August 8, 2015- WOLF & WNDR Radio celebrated their 75th Anniversary. To share this event the Dinosaur Radio group held a full day gala reunion of former employees including broadcasters, engineers, sales professionals, management and those who contributed to the stations success through the years.
The schedule for August 8th was as follows- 9AM- 12 noon- live broadcast on Dinosaur Radio family of stations with interviews of many of the returning greats from the 1950's to the present day (note- all recorded on air w/ Nick Caplan, Bob Brown, Tony Fallico, Lee Goodman, Melissa Midgeley, John Schrack). Also recorded special interview segments to be use for many history projects in the future by Ron Wray . In the afternoon a special luncheon for all attendees. Also one hour air shifts by Dusty Rhodes, Dick Snyder and Peter C. Cavanaugh 5-7 PM.
The evening consisted of historic fun for all attendees and fans at Pensabene's Casa Grande 8-11 PM with music provided by two of Syracuse's great bands- The Nightcaps (Dave Novak, Bill Weiss, Don Shoudy, Bob Papaleoni, Al McNeil) and Smokin (Frank Rhodes, Mike Ranger, Bob Lindburg, Jim Laretta). Hundreds of pictures were taken all the day by Lee Goodman.
Here is a list of those who returned to our historic broadcast facility between 9 AM- 11 PM for a great day of WOLF-WNDR history...
Dusty Rhodes, Peter C. Cavanaugh, Dick Snyder, Windy Craig, Dan O'Neil, Jim Davies, Gary Vann, Ron Wood, Dick Mastriano, Phil Market, Howie Castle, Don Ryan, John Gabriel, Rick Charles, Tony "Oscar" Davis, Tom Shine, Rick Gary, Pete McKay, Lennie Bilotti, "Stereo Steve" Becker, Phil Wells, Mike Andrews, Dave Mance, Dave Alexander, Terry Beacham, Tom Owens, Dave Bullard, Dennis Sick, John Bunkfeldt, Ted Monto, Lee Goodman, Bob Brown, Tony Fallico, John Schrack, Gary Michaels, Melissa Midgeley, Bretague Pidgeon, Nick Caplan, Craig Fox, Ron Wray,
Also Debbie Leonard Koekebacker (daughter of "Dandy Dan" Leonard & his grandson Todd Robertson) and Linda O'Brien (wife of Jim O'Brien). Good friends- Chet Andrews of Syracuse One Stop and Eddie G. (age 92) & Gary of Walt's Record Shop.
Famed Syracuse Musicians attending Sandy Bigtree, Loren Barrigar, Al Wolf, Mickey Palumbo, Dan Elliott, Tim Cleary, Ted Storto, Mark Hoffmann, Courtney Woods, Don Fitzgerald, Scotty Trudell, Dave Novak, Don Shoudy, Bill Weiss, Bob Papaleoni, Al McNeil, Frank Rhodes, Mike Ranger, Bob Lindburg, Dave Soule, Mickey Nicotra, Jim Laretta and many others.
A great day of WOLF-WNDR Radio history that we will remember of a long-long time. Thanks to all.....