Hey there! It's me, Brian. Since you're here, let me tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Albany and currently live there with my girlfriend Samantha and our two cute little doggies named Biggie and Tiny. Adding to the nuthouse is my son Brody who is growing up incredibly fast, but getting more and more talented, funny, and handsome by the day. I feel very lucky to be able to spend time with you in the morning making you laugh, making you think, and sometimes even making you a little angry. But man, it's a privilege to do the show each and every day with Chrissy. I enjoy writing and talking about all things sports, wildlife, Capital Region nostalgia, interesting local people, and any and all of the quirky things I observe while living in the 518. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Escape Retires Nostalgic 80’s Attraction
Some people who have already been to the Great Escape in Lake George this spring have snapped photos of this nostalgic attraction, hoping to preserve a childhood memory. Right now it just looks as if it's "temporarily closed," but this oldie but goodie is permanently ret…
WWE Star Visits Albany 20 Years After Life-Changing Title Win
Back in October of 2000, a packed house at the Pepsi Arena in Albany (and a massive PPV audience) watched WWF superstars The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rikishi, Triple H and Kurt Angle in the third and final event in the "No Mercy" trilogy.
That night, many memories were made and those …
That night, many memories were made and those …
The (Unconfirmed) Dirty Secret of the ‘Red Seat’ on the USS Slater
A vital and historic piece of World War II history sits in her glory, restored and anchored in the waters of Albany's Hudson River. The USS Slater DE 766 in fact, is the only ship of its kind to remain afloat in the entire USA. But until recently, nobody talked about why one of the seats inside th…
$30K Take 5 Ticket Sold in Schenectady County
Check your Take 5 ticket from the New York Lottery. Someone purchased a ticket from a a convenient store in Rotterdam Junction for last night's drawing and whoever won is sitting on some pretty serious money right now and they may not even know it.
Albany Sheriffs Looking for Person Who Shot Dog in Head
The Albany County Sheriff's Office released information on Wednesday about a dog they say was found in Berne and left for dead. According to the authorities, the dog was left in a ditch to die after it had apparently been shot multiple times, including one to the head.
It's as heartbreaking as it it…
It's as heartbreaking as it it…
Capital Region Residents Make Extraordinary UFO Claims
A few weeks ago, while driving into the radio station on Friday morning April 2nd, at approximately 4:55 AM, I saw something in the sky over the Schenectady County Pine Bush. There were two bright lights, one in the upper east and and another upper west quadrant of the trapezoid-shaped object. As I…
Troy Police: Drive-By Shooter Strikes Young Boy in Home
A drive-by shooting in a residential part of Troy resulted in a young boy being hospitalized on Monday afternoon. Troy Police say the 11-year-old was inside his home when the gunshots rang out. Let's all hope for his family and the community's sake, he's okay.
Area Flight Trampoline Park Permanently Grounded
An area trampoline park known for high-flying family fun, has unfortunately taken its last flight; citing COVID-19 as the reason for their sudden shut down.
140,000 Plus in Capital Region Without Power
The powerful storm that swept through the Capital Region yesterday afternoon came fast and furious catching many of us by surprise. Trees were uprooted, power lines came down and sadly, at least two lives were lost yesterday afternoon as a result. This morning, as many people in the Capital Region…
Cape Never Comes Off September’s Hometown Hero
Maureen White-Schock of Ballston Spa is not only on the front lines at Albany Medical Center dealing with the high stress, high demand job of the health care world during the pandemic, but continues her job when she gets home. While she certainly is grateful to be blessed with a wonderful husband an…
Hot 99.1 Honors Dynamic Duo From Castleton
A brother-sister team that run a bakery/cafe in Castleton were honored as the August Hometown Hero on Hot 99.1.
UA’s New Logo is Straight Fire [PIC]
Even without the return of athletics until at least the Spring, the University at Albany gave us something to be excited about with the reveal of an updated logo and mascot that looks freaking awesome. I never had an issue with previous "Damien the Dane" it was a nice looking mascot but i…
July’s Hometown Hero is Hardworking EMT x 3
Beau Dushane from Catskill is July's Hometown Hero. He holds down not one or two, but three different jobs for ambulance companies down in the Catskills!
