Category Archives: Local Stuff

Richie Phillips Stops By The X1 Studio

Richie Phillips stopped by for a visit to check out the studio, but we couldn’t let him leave without talking to him on the air about what he’s been up to, what he thinks about the recent changes that have happened in the Albany radio market, and maybe a podcast in his future? 

Paul Perkins is Coming to Albany for a Telethon

Paul Perkins, running back with the New York Giants, will be appearing as a special sports guest at the Telethon to benefit the Center for Disability Services on Sunday, January 29. Perkins will also be meeting fans as well. Read the rest of this entry

New Music From Frank Palangi


Local rocker Frank Palangi has a new single out that you have to hear! You can grab a digital copy on and iTunes. Plus you can listen to his newest single on our own station X1! And stay tuned as we feature more from Frank in the future. And be sure to stop by his website for updates on his show dates to see him perform live!

Welcome to The World Logan Robert!


Join us in congratulating our own BJ Ragone and his wife Vera on the addition to their family, baby Logan Robert Ragone! Mom and baby are understandably tired and and recouping, and papa BJ is getting into his new role as father. Please join us in sending our congratulations and wishing all happy days ahead!

Albany I Love The 90’s Tour Prices Are Anything But From The 90’s

Facebook User I Love The 90's

Facebook User I Love The 90’s

The I Love the 90’s Tour is headed to Albany and ticket prices are anything but from the 90’s!  If you’re a fan of 1990’s music,  you’ll be all about seeing Coolio, Vanilla Ice, Salt N Peppa, and more.  Would you be willing to drop $100 per ticket to see either, though?   Check out the ticket prices to see your favorite acts from High School. Read the rest of this entry

NY. Senate May Vote St. Patrick’s Day As School Holiday

St. Patrick’s Day may become an official school holiday.  New York schools could all have March 17th off according to a new vote from the New York State Senate. Read the rest of this entry

Rashad Barksdale Brings Charity Celebrity Basketball Game To Hudson

Twitter User RB25HUD

Twitter User RB25HUD

Celebrities and NFL stars are set to take the basketball court at Hudson High this weekend, raising money for charity.  Hudson native and pro football player, Rashad Barksdale, hosts the sixth annual Run This Town charity basketball game in which you’ll see some famous faces. Read the rest of this entry

Columbia Idol Performers Shine at School Competition

Columbia Idol 3

Columbia Idol 3

Amazing talent was on display, blowing the crowd away at Columbia High School’s annual Columbia Idol singing competition.   See which performers stole the spotlight with their renditions of today’s biggest songs! Read the rest of this entry

East Greenbush Walmart Fires Employee After Redeeming $5.10 in Bottles Left in the Parking Lot



A local man has lost his job just before the holidays for doing nothing more than his job, it appears.  Walmart in East Greenbush fired Thomas Smith, hired to collect shopping carts from the parking lot, for redeeming $5.10 in discarded bottles and cans he found while cleaning trash. Read the rest of this entry

Who Will Be The First Albany Radio Station To Go All Christmas? [POLL]

Halloween is done and now our collective attention moves to Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday. We’re already seeing stores like Macy’s and JC Penny’s with decorations and products out for Christmas. But the question we all want to know is: “Which Radio Station will flip to all Christmas Music first?” Read the rest of this entry