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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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What Was Studio 54? [VIDEO]

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming Studio 54 Disco Party at MWPAI Friday, August 9 but how many people actually know or remember what Studio 54 was? To those too young to remember Studio 54 was a celebrated New York City dance club or disco that opened in April, 1977 and was famous for its celebrity studded clientele and uninhibited ambiance.

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Seize the Deal Auction Savings On Home Repairs and Improvements

Many Central New York residents were hit hard by the heavy rains and flooding of late June. Homes were inundated by flood waters leaving many in need of substantial repairs and remediation. If you were affected by this disaster or if you are just thinking about doing some updating of your home check out these great "Seize the Deal" auction savings.

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Feminist Taylor Swift Twitter Account Spoofs Her Lyrics

Taylor Swift is well known for writing songs about ex-boyfriends and how they did her wrong. Now there is a new Twitter account that riffs on her lyrics of heartbreak and infidelity. Check out a few entries from the "Feminist Taylor Swift" Twitter account which, by the way, is not affiliated with Taylor.

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Polish Culture An Important Influence On Utica’s History

Having spent several of my "wonder years " growing up in West Utica I was well aware of its Polish influences. I played Little League baseball in the PLAV (Polish Legion of American Veterans), lived two doors down from the Pulaski Meat Market , grocery shopped at Tolpa's Dairy and had a paper route rife with customers of Polish extraction. Polish food and culture were apparent everywhere. With Culture Fest-A Festival of Nations-right around the corner let's take a look at the area's Polish influences.

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Cooperstown Brewery Ommegang Partnering With HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

HBO's "Game of Thrones" is a critically acclaimed hit and Cooperstown's Brewery Ommegang produces a number of critically acclaimed beers so it's only natural that the two partner up. According to their website the brewery will launch "Iron Throne", a blond ale, in connection with the shows March 31 third season debut. The partnership won't end there.

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Polar Plunge Into Oneida Lake To Benefit Special Olympics Sunday

Jumping into Oneida Lake on the second day of December may not be thought of as big fun by some but doing it for a cause such as the "Special Olympics" is bringing out the best in some Central New Yorkers. The "Polar Plunge", according to Polarplungeny, will be held Sunday morning at Oneida Shores on Bartell Road in Brewerton. There is still time to brace yourself and sign up to take part. Here are the details.

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U.S. Post Office “Letters From Santa” Program Returns

It's that time of year when the kids begin to write Santa Claus with their Christmas wish list. Getting a response can be problematic given the Jolly Old Elf's busy schedule but the U.S. Postal Service is expediting the process with their "Letters From Santa" program. Here is what to do.

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Christmas On Main Street Saturday At Utica’s Union Station

The Jolly 'Ol Man arrives in Utica Saturday, November 17 as part of the annual Christmas on Main Street at Union Station.  The day is filled with music, dance, horse drawn wagons and ends with the Grand Lighting Ceremony and fireworks.  We have the full details and schedule.

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Post Office Announces Mail-By Dates

The U.S. Postal Service is expecting to handle a record number of packages this holiday season. One of the major reasons is the increase in online shopping which, when combined with the usual sending of cards and letters is expected to result in an increase of some 20% over last seasons mailings. Getting your packages in the mail on time is of great importance especially if they are going overseas to our servicemen and women so here is a list of mail-by dates.

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