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Richie Phillips

WGNA Morning Show Co-host for 23 years.  Former high school Social Studies teacher who traded blackboard for a keyboard.  Has been resident rhymer ever since.  Co-recipient of 2000 CMA Award for Best Morning Show and NYS Broadcasters Awards for same.    Two time winner of New York State Broadcasters Award for "Reading, Writing, and Rhyming" school program.
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What Was In This VAN That Passed Me At Albany Airport?

So I'm driving home past Albany International Airport yesterday, 8/26, and this huge hauler is creeping by me in the other direction complete with police escort.  Gee- what's all the fuss about?

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Take That Polar Plunge In Lake George For Special Olympics

This one is not for the faint of heart, but it promises to be the hottest fundraiser in town (well, maybe that's the wrong choice of words, but it is for an amazing cause - Special Olympics of New York.  I had the chance to speak to one of the organizers of the event for our Capital Region Sunday program.  You can hear it below

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What Are We Doing To This Earth? Update [VIDEO]

No, I'm not an environmentalist wacko.  I don't go home and hug the tree in my front yard by any means.  But I noticed this morning all of these stories in one news update, and I just had to react to it! Am I dreaming here or is this proof that we are ruining this big ball of gas we call the planet? Check this out! 

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Capital District “Walk for Hope” for Pancreatic Cancer Research- Capital Region Sunday

This is yet another fantastic cause in the Capital Region - raising money for pancreatic cancer research. I had the chance to talk to coordinators, Ned and Shari Piper about an upcoming walk happening in Delmar.  You can hear the interview below

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from WGNA website

Here’s What We Need (Rhymed) To Stuff The Bus At Crossgates Mall On August 24th

It's coming this Wednesday, August 26th between 6 AM and 7 PM at Crossgates Mall.   It's our Stuff the Bus challenge.   We love you to help, and here are some of the items we're looking for (rhymed, of course)


                     Parody of "My Favorite Things", from Mary Poppins. 

 Pencils, erasers ,


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