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Matt Herkimer

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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Texas Police Chase Down Runaway Kangaroo [VIDEO]

It's a police chase you don't see everyday, at least not in the United States, and probably one you won't see on "Cops". Police in Midland,Texas were called last Tuesday by a resident who said his pet kangaroo had gotten away. Shortly thereafter the runaway 'roo was spotted hopping down a local highway and the chase was on.

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“Christmas In the Valley” A Local Holiday Tradition [VIDEO]

It has become a tradition Christmas favorite in the Mohawk Valley, as popular as "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman". "Christmas In the Valley" was written and recorded by local musician Mark Werchowski and friends in 1991 and is still heard on every Mohawk Valley radio station in the days and weeks before Christmas.

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Do You Recognize These Famous Actors Voices Doing TV Commercials? [VIDEOS]

A number of famous actors got their start by doing commercials. Today many A-list stars continue their commercial work but this time not in front of the camera. They are part of the lucrative world of commercial voice overs. Take a listen and see if you recognize their voices.

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A Look Back At Blake Shelton (Before He Cut His Hair!) [VIDEO]

We all go through old photographs of ourselves and say, "What was I thinking?" Blake Shelton is no exception. An Oklahoma TV station, KFOR, found a clip of Blake, circa 2001, and forwarded it to CNN who then broadcast it, much to his embarrassment, I'm sure. If you can get past the hair listen as he talks about his hopes for the future.

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Italian Artist Poughs Image of JFK in Field [VIDEO]

Next Friday, November 22, marks the 5oth anniversary of the assassination of John. F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, in Dallas, Texas. There have already been a number of TV movies, documentaries and commemorations of the life and death of JFK with more to come. An Italian artist, Dario Gambarin, found a unique way to honor the late President.

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Blake Shelton’s Newest Fan-George Clooney! [VIDEO]

Blake Shelton has millions of fans around the world and while most of them--like you and I--are not household names he does have some that we all recognize. The newest celebrity to jump on the "Blake Bandwagon" is none other than actor George Clooney. Blake, as you might expect, is thrilled.

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Baby Stops Crying ListeningTo “Star Wars” Theme [VIDEO]

My wife and I have 2 baby boy grandchildren, ages 6 and 4 months. On those occasions when we get roped into, I mean blessed with the opportunity, to babysit we naturally encounter those crying spells. There are many different ways to calm a crying baby but this mom gets a prize for most inventive.

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“The Best Man Holiday” Promises Laughs At Theatres This Weekend [VIDEO]

Fifteen years is a long time between a hit movie and its sequel but "The Best Man Holiday", a long overdue follow-up to 1999's "The Best Man", is hopefully worth the wait. The Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut comedy is the only major feature to open this weekend so chances are it will do well at the box office. Take a look at the trailer and local show times.

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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian Sky Dive [VIDEO]

LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian were looking for some way to raise money for charity and Eddie decided it would be fun to hook up with The Wings of Inspiration Veteran’s Day Skydiving Event which raises funds for wounded warriors. LeAnn was not high on the idea but after a little coaxing--and against her better judgement--she agreed to sky dive.

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Women’s Hockey Teams Brawl, Set New NCAA Mark For Penalty Minutes [VIDEO]

I don't know if the referee said, "Ladies, ladies, please" but if he did it didn't work. The women's hockey teams from Ohio State University and Bemidji State  engaged in a post-game brawl that resulted in a total of 303 minutes in penalties, a new NCAA record.

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