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I'm native of New Hartford, raised in Utica and have been involved in broadcasting since 1967 in a number of on and off air capacities. For the past 25-plus years I have hosted and co-hosted the morning show on WFRG (Big Frog 104).Married with one daughter my hobbies include golfing. travel, history, reading, going to the gym, movies and music. We have 2 cats, Fenway and Parker so you can probably guess which baseball team I follow. Sorry Yankee fans.
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A-Capella Singers Try Harmonizing on Roller Coaster [VIDEO]

If you have ever been on a roller coaster you know it 's hard enough trying to talk much less sing. A Southern California a-capella group, the Moon Rays, recently gave it a go on the Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle. How'd they do? Judge for yourself!

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Car Maintenance Men and Women Know How To Do

As a general rule car maintenance is thought to be one of a man's household responsibilities. But how much do men really know about cars? And how about women, how much car maintenance are they capable of doing? A new survey answers those questions.

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Chris Young Talks Reality TV

Chris Young is no stranger to reality TV having gotten a major career boost in 2006 by winning the "Nashville Star" competition. He does, however, see the difference between growing a career from the ground up and getting instant recognition from reality music competitions.

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Why Are We Afraid of Friday the 13th?

Today, Friday the 13th, is unquestionably one of the most long lasting and best known superstitious days. People who are naturally superstitious will take steps to ward off its effects while those who aren't superstitious will sometimes attribute anything bad that happens to them on that day to it being Friday the 13th. But where did this superstition come from?

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Inappropriate September 11 Remembrances

As reported earlier today on WIBX officials at Boston's Logan Airport are apologizing for yesterdays emergency fire drill. The drill, which included smoke and flames, was inappropriate given that yesterday, September 11, was the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took down the World Trade Center. It wasn't the only inappropriate activity of the day. Check these out.

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Trace Adkins Releasing First Christmas Album

There aren't too many first's left in Trace Adkins career but there will be one later this fall. Trace will be releasing his very first Christmas album, "The King's Gift" a collection described on his website as "a Christmas album of Celtic carols". The album, to be released October 29, will feature a number of guest artists.

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“The Family”, “Insidious:Chapter 2″ New in Theaters This Weekend [VIDEO]

Robert DeNiro returns to his "mob" movie roots this weekend in the mafia themed action-comedy "The Family" co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones. meanwhile, horror movie fans will be happy to know that "Insidious:Chapter 2" promises to provide just as many "can't look" moments as its precursor. Take a look at the trailers and local show times.

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Amazing Skateboard To Skateboard Backflip [VIDEO]

I'm sure we've all seen a skateboarder do some kind of crazy trick risking life and limb. Maybe you even have a son or daughter who has scared the heck out of you with some dangerous skateboard maneuver. Just think how Egil Gunnar of Iceland's parents must feel watching him pull off this trick!

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Road Rage Behavior Crosses Gender Lines

It used to be that women were considered the "meeker" sex. Those days have apparently gone the way of the telephone booth according to a new survey of road rage behaviors. Now, women and men both display some unseemly, if sometimes self-justifying, driving reactions. Some of the survey results are a little surprising, shocking even.

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Disappearing Restaurant Chains

While driving on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford recently I pointed out to my wife--who is not from the area--where the Ground Round restaurant used to be. It was one of my favorite spots for a burger and beer not to mention the free popcorn. Alas, the Ground Round is just one of several national chain restaurants that are either completely or nearly gone.

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California News Reporter Battles Strong Winds While On the Air, Loses [VIDEO]

A California news reporter, Marissa Mike from Palm Springs station KPSP, was reporting on the high winds blowing through the desert community and things started getting out of hand. Watch as Marissa nearly gets blown into the street by gusts of 80-90 MPH.

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Jason Aldean Hooked on “Sons of Anarchy” [VIDEO]

Jason Aldean spends plenty of time on the road and filling those hours on the bus can be a challenge. At least it was a challenge before Jason discovered the FX series "Sons of Anarchy" and became hooked on the dark adventures of the outlaw motorcycle club.

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