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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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“A Character Song” From Griswold Heights and Sage Colleges [VIDEO]

It's always good to reinforce good character traits with kids.  This little appearance was no exception. It means a lot that they keep having me back at Griswold Heights Community Center in Troy.  Want to hear their song?  I knew you would! 

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My Countryfest 2015 Panorama From The Stage & More [Photos]

I love doing this every year —taking my handy dandy little Nikon Coolpix and creating a panorama photo from the Countryfest stage. This shot is just a piece of it. Click to see the rest! It's a view like no other.

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Allentown, NY – I Owe You A Theme Song. – Your Town Thursday

I'm not exactly sure what the issue was here, but I'm told that you guys need some "love".  What better way to show you that than with the personalized song about your town?  Of course, I'm going to need some help! 

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Toby Keith’s “Call A Marine” Is Hysterical [VIDEO]

If You're A Marine, ex marine or know one, you need to hear this.  I played it 3 times in a row in my car.  You might beat that record once you take a listen.  Get ready to crack up (I don't mean your car, I mean YOU)  BTW - ADULT LANGUAGE.

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Duanesburg Area Community Center’s “DACC Rap” -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

That's right.  You guessed it.  We never close here at the Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour.  It continues long after the school year ends.  On to summer camps we go.  Here is the first one for the season - the Duanesburg Area Community Center.

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Countryfest Throwback Thursday – Includes Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Shots

I hit the motherlode! I accidentally found some amazing shots that have to be seen to be believed, including a young Miranda Lambert and one guy named Dierks Bentley! 

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Top 5 Things You Can Do In Las Vegas Besides Gamble [PHOTOS]

We just came back from a fabulous week in Sin City.  Actually, after being there, I'm starting to think that this nickname might be antiquated.  There are a ton of things to experience there besides the "sinful stuff".  Here are just 5 examples, with photos to boot! 

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