102.7 WICY DJ’s
I grew up in a house full of good records, and my dad drove me everywhere listening to a classic hits station in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. At home, it was either my parents listening to the 60s and 70s, or my three older sisters listening to the 80s and 90s, and somewhere between it all I became a fan of the classic songs you know and love today. I love to connect generations together by bringing a new perspective to a classic era of music, and I’m excited to join such a talented group of DJs and co-workers at WICY. I just graduated from the University of Utah last summer, and I’m looking to stick in radio for a long time!
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.
“I was born and raised in Central IL, worked for various stations all over the Midwest, but now proudly call upstate NY home! I am the proud parent of 3 kids, twin boys, and a little girl who keeps the twins in line! I have two rescue boxer-mix dogs, who much like my children, are wild and crazy, but also very sweet and adorable. When I’m not playing music on the radio, or busy with my kids’ activities, I can usually be found playing music weddings, dining out, hiking trails, or traveling.”
I was born and raised in the Buckeye state. Little town called Greenville. Been playing radio since I was 17. Before coming up here I spent 5 years in Dayton, OH. From the Miami Valley to the North Country! Let’s have some nightly fun! Follow me on social media @BrendynWayne
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!
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.