Violet Scibior, Glenn ‘Gomez’ Adams to host 2024 Syracuse Press Club Awards

SPC is delighted to share Violet Scibior of CNY Central and Glenn “Gomez” Adams of TK99 will host the Syracuse Press Club Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 4, 2024!

Meteorologist Violet Scibior joined CNY Central’s Weather Authority Team in June 2021. Violet grew up in Utica, N.Y., where her passion for weather began. Following her dreams, Violet went to SUNY Brockport for a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a minor in broadcasting. 

Violet’s first job out of college was at WKTV in Utica, where she worked as a broadcast meteorologist/MMJ for two years. She also lived in Tampa for a few months in between college semesters for an internship at Spectrum Bay News 9.

You can watch Violet during Weekend in Central New York, in the mornings on NBC3, and various other CNY Central newscasts during the week.

Glenn “Gomez” Adams grew up in Marcellus and began college at SUNY Buffalo as a chemical engineering major, until a sophomore semester of organic chemistry presented a dose of reality. He left Buffalo and enrolled in the radio/television program at Onondaga Community College to pursue an interest in broadcasting that began after spending much of his younger years listening to radio and watching late-night TV.

He left OCC in 1981 to begin his broadcasting career at WRMV in Herkimer. A year later in 1982, he moved on from WRMV and took a studio job at WSTM-TV 3 operating the teleprompter during the newscasts, running a camera for the weekly show “Syracuse Bowls,” and appearing on the Saturday morning kids show “Saturday Showboat” as “Peppermint Pete,” along with George “the magician,” “The Crafty Lady,” and “Uncle” Don Edwards. During the summer of 1983, Gomez also did the overnight show on what was then Magic 104.7, a top 40 station that years later became the country station B104.7. Then in 1984, he was hired by Y94 FM where he spent a decade on the air as host of the night time show “Club Gomez,” and then the morning show with Big Mike. It was a great 10 years.

In 1994 Gomez made the decision to leave Y94 and take over the morning show spot on Classic Rock TK99 and has now been doing that show for the past 30 years. TK99 became the flagship radio for Syracuse University sports, and as a result he hosted the award-winning Coach Boeheim night time call in show for 25 years, a show that continues with new head coach Adrian “Red” Autry.

In 2016, after a 35 year final semester, Gomez returned to OCC in the spring to finally finish his coursework. He graduated from OCC in May 2016. Glenn lives in Cicero with his wife Kim. This year they are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary.

We are so grateful to Violet and Gomez for leading the SPC award ceremonies in May!

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