Personalities

Robert Craig Savage

President and Founder

In 2024, Bob Savage marks 57 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, 107.3, 92.1 and 95.5 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 has shepherded The WYSL Stations through four major expansions including from daytime to fulltime operation plus a frequency change from 1030 to 1040 in 1997, a power increase to 20,000 watts in 2007 and our most recent increase to 27,000 watts this year.

Bob D’Angelo

Business Manager

Bob returned to WYSL 1040 in 2002 after ten years in retail management, 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 aspects of the business. Bob is a graduate of SUNY Alfred. He is Christmas Band Director as well as member of the Senior Choir and Bell Choir at Avon Central Presbyterian Church. Bob plays Cornet in the East Rochester Fire Department Band. A favorite hobby is restoring vintage electromechanical pinball machines and arcade equipment. He enjoys spending spare time playing games in his home arcade.

Jeff Miller

On Air Host and Producer

Jeff joined WYSL in 2009 and is the producer and host of the Time Out! radio show – featuring music, banter, humor, esoterica, interviews, and more.

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.  Visit Time Out Radio Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100060081556582

 

Ralph Esposito

Host: Second Amendment Show
Mondays &Wednesday 8pm, Saturday 12pm, Weekends 6pm

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he is a graduate of MCC and RIT in audio visual and professional photography. A professional photographer and videographer, writer, newsletter editor and author of several books and murder mystery plays, Ralph has also been in radio and video since college. He and co-host Bill Robinson have been broadcasting The Second Amendment Show since the late 90’s.

Kevin Wilson

Host: A Free Solution
Thursday 8pm – 9pm

Kevin Wilson is the former chair of the Monroe County Libertarian Party and has worked with Libertarian and Republican candidates at the local, state, and federal level to advance freedom. He’s been a consistent advocate for all of your liberty all the time. Kevin grew up in the Utica-Rome area, went to Wells College in the finger lakes, and now lives in the city of Rochester with his wife, son, dog, and cat.

 

Larry Sharpe

Host: Sharpe Way Radio
Tuesday 1pm – 2pm

Larry Sharpe is the Managing Director of the Neo-Sage® Group, Inc. and the Host of The Sharpe Way LIVE Video Podcast. He is a corporate trainer, executive coach and management consultant.

His specialties are sales, leadership and business growth. In addition, Larry consults with law firms for jury selection and trial prep, and with political campaigns regarding strategy and debate prep. He has been an interim senior executive for companies in times of crisis; filling a senior post and helping them find a replacement. Larry is also a professional speaker and has spoken at dozens of venues to a wide range of audiences throughout the US, Europe and Asi

He served as a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer from 1995 to 1999, and as a Secret Service agent from 1999 to 2011.

Capt. Steve Momano

Born in Rochester and raised in Irondequoit, CAPT Steve Momano, USN, obtained his BA from St. John Fisher College and his MA from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School before attending Navy OCS, Newport, RI, in 1984. His Navy odyssey took him from carrier duty in the Mediterranean and 4 HQ tours in Washington to command of the largest Naval Intelligence element in CONUS.

Paul Ciminelli

Host: Valor Radio
Wednesday 7pm,
Saturday 8am,
Sunday 12pm

Paul Ciminelli, Esq., has nearly 40 years of wide-ranging business, legal and government experience, and currently serves as Counsel to the Sheriff of Monroe County, NY.

Paul has a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester, a Juris Doctor from Rutgers and Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Paul was appointed in 2010 by the Monroe County Executive to serve as Chairman of the Veterans’ Advisory Board. In 2013 he received the Veterans Excellence- In-Law Unsung Legal Heroes Award for his pro-bono work on behalf of Western NY veterans. He is a staunch defender of Second Amendment rights and is active in a number of gun rights organizations. He served in the US Army for more than 30 years and retired after achieving the rank of Colonel in 2005. In connection with his military service Paul served on the faculty of the NATO School teaching throughout Europe, and is adjunct professor in the Homeland Security Management Institute at Monroe Community College, lecturing on terrorism and US internal security. He innovated Valor Radio as a weekly tribute to the valor and service of US armed forces personnel.

Joe Robach

Host: Joe Robach Show

Thursdays 1-2pm

joerobach@gmail.com

The Joe Robach show features former Senator and community activist plus guests discussing politics, government policies and organizations that serve the public. Audience participation is welcomed and appreciated!

Tom Hamilton

Host: Wall Street To Main Street

Fridays 4-5pm

Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from RIT in 1988. He developed his financial advisory skills over a 26-year career as an advisor, he didn’t start there, which broadens his understanding of how companies function. After college, Tom spent several years in industry, working in various capacities as an engineer providing engineering services to manufacturing companies in NY State and nationally.

Peter Vazquez

Host: The Next Steps Show

Weekdays 12pm

Saturday & Sunday 1pm

Peter Vazquez is a disabled-veteran, servant leader, business owner, and advocate who was born and raised in Rochester, NY. His years of community-centered service and decisive leadership in business and not-for-profit grassroots efforts provide a solid foundation and the source of his motivation to stand firm against the continued, tumultuous political decisions causing segregation. 

