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April 24 is For Families Of Fallen Police Officers

Maybe my title explains a little better what we are doing on Friday, April 24. Think BLUE.

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Tony Danza Stars In Aftermath – Filmed In Saratoga [VIDEO]

There's a new movie opening this weekend.  It took a very long time to film and it was shot in and around Saratoga. It's called Aftermath, starring Tony Danza. A clip is included below

This looks like something really interesting to do - go support a movie shot locally.  According to

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Fascinating Beer Trivia In Honor Of Beer Week

We're in celebration mode here at the radio ranch.  It's Beer Week in honor of the Beer Summit happening in Saratoga, so I thought I'd find some fun, bizarre factoids, and I sure did. 

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New Blue Friday Fundraiser Date Announced For Fallen Police Officers

It's quickly become a WGNA tradition.  It's been recognized year after year by the New York State Legislature.  It's BLUE FRIDAY.    This year we're announcing a new date  for our fundraiser to raise money for the families of fallen police officers  killed in the line of duty.  

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Top 5 Things I Love About Chowderfest in Saratoga

I saw Brother Lou's post about our upcoming Chowderfest at the Saratoga City Center.  Hey, I don't know about you, but you don't have to twist my arm to go there.  Here are my top 5 things I love about chowderfest

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Lost Speedways

For race fans in the northeast, the Saturday after Thanksgiving presents an opportunity to look back at race heroes of the past and the speedways they competed on.

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Cyber Monday Deal From The New York State Parks Department! [VIDEO]

One of the reasons I love living in upstate New York are all of the beautiful parks that are so close to my new home! Now you can enjoy them for less with a great deal on a 3 Year Empire Passport ($130 instead of $165) only on Cyber Monday (December 1st)! According to WKBW:
An Empire Passport gives unlimited vehicle access to all state parks, nature centers, recreation areas, boat launches, arboretums and preserves, plus 55 forest preserve sites operated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation

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Shots Fired On Route 7 in Troy? Say WHAT???

I never thought I would type a headline like this, but according to the Times Union, this actually happened….

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100 Year Old Eleanor Cunningham Skydives In Gansevoort, NY [VIDEO]

I had to read this one twice when I saw it in the Times Union this morning. 

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The Oliver Family -Walking To Support St Peter’s ALS Center

As I mentioned  any previous blog, I had the pleasure of providing music and hosting a walk this weekend for ALS in association with St. Peter's Hospital.  At the very end of the event, I met a very inspirational family

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I’m DJing A Walk To Defeat ALS At Saratoga State Park

I provide the music for a very special walk every year for St. Peters Hospital.  I do it  for several very personal reasons.

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Columbia High School Takes Early Lead in Hunger Games [Photos]

When Columbia High School in East Greenbush signed up for our Hunger Games, I knew they were gonna be a serious contender! And I was definitely correct! I had the pleasure of stopping by their Homecoming Week Powder Puff Football Game last night where they were busy collecting nonperishable food items for our competition.

The school spirit that was oozing out of everyone through the gates had me reminisci

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