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: email@example.com
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…
Rare Home Video Captures 1970’s Memories Of Storytown USA
Eons before Dinosaurs roared in the valley and a decade before the Steamin' Demon, Lake George was home to Gaslight Village, Storytown USA and much simpler times. These were the days of bumper stickers, Jungleland, ferris wheels and tilt-a-whirls. I'm all for whatever the public demands (and busin…
Local Places Where You Can Buy ‘Legal’ Fireworks
As we approach the 4th of July, get ready to see pop-up tents that claim to be selling "Fireworks". They're not. The technical term is 'sparkling devices' and for the record, they're not the big explosives that people in our neighboring states are able to legally sell. With that being s…
3 Local Teenagers Honored For Collins Lake Heroics
Senator Tedisco presented three local teenage heroes with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal on Tuesday. It's a tremendous honor they richly deserve for helping save the lives of two drowning people in Collins Lake, Scotia.
Another Area Bruegger’s Closed For Business
Another local Bruegger's, this one in Albany, suddenly announced Monday that they're closed. Only 9 remain in the Capital Region for this one-time bagel king.
May Hometown Hero Gives Us A Chance To Thank, Hank
This month's Hometown Hero, Henrietta "Hank" Dunn from Duanesburg, was nominated by her friend Betsey. Betsey explained to us all the terrific, selfless work that Hank does in the community and we were blown away. Hank goes out of her way to make sure that women battling breast cancer ge…
Madison VanDenburg & Moriah Formica Announce Show
Madison VanDenburg and Moriah Formica, two of the areas most talented singers, have announced a show together at the Times Union Center in June.
Schenectady BBQ Joint Ranked #2 In All Of Upstate
Schenectady has great food, we all know that. Known mostly for it's outstanding Italian food and pastries, the Electric City appears to be making a name for itself in the world of BBQ as well. A recent survey of Yelp reviews ranked the Top 25 best BBQ restaurants in all of Upstate, …