I’m Mark Richards, mid-days and weekends on Mix96. I was born in Buffalo and I grew up in the Cheektowaga/West Seneca area. I was that nerd who read the Pledge to the Flag in high school. We had a radio station, so I’ve been hooked since the age of 14. I’ve been in radio since the 80s and I was on staff in Utica NY when Townsquare took over some years ago. The #1 most played song on my iPod? It’s most likely a mix of music you don’t hear on any radio station. Favorite movie, favorite quote from that movie? The Notebook, “It was NEVER over.”
Watch Megan and Mike Become Engaged At The 2014 Utica Boilermaker [VIDEO]
Love was in the air at the 37th running of the Utica Boilermaker Road Race yesterday. Just after his girlfriend crossed the boilermaker yesterday Mike Vennero, 32, proposed to his now fiancee, Megan Risler, 28, at the 2014 Utica Boilermaker finish line yesterday.
Meteorologists Say That The Polar Vortex Will Return To Our Great Lakes Region [VIDEO]
The Washington Post says the Polar Vortex will return to the U.S. this week. This hasn't happened since January and is a rare summer time occurrence. It will move into the Great Lakes region, near us in the Mohawk Valley first before it heads to the East Coast. Temperatures are expected to be b…
Watch The Runners Begin The Boilermaker Road Race From The Starting Line [VIDEO]
You are about to experience the view we've been enjoying from the front line of the Utica Boilermaker Road Race. For the past decade we've been set up at the starting line of the race providing the soundtrack for the runners as they take off for the big 15K road race here in beautiful Utic…
This Dog Thinks He’s An Ambulance and He Sounds Just Like One [VIDEO]
You're about to enjoy a funny dog who thinks he's an ambulance, and he make a convincing argument. When an ambulance goes by, he feels compelled to bark back, and his howl is very similar to the sound of the emergency vehicle.
Apple’s Carplay Is Gaining Popularity As Nine More Manufactures Add It To Their Vehicles […
Apple's CarPlay is an in-dash communications and entertainment system that does just about everything you need to do while driving with just a touch of the screen and a swipe or scroll. It will now be offered by nine additional car manufacturers.
The Mohawk Valley Health Care Center in Ilion Wins The McDonald’s Workplace of the Week
Congratulations to Mohawk Valley Health Care on winning lunch from McDonald's as our latest Workplace of the Week.
This Old Spice Reservation Commercial Is Just as Creepy as Their Other Ads [VIDEO]
What is it with Old Spice and creepy commercials? We've seen moms slithering in and out of view singing "old spice, look what you've done." And now we see a hairpiece taking charge of a reservation situation. Creepy!
An Update on The Women Who Allegedly Abandoned a Baby On the Subway in NYC [VIDEO]
Some people should just not be allowed to have or take care of children. The New York City Police Department were searching for a woman who they say allegedly abandoned a baby on a New York City subway platform, but no longer. We have an update.
Rosie O’Donnell Is Returning To The View [VIDEO]
It's now official, Holllywood.com tells us that Rosie O'Donnell will return return to 'The View.' We've been hearing rumors that she'll return to the show but now, it's official. The news of her return comes just after we found out that Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Sh…
This Australian Hallmark Commercial Shows Us Adorable Postman Puppies [VIDEO]
We just can't resist showing you adorable pets on Wednesdays when we feature the CNY Awwdorable Pet Show. Is this not one of the cutest puppy videos you've ever seen?
Did These Women Make a Mistake or Were They Caught Stealing a Canopy on The Beach? [VIDEO]
Was it an honest mistake or were these ladies busted for stealing? This video shows two women allegedly stealing a canopy on the beach, and then attacking the property's owner!
The CNY Awwdorable Pet Show Invites You To Meet Riley and Peanut [VIDEO]
On this edition of the CNY Awwdorable Pet Show, we would like to feature a lovable dog named Riley living with his buddy Peanut at the Stevens-Swan Humane Society who is looking forward to coming home with you!