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YouTube star and Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductee Rick Beato

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Gary Pudup
Rick Beato on "Connections" with guest host Daniel Kushner on Friday, May 3, 2024

Guest host Daniel Kushner talks to YouTube star and Fairport native Rick Beato.

Beato is a member of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024. The induction ceremony takes place Sunday at Kodak Hall.

Beato is an accomplished musician well-versed in jazz, classical, and rock, but his impact on the music community in the Internet age has been felt most on YouTube, where he has become an authority on all things pop music from the ’60s to the present day. He joins us in the studio for the hour.

Our guest:

  • Rick Beato, 2024 Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductee and popular YouTuber 
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.