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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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Need A Parking Space At The Track? Space Derby!

How many times have you gone to Saratoga and ended up walking...and walking... and walking to get to the entrance because of a bad parking spot? That's if you FIND one!  Well, this guy has the answer, and more power to him! 

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Richie Wants To Write About Your Town—Nominations?

I'm still a man on a mission here. I am doggedly determined to write a song about every single town in the Capital Region and beyond. Who will be next?

 

Your town could be added to the coveted list of great little locations around this area that have been "rhymed."  

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Griswold Heights Kids Love America – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

Always a rewarding experience visiting the Griswold Heights Community Center in association with the Troy Housing Authority and the Academy for Character Education.  These kids love this country and they are ready to sing about it! 

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‘Beachin” Video Of Jake Owen Backstage At WGNA’s Countryfest 2014 [VIDEO]

Once again, right place at the right time.

I was standing backstage at WGNA's Countryfest, minding my own business when guess who walked right by me? Get ready, girls! I have video for ya. 

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A Wife Comes Before A Horse -Write A Song Wednesday [VIDEO]

Ask any wife and I'm sure she won't disagree that "a wife comes before a horse"but this actually is a quote from "Mr. Ed", a classic TV show from the '60's.  It's quite fitting for the opening of Saratoga this weekend and a good starting point for Write A Song Wednesday.

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