Deborah Rodriguez

88rodriguez Deborah RodriguezNo matter which shift you find me on, no matter which CBS station…880 or FM, it’s always a pleasure to keep you up to date on the latest news, get you out of a traffic jam, or tell you what to expect in the way of weather.

All news radio is my heart and WCBS is home. No matter where I’ve gone, I’ve always wanted to come back. I’ve been here since 1991 with a couple of television stints in between.

Before I came to WCBS, I worked at what was then WNSR-FM and MIX 105 doing hourly news updates. My out-of-city training came at WGBB radio on Long Island and before that WHVW in Poughkeepsie, New York. But that’s history! As my college professor Jim Farley once said…this is the medium of the hear and now. Keep listening. We’ll keep you on top of everything you need to know.

Apple Pie Contest Sign - Annandale-on-Hudson - Oct 14, 2011 (credit: Deborah Rodriguez / WCBS 880)

Apple Pie Contest Saturday In Dutchess County

Montgomery Place Orchards in Annandale-on-Hudson (that’s upstate near Red Hook) grows sixty varieties of antique apples, and this time of year, they like to see which ones bake up best.


Apples at Montgomery Place Orchards - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Deborah Rodriguez / WCBS 880)

Fall Means Apples In The Hudson Valley

Autumn has fallen upon us and nothing says fall more that a nice, crisp, tart apple.


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WCBS 880 Special: Rhinebeck’s Fran Kelso On The Art Of The Yard Sale

We’re expecting a bright, sunny, crisp weekend. It’s the perfect weather for getting rid of your old junk, or shopping for someone else’s.


12: Modern Antiquities - Hudson, NY (file / credit: Hudson Antiquities Dealers Association)

Rough Economy Takes Anne McInnis From NYC Corporate World To Upstate Antique Shop

With the economy still in a sorry state, more out-of-work professionals are chasing their dreams and turning them into second careers.


2010 Dutchess County Fair - Rhinebeck, NY (credit: Garret Lown Photography via Dutchess County Agricultural Society)

Stories From Main Street: 166th Dutchess County Fair Is Ready For Business

At the 166th Dutchess County Fair the emphasis will be on the best home-baked pie, the cows and baby pigs.


Milbrook Vineyards & Winery (file / credit: Millbrook Vineyards & Winery)

New York State Wine Industry On The Upswing

The economy may be in dire straights, but there is one industry in New York that is growing by leaps and bounds.


Emory University (file / credit: Emory University)

Rhinebeck Teen Eric Rosenzwieg Goes To College To Hopefully Get Into College

This is not your typical college application process.


Shoppers make their way down the sidewalk in downtown Rhinebeck, New York. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

One Year After Chelsea Clinton Wedding, Rhinebeck Still Seeing Boom In Business

You can forget about finding a parking spot in the historic village of Rhinebeck on a weekend and good luck getting a 7 p.m. dinner reservation.


Dictionary - File / Photo: AP

High-Definition TV: Do Viewers Need Pop-Up Vocab Assistance?

WCBS 880’s Deborah Rodriguez spoke with language maven Ben Zimmer.


Dictionary - File / Photo: AP

Dylan The Prophesizer

WCBS 880’s Deborah Rodriguez spoke with language maven Ben Zimmer.


In this Friday, July 4, 2008 file photograph, lifeguards in Wildwood, N.J., watch people playing in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: Mel Evans,file/AP)

Hitting The Beach This Memorial Day, Gridlock Sam Offers Travel Tips

Ready! Set! Travel! (Right now, if possible.)


Pie at Me-Oh-My Pie Shop and Café

Stories From Main Street: Red Hook, NY

This is a story that goes from the opera stage in Europe to apple pie in Dutchess County.


Job seeker Stephanie Wright is seen at a career fair - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 7, 2010 - Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

151,000 Jobs Added In October; Rate Holds

Employers added the most jobs in five months in October, with the education and health care sectors leading the way.


The Sinterklaas celebration in Rhinebeck, NY - Nov 29, 2008 - Photo: Sinterklaas Rhinebeck / Flickr

Stories From Main Street: Rhinebeck, NY

A holiday celebration could be in trouble north of New York City.



Did you hear the interview with New York Times “On Language” writer Ben Zimmer?


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