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Derek Jeter and his P72 Louisville Slugger (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: ‘And Now The End Is Here’

You know that black and white Gatorade commercial with Sinatra singing, “My Way,” and Derek Jeter getting out of his car to mingle with his adoring fans under the el before taking the field at Yankee Stadium. Did it choke you up a bit? Well then you must be a sucker. That’s what one sports commentator recently said.

09/26/2014

Adrian Peterson (Photo by Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: National Felons League?

Might that shield the NFL is so proud and protective of some day stand for the National Felons League?

09/19/2014

Firefighters make their way through rubble and debris after the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (Credit: Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Do Not Call Football Players Heroes

By John Montone, 1010 WINS The next time a sportscaster calls a guy running into the end zone a hero, change the channel. I can still see the long line of young firefighters marching into […]

09/12/2014

Instructor Charles Vacca is seen giving a lesson on using Uzi to a 9-year-old girl at an Arizona gun range on August 25, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: I Was Shocked

As for me, after watching the south tower of the World Trade Center vaporize, I am rarely “shocked.” But the story called “Young Shooter” did the trick.

08/29/2014

The 'Stink House,' a former fish processing factory in South Jersey. (Credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

Radio Free Montone: Atlantic City Going The Way Of The ‘Stink House?’

As I navigated my boat, the MOJO, across Great Bay in South Jersey last week I came upon one giant relic and maybe another bigger one.

08/22/2014

Barnegat Bay (John Montone/1010 WINS)

Radio Free Montone: Grow A Lawn, Kill A Bay

I spend a great deal of time in Barnegat Bay kayaking, canoeing, boating and swimming. If it dies, a part of me will die with it. And I won’t be alone.

08/08/2014

(L-R) Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, at Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's 'Sharknado' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: New Yorkers Weigh In On ‘Sharknado 2′

I couldn’t have done it without Toni-Roni, Raji, Mohamed and Mike.

08/01/2014

A child holds up a sign outside of the Bethel Baptist Church before the funeral for Eric Garner on July 23. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Taking Sides In Eric Garner’s Death

Sides have been chosen and that is as regrettable as it was predictable.

07/25/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Jersey City Cop Killer Was A THUG

Had I been reporting the story, I would not have mentioned his name there — by denying him what he craved most. In fact, when I returned to work Wednesday morning I took to referring to the cold-blooded cop killer as the THUG.

07/18/2014

(credit: Mary Montone)

Radio Free Montone: My Final Blog…From Here

The rooms are almost barren but for boxes of our belongings. No pictures on the walls, no family photo albums on the coffee table.

07/11/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Everyone Is Right…Until They’re Wrong

So many people are in the know these days.

06/27/2014

Israel Kass' set up in his car that enables him to listen to 1010 WINS. (credit: Israel Kass)

Radio Free Montone: The Things We Do For WINS

Give us 22 minutes and we’ll give you the world — anywhere you are!

06/20/2014

California Chrome #2, ridden by Victor Espinoza,during the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Another Year, Another Belmont Bust

I’ll take Pumpkin over California Chrome any day.

06/13/2014

Neighbors last summer said rats had taken over at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: Swamp Thing

It was a slow news day, during a slow news month and we needed a story with legs. Well, we got what we were wishing for.

06/06/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: How ‘Long’ Will Sea Bright Be?

Sea Bright is beautiful. But how long will Sea Bright even be?

05/23/2014

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