SYRACUSE — As Mimi Griswold prepares to retire after 20 years with Galaxy Communications — starting as the program director for K-Rock in 1992, and serving as VP of Programming for the entire company since 1998 — the programmer received a very special honor today. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney issued a proclamation declaring today to be “Mimi Griswold Day” throughout Onondaga County.
Galaxy CEO and President Ed Levine and his wife, Pamela, General Manager of Galaxy Events, read the proclamation today during a retirement party held at Galaxy’s Armory Square headquarters.
“It’s a great tribute to someone who has contributed so much to Galaxy Communications over the past two decades,” said Ed Levine in a statement. He reminds us, as was announced in September, that Griswold won’t disappearing completely: “Her continued involvement with the corporation in a consulting role will be a tremendous benefit into the future for us.”
Galaxy’s Carrie Wojtaszek tells CNYRadio.com noted local musician Dusty Pas’cal composed a song specifically for the occasion titled “Good Reign”, and she shares this video of the song being performed during today’s festivities:
Griswold announced her retirement plans in September. Galaxy plans to keep her on board on a part-time basis as a programming consultant, and to continue to host the long-running Blue Moon Cafe, Sunday mornings on TK99/TK105 (WTKW/WTKV) in Syracuse market, and on 96.9 WOUR in the Utica-Rome market.