Greg Pattenaude '79

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Retired, NYS Department of Public Service

Greg Pattenaude

1920 - 2020

celebrates a century

My roommates taped my many hours on the air at WRUC. I can pop in those shows and instantly be transported back. Listening to the Ride Board not only captures a time when that was safe to do, but reminds me of the numerous times I read one where the person left the day before. Oops.

And as I used to sign off, “it’s nice to be important, but more important to listen to WRUC, Schenectady.”

Greg retired in 2013 as chief of carrier operations after 34 years with the NYS Department of Public Service Office of Telecommunications, where he DJed the occasional holiday party. Over the years, he has done producing, play-by-play for hockey games, PA announcing, and background acting (most recently in HBO’s “Succession”). Son, Andrew was a college DJ at Emerson College. Daughter, Kate, hosts a weekly podcast on popular culture, “So Many Screens.” Greg and his wife, Susan, have been married 30 years. “She was at UAlbany when their FM station ‘stole’ the 90.9 FM frequency from WRUC, but I've never held that against her,” he said.


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