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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

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Leave Our Clocks Alone!

Hey, Ben Franklin, stick to lightning rods. Leave our clocks alone.

03/13/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: My Misremembered Life Has Been Wild

By John Montone, 1010 WINS If I may say, my misremembered life, has been a wild ride. It wasn’t so much the 99-yard sprint with time expired that gave my high school football team its […]

03/06/2015

Barnegat Bay Frozen Over Jan. 2014 (Credit: Robert Burnaford )

Radio Free Montone: What Kind Of Fool Am I?

So what kind of fool was I? A wet, freezing fool. But I just had to try to catch the setting sun as it hit the ice because who knows if the opportunity will ever arise again.

02/20/2015

Midwives at Stony Brook Hospital, Boccio family celebrate 10,000th birth at Stony Brook Hospital (Credit: Twitter @stonybrookmed)

And Baby Makes 10,000: Midwifery Practice At Stony Brook Hospital Celebrates Milestone

The midwives created a countdown on social media and had been anticipating this birth for a few weeks.

02/13/2015

Bob Simon (CBS News)

Radio Free Montone: Bob Simon And The ‘Other Guy’

We remember Bob Simon as a great reporter. A legendary journalist. A giant in the TV news business. The other guy…well.

02/13/2015

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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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