ROCHESTER -- On July 6, former Syracuse radio personality Jack Mindy will be calling it a career... stepping away from the mic after more than half a century. Longtime Syracuse residents may remember Mindy's voice from WHEN, WFBL and WSYR during the 1970s.
In this week's NorthEast Radio Watch column, Scott Fybush also points out Mindy was working in the Salt City at just the right time to land himself a cameo in the 1977 hockey fan cult classic "SlapShot," which was filmed partially in Syracuse.
Mindy will be wrapping up his career at WGMC-FM, Jazz 90.1 in Greece, a suburb of Rochester. There, he serves as afternoon host and Operations Manager. The station, owned by the Greece Central School District, credits Mindy for heading up efforts in 2004 to increase the station's power sevenfold, to 15,000 watts, greatly increasing its listenership. Even though Greece is a bit far for most of Mindy's fans to tune in, the station is also streamed live online.
Besides working in Syracuse and Rochester, Mindy's resume also includes Buffalo, as well as some major markets including San Francisco, Detroit and Pittsburgh. You can reminisce with a trip to Mindy's website, where he has posted airchecks from all of the above and a few other places he's worked.