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  • Summer 2015

    NEWS (Use News Intro and News Bed in Megaseg for intro and background music):

    On Sunday night two gunmen were shot dead by a security guard they opened fire on outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The event was a gallery for controversial drawings of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The gunmen pledged loyalty to ISIS on their social media accounts.

    Student Community Government Inc. at Rhode Island College held its elections last Wednesday for the Executive Council positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Robert Smith was elected President, Maria Zapasnik was elected Vice President. Laurie Cepada was elected Secretary and Noah Carsten was elected Treasurer as well. For the Officers of Parliament, Thomas Lima was elected Speaker and Brittany Ferzoco was elected as Deputy Speaker. All elections were unopposed except for the position of Vice President in which Zapasnik defeated Derrik Trombley and Nephtali Navarro in 2 rounds of voting.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg for background music):

    BOXING - Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after his felterweight championship bout with Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao was held to only 439 punches, his lowest total in any of his championship fights. Mayweather is now 48-0, one shy of tying Rocky Marciano's undefeated 49-0 mark.

    NBA - Stephen Curry was named NBA MVP with 100 of 130 first place votes. It is his first league MVP award of his career. James Harden came in second with 25 first place votes, and Lebron James in 3rd with 5.

    MLB - The Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 2 to 0.

    NFL - Jameis Winston went first overall in Thursday's NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccan

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  • Friday May 8th

    NEWS (Use News Intro and News Bed in Megaseg for intro and background music):

    On Sunday night two gunmen were shot dead by a security guard they opened fire on outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The event was a gallery for controversial drawings of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The gunmen pledged loyalty to ISIS on their social media accounts.

    Student Community Government Inc. at Rhode Island College held its elections last Wednesday for the Executive Council positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Robert Smith was elected President, Maria Zapasnik was elected Vice President. Laurie Cepada was elected Secretary and Noah Carsten was elected Treasurer as well. For the Officers of Parliament, Thomas Lima was elected Speaker and Brittany Ferzoco was elected as Deputy Speaker. All elections were unopposed except for the position of Vice President in which Zapasnik defeated Derrik Trombley and Nephtali Navarro in 2 rounds of voting.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg for background music):

    BOXING - Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after his felterweight championship bout with Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao was held to only 439 punches, his lowest total in any of his championship fights. Mayweather is now 48-0, one shy of tying Rocky Marciano's undefeated 49-0 mark.

    NBA - Stephen Curry was named NBA MVP with 100 of 130 first place votes. It is his first league MVP award of his career. James Harden came in second with 25 first place votes, and Lebron James in 3rd with 5.

    MLB - The Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 2 to 0.

    NFL - Jameis Winston went first overall in Thursday's NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccan

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

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  • Thursday May 7th 2015

    NEWS (Use News Intro and News Bed in Megaseg for intro and background music):

    On Sunday night two gunmen were shot dead by a security guard they opened fire on outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The event was a gallery for controversial drawings of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The gunmen pledged loyalty to ISIS on their social media accounts.

    Student Community Government Inc. at Rhode Island College held its elections last Wednesday for the Executive Council positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Robert Smith was elected President, Maria Zapasnik was elected Vice President. Laurie Cepada was elected Secretary and Noah Carsten was elected Treasurer as well. For the Officers of Parliament, Thomas Lima was elected Speaker and Brittany Ferzoco was elected as Deputy Speaker. All elections were unopposed except for the position of Vice President in which Zapasnik defeated Derrik Trombley and Nephtali Navarro in 2 rounds of voting.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg for background music):

    BOXING - Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after his felterweight championship bout with Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao was held to only 439 punches, his lowest total in any of his championship fights. Mayweather is now 48-0, one shy of tying Rocky Marciano's undefeated 49-0 mark.

    NBA - Stephen Curry was named NBA MVP with 100 of 130 first place votes. It is his first league MVP award of his career. James Harden came in second with 25 first place votes, and Lebron James in 3rd with 5.

    MLB - The Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 2 to 0.

    NFL - Jameis Winston went first overall in Thursday's NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccan

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Mike Giammarco at Program at RIC Radio Dot Org (program@ricradio.org) and by attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    WEATHER (Read at your discretion):


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  • Wednesday May 6th

    On Sunday night two gunmen were shot dead by a security guard they opened fire on outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The event was a gallery for controversial drawings of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. The gunmen pledged loyalty to ISIS on their social media accounts.

