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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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Incredible Flood Images From Herkimer County and Sister Station WIBX

We've been hearing about the floods all over the area, and our hearts go out to each and every one of you.  Pictures have just been posted on our sister station's website out in Herkimer, just to give you an idea of what's going on out there.  You won't believe it! 

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Who’s Got The Best Parade In The Albany Area? Advertise Yours Here

It's bragging time for the local parade in your "hood".  Who's got the best one?  Some of the smallest towns have the best of everything.  We know that from our Small Town Tour. So go ahead -  tout your parade in the comment section at the end of this article it's a free ad.

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Poestenkill Or Stillwater – Who Gets The Next Theme Song Written For Them? Your Town Thursday

I've had several requests to write songs about these two towns.  I've been to both during my travels on the Reading, Writing and Rhyming Tour, but I've never actually written a song about the towns themselves.  So lets' take an old fashioned vote here in the comment section at the end of this article.  

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If The “N” Word Shouldn’t Be Used, Why Do I Still Keep Hearing It? [AUDIO]

This Paula Deen controversy has literally caused me mental anguish.  I see that Kevin Richards has also done a poll on the subject, so I'm going to jump into the fray as well, but from a different angle.   I'll give you my two cents, and then would love to hear yours. 

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Apps To Help You With Your Wedding Plans [VIDEO]

This is the time when people tie the knot or get thinking about doing it within the next year or two.  It's a daunting task, isn't it?  All of the months of planning just for a little 4 hour party!  Well, a bunch of computer geeks have come to the rescue! 

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Local Artist Gregg Simmons Pens New Song About Summer In The Adirondacks – [AUDIO]

We all know how tough it is for local artists to break into the "big time". It's a ton of hard work.  Not only do you have to constantly learn new material to stay fresh, but sometimes you are forced to write your own to differentiate yourself.  Gregg Simmons has certainly done that, for Cryin' Out Loud (and I mean that literally) 

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