102.7 WICY DJ’s
I guess you could say that “Radio”is my families business, my grandfather Don Paye graced the airwaves of WICY for over 30 years, as well as my mom, aunt and my brother!! I love being on WICY entertaining all the people of the North Country!! i myself have been in radio for over 20 years!! When im not behind a microphone i love spending time with wife, my daughter, 2 sons & 3 cats. I am a HUGE Star wars geek and movie buff!
It all began January 17, 1987. Michael Maze walked into the WICY studios (AM 1490 back then) as a young, excited and TERRIFIED baby DJ. “Maze” had been harassing…um…calling WICY daily for nearly a year before he finally got his big break. Little did he (or any of us for that matter) know that this “first day” would lead him to so many incredible places. Michael Maze went on to Burlington, VT working the night show on 95 Triple X then on to Hartford, CT to WKSS. During the Hartford years he was signed to a syndication deal with Super Radio (under the control of Murray-Walsh Radio) and hosted “The Modern Buzz” an internationally syndicated show which aired in 62 countries on nearly 900 radio stations. He left the world of Syndications to take on a new challenge in Philadelphia, PA with WIOQ FM.
It’s such a pleasure to entertain you in the afternoon and get you home safely after a hard day’s work.
It’s an honor to be on the air at one of the most respected stations in the country here at WICY.
I began my career in New Bedford Mass playing top 40 music from 1992-2014, but I played Jay-Z one too many times, ran for my life Forrest Gump style till I ended up in the beautiful North Country.
I was born and raised in Whitman Massachusetts, the birth place of the chocolate chip cookie. I’ve been doing this radio thing for the last 20 years of my life and could not imagine doing anything else. My career has brought me from Boston, to Cape Cod, to Washington DC, and back to Boston again. I’m thrilled to be here in the North Country playing some of the best music ever made every night!
Paul John Walbridge was born June 18, 1960 in Malone, the son of the late Calvin and Elaine Walbridge and was one of a family of 10. Paul Graduated from Franklin Academy High School in June 1978. He was a three sport athlete lettering in Football, Indoor Track, Baseball and received a letter as varsity basketball manager during his 4-year Huskies career. He captained the Football and Baseball teams in his tenure. He attended Herkimer County Community College and graduated in 1983 with an A.A.S in Radio-TV broadcasting. Paul continued his education at SUNY-Plattsburgh and graduated in 1985 with a B.A. in Communications-Mass Media and a minor in history.
Paul has 27 years experience as a sports play-by-play announcer and began his career in radio broadcasting in the Fall of 1989 when he was tabbed “The Voice of the FA Huskies.”
Paul’s most memorable games that he has broadcast over the 27 years include the 1991 FA Hockey NY State Championship game in Utica, 1996 FA Girls Basketball NY State Semi-Final game in Troy, and his most coveted broadcast being his call of the FA Huskies Girls Basketball NY State Championship in 2008, which gave the Lady Huskies their first ever NY-State Class A Girls basketball championship. In 2008, he also had the extreme pleasure to broadcast his only NY State Federations Basketball game as the Lady Huskies almost beat perennial basketball power house Christ the King of New York City.
Paul is very active in the Malone community as a Malone town Councilor / Deputy Malone Town Supervisor for 12 years, a Charter Member and Inducted Member of the FA/SJA Athletic Hall of Fame, former board member of the Greater Malone YMCA which Paul helped start its inception. Paul is a 37 year veteran of the NY State Certified Baseball Umpires Association.