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Contest: Help Name These Schoharie Lovebirds
The only thing more striking and majestic than seeing a bald eagle, would be seeing multiple bald eagles.  I always feel like my best shot to see them is when I'm traveling on 87N and heading up toward the Adirondacks.  It's hard to keep my eyes on the road when I'm looking for wildlife perched high…
My Son Tells Us How St. Jude Helps Parents Worry Less [AUDIO]
Ryan is a very compassionate kid and each year I talk to him about how important St. Jude Radiothon is and what they do. I asked him about cancer, St. Jude, and how he thinks we can all help the parents of the sick children worry less. When you listen to the words and innocence of a child talking ab…
A ‘Mystery Shopper’ is Leaving Free Groceries Around Albany
I saw some people discussing this on Albany Reddit today and it made me feel pretty good about our fellow brothers and sisters here in the Capital Region.  A generous and thoughtful "mystery shopper" has been leaving free food at local bus stops throughout Albany and Troy and …
Love Cowboy: Dealing with First Date Jitters
Sean in Cobleskill writes:
I have a first date coming up this weekend and I'm very nervous.  The girl and I have spent some time talking and facetiming, but this will be our first actual "face to face" encounter and I can't lie, I'm a little nervous.  I feel like there are things that she m…
Retiring Saratoga Officer Responds to Final Call [VIDEO]
I can only imagine what was going through this officer's mind as he listened to a radio call congratulating him on his retirement.  I got choked up watching this Saratoga Springs Police Officer keep it all together while he got one final call over the radio.
Open Letter To My Son About Life and Times in 2020
Dear Brody,
You were a bit too young to remember what life was like during the coronavirus pandemic that swept through the world in 2020, some 13 plus years ago.  Hard to believe it's been that long. Thankfully, we survived these very uneasy and uncertain times and and you are a grown-up now.  Soon e…
My Big Fat Greek Pandemic Shopping Experience (Video)
I have two very good friends with elderly parents and wisely, these folks are not spending much time outside of their house during the pandemic.  They're a close, wonderful, Greek family, but this COVID-19 stuff hasn't been easy on them.  One of the sons lives in Boston and the other lives in L.A.  …
Upstate ‘Voice’ Finalist Rises After Rock Bottom [Audio]
Upstate New York's Ian Flanigan makes his return to the stage as a top 16 finalist on NBC's The Voice (8pm) tonight hoping to get one step closer to being crowned season 19 champion.   The Saugerties native has made quite an impact on viewers since his audition back on October 19th when he became a …
Retiring Saratoga Sergeant Gets One Final Call [Video]
I can only imagine what was going through this officer's mind as he listened to a radio call congratulating him on his retirement.  I got choked up watching the video as it seemed like the perfect way to send off a proud man who gave his city - and his community - so much.
Love Cowboy Discusses Divorce With Disenchanted Dude
Zach in West Sand Lake wrote:
I've been married to my wife for 19 years and I just don't find her attractive anymore.  She's beautiful on the inside but I'd be lying to ya if I told you that my mind doesn't stray from time to time.  I would never act on it, because I'm a faithful man but  after 2 kid…
Just Who is Malta’s 95 Million Dollar Winner?
At around 9:15 am on Thursday morning, it was announced that a 95 million dollar winning Powerball ticket was sold in Malta.  I wrote the story up for our station website, but it was actually Chrissy, my co-host  from the morning show who told me.  I don't remember what exactly we were doing at the …

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