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Joe Chille

Joe Chille spent over 50 years in the broadcast industry working for companies including CBS, Taft, Infinity Broadcasting, and Townsquare Media. Joe has been recognized as one of the nation’s best radio programmers by Radio Ink Magazine and has been interviewed by Billboard Magazine, Inside Radio and other industry publications. Under his own company Joe Chille Productions, Joe is still heard across the United States in commercials airing on radio networks, on WAVY-TV in Virginia Beach and on local TV and radio. Joe spent 38 years as a Marine Deputy and retired from seasonal work with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office in December 2017. Joe has two grown children--Joe, who is a computer engineer and daughter Justine Mariani. who with her husband Matt and sons Gianni, Adreyano and daughter Via live in Wheatfield.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 06:00am - 09:00am Chille for Breakfast
Tuesday 06:00am - 09:00am Chille for Breakfast
Wednesday 06:00am - 09:00am Chille for Breakfast
Thursday 06:00am - 09:00am Chille for Breakfast
Friday 06:00am - 09:00am Chille for Breakfast

Tom Donahue

Tom started his Buffalo career in the mid-70s at WGR. After a long run at 550 AM, he went on to host mornings and serve as Program Director at WNUC, before landing in the midday shift at WHTT. His 'Original Saturday Night All-Request Oldies Show' became one of the most popular weekend shows in Buffalo radio history. Tom moved to news at KB Radio 1520 when it returned to music in 2003, and also anchored at WLKK. 'The Professor' is just as well-known for mentoring several generations of future broadcasters at Buffalo State College.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 09:00am - 12:00pm Tom Donahue
Tuesday 09:00am - 12:00pm Tom Donahue
Wednesday 09:00am - 12:00pm Tom Donahue
Thursday 09:00am - 12:00pm Tom Donahue
Friday 09:00am - 12:00pm Tom Donahue
Saturday 01:00pm - 06:00pm Tom Donahue

Roger Christian

Roger started his illustrious career in Buffalo at WYSL (103.3 FM) as a Teen-DJ in 1964. From there, he worked from 1968-1970 at WFCI Radio, Franklin College of Indiana, 1970-1973 WYSL (1400 AM), 1973-1976 WGRQ (96.9 FM), and then from 1976-2019 at WBEN-FM, WMJQ, WTSS (102.5 FM). Roger has performed just about every job imaginable in radio, and is now hosting middays while you work right here on BIG WECK!

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 12:00pm - 04:00pm Roger Christian
Monday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Tuesday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Wednesday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Thursday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Friday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Roger Christian

Bobby O

A native of Lackawanna, I grew up listening to the legends Danny Neaverth, Jackson Armstrong, George Hamburger and many others. Back when AM radio was playing the hits, at night time you had your choice of stations from around the country. I was a big fan of WABC New York. DJs like Dan Ingram and Cousin Brucie. Here in Buffalo we had the advantage of hearing stations from Toronto and Detroit. 1050 CHUM and CFTR 680. One of my favorites was CKLW AM 800. Even though they were in Windsor Canada, it was known as a Detroit radio station. As a student at Buffalo State College, I worked at the radio station where Byron Brown was a news anchor, and would announce the headlines on my show. That's when I also became a big fan of Harv Moore. In 1979, he was the first one to hire me for my very first radio gig at WYSL 1400 AM, where Buddy Shula was also beginning his radio career while still in high school! I ended up leaving and working in Philadelphia, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Long Island, Lubbock Texas and Rochester. Now I'm back here in Buffalo working with all the folks I knew back in the day. A true all-star cast. Catch me weekends here on BIG WECK and we can reminisce about the good times and play your favorite Oldies!

On-Air Schedule

Monday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Bobby O
Tuesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Bobby O
Wednesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Bobby O
Thursday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Bobby O
Friday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Bobby O
Saturday 09:00am - 01:00pm Bobby O

Glenn Topolski

Growing up I found radio to be fascinating. I remember many times recording the radio on tape and then playing back the song as I talked before and after it. I admired all those that I heard on the radio and always said, “that’s going to be me someday”!

I began in radio as an intern and worked my way up. I was determined that when I went into my internship that I was not leaving the radio station without a job. Within the first three months, I was earning a paycheck while working as a board operator at Star 102.5 and AM stations here in Buffalo including WWKB, WBEN and WGR. Later that year I was promoted to morning show producer. Over the next 16 years I learned so much about radio as I was on the air and I worked behind the scenes. Other stops along the way included top radio stations in Buffalo, Olean and Springville. I enjoy being on the air but my true passion is programming and working with the music. I also enjoy doing voice-overs and radio production.

When I am not on the air you will find me in my hometown of North Tonawanda. Spending time with my wife and two children is what I like to do in my spare time. Coaching T-Ball, watching the Bills and Sabres and exploring new restaurants/places in Buffalo is what I like to do in my spare time.

Thank you for spending time with us on BIG WECK! We’re glad you’re here. Our goal is to provide unbiased, no opinion news delivered by trusted and well-known Buffalo voices while also providing you with the biggest and the best music library in Buffalo. This is also known as the BIG WECK Way!

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Glenn Topolski
Monday 07:00pm - 12:00am Glenn Topolski
Tuesday 07:00pm - 12:00am Glenn Topolski
Wednesday 07:00pm - 12:00am Glenn Topolski
Thursday 07:00pm - 12:00am Glenn Topolski
Friday 07:00pm - 12:00am Glenn Topolski

Junior Rosati

My name is Junior Rosati and I’m no stranger to the airwaves in Buffalo! I was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY and took a fondness to music, radio and entertainment very early on.

