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Dan Connelly ('96)

Director of Branding & Programming for 97x in Tampa since 2014. Promotion Director/Marketing & Event Manager 1999-2014. Helped launch WSUN in November 2000. WSUN was a 2014 Marconi Award Nominee and 2015 Crystal Award Nominee. Started career as Assistant Promotion Director for Heritage Media in Rochester (1997-98) & Promotion Director at WWHT in Syracuse (1998-1999). Was named 30-Under-30 by Tampa Bay Business Journal in Oct. 2003.

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Joe Torres ('84)

Street reporter for WABC-TV, NYC and weekend anchor since 1996. Serves as Host of 'Tiempo,' a 30-minute public affairs program aimed at the Latino population. Won a Peabody Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award for his reports on the world-changing events of September 11th and an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Greenpoint Gas Tank Implosions in 2001. Started his career at WSAV-TV in Savannah, GA before moving to ABC affiliate WNEP-TV in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA and WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

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Nancy Logan ('79)

Over seven years as Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, Media Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Two years as Western Sales Manager for Broadcasting & Cable Magazine and six years as Marketing and Advertising Manager-West for TV Guide. Was elected to two consecutive terms as President of American Women in Radio & TV. Director of Corporate Relations and Philanthropy at Look Good Feel Better Foundation in Vienna, Virginia since 2015.

Casey Bortnick ('01)

Anchor for Spectrum News in Rochester, Buffalo and Albany since 2012. Has won seven RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one NY Emmy and multiple New York Associated Press Broadcasters awards. Previously with Spectrum Jamestown where he covered the five-month manhunt for fugitive Ralph “Bucky” Phillips.

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Mark Devine ('82)

Long career as one of the top morning shows in Phoenix with KDKB (1989-2005) and KLSX (2015-2023). Organized radio fundraisers for Soldiers Best Friend and other military charities, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. After retiring, joined the board of Soldier's Best Friend. fundraised on-air for a statue honoring Glenn Frey in Winslow, AZ. Previously worked at WCGR (Canandaigua), WRKI (Danbury, CT,) WZZO (Allentown, PA), and WGRX (Baltimore, MD).

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Mitch Cohen ('78)

Started the successful call-in trivia show Sportsline in the 70’s. Was a former Sports Director & PBP Voice for Brockport football and basketball. Is also the voice of CUNY Men’s and Women’s basketball for over a decade and creator of the innovative sports game show Sportsmarts heard throughout the New York metropolitan area. Regular supporter of the college & station for many decades via reunion organization, etc.

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Class of:

2018

Bernard Lynch - Former Chief Engineer who helped design the station's current facility in the Seymour Union and oversaw the transition to FM in 1981. He led the Production II studio design & expansion in 1995. And, he was a totable member of the FM Task Force.

 

David Van Wie - The station's first FM General Manager from 1981-1983. He oversaw the launch of the FM station in January ’81 including the logo design, format, studio build, transmitter installation and community relations.

He was the Sales Manager for two years at WADR in Utica/Rome. He was a graduate of Ithaca College in 1978.

 

Michael Doyle '80 - Currently managing 14 markets as Regional President/President of Sales Operations at Entercom. He is the GM for Pilot Communications & Sales Manager for Cox Radio. He was also the Former News Director, Sportscaster & DJ at 89.1 The Point and the BSG President from 1979-80.

 

Scott Fishman '79 - Senior Vice President and Executive Producer at Spike TV/Paramount Network. He's the VP, General Manager, Nickelodeon Studios Florida; he co-created “Guts." He began his career at MTV in 1981 as a Production Assistant and from 1983-1990 served as Director for various MTV programs including “Remote Control,” “MTV Spring Break” and “Yo! MTV Raps." He was the AM General Manager 1978 & member of FM Task Force at 89.1 The Point.

 

Ron Reger '71 - early station manager as a student and former Vice President and Radio G.M. of WTAR/WLTY in Norfolk, VA. His professional career took him to Rochester, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Norfolk/Virginia Beach and Pittsburgh. He spent nearly a decade as P.D./Operations Manager and co-host of the top-rated morning show “Reger & The Bull” at WNOR in Norfolk. He was the early station Program Director and Student Manager including transition of studios from Lathrop to Seymour for 89.1 The Point.

