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Zach Effrog

Big Frog 104 is no stranger to Zach. A native to the Utica area, he has grown up listening to the best and most country. And, now, as fate would have it, he’s working there. Having graduated with a B.A. in journalism, Zach Effrog has made a perfect fit to the Big Frog 104 crew. He’s on every early morning from 12 a.m.--6 a.m., and takes your song requests via email: zach@bigfrog104.com. Whether it’s country music news or the ‘useless knowledge you need to get you through your early morning’, Zach has it covered. And, he’s always there making sure that you get the best and most country.
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Kitten’s Surprise ‘Attack’ Doesn’t Go as Planned [VIDEO]

I found this video to be so funny and so cute all at the same time. Those are the best kinds of videos, right? Here is a video of a kitten sneaking up on another cat to make a surprise 'attack.' Well, little does the kitten know, the surprise is not going to go has it hoped for. Oh, and the music in the video is perfect. I don't want ruin the video for you. Check it out.

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Zach’s Favorite Easton Corbin and Josh Thompson Songs [MUSIC]

The Wild West Frogfest and Rodeo is just three days away. It's going to be a lot of fun with amazing music. And, speaking of amazing music, we're going to have two of Nashville's rising stars performing at the annual event. We've got Easton Corbin and Josh Thompson! So, to get everyone excited for the show, which is just days away, here are a few of my favorite songs from both of our Wild West Frogfest and Rodeo headliners. We hope to see you out there June 9 at the Herkimer Country Fairgrounds!

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How to Make Scary Sounds in Movies [VIDEO]

So, have you ever been watching a scary movie and wonder how they are making all those scary sound effects? Well, here's how it's done. The instrument that makes a bunch of scary noises is called a "waterphone." There is actually water inside of the instrument. Check it out. It's pretty interesting stuff.

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Utica’s Rutger Park Revisited—Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

Two weeks ago, I took you on a photographic tour of Rutger Home number 3 in Utica’s historic Rutger Park. Yesterday, June 2, the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica held its annual "Picnic in the Park," where those who at

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Zach Picks Photo for MWPAI Sidewalk Art Show, Entering Tomorrow

It's almost here. It's almost time to enter your artwork in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute's Sidewalk Art Show 2012. Entries may be dropped off tomorrow and Saturday at the institute. And, with help from you, I have decided which picture to enter into the show.

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A Baby Owl is called an Owlet
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What Do You Call a Baby Owl?

So, what is the name of a baby owl? If you said, owlet, you are correct. OK, OK, how about another one? What do you call a baby hedgehog? The answer--a hoglet. I don't know why I find these so interesting, but I decided to do a little research to see what baby animals are called--and I found a bunch of them. So, next time you are out and about and someone says to you, "Look at that baby pigeon!" You can say, "Actually, it's called a squab."

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Happy Birthday, Jerry Douglas [VIDEO]

The undeniable ultimate master of the Dobro is celebrating a birthday today. Jerry Douglas was born on this day in 1956. According to Wikipedia, "In addition to his thirteen solo recordings, Douglas has played on more than 1600 albums." He is also a featured member of Alison Krauss and Union Station and is currently on tour with them. Douglas has also walked away with some pretty impressive awards in his career. "Douglas has received thirteen Grammy Awards and has won the Country Music Association's 'Musician of the Year' award three times, in 2002, 2005 and 2007," according to Wikipedia.

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Zach Enters MWPAI Sidewalk Art Show [PHOTOS]

A few days ago, I told you about the fast-approaching deadline for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute's annual Sidewalk Art Show. And, I have made the decision to enter the art contest. I have dabbled in photography for about a year, and I feel I'

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There’s Still Time to Celebrate: May is National Asparagus Month

I've been having fun celebrating this month. Why, you ask? Well, asparagus is my favorite vegetable. Yes, I was the kid who enjoyed all the vegetables at dinner time that nobody else did--asparagus, brussels sprouts, spinach, green beans--I love them all. Having a 100 percent vegan diet, I can't think of a vegetable I don't like. So, in honor of my favorite vegetable, and because it's National Asparagus Month (for a few more days), I found some fun facts about asparagus.

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