Scoop's Corner

Kyle Larson Wins His 3rd Of The Year At Michigan!

We recap the racing at MIS and Watkins Glen plus discuss Brad Keselowski vs. Toyota, Kevin ‘Happy’ Harvick vs. Dale Jr., Kasey Kahne losing his ride, and our favorites to win the championship this year…


Scoop’s Vinyl Oddities: The Stones ‘Lips’ 7″ Record Sleeve

I’ve always liked this record sleeve from The Rolling Stones. So much so, that it’s been up on my wall a few times…

Kyle Busch Wins At The Tricky Triangle! Watkins Glen Is Next!

Kyle Busch ended a 36 race winless drought with his win at Pocono, but his crew chief faces a $10K fine for a loose lug nut. Roush Fenway had two drivers that were missing lug nuts. We discuss how teams are doing this to gain a competitive advantage plus we preview Watkins Glen. The pictures of Kyle Busch you see here were shot by podcast partner Dennis Neal at Kentucky Speedway.


Rusty Wallace’s Favorite Watkins Glen Moment: “It Was A Dramatic Victory.”

Rusty Wallace talked to me about his favorite Watkins Glen moment, a victory in 1987. Plus we ask him who he’s most impressed with among the young guns ascending in the sport. And don’t forget to get your tickets for the I Love New York 355 at:


Mark Kendall Of Great White On Their New CD ‘Full Circle’: “We’re Thrilled With The Feedback.”

Great White perform with Slaughter Friday night at Turning Stone and you can win tickets this Ticket Window Thursday! It’s part of the Hot Rock Summer Concert Series at Turning Stone sponsored by Taylor Consulting. Guitarist Mark Kendall spoke with me about the new album and what you can expect to see in concert.


Meet New Utica Comets Coach Trent Cull!

We talked to new Comets Coach Trent Cull and he gave us some insight into his coaching philosophy and his goals for the team. Rainman from brother station KROCK also joined us…


96 St. Mark’s Place, NYC Led Zeppelin ‘Physical Graffiti’ & Scoop

This is the legendary building in NYC on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’, and that’s me in the Iron Maiden t-shirt.

Scoop Talks With Utica Comets Goalie Thatcher Demko…

Earlier this season I talked with Comets Goalie Thatcher Demko on Comets Insider heard Monday nights at 7 on ESPNUR about the transition from college hockey to the AHL, his relationship with fellow G Richard Bachman, and more…


Scoop’s Vinyl Oddities: Grateful Dead ‘In The Dark’ & ‘Tough Of Grey’



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Coach Boeheim On 1,000 Wins: “I Had A Lot Of Great Players And They Mean The World To Me.”

I talked to Coach Jim Boeheim about his 1,000th win, that big 15th win vs. Virginia, and we get a quick scouting report on Clemson.


Scoop’s Vinyl Oddities: The Ramones ‘Eaten Alive’ Live In Utica

This is a record I picked up at Other Music, a very cool record store in Greenwich Village which unfortunately just closed earlier this year. A couple years ago as I thumbed through the racks of vinyl, I was amazed to find this Ramones concert recorded in Utica at 4 Acres! The sound quality is pretty good for being an unofficial release, and I have since seen this with a different cover…Maybe you were there???


Hear The High Kings With Scoop!

The High Kings, in town to perform at The Great American Irish Festival at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, rocked out on air with Scoop! Click the player to hear it!


Austin Chef ZZ Tom Recreates & Eats Mexican Food Spread From ZZ Top’s ‘Tres Hombres’

Austin chef Thom Mickelthwait recreates and eats the magnificent spread of Mexican food from the inside cover of ZZ Top’s ‘Tres Hombres’ album…You WILL be hungry after watching this!

Tommy DeCarlo Interview

Utica native Tommy DeCarlo talks about getting the opportunity to sing for Boston, a band he loved growing up.


Joe Bonamassa Interview

Upon the release of ‘Different Shades Of Blue’ in 2014, I talked to Joe Bonamassa about the album, and he shared some thoughts on the late Johnny Winter as well.


George Thorogood Interview

In this interview from June of 2014, George Thorogood talks about his musical heroes, giving everything he’s got on stage, getting advice from Joe DiMaggio & Chuck Berry,  & how he digs The Black Keys…


Leslie West Interview

On October of 2013 I talked to guitar legend Leslie West about his album ‘Still Climbing’…


Judas Priest Interview

A conversation I had with Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, & Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest in July of 2014…