Mike Xirinachs

mike xirinachs headshot Mike XirinachsRadio is my DREAM COME TRUE! It’s never been just a job or profession, no, not for me. A childhood dream come true that literally rescued this inner-city boy from a struggling existance. It’s broadcasting that fuels my passion for life, providing me with daily thrills and challenges that most people don’t get in a lifetime. I most enjoy my work on those special ocassions when presented with the honor of showing my audience how a, so-called, average person is really not so average at all!

Hometown: Boston, MA
Family: Wife, two dogs and 10 brothers and sisters
Hobbies: Kayaking and antiques collecting
Dream Interview: Osama Bin Laden
Most Memorable Interview: Abbey Hoffman and Chase Going Woodhouse (who?)
Favorite Actor: Ian McShane
Favorite Author: Trevanian

FILE - The desk and set where John McCain and Barack Obama sat for a presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on October 15, 2008. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidential Debate Coming To Hofstra University; Businesses Getting Ready

Hofstra announced this week that the university has been chosen to host a town-hall style debate on October 16, 2012.

11/03/2011

Shopping Mall (file / credit: clipart.com)

Fight Against Syosset Mall Is Back On

Over the past 15 years, there has been an on and off fight against a mammoth mall project on Long Island.

11/02/2011

Men feed broken tree limbs into a wood chipper in New York's Central Park, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Crews Working To Clean Central Park From Downed Trees Ahead Of NYC Marathon

Nearly a thousand trees were badly damaged in Central Park by the storm.

11/01/2011

A generator is set up at the site of the Occupy Wall Street Protest at Zuccotti Park in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Fire Officials Conduct Safety Inspection Of Zuccotti Park, Remove Generators And Gasoline Cans

Some protesters said they will try and get other generators to bring into the park, while others said they will look for different power sources, which may not be as safe as generators.

10/28/2011

Main Street Station in Flushing - Queens, NY - Oct 25, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

MTA Canning Trash Bins At Some Subway Stations

What’s a trash-toting subway commuter to do without a garbage can?

10/25/2011

Steve Bellone and Angie Carpenter (file / credit: Steve Bellone for Suffolk County Executive, Carpenter for the County)

Suffolk County Executive Candidates Face Off Again

The candidates for Suffolk County Executive faced off at a breakfast gathering in Hauppauge this morning.

10/25/2011

Job Search (file / photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Attend Jobs Fair In Nassau County

An overflow crowd was in attendance at a jobs fair in Garden City today. There were all ages, all backgrounds, all in search of the same thing – a job.

10/24/2011

Greenlawn, NY (credit: Google Maps)

Some Worried About Proposed Park In Greenlawn

Some in the Greenlawn section of Huntington worry that a planned new neighborhood park would only serve as a problem hangout location.

10/24/2011

Shannon Gilbert (L), Mari Gilbert (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Family, Friends Hold Vigil For Missing Woman Feared Victim Of LI Serial Killer

Family and friends of a missing woman feared to be the victim of a possible serial killer met on a Long Island beach on Sunday for what would have been the woman’s 24th birthday.

10/23/2011

Sagamore Hill - Cove Neck, NY (file / credit: Wikipedia)

Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill Closing Soon For Years Of Work

Sagamore Hill, the 125-year-old Long Island home of late former President Theodore Roosevelt, is getting some much-needed fixing. It will be closed for three years.

10/21/2011

Made in USA (credit: AP)

Rep. Steve Israel Wants National Parks To Sell Only Items Made In The U.S.A.

Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island says that one way to slow the sale of made in China products here in America is to prevent them from being sold in our national parks.

10/20/2011

Westbury Village Seal

Westbury Residents Warned Of Scam Artists

Authorities say suspected door-to-door scam artists are likely casing homes and targeting people for robberies.

10/20/2011

An AirFrance Airbus A380 approaches JFK International Airport - Queens, NY (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Long Island Airspace To Get More Crowded As New Flight Patterns Take Off

The roar of jumbo jets taking off and landing will be more common over Nassau County when new airport flight patterns kick in on Thursday.

10/19/2011

Union workers rally against Nassau County layoffs - Mineola, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Workers Rally Against Nassau County Layoffs; Mangano Rips Union Leaders

Several thousand unionized Nassau County workers rallied outside the County Executive’s office in Mineola to protest his proposal to layoff hundreds of employees to balance the budget.

10/17/2011

A sign indicating a red light camera - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Crashes Reduced At LI Intersections With Red Light Cameras

Red light traffic cameras in Nassau County have reduced traffic accidents an average of 12-to-16 percent at 40 intersections.

10/17/2011

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