Two-time Marconi Radio Awards Nominee, Joe Condon has been broadcasting
in the Capital Region market for 49 consecutive years. In his junior year at
Cardinal McCloskey High School, Albany, Condon began broadcasting
weekends on "Top-40", WTRY-980-AM, with offices and studios located in
Troy's historic Proctor's Theatre building.
In 1967, he joined Channel 13 Television, Albany, where he did the
weather and announcing on weekends. At this time, he was hired by WABY
Radio to do late afternoon and evening broadcasts.
Just before graduation, from Siena College in 1969, Mr. Condon joined
Capital Cities Broadcasting. He was hired at, then Capital Cities stations
WTEN-TV/WROW-AM/WROW-FM (now WYJB-FM). In 1999, Condon
switched to doing weekends only at WROW-AM and WYJB-FM to devote
fulltime to creating Top-40 "Internet Only" radio station Radioalbany.com
and its low power AM radio station. He sold those radio stations in 2004.
Mr. Condon also hosts, for ION television, the weekly Public Affairs Program
“The Subject Matters”. This weekly program airs on ION Television stations in
the Albany, Syracuse, and Buffalo markets. ION Television currently has made Mr.
Condon’s television programs available for viewing on You Tube.
Joe also served in the New York Army National Guard for several years.
During this time Mr. Condon narrated "Training Films" on life in Viet Nam
for United States soldiers headed to Viet Nam. He was also newspaper
reporter for the Fort Drum Sentinel newspaper.
During the 1980's, Mr. Condon served as a Northeast reporter for the United State
Government’s “Voice of America" shortwave radio network.
Joe has been the recipient of many awards. Listed in "Who's Who in America"
Mr. Condon is the recipient of 18 New York State Broadcasters Association's
"Excellence in Broadcasting" awards, two National Association of Community
Broadcaster Awards, one Associated Press award and two National Silver
In 1995, The City of Albany issued a proclamation honoring Mr. Condon as one
of the "Rock and Roll Radio Greats", in the Albany, Schenectady, Troy market.
He was also honored the same year by the Holocaust Survivors and Friends
Education Center for his broadcast documentary on the Holocaust.
In 1999, the New York State Legislature issued a proclamation honoring Mr. Condon’s
In 2003, Mr. Condon was awarded the Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital's
National "Danny Thomas Huminatarian Award" and in 2004, Mr. Condon was
named one of Hudson Valley Community College's 50 Distinguished Graduates.
In 2005, Mr. Condon was nominated to the New York State Broadcasters's "Broadcaster
Hall of Fame".
In 2006, Mr. Condon, along with State Supreme Court Justice, Joseph Teresi, was
inducted into the "Hall of Fame" of Bishop Maginn High School, Albany, New York.
In 2008, Condon’s life became the subject of a chapter in national author Nancy Bruno's
book "Genuine Men: Journeys in Stories and Stills". Published by Bridgeway
Books, of Austin, Texas.
In 2011, Mr. Condon was presented the Mental Health Association of New York State’s
“Electronic Media” award. The award was presented to Mr. Condon by Peter Yarrow, of
“Peter, Paul, and Mary”.
A native of Albany, Mr. Condon is a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School, Albany,
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, Siena College, Loudonville, the Public Relations Institute
of Albany Business College and the Television Production School of the United States Army, Fort
Monmouth, New Jersey.
He is a member of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago, Broadcast Pioneers, the
Museum of Television and Radio, New York City, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, and
SAG-AFTRA “Association of Artistes of America/AFL-CIO.
Mr. Condon resides in the Village of Menands with his wife Kathleen, who is President
of Condon Communications Public Relations and Advertising, Albany. He is the
proud father of Albany Police Officer Daniel J. Condon.
Nobody knows Albany like Joe Condon!
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