Friday, May 20th, 2016


6 AM Hour

We recap the top news stories from yesterday and through the overnight.

We talk about the passing of CBS News' Morley Safer.

The heroin epidemic has hit home for the staff at WIBX.  A 24-year-old niece of former WIBX sportscaster Brent Axe has died because of an overdose.

Willie Waffle reviews this week's movie releases.  He reviews "Angry Birds," "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," and "The Nice Guys."   He says that "Angry Birds" is, surprisingly, the best of the bunch.  He gives it two and a half waffles.  "Neighbors 2," he says is stupid.  "The feminist angle falls so flat."  He gives it one waffle.  Of "The Nice Guys," starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, Willie says "I may be the one person on the planet who does not like this movie."  He gives it one waffle.

7 AM Hour

JoJo tries his hand at probably our worst contest ever.  He still wins tickets for the WWE event at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

We speak with Blake Bellinger about water levels at the Hinckley Reservoir.

Happy birthday to:

  • Michelle Collis
  • John Merchant from New York Mills
  • Walter Mielnicki from Deerfield

Walter gets the certificate for a birthday cake at the Florentine Pastry Shop in Utica.

Josh from Ilion plays today's Free Money Question of the Day.

We continue our discussion with Hinckley Reservoir landowner Blake Bellinger.  Assemblyman Marc Butler calls to say that the Hinckley Reservoir is an "unsteady supply" of water for all ot its propsed intended uses.  He says that the Mohawk Valley Water Authoritiy has recognized this and adds, "In the spirit of regionalization we need to sit down and talk about a plan for that water..."


The heroin epidemic hits closer and closer to home.

8 AM Hour

Mohawk Valley Health System Stroke Program Director Angie Roche join us in studio to talk about Stroke Awareness month.  She draws attention to the fact that strokes are "sudden," and the symptoms are characterized by their sudden onset.

Fox News' Eben Brown is on talking about efforts in Oklahoma to outlaw abortion.  The legislature there has passed a bill which makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion.  There is no word yet on whether Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican who has campaigned on a platform which includes an anti-abortion stance, will sign the bill.

We talk about the fact that we do not run stories with news from social media.


Cort from Utica calls in to try his hand at the Free Money Question of the Day.

We talk with Antonio Faga about the "sensational Tri-Willow murder case."  A holistic doctor in her 40's, Teresa Sievers, was bludgeoned to death in her home.  Faga, whose client is Dr. Sievers' husband, Mark, says that there is no evidence to corroborate statements made by co-defendant Curtis Wayne Wright, Jr., who has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence.  Wright, Jr. is being charged along with Jimmy Ray Rodgers for Dr. Sievers' death.  The tragedy, Faga says, is for the two children who have lost their mom but also their father right now.



Enjoy your weekend!