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

Hundreds Of County Workers Possibly Facing Layoffs On Long Island

Executives in both Long Island counties are proposing budgets that would slash hundreds of jobs, 709 in Suffolk and another 710 jobs in Nassau.


Unemployed Hope To Find Work At Nassau County Job Fair

Nassau County is hoping a series of job fairs will help some of Long Island’s unemployed get back into the workforce.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg greets the first public visitors to the 9/11 Memorial plaza - New York, NY - Sep 12, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

9/11 Memorial Plaza Opens To The Public

The plot of land known for a decade as “the pile,” “the pit” and “Ground Zero” is opening to the public for the first time since that terrible morning in 2001


The U.S.S. New York sails up the Hudson River (with Jersey City behind her) - New York, NY - Sep 8, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

U.S.S. New York Returns To Her Namesake

She rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the Twin Towers and now she’s paying a visit.


House Explodes In Elmont, Long Island

An unoccupied house on 150 Lincoln Street was reduced to rubble following an explosion around 1:30 a.m.


Surfing off Long Beach, NY (credit: CBS2)

Quiksilver Pro New York Surfing Competition Under Way In Long Beach

A surfing competition in New York? Yup, that’s right.


Nassau County Firefighters Museum - Garden City, NY (file / credit: NCFM)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Volunteerism On Display On Long Island

Volunteerism is being honored at a new 9/11 exhibit at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum.


LIPA Races To Restore Power; Gov’t Reaches Out To Irene-Affected Residents

LIPA crews say they have restored power to nearly 300,000 customers in three days and get upset when given an “F” grade by a politician or slammed by customers.


A downed tree - Oyster Bay Cove, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Bill Tynan / WCBS 880)

Many Long Islanders Still In The Dark Days After Irene Passes

The Long Island Power Authority said they will now be calling customers to inform them when their power will return.


School Supplies (credit: clipart.com)

Family Service League Gets School Supplies For Needy Long Island Children

Thousands of needy children on Long Island are getting the supplies they need for the first day of school, thanks to the Family Service League.


Tri-State Residents Shake East Coast Quake Off, Get Back To Normal

New Yorkers are shaking it off. A day after the most powerful quake in decades rattled New Yorkers, frayed nerves are giving way to laughs and “where were you whens.”


Mosquito larvae are seen in a pool in Concord, CA - May 9, 2008 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More West Nile Mosquitos Being Discovered On Long Island

Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.


An Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Nassau County Busts Drunk Drivers Evading Ignition Interlocks

Ignition interlock devices became mandatory for any drunk driver sentenced on or after August 15, 2010. The device requires the driver to pass a breath test in order to start the vehicle.


River Otter (file / credit: Wikipedia)

River Otters Making Comeback On Long Island

Otters have rarely been seen in the region for much of the last century due to hunting and pollution. But in recent years, naturalists have spotted the mammals with increasing frequency.


Town Of Hempstead Wants Fishermen To Properly Dispose Of Fishing Lines

The Town of Hempstead is trying to protect wildlife from careless fishermen and improperly disposed fishing equipment.




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