Jud Heussler is a broadcaster and innovator. He has been deeply involved with radio from his early start at SUNY Fredonia and has since gained an enormous fan base and recognition for his talent.
Mr. Heussler joined Fredonia Radio and got his own show his freshman year. He also started his own Top 40 show and climbed the station’s ranks, eventually becoming general manager his senior year. He helped get the station’s morning show into syndication in Buffalo, and was honored at the Intercollegiate Broadcast Systems National Conference, earning its “Best On-Air Personality” award two years in a row. He also earned an internship with Entercom Radio, the parent company of Kiss 98.5, and got the attention of The New York Times, which included Fredonia Radio in a piece on today’s top college stations.
Today, Jud – a name made for radio – is one of the young stars at Entercom. He currently serves as Kiss 98.5‘s Music Director and afternoon drive host. He’s also seen all over Western New York, working at live remotes, night clubs and major concerts. Some of his early highlights include a limousine interview with pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen (who had the #1 song of 2012), and hanging out with Ed Sheeran (nominated for a 2013 Grammy). He’s also been part of two Kissmas Bashes, pumping up the crowd between sets, interviewing the stars and, as he puts it, “being famous for a night.”
In 2013, Mr. Heussler was honored by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association with its coveted Radio Personality of the Year award at the annual Buffalo Excellence in Media Awards.