    Student Community Government Inc. at Rhode Island College held their elections last Wednesday for Executive Council positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Robert Smith was elected President, Maria Zapasnik was elected Vice President, Laurie Cepada was elected Secretary and Noah Carsten was elected Treasurer. For the Officers of Parliament, Thomas Lima was elected Speaker and Brittany Ferzoco was elected Deputy Speaker. All elections were unopposed accept for the position of Vice President in which Zapasnik defeated Derrik Trombley and Nephtali Navarro in 2 rounds of voting.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    BOXING - Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after his felterweight championship bout with Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao was held to only 439 punches, his lowest total in any of his championship fights. Mayweather is now 48-0, one shy of tying Rocky Marciano's undefeated 49-0 mark.

    NBA - Stephen Curry was named NBA MVP with 100 of 130 first place votes. It is his first league MVP award of his career. James Harden came in second with 25 first place votes, and Lebron James in 3rd with 5.

    MLB - The Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 2 to 0.

    NFL - Jameis Winston went first overall in Thursday's NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccan


  • Tuesday May 6th

    Multiple protests broke out in various U.S. cities in response to the Baltimore protests. This included Ferguson, Missouri, the site of the death of Michael Brown over the summer, where two people were shot during protests. A prominent protest also broke out in New York City, where sixty people were arrested in connection to the protests. Those arrested allegedly got hostile with police, who were trying to control the flow of people which were taking up entire streets in Manhattan. Similar protests broke out in several other major cities, including Denver and Boston.

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, which is feared to have caused upwards of 5,000 deaths. The quake decimated most of the mountainous nation, with an estimated 90 percent of the countries housing affected, and at least a quarter of Nepal's population having been impacted by the quake. The disaster also had effects on several other nations and areas in the region, with shock waves felt in bordering countries India and Bangladesh, along with an avalanche that killed several on Mount Everest. At least half a million people have lost their homes in Nepal alone, as aid from overseas nations attempt to provide support for the nation.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    BOXING - Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after his felterweight championship bout with Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao was held to only 439 punches, his lowest total in any of his championship fights. Mayweather is now 48-0, one shy of tying Rocky Marciano's undefeated 49-0 mark.

    NBA - Stephen Curry was named NBA MVP with 100 of 130 first place votes. It is his first league MVP award of his career. James Harden came in second with 25 first place votes, and Lebron James in 3rd with 5.

    MLB - The Boston Red Sox lost 8-5 to the Yankees after a late 5 run rally in the 6th inning. Joe Kelly gave up 5 runs in just four and two thirds innings of work and former Red Sox relief pitcher Andrew Miller came in for the save in the 9th.

    NFL - Jameis Winston went first overall in Thursday's NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccan


  • Monday May 4th

    Multiple protests broke out in various U.S. cities in response to the Baltimore protests. This included Ferguson, Missouri, the site of the death of Michael Brown over the summer, where two people were shot during protests. A prominent protest also broke out in New York City, where sixty people were arrested in connection to the protests. Those arrested allegedly got hostile with police, who were trying to control the flow of people which were taking up entire streets in Manhattan. Similar protests broke out in several other major cities, including Denver and Boston.

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, which is feared to have caused upwards of 5,000 deaths. The quake decimated most of the mountainous nation, with an estimated 90 percent of the countries housing affected, and at least a quarter of Nepal's population having been impacted by the quake. The disaster also had effects on several other nations and areas in the region, with shock waves felt in bordering countries India and Bangladesh, along with an avalanche that killed several on Mount Everest. At least half a million people have lost their homes in Nepal alone, as aid from overseas nations attempt to provide support for the nation.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    BOXING - Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after his felterweight championship bout with Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao was held to only 439 punches, his lowest total in any of his championship fights. Mayweather is now 48-0, one shy of tying Rocky Marciano's undefeated 49-0 mark.

    NBA - Stephen Curry was named NBA MVP with 100 of 130 first place votes. It is his first league MVP award of his career. James Harden came in second with 25 first place votes, and Lebron James in 3rd with 5.

    MLB - The Boston Red Sox lost 8-5 to the Yankees after a late 5 run rally in the 6th inning. Joe Kelly gave up 5 runs in just four and two thirds innings of work and former Red Sox relief pitcher Andrew Miller came in for the save in the 9th.

