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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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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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When Country Stars Collide: Eddie and John Michael Montgomery Meet Scotty McCreery [VIDEO]

Every once in a while, you end up at the right place at the right time. Such was the case backstage at Countryfest 2014. I happened to be walking by right when country stars collided.

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Countryfest 2014: Richie’s Small Group Shots [PHOTOS]

Here are a few shots as I walked around in the crowd on this incredible day at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. My apologies in advance for stepping on blankets, tripping on your chairs and bothering you in general.

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You Were True Stars Of Countryfest 2014 [PHOTOS]

Not to worry, country music groupies.  I will have a ton of photos of the stars (many from backstage!), but I wanted to pay attention to the REAL stars of the show—all of you who came out in DROVES for Countryfest 2014.

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Bennington, Vermont Gets A Tune From Rhymin’ Richie – Your Town Thursday [VIDEO]

Bennington, Vermont. Here is your little ditty.  I wish I had more information. I know there has to be much more about your town but my rule is- I go with what you give me.

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