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/.
As it turns out, there is NOT an endless supply of ROLLING STONESfans who are able to cough up $600 for tickets to their new tour . . . not even in Los Angeles.
The Stones packed the house for their opening date in L.A. on Friday . . . but not before their outrageous ticket prices were lowered at the last minute. It sounds like it ended up being a full sell-out, but that's a little unclear.
The Stones unleashed a bunch of "cheap," $85 tickets in the days leading up to the show . . . and secondary sellers were "scrambling to unload" hundreds of tickets, by "slashing" prices from their original, $250 to $600 face values.
A concert industry insider said, quote, "By the time the show starts, they'll fill every seat at the arena. It just won't be with people who paid $600 a seat."
For what it's worth, the show was pushed back a day to accommodate the NBA playoffs, and that change was only announced two weeks ago. But it was moved from Thursday to Friday, so it isn't like it was moved TO a work night.
Regardless, there were two special guests at Friday's show: GWEN STEFANI joined in for "Wild Horses", and KEITH URBAN helped out on "Respectable".