Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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***Today’s Topics***


-The story about the 'Happy Birthday Jesus, We Love You' sign has gone national. We discuss. Later, we'll chat with Utica Fire Chief Russ Brooks and the folks from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

6:35-6:45: Guess who's back? Yup, our man Gallagher

- Gallagher's back in studio. He went 3 of 5 on his picks and ESPN wants him back for another week of NFL picks.

-Keeler wants to auction off Gallagher's table (made locally by Ray Fancet) but Gallagher says 'No' because he needs it for more shows.

-Ray Stagich forecast: It will snow...eventually this week. Cooler temps through the week.

-Again, Gallagher objects to negative news stories. So, Krisitine adds something to her update.

6:45-7:00: It's the comedic exchange program.

- Interested in hosting Gallagher? He has decided to stay in the area and is looking to hang with locals.

Kristine does the news, with a running commentary from Gallagher:

7:10: Happy Birthday Jesus

Utica Fire Chief Russ Brooks, (Jeff Monaski, WIBX)
Utica Fire Chief Russ Brooks, (Jeff Monaski, WIBX)

- Utica Fire Chief Russ Brooks in studio to talk about the 'Happy Birthday Jesus, We Love You' sign. He says the sign has been up for many years since Sept 11, 2001. Additionally, the Thomas More Law Center will defend the city pro bono, if it faced a suit.

7:25 - Birthdays, then Gallagher interrupts the news, again.


- Gallagher is seriously looking for 'host families'. 

7:50-8:00: Freedom From Religion Foundation

-Discussing the 'Merry Christmas Jesus, We Love You' sign. Annie-Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation on the phone. She says she doesn't object to such a sign on private property, but does on a public building.

8:10 Continuing conversation with the Freedom From Religion Foundation

- And, we find out what cases the FFRF has won. Plus, several callers weigh in on the topic.

8:40 Comedian DC Benny in town tonight

- Comedian DC Benny, who a semifinalist on Last Comic Standing, is performing at Hotel Utica tonight.


- Wrapping up with Gallagher for the day. He shares some of what he has to offer, if you will, as he looks for hosts. Yes, Gallagher will come stay with you for a night or two.

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