Radio Free Montone

A suspect is seen rolling down the street in a wheelchair after allegedly robbing a bank in Astoria, Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

Radio Free Montone: Yay, Bad Guys!

Admit it. Sometimes you root for the bad guys.

07/03/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: School’s Out For Summer

School’s out for summer. And let’s keep it that way.

06/26/2015

New York City police officers stand guard in Times Square (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Going All Out To Stop The Killing

It is sad to say but as long as the bullet-riddled bodies are found in a few scattered outer borough neighborhoods the murders will make the occasional headlines then fade from our collective memory.

06/12/2015

Dried cracked mud is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015.   (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Water Woes Everywhere

California is parched. Two years with hardly a drop of rain. South Texas, too. Until last week when it rained so hard and so fast cars and houses and people floated away.

06/05/2015

Ghost peppers pack 400 times the mouth-numbing heat of Tabasco. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: Chill Out

Back in the day only criminals and corrupt politicians hired attorneys. Which meant there was always plenty of work for those in the legal profession. But kids involved in high school hijinks did not lawyer up.

05/29/2015

"Late Show" announcer Alan Kalter with 1010 WINS' John Montone. (Credit: 1010 WINS)

Radio Free Montone: Remembering Letterman With One Of His Guys

1010 WINS’ John Montone spoke with longtime “Late Show” announcer Alan Kalter this week about what it’s been like working with Letterman for two decades.

05/22/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Excellence Is In Short Supply

I’m going to sound my age now, but tough. When I was a teenager and I had a job, I did that job right. Even if I didn’t like the job.

05/15/2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: A Week In The Life Of An All News Radio Reporter

On 1010 WINS, the news watch never stops. Here’s a weeks worth of my contributions.

05/08/2015

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Radio Free Montone: John Dislikes Social Media

I tweet and I post on Facebook, but I often wonder why.

05/01/2015

Queens residents say they spotted a coyote roaming along a rooftop in Long Island City. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: A Coyote Walks Into A Bar

While coyotes are classified as omnivores meaning they will pick on plants and insects for an appetizer for their main course the menu consists of meat.

04/24/2015

Close Up Of An Adult Female An Adult Male Nymph And Larva Tick Is Shown June 15 2001

Radio Free Montone: Ticks And Taxes

We are bombarded by bad news. For instance, ticks and taxes. One can kill us. The other? I dunno.

04/17/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Shots Fired…Shrug

While questioning folks from different boroughs and neighborhoods about a report that says there has been a spike in murders this year, I was reminded just how commonplace the sound of gunfire has become.

04/10/2015

The first NYC Subway Series in 44 years Oct. 2000 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Sports)

Radio Free Montone: Subway World Series

New York is home to two mediocre major league baseball teams which means the Yankees and Mets could meet in the World Series.

04/03/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Central Park’s Natural Born Killers

The city’s hawk population is thriving and as these killing machines of the avian kingdom will do, they have left the carcasses of squirrels and pigeons strewn about the gardens and grass.

03/27/2015

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Radio Free Montone: Leave Our Clocks Alone!

Hey, Ben Franklin, stick to lightning rods. Leave our clocks alone.

03/13/2015

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