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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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Bullying Week Wrapup Mashup [VIDEO]

I want to thank the four schools that I had the chance to visit on Bullying Awareness Week on the Sean, Richie and Bethany Show. And to prove that I don't sleep much, I had all four songs rolling around in my head thinking to myself "Gee, I wonder if they would fit together somehow?"  I thought the kids might like this, especially if they haven't heard the creations from the other schools!  So here we go..

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“Words Can Hurt Or Heal” Jingle By Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary For Bullying Awareness Month

BKW-  that stands for Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary School.  I had such a good time with this class and their teachers - I want to apply for a job there! And the song they came up with is just exactly what we were looking for - a jingle for Albany County District Attorney David Soares' "WORDS" program to fight bullying. 

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BANGKOK-THAILAND - JANUARY 25: Cars move slowly during rush hour traffic January 25, 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. According to reports Bangkok estimates that it loses 6 percent of its economic production due to traffic congestion. Bangkok has greatly improved its mass transit system over the recent years with both an underground subway and a skytrain but the congestion has not abated.  (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
BANGKOK-THAILAND - JANUARY 25: Cars move slowly during rush hour traffic January 25, 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. According to reports Bangkok estimates that it loses 6 percent of its economic production due to traffic congestion. Bangkok has greatly improved its mass transit system over the recent years with both an underground subway and a skytrain but the congestion has not abated. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Complaining About Capital Region Traffic? I’ll Show You Traffic. [VIDEO]

This post has absolutely nothing to do with what I was going to write about.  I had clicked on YouTube to find a video on the subject I was going to cover and somehow got sidetracked, but don't we all?

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Great Places Online To Actually Help Stop Bullying

You always hear how the internet is a nasty breeding ground for bullying.  I'm about to show you a couple of places that does the exact opposite - resources that you can use if you are either a victim or the parent of someone who may be bullied

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This Kid Just Does Not Want To Nap -Hysterical [VIDEO]

Wow- I remember those days.  You try literally EVERYTHING to get your kid to snooze.  In my time we would put him in a pen and read "Goodnite Moon" to him.  That only worked for a short time, like about a week.  Not with THIS kid?  He's got a future on the debate team.  

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ATHENS, GREECE - JUNE 01:  Swimmers enjoy one of the outside swimming pools which form part of the Olympic Aquatic Centre , at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, is seen on June 1, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Although many of the facilities on the site are still in use since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games debate still continues to the long term future use of many of the Olympic venues some of which have fallen into disrepair and neglect. The Greek government is trying to implement a further round of severe austerity measures after EU finance officials have argued that country, which is already struggling to meet the terms of an international euro110 billion bailout - could require even more help.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - JUNE 01: Swimmers enjoy one of the outside swimming pools which form part of the Olympic Aquatic Centre , at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, is seen on June 1, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Although many of the facilities on the site are still in use since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games debate still continues to the long term future use of many of the Olympic venues some of which have fallen into disrepair and neglect. The Greek government is trying to implement a further round of severe austerity measures after EU finance officials have argued that country, which is already struggling to meet the terms of an international euro110 billion bailout - could require even more help. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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What’s This? An Aquatic Center In Saratoga County?

I keep seeing articles about something very big coming to Saratoga County, so I wanted to do a little digging - for my benefit, but hopefully for yours too.

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BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Boxes of Cheerios cereal, made by General Mills, sit on the shelf at a grocery store September 23, 2009 in Berkeley, California. General Mills Inc. reported a 51 percent jump in first quarter profits with earnings of $420.6 million, or $1.25 per share compared to $278.5 million, or 79 cents per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Boxes of Cheerios cereal, made by General Mills, sit on the shelf at a grocery store September 23, 2009 in Berkeley, California. General Mills Inc. reported a 51 percent jump in first quarter profits with earnings of $420.6 million, or $1.25 per share compared to $278.5 million, or 79 cents per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Maybe Time To Return Your Mislabeled Cheerios Box

This is quite coincidental.  I just purchased Cheerios this past week.  I was thinking to myself as I read the label, "Wow, I didn't know they were gluten free". Well, it turns out they might have been mislabeled.

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Run For The Rich’s 5K Run/Walk and Benefit Dinner

Maybe there will come a day where we don't have to promote another benefit for someone with cancer because will have cured this wretched illness once and for all.  In the meantime, however, this family could certainly use everyone's help

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Bullying Awareness Week Schedule On the Sean, Richie and Bethany Show

We have all kinds of special things planned on the Sean, Richie and Bethany Show, including a replay of some special kids throwing their support for the cause (musically)  on Bullying Awareness Week.

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