Tag: Rudy Paolangeli

POTW: Ithaca College broadcasters reunite (2013)

ITHACA -- Several broadcasters who learned their trade at Ithaca College got together last month during the college's reunion weekend.  Longtime WHCU/WYXL General Manager Rudy Paolangeli -- also an Ithaca College alumnus and former faculty member -- shared a photo from the gathering.

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Ithaca's Paolangeli still "Rudy on Duty," 25 years after retiring

ITHACA -- For many people, retirement provides an opportunity to pursue new interests that we couldn't realize while working full-time. So what has Rudy Paolangeli been doing since he retired from full-time duties at WHCU in 1988? More radio! This Sunday, it'll be exactly 25 years since his weekly post-retirement show started... and he's never […]

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POTW: Ithaca journalist interviews Ed Koch (1989)

ITHACA -- The late Edward Koch was best known as a three-term mayor of New York City, and before that, as a Congressman representing parts of Manhattan.  Although he focused his efforts downstate, there were some occasions where upstate journalists had opportunities to chat with Koch.

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Ithaca news/talker WHCU celebrating 90th anniversary

ITHACA -- On January 23, 1923, radio station WEAI signed on for the first time.  Two weeks from now, that station will reach its 90th anniversary... but it hasn't been called WEAI in decades.  Today, that station is News-Talk 870 WHCU.  Over the next couple of weeks, WHCU will be sharing plenty of memories from […]

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51-Year WHCU Veteran Paolangeli Honored

ITHACA -- The conference room at the Cayuga Radio Group has a shiny new nameplate on the door.  Last week, the Saga-owned cluster dedicated that conference room to Rudy Paolangeli, who has served at various capacities with news/talk WHCU for more than half a century.

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Former WHCU Women's Editor Barbara Hall Dies

ITHACA -- For nearly sixty years, listeners tuning in to News-Talk 870 WHCU may have heard the voice of Barbara Hall, the station's longtime Women's Editor. We're sorry to hear word from Ithaca of Hall's passing on Tuesday at the age of 89.

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POTW: Two-fer From the WHCU Archives

ITHACA -- We're back from a solid week off (anyone notice?) with a double Picture of the Week.  Our thanks to Rudy Paolangeli, who sent in two historic shots related to heritage Ithaca news/talker WHCU.  We've got one shot from the 90s and another that goes back to at least the 70s.

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POTW: Ithaca College Radio Drama (1950s)

ITHACA -- This week, we're heading more than half a century back in time, for another look into the extensive collection of longtime Ithaca broadcaster Rudy Paolangeli.  Although Rudy may be best known for his long-standing connections with WHCU, this photo goes back even further.

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Behind the "8 Ball"

How many of you CNYRadio readers remember the Western Electric 630A microphone?  Nicknamed "the 8-ball" due to its shape, this non-directional microphone was used exclusively at WHCU in Ithaca, New York during the 1940s and 1950s.

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POTW: Auburn Ping Pong Ball Drop (1960)

Updated 6:20pm - In the rush to get this done before heading out to Thanksgiving festivities, your editor forgot to insert the full-size photo into the article.  It's here now -- our apologies! AUBURN -- For our second week in a row, thanks to your reader submissions, we have a "classic" Picture of the Week! […]

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