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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

A print journalism graduate of Buffalo State College, I also studied nursing at Trocaire College in South Buffalo. I am a licensed attorney at law admitted to practice in New York State. But it is the newspaper that I am most passionate about.


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Tom Joyner’s morning radio show on WBLK-FM powers listeners through their day. It helps drive the urban music station to its regular spot near the top of the morning ratings chart. And, according to station reps, it encourages community consciousness, which is critical for a station that calls itself the “The People’s Station.”“Tom Joyner in the Morning” is pro…

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Domenic Carisetti has practiced enology in New York State for 37 years. Since 2005 the winemaker has worked in Cambria at Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, where the first wine he made was Rosebud Rosé, a sweet pink from the Catawba grape.Born in Brooklyn, Carisetti earned a degree in anthropology from City College of New York before heading for the West Coast to study winema…

Investigative journalist and anchor Jordan Williams will join the “Wake-Up” morning team on WIVB-TV beginning next month, said Joseph D. Schlaerth, Channel 4 news director. Williams, 31, most recently worked for four years as anchor and reporter at KRGV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.Williams will replace former anchor Joe Arena, who left WIVB in October fo…

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Collector David Howes was born in 1962, five years after the Grinch burst on the children’s book scene. Written by Dr. Seuss, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” has become a multimedia success story.And Howes has become the ultimate Grinch collector. At age 50, the East Aurora resident has gathered at least 150 pieces of Grinch memorabilia. Through the course of his c…

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The telephone prank played on a London hospital last week by a pair of Australian morning radio show hosts would not have been allowed to air in this country, according to local broadcast professionals. It would have violated federal broadcast regulations.“The station got away with something we can’t do here,” said Larry Norton, longtime morning show host at WGRF-FM …

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Michal Zachowicz grew up on Buffalo’s East Side just off Sycamore Street. He worked a variety of jobs while a student at the University at Buffalo before he started to play the church organ in 1992. His first church job, he said, was at a small Hungarian reform church in North Buffalo, where he was paid $30 for each Sunday.Today Zachowicz is 43 and lives in Cheektowaga, …

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The passing of the Saturday night blues torch on WBFO-FM 88.7 began last week when program host Jim Santella hung up his black leather beret after more than four decades in local radio.The second part plays out from 7 to 11 tonight as broadcaster Pat Feldballe takes a seat behind the microphone that Santella held for 15 years. As Santella explained, the time had come for h…

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Look for Buffalo-born singer and stage performer Faith Marion Robinson in “A Celtic Awakening” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on WNED-TV.The program, a musical voyage through Irish history, was filmed at the Masonic Temple Chapel in Detroit and on location in Dublin, Antrim in Northern Ireland, County Clare and County Kerry.The show’s backstory begins in 2005, when Robinson rec…

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It wasn’t until the late ’90s – during a production of “Annie” at the Lancaster Opera House – that Albert McFadyen became hooked on portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To research the role of FDR, McFadyen watched old movies, listened to countless speeches and then bought gold-rimmed pince-nez.“I try to be as authentic as possible,” said the retired audit…

Lewis Adams, the 16-year-old Riverside High school student gunned down execution-style outside his Black Rock home Friday, was described as a “good kid who was into sports and always smiling.”“He didn’t get into any trouble,” said Graceann Adams, who had known her stepson since he was 4. “He grew up playing football,” she said Saturday. “I was not aware of …

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A Clarence doctor has been charged with sexually abusing a 49-year-old woman during a medical appointment in his Depew office, according to investigators of the state Attorney General’s Office.Dr. Dharam Paul Garg, 62, of Shimerville Road, faces a felony charge of committing a criminal sexual act and a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse. Garg admitted in a signed statemen…

NEWS STAFF REPORTERA fire on Humason Avenue raged out of control for more than 30 minutes this morning, damaging three homes and killing two dogs, according to the Buffalo Fire Department alarm office.The fire was reported at 9:41 a.m. Saturday at an occupied two-bedroom house at 112 Humason near Genessee Street. Eight companies responded to the call, the fire department r…

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New Jersey native Heather Davis signs on Monday as the new midday host on WJYE-FM 96.1. She rolled into town Thursday with her dog, Shadow, from Raleigh, N.C., where she recently worked as a promotions director for oldies station WKIX-FM 102.9“We’re looking to do some fun stuff at noon, a nice lunchtime feature,” said Joseph Bonacci, station program director. “Heat…

The change to Christian programming that signals new ownership for WNED-AM 970 becomes official at midnight Friday, according to Donald Boswell, WNED’s president and chief executive officer.Crawford Broadcasting Co., the new owner, will use AM-970 to simulcast the Christian format of its WDCX-FM sister station in Buffalo. The station will operate under the call letters W…

News directors have different ways to deal with stress during volatile work days.Some take five in their office with door firmly shut.Some pray.John DiSciullo tackles the stressor head on and then prays, like the day in March last year when retired Buffalo Sabre Rick Martin died.“That was a terrible tragedy,” said DiSciullo, who spent more than three years as news dire…