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 Utica National Kids’ Run is a Great Way To Introduce Children To The Boilermaker
On Saturday, July 13th, 2013 one of the most popular Boilermaker events of the year is happening. The Utica National Kids' Run is in its 25th year and it's lots of fun for kids and parents alike. The event at Mohawk Valley Community College offers kids exposure to the sport of running while introducing them to the spirit of the Boilermaker.
Human Rights Activists Condemn Video Of Syrian Rebel Eating Soldier’s Heart [GRAPHIC VIDEO]
WARNING; You're about to see the mutilation of the body of an enemy of Syria. This is a war crime. This is very disturbing video of a frightening example of Syria’s descent into sectarian violence.
Sadly There Will Be An Empty Seat In The Stands For The Boston Bruins Hockey Game
We at Townsquare Media are truly saddened by the senseless loss of 8 year old Martin Richard during the Boston Marathon bombings. Our prayers go out to his friends and family. Tonight (April 17th, 2013) The Buffalo Sabres will take on Boston Bruins in NHL action and there will be an empty seat where this Bruins fan should be sitting.
Top 5 Cultural Wedding Songs [VIDEOS]
I've been to dozens of weddings in my day as both a guest and as a host. One thing that stands out is that, if you have plenty of Irish guests, the DJ had better play some Bing Crosby and The Chiffons. If there is a significant Polish crowd, polkas are in order and for Italian weddings, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin sound great during dinner. With Culture Fest coming to the Stanley on April 13th,
5 Reasons To Choose A Tax Professional [SPONSORED CONTENT]
So you've got all your documents gathered. You've got your; W2s, 1099s, mortgage interest, daycare expenses, receipts and your copy of last years return. You're ready to load your tax software or hop online and do it yourself this year. Are you sure?
Today’s Job Market Demands a College Degree
During my fathers generation an Associates Degree made you very employable. In my day you needed at least a Bachelors Degree and now for my son, he'd better consider a Masters Degree or better to put his resume on the top of the pile.
The Monthly Unemployment Report Is Delayed By Hurricane Sandy
It appears that the monthly jobs report from the Labor Department that's due out Friday (November 2nd) will be delayed because of Hurricane Sandy. The closely watched report on the unemployment rate and number of jobs created in the previous month will be the last piece of economic news to come before the Presidential election on Tuesday the 6th.
Popular Halloween Costumes For 2012 And Costumes We Would Like to See
The leaves are falling, the air is cooler and the feel of Halloween is in the air. Our son Dylan has his costume picked out already but still I thought I'd visit some stores in the area and create a list of popular selling costumes along with some idea's of what we'd like to see on Halloween.
Buffalo Bills Week 5 Preview – Is This The Beginning Of a Losing Streak?
I was at the game Sunday and it really did look like the Buffalo Bills simply gave up in the fourth quarter. One thing that really sticks out in my mind is while waiting to get past security, a Patriots fan yelled, "Who did you beat? Cleveland and KC? Whipity Doo!" I thought, good point. And now the Bills must take on another tough opponent Sunday, The San Francisco 49ers.
Buffalo Bills Week 4 Preview – Will The Loss Of Morman Matter?
Earlier this week the Bills released Brian Moorman, arguably the best punter in the NFL. He had the best statistical season of his career in 2011 when he finished with an average of 48.2 yards per punt. He's been in the Pro Bowl year after year. Moorman is averaging 45.2 yards per punt this season, but his 32.7 net average ranks 30th in the league. Will it hurt against The Patriots?