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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 06:00am - 10:00am BIG WECK More Music Morning Show
Tuesday 06:00am - 10:00am BIG WECK More Music Morning Show
Wednesday 06:00am - 10:00am BIG WECK More Music Morning Show
Thursday 06:00am - 10:00am BIG WECK More Music Morning Show
Friday 06:00am - 10:00am BIG WECK More Music Morning Show

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

Monday 10:00am - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Tuesday 10:00am - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Wednesday 10:00am - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Thursday 10:00am - 03:00pm Roger Christian
Friday 10:00am - 03:00pm Roger Christian

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 and Adreyano live in Wheatfield and are expecting an addition to their family in December.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 03:00pm - 06:00pm Joe Chille
Tuesday 03:00pm - 06:00pm Joe Chille
Wednesday 03:00pm - 06:00pm Joe Chille
Thursday 03:00pm - 06:00pm Joe Chille
Friday 03:00pm - 06:00pm Joe Chille

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 06:00pm - 09:00pm Bobby O
Tuesday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Bobby O
Wednesday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Bobby O
Thursday 06:00pm - 09:00pm Bobby O
Friday 06:00pm - 09:00pm 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

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

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 08:00am - 11:00am Ronnie D Polka Show

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