Peter is a husband and father of five, who also serves as caregiver to his elderly parents, and recognizes his calling after years of working alongside community leaders and organizers who seek a steady, rightful, and uncompromising voice. Peter is committed to bringing people together by uniting similarities and differences rooted in community thought and spirit with a mindset of listening first. He firmly believes in focusing on life, education, and entrepreneurship as paths to growth, celebration, and prosperity for every person in the community. Peter’s charismatic and genuine nature brings a unique perspective to the table, creating synergy where dysergy has been the norm for so long. According to one individual, Peter is the right person to work alongside to unite all persons seeking a New York centered on creating opportunity and growth, not dependency and pelf. His philosophy is based on the sanctity of human life, the promotion of free market principles, and limited government, making him an ideal partner to stand with to ensure liberty, demand integrity in a corrupt environment, and fight for what is morally right. Peter’s resolution is matched by his determination to demonstrate a servant’s heart, making him an admirable and inspiring individual.

Ayesha Kreutz

Co Host: The Next Steps Show

Ayesha was born in Massachusetts, raised in Key West, Florida, and Syracuse NY. She has traveled the country, lived in Rochester New York for 28 years and currently resides in Medina, NY.  She is the Bride of Christ, a wife, mother, Chaplain, friend, cowgirl and small business owner. As a Devoted Christian, Proud American and Active citizen, promoting righteousness, justice, liberty and virtue with the Frederick Douglass Foundation. Kreutz is sought after as a 21st Century Abolitionist, Political Consultant, Pro-life and motivational speaker.

JOSE PEO

Host: Politically Correcting
Monday & Wednesday 1pm, Friday 7pm

Rochester City Councilman Jose Peo strives to be a man of principle, guided by the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi’s timeless quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Rooted in a Christian upbringing, Jose’s life journey embodies the values of discipline, personal accountability, and responsibility.

A proud veteran, Jose’s commitment to discipline led him to serve his country as an Intelligence Analyst in Korea, along the Southern border, and in South America. Achieving the rank of E-5 Sergeant in an astonishing two and a half years, Jose led several deployment teams, authored multiple Standard Operating Procedures, and exemplified the work ethic instilled during his youth.  Post-military, Jose channels his expertise as the founder of TLS Funding Solutions, a business finance brokerage, and Built on the Roc, a business consulting firm. He also engages as a youth educator, real estate investor, and a minority-stake owner in multiple businesses.  In 2021, Jose took a bold step to address the tumultuous political landscape by launching the Politically Correcting Podcast. This platform is his response to the chaos influencing major decisions in the political realm, emphasizing the need for reasoned dialogue and understanding in today’s crazy world. Jose invites listeners from all walks of life to join him on the airwaves, so they too may feel empowered to speak honestly and bravely. His journey from a disciplined Army Sergeant to a multifaceted entrepreneur and community leader reflects a commitment to unity and shared values. 

Michael Hennessy

Host: Good News Talk
Saturday and Sunday 2pm

Mike Hennessy grew up in Geneva, NY – graduated DeSales High in 1976, and joined the NYArmy National Guard. In 1979 he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School and was Commissioned 2nd Lt at the age of 19. He returned to work in sales and marketing for 15 years and in 1993 became Director of Marketing for Wright-Wisner Distributing in Rochester. 

In 1997 Mike moved to the world of radio & media marketing at Entercom Rochester and then ClearChannel and WHAM 1180 in 2005. In ’09 he became the Open Door Mission’s first Development Director; 2 years later he was promoted to Executive Director where he significantly grew the resources of the organization while establishing the 65 year old ministry’s first women and children’s housing program. In 2020 Mike accepted the postion of Executive Director at Youth For Christ Rochester, a faith led Youth Development organization in Downtown Rochester. Mike & wife Cathy attend Bethel Christian Fellowship and son Joel serves in the US Air Force.

Andrew Battisti

WYSL Sports Director
Host: Kick In The Grass

Andrew Battisti, a native Rochesterian, has been on local radio over the past four decades, 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. 

Andrew also had a number of roles with the Rochester Rhinos, including play-by-play radio announcer and the host of Rhinos’ pre-and-post game shows on WYSL Andrew is the play by play host of Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks basketball on WYSL.

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.

Bob Luckey

Western New York Correspondent

In 2024, Bob Luckey marks 35 years as the Buffalo-based western NY correspondent for the WYSL stations, all part of a career spanning from the 1980’s to the 2000’s, which included on-air stints in Rochester, Seneca Falls, Dansville, Avon, and Springville.

Over the years, 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 select news stories from the Lackawanna Six case in 2002, to the Thanksgiving Eve car crash shutting down all western NY border crossings in 2023. Bob is a 1978 graduate of Penfield High School, a 1982 graduate of St. John Fisher University, and is featured on the Heroes’ Corner at US Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC.

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