We're starting to get close to the 2015
Binghamton Broadcasters Reunion.
The Reunion will will take place on Saturday, September 19, at the Binghamton Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Binghamton.
The Reunion is free and open to current and former
Binghamton Broadcasters and friends.
The program will consist of an optional buffet starting at 530pm, followed by visiting, and an awards program at 8pm.
If you are planning on participating in the optional buffet, the cost is $24.99, which includes tax and gratuity.
The menu includes tossed salad, chicken marsala, slow roasted brisket of beef, penne pasta in vodka sauce,
cookies, coffee, tea and dinner rolls.
Buffets must be paid in advance. Send a check as quickly as possible for $24.99 to:
Ray Ross/Binghamton Broadcasters Reunion, PO Box 303, Endicott, New York 13760.
The check should be made out to Ray Ross.
Please indicate Reunion Buffet in the subject line.
Please drop a note to let us know you're attending (even if you opt out of the buffet), to email@example.com
A list of those attending so far can be found at the end of this note.
If you're planning on staying on staying overnight at the hotel, the special rate is $129 per room. Call 607-772-7575 to make your reservations, and mention the Reunion when you call.
We're just about ready to announce the winners of our annual awards, which include Living Legend, Broadcaster of the Year, The Bill Parker Special Achievement Award and more.
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 winner of the annual Audio-Technica Working Broadcaster of the Year Award
will go to Dave Lozzi.
The Audio Technica Working Broadcaster award
is presented to someone currently working in Binghamton media, and who has become a broadcast veteran.
Dave Lozzi first joined Binghamton Broadcasting in 1989, joining the staff of Mix 1033 two months before the station went on the air.
Since then, Dave has been doing almost everything from being on the air, to assisting in continuity and traffic, and presenting the news.
In December of 2011, Dave was assigned the task of co-hosting the Mix 1033 morning show with Lori Martin.
Thanks to Paul Kaminski, a member of the Reunion steering committee and Audio Technica for making this award to Dave possible.
This year, as part of the awards program, the Binghamton Broadcasters Reunion will be acknowledging
Binghamton Television, with a salute to Binghamton Television Stations, Managers and Personalities.
We'll be showing clips and photos of the golden days of
Channels 12, 34, 40, and 46.
We'll also be acknowledging those TV broadcasters,
Past and Present that have made it all possible.
More details will follow.
We are pleased to announce that Bill Parker, the Dean of Broadcasting in Binghamton has been chosen as one of five New York State Broadcasters to be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association. That recognition will take place in New York City.
During our Reunion, a re-creation of the induction ceremony will take place with Bill, and a representative of the New York State Broadcasters.
Joining Bill in the NYS Class of 2015, will be Al Roker and three others.
Past inductees into the NYS Broadcasters Hall of Fame are Walter Cronkite, Harry Harrison, Bill Paley, Don Imus, Charles Osgood and more. Check out the NYS Broadcasters website for a complete list.
Bill is in very good, and well deserved company.
Here is a list, so far, of those planning on attending this year.
If you have indicated that you will attend, and you're name is not on the list, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Finkelman (2) WBNG WNBF AM/FM/TV WBJA WSKG
Barb Mack (All)
Big Wally WAAL, WYOS, Z93, Solid Gold 104.5
Bill and Martha Sitzman IBC
Bill Flynn (2) (B) All
Bill Parker WNBF WINR
Bo McDonald WHWK, WAAL, WYOS, WNBF, WLTB
Bob Connelly (2) (B) WINR WNBF
Bob Huckabone (2) All (B)
Bob Joseph Town Square Binghamton
Bob Savage (2) WENE, WNBF and 21 more
Brian Sickora (B) WSKG
Bruce Nelson WNBF
Bryan McGlynn WHRW, Genesee Media, WMRV Dansville
Candace Chapman WBNG
Carl Akins (B) WEBO, WWWT, WQXT, WENE, WTKO, WINR, WBNG
Chip and Brenda Austin WNBF, WKOP, WAAL
Chris O'Connor ALL
Criss Onan RCS, WFLR, WSFW
Dana Potter All
Damian Martin WBNG, WSKG, WICZ, WBGM What's Going on Binghamton
Daniel Laskaris I-Heart Binghamton
Dave Freeman (2) WHWK, WNBF, WINR
Dave Gardner (2) (B) WINR TV/AM, WQYT, WBNG
David Stewart WENE WBNG WTKO WHCU
Dave Lozzi (2) (B)
Denise Gorman Beck WBNG (B)
Don Giovanni (All)
Donna Kaufmann Nelson WINR, WNBF
Doug Mosher All
Elliott Brodsky WBNG, WSKG, Mr. B's Backyard, Empire Cable
Ferdinand Montalvo WHRW
Frank and Grace Penny (2) WEBO, 3WT
Fritz Orzelek (Tom Anthony) WINR, WENE
Gino Riccardelli (All)
Greg Catlin (2) WBNG
Gregg Neavin WAAL, WINR
Hank Sommers All
Jack Tobin Simek WENE, WICZ, WHRW
Jacque Mitchell (2) Jack Fischler's Daughter
Jay Purdy WEBO, WWWT, WINR, WKOP, WNBF, WMGC
Jeff Olin (2) (B) WKOP, WNBF, WENE
Jeff Simek WBNG, WNBF, WQYT, WINR, WKOP, WHAM
Jeff Stachyra WKOP< WENE, NewClear Studios
Jerry James (2) WHWK, B107
Jim Raftis Sr/Dr. Jim Raftis Jr. WEBO
Jim and Connie Pratt WNBF AM/FM TV, Time Warner Cable
John and Jenny Ceccherelli (2) WKOP, WENE
John Davison WHWK, WENE, WMGC-TV
John Landry WMGC, WUCI, CBS Radio New York
Judith Gross WEBO, WKOP, WSKG, WINR, Radio World Equinox
Keith Nelson WNBF, WKOP AM/FM, WINR, WNBF-TV, WAAL
Ken Morrison What's Going on Binghamton
Les Jinks WNBF, WBNG, CNN
Lisa Marie Schwartz WLTB
Lisa Vallone WICZ (2) (B)
Maggie Paige (Jody Foster) WAAL, WKOP, WYOS, WMXW, WNKI
Marc Ferro WAAL
Mark Williams WNBF WQYT WINR WICZ
Matt Beck WHRW, WNBF, WSKG, WBNG (B)
Matt Markham WBNG
Matt Lewis (2) WHWK WINR WYOS WAL
Michelle Buchanan (2) WNBG TV
Paul Kaminski PK Communications
Pete Bucky (2) All
Pete Kanze WABC WHN ABC Radio
Phil Jacobs Channel, Channel 40
Ray Ross (2) (B) WENE, WINR, WKOP
Rick Sedlak WINR, WWWT, WHWK, WRSG, WBNG
Ron Cappiello WDLA, WMGC, WSKG (2)
TJ Schwartz WLTB, Clearchannel Equinox
Tom Dockstader WNBF AM-FM-TV, WBNG-TV
Tom Picciano WNBF, WICZ,WSKG,WENE, WMGC
Tom Shiptenko All (2)
Tom Siglin Sigtomics, WHRW, WENE, WMRC, WKG
Tony DelNero WAAL
Westy (2) WHWK WENE Clear Channel
Will Rieckenberg Ashton Communications, SONY