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John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Metro-North Changes Too Little, Too Late?

The MTA took some commonsense steps to make its Metro North trains and tracks safer — one week too late.

12/13/2013

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Help Make A Child’s Christmas Merry

The red Schwinn’s fenders were so shiny they reflected the lights on our Christmas tree. I was 9 years old, and that bicycle represented freedom to me.

12/06/2013

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: November 22, 1963

Six seconds in Dallas. A half century later

11/22/2013

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Radio Free Montone: Modern Day Storm Coverage

The first snowflake of the season touched down the other day and 1010 WINS was ready for it.

11/15/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: The Accidental Assassin

November 24th, 1963. The basement of the Dallas city jail. Enter Lee Harvey Oswald. Enter Jack Ruby. Exit common sense.

11/08/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: Where Have All The Wise Guys Gone?

“You give me 22-minutes and I’ll give you reasonable doubt.”

11/01/2013

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‘Radio Free’ Montone: Still Stronger Than The Storm

“I’m from Jersey,” she said, “I love the water.”

10/25/2013

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‘Radio Free’ Montone: I Love Sports, Players Not So Much

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.

10/18/2013

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: This Blog Is ‘Shocking’

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.

10/11/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: Bartender, Another Round Of Apathy

In this city that never sleeps, some people actually do.

10/04/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: This Sound, ‘Nat’ Sound

TV has pictures. Radio has sound. One morning many years ago I decided to emphasize sound where there wasn’t any.

09/27/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: Big Lottery Jackpots & 1010 WINS: Perfect Together

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.

09/20/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: Stop, Frisk & Thank The NYPD

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.

09/13/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: We Must Never Forget

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.

09/06/2013

John Montone

‘Radio Free’ Montone: Power To The People

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.

08/30/2013

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