WVBR's New Facility To Be Named 'Olbermann-Corneliess Studios'
January 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM (PT)
CORNELL RADIO GUILD Rock WVBR/ITHACA, the independent commercial radio station run by CORNELL students, will make its long-awaited return to COLLEGETOWN in the FALL of 2013. The naming rights to the new facility at 604 East Buffalo Street were purchased through a substantial gift by KEITH OLBERMANN to WVBR's $935,000 Capital Campaign. OLBERMANN requested that the studio be named to honor his late father, THEODORE OLBERMANN, and WVBR colleague and former PD GLENN CORNELIESS, who passed away in 1996.
Said OLBERMANN, "Everything I have began at WVBR and I'm honored to help future generations of broadcasters who'll be able to gratefully say the same thing. It's also an honor to be again be able to pay tribute to my late friend GLENN CORNELIESS. I'm sure GLENN would've objected to the ordering of our names until I told him that this precludes any chance anybody will ever think there was a guy named 'CORNELIESS OLBERMANN'."