"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!
Is This The Most Magical Place in Upstate New York? We Think So!
This gallery takes a nostalgic look at Santa's Workshop at the North Pole in Wilmington, NY. It opened in 1949 and is still going strong!
A Fascinating Look at Some Upstate New York Train History!
A gallery of 11 places that bring back memories of Upstate New York's glorious railroad history.
Thousands Visit This 1846 Mill in Upstate New York Every Year!
A visit to the 1846 Hanford Mill Museum in rural Delaware County can be an amazing experience!
15 Items That Make Up A Perfect Upstate New York Picnic? Agree?
These 15 food items would definitely be included to make the perfect Upstate New York picnic! Do you agree?
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.