Radio legend Jack Palvino brings “Radio Roadshow” to Cherry Ridge

Posted on May 8, 2018

Rochester radio legend Jack Palvino and media scholar Tom Proietti will discuss the history of radio in Rochester in the “Rochester Radio Roadshow” on Thursday, May 31, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge in Webster.

The event is free and open to the public. Reserve your space by calling (585) 697-6701.

The “Roadshow” takes the form of a lively conversation between Jack and Tom on Rochester’s radio broadcasting history. It will also focus on Jack’s esteemed career in local radio including stations WBBF and WVOR and his role in shaping the media landscape in Rochester.

Jack Palvino is a legendary broadcaster known as both 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.

Tom Proietti is the Resident Scholar in Media at St. John Fisher College and Professor Emeritus of Communication at MCC. A commentator on media issues for WXXI, he is well known for his expertise and insights on mass media, broadcasting, and popular culture.

Located on 41 wooded acres in Webster, St. Ann’s Community at Cherry Ridge offers stylish apartments and spacious cottage homes for independent seniors, a maintenance-free lifestyle, and a wide range of first-class amenities. Residents also have priority access to the continuum of care that St. Ann’s is known for. For more information, call (585) 697-6701 or visit

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