"Big Chuck" D'Imperio recently retired as the "morning man" at WDOS-AM730 in Oneonta, NY after a 33-year career in radio. In the year 2000, “Big Chuck” was inducted into the NYS Country Music Hall of Fame as “NY Country DJ of the Year." He is the author of 10 Upstate New York travel guide books, and is a former newspaper columnist with more than 300 columns published. "Big Chuck" is pleased to continue to contribute digital content to Townsquare Media radio websites all over New York State. And, for all you baby boomers out there, yes it is true that "Big Chuck" actually won The Gong Show in 1977 by singing "Bad Bad LeRoy Brown" in a shower stall on live TV!
12 Great Museums Just 20 Miles or Less Outside of New York State!
A look at a dozen interesting museum that are just a few minutes outside the border of New York State.
13 Incredible Restaurants in 13 Tiny Upstate New York Towns
The many small towns, hamlets, and villages of Upstate New York can hold some pretty unforgettable restaurants. Here are 13 to consider.
10 Great Live Concert Venues (Big and Small) in Upstate New York
A collection of big and small live concert venues across Upstate New York. Some are hug (20,000 fans) others are intimate (less than 100 in the audience). All are great!
“Awesome!” Thousands Enjoy the Herkimer Diamond Mines Each Year!
The Herkimer Diamond Mine experience has been entertaining visitors for more than 50 years. Fun, exciting, and you get to go home with a "diamond."
30 Famous, Historic Upstate New York Homes You Can Tour Right Now!
A compendium of 30 famous homes in Upstate New York that history-lovers will want to tour. This is a great bucket list for summer travel!
The 15 Best Restaurants in Binghamton, NY
This gallery shines the light on 15 of the very best restaurants in the city of Binghamton, NY.
You Will Fall In Love With These 9 Upstate New York Waterfalls!
This gallery shines the light on several not-to-be-missed waterfalls scattered around Upstate New York. All are beautiful!
16 Reasons Why We Love Beautiful Schoharie County!
Road Trip! A list of 16 things to see and do when visiting this beautiful Central New York county.
Spirits Are High At These Awesome Upstate New York Distilleries!
This gallery highlights nine outstanding distilleries in Upstate New York. There are dozens, of course, but these are all first-rate!
10 Iconic Upstate New York Ice Cream Stands That’re Ready For You This Summer!
Ten ice cream parlors or stands in Upstate New York that are still going strong decades after they first opened.