"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!
“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.
Travel Writer Picks #1 Ice Cream Destination in Upstate New York!
An Upstate New York travel writer, who has has authored a dozen Upstate New York travel guides, picks his #1 ice cream destination in the region.
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 Upstate New York Lighthouses That Reflect the Past and Future!
This gallery highlights ten of New York's more than 50 historic and beautiful lighthouses.
Feed Your Need For Speed at These Upstate New York Go-Kart Tracks
Go-Kart racing has become a new, exciting family experience. There are many places where you can go and watch exciting races underway. And there are many that let you, as the driver, experience the thrill of the race. Good for all ages, including the little ones. Check out these ten great go-kart speedways in Upstate Ne wyork.
Is This “Zoo” In An Upstate New York Town the Best in the State?
Animal Adventure Park is a wonderful hands-on family friendly nature theme park in Broome County. More than 200,000 visitors come here every year!
11 Upstate New York “Cool” Lake Towns to Enjoy This Summer
This gallery shines the spotlight on 11 of Upstate New York's favorite summertime "lake towns."
The Best Summer Salads To Enjoy This Summer in Upstate New York!
Cold, creative salads are the meal of choice for a lot of us up here when the summer heat moves in. Here are several of the top restaurant salads you can enjoy this summer.