SYRACUSE -- How well do you know your upstate New York history? Oneonta radio personality Chuck D'Imperio knows quite a bit -- enough to write a few books about it! And yes, Oneonta's outside of CNYRadio.com territory, but D'Imperio will be in our coverage area next week, discussing some of the stories in his latest book at the Manlius Historical Society's annual meeting.
D'Imperio hosts morning drive on country WDOS (730AM) and a 2-hour Thursday night specialty show on Mix 103.9 (WSRK).
He's also authored a number of books on various history-related topics. On June 9th, he'll be speaking about the book he's holding in the photo above - Upstate New York: History Happened Here.
The book looks at 25 people, places and events that made upstate a place "where history happens." According to an announcement from the Manlius Historical Society, "you'll meet the first woman to run for President (no, not Hillary Clinton!), America's most beloved folk artist and the man who helped found NBC, RCA and GE!"
Among other things, the book also includes a mention of "Robert Goulet's final curtain call" -- you may recall the singer felt ill following an appearance in Syracuse in 2007 and died a little over a month later. The book also includes L. Frank Baum, the Chittenango-born author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and several sequels.
When: Wednesday, June 9th at 7pm
Where: Minoa Municipal Building, 240 North Main Street in Minoa. Attendees are asked to use the back entrance to the building.
Additional Info: Meeting will begin with a brief business session including the election of trustees and officers for the coming year. D'Imperio's talk will follow.
Admission: Free, but donations to Manlius Historical Society are welcome and appreciated.