"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!
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.
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!
A Fascinating Look at Some Upstate New York Train History!
A gallery of 11 places that bring back memories of Upstate New York's glorious railroad history.
15 Items That Make Up A Perfect Upstate New York Picnic? Agree?
These 15 food items would definitely be included to make the perfect Upstate New York picnic! Do you agree?
Thousands Visit This 1846 Mill in Upstate New York Every Year!
A visit to the 1846 Hanford Mill Museum in rural Delaware County can be an amazing experience!
12 Great Museums Just 20 Miles or Less Outside of New York State!
A look at a dozen interesting museum that are just a few minutes outside the border of New York State.
Don’t Miss These Amazing Sites Around the Bend In Upstate New York
A collection of sites along an Upstate New York roadway that will entice any veteran road warrior to stop, look, and think for a minute.