I've got a long connection to the Mohawk Valley, having attended Utica schools and graduating from Utica College with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations. I've hosted a number of radio programs, and my voice has been heard on the local airwaves through the years. When I'm not broadcasting, I enjoy reading science publications and sci-fi novels, traveling to some favorite vacation spots, and anything "Star Trek". I am a native of the Utica area and have many friends and family members in the area.
Make Your Own Christmas Sugar Cookies [VIDEO]
It's an all-day event in the Greg McShea household, when the family bakes up batch after batch of Christmas sugar cookies for Christmas. We make all sorts of shapes and sizes, from Christmas trees to Frosty The Snowmans. I have a very important job during the cookie making event...guarding the …
Christmas Shopping That Helps Veterans And Seniors
If you've got some Christmas shopping left and would like to help local veterans and seniors, look to the New 2 U Thrift Shop, located inside the CNY Veterans Outreach Center (former YMCA building) in downtown Utica. The center is in need of donations of clothes, household items and small furni…
Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas
We know that Santa fills "stockings hung by the chimney with care", but sometimes he gets a little help from us. Why is it ten times more difficult to figure out what to fill those stockings with, rather than the bigger presents under the tree? Here's some help.
Child’s Letter To Santa Falls From The Sky [VIDEO]
Maybe you've already sent your Christmas wish letter to Santa Claus. Here's a story of how one child's letter to Santa fell from the sky.
NFL Football Takes Christmas Eve And Christmas Day Off
Unlike some years, with Christmas Eve falling on a Tuesday, and Christmas Day on Wednesday this year, the NFL has those days off. The closest to the holiday NFL action we get is Monday Night Football on December 23rd.
The ‘Nutcracker’ Continues This Weekend At MVCC
One of the most beloved holiday performances is "The Nutcracker" ballet, and your family can enjoy it this weekend at the Utica campus of MVCC. Here are the details.
Take A Look At Christmastime In New York City
There's nothing quite like the Christmas season in New York City. The store windows, the huge Christmas tree and skating rink at Rockefeller Center, and of course FAO Shwarz toy store (remember that from the Tom Hanks movie, "Big"?). Every year, my daughter Lauren travels down…
Watch ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Tonight [VIDEO]
One of the McShea family favorite holiday TV shows is "A Charlie Brown Christmas", and it's on tonight on ABC-TV. Here are more details.
Six-Year Old Boy Asks Santa For Most Unusual Gift
Each night this week, your kids have a chance to talk with Santa Claus on Big Frog 104 at 6:00 p.m. Sometimes kids ask for some unusual gifts. Here is the story of a heartwarming Christmas gift wish for Santa from a boy in Eat Northport, New York.
Another Heartwarming All-Time Favorite Holiday TV Commercial [VIDEO]
One thing I miss about the old VHS recorder in the Greg McShea family household is playing holiday TV shows I taped over the years. We used to watch those holiday shows every year, commercials and all. One year, when I recorded "A Charlie Brown Christmas" off the TV network, there …
Call Santa All This Week On Big Frog 104
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, we're telling you why, 'cause Santa Claus is coming to town. And, Santa will be on Big Frog 104 all this week at 6:00 p.m. to answer calls from your little ones and what they want for Christmas.
Get Your Car Ready For Winter
When it comes to getting my car ready for winter, I had a good teacher...my father. He always reminded me to get those snow tires on, have a good snow brush, buy a set of jumper cables for the trunk, and keep a shovel in that trunk as well. (I stopped short of the two sand bags that he used to have …