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February 22, 2019

Sandy Maceyka

Episode 254-Sandy Maceyka, vice president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium (ECSWC), explains a fund raising campaign to build a statue of the women’s rights leader in Stanton’s home town of Johnstown, N.Y.

February 17, 2019

Talk of The Town/Dan McCoy

Bob Cudmore’s guest this weekend on Talk of the Town is Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.  Topics include the opioid crisis, relocation  of the county election board and an honor bestowed on Vietnam War hero Charles Chandler.  Listen at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning on Magic 590 plus 100.5 and two signals in the North Country: 96.9 and 1410.

February 15, 2019

The Historians/History Talk

The Historians Podcast: Episode 253-Bob Cudmore has stories from local history he had planned to share with the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Historical Society.  The Broadalbin talk was cancelled because of a power outage.  Stories include the impact of Minaville native Sheldon Jackson on development of Alaska.  

February 10, 2019

Talk of The Town/Craig Apple

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple is Bob Cudmore’s guest today, Sunday, February 10, 2019 on Talk of the Town.  The Sheriff updates efforts to block deportation of an Albany rescue mission cook, talks about the importance of watching out for your neighbors in the winter and describes efforts by an Albany Law School student to to prevent jail inmates from being repeat offenders.  Listen each Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5 FM in Albany plus Glens Falls stations 1410 AM and 96.9 FM. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians 

February 08, 2019

The Historians/Nick Bunker

Episode 252 Historians Podcast, Pulitzer Prize finalist Nick Bunker discusses his book, “Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity.”  Nick Bunker on Amazon

February 03, 2019

Talk of The Town(February 3)

The guest this weekend on Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore is Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy.  The program airs Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 AM, 100.5 FM plus two radio signals in Glens Falls, 1410 AM and 96.9 FM, and online on The Historians

February 01, 2019

Bob Cudmore/The Historians/Fout

Friday, February 1-Historians Podcast, Episode 251-Curator Susanna Fout discusses the Schenectady County Historical Society exhibit: Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady.

January 27, 2019

Patrick Madden/Troy Mayor

Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town today, Sunday, January 27, 2019 is Troy Mayor Patrick Madden.  Mayor Madden discusses how Troy is faring with winter weather, Kirsten Gillibrand’s run for President with her headquarters in Troy and the process of choosing a new Troy fire chief.  Hear Talk of the Town Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5, now also heard in the Lake George/Glens Falls area on 1410 AM and 96.9 FM. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians

January 25, 2019

James Kaplan

Friday, January 25, 2019-Historians Podcast, Episode 250: James Kaplan of the Lower Manhattan Historical Association discusses the effort to commemorate the site of the first Jewish synagogue in North America.

January 20, 2019

Talk of The Town January 20, 2019

Phil Barrett and Bob Cudmore at Albany Broadcasting

Bob Cudmore’s Talk of the Town guest today is longtime Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett.  The town just received an improved credit rating from Moody’s investor services.  Listen Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 plus 100.5, and on 1410 AM and 96.9 FM in the Glens Falls/Lake George region.

January 18, 2019

Jeff Haraden

Historians Podcast Episode 249- Jeff Haraden discusses the 100 year history of the family car dealership, Mohawk Honda, now headquartered in Glenville, New York.  His grandfather, Joseph Haraden, Sr., was a General Electric engineer who founded the business in Schenectady In 1919.

January 13, 2019

Sara Foss(January13)

The guest this weekend on Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore is Schenectady Gazette news columnist Sara Foss.  The program airs Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 AM, 100.5 FM plus two radio stations in Glens Falls and online hear at The Historians

January 11, 2019

Jack Kelly Episode 248

Friday, January 11, 2019-Historians Podcast Episode 248, Jack Kelly is author of “The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America.” Kelly tells the story of the 1894 Pullman strike.

January 06, 2019

Chris Churchill/TU

Chris Churchill Albany TU on Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore, Sunday, January 6, 2019. Broadcast each Sunday on Magic 590 and 100.5FM WROW

January 04, 2019

Norm Bollen Episode 247

Norm Bollen talks to Bob Cudmore about his new book "Geroge Washington and The Mohawk Frontier"

December 28, 2018

Kathleen Day

Friday, December 28, 2018-Historians Podcast Episode 246-Business reporter and finance professor Kathleen Day looks at the history of America’s economic cycle of boom, bust and taxpayer-funded bailout.  Day is author of “Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street.”

December 21, 2018

Bob Cudmore/The Historians

Friday, December 21, 2018-Historians Podcast Episode 245-Jerry Snyder and John Naple discuss the importance of the North Chuctanunda Creek in the economic development of Amsterdam, N.Y.  Snyder and Historic Amsterdam League made the creek the focus of its 2019 calendar.  Naple is a retired science teacher.

December 16, 2018

Talk of The Town

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy is Bob Cudmore’s guest today, Sunday, December 16, 2018 on Magic 590 plus 100.5 on Talk of the Town

December 14, 2018

Bob Cudmore/The Historians

Friday, December 14, 2018- Historians Podcast Episode 244-Angelica Shirley Carpenter is author of “Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist.”  A biography of one of the leaders of the women’s rights movement, who was also an influence on L. Frank Baum’s fictional works about Oz.

December 09, 2018

Talk of The Town/Patrick Madden

This weekend on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town, the guest is Troy Mayor Patrick Madden.  The program airs Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 AM plus 100.5 FM, then online hear at The Historians

December 07, 2018

The Great War

Friday, December 7, 2018-Historians Podcast Episode 243-Bob Cudmore discusses the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Another topic: a steam train excursion in upstate New York in 1968.

December 02, 2018

Sheriff Craig Apple


Albany County Shefiff Craig Apple on Talk of The Town-Broadcast each week on Albany Magic 590WROW


November 30, 2018

The Historians with Bob Cudmore

Friday, November 30, 2018-Historians Podcast Episode 242-A look at the history of Transcendental Meditation and Hindu guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with Susan Shumsky, author of “Maharishi and Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru.”

November 18, 2018

Talk of The Town


Sara Foss, news columnist for the Daily Gazette, is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town today.  Topics include remembering veterans, the recent elections and which area casino has the loosest slots.  Listen each Sunday Morning on Magic 590 and 100.5 radio. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians 

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