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Spotlight on WAMC Underwriters

Spotlight introduces a few new underwriters to you each month. WAMC relies on the support of our underwriters and are pleased to present them to you. Read about them here and in some cases visit their home page directly from the Spotlight. Please take a few minutes to learn more about how the people who help us can help you. - Melissa Kees, Underwriting Sales Manager

Interested in becoming an underwriter? Get more information here.

National Yiddish Book Center

Jun 6, 2017

This summer, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, celebrates its sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, featuring a special performance of A Night in the Old Marketplace, a multimedia folk oratorio by Frank London, a founding member of the Klezmatics.

Nature Works

Apr 17, 2017

Nature Works Organic Land Care is an Ecological Landscape Construction Company, creating innovative outdoor living spaces for clients. 

Nature Works is dedicated to environmentally-friendly approaches through all phases of Landscape Construction--from Design to Installation and Maintenance.  They have been a leader in all-organic land care in the Tri-State region for over a decade. 

The Rosenblum Companies

Apr 4, 2017

The Rosenblum Companies is a developer and full service owner-operator of premier properties in the Capital Region totaling over one million square feetSince 1979, Rosenblum has focused on providing better spaces and real estate services to Fortune 500 companies, regional businesses, healthcare practices, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions alike. 

The Foreigner at HMT

Mar 28, 2017

Charlie Baker is a painfully shy Englishman who’s terrified of conversation – with anyone! So when he’s dropped off at Betty Meeks’ rural Georgia hunting lodge for a few days of peace and quiet, the local inhabitants are told that Charlie can’t speak or understand a word of English. This puts Charlie in the interesting position of overhearing more than he should! THE FOREIGNER humorously barrels along and explodes in a wildly funny climax.

Albany Shindig

Mar 17, 2017

The next Albany Shindig! is  Friday,  April 21 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at First Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany, NY. 

The Albany Shindig! was created to offer participants an opportunity to gather and socialize, listen to great music, and dance to those same musicians with a focus on simple traditional dances geared to all ages of participants; including singles, couples, families, teens, people with disabilities and the elderly.

The Brien Center

Feb 27, 2017


The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is a community-based, non-profit agency with a 95 plus year history of providing a continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and families who suffer from serious and persistent behavioral health disorders. We are guided by the belief that everyone in Berkshire County benefits when people are mentally, physically and emotionally healthy.

Solid Ground Center

Feb 27, 2017

Solid Ground Center for a Balanced Life opened in 2010. Our mission at Solid Ground is to support you in your search for ways to increase feelings of well-being, to achieve more balance in your life and to respond to life’s stressors.

"The Game's Afoot" at Home Made Theater

Jan 30, 2017

It’s December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for portraying Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow castmates to his Connecticut castle for the weekend. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities quickly turn dangerous. It’s then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before there’s another victim. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit!

Cindy McMahon, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Jan 30, 2017


I am excited to support WAMC as an underwriter. I am Cindy McMahon; an Associate Broker at Hunt Real Estate ERA and the leader of The Get CIndySOLD Team in the Greater Capital Region of New York. I cover a large geographic area in my day to day business and log over 30000 miles a year. That is a lot of radio time! Every day something I hear or learn about on WAMC enriches my mind, my life or my business!


Gallagher Solar Thermal

Dec 9, 2016

Gallagher Solar Thermal, selling and servicing solar hot water systems, solar pool heating systems and solar electric since 2005.

Serving the greater Hudson Valley and beyond, owner Patrick Gallagher is involved on every job from customer consultation, to site survey to completion and customer references are available.

Gallagher Solar Thermal
57 West Street
Warwick, NY
(845) 258-0749

More information at

We Are Your Partner in Charitable Giving

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley works in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties to strengthen our communities by helping people like you establish charitable funds to benefit the organizations and communities you love.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are one of the largest grant makers in the Hudson Valley region, providing philanthropic services to donors and vital grant support to nonprofits working to improve quality of life for all.

Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace

Oct 26, 2016

Merriman and Pfister is learning that their gift store at the Delmar Four Corners seems to be a win- win for the shop and the artists involved. In acquiring inventory for the store, efforts focus on finding smaller production vendors or those who may be looking at the ordinary in a different light. Sometimes it’s the Artist’s Story that is the draw for the buyers. Other times, a suggestion from someone will spur an interest in obtaining a product. And very often, it’s the artistic piece itself and its unusual character that drives the pursuit of the acquisition.

Yummy Treasures Bead Shop

Oct 17, 2016

  Yummy Treasures is the premiere destination in Berkshire County for gemstones, beads, charms, metal findings and all your other jewelry supplies. They proudly offer the friendly and helpful experience you expect from a small business, but with the pricing and selection of a larger online retailer. WAMC listeners are invited to stop by to see their inventory, and learn about many upcoming projects including classes, trunk shows, and finished jewelry. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, at 10 Commercial Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

California Closets

Oct 7, 2016

California Closets created the custom home storage industry in 1984 and remains the leader today.  The Albany NY location has been in existence for over 25 years and is locally owned/operated by the husband and wife team of Sean and Joy Rafferty.  The Latham showroom (on Route 7 in the Peter Harris Plaza) features numerous displays which include closets, kitchen pantry, mudroom, media center and more.


