Robert Craig Savage, President and Founder
In 2007, Bob Savage marks 40 years in radio and TV, including stints on the air and in management in New York City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, Buffalo and Knoxville, TN - as well as four radio stations in Rochester and on-air as nighttime movie host on Channel 31. Bob built the original WYSL in 1986 and secured the FCC grants for FM stations in the metro on 93.3 and 107.3, as well as for full-power TV stations in the U.S Virgin Islands and Altoona, PA. He's a graduate of Ithaca College and the University of Tennessee Law School at Knoxville, with honors. Bob is a voiceover talent for WHEC-TV, ROC Communications, Turnbull Heating & Air, Henderson Automotive, Hoselton Automotive Group, and several automotive and retail clients in Syracuse.
J.C. DeLass, Station Manager
J.C. DeLass has been station manager at WYSL-AM (1040) / 92.1 FM since 2001, supervising all aspects of programming, production, promotion and sales/marketing. J.C. is also the primary play-by-play announcer for WYSL's extensive college sports coverage, broadcasting over 120 local college sporting events each year including all University of Rochester basketball and football games, as well as St. John Fisher College basketball, SUNY Geneseo basketball, Roberts Wesleyan College basketball, the Wendy's College Classic basketball tournament, Nazareth College lacrosse, and more.
J.C. has over 25 years of radio and television broadcasting experience and has been honored twice as Rochester's top sports broadcaster (2005 at WYSL and 1990 at WROC-TV).
Bob D'Angelo, Business Manager
Bob returned to WYSL 1040 in 2002 after ten years in retail management and distribution and outside sales, where he received several awards and honors for various achievements. He was originally Operations Manager at WYSL (1988-1992) in its earlier stages of development and returned to supervise operations, production, sports, and other daily activities in broadcasting, his true love. Bob is a graduate of SUNY Alfred with a degree in Electronic Technology. He is an accomplished musician, playing Trumpet, French Horn and Bass Guitar.
Joe Lasky, News Director
Host: Livingston Online
Joe joins WYSL following 4 1/2 years with the Fingerlakes Radio Group (WGVA, WAUB, WCGR) as sportscaster, weekend news anchor, news correspondent, and fill-in host. Joe was also producer of The Credibility Report with Peter Haidt for 3 years. Joe is a Buffalo native, graduated from FLCC in 2007, and also serves as a sportscaster for Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Kevin Meath, Sales Manager
Kevin is a lifelong resident of Rochester, New York, graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School and earned a B.S. Degree in Business Administration at R.I.T. He brings over 30 years of media sales experience to WYSL. He is the son of popular radio/TV personality Eddie Meath and very active in charity with the Eddie Meath Penny Fund,
School of the Holy Childhood, Rochester Press Radio Club and the Monroe County Special Olympics.
Jeff Miller, Weekend Producer
Jeff joined WYSL in 2009 as Sunday morning producer. He engineers three live church services, and two live talk shows featuring Toronto Life, and New York State wines. Jeff also does voiceover work and maintains a loyal customer base of advertisers. Jeff's broadcasting career started in 1981, hosting a weekly classical music program at WRUR (88.5 FM). From 1990-1995 he hosted a weekly jazz music show at WITR (89.7 FM). In his spare time, he volunteers at the Antique Wireless Association (AWA) Museum in Bloomfield, NY and enjoys getting on the amateur bands with his F.C.C. Extra Class license, N2AWA.
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Bill Nojay, Host: "Bill Nojay Show, Upstate's Radio Revolution" - Weekdays at 1pm
Bill Nojay is a political activist and lifelong resident of Upstate New York. He was appointed by Governor Pataki to be the Chairman of two New York State agencies, and has been the Chairman, Director or Treasurer of numerous civic, political and not-for-profit groups, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Monroe County and the International Business Council of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He has traveled, worked or lived in 33 countries, most recently as an election observer in Ukraine and Afghanistan. Bill is also an EMT with his town's volunteer ambulance service. He lives with his family in the Town of Pittsford.
