Nicholas’s story begins on September 1, 2010 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called T cell All. You can read Nicholas’s story complete with his journal at

Nicholas Kovaleski

Nicholas wanted to be  on the radio. His favorite radio personalities were Terri, Steve, and Newman from WBEE’s Morning Coffee Club. He visited that show, which was a highlight in his life. On February 6, 2011 we had Nicholas on the WHAM Home Repair Clinic as a guest for two hours. He had a terrific time and we made him an honorary member of “The Mighty Home Repair Art Players”. We also interviewed him about his illness and other things in his life. I wish there was a way I could have known he wouldn’t be back again.

The Salmon Children’s Foundation will award a $500 scholarship each year in Nicholas’s memory to a person entering college studying communication with a passion for broadcasting. Our goal is to raise the level of the award to $1500. If you know of a student who would directly benefit from this award please have them complete the attached form and essay, and fax it to our office at 585-589-7192. The scholarship will be awarded in May of each year, live on a broadcast of the Home Repair Clinic on 1180 WHAM.

Download a Scholarship Application