Craig Stevens Harris


Craig’s career defines small-market radio. His commitment to the local communities that WCDO serves is a true testament to the way radio was meant to be. Originally from Nyack, NY, Craig began his radio journey by doing morning announcements

and sports scores over the high school PA system. At SUNY Geneseo, he earned a BA in Communications and Public Relations (1980-84) and served as the station manager of campus radio station WGSU-FM during his senior year. Craig landed his first radio job at WDNY in Dansville, NY, just two weeks after graduation, and one month later was hired as a weekend DJ at 98PXY in Rochester.

In 1986, at the age of 23, he accepted a station manager position at WCDO AM/FM in Sidney, NY, where he has remained for 37 years. Craig has become a mainstay on the air and in the community, in addition to attaining station ownership. He has served on many local boards and organizations, coached youth sports for 8 years, and in 2019, he was inducted into the Canoe Regatta Hall of Fame as a Contributor.

Under his leadership, WCDO has earned 5 NYSBA awards, a NYSBA “Serving NY” award, a Sidney Chamber Of Commerce “Business Of The Years” award, a NY State Assembly “Commitment to Community” Citation, and outstanding media support honors from numerous organizations including the American Cancer Society “Relay For Life,” the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross, Chenango Toys For Tots, and Catholic Charities.

To say Craig has worn many hats is an understatement. From coordinating 15-person coverage of a 70-mile canoe marathon and reporting from a fire rescue boat in flood waters to introducing comedian Ray Romano in Binghamton and discussing game one of the Mets/Yankees World Series with former President Bill Clinton, Craig has done it all.