Brother Wease has been a morning radio fixture in Rochester for over twenty years, in addition to hosting shows on XM Satellite Radio and WBUF in Buffalo.
Wease is known for his openness with listeners, including the sharing of much of his personal life. He is a war veteran, having completed three tours of duty in Vietnam. He has been married three times and has six children. He met his current wife, Doreen, when she was a guest on his show. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid poker player.
His work history includes stints as a concert promoter, a mail carrier, and an overnight disc jockey. He is part owner of Physical Graffiti, a tattoo parlor on Ridge Road.
The champion of all things Rochester, Wease is adored by his listeners as the city's foremost proponent of cultural events and recreational activities. Brother Wease served as an emcee at Woodstock in 1994 & 1999.
Wease founded a charity called Wease Cares in honor of a friend who died after a long bout with cancer in 1998.
Gregg "Opie" Hughes of The Opie and Anthony Show has referred to Brother Wease as his mentor. Hughes worked with Wease at the same station in Rochester when he was first breaking into the business. Nationally syndicated talk radio host Stephanie Miller was once a co-host with Wease, using the on-air name "Sister Sleaze".
The Wease Show on 95.1 The Brew features nationally known comedian Marianne Sierk, sports with John DiTullio and news updates from 13 WHAM-TV's Doug Emblidge.
The show airs weekday mornings from 5am to 12 pm on 95.1 The Brew and is streamed online at http://www.951TheBrew.com/.
Is Manti Te'o a victim of an elaborate hoax, or a co-conspirator? That we don't know . . . but let's go with what we do. Here are the Top Things We're Learning About Manti Te'o.
--Even though his girlfriend doesn't exist, Brent Musburger still finds her smokin'.
--He's the biggest embarrassment to Notre Dame football in the past fifteen years since, well, Notre Dame football.
--Sadly, even though his girlfriend isn't real, his performance in the BCS game was.
--Those tattoos all over his arms? Henna.
--He'll admit to everything next week during an interview with Oprah.
--He once left a motivational speech by Lou Holtz covered in slobber.
--He claims he wasn't in on the hoax. So he's not only naïve, he's a liar, too.
--He absolutely will not say "Candyman" five times in front of a mirror.
--His team may not have won the BCS Title, but the imaginary post-game sex was dynamite!
--To this day he believes Obama was sitting in that chair that Clint Eastwood was yelling at.
--When you stand on one side of him and tap his other shoulder, he has nightmares for a week.
--He's been working through all of this with the help of an imaginary therapist.
--In high school, he used to use the "my girlfriend just died" excuse at least once a month to skip classes.
--In the past year, he's bought 12 bridges.
--"Manti" is Hawaiian for "plummeting NFL draft stock."
--Notre Dame fans believe he's an innocent victim. And they're ALWAYS sane and rational when it comes to their football team.
--He LOVES it when you run up to him and use your best Harry Belafonte voice to sing, "TE'O! TE'O! DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME!"
--It's now being learned his dead grandmother also didn't exist. And neither did his dead grandfather, parents, siblings, cousins, uncles or conjoined twin.
--On the list of famous people with the initials "MT," he's somehow a better storyteller than Mark Twain and more delusional than Mike Tyson.
--Over the course of his college career, he had 427 tackles. And 864 fake relationships.
--It's TOTALLY possible to have a meaningful online relationship with someone you've never met in person. Case in point: Myself and Jenna Jameson.
--His family built the soundstage where Neil Armstrong faked the moon landing.
--In his free time, he enjoys fishing, golf and sending all his money to an upstanding young gentleman from the Nigerian Consulate.
--He easily falls for things that turn out to not really exist. Like true love.
--He stole the idea of being a publicly humiliated Mormon from Mitt Romney.
--He says he got tricked by the Internet. You think a Hawaiian would be better at SURFING.
--He believes a lot of dumb things. You know, like "Notre Dame had a chance against Alabama."
--He decided to kill off his imaginary girlfriend when she stopped having imaginary sex with him.
--His fake girlfriend's Twitter account was actually run by a man he knew. In other words, there's one big gay reason for all of this.
--His favorite episode of "The Brady Bunch" was the one where Jan had her imaginary boyfriend George Glass.
--If you have a bridge to sell him, do it.
--He didn't get into Notre Dame based on his IQ.
--His favorite musical artists are Milli Vanilli and Ashlee Simpson.
--In Samoan, "Manti Te'o" means "I believe anything."
--He didn't know Skype existed, evidently.