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Song Challenge – Try Covering ’99 Red Balloons’ On JUST Red Balloons

What do you do if you have extra time on your hands? Well, you see those red balloons? Why don't you grab them and see how many sounds you can make with them

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Enjoy ‘Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival’ This Weekend

The month of September has a number of events to enjoy here in central New York, and this weekend its' "Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival'. Here's what it's all about.

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Free Concert Wednesday At Utica College

Now that it's September, and area colleges are back in session, a number of events are offered to the public in central New York. This Wednesday afternoon, you can enjoy a free musical concert at Utica College (my Alma Mater). Here are the details.

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Remembering ‘The Summer Of Love’ [VIDEO]

As summer 2014 winds down, I thought it might be fun to look back at a summer that many baby boomers may recall, 'The Summer Of Love'. The year was 1967, and here's what it was all about.

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ReImagine Records Now Open In New Hartford

Looking to build up a groovy record collection? Check out the all new ReImagine Records in New Hartford. 

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You’ll Never Guess Who Recorded This Early 60s Tune [VIDEO]

When I first heard this 1962 song called, "At Night", I did a double-take. It sounded like a Neil Sedaka pop hit, complete with do-run-run girl backup singers. When I discovered who recorded it, I was totally blown away. Check this out.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears – Where Are They Now? [VIDEO]

From time to time, we like to check on artists who you hear on Odliez 96.1. Take Blood, Sweat & Tears...where are they now?

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Where Are They Now – B.J. Thomas [VIDEO]

If you could see my CD collection (providing I could match up all my CDs with the right plastic covers), you'd see most of the artists you hear on Oldiez 96.1. So, I thought it might be fun to track down some of yesteryear's greats and see where they are now. How about B.J Thomas.

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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.

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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.

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Watch And Listen As 15 Pro Musicians Share Why They Create Music

With music programs being cut everywhere and playing music being looked on as more of a hobby for most, it is important to remember that making it in music isn't meant to be just a childhood throw-away dream. Those that live the dream seek to inspire, and burning down the paychecks is only a bonus to the real pay off...

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Catholic Priest Father Pontifex Releases Rap “The Symphony And The Static”

Have you ever wondered what a Catolic priest would sound like rapping? Well now you can rap to "The Symphony and the Static" from Father Claude Burns aka Father Pontifex.

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