Chief Technical Engineer
Josh McCormick, also known as “King of The Capacitors,” is our resident Chief Engineer. His extensive technical knowledge base is one of the major contributing factors that keeps us on the air and sounding great! Josh, a long-time engineer with NBC, is a great lover of Jazz music and ham radio.
Though relatively new to radio (he joined the WBXO staff in 2017), Matt Laskorski is no stranger to either technical work or classic rock. Named to the National Technical Honor Society in 2014, Matt's understanding of the way electronic components work have enabled him to catch on quickly as a WBXO staff engineer, primarily assigned to "Sunday Night Live." Additionally, his vast knowledge...and love...of all things classic rock ('70s-'80s a specialty) enable him to assist in programming the music you'll hear on that show. Matt hopes to work full-time as a computer technician, as well as part-time at WBXO.
Tim Court started his broadcasting career in cable television and eventually worked his way into radio, initially spending time as an on-air personality at WVIP (FM, AM & cable) in Westchester County, NY. Tim enjoyed the radio experience so much that he added part-time on-air duties at WCZK "Kool" 96.7 FM in Stamford, CT and "Superstation" 105.5 FM in Patterson, NY. Tim's last radio gig was with "Oldies" 97.7 FM in Poughkeepsie, NY. Despite being out of the industry for 18 years, Tim never lost his love of radio and joined the staff of WBXO in 2019. Tim also has a love of photography and operates a freelance photography business in addition to the work he does for WBXO.
Tom Calamari joined WBXO Radio in 2016 as an engineer-in-training and has since advanced to a regular staff engineer position, working on "The Pat Show" on Sunday nights. He loves listening to the radio; his favorite genres of music are rock and metal, to name just a few. He loves the experience of working at WBXO and learning the engineering ropes; he is very grateful for the opportunity. In his free time, he loves to draw and paint and dreams of becoming a professional artist.
Engineer extraordinaire Rick Picardo’s love of radio began as a child of the '60s -- listening to the “WMCA Good Guys,” waiting for The Beatles' latest 45 by day and falling asleep to Yankee baseball at night. WMCA was later replaced by Seton Hall University’s WSOU, where Rick assumed the mantle of DJ, music director and program director. This would lead him to a career in the music and jingle businesses, and then to NBC. He has called NBC home for the last 36 years, doing audio post-production and video playback. He currently works for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Rick has been an engineer with WBXO since 2013, when he engineered his daughter Laura’s St. Patrick’s Day broadcast.
SAMMY "FAILSAFE" FISTULA
"Failsafe," as he prefers to be called, comes to WBXO from KBAT radio in Los Dingos, AZ, where he served as a producer of talk shows. He’s worked on just about every WBXO program since joining our staff back in 2006. A man who's at home when he’s dressed in cowboy boots and sidewinders, Failsafe’s claim to fame was being named champion of a cow chip-tossing contest in 1987. He loves a cold beer anytime he can talk anyone into buying one for him.
WBXO Music Consultant Robert Marble began listening to classical music at the very early age of ten, and by the age of 12 had gotten heavily into rock music. A walking encyclopedia of the genre, Bob brings with him years of rock knowledge which he shares with the WBXO staff and listening audience audience every time he makes music recommendations (which may range from The Eagles to ELO to Vanilla Fudge) from his vast collection. WBXO is very fortunate to have Bob’s expertise as needed.
Master Carpenter/Facilities Manager
Master Carpenter Richard Carlson was the original designer/project manager of the construction of our current facility. A carpenter by trade, his style of design and implementation is unsurpassed in the industry. A man who is known by legend to carry a harmonica everywhere he goes, Rich is a lover of Kentucky Bluegrass Music and listens to it anytime we’ll let him, which isn’t very often.