Wow, I can’t believe it. This year will be my 30th year waking up Greater Danbury. Now, I'm having more fun than you should legally be allowed to have here at Kicks 105.5. Let me tell you a little about myself: I grew up on Long Island, went to college at St. John’s University and worked in radio on “The Island” for almost 10 years before making the big move to Danbury in 1989. I have three great kids and the best wife ever. I will actually be riding her coat tails into heaven someday -- I would have trouble getting in on my own. I also coached High School Baseball at Brookfield High School for the last 11 years and I still do the announcing at their football and basketball games. Here are some things most people probably don't know about me: I am an avid collector of presidential campaign buttons, I actually enjoy sports video games, I DJ weddings and corporate functions, and I have a black lab that my wife thinks I care about more than her. We also have a Schipperke that we rescued from the Animal Shelter. I also volunteer for The Hillside Food Outreach and deliver food to the needy each month. It's so great to connect with the Mr. Morning Country Nation every morning and hopefully, I make your morning a little more bearable. Oh, and by the way, "thanks for turning me on," and just remember, "stay thirsty my friends."
Crazy Temperature Swings This Week in CT and the Hudson Valley
You know the old saying, if you don't like the weather around here then wait five minutes. Nothing could be more true this week as we ride a roller coaster with some crazy temperatures.
21st Annual “Run For Joe” Is This Sunday In New Milford
In 1999 Mimi Leto suffered the unthinkable when her son, Joe, passed away in 1999. Since then it's been Mimi's mission to keep his memory alive with the annual "Run For Joe".
Danbury Fair Store to Close as Forever 21 Files For Bankruptcy
In a move to protect the store from creditors, the Los Angeles based company announced on Sunday that they are filling voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Rizzuto’s Owner Opens Up On Closing His Beloved Bethel Restaurant
After fifteen years in Bethel, sadly, Rizzuto's Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen and Bar has closed its doors for good.
6 CT Laws You Should Know That Go Into Effect October 1
Things may change for you big time on October 1st when many new Connecticut laws go into effect.
Concern Over EEE Mosquito Virus Mounts in CT as Second Person Dies
After reports of a second person dying from Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, Connecticut health officials are issuing a warning for people to take precautions.
Brookfield Native and Volunteer Becomes FDNY Firefighter
He grew up in Brookfield, and like many young children had the dream of one day becoming a full time firefighter, now that dream has become a reality for James Branson.
Farmers Almanac Predicts a ‘Polar Coaster’ For Both CT + NY This Winter
I realize Fall just arrived, but it's never too early to talk about what we can expect this winter in Connecticut and the Hudson Valley.
WCSU Observatory Invites The Public To Gaze Into The Cosmos
The fall sky watching season starts again this Saturday night, September 21st, at Western Connecticut State University's planetarium and observatory.
Sandy Hook Promise Releases Powerful Back-To-School Message
The folks at the Sandy Hook Promise have just released a new back to school video hoping to bring more awareness focusing on early identification, action and intervention when it comes to school shootings.