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.
Schools Cancel Activities Because of Smoke from Canadian Fires
What would have been a partly sunny day over Upstate New York turned into a yellowed, hazy overcast glow on Tuesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted southward into the Mohawk Valley.
White Stuff Flying Through the Air in June Causing Allergy Issues?
It's 92 degrees, definitely abnormal for the end of May, or the beginning of June. In the midst of the early season heat, you glance out a window only to see what looks like fluffy snow falling from the sky. There's so much, it's actually accumulating along the driveway and on the grass.
How Valuable Are Ike and Tina Turner Records?
If you're finishing up your spring cleaning or browsing a garage sale, you might want to pick up any Ike and Tina Turner records you come across. They could be very valuable.
Is Hot and Sunny Weather About to Exit the Mohawk Valley?
What an amazing run of dry and warm weather we've enjoyed over the last several days in Utica-Rome and the Mohawk Valley. Now, as we get set to head into the first weekend of June, prepare for some relief and some precipitation.
Police Searching for This Wanted Person of the Week
A local man is wanted on two bench warrants, one for Petit Larceny, and the other for Failure to Complete Drug Treatment, as ordered by the Madison County Court, according to Sgt. Mike Burgess of the Oneida City Police.
6 Most Ridiculous American Lawsuits in Modern History
There's a story in the news this week about a woman in Albany that is suing a grocery store for $35,000 because the pie she bought was mislabeled.
My Radio World Has Lost Two Special People to Cancer This Week
This has been a sad week for people in radio. We've lost two very special people in Utica-Rome radio, and both were so much more to friends and family than the medium.
Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week for Thursday, May 25th
The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is looking for a local man on charges of forgery following a warrant issued in Utica City Court. Police are looking for 35-year-old Peter J. Polanski on charges of forgery in the 2nd.
Oneida County Sheriff Lays Out Plan for Possible Migrant Arrival
Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol says despite what is happening in neighboring counties, he will abide by the County Executive's Emergency Order to ticket hotel and motel owners who attempt to house migrants from New York City.
Bitter Sweet Ending as Lost Knights Templar Charter is Found
It all began as a terrible mistake when as part of the Utica Mason's Knights Templar bicentennial celebration, the 200-year-old original charter document was lost somewhere between Newport and Vernon. This week the document and the damaged metal cylinder it was stored in was found, but the news was not all positive.