Randy Gorbman

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's Director of News and Public Affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online. 

Randy has over 30 years of broadcast news experience, and was recently news director at WHAM-AM in Rochester. Randy has also been news director, writer, announcer, and producer at radio stations in several cities in New York and Connecticut, as well as working as an editor at the NBC Radio Network. He served as past president of the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

Randy has also taught journalism to local students, serving as adjunct instructor at SUNY Geneseo and Monroe Community College.

Randy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and his Master's degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Empire State College.

The latest quarterly numbers out on sales of existing homes in the Rochester area show a decline in sales, but an increase in home prices.

According to the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, the number of home sales in the first quarter was down seven percent compared to a year ago.

But the median sales price for a home was up nearly 8.8percent.

The president of the association, Linda Wilson, says this is really the function of just not enough homes on the market to meet demand.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday named their new president, Gregory Vincent.

He is described as a national expert on civil rights, social justice and campus culture, Vincent currently serves at The University of Texas at Austin as Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership and Professor of Law.

Vincent is also a 1983 graduate of Hobart and William Smith.

There's a trademark fight: Brian Mastrosimone vs. KFC.  The Pittsford resident owns several businesses in the Finger Lakes and he wants to use the umbrella term “Finger Lakin’ Good.”

KFC is challenging that, and Mastrosimone now has a legal fight on his hands.

We also talk about the recent death of an architect of the Internet , Robert Taylor, who also used to work at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Facility in California.

A local businessman is going up against a very large restaurant chain over a trademark issue.

Brian Mastrosimone of Pittsford owns several small businesses in the Canandaigua area including a farm market, boat rental and concierge service, and he wants to put all of those businesses under the umbrella name of  “Finger Lakin’ Good.”

That got the attention of Kentucky Fried Chicken which feels the name is too close to its “finger lickin good’”slogan.

Rochester-based Carestream has entered into an agreement to sell the Carestream Dental digital business to two private equity investment firms.

Carestream, working with its parent company Onex Corporation, will sell the dental digital business to funds managed by Clayton, Dubillier & Rice and CareCapital Advisors Limited.

The dental digital business provides imaging systems and practice management software. Dental X-ray film and anesthetics are not part of the sale and will remain with Carestream.

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