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July 17, 2016

Jamie Bologna WBUR Boston

Episode 120-Jamie Bologna of WBUR-FM’s Radio Boston interviews Bob Cudmore on Cudmore’s years as a radio reporter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, when General Electric was beginning to downsize its operations there.

July 16, 2016

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590 WROW. Also on 100.5FM

July 11, 2016

Bruce Venter on The Historians

Episode 119-Bruce Venter discusses his book “The Battle of Hubbardton: the Rear Guard Action that Saved America.” (Arcadia, 2015) Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene talk about Montgomery County political boss Jacob Snell and Fonda newspaper columnist and minister, Washington Frothingham.

July 05, 2016

Mohawk Valley Conference Show 2

Episode 118 featuring Lois Huey, co-author of “Molly Brant: A Legacy of Her Own;” Phil Weaver with the history of the “Jersey Grays” who served in the Mohawk Valley region in 1776 and President James Madison on the founding of America as portrayed by actor Kyle Jenks. A future episode will include an interview with Bruce Venter, author of “The Battle of Hubbardton: the Rear Guard Action that Saved America.” The second annual conference was organized by the Fort Plain Museum and featured talks by historians, tours of Mohawk Valley Revolutionary War sites and dinner at an historic home. Over 200 people attended from the United States and Canada. Next year’s conference will take place June 8 – 11, 2017. The program also airs on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and visually impaired in the Capital District of New York.

June 26, 2016

Mohawk Valley Conference

Episode 117-Interviews from the 2016 American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Conference: the entrepreneurship of George Washington, four stolen cannons in Revolution-era Massachusetts and the story of the online Journal of the American Revolution.

June 25, 2016

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan each week on Magic590WROW Albany. Also on 100.5FM

June 12, 2016

Wade Wells Johnson Hall

Episode 115-Historic Site Manager Wade Wells on “The Price of Loyalty: The Confiscation of Johnson Hall in Johnstown” at the start of the American Revolution.

June 07, 2016

WUTQ Interview/OCHS

Thank You for the support. Bob reports a good turn out at the Oneida County Historical Society in Utica. The link posted here is to an interview recorded on Thursday, June 2, 2016 on WUTQ 100.7 Radio in Utica.

June 04, 2016

Mark Zwonitzer on The Historians

Episode 114-Mark Zwonitzer is author of “The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism.” Author and public speaker Mark Twain and Secretary of State John Hay were friends for many years. Hay began his career in public service as Abraham Lincoln’s private secretary during the Civil War.

May 29, 2016

Bob Cudmore with Amsterdam Stories

Episode 113-Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss veterans’ housing projects built in Amsterdam and other New York cities after World War II. Bob also tells stories of two local connections to the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.

May 22, 2016

Dan Weaver The Bookhound

Episode 112-Dan Weaver tells the story of how some Montgomery County men made it possible for Ulysses S. Grant to spend the last days of his life writing his memoirs at Mount McGregor in Saratoga County. Dan Weaver owns Amsterdam’s Bookhound bookstore and writes a column for the Amsterdam Recorder.

May 07, 2016

Talk of The Town May 7, 2016

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan talks to Bob Cudmore on the latest broadcast of Talk of The Town on Magic590WROW Also on 100.5FM

May 06, 2016

Lincoln and the Jews

Episode 110, May 6, 2016- Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna has stories from his book “Lincoln and the Jews,” co-authored by Benjamin Shapell.

May 01, 2016

Paul Grondahl Albany TU

Episode 109-Albany Times Union reporter Paul Grondahl talks about his recent series of articles on the history of immigration in the Capital District. Since joining the Times Union in 1984, Paul Grondahl has covered both news and features and has been recognized with numerous awards. He holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Puget Sound and a master's in English literature from the University at Albany. He is the author of ''Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma'' and "I Rose Like a Rocket," a biography of Theodore Roosevelt's early political career in Albany. Contact him at (518) 454-5623 or by e-mail at

April 30, 2016

Talk of The Town April 30, 2016

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590 WROW. Also on 100.5FM

April 24, 2016

Amsterdam Stories

Episode 108-Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss two of Bob’s recent Daily Gazette columns. One is on Monsignor William Browne, who founded Amsterdam’s St. Mary’s Hospital and the other is a history of the Amsterdam Free Library.

April 23, 2016

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Talk of The Town.

April 17, 2016

David Kinney and Robert K. Wittman

Episode 107-David Kinney, co-author of “The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich.”

April 16, 2016

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590 WROW.

April 12, 2016

Brien Bouyea on The Historians

Episode 106-Brien Bouyea, the author of Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey. Brien is communications officer of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs.

April 06, 2016

Peter Betz on The Historians

Episode 105-Leader Herald history columnist Peter Betz explores various theories on the origin of the name of the Montgomery County hamlet of Tribes Hill. He also recounts horse runaway stories from Fulton County.

March 29, 2016

The Historians with Bob Cudmore

Episode 104-Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss the history of Bowler’s Brewery in Amsterdam, a horrific trolley accident in Gloversville in 1902 and a Vail Mills native credited with inventing email.

March 26, 2016

Talk of The Town

Each week on Magic590WROW, Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Also on: 100.5FM

March 23, 2016

Young Historians

Episode 103-Two young historians, town of Palatine historian Eddie Watt and graduate student Abby Cretser of Ephratah, discuss their work. Also on
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