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.”
The CNY Awwdorable Pet Show Would Like You To Meet Boo-Boo [VIDEO]
Lately we've been visiting The Humane Society of Rome with a camera for Awwdorable Pet Wednesday. This week when we visited we met a black cat that has been at the shelter for a couple of months. Today we'd like you to consider adopting Boo-Boo.
The CNY Awwdorable Pet Show Has a Pumpkin For You [VIDEO]
On this edition of the CNY Awwdorable Pet Show, we would like to feature a great dog named Pumpkin living at the Stevens-Swan Humane Society who is looking forward to sitting out in front of your house!
The CNY Awwdorable Pet Show Wants You To Meet Nova [VIDEO]
Lately we've been visiting The Humane Society of Rome with a camera for Awwdorable Pet Wednesday. This week when we visited we met a cat that has been at the shelter for a couple of months. Today we'd like you to consider adopting Nova.
The CNY Awwdorable Pet Show Wants You To Adopt Cashew [VIDEO]
On this edition of the CNY Awwdorable Pet Show, we would like to feature a lovable cat named Cashew living at the Stevens-Swan Humane Society who is looking forward to coming home with you!
This Halloween House Light Show With Get You Into The Spirit [VIDEO]
This video has been on you tube for approximately three years so chances are you've seen it. If not, or if you'd just like to start getting into the Halloween spirit, check this out.
After 12 Years at Lite 98.7 Mark Says Goodbye and Will Really Miss Utica [VIDEO]
Wow, where do I start? First, thank you for welcoming me into your cars, homes and your workplace over the years and secondly, thank you for making me feel welcome at your events and businesses throughout the Mohawk Valley. If I've played your favorite song, wished your loved one a happy birthday or put a smile on your face, I'm asking for payback...
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Utica Is October 19th
October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' and we'd like to give you the details about the Making Strides of Utica, NY walk. It's scheduled for Sunday October 19th at 8:30 at the Masonic Care campus on Bleecker Street in Utica. They hope you'll join their volunteer family where you can make even more of an impact in the fight to end breast cancer.
Enjoy a Memorable Appearance From Joan Rivers on The Carol Burnett Show [VIDEO]
No doubt that one of the most popular Halloween costumes this year will be of the late great Joan Rivers. In honor of the one month anniversary of her passing, enjoy a few minutes of Joan on The Carol Burnett Show.
This Weeks McDonalds Workplace of The Week Was ElderChoice in Oneida
Congratulations to ElderChoice of Oneida on winning lunch from McDonald's as our latest Workplace of the Week.
This Toy Store Prank Will Have You Never Wanting To Play With Dolls Again [VIDEO]
We've all seen dolls that look life-like. How would you like to see doll babies come to life and jump out the box? These folks visiting a toy store in Brazil certainly didn't see that coming.
Utica’s Master Illusionist Leon Etienne Visits Lite 98.7 For an Update and an Illusion [VIDEO]
If you've been waiting to see a show Leon and Romy, Utica's homegrown illusionists, your wait is over. They'll be at The Turning Stone Resort and Casino's Showroom on Friday October 17th at 8PM. This edition of Magic Rocks features Leon & Romy doing rare and never before seen illusions along with some of your favorites with a rock show edge.
Buffalo Bills Week 5 Preview – A Quarterback Switch [VIDEO]
It turns out that the battle between an experienced vs an inexperienced quarterback continues in Buffalo. The Buffalo Bills have suffered back-to-back losses and so are making a switch at the quarterback position.