 

Stacey Fitch '85 - Vice President, ESPN Production Operations since 2015. She was the Senior coordinating director at ESPN from 2011-15. The was the Senior director, production operations (2008 – 2011), she led the operations team responsible for launching Digital Center 1, SportsCenter and NFL in HD. She won the “Technical Team Studio” Emmy award for “This is SportsCenter” and the NFL Draft in 2003 and 2005. She was the Program Director and a DJ at WBSU.

 

Tiffanie Wong '95 - Operations Supervisor (2015-present) & Technical Director (2014-15) at CNN, NYC. She was the Associate Director of the Golf Channel 2013-14 and Technical Director for the Orlando Magic (2012-14). She also worked for WNYW-TV in New York and WHDH-TV in Boston as well as being the Associate Director at ESPN. She was the FM Program Director and a DJ at WBSU.

 

Ryan Nobles '98 - A reporter for CNN since 2014 for their affiliate service Newsource during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. He was named Washington Correspondent for CNN U.S. in 2017 where he reports on politics, Capitol Hill and the White House. He began his career with WUHF and WHAM in Rochester, WKTV in Utica, WTEN in Albany and WWBT in Richmond, VA. The News Director, Sports Director, Operations Manager and did three seasons as the PBP voice for Golden Eagle Football and Hockey. He was part of small group planning and implementing brand change to 89.1 The Point in 1998.

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Gerald Ziobro ('70) was an integral part of the beginnings of the Radio Club and then oversaw the move from Lathrop Hall to the newly expanded Seymour College Union facility along with helping wire the campus for carrier current.

 

 

Dave Kane ('79) has been a fixture in Rochester radio for 38 years with the same station (WCMF) and the same time slot as one of the top shows among Adults and Men 25-54.

 

Robert Riggio ('80) has had a 37-year career in the New York media market most recently as a video journalist with NBC/Universal covering everything from Presidential trips abroad to the Olympic Games and more.

 

David Kalmowitz ('82) was the first Program Director when the FM frequency was launched in 1981 and has won seven Emmy Awards as a Director for 19 years with WPIX-11 in New York City.

 

David Cohen ('96) set the record for highest sales revenue in one year for the station helping fund the transition to digital with the first AudioVault system and has transitioned that to a very successful career now with WSB in Atlanta where he was recently the top seller in the nation for Cox Media.

 

Eric Finkelstein ('98) was Operations Manager and initiated the station's first broadcast from the Rock 'n Roll HOF in Cleveland. He is now Senior Director Of Event Operations at National Football League (NFL) where he is responsible for major events such as the Super Bowl and NFL Draft.

2022 Inductees

Paul Barsky ('78) has spent 13 years as a talk show host in Philadelphia, Dallas and South Florida after an 11-year career as a morning show host in Philadelphia with WPLY, WXXM/WMMR and WPTP.

Charlie Logan (79') was a three-time winner of Billboard's "Music Director of the Year; Program Director, APD, Music Director and on-air for 95YNF in Tampa plus WLUP & WWBZ in Chicago before spending seven years as Senior Director of Rock Programming for Sirius/XM.

Harry Goldberg (81') has a 38-year career as a Broadcast Engineer in Rochester, NY, Worcester, MA, Syracuse and Hartford. Key cog in construction of the FM studio, transmitter and tower for January 1981 sign-on.

Sandy (Cutarella) Waters (’98) was a morning show co-host on 98PXY in Rochester from 1999-2014 and with 98.9 The Buzz since 2014.

Tariq Spence (’99) has been a morning show host at WDKX in Rochester since 1999. Also did play-by-play for the Rochester Razorsharks basketball team for nine years.

Pat O’Keefe (’03) has been a Sports Anchor for News12 in Bronx/Brooklyn since 2007. Also an on-air announcer for the Big East Digital Network since 2014 along with host of pregame, halftime/intermission and postgame shows for New York Knicks and Rangers radio broadcasts on 98.7 ESPN since 2015.

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