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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.



1. Don Tandler - April 23, 2009

Sorry about that, Mike. I had hitched a ride with Howie Zeidman & Alan Needleman, & they were leaving. Catch you next time!

Mike Chimeri - April 23, 2009

That’s okay, Don, and thank you. 🙂
I had to edit out the last sentence of your comment because I was ashamed that I wrote Mike Allen when I meant Keith Allen. I had Politico on the brain for some reason. 😀

2. Kathy Cunningham - May 7, 2009

Great to see the entire day in your pics…especially the terrific shot of Bernie and yours truly.
Hope to see you next year…hopefully spnding more times as well!
April 17th…2010…it’s a date!
BTW…love Peter White!
All The Best!
Kathy Cunningham

3. Kathy Cunningham - May 7, 2009

Again..thanks Mike!
Where’s the spellcheck?
Miss Typo

4. Ted David - May 12, 2009

Nice pics Mike!!! Good to see you there!


5. Constance Currie - May 22, 2009

Many thanks for the great photo coverage of Radio/TV Day. I was there, but working, so I missed some of this. Next year should be even better.
Connie Currie, President LIWHS

6. Mike Chimeri - May 22, 2009

Thank you, Kathy, Ted, and Connie. I’m glad you you enjoyed the pics. It was my pleasure. I hope to see you all again next year. 🙂

7. Bill Mozer - May 28, 2009

Great job in documenting the event!

8. Roger Keating - August 26, 2010

Hi Maura

Please e-mail me

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