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Phil Paleologos

As a kid, I listened to the night sounds of AM radio on my pink and silver Pacific transistor-6 radio (made in Japan) that picked up the great 50,000 watt clear channel stations around the country. I can still hear the smooth-voiced KMOX announcer, John McCormick, "the man who walked and talked at midnight." I was hooked! Since then, I fell in love and married the airwaves. In the fall of 2015, I will celebrate my golden anniversary, 50 wonderful years in broadcasting. From my early days as a teenager in Hot Springs, Ark., I began a career that took me from my hometown radio station to The Talk America Radio Network. My American Breakfast radio show was syndicated nationally to many major and small markets, one of my proudest lifetime achievements. Another dream was realized when I was named as one of the nation's Top One Hundred Talk Show Hosts by TALKERS MAGAZINE. I'm so grateful for all the opportunities I've experienced in this great industry, including hosting the morning drive on The New 1420...WBSM.
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Would Mandatory Voting Change Anything?

The idea of mandatory, obligatory, compulsory voting, when people are required to vote or face hefty fines or other punishment, sounds crazy in our free society, but it's actually the law in some countries, and now, President Obama is speaking out in support of mandatory voting!

President Obama was asked about the negative effect on money on U

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NFL's Chris Borland
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NFL’s Chris Borland Is Using His Head

Did you hear that 49ers rookie, Chris Borland, one of the NFL's premier rookies last season, is retiring at the ripe age of 24 because he's more concerned over head and brain injuries than making millions of dollars playing professional football

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New Bedford Day 2015!

2015 New Bedford Day in Ft. Myers [PHOTOS]

Blue skies, sunshine and puffy white clouds welcomed hundreds of transplants, snow birds and folks who flew down specifically to take part in New Bedford Day 2015, in Ft. Myers, Florida. Back up 11 years when former New Bedford Mayor Brian Lawler, his wife Joanne and some close friends launched the first get together that has grown over the years

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Hello From Ft. Myers!
Hello From Ft. Myers!

Coffee Doodle Doo From Ft. Myers

Good morning! I hear the sunrise in Ft. Myers isn't as colorful as back home in New Bedford, but the beauty of this Gulf Coast jewel is to be marveled! If you haven't been to Ft. Myers, let me tell you about the clean and perfectly gorgeous downtown historic district, filled with boutiques, side walk cafes, art studios and a feel good environment

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The Crystals to perform in Doo Wop 11
The Crystals to perform in Doo Wop 11 (Photo courtesy Zeiterion Performing Arts Center)

Todd Baptista Presents Doo-Wop 11

If St. Cecilia is the saint watching over musicians, then Todd Baptista is the patron saint of preserving Doo-Wop and its golden stars of yesterday!

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A Question For South Coast Rail [Poll Question]

Many residents around the South Coast have been waiting for commuter rail. The Transit System's $5.5 billion debt, aging equipment and huge maintenance needs, plus a present construction cost of $2

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Camden Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Re-Vitalize Community
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Apparently District Court Is More Fun With Heroin

The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek honor recognizing the stupidity in some individuals. Enter 19 year old Dominick Alves of County St., New Bedford, who was arrested when he brought $1,000 worth of heroin to New Bedford District Court this week. Here's

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Art Basel Prepares To Open Its Doors To The Public
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Consumer Protection Week March 1 – 7

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign, March 1 through March 7, that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions

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Violence And Poverty Exacerbate Homelessness In Honduras
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Todd Baptista Is A Man For All Seasons

If St. Cecilia is the saint watching over musicians, then Todd Baptista is the patron saint of Doo Wop artists. Nationally recognized as an award winning author and producer, Todd's passion to help preserve the classic American art form called Doo Wop pales in importance to what he does with his wonderful wife, Kristen and one of their two sons, Devon, helping the destitute and poor living in challenging conditions in the mountains of Honduras! For the next few weeks, I'll be posting Todd's emails from his mission site, to keep you in touch with all he does to alleviate suffering and promote good health in these hard working people! Let's start at the very beginning

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