Thursday, January 5th, 2017

6 AM Hour

- We discuss the big news out of Griffiss yesterday with JetBlue and Premiere bringing jobs to the area. We also discuss a Twitter battle between Senator Griffo and a female chief of staff for the Governor. A Utica native is in the news again for his upcoming TV series. We also recap stories from yesterday.

- We get an update from FOX New's Rachel Sutherland on Congress' plan, or lack there of, to repeal and replace Obamacare.

- We discuss the son of a Congressman who dabbed in a photo with Paul Ryan at his father's swearing in. Also, it is now illegal to spank your child in France.

- WIBX has a brand new app for Apple and Android. Go to your app store and download it for free. We also talk to our new producer, Kaitlyn, about her being a liberal. She gives her thoughts on the Griffo Twitter battle with a female Cuomo aid.

7 AM Hour

- Branon Lang joins us this morning to give us his first playoff picks of the 2016-17 NFL season. He also talks about the future of the Bills, and their coaching staff.

- Rob and Abby Thrasher are in this morning to talk about the fact that they want to start a non-profit to help people with mental illness in CNY. They also share their story with us, which was touching.

- Before we talk with our big guest of the morning, we try and give away Joe Hobika's money with our Free Money Question of the Day. Our contestant is Sergio. He called Bill out, but let him off the hook.

- Ithaca Mayor, Svante Myrick, has just been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. He joins us to talk about that, and his mission to help the heroin epidemic.

8 AM Hour

- Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente calls in quick to talk about the big announcement at Griffiss regarding Premier Air and JetBlue.

- Paul Tuzzolino is a Utica native and business owner. He is in this morning to talk about his issues with the proposed traffic project and round-about on Oriskany Street. Contact Paul with questions at file@tritemp.net.

- It's our first 'Craft Beer of the Week' segment of 2017 with our man John Naegele from McCraith Beverages. Also, Sarah Grabman is in to talk about a production company she wants to start to help support and empower local communities. To learn more about her efforts, and support the cause visit goo.gl/qTzzYt.

- We are speaking with Brandon Wright about NY's education reforms.