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.”
The 5 Year-Old Girl Who Got Stuck In a Washing Machine Is Out of The Hospital [VIDEO]
How does this happen? How does a 5-year-old girl in Texas manage to climb into a washing machine and spin around and around before someone notices? She was spinning on high for several minutes!. Police don't know how the girl ended up in the machine or who was watching her at the laundromat, bu…
What Happens When The Goo Goo Dolls Get Interviewed by a Kid? [VIDEO]
Well isn't this just a perfect combination for me, Mark Richards. I enjoy watching children learn and grow, and I love The Goo Goo Dolls! Here is a new idea that I hope will expand throughout the music industry. It's called 'Kids Interview Bands' and one of it's earliest seg…
SNL Stars Return to Assist Aaron Rogers in Latest State Farm TV Ad [VIDEO]
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers may not have been able to get it done in week one of the 2014 NFL season against the Seahawks, but he gets it done in his latest State Farm Insurance commercial. It also features two SNL characters that you'll look forward to seeing again.
Enjoy a Touching Moment To a Daughter From Her Mom With Alzheimer’s [VIDEO]
Our family is currently going through the experience of watching my father decline from Alzheimer's. On my last visit it was painful to hear my retired father talk about how much 'he needs this job' and the fact that he couldn't remember how many kids he has. Kelly Gunderson of Georgia is going thro…
Buffalo Bills Week 1 Preview – The Fans Are Hopeful
My friends and I are hopelessly optimistic about Sunday's game against The Chicago Bears. Coach Doug Marrone thinks that running back C.J. Spiller will do a great job returning kicks. Remember, C.J. spent much of 2013 battling an ankle injury, so, do you think he can handle this new task? Do Th…
A Tribute To Robin Williams Is Scheduled For September 9th on PBS [VIDEO]
Perhaps you don't watch much PBS, but this is one PBS television event you won't want to miss. “Robin Williams Remembered — A Pioneers of Television Special” will air Tuesday September 9th, 2014, on PBS.
What Do These Utica School Teachers Do To Prep For Day One? [VIDEO]
The bus garages are checking the tire pressure and filling the gas tanks. Books, supplies and welcome back presentations are being gathered as teachers prepare for day one of the 2014/15 school year in Utica, NY. The floors are waxed and the desks are in order for the bell ringing. But just what spe…
The CNY Awwdorable Pet Show Invites You to Meet Chloe [VIDEO]
Lately we've been visiting The Humane Society of Rome for Awwdorable Pet Wednesday. This week when visited we met a special cat that had just arrived to the shelter. Today we'd like you to consider adopting Chloe.
Watch This Adorable Cat Help Clean The Kitchen On a Roomba Vacuum [VIDEO]
Every Wednesday we like to feature adorable pets and this cat wearing a shark costume to help clean the kitchen certainly fits the bill. As Helen was preparing dinner her cat decided to hop on the the roomba robot vacuum cleaner and go for a ride, and it couldn't be more adorable.
Johnny Football Becomes Johnny JamBoogie For Snickers [VIDEO]
Since when does the back-up quarterback get so much attention? With week one of the NFL season just days away, football fans everywhere are ready for that first snap. Fans in Cleveland have high hopes for their back-up QB, Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known as, Johnny Football. He is so popular alrea…
The Body Type Clip From The ‘Louie’ TV Show Helps Us Realize That She Has Feelings [VIDEO]
Let me start with the fact that I agree with Louis CK's position in this clip. This woman is not 'fat.' To me a 'fat person' needs a scooter to get around, and she's getting around just fine. Yet Sarah Baker's character in this clip makes it very clear to Louis and the audience that medium size and …
This Vine Shows an Entire Pregnancy In Just Six Seconds [VIDEO]
The miracle of childbirth is an amazing nine month journey. You are about to enjoy the journey reduced to a six second video from a father who took pictures of his wife during her pregnancy. He then edited them together into a beautifully memorable Vine.