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The WYSL Stations – always innovators in bringing you new, exciting talk talent – are pleased to announce a daily show at Noon hosted by local attorney, wife and mom Julie Jordan DiPalma! Julie is a political moderate – informed, intelligent and insightful, who stresses the concept of bringing people together in a media-circus atmosphere of division and tribal combat. She’s got plenty of opinion to share on local and regional issues, from Common Core to health care, intrusive government, Constitutional rights and punitive taxes. Julie cares about residents of Rochester, the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and Central New York and looks forward to sharing with you daily. Please welcome her to the daily line-up on The WYSL Stations!

Julie Jordan DiPalma is principal of the Jordan DiPalma Law Office, with branches in Pittsford and Palmyra. She lives in Pittsford with her husband Jeff (who is also an attorney) and her two children (who, so far as we know, are not.) Julie is an accomplished musician who enjoys singing opera and playing the cello. She has hosted the show about law and related issues, “Off The Record,” weekends on The WYSL Stations and The WYSL Radio Network for over a year.

Julie Jordan DiPalma

Locally-owned and operated WYSL celebrates 32 years of innovative programming and growth in January 2019! The WYSL Stations have evolved since 1987 from a small daytime-only AM station serving Livingston County, to a massive 20,000 watt presence on AM 1040 serving Rochester, the Finger Lakes and Western New York, from northern Pennsylvania to the St. Lawrence. FM 92.1 in Brighton/Rochester debuted in 2010 and FM 95.5 Spencerport started serving the western suburbs of Rochester in September 2018. WYSL has been proud to bring you Jim Quinn, Bill Nojay, award-winning Second Amendment Radio, Valor Radio for the military, Peter Haidt’s Credibility Report, Radio Free New York with Andrew Hollister, and Tom Hamilton’s Wall Street To Main Street as well as special programming for seniors, Native Americans and women. WYSL first innovated great national hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Dana Loesch, Bill Bennett, Alan Colmes, and Buck Sexton on local airwaves.


Simply put: Shannon allowed her contract to expire, which occurred October 27 despite our repeated efforts to get her to renew. In fact Shannon could have taken advantage of the 90-day prior-to-expiration automatic renewal clause, which would have extended the existing contract under existing terms as early as July with no negotiations necessary. (See the applicable page of Shannon’s contract HERE.) In deference to the 5 1/2 years we have been airing Shannon Joy we continued her show through November in the hope a renegotiation would occur, but without success. In short: the impression being disseminated on social media that somehow Shannon was blindsided by the cancellation of her show is.....well.....not accurate. Why didn’t she renew with WYSL? Beats us. We still don’t know.

No radio station will devote the considerable time and resources necessary to produce a daily talk show in the absence of a formal agreement. Contracts maintain order and protect the parties and professional relationships, as the current situation demonstrates.

We understand from social media that Shannon is launching a new venture. Be sure to watch for this – we sincerely wish her the best and repeat our thanks for her association with WYSL.

Jim Quinn lights up with SAFE-Act approved assault lighter
Jim Quinn lights up with SAFE-Act approved assault lighter

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