Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host local author and former radio man, Bob Cudmore on Wednesday, October 28th at 1 pm to wrap up their NYS History Month programs.
Cudmore will discuss ten stories he has covered in his Focus on History column for the Daily Gazette.
Cudmore was born in Amsterdam and began his radio career at WCSS in that city in 1962 while still in high school. He earned degrees in English at Boston University and worked at radio stations WBUR, WCAS and WEEI in the Boston area while in college. From 1968 to 1980 he was a news reporter and morning anchor at WBEC radio in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Locally known for hosting WGY radio’s nighttime talk show Contact from 1980 to 1993, Cudmore next worked in media relations for State University of New York System Administration in Albany from 1993 to 2001. He was an adjunct professor for more than twenty years in the Department of Communications at the College of St. Rose in Albany.
His first project on local history was to join Steve Dunn to co-produce the WMHT-TV documentary Historic Views of the Carpet City: Amsterdam, NY in 2000. Previously a columnist for the Troy Record, Cudmore began his now weekly column in the Daily Gazette, Focus on History, in 2001.
He has written over seven hundred columns. He is the author of four books: Lost Mohawk Valley (2015), Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley (2013), Stories from the Mohawk Valley (2011) and You Can’t Go Wrong (2000). Today he hosts the weekly interview podcast The Historians.
This program is free and open to the public via the online platform Webex. A link can be found on the Schoharie Crossing Facebook, NYS Parks Page, or by contacting the site. For information about this program, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516 or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.