I am a Western New York native, born and raised in West Seneca and now living with my wife Maribeth, who is an R.N., on our 65-acre farm in Marilla. We do not have children but plenty of "kids" -- our cats, dog and horses. I have worked in Buffalo radio since 1975 and at Townsquare since 2001. Presently, I work just weekends and some fill-in on-air work. My main career is in law enforcement; I'm a mounted lieutenant, chaplain and instructor for the Erie County Sheriff's Office. And, yes, I am the guy famous for the signature radio sign-off, "God bless you, God bless America, never say never!"
The Best Drive-Thru Prank EVER! [VIDEO]
As I have said before in a couple of my postings, I love practical jokes. This one has to be the best I have ever seen.
Soap Opera Bloopers! [VIDEO]
My wife and I had a rare few days off together this past week and what did we wind up doing? One afternoon we ended up watching a couple of soap operas. I do not follow the "soaps", but I will admit I was thinking about the actors and how tough it must be to do these shows 5 days a…
Our Dog’s New Year’s Resolution [VIDEO]
Hi, it's Craig Matthews wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013. For our newest member of the family, "Tristan", it's a resolution to keep his teeth and gums in great shape. Tristan is our 3-legged pooch we rescued this past fall after saying goodbye to our b…
So Now They Name Snowstorms?
How did I miss this? It wasn't until today that I learned that starting this winter season (2012-2013), The Weather Channel has decided to name "noteworthy" winter storms.
Mounted for Meals Food Drive-Saturday December 8th at Southgate Plaza!
Hey, it's Craig Matthews letting you know if you couldn't make it to the "Food 2 Families" food drive today, you'll have another chance tomorrow and get to meet me, my fellow Mounted Deputies and our horses! As many of you know, in addition to my radio career I work in law enforcement with…
Christmas “Flash Mob” At The Mall –So Cool! [VIDEO]
Although this was from Christmas 2 years ago, it seems to be making the rounds in the last couple of weeks. It gives me goose-bumps.
Don’t Give Him A Hand, Lend Him Your Ear! [VIDEO]
So one of the news stories that made the rounds Thursday was that a Georgian (the country) strongman pulled a truck weighing more than 8 tons! WITH HIS EAR!
Response To Love Center NEEDS YOUR HELP! [VIDEO]
I have had the great pleasure of getting to know the folks at the Response To Love Center at St. Adelbert's Parish in Buffalo. I have seen and assisted in my small way to the work that happens there. I have witnessed the love and warmth that flows from it's staff, volunteers and those they assist. H…
So You Think You Know Your Christmas Decorations?
Here is a popular Christmas decoration. Did you know it's made with something called "franklin"?
What To Do With The Leftovers [VIDEO]
All that food, all that work. Thanksgiving dinner has been prepared, enjoyed and the leftovers have been put in the fridge. But what to do with the "remains of the day"?
Presidential Pardon To A Turkey [VIDEO]
It's a Presidential pardon given each year to a symbolic Thanksgiving turkey, or turkeys, as was the case Wednesday at the White House. President Obama was assisted by his two daughters as you'll see in this PBS/YouTube video.
Road Rage Caught On Tape! [VIDEO]
Here it is Thanksgiving Eve. Folks are thinking about what they are thankful for. Thinking about gathering for a festive dinner with family and friends. Yet for those who will venture out in search of Christmas bargains you are perhaps thinking about the craziness you will deal with in all the hustl…