(6am – 12pm)
|Jeff Rollins is the
host of the WABY morning show. He has been with
Adult Standards since 1991. Prior to joining us he was
a popular air personality at KFOG and KNBR in San
Francisco, KFWB in Los Angeles. His witty outlook
entertained audience is Sacramento, Washington DC, and
the Armory Center
unflagging and unpredictable afternoon drive emcee, has
reported from the Oscars, the Emmys, the Songwriters'
Hall of Fame, and entertainment venues all over the
Capital District. His overlapping credits include 17
years hosting local television programs, 15 years as a
magazine, and almost 20 years as an afternoon radio
of the Albany
have voted his the Best Radio Show for the last four
eclectic mix of musical selections and slightly
off-center celebrity interviews are broadcast from a
glass enclosed studio at Armory Center in Albany,
where visitors can get a close-up look at spontaneous
12:00pm-2:00pm & 6:00pm-7:00pm
Sentimental Journey" airs weekdays from 12:00pm -
after David Allan, weeknights from 6 - 7 pm. Jerry also
serves as a part-time account executive for the three local
radio stations owned and operated by Anastos Media (WQAR,
WABY/WUAM & WVKZ).
Jerry Crouth is president of Crouth Communications, a
company he founded in 1994, upon his retirement from Xerox
Corporation after 26 years in marketing and training
management. From 1995 - 98, his new career mainly focused
on writing as contributing editor for "Mail" Magazine and as
lecturer at postal automation conventions. His book, Making Documents
Into Mail, was published in 1996.
Jerry's third career began in radio in 1998 when John Meaney
hired him as daytime on-air host at WKAJ, in Saratoga
Springs. His responsibilities soon expanded to WKAJ
general manager when John moved to Anastos Media later that
year. Jerry and John were re-united as radio hosts on MOON
radio in April, 2001, several months after WKAJ was sold to
Anastos Media in late 1999.
Jerry was born in Rome, N.Y. He and his wife, Vivian
married in 1961, shortly after graduating together from
Niagara University. They have lived in Ballston Spa since
1971 where they raised seven children before sending them
all off to college. At present, there are sixteen
grandchildren. In addition to delighting in his
many family-centered activities, Jerry loves traveling with
Vivian and singing both with the "Racing City Chorus
and in the choir at St. Mary's Church in Ballston Spa.
(6pm – 12am )
Chick Watkins has moved on to other ventures with our
network affiliation. For the time being, he will be
replaced in the evening by John Gleason. We hope to
have more information for you soon. We wish CHICK WATKINS
(12am – 6am )
Don Reid is a 30+ year radio veteran who
has hosted many formats at Dial Global. He was an air
personality in Chicago at WCLR-FM Chicago, KIQQ Los
Angeles, and KNUS-FM Dallas. Don also served as music
director and assistant PD at KLCY-FM Salt Lake City.
“The Hardest Working Man on
can be heard “live” on two
wonderful shows over the weekend. On Saturday, join Chris
for Radio Archives Inc. featuring wonderful music combined
with old time radio shows made great during the heyday of
radio. It airs from 10:00am to 4:00pm. On Sunday, dance to
the sounds of Chris’s Make Believe
Ballroom, a great mix of
the best from the Big Band Era to the Great American
Standards…and more. That show airs from 11:00am to
veteran broadcaster since 1959, Chris hails from Astoria,
NY, the home of Tony Bennett. Chris has made his home in
the Capital Region shining in his two loves…radio and
baseball. He has hosted many radio programs for several
stations including WMVI, WKAJ and WROW. Chris is also a
former professional ballplayer with the Cardinals
organization and is a member of the Albany Twilight League
Hall of Fame.
labor of love for this venerable broadcaster who also makes
several personal appearances at such events as the
Mechanicville Family Day in Talmadge Park, Columbus Day
celebration and parade in Albany, the annual town
celebration in Halfmoon and several events with his
association with St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church in
This Day in
History 7:45am & 4:45pm
Dick Wood is the
host of our daily feature, This Day in
History, which airs
every weekday at 7:45am and again at 4:45pm. He is also
host of Jazz Tracks which airs Sunday afternoons at 4:00.
Dick has enjoyed a
fascinating and rewarding broadcast career spanning fifty
years. After graduating from Leland Powers School of
Radio, Theater and Television, he served in the U.S. Army
and became “Soldier of the Year” for the Eastern Defense
Command that led to Armed Forces Radio. He later became a
personality on Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts’
radio stations. A TV-talk show led to his first news
anchor position in Rhode Island, and then to WTEN-TV in
Albany, NY for 18 years.
The New York State Police
named Dick “Newsman of the Year” for three consecutive
years. Upon retiring from the news, his name was entered
in the “Congressional Record” as a tribute to his sense of
fairness in news reporting. Then came a series of new
challenges, hired by G.E. to host and narrate a presentation
for the Pentagon, a series of infomercials for Jackson
Hewitt Tax Service, and numerous audio and visual
Presently Dick is chairman of the Board of Advisors for the
Connecticut School of Broadcasting. His voice work keeps
him busy as a spokesman for products and services in the
capital district and elsewhere.
his wife Kristin love traveling and are hosts for trips
around the country and Europe for Holiday Vacations, a
travel agency based in Wisconsin.
is heard on commercial and
promotional spots aired on WABY. Gil has also been known to
fill in for Chris Martin and David Allan at times.
broadcast career spans over 53 years beginning with
college radio at RPI in 1957. He has also had stints at
many radio stations over the years highlighted by the New
York Times “QXR” FM classical music network, seven years as
an air personality at WGY, and working with many other AM
and FM stations in the Capital Region.
appeared on stage as an actor with several college and
professional theatre organizations and is a member of the
Alpha Psi Omega national theatrical fraternity.
involved with various community organizations including 30
years as a member of the Lions Club, and 10 years with the
Knights of Columbus. He is a past member of the Board of
Directors of the Rensselaer County chapter of the American
Red Cross and has volunteered his time as an auctioneer and
RISE reader for WMHT-TV.
his wife, Diana, reside in Waterford with their poodle,
John Meaney is the
Operations Manager for the Anastos Media Group and has been
with the company since its beginning in October of 1998. He
is responsible for overseeing the daily programming
operations of the four local stations belonging to AMG.
John is also the
afternoon host on WABY’s sister station, Star 101.3FM.
John began his full-time
radio career in 1985 after graduating from Ithaca College
with a degree in communications. Most of his work in radio
has been in the Saratoga Springs area, his hometown.
He has been involved
with many community organizations over the years including
the Jaycees, Lions Clubs, and Boy Scouts. John was a
co-founder of the Saratoga County division of Big
Brothers/Big Sisters. He was also involved with the initial
Dressage event held yearly to benefit the Saratoga County
Association of Retarded Citizens.
John resides in Milton
with his wife, Marcy, and their two children, Hayden and