Local radio legend and FingerLakes1.com broadcaster Harold Weber, of Seneca Falls, passed away on Wednesday, May 10 after a lengthy battle with illness.
His broadcast career, which began at WSFW in Seneca Falls in 1969, spanned five decades in the region covering local sports and high school athletes.
Harold raised tens of thousands of dollars for Rotary Camp Onseyawa over the years hosting an annual golf tournament at Silver Creek Golf Course and Seneca Falls Country Club.
In 2011 he joined FingerLakes1.com as the host of ‘Weber this Week’ and led FL1’s original team of live broadcasters during FingerLakes1.com’s early days covering high school basketball.
FingerLakes1.com founder Jim Sinicropi remembered how Harold Weber helped facilitate the early live video broadcasts of high school basketball in the early 2010’s.
“When we wanted to start producing live video streams of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball games I turned to Harold to be the face and voice of our broadcasts. He was a well known personality and had the experience to help my team and I create something new and innovative. Our broadcasts were wildly popular and I learned a lot from Harold which ultimately led to broadcasting play-by-play myself during our broadcasts. I remember listening to Weber on Sports on WSFW as a teenager in the 1980’s and to have Harold Weber be a part of our team on FingerLakes1.com was a thrill for me personally. He was always excited and willing to step outside the box to make our fledgling streaming network successful. His participation literally changed the trajectory of our business. He was certainly one of a kind and will be greatly missed.”
In typical “Web Dog” fashion he made one final sign-off on social media:
The final episode of Weber This Week which streamed live on April 22, 2019 on FingerLakes1.com is posted below. Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi were in-studio with Harold Weber to recap his career.
Over 300 episodes of ‘Weber This Week‘ on FingerLakes1.com which streamed between 2011-2019 can be viewed here.
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