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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.”
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Watch This Fireworks Display Filmed From a Drone Aircraft [VIDEO]

This video shot in high definition is truly spectacular. If you didn't get enough video of the fireworks we enjoyed in the Mohawk Valley recently, just wait until you see this display shot from above with a DJI Phantom 2 drone aircraft.

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Count The Illegal Turns Made Within an Hour Into This North Utica Shopping Plaza [VIDEO][POLL]

Your heading to your North Utica destination driving down Lehland Ave. and suddenly the car in front of you stops to make an illegal left turn into the plaza. Yes, heading to the light and making the left turn and then left into the plaza is too much to ask.

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These Bystanders Were Almost Seriously Hurt By a Flying Rock at an Implosion [VIDEO]

Recently I was edging the lawn near some stones in my yard and one popped up and hit me in the cheek. It hit with such force that if it were a tooth or an eye, permanent damage would be likely. Watch these spectators nearly get killed by a huge flying rock that just misses them at a building implosion. You'll never want to get close to an exploding building again.

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Astronomers Detect a Mysterious X-Ray Signal From 240 Light-Years Away [VIDEO]

Many say we don't any any intelligent life here on here on Earth, but soon we may be confirming intelligent life from many, many light years away. In a new NASA report, scientists have detected a mysterious signal in X-ray data from the Perseus galaxy cluster far, far away.

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Watch Prince Harry Dance With Children With Disabilities To Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ [VIDEO]

One song I must hear on the radio this 4th of July is 'Firework' by Katy Perry. It appears that Prince Harry is also a fan of the song as you'll see in this heartwarming video. It shows him dancing to Katy Perry's 'Firework' alongside children with disabilities in Chile.

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Visit Local Produce Stands For The Freshest Fruits and Vegetables [VIDEO]

Last week I visited my favorite local produce stand near my home in North Utica, NY and I chatted with the girls for a while about locally grown produce. I'm convinced that for the freshest fruits and vegetables, to support your local businesses, and to live a healthier lifestyle, you should visit that local produce stand as well.

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Is That Meat All One Piece Or Has It Been Meat-Glued Together? [VIDEO]

Ewww may be your first reaction to the thought of an enzyme being used to glue parts of meat together to make one larger piece. We found a video from an Australian current affairs television program called "Today Tonight" where they exposed a beef industry secret that may gross you out.

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