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

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Family Of DWI Victim, Official Want Tougher Ignition Interlock Law

Families of drunken driving victims and lawmakers are teaming up to try to pass a tougher DWI law.

10/16/2011

Solar-powered carport outside the H. Lee Dennison Building - Hauppauge, NY - Oct 13, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Opens Solar Carport In Hauppauge

Suffolk County is continuing to try and lead the way in renewable energy with the opening of a new solar energy project in the county seat.

10/13/2011

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Accident Shuts Down Part Of The Long Island Expressway During Morning Rush Hour

The Northern State Parkway is swollen with runoff traffic. The accident near Exit 41 shut down traffic since 3 a.m.

10/12/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer proposes a 'Bill of Rights' for LIRR passengers on Oct. 10, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Charles Schumer Proposes ‘Passenger Bill Of Rights’ For LIRR Riders

Schumer wants more to be done to help commuters navigate the system and stay informed during service changes.

10/10/2011

Belmont Park - Elmont, NY (file / credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Latest Idea For Nassau Coliseum: Relocation To Belmont Park

The task force assigned to figure out how to plan a future for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum fell apart last week.

10/05/2011

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (file / credit: Edward P. Mangano on Facebook)

Proposed Nassau County Budget Cuts Becoming Clearer

These are dire fiscal times for Nassau County and what might be done to fill the budget gap is now coming into view.

10/04/2011

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (file / credit: Edward P. Mangano on Facebook)

Ed Mangano Promotes New Nassau County Property Tax Payment System

Nassau County is implementing a new property tax grievance system that settles disputed assessments before payment.

10/03/2011

Autronic Plastics - Westbury, NY (file / credit: Autronic Plastics, Inc.)

Long Island Plastics Company Blames China For Business Decline

e vice president of Autronic Plastics in Westbury estimates his company has lost some 90 percent of its emergency exit sign business to China.

10/03/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer: China’s ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices Costing New York Jobs

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is trying to build an argument for his bill that would target China’s currency practices.

10/02/2011

LIRR commuters waiting for trains at Mineola (credit: Mona Rivera/ WCBS 880)

Mixed Reaction From Commuters On Smoking Ban At LIRR Stations, Platforms

The new law prohibits smoking in outdoor spaces for ticketing, boarding or platforms of train stations operated by the MTA or its subsidiaries.

09/29/2011

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen from Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Latest Nassau Coliseum Plan Nixed

There have been disagreements and there has been confusion over the mission of the task force assembled to tackle the future of the arena that is home to the New York Islanders.

09/28/2011

Pumpkin (file / credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Expect Fewer Pumpkins From Long Island For This Halloween

Long Island’s all important East End agriculture industry has been hit hard by all this rain and stormy weather of late, and that is bad news for those who want a locally grown pumpkin for this Halloween.

09/23/2011

Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Sudden Closure Of Farmingdale’s Crazy Donkey Concert Venue Shocks Fans

A popular Long Island concert venue has been shut down.

09/21/2011

The United Nations complex is seen on the East Side - New York, NY - Apr 16, 2008 - Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

UN General Assembly Means Frozen Zones, Traffic Headaches

With most of the world’s leaders in town for the annual gathering, security is ramped up. That means frozen zones, escort convoys and more.

09/19/2011

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

Candidates For Suffolk County Executive Meet For First Debate

The candidates for Suffolk County Executive met before the Long Island Association Thursday morning for their first debate.

09/15/2011

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