Local National Grid Impostor Robs Elderly Man
Police say a local man was arrested and charged for dressing as a National Grid employee and entering and burglarizing an elderly man's home.
Hot 99.1 Honors Mom & Son Dynamic Duo
Laurie Barrett and her 17-year-old son Brandon from Mechanicville are June's 2020 Hometown Heroes. What an absolute pleasure it was getting to know these two very philanthropic, caring people. It's nice to know that during these trying times, people are using their extra time for good, esp…
Mechanicville Hero Turning Dreams into Reality
May's Hometown Hero sounds like one of the most generous and kind men you'll want to know. His name is Jim Welch and he's from Mechanicville. Jim does something truly unique for children in need by offering up the gift of a comfortable place to sleep...
Latham Man Shops w/ Traffic Cone on Head (Video)
We've all seen some pretty creative ways people have been covering up their face during the pandemic, but this Latham man takes the cake.
April Hometown Hero Makes Miracles For Our Military
Join us in celebrating Melody, the Director of Veterans Miracle Center. When we called about the award, she was busy doing a million things for our Vets.
Schenectady Bear Defiantly Dismisses Social Distancing
A black bear bear was caught on tape curiously sniffing around on a man's front porch in Schenectady County on Sunday night. Local residents are wondering where the migrating mammal was off to next and why it wasn't practicing proper social distancing?
Our March Hometown Hero Cares for Kids with Kindness (and a Cart)
Christopher Fain from Albany is our March 2020 Hometown Hero for the volunteer work he does at Albany Medical Center.
Meet Captain Mom-Erica, Our February Hometown Hero
Erica Debie is an amazing mom, volunteer and captain of the Ballston Lake Fire Department. She's also is our February Hometown Hero!
This Latham Woman is a True Hero for Helping a Friend with Cancer
Nichole Naccarato from Latham is the Hometown Hero for the month of January. We're excited to share how she's making a difference!
December’s Hometown Hero: House Full of Love
The Benoits built their enormous family on love, kindness and compassion. They have five biological children and seven children they adopted.
Party with ‘Snooki’ T-Giving Eve in Saratoga
"GTL" which in the world of MTV's Jersey Shore is an acronym for gym, tan, and laundry, may have a bit of a different feel next week. Next week, "GTL" may stand for things like gravy, turkey, and leftovers or perhaps grandpa, triptafen, and loud (snoring)? Next Wednesday night, a…
November Hometown Hero Is 9-Yr-Old Grappling Cancer
Cody Alessi from Stuyvesant has created TAP Cancer Out and he hustles to raise thousands of dollars while competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments.
God Bless Homer: 88-Year-Old Hometown Hero
Homer LaVoie from Schodak is an 88-year-old Navy Vet and is our Hometown Hero for October.
Proud Teen Nominates Dad As September’s Hometown Hero (VIDEO)
15-year-old Aiden from Guilderland wrote in asking that his father, Matthew, be our Hometown Hero for September. We were happy to call and speak with Matthew on his day off to tell him the great news, which he humbly accepted.
Proud Marine Mom Honors August Hometown Hero (Audio)
Penny Bartlett from Colonie is the proud Marine Mom of 26-year-old Ian and she wrote to us hoping we'd honor him as August's Hometown Hero. Mom also told us that her son may be slightly uncomfortable with the 'fanfare' that comes along with it and decided to spend a fe…
Our Emotional Call To Remarkable July Hometown Hero
Chrissy and I have had the pleasure of contacting our Hometown Hero each month for nearly three years. We have never had a phone call quite like this. Frank Lockwood from Coxsackie is a man of true character and integrity. He's a priest, addictions counselor, volunteer firefighter, and to top it o…
I Went Down The UFO Rabbit Hole And There’s No Turning Back
Last weekend a buddy of mine turned me on to a few documentaries about Area 51, alien spacecraft, the Air Force and Navy pilots who've witnessed 'something crazy in the sky' and one man in particular; his name is Bob Lazar. I've always considered myself somewhat of a skeptic on anything, not just U…