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Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh attend the New York premiere of the movie "Dunkirk."
Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh attend the New York premiere of the movie "Dunkirk."
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Wedding anniversary in front of the TV

After going what seemed like months without feeling there was a movie I had to see we caught two in the past week which while very different were both outstanding.

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(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Celebrating My 38th Anniversary with WOBM

The anniversary I want to make you aware of is actually this Sunday as it was July 23, 1979 when I walked into the offices of WOBM on Route 9 in Bayville to begin what I thought was a pit stop on the road to fame and fortune.

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Todd Frazier with Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium in 1998
Todd Frazier with Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium in 1998 (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Toms River’s Todd Frazier comes home…for now

Todd Frazier, who I’ve known since he was a young kid, who I’ve followed since his Little League days, who I have cheered for as a fan becomes a New York Yankee.

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Kevin and his son Brandon, daughter Alex and wife Brandon
Kevin and his son Brandon, daughter Alex and wife Brandon at Citi Field (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Last Trip To CitiField (maybe)

I went to CitiField to watch my beloved New York Mets play for the last time, barring circumstances I will explain.

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The WOBM. Point and Hawk programming staff dinner
The WOBM. Point and Hawk programming staff dinner (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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My Dinner With Work Friends

It’s funny about work friendships and how they often differ so much from those out of the office. Truthfully over all these years there are only a handful of those I have worked with who I enjoyed what I’ll call post-office hours relationships with.

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Bob Hurley Sr., accepts the best coach award onstage at The 2017 ESPYS
Bob Hurley Sr., accepts the best coach award onstage at The 2017 ESPYS (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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A New Jersey Legend is Honored

I caught a good portion of last night’s 25th annual ESPY Awards and among the winners was St. Anthony's basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. who received an ESPY for “Best Coach.”

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Track 7 at Penn Station which is closed for work on the platform
Track 7 at Penn Station which is closed for work on the platform (Listener photo)
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Can We Get Beyond Politics and Tackle Important Issues?

Like many of you I have almost become immune to the stories about whether or not Russia played a part in last November’s presidential election and frankly I’m not all that concerned about what Donald Trump’s children did or did not know...

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A sign outside the Free Range restaurant in Seaside Heights
A sign outside the Free Range restaurant in Seaside Heights (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Something Different for Summer Vacation

Instead of taking a week off in July (which I always do) I’m taking Mondays off and simply extending the weekend and the early reviews are very positive.

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Carl DelPizzo Jr. and Cindy Kuhmann (Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements) present AED to Island Beach Motor Lodge, Ocean Lifeguard R.J. Hager
Carl DelPizzo Jr. and Cindy Kuhmann (Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements) present AED to Island Beach Motor Lodge, Ocean Lifeguard R.J. Hager (Rich Schlatter)
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Donating a Gift of Life

Carl’s Fencing, Decking and Home Improvements for coming to the aid of the lifeguards that protect swimmers on the beach at Island Beach Motor Lodge in South Seaside Park.

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Beachwood fireworks over the Toms River as seen from WOBM's studios in Toms RIver
Beachwood fireworks over the Toms River as seen from WOBM's studios in Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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An Explosive Fourth of July

It was an amazing weekend weather-wise with as nice a 4th of July holiday that I can remember and it was capped off by dazzling fireworks displays from around the area, highlighted by Beachwood’s 77th annual extravaganza on the Toms River and a now infamous picture of Gov. Chris Christie on the beach.

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The scoreboard at Robert Feeney Field at Shore Regional High School
The scoreboard at Robert Feeney Field at Shore Regional High School (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Classic Game Plays Its 40th

The first game was played in August of 1978 before a record crowd of over 8,000 at Wall Stadium which was not an ideal setting for a football game.

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Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins
Jose Abreu and Toms River''s Todd Frazier exchange a hug after their Chicago White Sox won a game (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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The Dawning of the ‘Hugging Era’

When did it become okay for men to hug one another and what led to it becoming acceptable behavior?

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