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Taste of Country BBQ Nationals - Albany / Saratoga 1st Place Awards
Brian Bushner, TSM Albany
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Taste of Country BBQ Nationals – Winners [PHOTOS]

We're very proud to announce the winners of the very first Taste of Country BBQ Nationals Competition held at Saratoga Casino and Raceway! Congratulations to all of the winners and a great job done by all who participated!

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BBQ
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Some Tips on Tasting and Judging BBQ at The Taste of Country BBQ Nationals

We’re at the Taste of Country BBQ Nationals at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as we speak and the smells of BBQ are AMAZING. We also have live music including Phil Vassar -performance starts between 8 and 930 PM James Wesley - performance starts between 6 and 730 PM. The question of how to taste and judge BBQ for yourself has come up a few times - and truth be told in order to be a judge it takes a quite rigorous training period to really learn the basics - but on the other hand if you want to judge for fun, here are some BBQ tasting tips!

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Air conditioning button
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It’s Hot, We Know – Introducting Our New Weather Page

We're happy to introduce our new weather page where you can view current conditions, see the five-day forecast, and explore the interactive weather map. You can use it for the latest updates, to plan for the rest of the week, or just to find out what's going on in the region.

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Saratoga opens for season
Photo by Matthew Stockman, Getty Images
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Saratoga Opens For The Season – Some Helpful Info

Today the 143rd meet at Saratoga opens and it's going to be hot one! In the middle of this heat wave we are expecting to see temperatures in the 90s again today. Despite the heat NYRA is expecting to have a big opening day.

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Creative Ways Weathermen Use To Describe Heat

It must be tough being a weatherman (OK, weatherPERSON).  When it's cold for days on end, how many ways can you express it without eventually running out of adjectives?  And the same goes for this unGODLY hot weather.  Sometimes, you've gotta get creative, like these fine meterologists

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cooling station
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Albany Area Cooling Stations Set Up in Anticipation of Heat Wave

It's July and with that comes our annual heat wave. Check out our brand new weather page for the latest information and updates but also here are some cooling stations that have been set up in our area to help keep you cool.

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WGNA-COUNTRYFEST-LINE
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Countryfest 2011 – Fans Waiting in Line

 

Were you waiting in line? Check out our gallery of folks waiting for the gates to open! You're having a ton of fun in line - playing cornhole, frisbee, and even line dancing! Look for yourself in the photos after the jump!

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Selena Dutcher, WGNA
Selena Dutcher, WGNA
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Countryfest Behind the Scenes: The Stage Being Built [PHOTOS]

 

We've been busy all week getting ready for Countryfest 2011 and there are hundreds of details, small and big, that have to be attended to. Our staff has been working hard as have all sorts of crews from all over the place to ma

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Countryfest at the Altamont Fairgrounds
Lou Roberts Collection
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WGNA Countryfest Survival Guide

 

So it’s time for Countryfest and you’re wondering about all sorts of things. Fear not - we have you covered. Casey has been doing some articles on what to wear and our events page has all sorts of rules and regulations. In addition to that what else do you have to know? We present to you our WGNA Countryfest Survival Guide.

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WGNA's Countryfest
Richie Phillips, WGNA-FM
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Cowboy Hats for Countryfest

If you've been to WGNA's Countryfest in the past, you know that many people wear cowboy hats as either part of their attire or to help shade themselves from the sun.  If you've never been to Countryfest, then consider yourself notified.

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Roger Kisby, Getty Images
Roger Kisby, Getty Images
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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.

Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.

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Disney
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Cars 2′ Cruises to Victory

As expected, Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ easily took first place at the weekend box office, netting a healthy $68 million. That’s about $8 million higher than the original ‘Cars,’ which opened to $60.1 million in 2006.

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