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Dave Kane Celebrates 40 Years with WCMF Rochester


Dave Kane
Dave Kane

WCMF-FM/Rochester, NY, midday host Dave Kane (aka Kane-O) joins a distinguished group of broadcast professionals across the country as he reaches 40 years with one radio station. Kane-O and WCMF will celebrate his 40th year with the station on Monday, February 22 from 10am-3pm ET.

"I've always said that I am blessed to have found, a job that I love to do in a place where I love to do it," said Kane. "My longevity in Rochester is a testament to the quality of life here, and certainly most of all, to the dedicated rockers who have not only supported WCMF for over a half century, but who have fostered and sustained a vibrant rock and roll scene in Rochester for decades."

"I still marvel at the amount of incredible experiences I've had, the places I've been, the musicians and shows I've had access to, and the people I've met," added Kane. "I'm extremely fortunate to have worked with so many amazing, talented people over the many years, and most of all, the connection... this incredible bond that has been forged with the audience and the local community that is the most satisfying and humbling to me."

"Forty years on the air at one radio station is unprecedented in Rochester radio and hard to come by anywhere else in the country," said Entercom Rochester Senior VP/Market Manager Susan Munn. "So many Rochesterians have grown up with WCMF and Dave Kane and to have him still rockin' on WCMF 40 years later makes people feel very connected to the station and to him."

Kane launched his career with WCMF on middays in 1981. Later that same year, he was named Music Director and Assistant Program Director and eventually went on to program the station from 2008-2010. A 1979 graduate of SUNY Brockport, Kane has been recognized as a "Communicator of the Year" as well as a Communications Department "Alumni of the Year."

In 2018, Kane received SUNY Brockport's "Outstanding Service Award," and in September 2019, he was inducted into the WBSU Hall of Fame at SUNY Brockport. Additionally in 2019, Kane was honored with a "Special Merit Award" during the induction of WCMF to the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. He has also been nominated for a prestigious "Radio Personality of the Year" Marconi Award and is a six time nominee for Billboard Magazine's "Music Director of the Year."

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