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Big Mike’s Annual Live Hometown Christmas Broadcast on Dec 13

Posted by Big Mike on November 21, 2013

Sunny 102 presents our 32nd Annual Live Hometown Christmas Broadcast!

You are invited! Free to attend. Save the date: Friday, December 13, at Driver’s Village. Doors open at 6AM … lots of great music and free breakfast treats! Please join us.

Here is the line-up:

6:45 SPIRIT OF SYRACUSE CHORUS

6:50 BALDWINSVILLE’S BAKER HS COMPANY B

7:05 WEST GENESEE HS CHORALE

7:15 HOLY FAMILY’S CHURCH’S CHOIR

7:22 CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE HS WOMEN’S CHOIR

7:30 CAZENOVIA HS CHAMBER CHOIR

7:45 EAST SYRACUSE ELEMENTARY “THE TREBLEMAKERS”

7:52 THE HARMONY KATZ

8:05 EAGLE HILL MS CHORALE

8:15 CATO-MERIDIAN HS CHAMBER SINGERS

8:22 FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HS SWING 16

8:30 MOST HOLY ROSARY

8:40 SOLVAY HS

8:52 SENTIMENTAL SERENADE

9:00 WELLWOOD MS CHORALE

9:10 MORAVIA HS CHORALAIRES

9:20 MARCELLUS HS SELECT CHORUS

9:30 CHIRSTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY SELECT CHORUS

9:40 SOLVAY MIDDLE SCHOOL 5TH6TH GRADE CHORUS

My Top Ten Favorite Things by Big Mike

Posted by Big Mike on November 05, 2013

My Top Ten Favorite Things

10) Finding money on the street

9) Hellmann’s Mayo

8) BOGO Free

7) bacon

6) my folding chair in a bag

5) brisket

4) Field of Dreams

3) San Francisco

2) the buffet

1) naps

OLD JOKES

Posted by Big Mike on October 23, 2013

Old jokes from an old joke book … please furnish your own rim shots ….

—My doctor put me on a very restrictive diet of Filet Mignon three times a day. In the first week I lost 200 dollars.

—Sign at a bar: “If you’re driving your husband to drink, drive him here!”

—Sign in a bar: “We do not serve women at this bar, bring your own!”

—Sign in a deli: “If you can’t smell it, we ain’t got it!”

—“LOST: Thick-lensed reading glasses.  Finder, please advertise in large print.”

—“LOST: Wristwatch, second hand missing, winder loose, glass cracked.  $10 reward if returned in perfect condition.”

 

The nose knows

June 29, 2013

Okay, stay with me on this, because it may seem out of left field..but…

I love the smell of the building where our studios are situated.  It’s probably something used by our most excellent cleaning crew, a husband and wife team who I see when I stop by late at night.  The smell is hard to describe, but it’s one that for some reason has a calming influence on me.  Having worked as a part-time weekend on air guy at Sunny (along with morning newsman until moving to the PR world last year) I’ve spent many weekend hours here at the Sunny studios.  It’s a job I’ve enjoyed, because of the fact I get paid to listen to some of my favorite songs.  I’m very lucky indeed, since I get the privilege of being allowed an audience on a commercial radio station, but also, because I enjoy what I do.  That being said, I always equate the fragrance of the station (the smell when I enter the building) as one that has a calming, soothing effect on me.  Strange, I know, but it’s something I’ve come to notice over the past few months.  We all know there are certain songs that immediately take you back to a different time in your life.  That’s part of the allure of the music our station features.  But I believe the olfactory memory triggers can be just as strong.  Perhaps this is why the station calms me, because it makes me recall simple weekend afternoons, listening to my favorite music.   The nose knows indeed!

Ode to One Top Mom

May 25, 2013

I realize Mother’s Day is behind us, but I want to send a shout out to a mom who I see on a daily basis, but is not related to me, or is even human.  No, she is a mom who I’ve never talked to, or have even made eye contact with.  This mom is a goose, and she sits atop a nest on a small island in the middle of a pond along the Onondaga Lake Parkway.  Perhaps you’ve seen her, in all sorts of conditions, as you head towards the city on the parkway, just after you go beneath the railroad bridge.  If you were to quickly and safely glance to your right, you would see an island, a nest, and a goose perched on top.

Except today.  Today this proud momma was up and moving in front of a new group of goslings, slowly swimming around with the group following behind.

This made me think about how motherhood is both nature and nurture, some of it ingrained, some of it figuring it out as you go along.  There is maternal instinct of course, but this goose, to me at least, was a prime example to the great lengths a mother will go for her children.  Whether it’s your mom, or this goose, who had a difficult job before, but can’t even imagine what she’s up against now.