Monday, May 21, 2012

Joey Ramone "...Ya Know" The Radio Special!

Gabba Gabba Hey! Happy Birthday Joey Ramone! The lead singer of the legendary punk band The Ramones would have been sixty-one years old on Saturday, May 19th, and WHWS-LP FM is celebrating his life and legacy with a new one-hour documentary.

Find out how friends and family finished his unreleased songs to create a new album through interviews with many of Ramone’s closest family, friends and collaborators.
The special features Ramones classics as well as music from the new album, Ya Know? which is being released on Tuesday, May 22. Find out how his friends and family finished his unreleased songs to create the new album through interviews with many of Ramone’s closest family, friends and collaborators.

The tracks were finished by producers Ed Stasium and Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh, backed by a cast of usual suspects – Little Steven, Richie Ramone, Joan Jett, members of the Dictators, Plasmatics, Smithereens, Cheap Trick, and more.

Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with Joey Ramone on WHWS 105.7 FM  Friday (5/25) 1pm!
The Ramones played a club in Marcy, NY (near Utica) in 1977.   It was a great show! 
Photo's by Allie Eberhardt.- Greg's college buddy!

Friday, May 18, 2012

WHWS-LP 105.7 is Geneva's low power FM station and we are happy to broadcast live events from around Geneva.  On Thursday, May 18th WHWS broadcast live the Transitional Ceremony of the Geneva Middle School Property.  The school, at 63 Pulteney Street (across the street from DeSales High School), was sold by the Geneva School District to Ontario County and Finger Lakes Community College.  FLCC plans to raze the old Geneva High School and build a new $12 million dollar Geneva extension campus.  Below are pictures from the ceremony.
  FLCC President Dr. Barbara Risser

State Senator Michael Nozzolio

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb

The check for $400,000 dollars seals the deal!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

NBC TODAY Show Co-Host Says "Dream Big"

The co-host and chief legal analyst of NBC's TODAY show, Savannah Guthrie joined the Colleges as this year's Commencement speaker. Guthrie told the graduates to "dream big".  She had lots of local favor in her speech, making reference to the recent Hobart Debate Team's National Championship & how today they would debate the "age old question"- Who has better pizza?  Mark's or Cam's?.  Guthrie then said to skip the pizza and go for the garbage plate at Joe's Hot's instead!!

Savannah Guthrie laughs as HWS President Mark Gearan makes a joke about it time for a cooking segment with Savannah Guthrie on the TODAY Show.  HWS Chief Photograher Kevin Colton takes a quick break and get's his picture taken with Guthrie.

Prior to joining TODAY two years ago, Guthrie served as NBC News White House Correspondent for three years, offering candid commentary for NBC on "Meet the Press," the "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," and MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," where she also served as cohost. As part of the team that covered Sarah Palin's campaign during the 2008 presidential election, she received an Emmy for her election night coverage.

Guthrie holds a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Arizona, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated magna cum laude. After working as a journalist in Arizona and Missouri, Guthrie became the national trial and legal correspondent for Court TV. At Court TV, Guthrie cast a critical eye on many of the nation's most important court hearings, providing the country with a comprehensive and critical analysis of major rulings and cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress. Among the many high-profile cases Guthrie reported on were the Zacarias Moussaoui trial, the Lewis "Scooter" Libby case and the Samuel Alito confirmation hearings.

Commencement 2012 marks the 187th graduation for Hobart and the 101st for William Smith. This year's ceremony will see about 225 Hobart and 245 William Smith students walk across the steps of Coxe Hall to receive their diplomas alongside eight MAT students.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The WHWS Sports Hour Documentary!

Thanks to Mackenzie Larsen for this WHWS Sports Hour Documentary! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Last Live Scandling Broadcast of 2011-2012!

The last live Friday broadcast from the Scandling Center featured two songs live from the group "A Perfect Third"!!!  See you in September!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kick Start The Great Chicken Wing Hunt!!!

A generous donor has promised to match all pledges to the kickstarter campaign of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000, made on Wednesday, May 2, the 24th day of the film’s 30-day fundraiser, creators of the film announced today.
The special ‘donor match day’ will hopefully push the total amount pledged past the fundraiser’s minimum goal of $13,000 and ensure the project gets funded, director Matt Reynolds, a native of Lyons, NY, said.

Tasting the winning wings at the rough cut film screening last month at the Smith Opera House in Geneva.

“We’re hoping it will get us to the goal, or past it, as it was just the bare minimum we need to finish the film,” Matt said. “We want to thank our generous donor -- and to ask everybody interested in supporting the film to please consider making a pledge on Wednesday.”

Kickstarter is an internet fundraising platform involves donors in the projects they support. Donors receive rewards for their pledges and regular updates. Rewards for The Great Chicken Wing Hunt include recipes, hot sauce and DVDs of the film.

Abigail's Chef- Marshall Grady serves up the World's Best Buffalo Wings.

The catch is, if a project doesn’t reach its minimum goal, it gets NO MONEY (and donors credit cards aren’t charged). That way donors can be sure that if they contribute to a project it has enough support to get off the ground.

“Kickstarter is an amazing tool but it is definitely nerve-wracking,” Reynolds said. “I just hope there are enough people interested in seeing a film about western NY, by a western New Yorker, who will go online and support us.”

“I’m very proud of the film and I can’t wait to get it out into the world.”

Film director Matt Reynolds (right) with the top two wing chefs- -Freedom from Shifty's in Syracuse and Marshall Grady of Abigail's In Seneca Falls. Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.

Some of the film's cast members gather in front of the Smith Opera House last month during a rough cut screening of the film.

To learn more or to make a pledge, go to and type ‘wing hunt’ into their search engine. Or google ‘kickstarter wing hunt’.

Proceeds from the kickstarter campaign go to technical finishing touches like sound mix and color correction for the documentary feature about Buffalo wings and the ragtag team that set out to find the perfect one, shot in part in western New York and the Finger Lakes. Filmmakers aim to finish the film in May as they prepare for a festival run this year and eventual TV broadcast.