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Beachgoers crowd Jersey Shore beach. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: Endless Summer Is A Myth

On racks in clothing stores hang coats and flannel shirts. Back-to-school ads are filling fliers and airwaves and sweating 300-pounders are laboring on gridirons.

08/07/2015

Mickey Mantle (Photo credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: When Baseball Was A Game

Every kid who grew up loving baseball in the 1960’s knew this; Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956 with 52 Home Runs, 130 RBIs and a .353 batting average. But what was The Mick’s WAR?

07/31/2015

People try to beat the heat on July 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: Garbagoo

Not since “disco rice,” had someone so uniquely described just how unpleasant a task hauling household trash can be during a heat wave.

07/24/2015

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Radio Free Montone: Fortunato’s Fortress Is Gone

1010 WINS’ John Montone looks back at his grandfather or nonno, Fortunato Missaggia, who built his house brick-by-brick in the early 1950s.

07/17/2015

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Radio Free Montone: Has Anyone Seen My Lokai?

If miracle diets and baldness cures worked, I’d be one chiseled stud with thick black hair. I’m not.

07/10/2015

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

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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

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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

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