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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.
Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
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Will Ferrell As Ron Burgundy On Bismark, North Dakota Newscast [VIDEO]

Will Ferrell has got to be one of the funniest, most outrageous comics ever. (Have you seen his HBO special where he plays George W Bush? A must see!)

Well anyway, I guess he's on the promotional trail for his new "Anchorman 2" sequel, and he's doing it in extremely creative ways, like busting in on local newscasters!

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California Turkey Farm Raises Mainstay Of Thanksgiving Dinner
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Top 5 Things I Say ‘No Thanks’ to on Thanksgiving

I know what you're saying here - "Mr.Negative" strikes again.  Don't get me wrong, in general it's a great occasion.  But there are still some things that I always say "I'll pass" on. Here they are, in no particular order. Actually, looking at it, I take that back. It's fine.  

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Quilt block trail
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Welcome To The Schoharie County Quilt Block Trail [GALLERY]

I personally always like to support Schoharie County after all they've been through!  I've done several of my Reading, Writing and Rhyming appearances at the Schoharie Elementary School, and will remember them always.   But here's something in Schoharie that I know nothing about, do you? 

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Daily Antiretroviral Pill Found To Protect Healthy From AIDS Transmission
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Your Password In Pill Form, Plus New Netflix Improvements [TECH TALK]

Netflix is coming on stronger and stronger every day. They seem to be redefining the way we consume media.  Plus, are you having a really hard time remembering those complicated passwords? Well here's a solution that might not be too hard to "swallow."

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2013 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 1
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Rhymin’ Richie Shares His Family’s “Thanksgiving Tradition” With You In Song [AUDIO]

Thanksgiving is such a great tradition. And after listening to Hank Williams Jr.'s "Family Tradition" the other night, I realized that with just a little alteration in the lyrics I can tell you about what happens in our household around this time of year.  Hopefully you can relate! 

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Super Star Acoustic Jam
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Top 5 Reasons I Love Acoustic Concerts (Like The Secret Star Jam)

Arena shows have their place and always will, don't get me wrong. You can't beat the excitement of a huge venue.  But my favorite way to see true musicianship in action is what we witnessed at the 'GNA Secret Star Acoustic Jam at Proctors.  Here are some shots I took from the balcony.

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Did Police In Colorado Actually Taser and Kill A Therapy Dog? [VIDEO]

Hey, I'm just the messenger here, but apparently (and allegedly) a disabled person is out one dog, shot by police officers, and now he is suing.  (Dog pictured is not the actual animal- this one is very nice!) 

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