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.”
Why I Love The Erie County Fair [VIDEO]
When people ask me, "What did you do on your summer vacation" I'll reply, "went to the fair...all of them!" We even went to the smaller fairs in Boonville and Herkimer. The one I choose as my favorite is in Hamburg NY, The Erie County Fair.
The CNY Awwdorable Pet Show Features Harley [VIDEO]
We're trying something new for Awwdorable Pet Wednesday. This week we visited the Herkimer Humane Society. They have invited us to come in and video the pets up for adoption in Mohawk. Today we'd like you to consider adopting Harley.
Would You Watch a Weird Al Performance During The Super Bowl Halftime Show? [VIDEO]
Perhaps you've seen the barrage of Weird Al’ Yankovic videos on lite987.com from his recent #1 CD. Al recently dominated the internet with his 8 videos in 8 days campaign. Now there is a new campaign to get him to perform at next year’s Super Bowl.
Mom Gets Arrested After Using The Lego Store as a Babysitter [VIDEO]
Here is a chance to salute our son's babysitters. Both Amy and Marcella do a fantastic job with Dylan and they are worth every penny we pay. It seems that this Hempstead, New York mom was looking for good help as well, but she just didn't feel like paying for it. She's in big trouble …
Sivic Solutions Group Our McDonald’s Workplace Of The Week
Congratulations to Sivic Solutions Group on winning lunch from McDonald's as our latest Workplace of the Week.
What I Do That Drives My Wife Nuts [Top 5]
On Monday August 11th my wife Tammy and I will celebrate out 7th wedding anniversary. How she's put up with me all these years is beyond me. Oh yes, there are a few things that she does that drive me absolutely crazy, but by far, she puts up with much more.
Utica Police Honor Two Civilians Who Assisted an Officer [VIDEO]
We wanted to share a story that aired on WKTV recently. It started when Utica police officer John Lomonico responded to a burglary call at a Lexington Place home and soon found himself in need of assistance.
The Rock’s Milk Transformation May Help Help Kids With Beverage Choices [VIDEO]
I have such a hard time convincing my five year-old that he must eat fruits and vegetables regularly if he wants to grow up to be big and strong. Have a glass of milk, no soda or sugar water I often say. Perhaps you can use your child's love of wrestling and this video to convince him or …
‘Happy’ by Walk Off The Earth Is As Good As The Original by Pharrell [VIDEO]
Because you just can't get enough of the hit song 'Happy' by Pharrell we though we'd bring you another version. This could be the best cover version of the song so far.
This Slinky Man Dance Will Make You Giggle All Day [VIDEO]
Here is a video that will both entertain and creep you out. I cracked up when I first saw it and then got a little freaked out. The tune 'a slinky, a slinky' kept running through my head.
Watch This Baby Go Crazy For Katy Perry [VIDEO]
At first you'll see an upset little girl riding in the back seat of the car. It does not look like she wants to be there but, that quickly changes when Katy Perry‘s ‘Dark Horse’ starts playing. This baby girl loses her mind!
Perhaps Her Dog Jethro Should of Been Left Out of The Wedding Photos [VIDEO]
Recently I went to a wedding where the bride had her dog walk down the isle with her. When introduced at the reception a country song called "Like My Dog" played. A little too much most people thought. In this video you'll see the bride also involving her dog, just a little to…