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John Montone

Radio Free Montone: School’s Out For Summer

School’s out for summer. And let’s keep it that way.

06/26/2015

New York City police officers stand guard in Times Square (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Going All Out To Stop The Killing

It is sad to say but as long as the bullet-riddled bodies are found in a few scattered outer borough neighborhoods the murders will make the occasional headlines then fade from our collective memory.

06/12/2015

Dried cracked mud is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015.   (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Water Woes Everywhere

California is parched. Two years with hardly a drop of rain. South Texas, too. Until last week when it rained so hard and so fast cars and houses and people floated away.

06/05/2015

The jerseys for Boomer & Carton's "True Blue" celebrity softball game benefiting the families of three slain NYPD officers. Patches honoring Brian Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are seen above the heart. (Photo by Boomer Esiason/WFAN)

Yankees COO Excited For Boomer & Carton’s True Blue Charity Softball Game

The Bombers grounds crew is busy getting Yankee Stadium ready for Boomer & Carton’s “True Blue” celebrity-studded charity softball game.

06/02/2015

"Late Show" announcer Alan Kalter with 1010 WINS' John Montone. (Credit: 1010 WINS)

Radio Free Montone: Remembering Letterman With One Of His Guys

1010 WINS’ John Montone spoke with longtime “Late Show” announcer Alan Kalter this week about what it’s been like working with Letterman for two decades.

05/22/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Excellence Is In Short Supply

I’m going to sound my age now, but tough. When I was a teenager and I had a job, I did that job right. Even if I didn’t like the job.

05/15/2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: A Week In The Life Of An All News Radio Reporter

On 1010 WINS, the news watch never stops. Here’s a weeks worth of my contributions.

05/08/2015

I  Am Big Bird (Tribeca Films)

‘Big Bird’ Asked To Fly On Doomed Space Shuttle Challenger

If Mickey is the world’s most famous mouse, then Big Bird is the most famous bird. Caroll Spinney, 80, is stepping outside the Big Bird costume in the new movie from Tribeca films titled, “I am Big Bird. The Caroll Spinney Story.”

05/06/2015

Muhammad & Maryum Ali

Listen: Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Describes His Parkinson’s Progression

Learn more about the disease and support research at the Parkinson’s Unity Walk this Saturday in Central Park.

04/21/2015

Close Up Of An Adult Female An Adult Male Nymph And Larva Tick Is Shown June 15 2001

Radio Free Montone: Ticks And Taxes

We are bombarded by bad news. For instance, ticks and taxes. One can kill us. The other? I dunno.

04/17/2015

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Empire State Building To Light In Honor Of 1010 WINS’ 50th Anniversary

On Sunday, April 19, the Empire State Building will go blue, white and gold in honor of 1010 WINS’ 50th anniversary.

04/14/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Shots Fired…Shrug

While questioning folks from different boroughs and neighborhoods about a report that says there has been a spike in murders this year, I was reminded just how commonplace the sound of gunfire has become.

04/10/2015

The first NYC Subway Series in 44 years Oct. 2000 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Sports)

Radio Free Montone: Subway World Series

New York is home to two mediocre major league baseball teams which means the Yankees and Mets could meet in the World Series.

04/03/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Central Park’s Natural Born Killers

The city’s hawk population is thriving and as these killing machines of the avian kingdom will do, they have left the carcasses of squirrels and pigeons strewn about the gardens and grass.

03/27/2015

Jerry Klein (Credit: NYCourtsA2J/YouTube)

NYC Housing Court Judge Jerald Klein Dead At Age 66

Judge Jerald “Jerry” Klein passed away this past Sunday. He was 66.

03/13/2015

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The concourse will soon be home to retailers, as well. (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

WTC Concourse Reopens

A commuter concourse underneath the World Trade Center site that has been closed since the Sept. 11 attacks is set to reopen.

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