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.
New Name For MVHS After Steve Wynn Donates $50 Mil
The downtown Utica hospital just got a new name, along with a $50 million contribution from casino mogul and Utica native, Steve Wynn. Going forward, Utica's new hospital which is expected to open in 2023, will be named The Wynn Hospital of the Mohawk Valley Health System.
Four COVID-19 Deaths Over Weekend in Mohawk Valley
There were four new deaths in the region from COVID-19, according to local health departments. Oneida County reported two deaths on Saturday and two on Sunday, bringing the total number of people in the county who have died of COVID-19 to 394. Herkimer County reported no new deaths and remains at a …
Watch Former Remington Employees in Union Town Hall (Video)
How are former employees of Remington Arms coping and what are they hearing about getting back to work? Those were just some of the questions addressed at a recent United Mine Workers Union online town hall meeting for former employees of America's oldest gun maker.
Rome, NY Mobster Tells His “Accidental Gangster” Story
He grew up in upstate New York in the city of Rome, went into the Army, lived in LA and moved back to Central New York - and that's when he became a mobster. That's according to a book written by a Roman known as the "Hollywood Mob Boss" who after five years in federal prison, no…
Former New Yorker Talks About Disaster in Houston, Texas
Texas is being hit with sub freezing temperatures and the lack of experience with cold temperatures is causing havoc.
Who Has the Best Fish Fry for the Lenten Season?
It's Lenten Fish Fry season in the Utica-Rome Mohawk Valley region and we're wondering which local restaurant has the best fish fry. Who is Number 1?
A New Store with New Job Openings in Oneida
There's a new store coming to the area and with it, 25 to 30 new jobs in Oneida.
Comets Get Set for “COVID” Home Opener on TV’s WPNY
The unprecedented and historic 2020-21 home opener for the Utica Comets is set for Wednesday night from the Adirondack Bank Center. The game, along with all home games, will be telecast live on WPNY channel 12.
Author, Veteran Warns of Increase in Veteran Suicide
There's an alarming trend across the country as there's been a rise in suicides among veterans. While suicide has always been a problem with some former members of the military, it seems that the pandemic is wreaking havoc on this group of Americans, according to Viet Nam veteran and autho…
Study: People Who Express Themselves are Mentally Healthier
Valentine's Day is the perfect day for a person to express the way they feel about someone special. If you're one of those people who find it easy to express yourself, then you're probably in a better frame of mind.
How Much Snow is Expected this Valentine’s Weekend?
There's another winter storm crossing through the Ohio Valley and making its way to the east coast once again this weekend, just in time for Valentine's Day. New York City will only see about an inch or so and the further one goes south, it turns to freezing rain and mixed precipitation.
Is America’s Oldest Pizzeria Located in Utica?
New York State is home to many firsts and one of them is that it is home to America's first pizzeria. In fact, it's home to the first and second oldest pizza in the country.