Contact Us
Best of Albany Area

Best of Albany Area

Förr i Färg - Past In Color - Facebook.com
Förr i Färg - Past In Color - Facebook.com
[

Photo Colorization – The Best New Art Form

One of my friends just shared this link on his Facebook page and I was literally in shock as I scrolled through the photos on the site!  I don't know where I've been lately, I guess under a rock, but there is this thing called Colorization, where folks take old, black and white photos, and add color to them.  It's incredible!  It's not only breathtakingly beautiful, but it brings such life to photos that

Read More

bus
[

Fill the Bus for Catholic Charities this Christmas

The holiday season brings out the best in people, and here's a perfect example!  This morning I noticed on 'GNA's Facebook page there was a message from one of our listeners about a great gift drive happening in the Capital Region!

The Folmbsee's Transportation employees have been making Christmas dreams come true for one family every year, then last year they spread their love to several families in need

Read More

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
[

Oprah Sighting? She Allegedly Dined in Saratoga Springs

Did anyone see Miss O in Saratoga last night! I nearly lost my brain when I found out that she could have been within miles of me! I knew I could sense her greatness!

Two of Oprah's leadership academy students are now attending Skidmore College and the media mogul was allegedly in town visiting!

Oprah and the girls had a late lunch at The Crown Grill at Circus Cafe on Broadway

Read More

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
[

North Greenbush! Here We Come!

As this leg of the Small Town Tour comes to a close, we'll make our last stop at the Alexis Diner in North Greenbush!

Sean, Richie, and I have had such a great time meeting all of you and trying all the fun and yummy diner food, and we can't wait to see what's in store for us in North Greenbush!

We'll broadcast live at the Alexis Diner from 6-9am on Friday morning

Read More

kidsfire2
[

Latham Fire Department Celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Last week was National Fire Prevention Week, and my family celebrated by taking a tour of the Latham Fire Department during their Fire Prevention Open House on Oct. 11. This year's theme was "Prevent Kitchen Fires," which is a good lesson for children and parents!

The Latham Fire Department is the oldest volunteer fire company serving the town of Colonie. The com

Read More

Tornado
Getty Images
[

What To Do In A Tornado

After the shock of the recent and frequent Tornado Watches and Warnings in our listening area, we wanted to take a moment to remind you how to prepare and keep yourself safe during a Tornado.

Read More

Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
[

Human Remains Found in East Greenbush Home

This morning, on the Sean and Richie show, we talked about this crazy story about human remains that were found in East Greenbush!

On Wednesday, workers were doing some renovations to an old farmhouse when they stumbled upon some bones - I thought that was crazy, but I guess it happens a lot! Ninety nine percent of the time, the bones turn out to be animal bones

Read More

2012 Dunkin' Run
saajcc.org
[

The 2013 Dunkin’ Run At Albany Jewish Community Center

WGNA is proud to welcome The 2013 Dunkin' Run at the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Road, on Sunday Morning September 22.

Read More

tractor
[

Make-A-Wish Lunch

Yesterday I stopped by the Make-A-Wish chapter for Northeast New York.  I was lucky enough to have lunch and chat with the awesome people who work there, and I left truly inspired!

I sort of felt bad because I was asking them so many questions!  "How many wishes do you grant?" "What's the best wish you've ever granted?" "How old do you have to be?" "Is there a limit to what you can wish?" And on, and on, and on!  But they were so great and had such interesting answers to all of my questions!

All I really knew about Make-A-Wish was from what I saw on the news, and chatting with the people who work for the organization right here in the Capital Region was so fun and interesting!

They told me how great the kids were and how fulfilling their jobs are, they gave me some great examples of wishes! (Like a super fun shopping spree, or meeting David Beckham!)  I also learned that your child doesn't have to be terminally ill to have a wish granted - they have to have a life threatening illness, which opens up the possibility to lots more deserving children!  And most importantly, we talked about just how much getting a wish granted can really change the lives of the child, and the entire family!

Nascar fans, you'll be happy to know that Nascar drivers are some of the best wish granters!  Jeff Gordon even created a special token that he gives to all of the Make-A-Wish kids that hope to meet him!

I asked how I could help and they gave me some information on becoming a "Wish-Granter" - which sounds fabulous!  That's what they call the volunteers who help to make wishes come true!  So, if you're interested in becoming a "Wish-Granter," donate to make a wish come true, or you just want to find out more about the process, give them a call!

Click here to find them on

Read More

Skeeter Creek
Courtesy of Sue Bogucki
[

Albany’s Skeeter Creek Plays Toby Keith’s Syracuse Bar – Northeast Bands Rise To The Top

I've always been proud to support and feature local talent from my home area of upstate New York, from local-turned-national artists like Hal Ketchum, Brian Prout of Diamond Rio, and Eddie Killgallon of Ricochet or a local artist that stayed in the Northeast to entertain their loyal fans.

Read More

Richie New Piano Logo
logo by Richie
[

Hudson Falls or Stephentown – Your Town Thursday Smackdown!

Sometimes I think I'm going to run out of towns. Other times I think people are going to RUN me out of town for bothering them for information.  But I love creating songs for Your Town Thursday, so it's time to do it again.  Will it be Hudson Falls or Stephentown

Read More

IMG_5135 Parades
photo by Richie Phillips
[

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.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgna.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!