October 17, 2021

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Rochester’s Brother Wease to be inducted into Radio Corridor of Fame

Rochester radio-exhibit host Brother Wease has professional a good deal of results during an on-air career which is spanned nearly 4 a long time.

But getting picked for induction into the Museum of Broadcast Communications’ Radio Corridor of Fame, right after remaining nominated for the initially time, is uniquely gratifying, he mentioned.

“This is countrywide recognition,” mentioned Wease, host of The Wease Present, which airs from 6 to 11 a.m. weekdays on WAIO-FM, known as Radio 95.1. “This is the type of thing that, there’s generally naysayers. There is always haters. And all over my career, individuals have claimed, ‘Your big adverse is that you’re on the radio in Rochester.’ This is vindication for all that crap. … It is a significant offer, and it’s definitely big to me.” 

8 Class of 2021 inductees, announced Aug. 24, had been selected from 24 individuals and shows in six classes.

Wease — the to start with Rochester radio personality to acquire the honor, according to a Radio Corridor of Fame spokesperson — was nominated in the Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 yrs or a lot more) class. He was up in opposition to John & Ken of KFI-AM in Los Angeles and Matt Siegel of WXKS-FM (KISS 108) in Boston. Melvin Lindsey, originator of the “Quiet Storm” late-evening format and a Washington, D.C., on-air personality in the course of the 1970s and ’80s, was nominated posthumously. Wease was decided on in votes cast by 600 radio gurus.