Season 1, Ep. 7

Insert Laugh Here. Interview: Lynn Kavanagh I had a fantastic conversation with this week’s guest, Lynn Kavanagh. I met her probably back in 1995 or 96, when she began training to become a DJ at WONY. And let me tell you, back then she cracked me up. She still does. We talked about a life […]

Season 1, “bonus”

My Friend Greg I think this is what may be called a “bonus” episode…but that’s not the best way to frame it. Better, I think, to say I’m diverging from the usual format. Themes of living and dying are heavy in my heart this week, and I feel compelled to tell you this story. DJ […]

Season 1, Ep. 6

Double down. Interview: Bill Childs Back in August, Bill Childs was featured in an NPR piece on Action Park, or more accurately about a law class he teaches called “Recreation and Risk: Lessons from Action Park” This NPR interview nicely illustrates one of the intersections where Bill exists simultaneously, yet not exclusively: a blend of […]

Season 1, Ep. 5

Balance. Interview: John O’Rourke Focus your work on what you love, or find work you enjoy and that suits your skills? Explore the path of someone who chose the latter, my friend and former college radio music director John O’Rourke. We’ll reminisce about “station life,” learn about the perks of being a music director of […]

Season 1, Ep. 4

Rewind & Play. Interview: Courtney Edwards This is a true flashback episode – so many places and names- If you’re a SUNY Oneonta alumn, I’m sure there’s something here that will trigger a memory. College cafeterias, dorm life, then a turn into interconnectedness and branching out into living as who you are. Hers is a […]

Season 1, Ep. 3

What We Want. Interview: Dr. Evan Lipson This episode’s guest is a bit different from others I’ve hosted. Dr. Evan Lipson wasn’t in college radio, but he does have radio experience which helped chart the course for a career in media. A dream job, actually. Well, I would think. And obviously, this was what he […]

Season 1, Ep. 2

Rebound. Interview: Heather Carroll O’Bryan When the going gets tough, Heather Carroll O’Bryan digs in.A tale of drive, with a few bumps in the road, Heather shares how unexpected events shaped her life and her career.With humor (and love for DMB), she tells us about her time at W.O.N.Y. as well as stations (not radio) […]

Season 1, Ep. 1

What Next? Interview: Mark Rosenzweig Although Mark was a college DJ at our alma mater, the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, his aspirations weren’t rooted in radio. Of the many roles he holds, he’s also my husband.  Does WONY’s General Manager from 1997-98 end up as a broadcast professional, or does his […]