Chris Ulanowski, former WRVO news director, 51

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Chris Ulanowski, a former news director at WRVO in Oswego, N.Y., died May 30. He was 51.

Ulanowski spent 27 years at the station, winning the Syracuse Press Club’s career achievement award in 2008.

During his tenure as news director, the station won three national awards in two years for “Talk of the Nation: Religious Bricks,” on issues of church and state in the Mexico, N.Y., school district.

It took first-place awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards in 2000 and won first- and second-place PRNDI awards in 1999.

Ulanowski is survived by his wife, Rochelle Manley of Fulton; three daughters; and four siblings.

Graveside services were held June 1 at Fairdale Cemetery in Hannibal, N.Y.


“Family of WRVO’s Chris Ulanowski publicly discusses his suicide,”  May 29, 2012

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