Jeannette Petrolia
General Manager
(440) 415-1501
Anne Houdek
Yopko Penhallurick LLC
(440) 834-8615
Free to Public and Lodge Guests
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (Jan. 14, 2008) Radio legend and author John Gorman will take guests inside the glory days of Cleveland’s nationally recognized rock radio station, WMMS, during a special Fireside Chat at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake on Sunday, January 20, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Fireside Chat is part of the Lodge’s continuing Fireside Author Series and is open to the public and Lodge guests at no charge.
Gorman’s memoir, “The Buzzard: Inside the Glory Days of WMMS and Cleveland Rock Radio” details his experience as WMMS music and program director during the station’s prime from 1973 to 1986.  Guests will learn how WMMS become one of the most popular and influential rock stations in the country while Cleveland staked its claim as the “Rock and Roll Capital.” Gorman will also share the story behind his creation of the Buzzard, the official mascot of WMMS. A Boston native and Bay Village resident, Gorman was inducted into the Ohio Radio-TV Hall of Fame in 2000.
Guests are invited to enjoy a 45-minute talk by Gorman, a question-and-answer session and book signing alongside the crackling fire in the Lodge’s four-story fireplace. Please call 440-415-1504 for reservations, which are requested but not required. The Fireside Chat is presented by the Lodge, Wine Country Books and North Coast Voice.
About the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views); Horizons, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar and great views of Lake Erie; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit For Horizons reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press "2."
The Lodge is adjacent to Geneva State Park, which encompasses 698 acres featuring 1.6 miles of Lake Erie shoreline as well as a beach and bathhouse, six-lane boat ramp and marina, hiking, picnic areas and more. To learn more about Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, visit
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