"Big Chuck" D'Imperio recently retired as the "morning man" at WDOS-AM730 in Oneonta, NY after a 33-year career in radio. In the year 2000, “Big Chuck” was inducted into the NYS Country Music Hall of Fame as “NY Country DJ of the Year." He is the author of 10 Upstate New York travel guide books, and is a former newspaper columnist with more than 300 columns published. "Big Chuck" is pleased to continue to contribute digital content to Townsquare Media radio websites all over New York State. And, for all you baby boomers out there, yes it is true that "Big Chuck" actually won The Gong Show in 1977 by singing "Bad Bad LeRoy Brown" in a shower stall on live TV!
“Old School” The 8 Oldest Public School Districts in Upstate NY!
This gallery highlights the oldest public school systems in Upstate New York. Three of them were founded in the 1700s!
Tacos “Wow” At These 15 Upstate New York Mexican Restaurants!
October 4 is National Taco Day. This gallery looks at 15 excellent places (out of hundreds) to get a delicious taco in Upstate New York.
Look At These Amazing and Historic “Bridges of Upstate New York”
This gallery, "The Bridges of Upstate New York," takes a look at 9 of the region's great bridges with fascinating back stories to them.
A “Love Letter” to Upstate New York’s Pretty “Red Door” Churches!
There are maybe hundreds of churches all across New York State that sport bright red front doors. It seems so fitting for a small historic church. It says (to me) "welcome, come on in." Here are 12 of the prettiest of these "red door" churches in Upstate New York.
The Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY [PHOTOS]
The Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY welcomes tens of thousands to this corner of the state each year. The tributes to Lucille Ball found throughout the museum and the city make this a fun place to visit!
“Saddle Up” At These Top Upstate New York Horse Riding Stables!
There are plenty of large and small horse back riding stables and farms that let you saddle up and journey through the beautiful landscapes of Upstate New York. Here are some of the best.
15 Fun Facts About Amazing Livingston County, New York!
Livingston County is located in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York just south of Rochester. This gallery looks at 15 amazing facts and trivia about this beautiful county.
WOW! 14 Top Diners in the Adirondack Region of Upstate New York
This gallery looks at 14 top diners located in the Adirondacks, North Country, and St. Lawrence regions of Upstate New York.
12 Great Finger Lakes Breweries to Enjoy for Beer Lovers Week!
This gallery celebrates a dozen great craft beer breweries who have made a real go of it right in the heart of the Finger lakes Wine Region of Upstate New York.
Is This The Most Magical Place in Upstate New York? We Think So!
This gallery takes a nostalgic look at Santa's Workshop at the North Pole in Wilmington, NY. It opened in 1949 and is still going strong!