    NFL - Jameis Winston went first overall in Thursday's NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with Marcus Mariota going second overall to the Tennessee Titans. The New England Patriots may have found Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork's replacement, after selecting Malcolm Brown 32nd overall. The Defensive Tackle out of Texas may provide some relief to a somewhat smaller defensive line.

    NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Talladega for the first time since 2004.

    HORSE RACING - The projected favorite American Pharaoh won the Kentucky Derby at 3-1 odds. He is also currently the favorite for the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

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  • Friday May 1st

    Multiple protests broke out in various U.S. cities in response to the Baltimore protests. This included Ferguson, Missouri, the site of the death of Michael Brown over the summer, where two people were shot during protests. A prominent protest also broke out in New York City, where sixty people were arrested in connection to the protests. Those arrested allegedly got hostile with police, who were trying to control the flow of people which were taking up entire streets in Manhattan. Similar protests broke out in several other major cities, including Denver and Boston.

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, which is feared to have caused upwards of 5,000 deaths. The quake decimated most of the mountainous nation, with an estimated 90 percent of the countries housing affected, and at least a quarter of Nepal's population having been impacted by the quake. The disaster also had effects on several other nations and areas in the region, with shock waves felt in bordering countries India and Bangladesh, along with an avalanche that killed several on Mount Everest. At least half a million people have lost their homes in Nepal alone, as aid from overseas nations attempt to provide support for the nation.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    BOXING - Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated after beating Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision of 118-110 for the welterweight championship title belt. Mayweather stands at 48-0 and took home a projected 180 million dollars from the fight. Pacquiao was limited to only 429 punches, the fewest hes thrown in any championship title bout, and Mayweather's right hand counter punch and defensive position 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Mike Giammarco at Program at RIC Radio Dot Org (program@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Thursday April 30th

    Multiple protests broke out in various U.S. cities in response to the Baltimore protests. This included Ferguson, Missouri, the site of the death of Michael Brown over the summer, where two people were shot during protests. A prominent protest also broke out in New York City, where sixty people were arrested in connection to the protests. Those arrested allegedly got hostile with police, who were trying to control the flow of people which were taking up entire streets in Manhattan. Similar protests broke out in several other major cities, including Denver and Boston.

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, which is feared to have caused upwards of 5,000 deaths. The quake decimated most of the mountainous nation, with an estimated 90 percent of the countries housing affected, and at least a quarter of Nepal's population having been impacted by the quake. The disaster also had effects on several other nations and areas in the region, with shock waves felt in bordering countries India and Bangladesh, along with an avalanche that killed several on Mount Everest. At least half a million people have lost their homes in Nepal alone, as aid from overseas nations attempt to provide support for the nation.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
    MLB
    -For the first time in MLB history, two teams played in a regular season game closed to the public. The Baltimore Orioles, due to an ongoing state of emergency in the state of Maryland, played and beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 with a resounding silence

    Boston's starters entered the day with a 6.03 ERA, highest in the majors. But Rick Porcello managed to hold the Toronto Blue Jays to just 1 run, while Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, and David Ortiz took care of the rest with a combined 4 hits, 4 runs batted in and a home run. Koji Uehara (youie-har-ah) struck out 3 batters in the top of the 9th inning to complete the pitching staff's powerful performance with a 4-1 victory.

    NHL
    - The Red Wings have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a 2-0 shutout loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    - The New York Rangers will begin their series with the Washington Capitals tonight, while the Calgary Flames and Jonas Hiller look to take on his former team at Anaheim.

    NBA 
    - The Houston Rockets lead by James Harden defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference playoff series 4 games to 1. Harden finished the game with 28, Dwight Howard had 18 points and 19 rebounds, and Josh Smith had 20 points.

    - The Atlanta Hawks extended their playoff series with Brooklyn after a second half comeback victory. Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 on Wednesday night

    - The Memphis Grizzlies closed out the Portland Trail Blazers in just 5 games after a 99-93 home victory lead by a 26 point 14 rebound performance by Marc Gasol. They will move on to face Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The 9th Annual RIC Block Party is Today  from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on the Quad.

    The WXIN Urban Showcase is Tonight at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 without.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Mike Giammarco at Program at RIC Radio Dot Org (program@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Wednesday April 29th

    Multiple riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland Monday afternoon and evening in protest to the death of resident Freddie Gray. Gray, who was laid to rest earlier in the day, died after succumbing to injuries, including a broken spine in three places, that he received in police custody. An investigation is being launched to look into the death, but protests have been sparked in light of his death. A state of emergency was declared in Maryland, with National Guard troops expected to be sent to help restore order, and a curfew was set for Tuesday night. These measures did not however, prevent multiple outbreaks of looting and rioting which occurred throughout the city.

