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POTW: Ithaca College broadcasters reunite (2013)

ITHACA — Several broadcasters who learned their trade at Ithaca College got together last month during the college’s reunion weekend.  Longtime WHCU/WYXL General Manager Rudy Paolangeli — also an Ithaca College alumnus and former faculty member — shared a photo from the gathering.


Paolangeli is seated front and center at an audio console in his RP Media home studio in Ithaca.  Paolangeli was a graduate of the IC Class of 1954 and returned as a part-time member of the IC School of Communications faculty from 1963 to 1983.  Paolangeli retired from his full-time job as the GM and Morning host at WHCU and WYXL in 1988, but continues to produce and host a two-hour show that airs Sunday mornings on WHCU 870 and 95.9FM.

Standing behind Paolangeli, left to right, are some of his former students and where they’ve worked since their days in Ithaca:

  • Bill Diehl, ABC News Radio
  • Peter King, CBS News Radio
  • Bob Kur, NBC-TV and WTOP Washington news radio
  • Rick Sommers, WLTW (Lite-FM) New York
  • Glen Potkowa, General Mills Sales

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Our thanks to Rudy for sending in the photo!  It’s because of reader contributions like this, that we can continue our “Picture of the Week” tradition. If you’ve got photos of anything related to radio or TV in the Syracuse, Utica or Ithaca markets, send those shots to or upload through the Contact Form.  With your help, we’ll have another new Picture of the Week right here every Monday at 7:00am.

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