WRCR TOWER PROJECT UPDATE

Our Antenna Project is entering its final stages! Electrical work and tower adaptation have been completed.

Antenna tune-up and interface to the transmitter will be implemented next week, by our Chief engineer, Tom Ray.

“THE CREW” L-R: Paul – rigger, Dr. Alex M. – station owner, Warren – tower company owner, Brian – main rigger/climber

Then, final testing, followed by getting on the air full-time, as authorized by the FCC recently.

All of us at WRCR thank wholeheartedly all our supporters, who contributed or provided financing for our Tower acquisition fund.

We also thank the crew of DeLeonardis Electric and Whelan Enterprises, who did the work professionally and in spite of inclement weather this winter. 

Brian (top) and Paul working on the tower

SUFFERN 911 UPDATE AS OF 8 PM

Suffern Police Tweeted: “If you need to call 911 tonight in the Village of Suffern please use your cell phone as there is a problem with landlines which is being addressed at this time by emergency technicians.”

Rockland BusInfo Update

Sunday 3/19 TOR 93 detours due to St Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. 93 WILL NOT
serve South Middletown Rd. between Nanuet & Pearl River.
TOR 92 detours, Meet 92 at Gilbert Ave & So. Middletown Rd or 304 & East Central Ave

Tax Day!

Just a reminder, the 2016 income tax deadline is today, rather than the traditional April 15th date, thanks to a holiday marked only in Washington D.C.
According to the IRS up to 25 percent of people file at the last minute. If you are one of them — and you need help or have questions – you can contact the New York Tax Call Center until 7:30 pm. The number is 518-457-5181.
Emancipation Day is a holiday in Washington D.C. that marks the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed more than 3000 slaves in Washington D.C. It was signed into law by President Lincoln on April 16, 1862.

T-Z Bridge Update

Get ready for lane closures as work on the Tappan Zee Bridge cashless toll system continues near Exit 10 southbound on the Thruway and the Tarrytown toll plaza.
Expect midday lane closures southbound on the Tappan Zee Bridge today and tomorrow, and some closures in the northbound lanes Wednesday and Thursday.
The cashless toll system is slated to start Friday night April 22nd with the Thruway authority flipping the switch after midnight on Saturday.
The transition will create lane closures on the southbound Thruway between exit 10 and exit 9 during the overnights of Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd. Work will also require the exit 10 on-ramp to be closed overnight on the 23rd. You’ll also see occasional traffic stops on all four lanes of the southbound Thruway from exit 11 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) to the bridge between 11 pm and 5 am.

White Collar Theft

In Bergen County, the prosecutor’s office says “Brandon” Yoon, a 40 year-old Edgewater resident, was charged with “computer related theft and theft by deception.” The White Collar Crimes Unit was notified by Fort Lee police of a reported embezzlement of $1.6 million from the bank accounts of Southpole / Wicked Fashions, a Fort Lee clothing company.
YOON worked as an accountant for the company until December 2015. Yoon is accused of accessing company funds since 2011 to pay personal expenses including his mortgage, a car lease, rent, and credit card bills. Yoon reportedly continued to access business accounts even after he left the company. He was arrested at his home in Edgewater, NJ and jailed on $250,000 bail.

DWI Arrest

Orangetown police charged a Nanuet man with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident Thursday after he was allegedly involved in a car accident and tested triple the legal limit for alcohol.
Police say 32 year-old Michael Malm got into an accident on Middletown Road in Pearl River. Malm reportedly fled the scene but was nabbed a short time later by police.
Police say Malm’s breath smelled of alcohol and he failed numerous field sobriety tests. He was arrested, released on bail and is due back in court in May.

Ramapo Arrests Update

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is reportedly calling for more oversight of Land Development Corporations in the wake of the arrest of Ramapo Supervisor Chris St. Lawrence last week. DiNapoli says the situation supports the need for “more transparency and accountability in the use of LDCs.” St. Lawrence and former Ramapo LDC director Aaron Troodler were arrested Thursday and accused of defrauding taxpayers stemming from the construction of Provident Bank Park.

Gun Search at Purchase College

Purchase College was reportedly locked down last night as authorities searched for a person seen on campus with a gun. There were unconfirmed reports of gunfire Sunday evening near Doral Arrowood gold course, which prompted the lockdown and a reverse 411 call to area residents around 8:45 last night. The alert warned residents and students at SUNY purchase to stay indoors. No gunman was found. No additional information was available.

WRCR Broadcasts Live St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pearl River

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WRCR crew in Pearl River: Kevin Kilner, Jordan Baker, morning show host, Tom Ray, engineer, Kerry Potter, sales director and (behind the camera) WRCR President, Dr. Alex Medakovich

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.