UTICA- Galaxy Communications turned 30 this week.
Listeners know Galaxy as K-Rock, Mix 102.5, Tony FM, and ESPN Utica-Rome.
The station started out with one station in Frankfort in 1990, and it was the first time 94.9 was heard on the airways. Their Syracuse station started in the late 90s.
In the company's first few years President and CEO, Ed Levine, commuted from Washington D.C. to Utica to keep the station running.
Now, Galaxy is a multi-dimensional media brand. They're the flagship for the Utica Comets.
Levine said he's grateful for the 30 years. "It's gratifying beyond belief and it's gratifying in what we've been able to do for the community, what we've been able to do for local broadcasting and for what we think we can continue to do because I think now more than ever, media needs local media people." He added how happy he is that Galaxy is not one of those companies that's laying off mass numbers of people.
Syracuse basketball is commemorating the 30 year milestone at their home game on Saturday against Duke.