An avid fan of the New York Mets and New York Giants, I love to play golf (I stink at it tho), but I care much less about my hobbies since becoming a father in 2015. See a smile on my face? I'm probably thinking about spending time with my son. My radio career began as a board operator. An ability to provide an objective voice has led to many opportunities with Utica's first radio station. I've worked as a news reporter, news director and now Brand Manager of WIBX 950 Utica, Rome. Catch me each weekday morning on WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning, or find me on YouTube breaking down the evolution of America's 'big four sports.' I should mention I also watch the Knicks, I'd say I'm a fan, but they don't usually give you anything to root for!
Picente on Cuomo’s Ventilator Order: ‘Not The Way It Should Be Done’
A second Oneida County resident has died from COVID-19. Plus, Picente expresses frustration with Cuomo's plan to take upstate ventilators.
COVID-19 Vaccine? University of Pittsburgh Scientists Think They Have It
We've heard it could take 12 to 18 months to find a COVID-19 vaccine, but Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh think they might have it.
13 More Test Positive in Oneida County, Raising Total to 68
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said the number of positive cases continue to grow in Oneida County. “The virus is out there and the precautions we put in place need to be adhered to,” Picente said. There were a total of 15 cases that tested positive in the county…
Oneida County Upto 55 COVID-19 Cases; New Restrictions in Place
Picente is issuing an order closing all county campsites closed, to include no permitting or activity through July 1, he said.
3 New Oneida County Cases, 2 Hospitalized; Drive Thru Testing Suspended
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oneida County now stands at 10.
All NY State, County DMV Offices Closed indefinitely; Some Services Available Online
In addition, road tests will be suspended until further notice
NY State Goes on PAUSE Sunday Night – What Does It Mean?
An explanation of NY State's PAUSE (which takes effect Sunday 8pm) and the full list of what are considered essential services in New York State.
Picente: No Oneida County Cases Yet; Postpones Local Elections
As of late Monday afternoon, Oneida County still does not have a confirmed case of Coronavirus. However, County Executive Anthony Picente is still urging caution and is postponing local town and village elections scheduled for Wednesday.
All Turning Stone Gaming Properties to Close at 5PM
The Oneida Indian Nation is temporarily closing all three of its casinos effective at 5:00 p.m. today.
Oneida County DMV Offices in Utica, Rome Will Be Closed This Week
County officials have coorindated with local car dealerships to handle title and license plate transfers so that vehicle purchases aren't halted in the meantime, Picente said.
Local Town, Village Elections May Be Postponed – At Least in Oneida County
Local town and village elections scheduled for this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, may be postponed in an effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Coronavirus Now Blamed for 3 New York Deaths; First Case Came Earlier Than Thought
Governor Cuomo now says three people have died in New York State due to COVID-19 infection.