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Mark Richards

I'm a Buffalo native and a Buffalo Bills / Buffalo Sabres fan. When I'm not watching the Bills or Sabres on TV with a plate of homemade Buffalo wings, I'll be watching "Judge Judy" or working on my latest do-it-yourself project at my home in North Utica. There are many reasons why you should start your day the Lite way with me Mark Richards. You'll hear the best variety of lite favorites and you'll get the most music in the morning. You never have to wait very long for the day's weather forecast. We provide information updates every half-hour. You can win great prizes with Mindbender Trivia, at approximately 6:50 AM. I'll run down the birthday list every morning at 7:40 AM. We'll kick off the No Repeat Workday every morning at 8 AM with the 80s at 8 and the commercial-free music hour will start about 8:50 AM. During the winter, we'll have school delays and closings on-air and online. I promise, no "blue humor" you'd be embarrassed to explain to your kids! And now, my most recent blogs for you to enjoy.
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Broadway In The Finger Lakes Is Coming To The Auburn Public Theater

There is no shortage of great entertainment in our great state of New York. Not far from The Mohawk Valley, between Syracuse and Rochester, you'll find the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse at Emerson Park in beautiful Auburn, New York. This picturesque part of the great Finger lakes region is the place to be for great entertainment.

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This 8 Year-Old Fulfilled His Promise To His Father 25 Years Later [VIDEO]

In today's dedication to awesome dads we'd like to share the story of the 8 year-old who promised his dad that he would get him his dream car for his 57th birthday. We all make big promises to dad when we're little and so did Mike King. When he was just 8 years-old he told his father that he would get him his dream car for his 57th birthday. A 57 Chevy Bel-Air...and he did!

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You’ve Got To See What This Boy Writes His Mom From Summer Camp

Do parents send kids to summer camp anymore? I don't know of anyone who's gone, past or present. Well, this mother of an eight year-old decided to send her son to a summer camp even though it would be the first time he had been away from home for more than a night. You've got to read the letter he sent his mother. It's reminiscent of the Allan Sherman 'Hello Muddah/Hello Faddah' novelty song of 1963.

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This School Janitor Is Off to Italy to See Deployed Son Thanks To The Students [VIDEO]

When I was in high school I took great pride in organizing a rock concert in our auditorium to raise money for uniforms the school's football team needed. We raised $1000, which was a lot of money for the 80s. These students also took great pride in raising money so that janitor Rickey Spaulding could go to Italy where his son is stationed. They clearly are in the Father's Day spirit.

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This Awesome Dad Turns His Son Into a Human Drum Set [VIDEO]

For today's dedication to awesome dad's, we'd like to share with you a video of a dad using his son as a human drum set. Watch as his father plays him like a variety of percussion instruments. It sounds amazing and it’s hard to believe that= all those sounds are coming from this little boy.

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Enjoy New York State Wines and More With ‘Wine In The Wilderness’ at The Utica Zoo [VIDEO]

The weather should cooperate perfectly for Wine in the Wilderness, tomorrow, June 7th, 2014, at the Utica Zoo. We spoke with Molly and Andria from the zoo so that you'll have complete details on this big event. They're featured in the video.

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Yankees’ Manager and Baseball Legend Don Zimmer Passes Away at Age 83 [VIDEO]

He spent over 60 years in baseball. Don Zimmer was a player, a manager, a coach and an adviser for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Mets, Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays. He even helped manage the 1978 Boston Red Sox. In 1989 Don Zimmer helped lead the Chicago Cubs to a surprising division championship.

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How Dads Can Influence Their Daughters To Explore Ambitious Careers [VIDEO]

For today's dedication to daddy, here's how dad's everywhere can inspire their daughters to explore careers from which they have traditionally been excluded from. I grew up with two brothers and no sisters. I've been blessed two sons, but not a daughter. I couldn't even begin to tell you how to inspire ambition in your daughter but, this expert can.

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Another Central New Yorker Becomes an America’s Got Talent Hopeful [VIDEO]

Robert Channing grew up in Newport, New York and now resides in the Utica suburb of New Hartford. This Central New York based entertainer creates extreme action art and is a mentalist who auditioned for America's Got Talent recently. He stopped by the TSM studios yesterday for a round of interviews with our stations. Listen in as Robert chatted with morning man Mark Richards.

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