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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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Washington County Students’ Anti-Bullying Film Goes Viral [VIDEO]

I happened to catch this story on Time Warner Cable News.  it's just another example of bullying gone awry in this country, and we have to start paying closer attention!  Check out this student's first hand account

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What Is This Contraption They’ve Installed At The Palace Theatre in Albany?

It's one of the Great historic landmarks in the city of Albany – the beautiful Palace Theater.  I'm sure you know of all the great live events they've hosted over the years.  Are you aware that they also show old movies?  Well, they're about to show some FIRST RUN flicks! (Can you even CALL them flicks anymore?   Probably not! 

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Germantown Gets A Theme Song – Your Town Thursday [AUDIO]

Have you heard of crowd sourcing?  That's what this little project was like.  Everyone helped me LIVE on Facebook, AS I WAS WRITING IT!  Very fun way of doing it.  I might do it this way from now on.  Thank you, Germantown!  Now onto the song! 

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Richie Channels Dylan With Hooters Tune On Write A Song Wednesday [AUDIO]

It was an honor having the great '60's icon Bob Dylan on the show this morning to sing the listener created "Hooters Tune" on Write a Song Wednesday   (Yea, believe that, and I have some property in Green Island I will sell you)

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Time To Play ‘Is It Montgomery or Gentry?’ [Countryfest Trivia Game]

Here we go - I'll throw out a fact and you tell me who I'm talking about-  Eddie Montgomery or Troy Gentry.  (It's all to get you in the mood for Countryfest 2014)  Here we go!   Sorry - no prizes here.  Just for fun!)

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Slingerlands Elementary Kids Create A Very Friendly Parody – Reading, Writing and Rhyming -[AUDIO]

Mrs. Bacher - yet another of the many great Capital Region elementary teachers I had the pleasure to meet doing the school program.  It's always a very friendly environment in her class.  In fact, the kids wanted to write a song about that very important character trait - being friendly   The results are below

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What’s Playing On Richie’s iPhone? Bobby Kendall Tunes [VIDEO]

If you live in the Capital Region, I'm sure the name rings a bell. I had a chance to hear him at a 'GNA Live on Location event recently, and was blown away!  He's Bobby Kendall.  Have you heard his stuff? 

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