Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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***Today’s Topics***


- The Stewart's location in East Utica has lost it's usage variance, however it's the best bad news that they could've had.

- MLB playoffs last night were uneventful and one of the shortstops hit the first grand slam in Shortstop Playoff history.

- A burglar noticed a security camera and he turned it away from him right into the mirror.

- You can buy the DVD, but Amazon has banned the streaming of Tom & Jerry episodes had a few actual racist moments.

-Leon Etienne is coming In Studio today to give us some big news and do a little trickery.


- Gas prices are going down, yet Bill can't understand why our prices are still higher than everywhere else in New York and the Thruway.

- Jim calls up to let us know about something interesting he saw by Culver Ave. There are signs around town that have popped up that says "DON'T Listen to First News with Keeler in the Morning.


- Donna calls up to talk about the signs, gas prices, and Ebola.

- Dierks Bentley is a country artist and talks about how he hadn't truly become a man until his kids were born.

- Steve Harvey is going to be featuring Paula Dean on his show today to talk about how she is going to help with his mentoring project.

Ray Stagich - The Weather Channel

- Ray delivers the Weather Channel forecast and we talk about his love of winter again.

Peter Franklin - Gabby Cabby

- Peter delivers the true tales from New York City. He is the last English speaking cab driver and gives the best tour in the city.

- We hear some tales from Peter including the Dumbest Crook, Dumbest Mayor, and more!

- To Get All Of His True Tales Visit His Website:

Ed Welsh - AAA and Auto Talk on WIBX

- We start off our conversation about gas prices. Prices are dropping but not like we'd like.

- Ed talks to us about gas zoning, which is a retail gasoline sales strategy.

- We also talk about gas station member programs and prices.

- But we also talk to Ed about The AAA Travel Expo on Saturday, October 4th from 10am - 3pm. That's taking place at the Holiday Inn on Burrstone Rd. in New Hartford. You can have your passport photo taken, you can get a free battery and electrical check on your vehicle, and more!

They Say It's Your Birthday...

  • Kennen Eksic from Utica
  • Sarah Milograno from Marcy
  • Joe Duffy (Belated)
  • Kody Drake (Belated)

Congratulations to Kennen Eksic from Utica! You win the cake from the Florentine Pastry Shop.


- We have a few more guesses for our weight loss challenge and Andrew did not get picked in this grouping.

Leon Etienne - Big Announcement

- We talk with Leon Etienne about Wizard Wars and his television career which is taking off.

- He does a little magic for us and we will talk to him to him coming up after the break.

Continuing with Leon Etienne

- Leon does an amazing card trick with a fresh deck and a missing card! You can see the video in our show notes later today.

- Leon and Romy will be at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom for "Magic Rocks." It's taking place on Friday, October 17th, 2014. Get your tickets:

Father Joe Salerno and Ed Gunn

- Ed Gunn and Fr. Joe Salerno are in today to talk about the Pumpkin Carve that is taking place at Murnane Field. The event is October 9th - 11th from 5pm-9pm. The event admission is $2 per person or $10 Max per family. There will be all sorts of prizes, awards, food, fun, haunted trail and maze.

- Fr. Joe also weighs in on the issue of eulogy and church policy on eulogy. He didn't speak specifically to the situation in Frankfort, however he did give a good perspective.

- Surprisingly, Mike calls up. Mike is a family member of the woman whose funeral was ended before it began. What was thought to be just church policy actually was a priest that went off on the family.

Mike Patrei - "Unspoken Film Festival"

- Mike Patrei is in from the "Unspoken Film Festival. These films are about true stories. It is an International Human Rights Film Festival. This year they have a great selection of compelling films from around the globe.

- The event is taking place October 2nd - 4th. The event is taking place in Utica and Rome at various locations. If you want more info and tickets visit:

John Naegele - McCraith Beverage

- It's Craft Beer of the Week time! Naegele is in with a Founder's Porter. Andrew refuses to drink it due to the weight loss challenge.

Rick Lewis - WUTR/Zombie Walk

- Rick is in to promote the Zombie Walking happening in Utica. Jeff and Andrew get Zombified and the Morning Show crew will shoot a scene for the Utica Zombie movie.