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May 13, 2018

Talk of The Town

Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town,  Hear the program Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 plus 100.5 and posted as a podcast on The Historians

May 11, 2018

Lauren Roberts/Great Sacandaga

Friday, May 11, 2018-Historians Episode 214-Excerpts are heard from the popular new documentary: Harnessing Nature-Building the Great Sacandaga Lake. One of the producers, Saratoga County historian Lauren Roberts, discusses how the film came to be. 

May 06, 2018

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore's guest on Magic 590's Talk of the Town, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. Listen at 6:30 a.m. each Sunday on Magic 590 and 100.5. Later posted as a podcast on The Historians

May 04, 2018

Tim Wendel/The Historians

Friday, May 4, 2018- Historians Episode 213-Tim Wendel is author of a family memoir about the 1960s medical team at Roswell Park in Buffalo who made great strides in treating cancer: “Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia.” 

April 29, 2018

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden

The guest this week on Bob Cudmore’s Talk of the Town is Troy Mayor Patrick Madden.  Troy’s municipal golf course opened last week, the city also unveiled the first stage of a solar energy project.  Hear Talk of the Town Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 plus 100.5. Now as a podcast on The Historians.

April 27, 2018

Norm Bollen

Friday, April 27, 2018--Historians Episode 212, Norm Bollen of the Fort Plain Museum outlines the events of this year’s American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference.  The fourth annual conference takes place from Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10, 2018

April 23, 2018

Bob Cudmore/The Historians

Bob Cudmore with The Story Behind the Story in The Daily Gazette

Cudmore: Fort Johnson man fatally shot at supper time
Girlfriend acquitted of murder
Bob Cudmore Daily Gazette

April 22, 2018

Talk of The Town

Sunday, April 22, 2018-Daily Gazette news columnist Sara Foss joins Bob Cudmore on Talk of the Town to discuss fire safety in Schenectady, the governor’s race and an urban farm.  Listen Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5. Later posted as a podcast on The Historians.

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April 20, 2018

Marcia Gillis

Episode 211, April 20, 2018, Marcia Gillis is president of the board of the Fulton County Historical Society which operates the Fulton County Museum on Kingsboro Avenue in  Gloversville.  A middle school history teacher, Gillis describes the collections of the museum and discusses museum programs this summer.

April 16, 2018

The Historians

Monday, April 16, 2018—The Story Behind the Story, Bob Cudmore talks about his weekend column in the Daily Gazette about the 1960s Amsterdam rock band, The Daiquiris, headed by the late Norb Sherbunt, who became a prominent lawyer. 

In Print:The Daily Gazette-Cudmore-The Daiquiris were a 1960s Amsterdam rock band Members maintained interest in music Bob Cudmore Daily Gazette

April 15, 2018

Chris Curchill/Albany TU

The guest on Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore today, Sunday, April 15, 2018 is Chris Churchill, news columnist for the Albany Times Union.  Topics include the child victims act, the governor’s race and driverless cars.  Listen for Talk of the Town every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5 and then posted on The Historians.

April 13, 2018

Jim Richmond

Episode 210, April 13, 2018, history author Jim Richmond discusses “Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation."  Richmond and Milton town historian Kim McCartney are co-authors of the book about a Saratoga County town that includes new information on religious conflicts, slavery, mill town history and Civil War soldiers.  

April 09, 2018

Talk of The Town

The guest this week on Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore on Magic 590 plus 100.5 is historian Jim Richmond, co-author (with Kim McCartney) of Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation

April 08, 2018

Cosby Gibson/Tom Staudle

Episode 209, Poetry Songs and History Songs-Words of famous poets including Edgar Allen Poe and Rudyard Kipling, are put to original music by Tom Staudle.  The History Songs series portrays the life of the American settlers during the Revolution through original songs by Cosby Gibson. 

April 01, 2018

Mayor Kathy Sheehan

On Talk of the Town, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan talks about her family’s work trip to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.  Hear the program each week  on Magic 590 plus 100.5 FM.  Then posted as a podcast hear on 

March 30, 2018

Chris Leonard/The Historians

Episode 208, March 30, 2018, Chris Leonard, the newly appointed Schenectady City Historian, talks about the many facets of the Electric City from General Electric and Charles Steinmetz, to the GE Realty Plot plus baseball and even food. 

March 27, 2018

Bob Cudmore/The Historians

Bob Cudmore provides the Story Behind the Story for his most recent Daily Gazette column on horse trainer Hollie Hughes.  Born in Amsterdam, Hughes worked for three generations of the wealthy Sanford family.  He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
In Print:The Hall of Fame horse trainer from Amsterdam
Hollie Hughes worked at Sanford Stud Farm
Bob Cudmore Daily Gazette Hollie Hughes was born in 1888 on a farm a few miles from carpet manufacturer Stephen Sanford’s Hurricana Farm, a breeding ground for thoroughbred horses on a windswept hill in the town of Amsterdam.

March 26, 2018

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy

Mayor Gary McCarthy of Schenectady is the guest on Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore on Magic590 WROW and posted as a podcast on The Bob Cudmore Home Page.(Broadcast, Sunday, March 25, 2018)

March 23, 2018

Samuel Marquis/The Historians

Episode 207, March 23, 2018, Samuel Marquis explores the world of eighteenth century pirates and privateers in his historical novel, “Blackbeard: The Birth of America.”

March 19, 2018

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple on Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore. Talk of The Town is broadcast each Sunday at 6:30am on Magic590 WROW. Also on 100.5FM

March 18, 2018

Peter Feinman

Episode 206-Peter Feinman outlines a strategy to encourage New York State to do more to preserve and promote history.  Peter is president of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Education and posts frequent essays on the New York History Blog.

March 11, 2018

Talk of The Town/Paula Mahan


Talk of the Town, hosted by Bob Cudmore, has moved to a new day and time. The radio interview program will be heard at 6:30 a.m. on Sundays on Magic 590 AM WROW plus 100.5 FM starting with an interview with Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan. Talk of the Town episodes will continue to be posted online. Talk of the Town features interviews with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and mayors from Schenectady, Troy, Hoosick Falls and Saratoga Springs, plus members of Congress, School Superintendents, County Executives, Town Supervisors, Sheriffs, authors, astronomers, columnists, coaches and other interesting people.

March 09, 2018

Bob Cudmore/The Historians

Episode 205, Friday, March 9, 2018-Film historian Rob Edelman discusses his new book “From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors.” Rob’s wife and retired film professor Audrey Kupferberg has stories of Jewish merchants in the thriving downtown of the 1950s in her native Amsterdam, New York. 

March 04, 2018

Bob Cudmore/The Historians

Sunday, March 4, 2018 on The Historians, Bob Cudmore tells the story of Jacob Snell. Snell was a large man in size and in political influence in New York State.  Snell is the topic in this visit to the archives of Bob Cudmore's Focus on History column in the Daily Gazette.  This story is also found in Bob's book, Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley.

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