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Michael Warren Thomas, Host / Producer
Michael Warren Thomas hosts and produces five hours of live radio every
weekend. Saturday morning features gardening, restaurants and travel from 9-
12noon. On Sundays it is antiques and wine from 10-12noon on Sunday. After
seven years on another Rochester station, Michael moved his five hours of
weekend broadcasting to WYSL 1040 in February, 2002. "It is a wonderful
match, bringing my local small business sponsors to this independent, family-
run station." Details about the five shows are available at
Tom Hamilton, Host: "Tom Hamilton Show"
Saturdays 8am and Wednesdays 7:30pm
Tom Hamilton is currently President of Hamilton Wealth Management, an independent investment and wealth management firm in Pittsford, NY. He has been in the financial advisory business for 16 years, starting his own firm six years ago. He is a 1988 graduate of RIT as a Mechanical Engineer. Prior to beginning his profession as an financial advisor, Mr. Hamilton worked in industry as a sales engineer covering most of WNY and saw first-hand how NY State was losing out in manufacturing. He gained an appreciation for both factory workers and business owners, unions and management at the many companies that were his customers. Tom is married, with three boys and is very active in coaching youth sports.
Curt Smith, Host: "View From Here" and
“A Talk In The Park” Saturdays 12pm
ScottPitoniak, Host: "A Talk In the Park” Saturdays 12pm
Greg Kamp, Host of “Youth Sports Now” Wednesday 6:30pm
Greg Kamp, host of Youth Sports Now has been a youth sports manager, coach and administrator for the better part of 23 years. He is currently the President of Penfield Little League and sits on numerous advisory committees for youth sports programs locally and nationally, including New York District 4 and Little League International. Kamp is a SUNY Youth Sports Institute certified coach and continues coaching today.
Kamp is also the president of Strategy First (www.strategyfirst.biz), a marketing, public relations and social media firm working with businesses, providing creative communications solutions.
Greg is a former sports producer at WHAM-TV here in Rochester and a producer for ABC News and Sports. He has worked via his agency experience with NASCAR, the PGA TOUR, the New York Mets and Legends of Sports. He is the father of four children, all adults now, who played youth sports when they were young. Kamp resides in Penfield with his wife Cathy.
Joe "Red Card" Sirianni, Host: "Kick In The Grass"
Joe Sirianni, born in Italy, has been part of the Rochester soccer scene since coming here in the mid-1950s, first involved with the Italian American Sport Club, then as trainer and traveling secretary of the Rochester Lancers and Rochester Flash, and most recently as host of the soccer show. He lives in Gates. Joe is also member of the American Community Center and the Gates Amita Club. For more information, visit www.soccerisakickinthegrass.com.
Andrew Battisti, Co-Host: "Kick In The Grass"
Andrew Battisti, a native Rochesterian, has been on local radio for 25 years, as disc jockey, sports broadcaster, play-by-play announcer for St. John Fisher and RIT basketball, the Rochester Rhinos, the Rochester Zeniths of the Continental Basketball League; host of pre-and-post game shows on Rhinos' radio broadcasts on WYSL, as well as member of the broadcast team of "Kick This - The Soccer Show".
"Mr. Zero" Dick Howard, International Correspondent: "Kick In The Grass"
A member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame, Dick Howard was one of
Canada's top goalkeepers for over a decade, playing 7 years in the NASL,
including manning the nets for the 1970 NASL Champion Rochester Lancers,
where he earned the nickname "Mr. Zero" both for the number he wore and
the shutouts he posted. Howard has been member of the FIFA Technical
Study Group for the past 16 years, most recently lending his talents to
the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada. Howard also graces the TV screens
in North America on both Fox Soccer Channel and the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation as a color analyst and in-studio host.
Bob Luckey, Western New York Correspondent
In 2013, Bob Luckey marks 30 years since debuting on Livingston County radio, beginning in Dansville and then in Avon, all part of a career that spanned from the early 1980's through the 2000's that also included on-air stints in Rochester, Seneca Falls, and Springville. As WYSL's western New York correspondent, Bob has covered stories as diverse as Native American gaming and taxation issues, border and homeland security, selected election campaigns, and economic and transportation issues of interest to the Rochester metro area. In addition to being an occasional guest on "Livingston Online", Bob has provided headline coverage of selected news items from the Lackawanna Six case in 2002 to the murder-suicide case involving Erie County Medical Center trauma surgeon Timothy Jorden in 2012. Bob is a 1978 graduate of Penfield High School, a 1982 graduate of St. John Fisher College, and does the voice-over announcing the "9 AM Open Mike" public affairs show on WSPQ Radio in Springville, NY.
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