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.
Former Utica Mayor Federally Charged with Six Counts of Mail Fraud
A former Mayor of Utica and the former President of the Utica City School Board has been arrested on federal charges. Oneida County Sheriff Rob Macio has confirmed, Louis LaPolla is currently being held in the Oneida County Jail awaiting arraignment this afternoon on a federal charge.
Education Expert Says Electric School Buses by 2035 Unattainable
Dr. Rick Timbs of the Statewide School Finance Consortium and RG Timbs Inc., made it pretty clear on Friday morning - it seems unlikely that New York's schools will be able to adopt an all-electric fleet of school buses.
Mayor Izzo: Setting Record Straight on Tenant’s Refusal to Vacate
Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo spoke on Friday to set the record straight on an order to vacate a city-owned property that's scheduled for demolition and remediation. The business owner, Michael Burth Jr., has refused to vacate, according to Mayor Izzo.
Party of the Century Planned for Friday Night at Sculpture Space
The Sculpture Space CHAIRity Auction "Party of the Century" is set for Friday evening at Sculpture Space at 12 Gates Street in Utica.
Chadwicks Man Sentenced, DA McNamara Explains Light Punishment
Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Alex Chlus "will have to live with the guilt of what he did for the rest of his life," in an interview with Keeler on WIBX Thursday morning.
MV Crime Stoppers Wanted Person- Sex Offender Who Failed to Appear
Police in Oneida are asking for the public's helping in finding this week's Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week, a registered sex offender who has failed to report, according to CID Sgt. Mike Burgess.
Shot While Working a Utica Football Game, Security Guard Speaks Out
The Proctor High School security officer who was shot in the head at a high school football game on September 9th, was speaking about the horrible experience on Keeler Wednesday morning.
3 Candidates for Utica Mayor Go Face to Face Live Stage Debate
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce and The Sentinel sponsored a debate involving each of the three mayoral candidates on Tuesday night at MVCC.
All NY School Buses Electric by 2035? Is This Mandate a Pipe Dream?
Governor Kathy Hochul has mandated that all New York State school buses be electric by 2035. Furthermore, beginning in 2027, districts can no longer purchase gas-operated buses - they must be electric. Is this feasible or is this another Albany pipe dream...
This Area’s Most Famous People? Good and Bad. Help With Our List…
We're compiling a list of the area's most famous people and places. We're looking for names of people who've made some sort of an impact on our history, past and present, including those who might have left a negative impression. So far, we have a pretty strong list, but we want to make sure we haven't left anyone off the list.
How 3 Utica Mayoral Candidates Would Have Handled Proctor Shooting
The shooting of a Utica School security officer following a Utica Proctor High School Football game on Saturday has sent shockwaves throughout the region. Now, the three candidates running to be Utica's next mayor are speaking out about how the incident was handled, and how they would have acted had they been mayor.
Rosh Hashanah is this Weekend – What to Know About the Jewish Holiday
Rosh Hashanah, a religious and festive holiday celebrated by those in the Jewish faith begins this Friday evening, September 15, and runs through sundown on Sunday evening. If you're not Jewish, here are some things to know if you'd like to show your Jewish friends some respect and support this weekend.