Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce that veteran broadcaster Chuck Ingersoll and volunteer Brigette Meskell will be recognized by the Rochester Media Association for their service. Chuck and Brigette are both volunteer DJ’s on Rochester’s Member Supported Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM.
Host of “The Soul Jazz Spectrum” on Jazz90.1, Chuck Ingersoll has been a part of the Rochester radio scene for decades, and has also written jazz reviews and articles for magazines like Downbeat, Different Drummer and Fusion. Chuck also became a morning personality and program director at Rochester’s WCMF and WSAY. After working as a writer and creative director for Rochester ad agencies, he operated his own advertising agency, Ingersoll et al Communications, for 10 years serving as President.
As one of Jazz90.1’s youngest volunteers, Brigette Meskell is a recent graduate of SUNY Brockport, where she double majored in Theatre and English, and minored in Music Business. For the past two years, Brigette volunteered as a venue manager during the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and loved every minute of meeting so many of the musicians. Awestruck by this opportunity, she realized that for 21+ years, she had been missing a completely undiscovered world of music — jazz! Although new to the world of jazz and public radio, she has had a life-long passion for music. As a pianist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Brigette is always looking for inspiration. She has found a great deal of it in her newly piqued interest in jazz and community radio.
Each year, the Rochester Media Association recognizes both established professionals and rising stars within the print, radio and television fields in Rochester. Awards will be presented in October at The Rochester Media Association’s annual awards banquet.