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, which is feared to have caused upwards of 5,000 deaths. The quake decimated most of the mountainous nation, with an estimated 90 percent of the countries housing affected, and at least a quarter of Nepal's population having been impacted by the quake. The disaster also had effects on several other nations and areas in the region, with shock waves felt in bordering countries India and Bangladesh, along with an avalanche that killed several on Mount Everest. At least half a million people have lost their homes in Nepal alone, as aid from overseas nations attempt to provide support for the nation.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
    MLB
    - The Baltimore Orioles will host the White Sox on Wednesday in front of zero fans. That's right. The game will be closed to the public due to safety concerns after rioting took place close to                      the stadium.      
    - The Red Sox lost 8-11 to the Toronto Blue Jays in Fenway Park last night. Clay Buchholz blew a 4 run lead in the 3rd inning and gave up 5 straight runs. Toronto belted 17 hits including a Jose Bautista home run over the green monster to clinch the victory in the 8th. Buchholz drops to 1-3 on the year.
    - The Atlanta Braves blew a 9 run lead and lost to the Washington Nationals 13-12. Dan Uggla drove in 5 runs including a 3 run homer in the 9th.
    Arizona Diamondbacks rookie right-hander Archie Bradley was removed from Tuesday's game in the second inning after taking a line drive off the head. Bradley laid on the field for several minutes but was able to walk off under his own power. Bradley is 2-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 18 and two thirds innings.

    NHL
    - Veteran Detroit Red Wings Defenseman Nicklas Kromwall has been suspended for an unsportsmanlike hit and will miss game seven in their playoff series with Tampa Bay.

    NBA 
    - The Houston Rockets lead by James Harden defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference playoff series 4 games to 1. Harden finished the game with 28, Dwight Howard had 18 points and 19 rebounds, and Josh Smith had 20 points.


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The 9th Annual RIC Block Party is Thursday April 30th from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on the Quad.

    The WXIN Urban Showcase is Thursday April 30th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 without.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Mike Giammarco at Program at RIC Radio Dot Org (program@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Tuesday April 28th

    Multiple riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland Monday afternoon and evening in protest to the death of resident Freddie Gray. Gray, who was laid to rest earlier in the day, died after succumbing to injuries, including a broken spine in three places, that he received in police custody. An investigation is being launched to look into the death, but protests have been sparked in light of his death. A state of emergency was declared in Maryland, with National Guard troops expected to be sent to help restore order, and a curfew was set for Tuesday night. These measures did not however, prevent multiple outbreaks of looting and rioting which occurred throughout the city.

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, which is feared to have caused upwards of 5,000 deaths. The quake decimated most of the mountainous nation, with an estimated 90 percent of the countries housing affected, and at least a quarter of Nepal's population having been impacted by the quake. The disaster also had effects on several other nations and areas in the region, with shock waves felt in bordering countries India and Bangladesh, along with an avalanche that killed several on Mount Everest. At least half a million people have lost their homes in Nepal alone, as aid from overseas nations attempt to provide support for the nation.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    MLB - The Baltimore Orioles were forced to postpone their home game against the White Sox on Monday due to "safety concerns" after a state of emergency was declared in Maryland.
            - The Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 however third baseman Pablo Sandoval left the game early due to a sore neck after laying out to make a diving catch in the top of the sixth inning.

    NHL - The Tampa Bay Lightning have forced a game 7 against the Detroit Red Wings with a 5-2 victory on the road.
            - Washington killed a late penalty in game 7 in order to protect the lead and knock off the Islanders 2-1.

    NBA - The Celtics are OUT of the playoffs after losing to the Cavaliers 101-93 in a four game sweep.
            - Brooklyn Nets evened the series after a 120-115 victory over the Hawks
            - The Bucks forced a game six after a 94-88 victory against the Chicago Bulls


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The 9th Annual RIC Block Party is Thursday April 30th from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on the Quad.

    The WXIN Urban Showcase is Thursday April 30th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 without.

    The RIC Block Party is Thursday April 30th from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on the quad.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Mike Giammarco at Program at RIC Radio Dot Org (program@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.