Contact Us
Opinion

Opinion

man walking in snow
Ramin Talaie, Getty Images News
[

Winter Blahs Got You Down?

With the holidays behind us, it's easy to come down with a case of the "Winter Blahs." We build up to such excitement going into Christmas and New Year's, that three more months of winter and not as much going on can be somewhat of a letdown. So, here are a few ways to chase away those Winter Blahs.

Read More

Rick Gershon/Getty Images
Rick Gershon/Getty Images
[

Watch The First Ever Oldiez 96 Wet T-Shirt Contest

Now, before you get all excited, it's not THAT kind of wet T-shirt contest! We're in the middle of a bitter cold snap in Utica and while some are throwing boiling water into the air (or with Super Soakers) watching it instantly turn into powdered snow, we have to do things just a tad differently

Read More

Greg McShea
photo courtesy of McShea family
[

Greg McShea – Here I Am And Glad To Be On WODZ Oldiez 96.1

Today marks my debut on WODZ - Oldiez 96.1, and I'm very excited about it. I love the music and have been around long enough that I played a lot of it when it was new. So, let me introduce myself.

Read More

Taxes
iStock
[

Here Are 10 of the Most Absurd Excuses for Filing Taxes Late

The New Year has arrived, which means that, in addition to dropping some weight and working out, you should start to think about filing tax returns.

Read More

Category: Opinion, This And That Tags:
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
[

Zach Remembers Toma’s Mohawk Mini Market–One of the Best Places to Get Hummus in Utica

As many of you have heard, Toma's Mohawk Mini Market is closing its doors after nearly 25 years in business. Toma's is known for its friendly staff, great tabouli and amazing hummus. As a matter of fact, Toma's made my Best Places to Get Hummus in Utica list (ranking number 2). It's sad to see such a well-known Utica establishment fade away. 

Read More

Alex Wong/Getty Images
Alex Wong/Getty Images
[

‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe Challenges Our One-Size-Fits-All Eduational System

It may surprise you to know that I don't hold a high school diploma much less a college degree. With every position I've ever held (including this one) I learned the required skills on the job doing a TON of research and barking up the trees of those who came before me. Now while my professional path isn't for everyone (even me some days) and it's been a wild ride to say the least, I'm not alone.

Read More

Category: Opinion Tags:
Rob Kim/Getty Images
Rob Kim/Getty Images
[

Zach’s Top 10 Stories of 2013

2014 will be here in just a few days. It's a perfect time to look back at 2013. As a writer, it's always fun to look back at previous stories and see which ones were the most successful. So, that's what I did. I compiled a list of the top stories I wrote in 2013. The list is based on the page views and Facebook "likes" the stories received. Enjoy!

Read More

Mark Metcalfe/Getty Image
Mark Metcalfe/Getty Image
[

Bruce Lee Plays Ping Pong With Nunchuks?

My friend posted this video in response to my Chuck Norris/Jean Claude Van Dam Split post, and yes, who's the REAL boss out of all martial artists, ever? Probably Bruce Lee, because I mean, how much cooler can you get playing ping pong with the nunchaku?!?

Read More

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
[

Who Has The Most Epic Split, Jean Claude Or Chuck Norris?

A tad over a month ago a certain Jean Claude Van Dam video hit Youtube that I paid absolutely NO attention to until I saw it's response, because why wouldn't you click anything that has Chuck Norris's name attached?

Read More

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
[

2013 In Review – Tragedy & Triumph

From disasters like the Boston Marathon bombings and Midwestern tornadoes, to feel good stories like a newly elected pope, the birth of an heir to the throne of Great Britain and social media viral videos, 2013 has almost come and gone.

Read More

Category: Opinion Tags: , ,
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
[

Cell Phone Crashing Prank Part 3 – At The Airport

Phenomenon - I'm not sure why, but for some reason people find it rude when you're talking to someone else on the phone, period. No matter where you are.

Read More

hqdefault3
[

Top 5 Hair Bands Of The Eighties

If you happen to be a fan of eighties music you can remember that it was a decade full of rock and roll. Great Hair Bands like Def Leppard, Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://961wodz.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Oldiez 96.1 Central New York's Greatest Hits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Oldiez 96.1 Central New York's Greatest Hits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!