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.
Keeler in the Morning
When Do We Turn Back Clocks, Ending Daylight Saving Time?
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.
13 New COVID Cases in Oneida County, Several Potential Exposures
There were several potential exposures of COVID-19 in Oneida County over the weekend, and 13 new positive cases were reported. As a result, there are now 93 active cases of the coronavirus in the county and only four hospitalizations. One of the new cases is a nursing home resident, according to th…
Brindisi to Fed: Stop Withholding Funds for 9/11First Responders
Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22 D- Utica, NY) is calling on the Trump administration to stop withholding nearly $4 million in funds reserved to provide care to 9/11 first responders. Brindisi said on Friday that he sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding that the critical fun…
Rochester Leading Boilermaker’s Empire State Race-Off
The Empire State Race-Off is the Utica Boilermaker's way of determining New York's best running city, but, will Utica win the challenge? "Currently Rochester is in the lead," said Jordan Peters, the Sponsor and Marketing Director at the Boilermaker. Peters was on WIBX's Keel…
Phillips and Police Reform Committee Move for Change
The Mohawk Valley region has been fortunate not to experience the violence surrounding police work around the country. Utica, Rome and the Mohawk Valley have escaped the unrest and unfortunate outcomes of police enforcement like cities around the country, including Rochester.
How Much Funding Did Your School Receive from Hannaford Supermarkets?
Hannaford Supermarkets announced on Wednesday the distribution of more than $1.7 million for schools across New York and New England as part of their Hannaford Helps Schools program. Nearly 400 schools in New York benefited from the donation, including 23 schools in the Mohawk Valley region.
Baseball Hall of Fame’s Muder Discusses Tom Seaver, and MLB in a Pandemic
The Communications Director for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Craig Muder, was on the Keeler Show open WIBX Tuesday discussing the game, and the loss of New York Mets Hall of Fame legend Tom Seaver.
This Drone Video of a Burned-Out Charlestown Mall is Astonishing
The early morning fire on August 27th at the former Charlestown Mall in Utica wreaked havoc last month on firefighters and residents of the Mohawk Valley. Watch drone footage off the burned out structure.
Illusionist Etienne Wakes Up to a Surprise Public Thank You
Utica's rock illusionist Leon Etienne got a pretty big surprise after a friend was driving down Burrstone Road in Utica recently. It was a billboard, one of a handful scattered around the area, thanking Leon for bringing magic into people's lives during COVID-19 restrictions.
Why Boulevard Diner Is Among Bill Keeler’s Favorites
It’s homemade comfort food and the prices are great! Bill loves the fact that it’s so much more than a diner, yet you can still enjoy an omelette for dinner.