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  • Friday March 6th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Former Rhode Island speaker of the house Gordon Fox plead guilty to charges related to fraud, bribery, and filing a false tax return on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of an 18 month grand jury investigation in which they uncovered that Fox had been misusing campaign funds during his long term as a representative in Providence. He allegedly accepted various bribes from local businesses, along with using over 100,000 dollars in campaign donations for personal purchases. Fox is set to be sentenced to three years in prison on the charges due to a plea deal with the prosecutor.

    The trial of Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday in Massachusetts court. Tsarneaev has plead not guilty to over thirty counts related to terrorism and using weapons of mass destruction. The trial has proceeded in the Boston area, despite the defense team’s efforts to get a change of venue for their client. The defense is claiming that his brother Tamerlan was the driving force behind the attacks, while Dzhokhar was merely roped into it. The prosecution claims both had equal weight in the attacks, citing various anti-American claims he scrawled on the boat he was found in following a massive manhunt to locate him. If convicted, Tsarnaev potentially faces the death penalty for the bombings, which killed three and wounded hundreds during the April 2013 attacks.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Boston Celtics were defeated by the Golden State Warriors by a score of 106 to 101. 

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


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    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt begins Tuesday March 24th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence.  Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt.

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


  • Monday March 5th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Former Rhode Island speaker of the house Gordon Fox plead guilty to charges related to fraud, bribery, and filing a false tax return on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of an 18 month grand jury investigation in which they uncovered that Fox had been misusing campaign funds during his long term as a representative in Providence. He allegedly accepted various bribes from local businesses, along with using over 100,000 dollars in campaign donations for personal purchases. Fox is set to be sentenced to three years in prison on the charges due to a plea deal with the prosecutor.

    The trial of Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday in Massachusetts court. Tsarneaev has plead not guilty to over thirty counts related to terrorism and using weapons of mass destruction. The trial has proceeded in the Boston area, despite the defense team’s efforts to get a change of venue for their client. The defense is claiming that his brother Tamerlan was the driving force behind the attacks, while Dzhokhar was merely roped into it. The prosecution claims both had equal weight in the attacks, citing various anti-American claims he scrawled on the boat he was found in following a massive manhunt to locate him. If convicted, Tsarnaev potentially faces the death penalty for the bombings, which killed three and wounded hundreds during the April 2013 attacks.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Boston Celtics were defeated by the Golden State Warriors by a score of 106 to 101. 

    Keene State University defeated the Rhode Island College Anchormen to win the 2014-2015 Little East Conference Title.

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Summer Dreams electronic dance party is this TONIGHT March 5th 9pm to 1am at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. It's just $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without or free entry with summer attire before 11pm.

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt begins Tuesday March 17th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. 16 bands will be competing on 4 nights, March 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th, to make it to the finals on Thursday April 16th. Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Wednesday March 4th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Former Rhode Island speaker of the house Gordon Fox plead guilty to charges related to fraud, bribery, and filing a false tax return on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of an 18 month grand jury investigation in which they uncovered that Fox had been misusing campaign funds during his long term as a representative in Providence. He allegedly accepted various bribes from local businesses, along with using over 100,000 dollars in campaign donations for personal purchases. Fox is set to be sentenced to three years in prison on the charges due to a plea deal with the prosecutor.

    The trial of Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday in Massachusetts court. Tsarneaev has plead not guilty to over thirty counts related to terrorism and using weapons of mass destruction. The trial has proceeded in the Boston area, despite the defense team’s efforts to get a change of venue for their client. The defense is claiming that his brother Tamerlan was the driving force behind the attacks, while Dzhokhar was merely roped into it. The prosecution claims both had equal weight in the attacks, citing various anti-American claims he scrawled on the boat he was found in following a massive manhunt to locate him. If convicted, Tsarnaev potentially faces the death penalty for the bombings, which killed three and wounded hundreds during the April 2013 attacks.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Boston Celtics were defeated by the Golden State Warriors by a score of 106 to 101. 

    Keene State University defeated the Rhode Island College Anchormen to win the 2014-2015 Little East Conference Title.

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Summer Dreams electronic dance party is this Thursday March 5th 9pm to 1am at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. It's just $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without or free entry with summer attire before 11pm.

