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"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.

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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

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

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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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Radio Free Montone: My Misremembered Life Has Been Wild

By John Montone, 1010 WINS If I may say, my misremembered life, has been a wild ride. It wasn’t so much the 99-yard sprint with time expired that gave my high school football team its […]

03/06/2015

Military personnel on September 21, 2013 outside a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya where suspected terrorists engaged Kenyan security forces in a drawn out gun fight. (credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Mall Terror

Can al-Shabab get shopaholics to drop…the habit? I doubt it, but….

02/27/2015

Barnegat Bay Frozen Over Jan. 2014 (Credit: Robert Burnaford )

Radio Free Montone: What Kind Of Fool Am I?

So what kind of fool was I? A wet, freezing fool. But I just had to try to catch the setting sun as it hit the ice because who knows if the opportunity will ever arise again.

02/20/2015

Bob Simon (CBS News)

Radio Free Montone: Bob Simon And The ‘Other Guy’

We remember Bob Simon as a great reporter. A legendary journalist. A giant in the TV news business. The other guy…well.

02/13/2015

Officials inspect a Metro-North train crash with a sport utility vehicle that occurred on February 4, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. The crash started a fire in the train cars that killed six people, including the driver of the vehicle. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Just The Facts…

By John Montone, 1010 WINS There are mornings on this job when I swear I can hear the gravely voice and staccato delivery of Sgt. Joe Friday, “Just the facts…” And then I begin to […]

02/06/2015

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