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Upstate 'Voice' Finalist Rises After Rock Bottom [Audio]
Upstate New York's Ian Flanigan makes his return to the stage as a top 16 finalist on NBC's The Voice (8pm) tonight hoping to get one step closer to being crowned season 19 champion.   The Saugerties native has made quite an impact on viewers since his audition back on October 19th when he became a …
Retiring Saratoga Sergeant Gets One Final Call [Video]
I can only imagine what was going through this officer's mind as he listened to a radio call congratulating him on his retirement.  I got choked up watching the video as it seemed like the perfect way to send off a proud man who gave his city - and his community - so much.
Cape Never Comes Off For September Hometown Hero
Maureen White-Schock of Ballston Spa is not only on the front lines at Albany Medical Center dealing with the high stress, high demand job of the health care world during the pandemic, but continues her job when she gets home. While she certainly is grateful to be blessed with a wonderful husband an…
103.9 The Breeze Honors Dynamic Duo From Castleton
We were able to track down Joanna Finkle while she was hard at work at the Crisp Cannoli .Joanna makes up 1/2 of the dynamic duo that operate the popular bakery/cafe in Castleton where her and her brother Jason not only feed hungry customers, but give back as well. One of their best customers, a wom…
Bill Would Ban Local School's 'Race-Based' Name
As pressure builds for professional sports teams like the Washington Redskins to change their longtime team name or nickname, local high schools could be facing the same kind of change.  Many schools in the Capital Region have nicknames or mascots that are linked directly to Native American heritage…
103.9 The Breeze Honors Mom & Son Dynamic Duo
Laurie Barrett and her 17-year-old son Brandon from Mechanicville are June's 2020 Hometown Heroes.  What an absolute pleasure it was getting to know these two very philanthropic, caring people.  It's nice to know that during these trying times, people are using their ex…
Abused Fonda Dogs "Smiled" After Amazing Rescue (Audio)
For many people it was not easy to look at the "before" pictures of the seven Chihuahua's that had been abused and neglected by a Fonda woman.  But the remarkable transformation of these dogs known as the "Lucky 7" , has generated quite the response bringing smiles to so many peo…
St. Rose's Julia Gargano Voted Off Early on Idol
Many of us in the Capital Region turned on American Idol at 8pm hoping for an exciting and proud night for our area.  Shortly after 8pm, reality set in on one of America's most popular reality shows.  21-year-old Julia Gargano, the Staten Island native and St. Rose singer/songwriter was the casualty…
Mechanicville Hero Turning Dreams into Reality
May's Hometown Hero sounds like one of the most generous and kind men you'll want to know.  His name is Jim Welch and he's from Mechanicville.  Jim does something truly unique for children in need by offering up the gift of a comfortable place to sleep.  Jim and a group of volunteers donate their ti…

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