Radio & Television Broadcasting Career
of Paul Jason Kolacki
Paul began his Radio Broadcast career while attending Rush-Henrietta Sperry High School. In 1975, the school took to the airwaves with a brand new station (WRHR-FM) which began broadcasting news, music, and sporting events to the community. Paul was one of the first persons ever on-the-air at this new facility. Working as the stations Program Director and doing an on-air shift sparked a lifelong interest and love affair with Radio. (WRHR Radio was eventually bought by Monroe #1 BOCES, a Career Education Facility, and is today licensed as WBER-FM) After graduating from High School in 1977, Paul landed his first commercial job in radio at WJBT-AM in Brockport before moving to WCGR and WFLC-AM/FM in Canandaigua. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Communications from the State University of New York, College at Brockport.
In 1981, Paul
enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Paul continued
to work Radio part-time as his military duties would allow. He was heard on
WQID-FM, a 100,000 Watt Rock Station in Biloxi, Mississippi before moving to
KOFM-FM (100,000 Watt),
and KZBS-FM, both in Oklahoma City.
Military Discharge in 1985, Paul returned to the Rochester area, and has had a
very successful run in Radio working at some of the top stations in the market
WCMF-FM, WVOR-FM, WBBF-AM (Morning Show Host), and WKLX-FM (Morning Show Host). He’s been heard on many local as well as nationally produced Radio Commercials. In 1991 he hosted a Satellite Radio Show (North East Satellite Entertainment) that was heard on over 40-affiliate stations around the country called “Nighttime Live.” He also did a stint at Buffalo’s 100,000 Watt Powerhouse station WMJQ-FM. Later Paul would continue his career in Radio at Rochester, New York's WHAM-AM as a News Anchor and Traffic Reporter, and WXXI-AM/FM/TV where he worked as a Television Engineer and on-air TV Talent during the PBS Membership Drives. He then was hired as a full-time Television Engineer at WOKR-TV Channel 13 (ABC Affiliate) where he remained for five years until 1999 before being offered a Station Manager Position at Fairport Area Community Television. After landing his Television Station Manager position in 1999, Paul continued his Radio career part-time at WBEE-FM working weekends and the afternoon drive show as required for several years until 2005. He is currently at one of Rochester’s Top Rated Stations doing the format he loves best,
Oldies Radio at Legends 102.7FM, WLGZ.
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