WRCR 1700AM, majority owned and operated by Alexander Broadcasting, Inc. is making its most popular local programs, including “The Steve & Jordan Show”, exclusive to the Internet and mobile apps starting Tuesday, November 15th. Additional original locally-produced programming, including “The Bigger Picture,” “Mostly Movies” “Who Wants to Be a Volunteer?” and others, currently heard on WRCR 1700AM, will be available exclusively as a web-stream from WRCR’s website and via mobile apps, also available through WRCR’s website. Local weather and up-to-the-minute traffic reports will still be available from WRCR, along with ABC News Radio network, America’s largest commercial radio news network, offering national and international news from at the top of the hour. The owners of Alexander Broadcasting, Inc. have decided that the best way to use WRCR’s AM broadcast facility, 1700 on the AM radio dial, is to air Indian-language programming. President of Alexander Broadcasting Dr. Alexander Medakovich said, “Just as newspapers, magazines, music and other forms of communication have been moving to digital delivery formats, we see the future of radio moving in that direction as well. While the golden age of analog, over-the-air radio had an exciting memorable past, the future of regional talk and conversation is currently just as robust and as easily accessible via the Internet and mobile apps and will continue to get even better in the future.” He added, “We look forward to serving our current audience and future listeners with great local, general interest and niche-specific programming.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Actress Jordan Baker, who has had roles on the radio station-focused TV programs NewsRadio and Frasier, has joined the Morning Show with Steve Possell Monday, February 29th, 2016. Baker replaces Meredyth Glover, who is leaving to pursue other interests. Her last Morning Show was Friday, February 26th.
Baker’s acting career began in 1989. She has been seen on Broadway and in numerous New York plays, and on television in The West Wing, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, The Americans and The Good Wife. Her most recent film project, 5 Flights Up, starred Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. She will also be seen in the soon-to-be-released film, 5 Doctors.
She has worked across all media as an actor and it has been a lifelong dream to be on the radio. Baker lives in Tappan with her husband, actor Kevin Kilner.
“We are excited to welcome Jordan to the WRCR family and look forward to hearing her unique insight and observations on The Morning Show,” said Dr. Alexander Medakovich, President of Alexander Broadcasting Company. “Jordan brings to WRCR her experience of an exciting Hollywood career with the home-town sensibilities that come from living in our listening area here in the lower Hudson Valley. Her give-and-take with radio legend Steve Possell weekday mornings is sure to be a hit with our listeners and advertisers.”