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.
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NYS Senate Candidate: “Prepare to Take the Lives” of Your Liberal Neighbors
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Football Tailgate Party Raising Nearly $4K for Local Charities (Photos)
The annual NFL Conference Championship Tailgate Party benefitting charity was held on Sunday at the Waterfront Grille in Herkimer. Organizers Marc Butler and Rocky Fiato teamed up with WIBX's Keeler Show to raise funds for three local charities.
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An Upstate New York woman was killed on Sunday after the car she was riding in slid into a tractor trailer on icy roads, according to New York State Police.
69-Year-Old Upstate NY Man Arrested on Charges of Forcible Touching
New York State Police have arrested an Upstate New York man on charges of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.
Upstate NY Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
New York State Police have arrested an upstate New York man on charges of child pornography.
Herkimer Co. School Ranks #1 in Algebra I Regents Scores
One local school ranked at the top of the list of all New York schools ranking best scores from the 2023 Algebra I Regents exams.
Original Woodstock Performer, Melanie, Dies at 76. Who Was She?
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Help Police Find This Week’s Crime Stoppers Wanted Person
Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is asking for people to share information on the whereabouts of this week's Wanted Person of the Week from Utica.
It Was 50 Years Ago This Month, Ed Hanna Became Utica’s Mayor
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Dr. Kent Hall Gets Set for Final Day at Wynn This Friday
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