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Bob Cudmore's Biography

Bob Cudmore

Writer, media personality and teacher Bob Cudmore is the author of three books: “Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley,” “Stories from the Mohawk Valley” and “You Can’t Go Wrong: Stories from Nero, N.Y.” A native of Amsterdam, Cudmore’s first project on local history was to co-produce with Steve Dunn the WMHT-TV documentary ”Historic Views of the Carpet City: Amsterdam, N.Y.” in 2000.

The next year Cudmore began his now weekly Mohawk Valley history column in the Daily Gazette, Focus on History. He has written over 500 columns about the people, institutions and happenings of the region.

Known in Upstate New York for hosting WGY radio’s night time talk show Contact from 1980 to 1993, Cudmore hosted the morning radio show on Lite 104.7 FM and 1570AM WVTL in his home town of Amsterdam from 2004 through 2014. In 2008 he was awarded the Herbert T. Singer Community Service Award by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. When he left the show on November 14, 2014, that day was declared Bob Cudmore Day in Amsterdam by Mayor Ann Thane and the Common Council.

Cudmore was an adjunct professor for more than 20 years in the Department of Communications at the College of St. Rose in Albany where he taught the popular course Introduction to Mass Media.

He also spent eight years in media relations with the State University of New York System Administration in Albany.

He was the narrator of a nationally distributed documentary, “Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final Years,” he also co-produced or narrated WMHT-TV documentaries on local downtowns and railroads. He has hosted numerous public television discussion programs and voiced the WMHT series “Age Wise.”

Cudmore lives in Glenville with his sweetie Audrey Sears. He has two grown children, Kathleen Cudmore Bokan and Bob Cudmore Jr. His wife of 34 years, Mary Pritchard Cudmore, died in 2001.

Bob Cudmore
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