I've got a long connection to the Mohawk Valley, having attended Utica schools and graduating from Utica College with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations. I've hosted a number of radio programs, and my voice has been heard on the local airwaves through the years. When I'm not broadcasting, I enjoy reading science publications and sci-fi novels, traveling to some favorite vacation spots, and anything "Star Trek". I am a native of the Utica area and have many friends and family members in the area.
Who Is Your Favorite Scrooge? [VIDEO]
Who is your favorite Scrooge? (No, not asking about your boss). Who is your favorite actor who played Ebenezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. There have been dozens of movie and TV versions of the classic story, and take a look at my family's favorite.
‘Here We Go A Wassailing’ – Homemade Wassail Recipe [VIDEO]
During the holidays, you may here about a drink called, "Wassail." My first question is, what is it? Apparently, Wassail is an old English traditional hot mulled cider. And, we found an easy recipe if you want to have a go at making your own.
Happy Hanukkah To Our Friends
This is the holiday season, and at sundown tonight, Hanukkah begins, for an eight-day celebration. We would like to wish our Jewish friends and neighbors in central New York a Happy Hanukkah. Here's more about the holiday.
Free Holiday Concert Wednesday Night In Rome
There are plenty of holiday events going on this time of year in central New York, and there's a free holiday concert taking place Wednesday night at the Rome Capitol Theatre. Check out the details.
Watch Bing Crosby And David Bowie Holiday Duet [VIDEO]
What would Christmas be without Bing Crosby? My wife and I always watch "White Christmas" starring Bing and Danny Kaye every year. And one thing about Bing, he was open to trying new things in his music, like this duet with David Bowie.
Have ‘A Brew Christmas’ With Beer Stuff
From time to time, you hear me talking about various beer gadgets on your "Beer Break At Work", weekdays at 3:20 p.m. (where you can win great prizes)! And now, you can shop for the hop head on your Christmas list with these must-have beer items.
‘A Christmas Carol’ McShea Family Tradition
It's not exactly the lighting of the Christmas Tree at The White House, but it's a big holiday tradition for me! Each year, I travel up to the Burke Library on the Hamilton College campus in Clinton to take out "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. This is no ordinary b…
‘Snowdrift Vanilla Porter’ On Cold Winter Nights [VIDEO]
Another winter seasonal beer that's made it's way into the Mohawk Valley is "Snowdrift Vanilla Porter" from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. I've tried this one myself, and it's a very pleasant dark brew. Here's what it's all…
One Of My Favorite Christmas Albums – Neil Diamond [VIDEO]
We all have ou favorite holiday songs and albums, and one of mine is a 2009 Christmas album by Neil Diamond, entitled: "A Cherry, Cherry Christmas". Even the title tune is a fun holiday treat, where Neil ties in many of his song titles into the lyrics.
How To Prolong The Life Of Your Real Christmas Tree
We always get a real Christmas tree in the McShea household, and we always hope it will stay fresh through New Year's Day. If you have a real tree, we discovered some helpful tips to make that evergreen tree last longer.
Hanging The Holiday Wreath With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]
Every year, hanging the McShea family Christmas wreath on the side of our home is a tradition. Over the years, it's been an adventure. One year, I fell off the ladder and luckily landed in the snow-covered bushes in front of our house. My then five year old son ran over to me and asked, &qu…
Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $10
At 96.1 WODZ, many of us participate in a "Secret Santa" gift exchange with co-workers during the holidays. In many cases, when you you join in a workplace gift exchange, there's a $10 or $15 limit so you don't go broke. Need gift ideas for that colleague? (Re-gifting may…