An avid fan of the New York Mets and New York Giants, I love to play golf (I stink at it tho), but I care much less about my hobbies since becoming a father in 2015. See a smile on my face? I'm probably thinking about spending time with my son. My radio career began as a board operator. An ability to provide an objective voice has led to many opportunities with Utica's first radio station. I've worked as a news reporter, news director and now Brand Manager of WIBX 950 Utica, Rome. Catch me each weekday morning on WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning, or find me on YouTube breaking down the evolution of America's 'big four sports.' I should mention I also watch the Knicks, I'd say I'm a fan, but they don't usually give you anything to root for!
Picente: Better Communication Needed, Expected Going Forward
Just hours after excoriating Governor Cuomo on Thursday night, here's what County Exec. Anthony Picente had to say on Friday.
NYS Guidance Lacking With Salons, Barbershops Set to Open Friday
With just a handful of hours remaining until the Mohawk Valley Region enters Phase 2, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente admits there is still confusion and a lack of guidance from New York State on what 'personal services' are cleared to open on Friday.
Picente: ‘It’s Too Late to Stop’ Hair Salons From Opening in Phase Two
Oneida County prepares to reopen Phase Two businesses as 3 more people die from COVID-19. Anthony Picente says it may be 'too late' for hair salons to not open.
70% of Oneida County COVID-19 Deaths From Nursing Homes
In fact, Picente said 22% of the county's coronavirus cases thus far are related to nursing homes, and 70% of the 43 county residents who've died from COVID-19 were nursing home patients.
2 New Deaths, 17 More Cases Reported in Oneida County
One of the deaths announced Thursday involved a patient at an area nursing home.
Utica, Rome Restaurants, Biz May Be Able To Serve Public Outdoors
Cities, towns and villages in Oneida County may soon able to temporarily lift zoning and open container restictions to let local businesses serve customers outside.
Oneida County Coronavirus Cases Now Top 800
''We want you to wear masks. We want you to be smart and use common sense,'' Picente said.
Oneida Nation Casinos ‘Target’ June 10 Reopening Date
While not set in stone, Nation officials are calling it a 'target date', beginning phased-in gaming and hospitality operations at all OIN venues and properties.
Leon Etienne Returns to National Spotlight on Friday
Mind blowing illusionist Leon Etienne returns to national television later this week as he is set to appear on the CW's 'Master's of Illusion.'
6 Businesses ‘Warned’ For Unmasked Shoppers, Fine Comes Next
Six Oneida County businesses are getting official warnings for violating the public health order that mandates they prohibit shoppers/patrons from entering their stores.
2 More Deaths, New Cases Still Climbing in Oneida County
On what was officially Day 1 of Phase 1, Oneida County officials announced two more COVID-19 related deaths on Friday along with 16 more positive cases.
Levitt AMP Utica Postponed Until Next Summer
Disappointing news for the free Levitt AMP summer concert series in Utica. This year's series in Utica has been postponed until next summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.