Robert Craig Savage
President and Founder
In 2019, Bob Savage marks 52 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, 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.
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)
Julie Jordan DiPalma
Host: "We Concur"
Weekdays 12pm to 1pm
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. 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 also hosts the show about law and related issues, “Off The Record,” weekends on The WYSL Stations.
“The Dana Show”
Monday - Thursday 2pm to 5pm
Friday 2pm - 4pm
Call In: 800-510-8255
Dana Loesch hosts the award-winning, nationally syndicated radio show, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative from Dallas, Texas. Dana’s original brand of young, punk-rock, conservative irreverence has found a fast-growing audience in multiple mediums. Dana is listed in the top 25 of Talkers Magazine‘s top 100 “heavy hitters” and was named Missouri’s #1 Radio Personality in 2014. A former award-winning newspaper columnist, Dana was ranked as one of the top 16 most powerful mothers online by Neilsen and one of the top 30 Under 30 according to the St. Louis Business Journal. She was the 2012 winner of Accuracy In Media’s Grassroots Journalism award, as well as the inaugural Breitbart Spirit Award.
Weekdays 9pm – Midnight
Call In: 844-900-BUCK (2825)
Sexton formerly served as a CIA officer in the Counterterrorism Center (CTC) and the Office of Iraq Analysis. He completed tours of duty as an intelligence officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other hotspots around the globe, and led intelligence briefings for senior U.S. officials including President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Sexton also served in the New York Police Department (NYPD) Intelligence Division working on counterterrorism and counter-radicalization issues. A native of New York City, Sexton is the author of Occupy: America Spring, a behind-the-scenes exploration of Occupy Wall Street, including the radical roots and revolutionary goals that lie beneath the not-so-ragtag movement. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College.
Eric Harley & Gary McNamera
Eric Harley & Gary McNamera
Hosts Red Eye Radio
Weekdays 1am to 5am
Weekends 1am to 6am
Call In: 866-90-REDEYE
Red Eye Radio is the pre-eminent syndicated overnight radio show. Red Eye Radio’S mission includes virtually everyone living and working non-traditional hours. The audience includes shift workers, travelers, truck drivers and others who embrace the new 24/7 lifestyle, with many restaurants, retailers and other business establishments open round the clock. Red Eye Radio is the successor to Midnight Trucking Radio Network, a program whose roots go back 40 years. Each night the hosts of Red Eye Radio review the headlines, cover the issues that matter and keep listeners tuned-in with insight and perspective. Also on the agenda popular culture, family issues and detailed national weather forecasts.
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.
Host: Valor Radio
Saturday 8am, Sunday 1pm
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.
Joanna Palvino hosts the weekly "Seniors Rock Show" and she loves to laugh in the face of aging and just about everything else! After years as an account manager in media advertising, Joanna, a baby boomer herself, found her passion for everything elder. Her mission is to make getting older a little more fun for everyone!
"Seniors Rock Show" guests include experts in aging and related services, family members, care givers and elders themselves covering many topics; Senior Services, Entertainment, Real Estate, Travel and new product info.
Joanna is a member of the Greater Rochester Partnership for the Elderly, or G.R.A.P.E. and she's pursuing a certificate of gerontology from St. John Fisher College through Lifespan.
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 2018 Mike established Hennessy Advancement Solutions; a development consulting firm to help-faith based ministries achieve their purpose through development strategies and growth. Mike & wife Cathy attend The Fathers House and son Joel serves in the US Air Force.
Host of "Red Wings Radio 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 2019, Bob Luckey marked 30 years as the Buffalo-based western New York correspondent with the WYSL stations, all part of a career that spanned from the 1980's through the 2000's which included 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 selected news stories from the Lackawanna Six case in 2002 to the indictment of Congressman Chris Collins in 2018. Bob is a 1978 graduate of Penfield High School and a 1982 graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester.