Little Falls, NY, is the historic Burrell Mansion, built between 1886 and 1889 by inventor D. H. Burrell. The estate is now being restored to its original luster and is being used for events, filming and corporate retreats.
Mental Note: Here’s When Clocks Go Back and Daylight Saving Time Ends in NYS
Fall back during a pandemic. That's what we'll do this year as we end daylight saving time in the fall by moving clocks back by one hour.
Rome City School Superintendent Gives Update on In-Person Learning
The Superintendent of the Rome City School District set the record straight on Thursday in regards to their plan going forward with in-person learning and their current school bus driver shortage.