Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

 

6 AM Hour

Donald Trump is in town today.

We talk more about the shocking death of New Orleans Saints player Will Smith.

CNY resident Ryan Quinn did well on NBC's "The Voice."  Monaski and Andrew disagree on the progress of Ryan Quinn.  Keeler says that he is amazing but he is too nice, and will get voted off the show.

We hear some of Ryan Quinn's performance.

Rachel Sutherland from Fox News joins us to talk about the topic of waterboarding and the importance of the subject in this year's elections.

Bill Michaels from the Fly Creek Cider Mill is on to talk about the fact that NBC News / MSNBC will  broadcast from their site on Thursday and Friday.  Right now they are in Schoharie County.

Dave from Vernon tries to answer the Free Money Question of the Day.  He wins a gift certificate from Carmella's Cafe in New Hartford, New York.

7 AM Hour

 

Mayor Jackie Izzo from Rome talks about the fact that Donald Trump will be in town today.  He will be at Griffiss International Airport.  She says that it is remarkable that New York is finally relevant in the presidential primaries.  Trump is expected to speak for about forty-five minutes.

We speak with Brian Angelichio, the Green Bay Packers' Tight End Coach.  The Packers are, of course, Producer Andrew's players.  Angelichio is from Ilion, New York, and played high school football in Ilion.  He speaks highly of his early coaches and says that he loves football.  He went on to play football and baseball at St. Lawrence University and then went into football coaching, eventually earning his Master's degree and coaching at Ithaca College.  "It's a results-oriented business...you've gotta love it."  He weighs in on the Will Smith tragedy.  "It's senseless and...it's hard to understand how things like this can happen."

Bill Mongeau and Robin Mongeau from River Hills Properties join us in studio to talk about the increasing demand for property in the Mohawk Valley.

Happy birthday to:

  • David Barone from Whitesboro
  • Mary Bertke from Utica
  • Karen Yousey from Boonville

A gift certificate for the birthday cake from the Florentine Pastry Shop in Utica goes to Karen Yousey.

Townsquare's Lonnie Etter joins us to talk about the Players of Utica's production of "Cahoots," in which he plays the role of Ken - one half of one of the couples "in cahoots."  we will not tell you more...

 

8 AM Hour

Dr. Ahmed Rezk, a graduate of New Hartford High School, is back to the local area and now works with the Slocum Dickson Medical Group.  He joins us to talk about the Zika virus and its devastating effects.  Transmission time varies between men and women.  In most people it results in flu-like symptoms, but for children, infants, and the unborn the disease can cause birth defects and be life-threatening.

The Times-Picayune Reporter Jonathan Bullington is with NOLA.com in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He gives us the latest on the Will Smith shooting case.  Utica Observer-Dispatch reporter Ron Moshier tells Bullington what Smith meant to the Utica community.  Bullington says that Smith was known for the same qualities in the New Orleans community.  Local memorials, he says, have grown tremendously.  He says that there are definitely two communities now who profoundly feel the loss of Smith.

Road rage incidents are certainly on the rise, and the Will Smith case - all coincidences aside - is certainly an indication of that.

Carl Paladino, whom Keeler has dubbed "The Godfather of Donald Trump's upstate New York campaign," joins us to talk about Donald Trump's visit to Rome, New York today. Paladino says that Trump is revolutionary and that this election will forever transform the Republican party.

New York Senator Joseph Griffo is on to talk about his push for the Assembly to pass a bill for health coverage for volunteer firefighters who get cancer...  He met some of the presidential candidates yesterday in Albany.    We ran out of time...he will be back on later in the week to talk more.

Enjoy your day!