"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!
Writer Lists His Top Favorite Actors Born in Upstate New York!
The nine actors on this list have all earned their way into our hearts. From movies to Broadway and to TV, these are my favorite stars who were born in Upstate New York.
12 Very Cool Upstate New York Christmas Gifts For 2023!
This gallery looks at 12 unique and unusual Upstate New York-themed gifts to give this Christmas.
7 Of Upstate New York’s Top Christmas Villages to Visit This Year!
Upstate New York has no shortage of beautiful small villages that are beckoning us all to come and visit over the holidays. Here are 7 of our best "Christmas Villages."
13 Of the Most-Visited Celebrity Graves in Upstate New York!
This gallery looks at the thirteen graves of famous celebrities who are buried in Upstate New York. They are among the most visited by the general public.
11 Upstate New York Sporting Goods Stores That Are Ready To Go
Winter sports season is well under way. This gallery looks at 11 top outdoor sporting goods stores in Upstate New York that are ready for some action!
This Upstate New York Christmas Shop Must Be Seen to Be Believed!
Lee's Shops at Wagner Square in the Mohawk Valley is home to what we believe is the best Christmas store in Upstate New York. This gallery tell you why we think so.
“Roadtrip!” 10 Small CNY Villages and Why We Love Them!
This gallery takes a look at ten very small Central New York villages that have a wonderful historic back story to them!
Should “Sponge Candy” Be the Official Candy of NYS? We Think So!
Sponge candy , which is micro-regionally popular in Buffalo and Western New York, deserves the right to be named as New York State's Official Candy. This gallery explains why.
NYS Road Trip! The Sights And Tastes Around Gorgeous Keuka Lake!
We love all of our beautiful Finger Lakes, but this gallery puts the spotlight on "the crooked one," Keuka Lake.
Is the Cooperstown Diner the Smallest Diner in Upstate New York?
Is the Cooperstown Diner the smallest diner in New York? We think so, and it has been open for over 100 years!
“It’s National Nut Month at These Upstate New York Nut Stores!”
October is National Nut Month and here are the nuttiest ways to celebrate this food holiday in Upstate New York!
Cozy Up At These 12 Comfy Tea Rooms in Upstate New York!
As cold weather arrives on our doorstep, how about you sit for a spell and enjoy a nice, hot cup of tea. Here are a dozens places to enjoy toing that in Upstate New York.