Tuesday, June 14th, 2016


6 AM Hour

We recap yesterday's NY22 GOP Congressional District debate between George Phillips, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, and George Wells and hosted by WIBX.

The world remains in mourning for the 49 victims of the Orlando terrorist attack.

Rachel Sutherland from Fox News joins us to talk about the Orlando shooting.  Who can spot signs of radicalization?

Caller David in Whitesboro calls in to talk about the rifle that was used. He says that, although the weapon in the Orlando attack has not yet been identified, he hopes that Remington Arms will not be "vilified for making a perfectly legal commodity."  He calls it "gun racism."

Caller Bob calls in to ask about how the federal government can keep track of the number of bullets someone purchases.

Thomas in Columbia Center tries to win today's Free Money Question of the Day for $300.

7 AM Hour

Should people be allowed to carry concealed guns into a nightclub.

There are new rules in the NFL regarding the coin toss...well, now there is a rule.

Political analyst John Zogby joins us to talk #Elections and #Election2016.  Of the candidates' reactions to the shooting in Orlando he says, "We're so polarized...each candidate feels compelled to use (the situation) to appeal to his or her base..."

The interview takes a personal turn when Zogby says, "I've come to grips with the fact that guns are a part of American culture."

Zogby also weighs in on the race for New York's 22nd Congressional District seat.  He says that Cluadia Tenney gets forty percent of the vote just by showing up.

Tom calls in to talk about Orlando and the AR-15, which he calls "a nearly perfect anti-varmint gun...especially for coyotes..."


Assemblyman Marc Butler talks about the cancellation of yesterday's press conference at Remington Arms to discuss incremental steps toward defeating the New York SAFE Act.  His bill, which we have previewed before, would effectively separate upstate New York from downstate.  Butler has the largest Assembly District in New York and he believes that a legislative separation would work since urban sensibilities are different, he asserts, than those of upstate New Yorkers.  He does not support, he says, the division of New York.

Happy birthday to:

  • Renee Arndt
  • Taylor Stockbridge from New Hartford
  • Barry Tallman from Clinton

Happy belated birthday to:

  • Greg Duffy
  • Pam Duffy
  • Brian Keeler
  • Debra Richards
  • Brianna Santamassimo
  • Taylor Stockbridge

The birthday cake from the Florentine Pastry Shop on Bleeker Street in Utica goes to Barry.  Congratulations!

Keeler does some fact-checking on some of the accusations made during yesterday's NY22 GOP debate.  He takes issue with Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney's remark that she was with her dying mother on June 18th.  His research shows that Tenney was in Binghamton campaigning on that day.

Chubby Checker joins us.  He talks "The Twist" in advance of his performance at The Turning Stone Resort and Casino.  "Every dance celebrates its existence," he says, "because of 'The Twist.'"  Checker - born Ernest Evans - says, "In two minutes and forty-two seconds the dance floor was transformed."  He credits a DJ, Porky Chadwick,  who played the "B" side of the record for making "The Twist" a hit.

Chubby reminisces about Muhammad Ali.  They were friends since Chubby was nineteen years old and Ali was Cassius Clay.  Chubby says he old Ali that he was too good-looking to have people pay attention and Chubby told him that he had to run his mouth.

Did you know that Chubby Checker was the first person to perform the first TV Superbowl halftime show?

8 AM Hour

We continue our conversation with Chubby Checker.


It is Flag Day and Joseph Fraccola joins us to talk about their event. Fraccola is the Military Commander of the Order of the Purple Heart.  He talks about proper protocol for the flying of the American Flag.

Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter is on to respond to some of the accusations made by candidate Michael Daley.  "We are safer in Herkimer County today than we were yesterday," says Carpenter.  His opponent, he says, is focused entirely on revenue.  "My focus, my priority is on public safety...Justice is not for sale in Herkimer County..."  He agrees that, unlike in some races, in the Herkimer County District Attorney's race "you can compare apples with apples" because Daley has previously served as DA.

Fox News' Jeff Monosso talks about the latest sleep study which shows that most of us probably do not get enough sleep.

Caller Rick calls in to talk about his sleep/breathing device.  He uses the "pillows," which Keeler is considering.  Angela calls in.  She has used the pillows but is now using something else, the Amara View.

Hilda from Rome calls in to try her hand at today's Free Money Question of the Day.  She wins a gift certificate from Carmela's Cafe in New Hartford.








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