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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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“Thor:The Dark World” Opens Today At Local Theaters [VIDEO]

Thor, the Marvel Comics superhero, is his action-adventure self in "Thor:The Dark World" opening today at local theaters. Chris Hemsworth plays the out-of-this world Thor with Natalie Portman in the role of love interest Jane Nelson. Another new offering is "12 Years A Slave", the true story of a free black man in pre-civil war New York City who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Check out the trailers and local show times.

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Middle School Football Coach Fired For Planning Team Awards Party At Hooters [VIDEO]

When Corbett (Oregon) Middle School football coach Randy Burbach asked his players where they wanted to have their end-of-season awards party none of them said Chuckie Cheese. No, most of the 7th and 8th grade boys said--prepare for a shock--Hooter's. When he was told it would not be sanctioned by the school he said he would take them there anyway and was promptly fired.

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Susan Boyle, Elvis Duet On Christmas Song For Charity [VIDEO]

Susan Boyle became an overnight sensation when her incredible audition for the show "Britain's Got Talent" blew away Simon Cowell. Elvis Presley became an international superstar in the 1950's and became a musical icon. Now, some 36 years after his death, the two will be heard dueting on the Christmas standard "O Come All Ya Faithful" through the miracle of modern technology. It's for a good cause.

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Sky Diving Planes Crash, Passengers, Pilot Parachute To Safety [VIDEO]

It was a terrifying scenario. Two sky diving planes collided in mid-air sending one out of control and the other damaged but flyable. The nine sky divers aboard the planes and the pilot of the out of control aircraft all survived, miraculously, by deploying their parachutes.

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Olympic Athlete Ate 1000 Chicken McNuggets To Prepare For His Events

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man on earth but his training regimen may not be for everyone. Bolt recently was quoted by the New York Post saying that he ate 1000 McDonald's Chicken McNuggets before competing in the 2008 Olympic games in China. Two questions come to mind, why and how?

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Country Music Has the Cutest Couples

Maybe we're biased but it seems to me that country music couples are the cutest in the entire entertainment industry. Some of them work together, tour together and write songs together while others enjoy separate careers. Here are some of the cutest.

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The Best Airline Safety Videos [VIDEOS]

Whenever you travel by plane you know you are going to have to sit through one of those dull--yet very important--flight safety video presentations . Some airlines have taken the step of producing clever, attention grabbing (they hope) videos to help pass along the information. Virgin America has a hot new one that should do the trick.

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A-List Celebs Spoof “Sharknado” [VIDEO]

The made-for-TV movie "Sharknado" debuted on the SyFy channel this summer. The plot? A powerful tornado inundates Los Angeles with shark infested seawater with predictably disastrous results. The film begged for a parody and Hollywood has answered with a trailer introduced on Halloween on the "Live With Kelly and Michael" show.

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