Rochester radio legend Jack Palvino and media scholar Tom Proietti will discuss the history of radio in Rochester in the “Rochester Radio Roadshow” from 2 to 3 p.m. on May 31 at St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge, 900 Cherry Ridge Blvd., Webster.
The “Roadshow” takes the form of a lively conversation between Palvino and Proietti on Rochester’s radio broadcasting history. It will also focus on Palvino’s esteemed career in local radio including stations WBBF and WVOR and his role in shaping the media landscape in Rochester.
Palvino is a broadcaster known as a beloved on-air personality and a successful station executive and owner. A graduate and longstanding trustee of St. John Fisher College, he was instrumental in developing the college’s Media & Communications program. He is also the author of “On the Air: My Life in Radio (1957-1997),” a memoir of his years behind the microphone.
Proietti is the resident scholar in media at St. John Fisher College and professor emeritus of communication at Monroe Community College. A commentator on media issues for WXXI, he is known for his expertise and insights on mass media, broadcasting and popular culture.
To RSVP, call (585) 697-6701.