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October 29, 2017

Top Ten Lists/Mike Cinquanti

Episode 186-Michael Cinquanti, author of “Amsterdam NY Top Ten Lists”—from heroism to sports to traditions.
Picture:2014-City of Amsterdam Daily Gazette

October 22, 2017

Peter Betz/History Stories

Episode 185-Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz reports on how American General Nicholas Herkimer died after being wounded in the Battle of Oriskany.  Plus a story about a discouraged author and a tale about Sunday baseball. 

October 20, 2017

Dan McCoy/

Dan McCoy/Albany County Excutive on Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore.

October 15, 2017

Bronx Zoo

Episode 184-Annette Libeskind Berkovits worked three decades at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. She helped develop that institution’s worldwide science education programs. Her new book is called "Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator."

October 13, 2017

Dr. Gus Kappler/Vietnam

Friday, October 13, 2017 the guests on Talk of the Town Vietnam war veteran Dr. Gus Kappler of Amsterdam and Matt Rogowicz, producer of the WMHT-TV documentary The Wounds We Feel at Home. Listen each week on Line at 12:05PM Albany Magic 590WROW


October 08, 2017

Amsterdam N.Y. Stories

Episode 183-Bob Cudmore discuss heavyweight champion Gene Tunney who trained for his 1920s fights in Speculator in the Adirondacks. Bob also discuss memories of Amsterdam NY provided by city native Fred Wojcicki.

September 30, 2017

Paul Beston/Boxing Kings

Episode 182-The stories of American heavyweight champions from John L Sullivan to Mike Tyson with Paul Beston, author of “The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring.”

September 29, 2017

Talk of The Town

Town of Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle is the guest this week on Talk of The Town on Magic 590WROW. Also on 100.5FM

September 24, 2017

Hunting and Fishing

Episode 181-Bob Cudmore tells the story of an exclusive hunting and fishing club that existed for most of the twentieth century in western Quebec province in Canada.  Amsterdam native Tom Pikul contributed anecdotes for the story.

September 17, 2017

Nadya's War

Episode 180-C.S. Taylor discusses his historical novel, “Nadya’s War,” that describes how Russian women piloted bombers and fighter planes in World War II, most notably in the prolonged battle at Stalingrad.

September 16, 2017

Minutiae/Episode 8/Jay Towne Production

Minutiae Episode 8, A Jay Towne Production. Episode 8 of Minutiae marks a transition, the beginning of several new dramatic threads which will expose the truth about several characters, and explore new themes of truth, justice, and the American Way. " 

September 15, 2017

Kaweeda G. Adams/Albany Schools

Albany City School Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams is the guest on Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore on Magic 590and100.5 FM WROW

Listen on line each Friday at 12:05 pm. Ms. Adams is a Louisiana native and longtime Nevada educator. 9700 students in The Albany City School District.

September 10, 2017

Ames Museum


Episode 179-Curator Dennis Malcolm talks about the eclectic collections at the Village of Ames Museum. Ames, between Canajoharie and Sharon Springs, is one of the smallest incorporated villages in New York State. Author E.B. White’s talking mouse, Stuart Little, visited Ames and liked it very much.

September 08, 2017

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden


Troy Mayor Patrick Madden is the guest on Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore on Magic 590and100.5 FM WROW 

August 30, 2017

Christopher Kelly/America Invaded


Episode 178-Christopher Kelly on his new book written with Stuart Laycock, “America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil" Amazon;…Christopher+Kelly 

August 20, 2017

Robert von Hasseln/Millitary Topics


Episode 177-Amsterdam N.Y. city historian Robert von Hasseln, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, discusses the history of the Order of the Purple Heart and other military topics.  He also has an update on a study of a former carpet mill power house in Amsterdam.

August 18, 2017

Richard Monda/Solar Eclipse


Bob Cudmore interviews astronomer Richard Monda about the solar that took place on Monday, August 21, 2017. Talk of The Town on Magic 590 WROW each week.

August 14, 2017

Drew Matonak/HVCC


This week on Talk of the Town on Magic 590 plus 100.5 FM, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Drew Matonak, president of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

August 13, 2017

Jerry Snyder/Trolleys

Episode 176-Historian Jerry Snyder looks at the history of electric trolleys in Amsterdam, N.Y.  Snyder recently spoke on the topic at a meeting of Historic Amsterdam League.

August 06, 2017

John Eisenberg/The Streak

Episode 175-Baltimore sports writer John Eisenberg discusses his book “The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record.” Eisenberg tells the story of baseball’s legendary “Iron Men,” Cal Ripken Jr. and Lou Gehrig, who each achieved the record of most consecutive games played.

August 03, 2017

Green's Corners School

Episode 173-Bob Cudmore covers the restoration project at the Green’s Corners one-room school, built in the  1800s in West Glenville, N.Y.  Featured is a conversation with Ann Belfance Farina who is 100 years old and who attended the school in the 1920s.

August 02, 2017

Schooners on The Erie Canal

Episode 174-Tugboat captain and historian Art Cohn discusses canal schooners, the tractor trailers of the Erie Canal.  Cohn was interviewed during the summer tour of the replica canal schooner Lois McClure. Picture shows canal schooner Lois McClure docked at Amsterdam's Riverlink Park.  Also on this episode, a visit to an authors’ fair at the Fulton County Museum in Gloversville.

August 01, 2017

Minutiae/Episode 7/Jay Towne Production


Episode 7-Minutiae, A Jay Towne Production.Minutiae is a serial drama, based in Amsterdam, NY, and Episode 7 serves as a turning point for the series, with Jason on his deathbed, in the valley of decision, weighing his own past actions against the moral imperative he has dodged his whole life. With appearances by those he loved most, plus a special guest, Episode 7 threatens to be a worthwhile listen. ...or, whatever.

July 18, 2017

Minutiae/Episode 6/Jay Towne Production

Minutiae-Episode 6 Jay Towne Production.Minutiae is a serial radio drama, set and produced in Amsterdam, NY, in a time of great change for the McDonald family, who learn how their favored son, Jason, was kidnapped, attacked, and left to die in a South Side,  Amsterdam field. Their struggle to cope with the family's loss forms the backbone of the show, and leads them to understand their world in a differently similar light. Produced with the help of a wonderfully talented cast and crew, Minutiae can also be currently heard on WCSS 1490 AM on a semi-regular basis.

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