John Montone

john montone1 John MontoneYou never know where John Montone will spend his morning.

It may be in midtown interviewing irate cabbies and truckers about the latest ticket blitz. Or at a noisy diner chatting up patrons about taxes, Bloomberg or baseball. Or in the bowels of the subways shouting to strap-hangers as the A-train roars by.

Montone is 1010 WINS morning street reporter. His tape recorder is like a giant stethoscope taking the pulse of the city and its suburbs. Too much snow? Not enough sex? The President is coming to town? The LIRR can’t make it into town? Trump said what? Excuse me sir, do you use Viagra?

When buildings burn, Montone is there. When a serial rapist is on the loose, Montone is there. When editor Maloney barks, “Bed-sty,” Montone doesn’t ask why.

At 4 A.M. when the wind-chill is 30-below he’s talking to homeless men around a trash can fire. When the snow drifts across the BQE he’s in the 1010 WINS Mobile Unit jumping out to get the sound of cars spinning their wheels and drivers cursing their fate.

He can be sarcastic or outrageous, solemn or angry. His tongue is never far from his cheek and he pours his heart into his notebook. To Montone news and life are one and the same. He writes movies to play in the listener’s mind.

And once in a while Montone even wails on his harmonica.

But as a blues man, he’s a pretty good news man.

Wonder where he’ll be tomorrow morning?

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Brooklyn Midair Collision 50 Years Later

The collision of a United Air Lines DC-8 and a TWA propeller plane left a legacy of improved air safety in its wake after crashing one mile above Park Slope on Dec. 16, 1960.

12/16/2010

MTA bus

Surveillance Cameras Coming To Some NYC Buses

Beginning in the spring, nearly 400 New York City buses will be equipped with surveillance cameras. If the program is successful, a total of 1,150 buses will have the security cameras by 2014.

12/13/2010

Prospect Park bike lane

City Council Eyes Effects Of Biking Boom

New York City has become more bicycle-friendly but at what cost? The City Council was holding a hearing Thursday to figure it out.

12/09/2010

Need A Job? Become A Waiter!

Do you have a college degree, masters, and PHD and still can’t find a job? The economy has been tough on many but Ian Maksik says there’s money to be made if you’re willing to become a waiter.

12/07/2010

John Montone

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

In this Eye On New York segment, New Yorkers mouth off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone about rising gas prices, bedbug hysteria and overcrowded subway trains.

12/05/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

In this Eye on New York segment, tri-state residents mouth off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone about travel.

11/28/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

In this Eye on New York segment, tri-state residents mouth off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone about bedbugs, the MTA’s upcoming Metro Card and more.

11/21/2010

John Montone

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

In this Eye On New York segment, New Yorkers mouth off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone about Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Albany politics, MTA door alarms and property taxes.

11/14/2010

Brooklyn Man In Desperate Need Of A Kidney

A Brooklyn man has had more than his share of misery and now he’s doing his best to survive because he has a lot to live for.

11/12/2010

New York City Honors Nation’s Veterans

Thousands of marchers paraded up Fifth Avenue today honoring those serving in the armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as those who wore the uniform during conflicts including World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

11/11/2010

Study: New Yorkers Most Stressed Out People In U.S.

New York is number one for a lot of things and now you can add stress to the list.

11/10/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — In this segment of Eye on New York, the locals mouth off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone about New York City’s traffic problems. Everything from parking to congestion to nasty, late-night garbage truck drivers, New Yorkers have something to gripe about.

10/31/2010

Former S.I. Man Arrested In Terror Case

A judge ordered him sent back to Brooklyn after he was charged with making false statements in a matter involving international terrorism.

10/26/2010

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is seen from Delta Connection Flight 5990 - Oct 24, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Report: NYC Toll Hike May Take Cars Off Road

The AAA said an estimated 180,000 drivers could decide not to renew their registrations if tolls go up next year.

10/25/2010

scooters

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

This week on Eye On New York, seniors on motorized skooters, tenure for teachers, and a bank’s painfully slow service have people mouthing off to 1010 WINS’ John Montone on Mouth Off To Montone.

10/24/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

It’s time for our weekly feature where New Yorkers get the chance to tell 1010 WINS reporter John Montone what’s on their minds.

10/17/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

It’s time for our weekly feature where New Yorkers get the chance to tell 1010 WINS reporter John Montone what’s on their minds.

10/10/2010

Lawyer: Stonewall Inn Attack Not A Hate Crime

Police said 21-year-old Matthew Francis of Staten Island told a patron, Benjamin Carver, in the bathroom that he doesn’t like gays, then beat the man bloody while 17-year-old Christopher Orlando of Staten Island blocked the door.

10/05/2010

Break-In Spree Shakes Up Chelsea

A series of burglaries had a city neighborhood on edge Monday night. At least nine apartments in Chelsea have been hit over the past two weeks. Police said the thieves are still on the loose and are likely to strike again.

10/04/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

It’s time for our weekly feature where New Yorkers get the chance to tell 1010 WINS reporter John Montone what’s on their minds. As usual, traffic is always at the top of every New Yorker’s list.

10/03/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

It’s time for our weekly feature, radio partner 1010 WINS, where New Yorkers get to chance to tell reporter John Montone what’s on their minds.

09/26/2010

Stripping Down In SoHo For Free Clothes

Some people will do anything to get free clothes, and that includes lining up on a SoHo street wearing nothing but their underwear.

09/23/2010

Brooklyn Opossum Population Out Of Control?

It’s another tale from the urban jungle. Brooklyn residents say pesky opossums are popping up all over the neighborhood — scaring their dogs and eating their trash.

09/21/2010

Eye On New York: Mouth Off To Montone

What are New Yorkers are miffed about now? The weather is right up there, so are traffic tickets and even other New Yorkers. John Montone of our radio partner 1010 WINS got an earful this week.

09/19/2010

Hottest Trend Among Criminals: The Yankee Cap

Police sketches, surveillance videos and mug shots of violent criminals often have one thing in common – the head gear.

09/16/2010

Mouth Off to Montone: Unwanted Guests and More

We’ve got some gripes – and Montone is listening! Here’s a laundry list of Mouth Offs and Mouth Mail – unwanted, buggy houseguests, picking on subway workers, and a plea to just share the love. Want to Mouth Off? E-mail mouth@wins.com to share your opinion.

CBS 2 NY–07/31/2010

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