I've got a long connection to the Mohawk Valley, having attended Utica schools and graduating from Utica College with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations. I've hosted a number of radio programs, and my voice has been heard on the local airwaves through the years. When I'm not broadcasting, I enjoy reading science publications and sci-fi novels, traveling to some favorite vacation spots, and anything "Star Trek". I am a native of the Utica area and have many friends and family members in the area.
How To Prolong The Life Of Your Real Christmas Tree
We always get a real Christmas tree in the McShea household, and we always hope it will stay fresh through New Year's Day. If you have a real tree, we discovered some helpful tips to make that evergreen tree last longer.
Watch Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Wednesday
There's something exciting about Christmastime in New York City, and this Wednesday night the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting takes place. Over the years, my daughter has visited the Big Apple during this time, watching the huge tree being put up.
Check Out The Different Varieties Of Real Christmas Trees
If you buy a real Christmas tree each year like my family does, what you should be looking for? You don't want a tree that's 3 feet taller than your ceiling, and which trees last longer, or smell better, or have softer needles that don't pinch your feet when you're walking barefo…
Watch ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Tuesday Night [VIDEO]
Ever since I was a kid, I've watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV every season. This show continues to be a holiday favorite in the McShea family household, and it's on Tuesday night!
Watch ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Tonight [VIDEO]
The McShea family watches all of the Peanuts holiday TV features, and you can watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving", tonight at 8 on ABC. Here are the details.
Make Your Own Homemade Cranberry Sauce [VIDEO]
When I was a kid, I remember my mother serving cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner, not the jellied kind, but the one with actual whole cranberries. If you want to make your own homemade cranberry sauce, we found a quick and easy recipe.
Making Cornbread Stuffing For Thanksgiving [VIDEO]
As a kid, I remember my mother making homemade stuffing (or dressing as she called it) for the Thanksgiving turkey. And, it half of it had to be stuffed inside the turkey. She had a great sausage recipe, but how about trying something different...cornbread stuffing.
Let ‘Turkey Math’ Help You Buy The Right Size Thanksgiving Turkey
This weekend will be one of the busiest shopping days of the year in area grocery stores, as we shop for all the Thanksgiving fixings we'll need for the holiday. I can see the sparks flying now on those shopping cart wheels. Here's a question I never seem to know the answer to: "W…
Rome Art And Community Center ‘Holiday House’ This Week [VIDEO]
'Tis the season for a number of holiday-themed events in central New York, and this week the Rome Art And Community Center presents "Holiday House." Here's what it's all about.
Start Your Holiday Shopping At Sauquoit Valley Crafts Show
It's a central New York tradition, and a great way to get holiday shopping ideas. The "Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Show" is this weekend!
Check Out Easy-To-Bake Pumpkin Bread Recipe [VIDEO]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you want something extra special to put on the table, try pumpkin bread. Pumpkin bread is one my favorites - great with tea or coffee at breakfast or served with your Thanksgiving Dinner. Here's an easy-to-bake recipe.
We Salute Veterans Today On Veterans’ Day
We at 96.1 WODZ salute veterans and those serving in our military today on the observance of Veterans' Day. We thank you for your service; many of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As today is a federal holiday, there are a number of closings today.