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 15 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I am getting ready to move back to my hometown where my 10-year-old son Ryan will attend my Alma mater. I will be getting married to my best friend, Jenn, at the end of 2021 and we are having a Disney wedding. We love everything Disney and even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie UP. 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.
Corn-diggity Dog! Local NY Festivals & County Fairs a Go
Good news fairgoers! It looks like we will be able to experience all of the county fairs and local festivals this summer. Although last year fairs got creative with drive-up fair food festivals, it's nice to know that we can actually go into the fairs and enjoy what they have to offer, from the…
NY State Museum Unlocks Its Doors & Opens Again
The New York State Museum along with the Library and Archives have finally reopened after being closed for more than one year. That doesn't mean that the staff hasn't been working hard. They have been preparing for the reopening all along. It was nice to see lines, and crowds outside of th…
Perfect Capital Region Night to See Pink Moon
It's supermoon time again tonight. This will be one of only two supermoons this year. It is called the pink moon but it isn't because of the color of the moon, it's because of the flowers that bloom this time of year.
Albany McDonald’s to Become Grocery Store & More
If you are in downtown Albany, you have seen the boarded-up McDonald's on South Pearl Street. It has been closed since 2019 but now there are plans to develop it into a grocery store in partnership with the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region.
Local Volunteers & Wreaths Needed at Saratoga Nat’l Cemetery
Every year there are thousands of volunteers and thousands of wreaths that are placed on soldiers gravestones at the Saratoga National Cemetery. The plan is the same this year but the procedure is going to be a bit different. They need your help. Here's how.
Free Kids Virtual Summer Camps With Microsoft
There are some pretty cool virtual camps being offered for free online through Microsoft including backpacking in the United Kingdom and coding your own video games. Here's how to sign up for your kids.
Great Escape Delayed Opening – Helping the Community
Social distancing restrictions have led to the announcement that Six Flags Great Escape will delay its opening for the season. The theme park has also been assisting the community in many ways during the pandemic.
Albany Schools Need Volunteers
Now with schools being closed until at least April 15th, the Albany City School District is looking for nearly two hundred volunteers to help keep the kids fed. Here's how you can help.
Dollar General Looking to Hire Thousands
In these uncertain times, know that there are stores that are hiring. Dollar General is looking to fill thousands of positions across the country. There are nearly two dozen stores here in the Capital Region.
DWI Crackdown St. Patrick’s Weekend Through March 18
Make sure you celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend safely. The New York State Police will be out in full force to keep you safe right through Wednesday.
Coronavirus Making Gas Prices Plummet
It seems that the only thing anyone is talking about is the Coronavirus. There are many negative conversations swirling around the outbreak. Now there may be a silver lining in the decline of gas prices.
New Year’s Eve Safe Ride Program In Effect
If you plan on drinking tonight to celebrate the new year, Albany County is implementing its annual Safe Ride program for New Year's Eve. There are free rides and discounted rides for all who have had too much to drink tonight. Here are the details.
Full Hunter’s Moon This Weekend
October brings Halloween and a full harvest moon this weekend. Plus it will look bigger and brighter than normal. Here are the details on the best time to see the full harvest moon this weekend.
Northway Construction Ahead Of Schedule
If you have traveled the Northway at all in the past few months, you know that the construction is a nuisance. But you may have also noticed that they have made significant progress. Officials say they are ahead of schedule.
Millions Of GM Vehicles Recalled
There is another major vehicle recall and it affects three point four million General Motors vehicles. Here's what you need to know.
Pizza Hut Closing Hundreds Of Restaurants
In an effort to downsize and focus on delivery, Pizza Hut will close hundreds of its restaurants across the country.
College Tuition Offered For Volunteer Firefighters
A statewide program is being offered for volunteer firefighters to help pay for tuition. It's an effort to attract more volunteers to firefighting. Here's how it works.
You Probably Won’t Get That Equifax Money
Recently there was a major settlement due to a breach from Equifax. You could choose from up to one hundred twenty-five dollars or three years of credit monitoring. Now they are saying you should have chosen the monitoring because you may never see that money.
Will You Accept This Rose? Bachelor Coming To Albany
For the first time ever, the popular ABC reality romance show is coming to the Capital Region with your chance to find love. Here are the details.
“Friends” Collection Coming To Pottery Barn
Twenty-five years ago we met new "Friends" and now to celebrate, Pottery Barn is coming out with housewares inspired by the iconic TV sitcom. Plus you have a chance to win a "Friends" themed trip.
Major Upgrades Coming To Regal Crossgates
An overhaul is coming for the Crossgates Mall Regal Cinema. The changes will be extreme to make the movie experience a much better one. Here are the changes that are coming.
Extreme Heat = Cooling Stations And Extended Pool Hours
We are experiencing an extremely dangerous heat index this weekend and to make sure communities can keep cool, a lot of cities and towns are extending pool hours and adding cooling stations.
Check Your Pantry Before Your Cookout – Recall Alert
Before you have that cookout this weekend, make sure you check your cabinets and your pantry. There is a major recall of one of the essentials.
Billions In Unclaimed Funds – Money May Be Yours
We could all use a little extra cash. It's always fun when you don't even know it's out there. You can check to see if there are billions in unclaimed funds in New York state with your name on it. Here's how.
Sonic #3 Coming To The Capital Region
There was a ton of buzz when the first two Sonic Restaurants came to the Capital Region. Now we are getting a third.
City Selling Old Street Signs To Boost Projects
There is a Capital Region city that has a unique way of funding some programs. They are selling old signage from all around the city at auction.
Baby Formula Recall [PIC]
If you purchased baby formula from Walmart, there is a massive recall of a certain brand exclusively sold there. Here are the details.
Pool Opening In Troy Has Been Delayed
Originally, after many renovations, the Troy pool was supposed to open on July 1st for the summer. But now there is a delay.
“Pay Your Age” Back At Build-A-Bear With New Rules
Last year, Build-A-Bear Workshop did their "Pay Your Age" promotion that caused the store to shut down at Crossgates. They are bringing it back this month but they are implementing new rules. Here's what you need to know.
Summer Relief For Troy Residents Coming Soon
Troy residents have been hoping that this is the summer they will get some relief from the heat. Good news! They will have relief coming in July.