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Kids ‘Disappear’ While Doing Latest Social Media Challenge
The Tide Pod challenge, The Birdbox challenge and now this: a new challenge unleashed  through social media that targets teens and encourages them to disappear.  The 'challenge' is known as the 48-Hour Challenge and it may be on the verge of becoming the next 'thin…
Country Cupid Surprises And Serenades GNA Listeners (VIDEO)
Brian and Chrissy know that plenty of people out there don't have a Valentine this year, or for multiple years.  It's OK, we got you! On Tuesday, we sent out our very own Country Cupid to the offices of unsuspecting GNA listeners looking for a little love and romance this Valentine&ap…
Why I Became A St. Jude ‘Partner In Hope’ Today
Over the weekend, I took my 3-and-a-1/2-year-old son Brody to play in the snow at Albany's Washington Park.  It was his first time out in the snow with me, like really playing.  It was a week of firsts for him, but it needed to be a week of firsts for me as we…
GNA’s Country Cupid Looking For Secret Admirers
If someone you know will be dateless and alone this Valentine's Day, let us know about her. GNA's Country Cupid  will be making 'secret admirer stops' throughout the Capital Region the week of Valentine's Day and he won't be empty-handed. Country Cupid will bring a special love song, chocolates, din…
Bundle Up & Hunker Down: The Polar Vortex Is Comin’
It pains me to write this, so please don't curse  the messenger. More brutal winter weather is coming our way in the next few days or so and it's not going to be pretty.  Snow will be falling and so will the temperature.  Insane cold is in our forecast as the vaunted polar v…
A Bday Shoutout To ‘The Best Of The Best’
If he were still alive, my best friend Joe, aka Poker Joe, would have turned 45 today.  Undoubtedly, we would have spent last night -since it was a Saturday -  eating some sushi, having a few drinks and celebrating with our friends. Joe passed away unexpectedly a little over 3 years ago.  Joe was ta…

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