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Bill Paxton b. May 17, 1955, d. Feb 25, 2017


It’s with great sadness that we report the loss of one of Hollywood’s brightest actors, Bill Paxton, star of such movie as Aliens, Weird  Science, and The Terminator, has passed at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery.

It was announced today by his family and and comes as a shock to many that another well known actor had passed as such a relatively young age.

We at X1 were all entertained by his characters and his love of his craft. And we want to send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. It will be a long time before some one else like him shines as bright as him.

Happy 86th Birthday James Earl Jones


We would like to wish James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader a Happy 86th Birthday! A man who made heavy breathing acceptable on Holonet calls. And also one of the most recognizable voices in the movie industry. 
He’s also been in numerous movies and won Multiple Emmys as well as Golden Globes. As well as the Lifre Time Acheuvement award from the Screen Actor’s Guild and an Honorary Academy Award. 

Happy Birthday Stan Lee


We here at X1 would like to wish Stan Lee a very happy and wonderful 94th birthday! Without Stan, our podcast “Geek Show” would never have existed! 

Carrie Fisher b. October 21, 1956 d. December 27, 2016


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It is with great sadness we have learned of the passing of one of Hollywood’s “royals” in not just character, but by her family. Carrier Fish, daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds has passed from complications of a cardiac event that befell her on a flight into LAX from London on Friday the 23rd of December. being drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. (more…)

The X-Cast: Geek Show Episode 46 – I Am One With The Force, The Force is With Me


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**SPOILER ALERT** If  you haven’t seen Rogue One yet, you may want to wait to listen to this episode…

BJ and I are back is what will most likely be the last show for 2016. So consider this your Christmas present. As you may have guessed by the title, we’re talking about Rogue One – A Star Wars Story. So spoiler alert! Haven’t seen the movie yet? Then don’t listen to this episode yet! Come back later. We’ll wait.. (more…)

The X-Cast: Geek Show Episode 45 – Geekoff with Sinkoff


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We’re back and with a guest in the studio! We’ve got local Sportscaster and Geek Dad, Brian Sinkoff! And we’re talking all kinds of Geek goodness! Listen now!

Frank Palangi In Studio Live!


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Listen to our interview with local rocker Frank Palangi today at 4:05pm on X1, Albany’s Online Rock or watch us live on our Facebook page!

New Music From Frank Palangi


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Local rocker Frank Palangi has a new single out that you have to hear! You can grab a digital copy on Amazon.com 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!

Kenneth “Kenny” George Baker b. August 24, 1934 d. August 13, 2016



The actor behind the famous droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars movie franchise has died after a long illness at the age of 81. 

We here at X-Jock send out prayers and condolences to Mr. Baker’s family and friends. And we wish to remember him for all the wonder and fun he gave us. As fans we will miss him deeply. 

We hope his family takes comfort in knowing he was loved by all in the Star Wars fan universe. Rest in peace. 

Welcome to The World Logan Robert!


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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!