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/.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is our newly elected pope. See what we discovered about our new Holy Father with the Top Things We Know About Pope Francis.
--His last name rhymes with "gigolo." And if you laughed at that, congratulations, you're going to HELL!
--He's lived a clean, chaste life. But since he's South American, odds are he has a cousin who sold you weed.
--He has a huge head. Which will make his hat look normal-sized.
--At 76, he adds some much-needed youth and spirit to The Vatican.
--He's now the world's second most powerful virgin, behind Tim Tebow.
--He's so humble that he almost cancels out Kanye West. Almost.
--He's the first thing to come from South America that doesn't lie since Shakira's hips.
--Even though he's the ultimate authority to 1.1 billion people, he still wouldn't dare do something as presumptuous as telling them how much soda they can drink.
--Unlike Pope Benedict, he bears no resemblance to a "Star Wars" emperor.
--During the conclave, he was cracking the cardinals up by hilariously saying, "No pope for you!" in the Soup Nazi voice.
--He's the only person in South America who never wore a thong to the beach.
--Sundays are for mass. Saturdays are for "Sabado Gigante"!
--His first pardon will be to forgive Madonna for "Evita".
--He insists that his private bathroom have pope-pouri.
--He's a size 7 in giant pope hats.
--He still has that New Pope smell.
-- He played Uncle Junior on The Sopranos