Paul Oates

Paul Oates

Paul Oates has worked at WLVL for parts of four decades.

Paul K. Oates returned to WLVL in January 2003 following a one year hiatus as Clerk of the Niagara County Legislature. He now hosts the morning show, weekdays from 6-9am, as well as Tradio, the station’s buy-sell-swap show, from 9:15 til 10 a.m. Previously, he worked at WLVL as assistant news director (1982-84) and as production director (1988-2001).

Paul is a 1982 journalism graduate of St. Bonaventure University. He started his career in radio at the campus station (WSBU-FM) and at nearby Salamanca, N.Y. (WGGO-AM).

A milk bottle collector for over 30 years, Paul published his book, “A History of Lockport, N.Y. Dairies: 1895-1970” in October 2000. Oates Dairy, begun by his great-grandparents, was in business for 62 years.

Paul and his wife, Cheryl, were married in 1986 and they live in Lockport.