Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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***Today’s Topics***


- Currently a bombing mission is underway in Syria. It began overnight and this is not an ISIS/ISIL situation. There was another threat against America. Kristine explains the details of the threat.

- Great Britain is not involved and the French are, which is an unusual scenario.

- Rob Astorino was on the show yesterday and made claims against Utica Nano, calling it "Smoke and Mirrors." Immediately after saying that, Brindisi and Picente were quick to come to the defense of their hard work thus far.

- We will hear from Anthony Picente later this morning, however Bill does read his comments from yesterday on the air. Now you have a situation where some local Republicans are going against him.


- We continue of the Rob Astorino comments on Nano Tech.

- If this truly doesn't happen there will be lots of egg on lots of faces.

- Bill could come out and bash this thing and demand the jobs, but Bill believes in this deeply. It's like an apple tree you have to have faith and let it grow.

- What harm is done by giving it a chance and having a little faith.


- We have been discussing the Astorino story for most of the morning, but we will get into a Harmony Speciale story.

- Frank Tallarino was suing the Oneida County Legislature and the judge threw it out. At the democratic caucus Frank allegedly physically restrained Harmony Speciale from entering the room.

- When Andrew tried to talk to her about coming on the show, she said she would never come on the Keeler Show again. We have reached out to both sides.

Ray Stagich - The Weather Channel

- Ray gives us the lowest temperatures in Central New York and Northern New York, but here in Oneida and Herkimer County, we're looking at a beautiful rest of the week ahead of us and we may even have a nice temperature weekend and no rain for possibly 7 days.


- We address concerns of the nay-Sayers about Utica Nano.

- Kristine let's us in on the reporting she's done on the various other NANO sites in New York, specifically in Albany.

- One woman Kristine was talking to in Saratoga had claimed that she would not be in Saratoga for her child in high school, because her and her family would be moving to Utica.

Lara Sepanski Pimentel - Alex Kogut Spell-A-Palooza

- They are holding a Spelling Bee at Daniele's Banquet at Valley View and it will be adults versus 5th graders. It's all to raise money for a great cause.

- We do a little Spelling Bee with Grace and Bill in the Studio.

- The event is this Thursday, September 25th and it is reflection of Alex Kogut's love of reading. We hope to raise awareness of the lack of literacy here in the area locally. The event is 6-9pm and tickets are $30. You can get more information and get your tickets at

Dave Fontaine and Coach Blaise Faggiano

- Dave is the Athletic Director and Blaise is the Head Coach for the Utica College Football Team. They are on to talk about the great start to the Utica College season. They are 3-0.

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media

- Not only is the football team doing well, but Field Hockey is at 6-1 and of course the hockey program has helped to get this going.

- Coach Faggiano talks about the growth of the Utica College Football team and how much he loves the area.

- Gaetano Stadium has some new bells and whistles including a brand new Adirondack Bank Video board.

- Dave gives a lot of credit to the President of Utica College Todd Hutton.

- This Saturday night under the lights is a home game at Gaetano Stadium under the lights against Brockport.


- Bill plays audio from the airstrikes going on in Syria.

- We discuss the foreign policy and what influences the President to give them a warning before we attack.

- This ISIS group is so evil that they will take people off the street and murder them.

- We re-address the issue of Astorino making comments against NANO and Picente's frustrations with that.

- We have to ask if this project will go away if Astorino wins, but then does that beg the question, should we have to vote for the incumbent to keep a project going.

- A lot of this stems from a little bit of potential Westchester County jealousy against Upstate New York.

- Bill says he may not agree with some of Cuomo's politics, but if Cuomo is going to continue to help our area, why not keep that money here and the attention on the Mohawk Valley.

Phyllis Ellis - Oneida County Director of Health

- There are two confirmed cases of the Enterovirus here in Oneida County.

- The story that Phyllis would like to spread is the prevention story. She thinks the important message is to be washing hands, don't share cups, and avoid large crowds especially children when you or your child is sick.

- The strategy of the CDC, The New York Health Department, and Oneida County. Phyllis reiterates the fact that the kids who have the most problems with it are the children with preexisting respiratory illnesses.

- We preview the Harmony story and the confrontation that ensued.

Lisa Philipson - "Take Steps" Walk

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media


- Lisa Philipson is with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Upstate Northeast NY.

- The Upstate Northeastern Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America will host the 4th Annual "Take Steps" Walk this Saturday, September 27th.

- It will be held at the Masonic Care Community in Utica. Check in begins at 2:30pm and the walk begins at 3:30pm.

Oneida County Executive - Anthony Picente

- We address the issue of Astorino's comments about the SUNY Nano being "Smoke and Mirrors."

- Picente talks about how important Start Up NY is for our community and he doesn't believe that people want him to tell them who to vote for, but he has supported the Governor on some things and opposed him on others.

- Anthony talks about their master plan and that's Vision 2020.


- Tucker Carlson from Fox and Friends talks about the new Popeye and how his tatoo and pipe have been removed. We talk about it.

- 21-Year-Old Jasmine Tridevil paid $20,000 to have a third breast added to her body to become less attractive and so that she could fulfill her dreams of becoming a realty TV star.

- We play the audio from the Ravens owners in response to allegations of a cover up.

Wrapping Up For The Day

- A man in Rhode Island appears to have been arrested several times for 4 DUIs in the space of 30 hours.

- Each of the four times led to him going to the hospital.

- 22% Americans that have been laid off are still unemployed.

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