His is a voice many in the metro area know very, very well.
After all, Dennis Elsas has been on the New York airwaves for decades.
And now the longtime radio personality, music programmer, ace interviewer – and Rye resident – is again sharing some highlights from his storied career.
As part of its golden anniversary events, the Historical Society of Rockland County is hosting “Rock ’n’ Roll Never Forgets” with Elsas next month.
Today heard on WFUV-90.7 FM and nationally on SiriusXM Satellite Classic Radio, Elsas is also a leading voiceover artist heard widely in commercials, documentaries and promotional work.
The multimedia show at Rockland Community College – Elsas has already presented it in Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey venues – will feature highlights from his history-making interviews with legendary musician,s including John Lennon, Elton John, Jerry Garcia and more.
Throughout, Elsas, a pioneer of the progressive FM radio revolution at WNEW-FM, will also share quite a few memories.
Sounds like quite an evening.
The show will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Cultural Arts Center of RCC in Suffern, as part of the historical society’s Golden Anniversary Lecture Series. Tickets, at $25 ($20 for society members), are limited and available by pre-paid reservation only. For more, visit denniselsas.com or rocklandhistory.org. – Mary Shustack
Editor’s note: And for more on Elsas, who lends his voice to the upcoming Neuberger Museum of Art gala, look for Mary’s profile in WAG’s “A Passion for Work” issue.