Brian and Chrissy

518 List of Firework Extravaganzas on the 4th
The "Summer of Bummer" continues as the bigger and more traditional 4th of July firework shows have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, but all is not lost! While some of the massive displays that we're used to seeing in downtown Albany, Clifton Park, and Lake George won't be happe…
Phased and Confused: When Will Rivers Casino Reopen?
It might be easier trying to hit a jackpot on a progressive slot machine than figure out what part of phase 4 Rivers Casino in Schenectady will reopen.  Signs do point to it happening sooner rather than later, but it's still anyone's guess.  Here's what we know so far.
Ford Allowing Vehicle Return If You Lose Job
If you've been wanting or needing a new vehicle but are fearful of taking on an added payment, the Ford Motor Company wants to help you buy without fear.  On Monday it was announced that they're launching a new program called the "Ford Promise" designed for anyone af…
Honor Someone During Our 4th of July Salute to the Troops
Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3 and continuing all throughout Independence Day on WGNA, Brian and Chrissy will be honoring some of the local men and women in our military who may be away from their families while protecting our freedom back home. Or, maybe you would like to honor the veteran i…
Voicemails From Mama: Father's Days Gift Gone Astray
The weekly segment called "Voicemails from Mama" took a very interesting turn on Wednesday morning.  Coming off of Father's Day weekend, I made no bones about the fact that my Dad and I didn't exchange gifts.  I explained to Chrissy on the air that just a few weeks earlier, I hooked Papa C…
GNA's July Hometown Hero is Hardworking EMT x 3
We called Beau Dushane to pass along the news that he was GNA's Hometown Hero for the month of July and we were actually lucky to get a hold of him.  Beau is one busy man juggling not one or two, but three different jobs for ambulance companies down in the Catskills. Dushane's cousin Katie felt comp…
Mom Claims Brown's Beach Infected Daughter with 'Swimmer's Itch'
Summer is here in the Capital Region and people are finding ways to keep cool.  As a result, various beaches in our area have been quite popular during the recent heatwave, a trend that  will continue heading into the holiday weekend.  One local mom is warning parents to be careful if you're heading…
Crossgates Continues to Fight 'Unsafe for Business' Label
It goes without saying that the pandemic has been an absolute killer for many local businesses. While some places in the Capital Region have had a chance to begin the slow road to recovery, Crossgates Mall has not. And they're not particularly thrilled with the state's decision to keep the…
Albany Isn't The Wild West, It Just Seems Like It
I live in Albany. You know, the city that literally seems to have gun violence daily, sometimes two or three times a day. If you didn't know any better, you'd think it was the Wild Wild West with all the shootouts. 
It's weird.  I don't feel unsafe in the city I live in, I truly don't.  But if I didn…
'Natural Disaster' in Latham Causing Shipping Delays
Anyone else have an issue recently with delays in Amazon items shipped to your house? I know full well that these men and women in the shipping business have their hands - and their trucks - completely full, but as I was anxiously tracking some new golf attire, I couldn't help but notice that my Ama…
FDA Warns About 9 Potentially Fatal Hand Sanitizers
In an effort to get our hands on as much sanitizer as possible due to all things COVID-19, consumers are scooping up what is readily available.  The FDA recently announced that there are 9 specific types of hand sanitizers that you should avoid immediately due to the toxic ingredient found in t…

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