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Long Island Radio & TV Day 2009 April 23, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Media, Personal, Radio.

Last Saturday, I made the trek to C.W. Post for the annual Long Island Radio & TV Day at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, presented by the Long Island Wireless Historical Society and WCWP.  From 10AM to 4PM, exhibits, performances, and events were held in the Tilles Lobby, Atrium, and Patrons Lounge.

I arrived shortly after 12PM and began snapping pictures.

I was greeted by Kip Rosser playing the theremin, the first electronic instrument.

The audience (at the moment I shot this) included Ted David and Maura “Bernie” Bernard.  See if you can find them:

Kip between songs:

Here’s what else I found in the Lobby:

WGBB, my home from July 2004 to May 2005:

myWCWP, my home from October 2001 to May 2004, and May 2005 to January 2007:

Though I’m no longer with ‘GBB or WCWP, I’m an alumnus of both forever.

myWCWP’s Alana Leider gave a tour of the Abrams Communication Building every half hour.  Meanwhile, at the table, here are Jordan Lauterbach, Jessica Burke, and alumnus John Zoni:

On to the Atrium…


When I was at WGBB, the station shared WNYG’s building.  Here is the WNYG table:

And this is the Friends of WCWP and WCWP 88.1 FM table:

Bernie Bernard and Mike Schanzer (aka Mike Hendryx):

In the following picture:
Sitting L to R: Andrea Wiener, Anita Bonita, Keith Allen (WBZO-FM, B-103), Russ DiBello (aka Famous Amos), David Plotkin
Standing L to R: Brian Bannon, Mike Riccio

WCWP alumni: Jeff Kroll, John Zoni, Dan Cox:

John Zoni, Jeff Kroll, Dan Cox:

Mike Riccio, Bill Mozer, Bob Guthenberg (aka Bobby G):

John Zoni, Dan Cox, Bill Mozer:

Bernie Bernard and Kathy Cunningham worked together at WBAB-FM:

Dan Cox being interviewed by Jim Merritt of Newsday:

And to wrap up our look at Long Island Radio & TV 2009, me and Anita Bonita:

If you spot anyone you recognize in the pictures that I didn’t identify, let me know and I’ll edit their names in.

I had my chance to meet Don Tandler and fellow WGBB alum Mitch Lebe, and re-meet Jim Cutler, but there were gone before I could catch up to them.  I’m sorry I missed you guys.  Having said that, I had a great time.  Thank you to Bill Mozer, Dan Cox, and all those that help put together this year’s Long Island Radio & TV Day.

5/3 UPDATE: Here is the Newsday article that Jim Merritt was working on.  Thanks to Ted David for bringing this to my attention on the New York Radio Message Board.

5/7 UPDATE: The aforementioned Ted David wrote the following in a separate NYRMB thread entitled “LI Radio and TV Day a success”:

By all lights, Bill Mozer’s production was a smashing success.
If you missed it and missed this past Saturday’s Newsday, here is a shot of some of the folks who attended [picture in the post]:
Sal Giangrasso, Bill Diehl, Mitch Lebe, Bill Mozer and me.
Nice time was had by all. Come on out next time!

Sal, Bill D., Mitch, Bill M., and Ted were pictured in Studio 4 at WCWP, the very studio where I began my radio career on October 5, 2001.

10/6 UPDATE: I had to remove the NYRMB links and find a new Newsday link because the original links led (when I clicked on them today) to error messages.


No more Sirius for me. April 18, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Radio.

Earlier tonight, I canceled my immediate family’s three subscriptions to Sirius Satellite Radio.  In the four years we were subscribed to it, I rarely listened and no one else listened.  So, why even waste money by subscribing to something you never listen to?  That led to the cancellation tonight.

As a result, I have the following items available:

  • Audiovox Sirius tuner (SIRPNP2) with docking station

  • Sirius Boombox (SIRBB1); compatible with the above receiver

  • Audiovox Sirius mobile dock (SIRCK1); compatible with SIRPNP1 or SIRPNP2 (above receiver), unopened

  • JVC Sirius tuner  (KT-SR2000); unopened

  • JVC Sirius wireless FM car kit (KS-K6012); unopened

  • Sirius Stiletto 10 receiver with docking station

If anyone is interested in either or all of these, leave a comment to this post or e-mail me.

4/20 UPDATE: I found someone that was interested in all the items, but what you see in this post is what I had.

Smooth Jazz for Scholars 2009 April 17, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Personal.
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As I posted two months ago today, Jay Rowe’s 7th annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars concert will take place on Saturday, May 16.  The concert will be held at the Joseph A. Foran High School Auditorium in Milford, Connecticut, and will benefit the Milford Public School’s Music Department.

In addition to guitarits Chieli Minucci and Ken Navarro, and saxophonists Nelson Rangell and Marion Meadows, the concert will also feature guitarist Rohn Lawrence, drummer Dave Livolsi, bass guitarist Trever Somerville, and vocalist Lamone Andrews.  All four musicians are part of Best Kept Secret, Jay’s band.

Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased here.  And for more information on SJFS, visit Jay’s website.

7/12 UPDATE: A recap of the concert can be found here.

One year later… April 17, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Internet, Personal.

I can’t believe it took me two days to remember that one year ago Wednesday, April 15, The Mike Chimeri Blog was born.  This blog has become the place to read about what goes on in my life.

I’m sorry that there have been long lulls between posts lately, but I’ll have plenty to post about in the coming days and weeks.  Stay tuned.

Spring 2009 pre-order update #1 April 8, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Personal, Sports.
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Paul Brown & Marc Antoine’s collaborative CD arrived in my front porch yesterday.  As I type this early Wednesday morning, I just finished listening to all ten tracks.  I say this for nearly every album I listen to, but it was great.

Next week, Bernie Williams.

Spring 2009 pre-orders April 5, 2009

Posted by Mike C. in Comedy, Jazz, Personal.
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Since it’s now spring, any future pre-order posts will fall under “Spring 2009.”  So, here are the CDs I have to look forward to in the days and weeks ahead:

Paul Brown & Marc Antoine, “Foreign Exchange” (4/7, this Tuesday)
Joyce Cooling, “Global Cooling” (either 4/7 or 4/10; currently not in stock on Amazon)
Bernie Williams, “Moving Forward” (4/14)
Down to the Bone, “Future Boogie” (4/21)
Marion Meadows, “Secrets” (4/28)
Spyro Gyra, “Down The Wire” (4/28)
Richard Elliot, “Rock Steady” (5/19)

If I pre-order or buy anything else, I’ll post about it.  And of course, I’ll post when an album arrives and again after I’ve heard it.

I also bought “Dennis Miller: The HBO Comedy Specials” on DVD, which was released two weeks ago.  I should be getting that in a day or two.

4/13 UPDATE: “Global Cooling” is now available on Amazon through Group 2 Productions.  Amazon also lists “Rock Steady” as coming out next Tuesday, April 21, rather than May 19.  We’ll see if that holds up.

4/17 UPDATE: It didn’t hold up.  The listed release date is back to May 19.