Sep 1, 2016

  EverPresent was founded in 2012 with the goal of becoming “the memories company” for families. Their team of over 40 technicians, designers and specialists help families take control of their photos and videos through organizing and scanning services. Offerings include photo scanning, slide & negative scanning, photo album and scrapbook scanning, VHS to DVD, film reel to digital transfers, custom design service for photo books and slideshows, digital photo organizing and in-home appointments with certified photo organizers.

Adelphi University

Jun 8, 2016

  Nationally ranked Adelphi University offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training in a thriving doctoral research school. Since 1896, they’ve been dedicated to providing their students with a personalized education that puts them on the path to a successful career. Their Hudson Valley Center, founded in 1973, offers the College of Nursing and Public Health’s R.N. to B.S. in Nursing program as well as the School of Social Work’s M.S.W. program and postgraduate certificates.

Ruge's Subaru

Apr 27, 2016

  Ruge's has served drivers in the Hudson Valley since 1935.

Family owned and operated for 4 generations on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, NY.

Watson & Associates

Mar 21, 2016

  Watson & Associates, Occupational Hygiene and Safety, LLC (Watson & Associates) provides comprehensive industrial hygiene, safety and training services from our Greenville, New York office.  Our clients include industrial/commercial facilities, and contractors, as well as governmental agencies at the federal, state and local level. The company provides a full range of services in the Northeast.

Dreyer Boyajian LLP

Mar 21, 2016

  Whistleblower laws are one of the most important tools in combatting fraud against federal, state, and local governments.  Whistleblower laws incentivize private citizens who step forward to report their knowledge of fraud committed by entities or individuals, even if they personally have not been damaged by the fraud.   These laws provide awards of up to 30 percent of the total amount recovered by the government.  Because these actions may involve millions of dollars in fraudulent claims, the reward to the whistleblower can be substantial. 

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Feb 9, 2016

  In 1986 the Seneca Lake Wine Trail was formed in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region to attract more visitors to experience its rich history, beauty, and production of world-class wines. In 2016 the Seneca Lake Wine Trail celebrates its 30th Anniversary, and is the largest and most active wine trail in New York State with a community of over 35 wineries, a distillery, seven breweries and a meadery.

Home Made Theater

Feb 9, 2016

  HMT produces a four show season, between October and May.  We offer dinner theater packages with area restaurants for the three "main-stage" productions. Each December we offer a "Theater for Families" production. HMT also offers acting classes for children, teens, and adults.


By Tennessee Williams

Weekends Feb 12-28

The College of St. Rose

Jan 7, 2016

  The College of Saint Rose is a progressive community of scholars focused on gaining knowledge and applying what they’ve learned to make the world around them better. Located in the heart of Albany, the New York state capital, Saint Rose offers a private, independent, coeducational college experience in a vibrant urban setting. For information about upcoming performance events, please click here.

Putnam County Tourism

Jan 7, 2016

  Come to Where the Country Begins! Wherever your interests lay, Putnam County has something for everyone. Explore all that the county has to offer while enjoying the stunning Hudson River as your backdrop.

County Players

Dec 8, 2015

  County Players was born in 1958. Now, more than half a century later, we are proud to present our 58th season. During our lifetime, we have presented over 200 productions and have served thousands of theatregoers who continue to reward our efforts with their loyal attendance. Clearly, they share our belief that we provide excellent theatre. In 1977, we acquired the old Academy Theatre in the Village of Wappingers Falls, and through countless hours of volunteer efforts, we have turned a crumbling relic into a living theatre – The County Players Falls Theatre.

Shire City Sanctuary

Dec 8, 2015

  Shire City Sanctuary is located in the heart of Pittsfield, the biggest city in Berkshire County, MA.  It is the first Makerspace in the Berkshires offering screen-printing and commercial sewing equipment, studio, event, meeting, teaching, and presentation space.  Workspace, collaboration, tutorials and classes are available to members. Shire City Sanctuary also houses a production kitchen available for food-based businesses.  Shire City Sanctuary is a key player in the Berkshires’ Creative Economy, an area long renowned for both its natural beauty and sustainable creativity.

Boudoir Baby

Oct 8, 2015

  There are many great shops along the streets of Saugerties, New York. If you have small children or are having a baby, have a baby or know someone who is or has one - you must visit this shop - “Boudoir Baby Fine Nursery & Children Furniture”. The Pink Brick Exterior only gives you a clue of what is in store here!

The Opalka Gallery

Oct 8, 2015

  The Opalka Gallery, a contemporary art and design facility at The Sage Colleges’ Albany campus, presents a ground breaking exhibition, “From Concept to Console: The Art and Aesthetics of Video Game Design,” through December 13.

Saratoga Chamber Players

Sep 4, 2015

  When Fall arrives, the Saratoga Chamber Players kicks off its season ofchamber music. Artistic Director, Jill Levy, brings together professionalmusicians from Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S. to create a varied set ofconcerts. The 2015-16 season marks its 29th year of operation. 

Levy is also concertmaster of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, a
position she has held since 1993 after several years with the Pittsburgh
Symphony. In 1994, SCP’s founding Artistic Director, Lucy Manning,
moved out of the area and asked Levy to take the reins of the organization.

Independent Consumer Advocacy Network

Sep 4, 2015

  The Independent Consumer Advocacy Network is New York State's ombuds program for managed long term care.  ICAN was established by Community Service Society in December 2014, with funding from the State of New York.  ICAN provides consumer education and assistance to people enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans that cover long term care services.  Through our telephone hotline, community outreach, and website, ICAN counselors provide free, confidential assistance to consumers who have questions or problems with their health insurance.