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 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 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. Bob performs in the Senior Choir and Bell Choir at his Church
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, Holy Childhood, Rochester Press Radio Club and the Challenger Baseball World Series.
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.
Jim brought a change to Pittsburgh radio in the 60s and 70s, he was loud, and brash, and fun! Jim came to KQV from Ohio. Jim spent time at WLYT-FM in Cleveland Heights Ohio, went to Conneaut, Ohio, and then to WING 1410 AM in Dayton, Ohio before coming to Pittsburgh. Jim was in Pittsburgh twice. He arrived in Pittsburgh, August 30, 1967. In July of 1968, Jim left Pittsburgh for Philadelphia and WIBG. When Kris Stevens left KQV to head to sister station WLS in Chicago, it was time to bring our Leader back. On February 8, 1969, Jim Quinn came home to KQV. Jim remained at KQV until 1973. In 1973, Jim left for New York City where he was PD at WPLJ-FM, the ABC owned and operated FM in New York (formerly WABC-FM). Then he did the 7-Midnight shift on WPIX-FM also in New York City before going to WKBW in Buffalo. Jim calls Pittsburgh home again today. After a very successful stint in Buffalo, Jim again returned to the Steel City and 13Q (WKTQ). Since then Jim has remained a fixture on the Pittsburgh radio scene, with WTAE-AM, B-94 (WBZZ-FM) and WRRK. In January of 2004, Jim moved to a new talk station in Pittsburgh, WPGB 104.7 FM. Jim and his partner Rose Somma Tennet are also heard on WWVA in Wheeling, W.Va. and WHLO in Akron, Ohio. Quinn's syndicated show on WPGB ended on November 15, 2013 when he was unable to reach a contract agreement with the station. WYSL brought Jim back to the airwaves on April 1st 2015.
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 “Shannon Joy”.
Weekdays 2pm to 5pm
Call In: 855-40-LAURA (52872)
Michael Warren Thomas
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 www.SavorLife.com.
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.
Host: Valor Radio
Saturday 8:00am, Sunday 1:00pm
Paul is a Rochester native and a graduate of the University of Rochester, as well as Rutgers University Law School (Juris Doctor) and Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He’s currently senior partner in the law firm of Ciminelli and Ciminelli, has started a number of successful businesses in Western New York, and has served as a prosecutor in the Monroe County (NY) District Attorney’s office. Paul is a staunch defender of Second Amendment rights and is active in a number of gun rights organizations as well as veterans’ organizations. He served in the US Army for more than 30 years and retired in 2011 after achieving the rank of Colonel in 2005. In connection with his military service Paul completed numerous tours and deployments including Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia as well as serving on the faculty of the NATO School teaching throughout Europe, and is currently adjunct professor in the Homeland Security Management Institute at Monroe Community College, lecturing on terrorism and US internal security.
Host of "Red Wings Radio Show" & “Section Five Football Show
Greg Kamp 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.
Co-Host: "Kick In The Grass"
Andrew Battisti, a native Rochesterian, has been on local radio for 35 years, as a disc jockey, sports broadcaster, play-by-play announcer for the Western New York Flash, RIT soccer and basketball, St. John Fisher basketball, the Rochester Razorsharks and the Rochester Zeniths (basketball). Andrew has also had a number of roles with the Rochester Rhinos, including play-by-play and color commentator for video broadcasts, play-by-play radio announcer and the host of Rhinos’ pre-and-post game shows on WYSL. Andrew is currently the Director of Social Media for the Rhinos.
Host: The Computer Exorcist Show
Thursday nights at 8
Frustrated with your computer? Bombarded by error messages? Is your computer dreadfully slow? Don't bother buying a new one! The Computer Exorcist Show exposes the politics and concepts in the computer industry. You'll learn how to protect yourself from viruses, spyware, toolbars, spam, and scams. You'll learn how to speed up your computer, how to make educated purchases, and the answers to questions you may have, all in Plain English.
Marc-Anthony Arena, President of Teknosophy, LLC is an honors graduate of both McQuaid and RIT, with 15 years of experience in the tech field. His tongue-in-cheek teaching style attempts to blend a tech talk show with a comedy show. When he's not fixing computers or poking fun at them, he's on a road trip somewhere.
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 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 and homeland security, selected election campaigns, and economic and transportation issues of interest to the Rochester metro area. Bob has also provided headline coverage of selected news stories from the Lackawanna Six case in 2002 to Winter Storm "Knife" in 2014. 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 in Springville, NY.