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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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OMG – A New Year That Ends With the Number Thirteen. Does That Bother You? [POLL]

Remember the term for this?    Triskaidekaphobia.  Fear of the number 13 and anything related to it.  Floors of a building, birthdays that fall on this date.  The list goes on forever.  Well now we have a YEAR that ends in it!  

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You Can Have James Taylor Teach You How To Play Guitar FREE Online: Tech Talk

I love playing the keyboard, don't get me wrong.  But I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the music store.   I really want  to buy an acoustic guitar and learn it the right way.  Actually, I want a master like James Taylor to teach me.  Well, I can, and you can too, thanks to technology!

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I’m Going To Perform A 2012 “Year In Review” Parody Live On New Year’s Eve [AUDIO]

i started writing these little year end summary songs my very first year in radio (1988).  They take a long time to put together, trust me.  I want to cram in as much as I can into a 2 minute ditty.  And this year I'm going to perform it LIVE (gulp)

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Richie’s End of The Year Song With Dynamic Slide Show For No Extra Charge [VIDEO]

This was a labor of love.  Actually, the song was love.  The slideshow?  Agonizing work!   I hope you like the result.  Please watch it, or if you don't feel like watching the whole thing, leave it running on the computer as a nite lite.  After all this effort, i want it used for something!  

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Country Idol Finalist Loreal Lavigna Join Me Singing At The Piano This New Year’s Eve – Will You Be There?

I'm excited about this New Year's Eve.  Part of this very cool upcoming event will be a good old fashioned piano sing-a-long.  And look who'll be doing the singing with me!

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How Do You Speed Up A Slow Computer? How Do I Backup My Files?

These are just a couple of the questions that all of us have.  I never really know the definitive answer to any of these dilemmas.  But I know some folks who do, so passed the message on to them, and here's what I found.

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Instagram Will Sell Your Pictures. Wait, No, They Won’t!

Yesterday, Instagram announced that the company was changing their terms of service as of January 16, which would allow the company to sell the photos from their users.  Social media users immediately went on a campaign to notify everyone they know and warn them if they did not want to lose the rights to their photographs or allow Instagram to profit off their photos that they should remove their photos and discontinue using the site.

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Yates Elementary School Sings About Rudolph The High Tech Reindeer! Reading, Writing and Rhyming

I was reminded by Mrs. Toher yesterday upon visiting this school that it is my 5th appearance there.  Hopefully I'm not wearing out my welcome, but I always enjoy the kids at Yates Magnet School.  This visit was no exception

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Woman in China Can Write Two Different Languages at the Same Time

Anybody who works with me will recognize that I'm not good at multitasking.  I can't walk and do ANYTHING else simultaneously.  So to do THIS is just totally mindboggling.  Many people struggle to learn and speak more than one language, but this woman from China can actually write two different languages at the same time, one in each hand.

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