Beacon, NY- Carl Garofolo Jr. the originator, producer and host of “Hudson Valley Sports-Talk” has begun producing his sports talk show from the Pamal Studios in Beacon.
Hudson Valley Sports Talk is in its 24th year and has featured members of the sports community from all over the Hudson Valley. The show has been airing on WHVW 950 AM radio.
Beginning in January 2019, the show debuted on Pamal Broadcasting and can be heard every Sunday morning, live at 10:00AM on:
WGHQ 920 AM Kingston, NY
W22CR 92.5 FM Kingston, NY
WBNR 1260 AM Beacon, NY
WLNA 1420 AM Peekskill, NY
Garofolo is originally from the Bronx, NY but settled into Dutchess County back in 1987. He decided to pursue his life-long dream of being not only a sports announcer, but a talk show host as well. In June of 1994, he combined the two and “Hudson Valley Sports-Talk” made its debut.
“Growing up with brothers, parents and relatives who were big-time sports fans, I was bitten by the sports-bug by the time I was four years old.”, said Garofolo. “Watching, listening, and reading everything that I could get my hands on about any sport, all year long.”
Garofolo’s youth was at the time of three broadcasting channels of black and white television and AM radio. He searched for sports updates and information without the luxury of ESPN. the internet, and podcasts. Instead, Garofolo relied on the a new form of sports delivery through the telephone
“Sports-Phone was a three minute phone call, introduced in the 1970’s, with the latest sports scores and information”. recalls Garofolo
In addition to sports casting, Carl has dedicated his spare time to supporting community organizations, through volunteering and as MC for many local events.
Hudson Valley Sports-Talk” will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 4th, 2019.