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Dale Mussen

I've been doing this radio thing for over 35 years now. I've been a part of the Breakfast Club morning show since 1986. Since I was a kid, I've loved to read. I read the newspaper each day nearly cover to cover – usually not the classifieds though. I get a lot of ideas for my Daily Data segment just by reading the paper. I’m a lifelong Bills and Sabres fan, and I've been a regular in the press box of both teams since 1979 -- but I'm still waiting for one of them to win a championship! Four cracks at it for the Bills and two for the Sabres, and they came up short. I was born and raised in the Buffalo area. I went to school at Niagara University, and since Clay went to Canisius, we get to raz each other twice each year when the Eagles and Griffs meet to play basketball. I have a large collection of records. I'm one of the few that still has the old vinyl, including a lot of old 45s in their original sleeves. Some kids probably have no idea what I'm talking about at this point. My favorite things to do in my spare time are bike riding and fixing things around the house, and each fall, I officiate high school football games.
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Salt Is Big Business In WNY

With this year’s brutal winter Buffalo area towns and villages are using much more rock salt than they have in the last couple of winters combined. Many are three or four times over what they had budgeted for salt, but they have no choice. Luckily the largest salt mine in the United States is about an hour’s drive away.

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Electronic Era Presidential Firsts

It was just 8 days after he was inaugurated that President Franklin Roosevelt gave his first national radio address, speaking directly from the White House. The U.S. was at the lowest point of the Great Depression with between 25 and 33 percent of Americans unemployed. The country was worried and Roosevelt went on the radio to assure them he was prepared to lead the country back to prosperity.

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Drew Stafford celebrated his 500th game in the NHL with a power play goal against the Nashville Predators (Getty Images)
Drew Stafford celebrated his 500th game in the NHL with a power play goal against the Nashville Predators (Getty Images)
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Another Sabres Snoozer

I sometimes think it would be more exciting to step outside First Niagara Center and watch the construction workers putting up the Harbor Center than watch the Buffalo Sabres stumble thru game after game.  At least the guys working on the Harbor Center are getting something accomplished, getting something done and have something to show for their work.  The only thing the Sabres are getting accomplished is adding to the loss column.

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The Winter Storm Of Storms

With up to 12 inches of snow possible coming our way over the next 24 hours to 36 hours it's just a reminder that the month of March can bring some pretty severe winter storms.  And probably none was worse than the blizzard of 1888 that killed more than 400 people and dumped as much as 55 inches of snow in some areas. New York City ground to a halt in the face of huge snow drifts and strong winds. 

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Brad Keselowski celebrates his win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski celebrates his win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Getty Images)
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Keselowski Sweeps At Vegas

It was a weekend sweep for Brad Keselowski at Las Vegas Motor Speedway taking Saturday's Nationwide race then taking the lead on the final lap in Sunday's Sprint Cup race when Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran out of gas.  Junior appeared to be on his way to his second victory of the season until he was forced into fuel-saving mode. 

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Marquis Goodwin is consoled by Aaron Williams after the Buffalo Bills overtime loss to Atlanta. (Getty Images)
Marquis Goodwin is consoled by Aaron Williams after the Buffalo Bills overtime loss to Atlanta. (Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills Drop Toronto Home Game For This Year

Great news with word today that the Bills have suspended the series of game in Toronto, at least for this year. It means that all of the Bills home games will be at Ralph Wilson Stadium while the Bills use the time to evaluate the whole idea.

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Ashes and Penance — What Does It All Mean?

You may see people with smudges on their forehead today. This is a heavily concentrated Catholic area, so it’s pretty common to see it.

Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent – a period of 40 days of penance, reflection and abstinence, not including Sundays, leading up to Easter.

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