As we look back on 2011, here is a countdown of the top stories we covered on Lite 98.7 in the last year.

  • 10

    Utica-Rome Named one of the Top 10 Saddest Cities in the US.

    At least we're not as depressed as those sorry folks in Ashland, Kentucky, who topped this year's list of saddest metro locations, but we weren't very far behind.

    Hotel Utica
  • 9

    The Haunting of Starr Hill Road

    The first of 4 articles from our CNY Paranormal series to appear on our year-end survey of top stories is this one the explores unexplained happenings in the Starr Hill area near Remsen and Trenton.

    flickr user dougtone/Creative Commons
  • 8

    A 'Facts of Life' Reunion

    Mrs. Garret's girls from 'The Facts of Life' reunited for the 2011 TV Land Awards. Dave Wheeler had this scoop.

    NBC
  • 7

    Hauntings on the Rails

    The Shadowchasers, our CNY Paranormal experts, explore why transient locations like railway stations are a hotbed of paranormal activity.

    flickr Creative Commons/Russ Nelson
  • 6

    Saratoga Springs Lip Dub

    The community of Saratoga Springs created a video that went viral earlier this year when they used a medley of songs from the group Train to create a lip dub.

    YouTube
  • 5

    Would You Stay in a Haunted Location?

    This story in our CNY Paranormal series asks the question, if you knew a hotel, house or bed & breakfast was haunted, would that make you more or less likely to spend the night there?

    Michael D Martin/Flickr Creative Commons
  • 4

    Haunting Along the Erie Canal

    Another article from our popular CNY Paranormal series to make our year-end countdown is this essay on haunting associated with the Erie Canal.

    flickr user dougtone/Creative Commons
  • 3

    The 30 Day Facebook Challenge

    Ever notice when everyone on Facebook starts posting similar things or changes their photo to the same theme - you can bet there's another Facebook theme started. Back in February, there was the 30 Day Facebook Photo challenge. Dave Wheeler took a look at what you were supposed to do each day during the challenge.

    Photo by Dave Wheeler/Townsquare Media
  • 2

    Black Friday Brawl at Wal-Mart

    This video from a Wal-Mart in Michigan was our second most viewed story of the year. We had a near-riot at the Rome Wal-Mart, too bad it wasn't captured on video for posterity like this one.

    YouTube
  • 1

    The Top 10 College Degrees that Don't Pay

    In May, Trudy took a look at a survey of the top college degrees that don't pay off. No surprise to us here at the radio station that media/journalism topped the list.

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