Friday, June 3rd, 2016

6 AM Hour

We open talking with our very own Andrew Derminio who is participating in the Ride for Missing Children today.  The Utica Observer-Dispatch's Ron Moshier, a frequent contributor to our show, is also riding today.  To donate call: (315) 624.RIDE.

We talk more about The Ride.

Hillary Clinton is on the attack.

We talk about the story of a Houston teacher who was impregnated by one of her 13-year-old students,.an eighth grader.

We talk about Congressman Richard Hanna's critique of Assemblywoman Cluadia Tenney in her bid for the seat he is vacating.

We talk about the downtown Utica hospital project.

Movie critic Willie Waffle reviews movies, and the race for NY22.  He says that the Congressional District race there has taken over the airwaves.

He gives "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5: Out of the Shadows" one waffle.   "Pop Star" gets two and a half waffles.  "Me Before You" with Emilia Clarke gets two and a half waffles.  There are no dragons.

7 AM Hour


We speak with Captain Timothy Bates of the Rome Police Department.  Jason Oates was killed on March 28, 2013.  The 32-year-old was shot to death.  The case is still cold.  A reward for information leading to an arrest is now being offered by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers.  Anyone with information is asked to call: (866) 730-8477.

Mayor Jacqueline Izzo from the City of Rome is on to talk about the fact that Rome is asking for approximately $1.6 million in funding to repurpose the Woodhaven commuity property, long abandoned by the military.

Happy birthday to:

  • Timothy Brown, Jr. from Utica
  • Jesse Captin from New Hrtford
  • Anna DiSpirito from Utica
  • Dolores O'Connor from Utica (She will be 100 years old tomorrow!)
  • Marie Przelski fro Poland

Certificates for a birthday cake from the Florentine Pastry Shop in Utica, New York go to Dolores and Timothy. Congratulations!

Fred Matt is on to talk about the Craft New York Brewers Festival in Utica.

We check in with Andrew Derminio again as they get ready to step off for the Ride for Missing Children.


A tourist, Jody tibbitts, captured video of a woman at Yellowstone National Park who got too close to an elk.

Germ Expert Tricia Holderman checks in with us to talk about all of those germs in swimming pools - yuck!

8 AM Hour

Kevin Bartlett and Lee Arthur from Visions Hotel Group join us in studio to talk about the group's recent purchase of the Hotel Utica.

They also announce the establishment of Chesterfield's Chop House in the hotel.

We tell them that WIBX broadcast from the top floor of the hotel about ninety years ago.  We suggest a floor, or a new home for WIBX studios...

It appears to be headed toward becoming a Doubletree hotel.

Bill Michaels, the owner of Fly Creek Cider Mill, joins us to talk about their new cookbook.  They completed a renovation to the mill in April and have added an educational center to Fly Creek.  The new Fly Creek Cider Mill cookbook is out now.

Karen from Frankfort calls in to try her hand at today's Free Money Question of the Day.














Enjoy your weekend!