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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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Carroll Hill’s “Brand New Class” Song – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

I had a fantastic time once again with Mrs. Burns and Mrs Wilcox at the Carroll Hill Elementary School.  These kids wrote a song parody in record time!

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Click To See Sean And Richie From 1998 – Throwback Thursday

I have to thank Betty Eddy from Ballston Spa for sending in this photo.  I guess she took a picture of her TV set in 1998 when this TV spot aired for our show, which was called "The Breakfast Flakes" back then (for a short time). 

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Rhymin’ Richie Creates Perfect ‘Bro Country’ Song [AUDIO]

Thanks for that introduction, digital department! Yes, I will admit that I believe I have created a song that encompasses all of the elements contained in the current crop of "Bro Country" hits blasting out of your speakers lately.  (Hey, you've got to be able to make fun of your own, right?)

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A Patriotic Write A Song Wednesday For Memorial Day -[VIDEO]

What other subject could you cover this week?  It has to be about the troops and the flag and patriotism and all that good stuff. You, our faithful listeners did it again!  I absolutely loved the lyrics to this one.  It almost wrote itself! 

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I Saw Elvis and Others At GE Event At Proctors

I did!  You think I'm kidding? I actually had the chance to introduce Elvis, along with great dancers from the Merritt Dance Center and awesome musicians from  Grand Central Station. Here are some shots from where I stood. 

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Be Concerned and Active About Capital Region School Safety!

Are you an educator, or parent looking to learn more about school safety and students' mental health?  In these trying times, you need an advocate in that area.  Sage College to the rescue again. 

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Siena College Graduation Ceremony – Top 5 Differences From Mine

Congrats to Zachary Schulman, first of all.  He is yet another graduate headed off into the world.  We attended his graduation ceremony at Siena College (and the party afterwards) recently.   Boy have things changed since I was in school.  I have the top 5 differences below.

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