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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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The Saratoga Warhorse Foundation For Wounded Veterans

It was a very moving experience hearing about this very important service offered by the Saratoga Warhorse Foundation.   The folks running this operation were guests on our Capital Region Sunday program.  Take a listen.  You too will be moved. 

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photo by Richie Phillips
photo by Richie Phillips
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‘Shop With A Cop’ Jingle From Jefferson Elementary School [VIDEO]

There are some top-shelf teachers in the Capital Region. I think I've visited all of the elementary instructors in my 20 years of doing this program. When you look up "top-shelf" in the dictionary though, Jamie Pink's photo will definitely be there! Here's another example of a great song that came out of her classroom.

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Punishment For Racist Tweets? Reprint Them On Billboards

Not kidding - that's what they are doing to people in Brazil.  this is a very clever way of exposing people with hateful speech on social media. I'm not sure how well it would play in this country, but here's what they're doing there

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Kohls Ad From YouTube
Kohls Ad From YouTube
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What Company Spent Over $100,000 On A Beatles Song For Their Christmas Ad Campaign?

It never ceases to amaze me how much money companies will spend on copyrighted music if they think it will "sell soup".  This company spent a ton, and it's a classic Beatles song. All together now - who is it? 

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Getty Images Takashi Aoyama
Getty Images Takashi Aoyama
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A Hidden Joke Inside Google For Star Wars Fans

I  guess it's only a couple of weeks before the release of "Star Wars – the Force Awakens".   There's something inside Google it's called in "Easter Egg".   It's a fun little joke that you have to search for, but it's worth it 

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Watch People Whip and Nae Nae For The Next 7 min and 46 sec [VIDEO]

So I was DJing a wedding a few months ago when a kid came up to me and asked "Can you play Watch Me Whip Watch Me Nae Nae?"   I thought he was tripping me up - asking for a song that would be really filthy,  because I hadn't heard it before.   Who would know it would become such a big dance craze and viral hit on YouTube.

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