By John Montone, 1010 WINS
If you’re one of the millions of listeners who wakes up each morning to 1010 WINS, you’re likely familiar with the voice, and tone, of the station’s intrepid reporter John Montone.
Best known for his no holds barred, man on the street reporting, Montone has been getting in the faces — and ears — of New Yorkers for what seems like an eternity.
Montone is ready to add to his repertoire and bring his unique reporting style to print.
So please take a look and listen to John’s new venture: Radio Free Montone — a weekly blog where Montone takes you behind the scenes of news radio in New York City, and gives his observations on reporting in the greatest city in the world.
Labor Day celebrates a movement that has improved working conditions and wages for tens of millions of Americans. But the union executives and politicians who pontificate at Labor Day parades rarely mention the thugs like Jimmy Hoffa who got cozy with the mob and looted the retirement accounts of their dues-paying, lunch bucket rank and file.
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – When I think of this final summer holiday, it reminds me of the men and women I see and often talk to on the streets and in the subways of our city early in the morning.
Some get up long before dawn as I do, others rise with the sun.