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

Utility Poles - West Islip, NY - Aug 18, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

New 60-Foot-Tall Utility Poles Anger West Islip Residents

Newer and bigger is better, right? Well, not if you ask people in one Long Island town.

08/18/2011

(AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)

9/11 First Responders’ Stories Going Into Library Of Congress

More than 135 oral histories will be part of the collection, made possible by Rep. Steve Israel and Rep. Peter King.

08/15/2011

Bethpage Black Golf Course - Farmingdale, NY - Aug 11, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

PGA Considers Long Island’s Bethpage Black For Championship

PGA officials say that discussions about a championship coming this way are impressive.

08/11/2011

The 2011 Levittown Slammers (credit: Levittown Athletic Club)

Levittown’s Ashley Massoni Pitches Perfect Softball Game

Susan Massoni always knew there was something special about her niece Ashley and the game of softball.

08/10/2011

Driver's License (credit: AP)

Sen. Schumer, Officials Push To Stop Fake NY State Driver’s Licenses From China

More and more fake Chinese-made driver’s licenses are ending up in the hands of underage New Yorkers.

08/09/2011

C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University - Brookville, NY - Aug 9, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

9/11 Children Get Help At Summer Camp On Long Island

Many of the youngest children of 9/11 victims feel anxiety, worry about losing their surviving parent, and are now at an age where they’re asking questions.

08/09/2011

Sunrise Highway (file / credit: Google Maps)

Barriers Going Up To Prevent Crossover Crashes On Long Island Highways

Suffolk County is installing steel cable barriers on two of its highway medians in an effort to prevent deadly crossover crashes.

08/08/2011

FILE -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Announces New Program To Help Lift Minorities Out Of Poverty

The Young Men’s Initiative is a bold new program that overhauls how government interacts with young black and Latino men.

08/04/2011

Peacock On Upper East Side (credit: CBS 2)

Peacock Back At Central Park Zoo A Day After Escaping To Fifth Avenue Luxury Building

Apparently the bird grew tired of the high-class digs this morning. It leaped from the ledge where it had been perched, and flew back to the zoo.

08/03/2011

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (file / credit: Nassau County Comptroller)

Nassau County Comptroller Might Back New $400 Million Sports Complex

George Maragos says he supports development of the county hub, but he’s not ready to endorse the $400 million sports and entertainment complex proposal going to a referendum – at least, not yet.

07/21/2011

FILE - Water comes to a boil on a gas stove. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Boil Water Advisory Issued For Parts Of Nassau County

Health officials in Nassau County are warning residents to boil water before using after the dangerous bacteria E-coli was found in the water supply.

07/21/2011

Low-Flying Airplane (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nassau County Residents Complain Of Noise From JFK Airport Planes

Some Nassau County residents describe the noise overnight from increased use of JFK airport’s runway 22L, also known as the “runway of last resort,” as unbearable.

07/20/2011

Brush fire damage at the Edgewood Preserve - Deer Park, NY - Jul 19, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Brush Fire Damages Edgewood Preserve In Deer Park

At the Edgewood Preserve in Deer Park there are long stretches of scorched, brittle ground and blackened leafless trees where firefighters battled a brush blaze on Monday.

07/19/2011

Senator Schumer with local officials at Islip MacArthur Airport on July 18, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Push Intensifies To Make MacArthur Airport JetBlue’s New Northeast Destination

Two million people a year fly in and out of MacArthur and the airport has been looking to increase that number. With JetBlue looking to expand in the Northeast, this may be the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.

07/18/2011

Bunger Surf & Sports - Babylon, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

Summer Business Doing Well For Some On Long Island

Those in the summer fun business on Long Island are feeling pretty good these days.

07/15/2011

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