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Chuck Custer

Chuck Custer

Actually, in terms of gross weight, he's two-thirds of the team. Chuck has been with WGY since 1984 and for years (almost too many to count) was the legendary Don Weeks' on-air partner. Chuck came here after growing up in Pittsfield, Mass...going to college in Boston...and working in Utica, Charleston W.Va and Providence. He started at WGY anchoring night-time newscasts. After a couple of years, he moved to mornings with Don, and they spent 23 wonderful and productive years together. Chuck became WGY News Director in 1994 and later added Program Director duties. Under Chuck's leadership, News-Talk WGY has achieved high ratings, great results for its advertisers and has expanded an already impressive commitment to local charitable organizations. In 2008, the National Association of Broadcasters honored WGY with the prestigious Crystal Award for exemplary public service. Chuck and staff also have earned multiple Marconi awards and more than 60 awards for excellence in journalism, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards. Despite all those honors, Chuck's greatest source of pride and joy are his boys, Cory and Scott. Chuck lives in Latham with his lovely wife Linda who really could have done much better.

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