Rich Conaty

August 2, 2013

Hudson, NY


Inge Lincoln

Inge Lincoln
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Rich Conaty has been a State Street resident in Hudson, NY since 1998. In this interview he talks about founding his radio program, “The Big Broadcast.” As a van driver for COARC he describes his relationship with the clients he drives from their homes to work at COARC. He tells about his relationship with his parents, the current residency of his mother in a nursing home in Florida and his own bout with cancer.

Rich Conaty is a radio music show host on a show that features music from the 1920s and 1930s. He was born in New York City in 1954. His interest in broadcasting and vintage pop and jazz began in high school and was first heard on Hofstra University’s WVHC in June 1971. Conaty began his weekly “Big Broadcast” on WFUV-FM while a Fordham University freshman in January 1973.

Conaty has worked at ABC Radio News and the Promotions Department of ABC-TV, and was Associate Curator for Radio at the Museum of Broadcasting. He was heard on WNEW-AM in 1983, and WQEW from 1992 to 1997.

Conaty has owned a home in Hudson since 1998 and has been a full time resident since 2000. In addition to “The Big Broadcast” he works in the Transportation Department of COARC.

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