Contact Us
reading

reading

rrr yates school toher
photo by Yates Elementary
[

Yates Elementary School Sings About Rudolph The High Tech Reindeer! Reading, Writing and Rhyming

I was reminded by Mrs. Toher yesterday upon visiting this school that it is my 5th appearance there.  Hopefully I'm not wearing out my welcome, but I always enjoy the kids at Yates Magnet School.  This visit was no exception

Read More

IMG_4683
[

A Quick and Heartfelt Comment On Newtown, Connecticut Tragedy

This incredible, sickening tragedy hits EVERYONE in so many ways. Whether you are a parent, a teacher,  a child, a relative, friend, neighbor, WHATEVER - you have to be in total shock. As for me?  I visit 30 elementary schools a year.  I am devastated as well

Read More

Richie at Keyboard Northville
photo by Mindy Edwards
[

The Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ Tour Has Only Four Openings Left For The Entire Year – Book Now!

I guess the title says it all here.  It's a good problem to have I guess. I've been inundated with requests this year and although very happy about it, I don't want to shut out "old customers" or new schools who want a visit. Not trying to pressure you, teachers - I'm just saying....

Read More

rrr schoharie elementary
photo by Richie Phillips
[

Richie’s Reading, Writing, and Rhyming School Tour Is Taking Appearance Requests Starting Now

This is now year 18 of the Reading, Writing and Rhyming School Tour. It's unbelievable, but it's true.  Heck, I'd do another 18 if I could.  Besides being on the air, it's the most fun I've ever had behind a piano.  And the fun's about to continue.  I want to come to YOUR school.  Here's how to sign up

Read More

International Boy And Girl Scout Meeting
Getty Images
[

Looking For One Last Summer Camp Appearance- Readin’, Writin, and Rhymin’

We're wrapping up the summer fairly soon.  I want to write a song with kids outside in a real live summer camp setting.  Any camp counselors out there? 

Read More

IMG_2909
[

Boght Elementary Checks “Yes” for Respect, “No” To Bullying! Reading, Writing, and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Do you know the old saying, "you had to be there to appreciate it"?  This is one of those times.  In fact, every experience I have in these classrooms has to be seen to be believed.  I'm almost speechless when I talk about Mrs. Compton's class at Boght Elementary School

Read More

Courtesy of John Pryke, Getty Images.
Courtesy of John Pryke, Getty Images.
[

5 Things to Do On a Rainy Day

I always feel that certain types of weather make me feel like doing certain activities.

Read More

Courtesy of Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images.
Courtesy of Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images.
[

Harry Potter Becoming Electronic

Author J.K. Rowling is finally thinking about making her Harry Potter series available as e-books.  According to her London-based agent yesterday, "the e-book format is now something that is being actively considered,” by Rowling.

Read More

Piano Keyboard
James F Clay, Flickr
[

Charity Begins in Charleton Elementary School

The Readin', Writin', and Rhymin' School Tour made it's traditional holiday stop at Charleton Elementary School in the Ballston Spa, NY area.  Keyboard under one arm, prizes from Hannaford Supermarkets under the other, I made my way into the classroom. 

Read More

photo by Richie Phillips
photo by Richie Phillips
[

Reading, Writing and Rhyming Program-How It Started

 The very first time I went to visit a school to write a song parody with kids, I walked out with my tail between my legs!  It was a high school senior history class.  OK, it was an 8th period class in May, so maybe I'm being too picky.  But let's put it this way--I ran out of that building so fast, they almost signed me up for the track team!

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!