WUTQ Talk Show to Add Co-Host Monday

September 30, 2011 by

UTICA/ROME -- Starting Monday, Mark Piersma will have a new co-host on his weekday show, Talk of the Town on Roser Communications Networks' WUTQ.  Longtime local business leader Frank Elias will join the three-hour gabfest, according to a press release from the station.

Here are some excerpts from that press release:

"The addition of Frank to the show is going to add a new Dynamic to an already successful talk show. Listeners will get a spirited but fair and balanced conversation that they can relate to," says Grant Roser General Sales Manager of Roser Communications.

Frank is the owner and president of the Utica Coffee Roasting Company, a business which he founded six years ago. Elias was most recently the president of the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce and previously employed at both Mohawk Valley Community College and Herkimer County Community College.

"I think it’s encouraging to see local ownership invest in a local show covering local issues. I’m extremely excited to have Frank in everyday as a co-host it’s really going to add another element to what we are doing in the morning." says host Mark Piersma.


"As the new co-host of Talk of the Town I'm excited to be able to bring my 20 years of business and community development experience to the show. This is going to be an exciting opportunity to engage people from this community on timely issues and to inform the general listenership on these issues," Elias said on joining the staff.

Talk of the Town can be heard weekdays 7-10am on 95.5 WUTQ, which is legally FM translator W238CA, simulcasting with 1550 WUTQ and 1480 WADR.

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