Radio Free Montone
“You give me 22-minutes and I’ll give you reasonable doubt.”
“I’m from Jersey,” she said, “I love the water.”
Puig’s bat-tossing, finger-pointing self-adulation after his line drive to right field in game 3 of the NLCS crystallized the rise of the individual over the team — in team sports.
It confounds me to hear trite phrases or hyperbolic headlines in news stories. The other day an online headline read, “Tom Hanks Reveals Startling Health News.” He’s dying, I thought. Oh, no not Tom Hanks! I love him.
In this city that never sleeps, some people actually do.
TV has pictures. Radio has sound. One morning many years ago I decided to emphasize sound where there wasn’t any.
Unlike many news organization which fill their pages and air with politicians, public officials and self-serving lawyers, 1010 WINS has always gone out of its way to give voice to the people of the metropolitan area.
Have the city council and the courts handcuffed the NYPD by ruling and voting to curtail the police tactic known as “stop and frisk,?” That will take years to answer, but by then…we’ll…listen up.
A dozen years have passed and yet, all those firefighters — young guys most of them…I can still see them marching in as the rest of us were running away — marching in and then in a matter of minutes it was over. We must never forget.
When I think of this final summer holiday, it reminds me of the men and women I see and often talk to on the streets and in the subways of our city early in the morning.
For 10 days my clock radio did not shock me awake at 3:20 a.m. I did not have to cut in and out of 18-wheelers on the Cross Bronx or BQE to reach my story destination and I was relieved of my duties to write, tweet, post and get on the radio
Alex Rodriguez is a cheater. That is a fact and it is accepted by pretty much the entire sports universe — baseball executives, writers, broadcasters and fans. A cheater?
As I uttered those words over the airwaves, e-mails, Facebook posts and Tweets came in. Enough, John! Enough! No more Weiner jokes!
An angry e-mail from a woman who claims that she is now a former listener…foaming-at-the mouth correspondence usually begins with…”I’ve listened to your station for years, but I will never tune in again because…”
It was a New York baseball fan’s midsummer night’s dream. Two pitchers whose presence on the mound can intimidate even the game’s great sluggers.