I grew up listening to radio and music in the car with my dad. From Mel Torme to Buddy Rich and Chicago to Doobie’s—I heard it all! Then as I got older, much like my dad, I taught myself how to play the drums and naturally, began exploring a wide range of music! From rock n roll to experimental, jazz, fusion, alternative, hip hop and oldies—I listened to whatever I could find.

From that same early age, I ALWAYS was playing with some kind of recording/sound device; microphones, karaoke machines, tape recorders, radios, you know- the fun stuff! I was fascinated by DJs, producers and radio personalities and their ability to create an energy and a vibe with music, sound and imagination. I always knew I wanted to be behind a microphone…and I can’t sing—so that wasn’t an option!

As I got older my love for radio only grew stronger. I listened to all of the local rock stations and called my favorite DJs—HOPING they would answer; just to hear their voice and maybe ask them how they choose the next song. With that, my familiarity with local radio and all it had to offer grew as well!

Basically, I love everything about radio and music. From the microphones to the cords, to the mic stands and the speakers, to the computers and the radio mixing boards, to the voices, the people and the local community that radio is meant to reach, I love it all.

I’ve been working professionally here in Buffalo for over 6 years, on many other stations and have never been more excited than I am right now to be a part of the BIG WECK and have you as a friend!

We appreciate you making BIG WECK Buffalo’s best and most local station!

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 12:30am - 06:30am Junior Rosati
Sunday 09:00pm - 12:00am Junior Rosati
Monday 12:00am - 06:00am Junior Rosati
Tuesday 12:00am - 06:00am Junior Rosati
Wednesday 12:00am - 06:00am Junior Rosati
Thursday 12:00am - 06:00am Junior Rosati
Friday 12:00am - 06:00am Junior Rosati
Saturday 12:00am - 06:30am Junior Rosati

Ronnie D

Broadcasting is my life. I remember, as a kid using a cassette tape recorder and doing play by play for make believe football and hockey games; and of course the Buffalo team won !!

I started in radio in May 1979 while earning a bachelor's degree at Medaille College. Ramblin' Lou Schriver gave me my first job at WXRL. After working at WXRL from 1979 - 1982, I went to a new station called WUWU 107.7FM. After a few months the station owner Dr. Ron Chmiel asked if I would do a Polka show. I said yes, while doing the show one Sunday morning, I thought of "Big" Steve and told Chmiel about him.

Steve and I worked hand in hand, Steve did the on - air; I did the advertising sales and filled in for him on the air. In 1986 WUWU FM was sold, we formed our own company, and bought time Sunday mornings on WBTF 101.7FM and Monday - Saturday on WHLD 1270AM, since then Western New York has had Polka music on the radio seven days a week. In 1992, the Sunday show moved to BIG WECK 1230AM. In 1999, Steve passed away. I continued the program calling it "Drive Time Polkas".

In 2006, WHLD's management changed and so did the format. I was told to leave. I called Ramblin' Lou and after 25 years, I was back at WXRL 1300AM from 5 - 7pm where I'm still heard today, as well as Sunday mornings on BIG WECK, 8 - 11am. My company is: R.J.D. Media, Inc., and I'm one of the few people that sells advertising and plays polka music for living.

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 09:00am - 12:00pm Ronnie D Polka Show

Steve Goddard

I was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which makes me a true ‘Okie from Muskogee’. That’s what they tell me, I really don’t remember. One Christmas at the age of 4, I got my first real record player and a kid’s trap drum set. At that point I was off and running in a world of music that continues to this day. In 1968 between my Sophomore and Junior years in high school, I replaced Mark Driscoll (who had just graduated) at KBIX in Muskogee. During my years at Oklahoma State University, I sometimes worked at 4 different stations: the two on campus, weekends driving back to Muskogee, and WKY in Oklahoma City…I got good at juggling each station’s call letters. at one of the top country stations in the USA, KNIX, where I stayed for 13 years. For 8 years after that, I held down afternoons at KOOL-FM. Today, I’m still on the air in Phoenix for Hubbard Broadcasting at KAZG – Oldies 92-7.

After graduation from Oklahoma State, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some marvelous people at some great stations: WFAA, Dallas Bud Buschardt (who changed my life by introducing me to Joel Whitburn’s Record Research books, which prompted me to organize my bulging record collection) – KCBQ, San Diego – Charlie and Harrigan, Shotgun Tom Kelly, and on Labor Day 1979, I moved to Phoenix where I put down roots. Starting with KZZP and Don Benson and later Guy Zapoleon, I meandered through the market since I moved here 42 years, with memorable times at Buck Owens legendary KNIX and later the original KOOL-FM.

Music had been central to my life, not just on the air but off as well. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to meet and interview many of the artists we grew up with. Those interviews, combined with my music collection of over 16,000 original singles, 10,000 albums, and 8,000 compact discs, are what goes into putting Goddard’s Gold and The 70’s With Steve Goddard together. I hope the love and passion comes through. It’s an honor to share my collection and over half century in broadcasting with you.

On-Air Schedule

Saturday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Goddard's Gold Show
Saturday 09:00pm - 12:00am The 70’s with Steve Goddard

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