Our Namesake

Al SiglAlphonse J. Sigl’s weekday radio broadcasts began in 1931 with this simple introduction – “Howdy Neighbors”. For more than 30 years, Al Sigl was the voice of Rochester. His ratings were the highest of any noon newscast in the country.

His tremendous popularity was a result of the trust he built with his audience, his giving spirit, particularly as a champion for people with disabilities and he made sure everyone was included. Al Sigl brought together the whole community to help “wherever there was a need”.

Today, his star still shines bright in the collaborative community that bears his name.