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/.
Stories of teachers having sex with their students have become kind of commonplace nowadays... here's a little twist...
UTAH— A Riverton High School math teacher and coach of the sophomore girls' basketball team has been arrested and charged with raping a student.
Courtney Louise Jarrell, 22, was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with object rape, a first-degree felony, and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
Jarrell, who had been on administrative leave since the allegations were brought up about a month ago, also submitted her resignation from the school on Friday, said Jordan School District spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf.
Between February and March of this year, Jarrell had illegal sexual activity with a 17-year-old girl who attends the school, according to charging documents. Prosecutors say the activity happened at Jarrell's house.
Jarrell had been teaching in the Jordan District for just eight months. She was suspended after the district received "a complaint about inappropriate behavior," Riesgraf said. The complaint was immediately turned over to police.
When asked if there was a concern about other potential victims, Riesgraf said the district had only received the one complaint as of Monday.
Jarrell is scheduled to appear in court on May 16. Her attorney, Kenneth R. Brown, said he anticipated entering a not guilty plea. He said Monday that Jarrell resigned to concentrate on defending herself.