UTICA — The “Dean of Broadcasters” Hank Brown will call it a career after 55 years in radio and television in the Mohawk Valley.
Brown’s last show on WUSP and WRCK will be heard at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Brown began his Mohawk Valley radio career in 1957 at WLFH radio in Little Falls. Over the years he has broadcast on WRUN, WIBX, WUTQ and WADR radio.
After a yearlong hiatus, Brown came back to the airwaves on WUSP and WRCK radio, the stations of Good Guys Broadcasting in Utica.
“When we bought the stations, it was with the intent to have true community stations. Hank Brown has meant ‘community broadcasting’ for almost as long as I’ve been alive,” said station co-owner Tom Coyne.
Frank Abbadessa, the other co-owner of Good Guys Broadcasting, added, “We are proud to have brought Hank back to the radio and to be the last stop in his long, illustrious career.”