GNA Honors Mom & Son Dynamic Duo
Laurie Barrett and her 17-year-old son Brandon from Mechanicville are GNA's June 2020 Hometown Heroes. What an absolute pleasure it was getting to know these two very philanthropic, caring people. It's nice to know that during these trying times, people are using their extra ti…
Schenectady's Bravest Battle 4 Fires in One Day
As always, we thank all of the first responders in the city of Schenectady and hope they remain safe while taking action when duty calls. Wednesday has been especially challenging as a string of fires broke out in the city of Schenectady, one of them proved fatal.
GNA Setting Up Live Broadcasts for "First Responder Friday"
We want to honor you and your fellow heroes and we need places to go. Tell us where to go and Brian and Chrissy will set up a live GNA broadcast during First Responder Fridays.
Choose Human Rating Over Uber Rating
Something ridiculously unnerving was brought to my attention by a GNA listener who called into the morning show on Friday. After spending over an hour discussing the potentially tragic news of the Albany man missing at Thacher Park since New Years Eve, I came to the conclusion that as an Uber drive…
Proud Teen Nominates Dad As September's Hometown Hero (VIDEO)
15-year-old Aiden from Guilderland wrote into WGNA asking that his father, Matthew, be our Hometown Hero for Septemeber. We were happy to call and speak with Matthew on his day off to tell him the great news, which he humbly accepted.
Proud Marine Mom Honors August Hometown Hero
Penny Bartlett from Colonie is the proud Marine Mom of 26-year-old Ian and she wrote to GNA hoping we'd honor him as August's Hometown Hero. Mom also told us that her son may be slightly uncomfortable with the 'fanfare' that comes along with it and decided to spend a few mi…
College Tuition Offered For Volunteer Firefighters
A statewide program is being offered for volunteer firefighters to help pay for tuition. It's an effort to attract more volunteers to firefighting. Here's how it works.
GNA's Emotional Call To Remarkable July Hometown Hero
Chrissy and I have had the pleasure of contacting our GNA Hometown Heroes each month for nearly three years. We have never had a phone call quite like this. Frank Lockwood from Coxsackie is a man of true character and integrity. He's a priest, addictions counselor, volunteer firefighter, and to to…
Local "Pet Detective" June's Hometown Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference and Josh Grassi from Clifton Park is truly one-of-a-kind. He loves animals so much, his spends countless hours (and his own resources) tracking down and locating lost pets.