Longtime WCNY-FM personality and manager Don Dolloff has announced his retirement, effective October 7th. The retirement date coincides with the end date for Classic FM's current pledge drive.
According to an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard, Dolloff is temporarily headed to Pennsylvania, where his fiancee lives. The couple will eventually move to their native hometown in Massachusetts.
According to WCNY's website, Dolloff was Classic FM's first-ever live morning host on the station, back in 1975. He picked up PD stripes a year later. For awhile in the early 80s, Dolloff could be heard across the country for 8 hours a week via NPR's 24-hour classical music network. Since then, Dolloff has climbed the ranks to his present title: Vice President of Radio Operations.
No word yet on Dolloff's replacement. As of this writing, WCNY's Employment Page lists an opening for a grant writer, but nothing related to on-air work.
WCNY-FM's programming on 91.3 in Syracuse is simulcast on WUNY 89.5 Utica and WJNY 90.9 Watertown.