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.
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.
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.
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 - Noon
Call In: 888-727-BECK (2325)
Glenn Beck is a leading American media personality, political commentator, author, and co-founder of Blaze Media, a multiplatform news and entertainment network available on television, radio, and the internet. Glenn's wit, candor, and commanding on-air presence have earned him the loyal support of a large, enthusiastic audience, as well as top ratings on network television and talk radio. He is a leading voice for conservatism and is a staunch defender of the Constitution, individual liberties, and free markets.
Host: A Free Solution
Weekdays 12pm - 1pm
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.
Host: A Free Solution
Weekdays 12pm - 1pm
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 Asia.
He was The Libertarian Party's Gubernatorial Candidate for New York in 2018. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Maryland and lives in NYC, with his wonderful wife that he met in high school and their two daughters.
“The Dan Bongino Show”
Monday-Thursday 2pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 4pm
Dan Bongino is an American conservative political commentator, radio show host, author, perennial candidate, and conspiracy theorist. 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.
“The Dana Show”
Weekdays 9pm – Midnight
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.
Eric Harley & Gary McNamera
Eric Harley & Gary McNamera
Hosts Red Eye Radio
Weekdays 1am - 5am
Weekends 1am - 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.
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.
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.
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.
Host: The Computer Exorcist Show
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 for the WYSL stations, all part of a career that spanned from the 1980's to the 2000's which included on-air stints Rochester, Seneca Falls, Dansville, Avon and Springville. Over the years, Bob has covered stories as diverse a 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 death of western New York injury attorney Stephen Barnes in 2020. Bob is a 1978 graduate of Penfield High School, a 1982 graduate of St. John Fisher College, and is featured on the Heroes' Corner at US Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC.