Friday, December 16, 2011

Factoid Friday: Educators Edition

By Annmarie Dean

While I am sure that most of you already know this, WNED has been educating the masses since 1959. We also employ people who have been or are educating children, adolescents and adults. Here’s a run-down of our favorite teachers:


Chuck Anzalone, online and community engagement associate - Taught social studies at Hamburg Middle School and in the Buffalo public school district for a combined total of seven years. Chuck taught the following classes in the Buffalo public schools: global studies, U.S. history, participation in government and economics, criminal law, psychology and sociology.

Shari Barbour, program host on Classical 94.5/WNED - Taught music as a public school teacher in New Jersey and later served on the faculties of Hollins University, Radford University, Roanoke College and Lynchburg College for almost 20 years total. Shari also taught private lessons for flute and guitar.



Beth Critoph, manager of learning & technology - Taught art for three and a half years in the Buffalo public schools and St. Gregory the Great school in Williamsville.


DiMaio_Gabriel_webGabe DiMaio, Classical 94.5/WNED program director - Teaches media law, broadcast copywriting, media management and media literacy at Buffalo State College (Buff State). He also teaches business law at Strayer University. Gabe taught a graduate level course in communications technology and public policy and an undergraduate course in media law at the University at Buffalo (UB).

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Eileen Elibol, art director, on-air host and photographer - Taught at UB in the art department for two years as a teaching assistant. Eileen also taught graphic design at Villa Maria College for two years.


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Bob Krum, program host and music librarian for Classical 94.5/WNED - Taught math at Canisius High School for 24 years, also acted as math department chair for 17 of those years, and at Canisius College for four years.


Raffel,Bill_webBill Raffel, program host on Classical 94.5/WNED - Has been teaching communications since 1994. Bill has taught undergrads at Buff State since 1994 and at UB from 1994-97. He taught graduate courses at UB from 2004-07. He currently teaches courses in First Amendment law, international communication, communication & society and broadcast journalism.



Jim Ranney, WNED-AM 970 station manager & director of news and public affairs - Has been teaching at Buff State in the communications department since 2003. Jim is currently teaching a media writing class and public speaking class.


Simone, Ed._webEd Simone, theatre program host/producer for Classical 94.5/WNED - Teaches courses in acting, voice, period styles and directing at St. Bonaventure University. Ed. is currently the chairperson of the department of visual and performing arts at the university. He also taught English and drama at the high school level.

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