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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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Vennu Mallesh Brings Us The Ice Bucket Challenge Song [VIDEO]

It was only a matter of time before The Ice Bucket Challenge became a song. Vennue Mallesh is an Indian singer who has become an internet sensation in the West, mainly because many have described his music as 'unmelodious' and 'torturous.' Millions of You Tube users recently discovered his video ‘It’s My Life’' and it spread it across many social networks. Will the same happen for the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' song?

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The Buffalo Bills May Not Have Sammy Watkins In During The Final Preseason Game

The 2014 NFL season is about to officially begin but the Buffalo Bills will first have to finish the preseason tonight, Thursday August 28th verses the Detroit Lions at 7:00PM. Sammy Watkins most likely not play and perhaps he'll miss the season opener as well.

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Dad Secretly Takes Video of His Daughter Posing For Selfies [VIDEO]

My five-year old wants to brush his teeth so they look nice and my older son refuses to grow out his hair. We try to encourage our kids to appreciate their appearance because we believe it builds self esteem. When dad realized his daughter was in the midst of boosting her self esteem with an epic photo shoot of her own creation, he just had to video it.

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Little Caesars Presents The Soft Crust Pretzel Pepperoni Pizza

Hurray for Little Caesars Pizza as they will launch the Soft Crust Pretzel Pepperoni Pizza on Labor Day 2014. It's affordable like their hot-n-ready pies with a $6 price tag. This new creation has a buttered and salted soft pretzel crust as well as Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan and White Cheddar cheeses...yummy!

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Watch Verne Troyor Get ‘Milked’ For ALS Donations [VIDEO]

It's time to enjoy alternatives to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Now, I'm not knocking the cause, just searching for more creative ways of getting donations to ALS. Here is one from actor Verne Troyer, also known as mini-me fro the Austin Powers movie.

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A New York Wedding Venue Has Been Fined For Allegedly Discriminating Against a Same-Sex Couple [VIDEO]

Did you attend a wedding this summer? Chances are that everything went as planned for the lucky couple. Things did not go as planned for Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, a same-sex couple who wanted to have a celebration at an Upstate New York Farm that hosts many weddings and receptions every year...except theirs.

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Smile Along With The Little Boy Hearing a Lion Roar For The First Time [VIDEO]

If you're a bit tired, grumpy or down today, this should lift you up. When this little guy hears a lion roar sound for the first time, he goes from fear and shock to happy and excited in seconds. And that's all it will take to lift your spirits today as well.

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The First Micro-Breweries of Old Forge New York Set to Open by June 2015 [VIDEO]

For a while now we've been hearing about the micro-brewing industry growing in Upstate New York and now the Fulton Chain Craft Brewery Company is planning on bringing a nano-brewery and tasting room to the Old Forge region. Through Kickstarter they are getting the message out about their craft brewery plans. They are also looking for investors.

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