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.
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, and engineers three live church services, and The Grapevine - two hours of live talk featuring New York State wines. In 2013, he also began producing the live Saturday morning shows including The Tom Hamilton Show, Naturally Green, For The Love Of Food, and Discover The Finger Lakes. 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.
Bill Bennett, Host of "MORNING IN AMERICA"
The only radio talk show host ever confirmed three times by the U.S. Senate, Bill Bennett’s Mornings in America engages top-name guests and his legions of callers in no holds barred conversation. The show offers listeners a conservative, common sense start to the day with former Drug Czar and Secretary of Education Bill Bennett.
Weekdays 9am to Noon
Call In: 888-727-BECK (2325)
Weekdays Noon to 1pm
Shannon Joy is a Rochester native and on a mission to inform and empower today’s busy women!
She hosts the Conservative Chic radio program “Talking Back With Shannon Joy”.
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.
Rich Funke, Host: Just Sayin’ Commentaries
Rich is a native of Batavia, attended Pembroke High School and Adelphi University where he played quarterback and received his bachelor’s degree in Business. While at Adelphi he joined the University Radio station and fell in love with the Business of Broadcasting. During the summer he landed a job as a disc jockey at hometown radio station WBTA in Batavia. By the time he was a senior in college he was working fulltime at the Long Island Radio News Network. After college, Rich joined WHAM Radio and wound up being the first reporter on the scene at the Attica Prison Riots in 1971. In 1972 he was named News Director at WAXC Radio and in 1974 became Sports Director at WHEC 10. In 1980 Rich left Rochester to join WTVJ in Miami but missing the quality of life Rochester has to offer, he returned a year later and has been at NEWS10 NBC ever since. In 2005, he left the sports chair to become primary anchor of the evening news at 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m. Rich has covered numerous national events including Final Fours, Super bowls and the 5 year anniversary of 9/11. Rich retired from News10 NBC in December 2012 after a 44 year career in Broadcasting.
Weekdays 2pm to 5pm
Call In: 855-40-LAURA (52872)
Weekdays 9pm to Midnight
Call In: 866-99-DENNIS (3664)
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
Timothy M. Thornton, Host of The Military Exchange
Owner of Iron Mikes Military Exchange, 1994 - Present
Tim served in the US Army, US Army Reserves, US Air National Guard, US Marine Corp, from 1980 – 1991. He is a Veteran of the Gulf War, and Somalia. Graduate of the Military Police Academy, the School of Infantry, J.E.S.T, (Jungle Expert Survival Training) and Mountain Warfare School, Pohang, Korea. Tim is an active member in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Marine Corp League, the American Legion, and also participates in the Veterans Association Medical Benefits, Military Vehicle Club. Military Police Association, A.S.I.S
Iron Mikes Military Exchange and The Military Exchange radio show, help support Operation Wounded Warriors with The Pittsford Baptist Church, Toys for Tots, Oasis Adaptive Sports, Blue Star Moms, and The CDGA Vets Club.
Tim saw how Vietnam Veterans and Cold War Veterans were treated in the 60’s through 80’s and felt there needed to be a voice that uplifts the View of the Active Duty Veteran, Reserve, and Former Military in the eyes of their Civilian Counterparts. That was when the Combat Radio Network began for over 10 years running on local radio and Internet.
The Military Exchange radio show is Both News and Information, Military Politics, Humor, Commentary, and Real Life Heartache. Tim has a no Hold Bar approach to voicing His opinion in Favor of the Military Veteran.
Tom Hamilton, Host: "Tom Hamilton Show"
Saturdays 8am and Wednesdays 7:30pm
Tom Hamilton is currently President of Hamilton Wealth Management, an independent investment services 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.
Peter Haidt, Host: "The Credibility Report"
Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4pm
Pete calls himself “the accidental radio talk host” as his weekly shows launched unexpectedly while he was in a small Finger Lakes station one Saturday morning when a regular call-in show host didn’t show up for work. Pete swung into action on a moment’s notice – and he’s been on the radio regularly ever since; it’s been seven years! He’s owned the Auto Solutions used and service dealerships in Geneva and Canandaigua for 17 years, having established those shops at the culmination of a lifelong career in auto dealership development and service department troubleshooting all over the USA. Pete’s a husband, dad, and cancer survivor who has personally raised over $60,000 for cancer research…and when this car guy isn’t fixing, restoring, modifying or selling motive power, he’s just enjoying life as a philanthropist, pet lover and cook. Pete and his bride Teagan live in Victor, N.Y.
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 2014, Bob Luckey marked 25 years since moving from Rochester to Buffalo to continue his association with WYSL as its Western New York Correspondent; all part of a career that spanned from the 1980's through the 2000's that included stints in Rochester, Seneca Falls, Dansville, Avon and Springville. Bob has covered stories as diverse as border & homeland security, selected election campaigns, and economic & transportation issues of interest to the Rochester metro area. Bob has also provided headline coverage of selected news items from the Lackawanna Six case in 2002 to President Obama's western New York visit in 2013. 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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