The WYES Producers Circle came full circle this year as Lori and Bobby Savoie hosted the event in their Audubon Boulevard home – the same location where former homeowners, Walda and Sydney Besthoff, hosted the event 24 years prior. The reception honored the station’s major donors and achievements throughout the year.

Producers Circle Chairman Tommy Westervelt addressed guests and thanked them for their contributions to WYES and encouraged their continued support. He also presented homeowners Lori and Bobby Savoie with a gift of appreciation for opening their home.

Ralph Brennan Catering and Events provided a rich menu to accompany the event, including petite crab cakes with white remoulade, seared ahi tuna, prime beef carpaccio crostinis, Chapapeela Farm duck liver mousse truffee petit toast, artichoke fritters, boiled shrimp with remoulade, a bistro table with sliced cured meats and cheeses and more. House-made desserts accompanied the spread.

Allan Pizzato, WYES President and General Manager, presented Westervelt with a gift in appreciation of his Chairmanship. Pizzato mentioned progress on the construction of WYES’ facility with completion anticipated for spring 2017, which includes electronic field trips for middle school students. One is already in production with The National World War II Museum for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. WYES continues as our region’s storyteller with award-winning productions.


What: “WYES Producers Circle Cocktail Reception,” benefiting WYES
When: Thursday, June 9
Where: Home of Lori and Bobby Savoie