I was born and raised in Mechanicville, NY, and have been in radio for over 25 years. I have lived and worked on Long Island in the Hamptons, in West Palm Beach, FL, Buffalo, NY, and Portland, ME. Brian and I have been together for 16 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I just moved back to my hometown where my 11-year-old son Ryan is attending my Alma mater. I married my best friend, Jenn, in August of 2022 and had the most perfect day. The theme of our wedding was based on the Disney movie, "Up". We even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie. We now have two dogs. The newest member of our family is Willie. He looks like a real-live white teddy bear. I am a true crime junky and will watch every Law & Order SVU episode over and over again. (My Dad worked on the show for several years and my name appears on the locker in the squad room in early episodes). I have a very close relationship with my amazing mom, Nancy who is on the show with us messing up song lyrics each week. I will fight anyone, anytime, if you say that someone else or a restaurant makes better eggplant than my mom. Thanks for allowing our personal lives into your world each morning. We hope to give you laughter and fun to start your day.
NY State Just Changed Your Auto Insurance Because of Your Spouse
If you have auto insurance in New York State, there's a new rule that went into effect on August 1st. This rule says that your insurance will automatically include extra coverage for accidents caused by your spouse while they are driving, even if you didn't ask for it.
Can You Anonymously Claim NY Lottery Mega & Powerball Jackpots?
The New York Lottery Megamillions and Powerball jackpots are in the hundreds of millions of dollars and you may know what you will do with all of that money if you win, but can you remain anonymous when you claim it?
This Upstate NY Campground Rated #1 in U.S. to Bring Your Dogs
A new report is out stating that over eighty million campers brought their dog camping in 2022. One campground in Upstate New York was ranked #1 for those who camp with their furry friends.
$1.65 Mil Turnkey B&B For Sale Near Historic Saratoga Race Course
Location, location, location! This is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in a prime area of Saratoga Springs. It is directly across the street from the Saratoga Race Course, near the Fasig-Tipton horse sales grounds, and the National Museum of Racing.
Can You Legally Break a Car Window to Rescue a Dog in NY?
I am an animal lover and there is no more helpless feeling than being in a parking lot and noticing that someone has left a dog in a car with the windows up or slightly cracked. There is no question what you want to do but can you legally break a car window to rescue a dog in New York state?
Heartwrenching Look at Beloved Upstate NY Concert Venue
The Starlite Music Theater opened in 1957 and was a popular venue located in Latham. There were many acts that passed through the Starlite until 1997. It was a 3,000 seat theater in the round. In the 1980s I saw Belinda Carlisle of the Go Gos at the Starlite Music Theater. Kenny Rogers, The Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, Jonny Cash, Run DMC, Diana Ross, and more graced the stage. The Starlite closed its doors in 1998 and laid dormant for years. Then in December of 2012, the Starlite was demolished. Here are pictures of the venue in the summer of 2012 before it was leveled.
Heartwrenching View of Abandoned Hoffman’s Playland
Hoffman's Playland was an amusement park in Latham from 1952 until 2014. Even though many of the rides were relocated to Huck Finn's Playland in Albany, Hoffman's holds a soft spot in many Capital Region families' hearts. Take a look at abandoned Hoffman's Playland.
How You Can Remain Anonymous in NY if You Win Mega Millions!
In New York state when you win a jackpot through the New York lottery, you are usually instant-famous by name. But a fairly recent winner in East Berne walked away with a ten million dollar scratch-off lottery ticket jackpot and no one knows who the new millionaire is.
New Microbrewery and Beer Garden Could be on Tap in Hudson
There could be another brewery coming to Hudson in the winter of 2022. Plans have been submitted to the town of Hudson that would take an unfinished warehouse and a vacant lot and turn it into a microbrewery and taproom along with an outdoor beer garden
3 Lil’ Birds Say Bob Marley’s Son Looking Upstate to Grow Pot Biz
The marijuana business is starting to ramp up in New York state and it seems that everyone is going to try and get growing. There is someone's son who seems like a perfect fit to throw his hat in the marijuana-growing business. He is the son of legendary reggae star and well-known supporter of marijuana, Bob Marley.