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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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Richie Defends Daniel Murphy of the Mets In Song – [VIDEO]

This is a bonus blog.  I really honestly DID feel sorry for good old Dan.  NJ.com is calling his  error one of the worst in World Series history.  How would you like THAT on your record forever? Are we forgetting everything he's DONE for the game?  This calls for a song! (big surprise, huh?)

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Hey- Lighten Up On Daniel Murphy, Will Ya?

This is a definite first – not necessarily for Met Daniel Murphy but for me.   This might be the very very first time I've ever done an editorial on sports.   Sports is not my long suit by any stretch of the imagination,  but this actually bugged me after I watched  the entire World Series Game 4, and saw the Murphy slip-up.  I feel really bad for the guy.

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Van Schaick Elementary’s Costume Song -Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]

This is so cool.  I had the chance to visit Mrs. Bennett's kindergarten class at Van Schaick Elementary in Cohoes.  Coincidentally, Mrs. Bennett is the teacher's name.  MY kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Bennett too (but that was 57 years ago)  LOL  Be that as it may, here is the kids' song!

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And Now, The President Of The Saratoga County Kids Care Club [VIDEO]

I know, I know.  I already did a blog about this kid and this club.  I don't care.  I'm giving this group 2 promotional mentions because they have done so much for the community and continue to do so.  Plus it's run completely by kids.  It's the Saratoga County Kids Care Club!

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Just WHY Did Schenectady Schools Cancel Bullying Hotline?

Ok, so there was this headline I heard on the air this morning as I walked into the studio. "Schenectady school bullying hotline shut down, parents upset".  Then I saw it online. So is Schenectady this nasty, callous school system that doesn't care about kids getting picked on?  I think not.  I have proof.

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