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The Songwriting Process With Kids -The Reading Writing and Rhyming Tour [VIDEO]

Many have asked this question - "Richie, what is the process you use to write a song with young kids?".  I'm glad you asked! That's why we've created this short video of a typical day behind the scenes..

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“State Of The Union Lies In Your Heart” – Write A Song Wednesday [AUDIO]

You guys are batting three for three.  Another great song has been created out of thin air - and it happened right here ON the air

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‘A Special Place In Hell’ – Listener ‘Write A Song Wednesday’ [AUDIO]

Although I pretended to be flustered by trying to write a song on the spot, I actually relish the opportunity to do things under pressure.   So Sean and Bethany popped this on me this morning - and it could just become a weekly feature, thanks to how well you all responded! Welcome to "Write A Song Wednesday!!" 

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Jefferson Elementary Want You To Call Them Friendly – Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ [AUDIO]

How many years is it, Ms Pink?  I'm losing track.  We've been working together for a long time with the Reading, Writing and Rhyming program and it continues to amaze me just how great her classes are.   Here's yet another example.  They broke the friendly and cutsey-ometers this time!

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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....

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Tips For Country Songwriters – Bill Anderson Answers Songwriting Questions [INTERVIEW]

Have you ever wanted to get into Country songwriting? Have you ever wondered about the Country songwriting business? We recently went to the top to ask one of the greatest Country Songwriters in Country Music history some frequently asked questions about songwriting.

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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? 

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“Red Solo Cup” From The Female Point Of View: Listener Song Parody [AUDIO]

I had a whole heap of laughs today.  Two devoted WGNA fans, Rebbecca Castillo and her mother, Ruth Smith, decided to take on the challenge of presenting Toby Keith's Red Solo Cup from a woman' point of view.  So in the spirit of equal time, we present Rebbecca's song parody - recorded right at our studio! 

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Schoharie Elementary School Is The Best

It is!!!  Just ask the kids!  They'll break into song at any moment to tell you about it.  And I was lucky enough to be there to capture it with my handy-dandy recorder. 

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Woestina Elementary Shows Alot Of Character (audio)

 Woestina Elementary School in Rotterdam, NY is in a tough spot.  Looks like they might possibly close the school and consolidate.  Unfortunately,  it's becoming the way of the world! 

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