I was born and raised in Mechanicville, NY and have been in radio for over 25 years. I have lived and worked on Long Island in the Hamptons, in West Palm Beach, FL, Buffalo, NY and Portland, ME. Brian and I have been together for 15 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I am getting ready to move back to my hometown where my 10-year-old son Ryan will attend my Alma mater. I will be getting married to my best friend, Jenn, at the end of 2021 and we are having a Disney wedding. We love everything Disney and even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie UP. I am a true crime junky and will watch every Law & Order SVU episode over and over again. (My Dad worked on the show for several years and my name appears on the locker in the squad room in early episodes). I have a very close relationship with my amazing mom, Nancy who is on the show with us messing up song lyrics each week. I will fight anyone, anytime, if you say that someone else or a restaurant makes better eggplant than my mom. Thanks for allowing our personal lives into your world each morning. We hope to give you laughter and fun to start your day.
2 Capital Region Rooting Interests in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby
Saturday's Kentucky Derby will be interesting to watch for people in the Capital Region. Not only is it the biggest horserace of the season, but there are a couple of local ties to the "Run For The Roses". One is a horse and the other is a trainer.
NY Mob Boss John Gotti’s Abandoned Mansion with Secret Room Discovered!
NY mob boss John Gotti's mansion sits abandoned in Old Westbury with many possessions still inside. The Gotti compound boasts a main house, a pool/guest house, a garage, a horse stable with an unfinished in-law apartment, an overgrown basketball court, and a triple-level hot tub/pool/swim-up bar. This was the mansion that Gotti's daughter Victoria called home with her 3 sons John, Carmine, and Frank. They filmed the reality show "Growing Up Gotti" here for 3 seasons in 2004 and 2005. After the feds raided the mansion in 2016, it has laid dormant with a lot of possessions left behind. What trespassers found was something no one expected. A hidden room behind a built-in bookshelf. Check it out!
Bringing Beers & Sunshine to Just 1 NY Venue This Summer and it’s Upstate!
More and more concerts are being announced as we head into a pretty busy summer in Upstate New York. Another huge country artist has been added to the many concerts coming to the area in the summer of 2022.
Schenectady Hosting “Van Gogh: Immersive Experience” Get Tickets Now!
The "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" is coming to the Capital Region this May. This is a 360-degree immersion into the paintings, sketches, and drawings of Vincent Van Gogh. It has toured the world and over two million people have viewed this amazing experience. Soon it will be our turn.
25 Worst Cities in US For Spring Allergies-3 Upstate NY Cities Make The List!
If you have been suffering some major spring allergies, you are not alone. In fact, it could be where you live. A survey came out listing the top twenty-five metropolitan cities in the United States that are the worst for spring allergies. Three cities in upstate New York made the top twenty!
Of 1,000 Howard Johnson’s Restaurants Lake George Has Last One Standing [PICS]
At one time there were a thousand Howard Johnson's restaurants across the United States, now only one remains and it's in Lake George Village. The famous orange-roofed restaurant still stands and still serves meals. The decor is also timeless as they have kept the furniture and other aspects the same.
What Does a Star on a New York Barn Mean? It’s not Just for Decoration
If you've ever driven backroads throughout New York state, you may have noticed that many barns don beautifully large stars. Not only are they pretty to look at, but there are also reasons behind the stars.
Abandoned Hoffman’s Playland! Is Your Inner-Child Crying at These Pics?
Hoffman's Playland was an amusement park in Latham from 1952 until 2014. I went there almost every weekend as a kid and even got to take my son Ryan a few times before it closed. Even though many of the rides were relocated to Huck Finn's Playland in Albany, Hoffman's holds a soft spot in my heart. Take a look at the now-abandoned Hoffman's Playland.
NASCAR Fans! Show Off Your Fandom With These 10 Specialty NY Plates
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that they have added two new NASCAR-themed personal license plates and one that was redesigned to their list of 10 that they are offering for NASCAR fans.
Old Beech-Nut Factory Growing into Cannabis Plant Will Train at FMCC
The old Beech-Nut Factory along I-90 in Canajoharie may be born again in the form of a brand new cannabis plant and they are offering training at a local community college.
Want to Be in ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Reboot? Local Extras Needed in Schenectady
You seem to have a pretty good shot at being an extra on this production because they are looking for about 200 locals to be part of HBO Max's reboot of "Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin".
Who Wants to go ‘Ice Bar’ Hopping in the Lake George Region?
If you are looking for something cool and different to do this winter, head on up to the Lake Geroge region and check out the many ice bars they have to offer. There are full frozen bars you can sit at, enjoy ice luges, fire pits surrounded by ice, and even photo-ops with ice sculptures you can get in or pose with.