The Bleecker Historical Society starts off 2013 with a bang on Monday, 1 April, when we welcome guest speaker Bob Cudmore. Perhaps best known for his late-night radio show "Contact" on WGY from 1980 to 1993, Bob has written numerous articles for The Daily Gazette focusing on the history of the Mohawk Valley. He has also produced and narrated historical documentaries on topics from Mark Twain to his native city of Amsterdam. Today, Bob hosts a morning radio show on Lite 104.7 FM and 1570 AM WVTL, as well as teaching in the Department of Communications at the College of St. Rose. His most recent book, Stories from the Mohawk Valley: the Painted Rocks, the Good Benedict Arnold and More, was published in 2011. Bob's talk will begin at 7pm at the Bleecker Town Hall, to be followed by our regular meeting.