2015 Inductees

Robert Ausfeld

Bob graduated from Bishop Gibbons in 1967 and continued his education at Hudson Valley Community College and St. Rose. Bob was also a member of the National Guard for seven years. At the age of 23, Bob began his illustrious radio career at WPTR-1540. Through the next 41 years, Bob Ausfeld was a staple in [...]

John A. “Jack” Palvino

A native Rochesterian, 80 years young and a member of the Pioneer Graduating class of St. John Fisher College in 1955.  A trustee for the past 30 years, he is the first alumnus to be voted chairman of the board of trustees  (1992-1995) following graduation he attended the University of Buffalo Law School before the  [...]

Bill Parker

Born in Canastota New York which is in upstate New York between Syracuse and Utica. During high school he was active in band, orchestra and theater with percussion as his specialty.  He was planning on attending Potsdam to study music but joined the army.  Most of his army career was spent playing in army bands [...]

Cathy M. Pircsuk

Cathy Pircsuk is Vice President and General Manager of the local CBS and FOX affiliates in Watertown, New York where she has worked for 36 years.  She has held positions as:  reporter, anchor, assignment editor, news director, station manager and most recently general manager for the past 18 years. Prior to her WWNY-TV tenure, Cathy [...]

Al Roker

Al Roker is known as America’s most trusted weatherman and has been the weather and feature anchor on NBC’s “Today” since January 1996. Since July 2009, he has been co-host of the morning show “Wake Up with Al” on the Weather Channel. Until January of 2000, Roker also served as the weekday weather forecaster for [...]

Charles M. Warfield, Jr.

Charles M. Warfield, Jr., a 38 year broadcast veteran, is Sr. Advisor to YMF Media LLC. YMF Media acquired the former assets of ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc. through a bankruptcy proceeding in 2012. Mr. Warfield, the former President and COO of ICBC was retained in that position for the new company until assuming his new [...]