We opened the show Friday morning shoveling snow in the Townsquare Media Utica parking lot.

Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
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Demonstrated here is the Snow Joe.  No endorsements of the product are in place or implied.

Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
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We have been talking about the machine for several weeks and last night's snowfall gave us the first opportunity to try it in public.  We should note that we have been trying for several days to get in touch with the company. Their customer service number is answered, but no one from their headquarters has returned our call.  So, if you want to place an order you will get through; if you want to talk with an officer of the company it may take a little longer.

Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
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Our very unofficial review is that the Snow Joe shovel works extremely well and is easy to maneuver in areas where you might normally use a shovel.  A snow blower (yes, there is a Snow Joe Blower) is needed when driveways have a more significant amount of snow.

Andrew Derminio tries out the Snow Joe Shovel as well 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
Andrew Derminio tries out the Snow Joe Shovel as well 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
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Davey Smith and Andrew Derminio 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
Davey Smith and Andrew Derminio 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
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Among its benefits is the fact that the Snow Joe Snow Shovel is battery-operated with a 24 V battery, meaning that you have to make certain that the batteries are charged but you do not have to run out to get gas for it.

Bill Keeler Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
Bill Keeler Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
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Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
Snow Shoveling 02042022 Photo Credit: WIBX/TSM
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Although we may have buried the Lite 98.7 van in our efforts, and possibly blow snow toward the building instead of away from it, no property damage or injuries were reported - thankfully - in the shoveling of the snow.  Lite 98.7 is one of WIBX's sister stations and we do not think that Dave and Kaylin are too mad at us.

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