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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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42nd Cape Verdean Parade Requests Your Help

New Bedford distinguishes itself by having a signature parade on July 5, not the 4th of July! Celebrating the independence and culture of Cape Verde, the Cape Verdean Recognition Committee sponsors the annual parade that attracts nationally renown bands and attractions. This year's event will be bigger and better than before, honoring the Cape Verdean crew and captain of the Charles W. Morgan.

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Airline Fares Climb Up, Up And Away

With the turmoil in the Middle East, fuel costs are rising faster than they have in the past 15 years! Airline fares increased 6 percent in May and that's the steepest one-month increase since 1999, according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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WBSM Part Of United Nations Talk Radio Day

The United Nations Foundation and Talkers Magazine are hosting their annual "Talk Radio Day" at the UN. Radio talk show host from around the country will be airing their shows from 'broadcast row' and WBSM will be participating by airing special live interviews Thursday. 

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Have You Ever Scratched An Elephant’s Tongue? [VIDEO]

There's an old Persian saying, "By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair." Guessing that's true, I began our zoo visit with the tongue part of that proverb, by scratching Emily the Elephant's tongue.

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Former Soccer Star Jason Moore Free Kicks On WBSM

In a city deep-seated with its diverse population, New Bedford loves soccer and the World Cup frenzy! Local stores sell out of jerseys, various ethnic flags and anything "Cristiano Ronaldo!" On Tuesday, June 17 at 10:30 am, Jason Moore, the No. 1 overall draft pick in MLS in 1999, joins Phil Paleologos on the Midday Magazine. 

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