Radio Free Montone
We are bombarded by bad news. For instance, ticks and taxes. One can kill us. The other? I dunno.
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.
New York is home to two mediocre major league baseball teams which means the Yankees and Mets could meet in the World Series.
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.
Hey, Ben Franklin, stick to lightning rods. Leave our clocks alone.
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 […]
Can al-Shabab get shopaholics to drop…the habit? I doubt it, but….
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.
We remember Bob Simon as a great reporter. A legendary journalist. A giant in the TV news business. The other guy…well.
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 […]
Are you listening Mayor de Blasio? Are you, Governor Cuomo?
I know that we haven’t had much snow this winter. Cue up that Hallelujah chorus. And because meteorologists haven’t been able to talk about the “white stuff,” we must be experiencing some sort of freakish weather pattern.
As comic book fans will tell you the code of conduct in The Bizarro World is, “Us do opposite of all earthly things!” Welcome to the NFL.
By John Montone, 1010 WINS The bullets that killed officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu tore a hole in the heart of this city’s holiday season. I wrote those words and spoke them on 1010 […]
By John Montone, 1010 WINS Fair or not plenty of folks in Fort Lee still blame Gov. Chris Christie for those big back-ups at the George Washington Bridge. I am almost always at least a […]