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".
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Here's a story about a couple things Wease has experience with... poker and prostitutes.
Known as 'Fossilman,' the veteran player may have known when to hold ‘em, but not when to fold ‘em as he responds to an ad about prostitutes posted by cops in Wake Forest, N.C. Raymer received a misdemeanor prostitution charge.
Greg Raymer was also charged with attempted crime against nature in the prostitution sting.
Clearly, he wasn't happy with his hand.
Professional poker player Greg Raymer got trumped when showed up at a North Carolina hotel for a date with a hooker — and got stuck with a cop instead.
Raymer, known on the circuit as “Fossilman” because of his collecting hobby, was one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by an undercover cop on a website that prostitutes use to arrange dates, police in Wake Forest, N.C., said.
But when the card shark arrived at the motel, the sex queen he was allegedly hoping to go all in with turned out of be a joker in a police uniform.
And the officer wasn’t bluffing.
Raymer, minus his signature lizard-eye hologram glasses, sported a poker face in his mugshot and was charged with a misdemeanor prostitution charge.
This being the Bible Belt, Raymer was also charged with attempted crime against nature.
Raymer, 48, is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event.
“Mr. Raymer is very sorry for this lapse in judgement,” his lawyer, Wade M. Smith, said in a statement. “He regrets deeply the pain he has caused his family, friends and fans. Mr. Raymer is grateful for the many expressions of support he has received.”
Once an obscure patent attorney, Raymer has won more than $7 million playing Blackjack and No Limit Texas Hold'em since he turned pro.
The pudgy poker prince reportedly lives in nearby Wakefield, N.C. — with his wife, Cheryl, and their daughter — in a $1.6 million house.
Raymer was released from the pokey after posting $1,000 bond. He has an April 18 court date, police said.
Sgt. Stephen Cashwell of the Wake Forest Police Department told local media they at first didn’t realize they had a celebrity in their cell.
“I wasn’t aware really who he was,” he said.
Also flushed out in the sting was attorney Christopher Burell Shella, 41, who represented Duke lacrosse gang-rape accuser Crystal Mangum after she was arrested on murder charges in 2011