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.
Fiery Response as Ilion’s Chuck Lester, and Mayor Kicked-Off Ballot Again
Removed from the Republican ballot due to a petition error back in April, Ilion's Mayor Brian Lamica and Trustee Chuck Lester have now been kicked off their own 3rd Party ballot, the Ilion First Party. Short of a spectacular write-in victory in June, the Lamica-Lester administration in Herkimer County's largest village may be about to come to an end.
Utica Chicken Riggies: Heavy Cream or Not? Who’s the Inventor?
Utica's Chicken Riggies dish is now famous beyond the Mohawk Valley. I've seen the Utica Riggies dish on menus in New York, Boston, and Myrtle Beach, to name a few, and it's now a regular dish on Italian menus in Syracuse.
Final NYS Senate District Map is Out, Griffo is Pleased with This One
Local representatives unleashed a surge of negative comments to a State Supreme Court Justice this week after Oneida County was split up, excluding Utica and New Hartford form Senator Joe Griffo's new district.
Can’t Go to Comets Game Tonight? Here’s How to Watch from Home
The Adirondack Bank Center will be rocking on Thursday night as the Utica Comets host the Rochester Americans in the 5th and deciding game of their best of 5 game Calder Cup semi-final series.
56 Year Old Wanted By Utica Police. Do You Know Him?
This week's Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week is a man wanted on charges of Domestic Violence, according to Sgt. Stan Fernald of the Utica Police Department.
Oneida County Exec. Anthony Picente Might Run for Congress
The newly drawn congressional maps in New York have political leaders in the state scrambling to determine who is going to run and which district they'll run in. Now, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says he's considering a run for Congress in the 22nd Congressional District.
Rochester Fans Insult Chicken Riggies, Comets Make Amerks Eat Their Words
Rochester fans insulted Utica through its most famous dish during game 4 of the AHL Northern Division playoffs on Tuesday, now the Utica Comets have forced them to sit at Utica's dinner table on Thursday night. Utica won a "barn burner" in Rochester, crushing the Amerks 4-0 and forcing a deciding game 5 Thursday night at Utica's Adirondack Bank Center.
Deadline for Public Comment Period on Congressional Maps is May 18, 2022 at 5pm ET
The deadline for public comments to Judge Patrick McAllister on New York's Congressional District maps in Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
New State Senate District Doesn’t Do Utica or New Hartford any Favors
The court appointed special master given the task of redrawing the gerrymandered district lines in the New York State Senate released his draft of the map late Monday and Senator Griffo's district is still split in Oneida County.
New York’s House District Map is Out and Democrats Can’t Be Happy
The court appointed neutral special master charged with redrawing New York's House and NYS Senate maps released a draft version of his revised Congressional map on Monday.