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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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Matt’s Top 5 Local Halloween Costume Stores

Halloween is right around the corner and the little ghosts and goblins will soon be walking neighborhood streets in search of goodies. Princesses, zombies and superheroes will once again be among the most popular costume choices and you can find them all at local stores including some that specialize in Halloween apparel and accessories. Here are my "Top 5".

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Dancing Bear Tossed Out of Dodger Stadium [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the few baseball teams that does not have a mascot. Last night a fan decided to provide one--without permission from the Dodgers. The unidentified man dressed in a bear costume performed a short but crowd pleasing dance atop the visiting St. Louis Cardinals dugout before being escorted out of the stadium by security. Check out the performance.

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Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki Split After Twitter Pic Goes Viral

One of the higher profile celebrity relationships is over. Golfer Rory McIlroy has broken up with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, a breakup that was hastened by one of Caroline's tweets in which she posted a picture of Rory that wasn't, well, too flattering. Judge for your self.

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How the Debt Ceiling Fight Might Affect You

First it was the government shutdown. Now it's a fight over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. Our "lawmakers" are having it out again and, in the end, the losers could be us, the American public. What is the debt ceiling and how could not raising it--or defaulting--affect you?

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Boston Red Sox or “Duck Dynasty”?

At the start of spring training this year the Boston Red Sox decided--as a team--to grow beards as a bonding experience. What started as a five o'clock shadow became a stubble and then as the season wore on a team effort to out-beard the boys of "Duck Dynasty". Fashion experts say the beards, though somewhat alike, all make different statements.

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Taylor Swift Education Center Opens At Country Music Hall of Fame

The $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center opened this morning at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. The center, according to the Associated Press, "will have classroom space, a hands-on instrument room and ongoing education opportunities." Taylor was there for the opening ceremonies.

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“Nano Utica”-Area’s Next “Loom-To-Boom” Era?

The "Nano Utica" announcement Thursday has given rise to much excitement among area officials and business owners. As reported by WIBX 950, the development of "Nano Utica" will bring an investment of some $1.5 billion dollars and 1000 jobs to the Mohawk Valley and that's just the beginning.

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