"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!
These Upstate New York Turkey Farms Are Ready for Thanksgiving!!
There are many independent turkey and poultry farms operating in Upstate New York. This Thanksgiving season, we offer this list of some of the best.
“Under The Sea” Adventures Await At 2 Upstate New York Aquariums!
There are two major aquariums in Upstate New York for visitors to check out and explore. We highlight them in this gallery. The Via Aquarium (Schenectady) and the Aquarium at Niagara.
Travel Writer Picks His 12 Favorite Upstate NY Italian Restaurants!
After many years on the road in Upstate New York, a travel writer picks his 12 favorite Italian restaurants in the region.
The “View From The Top” Awes You At These Upstate NY Ski Resorts
Take a ski lift ride to the top of an Upstate New York Ski Slope for the best autumn view around!
“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!
The NYS Museum in Albany Holds Amazing, Odd Historic Items. Take a Look!
The New York State Museum in Albany is one of the best in the country. It is also the oldest and largest state museum in the United States. Among its tens of thousands of items in its collection are some that, shall we say, deserve a second look. Here is a sample of the best of those.
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.
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!
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.
“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.