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Jake Thomas

I’ve been in radio for over 20 years and listened to WGNA as kid in Fort Ann, New York. After many years in Glens Falls, NY radio with a few stops in Watertown and Utica I’ve finally made it to my favorite Radio Station WGNA-FM! The Jakester is back and on Country 107.7, WGNA-FM! I should probably post a new photo.. the facial hair is gone these days.

Favorite Baseball Team: Atlanta Braves

Favorite Football Team: Oakland Raiders

Favorite Color: Red, White and Blue.

Favorite All Time Country Singer: George Jones

Favorite Current Country Star: Jamey Johnson

If I wasn’t in radio today I’d be: Unemployed

Jake’s music notes:

Have you heard country newcomer Joanna Smith, and her debut hit “Gettin’ Married” on Country 107.7 WGNA-FM? If not, listen for it, she’s going to be a star.

I am a big fan of Steel Magnolia, the new duo on Big Machine Records. Make sure you find out why and see them live with WGNA as we bring them into Northern Lights on October 6th. Their vocals will amaze you all, and you’ll get to hear their hits “Keep On Loving You” and “Just by Being You (Halo and WIngs). Tickets to this WGNA “Presents” concert event are in sale now for just $15 at the Northern Lights Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets and They will be $17 at the door, the night of of the show.

Jamey Johnson’s new 2 disc, 25 track CD “The Guitar Song” is on  sale now. I am going to listen to it a few more times and will be posting a review of the new CD from Mercury Records soon right here on my page at

James Otto will be coming in for a great WGNA “Presents” concert even at Northern Lights on November 4th. Tickets are on sale now for $16 at the Northern Lights Box office on Rt. 146 in CLifton Park,, Ticketmaster Outlets and online at Listen for James’ brand new single “Soldiers and Jesus” soon right here on Country 107.7, WGNA-FM. Tickets will will be $18 at the door, the night of the show.

Feel free to email me with you music questions, inquiries and whatever is on your mind. I always get back to you. It’s easy to remember


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Small Town Tour Ravena Stop [PHOTOS]

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Ravena Diner for the Small Town Tour presented by Fidelis Care! We all sang happy birthday, heard from some local kids who are excelling at sports, and one kid who had a killer voice sang live on-air for us! Check out the photos and thanks for joining us!

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Social Media Guide for Food Truck Festival

If you're going to be at our first ever Food Truck Festival happening this Saturday (5/4) in Troy, NY, we want you to Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, flickr, and more with us! Here's a complete guide for the fest including our hashtag for the day and the Twitter handles for a bunch of the trucks. We'll even have a fancy-dandy guide to save to your phone, or print out. We'll also have paper copies at the festival too, but you can save a tree and download it here

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Mother’s Day Ideas for Moms in the Albany Area

Every year it seems you are lost when trying to figure out the perfect thing to do for mom on Mother's Day. Fortunately for you we all have picky moms too and we have lots of experience in making Mother's Day extra spe

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Media Briefing on Boston Bombings: No Apprehension Made

Officials in Massachusetts gave a press conference to update the media on the status of the Tsarnaev brothers and the Boston bombings. Gov Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino started the press conference:

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Uncle of Bombing Suspects Speaks to Media

The uncle of the bombing suspects, Ruslan Tsarni, spoke to the media a short time ago and expressed his disgust with what his nephews have done. He pleaded for Dzhokar, also known as suspect #2, to turn himself in and ask the victims for forgiveness.

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FBI Releases Photos of Suspects in Boston Bombing

Late Thursday afternoon (4/18) the FBI held a press conference regarding the bombings at the Boston Marathon which occurred in Boston on Monday. Here is the latest information that the FBI released to the media regarding this act of terror. 

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Make-A-Wish ‘Wishes In Flight Campaign’

You can help grant a wish for a local child with a life-threatening medical condition, simply by donating airline miles. Make-A-Wish Northeast New York grants around 100 wishes each year, and most involve air travel

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Boston Bombing Updates – Unclear if Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: 3:56:

This will be the last update of this article this afternoon. There is a press conference with the FBI at 5P, after which we'll publish a new article recapping the details. What we do know as fact is that the FBI and has made "significant progress" in this investigation.

UPDATE @ 3:02:

The Boston police department has tweeted that there HAS NOT been an arrest made:

UPDATE @ 2:51:

CBS News is reporting that the suspect is a WHITE MALE not 'dark skinned' as previously reported by other outlets:

Additionally CBS News is reporting that cellphone tower data was used to find the bomber:

AP just tweeted that "Federal officials deny that Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody." - however AP has NOT retracted that their source confirms so.

ABC News also has NOT reported an arrest:


UPDATE @2:29: We have conflicting reports. NBC is saying that a top official in Boston says that there is NO arrest:

However, a source at the Boston Globe continues to state that a suspect is in custody:


UPDATE @2:21: This is helicopter footage of the Federal Courthouse in that is from Twitter - AP and CNN are reporting that the suspect has been brought here. However, someone can be taken into custody without there being an arrest. No officials have made a statement regarding a suspect in custody and we are reporting based on information from CNN and the Associated Press.

UPDATE @ 2:06 PM: The AP reports that Federal Marshals have a suspect in custody and are brining him to a Federal Courthouse:


Associated Press is also reporting that an arrest has been made:

According to reports on major national media, CNN has broken the story that the FBI has obtained clear footage of a suspect in the Boston bombings. The footage originated from a department story surveillance camera and was used to locate other footage that included images of the suspect from a Boston TV station. 

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FBI: Letter to President Obama Tested Positive for Ricin

The White House just held a press conference in which they confirmed that a letter addressed to President Obama has tested positive for richin. There is no indication that this letter is connected to the bombings in Boston.

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Martin Richard - eight year old killed in Boston

Remembering Martin Richard, Eight Year Old Killed in Boston Bombing

Heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking. It's sad when any human loses their life, but it is a different level of sadness when it's a child. The father of eight year old Martin Richard released this message which ABC News shared on their Facebook page:

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Runners Unite and Organize on Twitter with #RunForBoston Hashtag

Runners are a very unified group and have a special connection whenever they meet a fellow runner. Running takes so much dedication, training, and work. While people have different motives for running, it's be

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Boston Bombing Update: Only Two Devices Were Found, 176 Casualties and 3 Deaths

A press conference was held Tuesday morning (4/16) which cleared up some confusion regarding earlier reports of there being other devices, and where the FBI is in their investigation. We continue to send our prayers and thoughts to the victims and their families. Here is a recap of the press conference: 

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