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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

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Leave Our Clocks Alone!

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

03/13/2015

John Montone

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

Workers clear the walkways in Times Square after a snow storm early in the morning of January 27, 2015.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Man Up Mayor, Governor

Are you listening Mayor de Blasio? Are you, Governor Cuomo?

01/30/2015

Snow falls on Hudson Street on Jan. 9, 2015. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Radio Free Montone: Snow Drought?

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.

01/23/2015

Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a catch over Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Initially ruled a catch, the call was reversed upon review. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: What A Catch! Wait, What Catch?

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.

01/16/2015

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed in their patrol car on Dec. 20, 2014. (Credit: NYPD)

Radio Free Montone: The Bullets That Tore A Hole In The Heart Of NYC

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 […]

01/09/2015

Gov. Chris Christie holds news conference on GWB lane closure scandal, Jan. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: Fair Or Not, People Blame Christie

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 […]

12/12/2014

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