WCLV Alum Retires after guiding Buffalo's Classical Music Station for 30 Years
On Friday, August 15, 2008, Peter Goldsmith, the founding program director of Buffalo’s classical music station WNED-FM for 30 years, was given a retirement party by the staff of WNED. Peter began his radio career at WCLV as a vacation replacement announcer for several summers during the 70s when the studios were located in the Terminal Tower. After Peter graduated, his brother, Martin, took over the vacation duties. Martin, now the head of the classical music channels for XM Satellite Radio, is the former host of NPR’s Performance Today. Their mother was the late Rosemary Goldsmith, a long-time member of the viola section of The Cleveland Orchestra. WCLV’s President Robert Conrad and his wife Jean went to Buffalo for the WNED party. Here Conrad and Peter show the plaque which names the station’s music library as "The Peter Goldsmith WNED Music Library."