So Chuck’s return to radio … it’s really happening.

Background.  During the current COVID-19 pandemic, my alma mater, Hamilton College, essentially shut down its physical campus.  Students were taught via teleconference, and Hamilton’s usual extracurricular activities were culled for the year. All except one.  The college radio station, WHCL, continued to operate.  And that’s mostly because it was able to have a combination of…

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A 35-year-trip back in time?

Background. I attended Hamilton College in the early 1980’s, from 1981 to 1985, to be precise.  And during that time, I found a little organization where I could actually feel worthwhile – it was the radio station, WHCL.  Reading news, producing promos, sourcing music, on-air talent, you name it, I did it.  Heck, during my…

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College telecommuting would have been a nightmare in my day…

Yesterday, my college alma mater, Hamilton (not the play), announced that they would join the many colleges and universities who will transition from on-campus classes to telecommunication and computer education, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I get that.  I understand.  Everyone needs to be safe. It’s just a good thing that this pandemic didn’t occur…

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A revitalization at the Root Glen

Last Monday was Veteran’s Day, the day when we celebrate those who served.  But for me, I was the one that needed a recalibration of my soul.  I was in a very dark place, both mentally and emotionally. For me, that means only one place.  One place to be by myself, to scream and cry…

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Night of the Simian as a fundraising limited edition print #BecauseHamilton

I graduated from Hamilton College in 1985.  I will participate in my 35th reunion this upcoming June. But before that … I want to make my fellow Class of 1985’ers a special offer and challenge. Let me explain. On Friday, November 15, there will be a major college fundraising initiative, which the college is branding…

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What DOES it take to get into college nowadays?

Spin the clock back to the spring of 1981.  My high school guidance counselor is helping me fill out college enrollment applications.  He knows I need to get out of Albany and away from my toxic home life. I also know that one of my beloved high school teachers, Bonnie Diefendorf (God rest her soul)…

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Carissima, bitches… Hamilton College advances to the Sweet 16! #backourblue

Back in the 1980’s, when I was a student at Hamilton College, we had one of the toughest men’s basketball teams in Division III.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to show off our skills in the Division III NCAA tournament, because we were in a conference called NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference),…

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“How do I know that you’re really Kelsey from Hamilton College?”

It’s that time of year – when the temperature drops, when the Christmas music plays on the radio, and my alma mater, Hamilton College, contacts me for financial donations. I’m used to this by now.  Hamilton never contacts me to ask about how I’m doing, they never contact me to say they liked one of…

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K-Chuck Radio: Another dive into my college radio days…

From 1981 to 1985, I spent most of my college time at the studios of our college station, WHCL.  88.7 FM on the left side of your dial, don’tcha know. On occasion, I’ve blogged about the myriad of records we played at that station, as we grew from a five-watt low-power station that nobody could…

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