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt begins Tuesday March 17th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. 16 bands will be competing on 4 nights, March 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th, to make it to the finals on Thursday April 16th. Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Tuesday March 3rd
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    3 men stole 4 million dollars worth of gold from a broken down truck in North Carolina late Sunday night. The truck was bound for Massachusetts when the drivers claim they had mechanical issues that forced them to pull over on Interstate 95 near Wilson, North Carolina. Shortly after this a white van pulled up to the truck and the three men forced the drivers out of the truck and walked them into the woods. The robbers took around 275 pounds of gold from the truck, leaving some of the gold and silver behind. The FBI and local authorities are investigating the robbery, with a tip line is available for any who may have information. 

    An 18 year old Massachusetts teenager has been charged with manslaughter in connection to her boyfriend's suicide. Michelle Carter of Plainville is accused of sending texts encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to carry through with his suicide when he began to have second thoughts about it. She also reportedly told Roy's mother she had no idea where he was on the day of his death, despite being in contact via text until his time of death. Although she was 17 at the time of Roy's July 2014 suicide, she could be sentenced as an adult if convicted of the charges. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 17 in the case.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Boston Celtics were defeated by the Golden State Warriors by a score of 106 to 101. 

    Keene State University defeated the Rhode Island College Anchormen to win the 2014-2015 Little East Conference Title.

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Summer Dreams electronic dance party is this Thursday March 5th 9pm to 1am at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. It's just $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without or free entry with summer attire before 11pm.

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt begins Tuesday March 17th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. 16 bands will be competing on 4 nights, March 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th, to make it to the finals on Thursday April 16th. Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Monday March 2nd
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    3 men stole 4 million dollars worth of gold from a broken down truck in North Carolina late Sunday night. The truck was bound for Massachusetts when the drivers claim they had mechanical issues that forced them to pull over on Interstate 95 near Wilson, North Carolina. Shortly after this a white van pulled up to the truck and the three men forced the drivers out of the truck and walked them into the woods. The robbers took around 275 pounds of gold from the truck, leaving some of the gold and silver behind. The FBI and local authorities are investigating the robbery, with a tip line is available for any who may have information. 

    An 18 year old Massachusetts teenager has been charged with manslaughter in connection to her boyfriend's suicide. Michelle Carter of Plainville is accused of sending texts encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to carry through with his suicide when he began to have second thoughts about it. She also reportedly told Roy's mother she had no idea where he was on the day of his death, despite being in contact via text until his time of death. Although she was 17 at the time of Roy's July 2014 suicide, she could be sentenced as an adult if convicted of the charges. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 17 in the case.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Boston Celtics were defeated by the Golden State Warriors by a score of 106 to 101. 

    Keene State University defeated the Rhode Island College Anchormen to win the 2014-2015 Little East Conference Title.

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Summer Dreams electronic dance party is this Thursday March 5th 9pm to 1am at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. It's just $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without or free entry with summer attire before 11pm.

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt begins Tuesday March 17th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. 16 bands will be competing on 4 nights, March 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th, to make it to the finals on Thursday April 16th. Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Sunday March 1st
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    3 Brooklyn men were arrested for planning on carrying out terrorist attacks in the US, along with planning to join the Islamic State in Syria. Two of the men were from Uzbekistan, while the third was originally from Kazakhstan. Police arrested them after they were found posting threatening messages online, one in which one of the suspects pledged to kill President Obama. Another post threatened to attack police officers if unable to reach Syria. Two of the men were arrested after purchasing airplane tickets to Istanbul, while the third was arrested for funding passage for one of the others. If convicted, the trio faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison.

    Health officials in India are urging calm from the public as they face a large outbreak of swine flu in the country. The disease has infected over 16,000 people so far, primarily in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Officials there have banned large public gatherings to attempt and quell the spread, with weddings and funerals being exempted from these restrictions. Schooling and workplaces are also unaffected by these bans but the wearing of protective masks is mandatory during such occasions, as healthcare workers try to deal with the largest outbreak of H1NI in the past five years.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Summer Dreams electronic dance party is this Thursday March 5th 9pm to 1am at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. It's just $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without or free entry with summer attire before 11pm.

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt begins Tuesday March 17th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. 16 bands will be competing on 4 nights, March 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th, to make it to the finals on Thursday April 16th. Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • February 27th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    3 Brooklyn men were arrested for planning on carrying out terrorist attacks in the US, along with planning to join the Islamic State in Syria. Two of the men were from Uzbekistan, while the third was originally from Kazakhstan. Police arrested them after they were found posting threatening messages online, one in which one of the suspects pledged to kill President Obama. Another post threatened to attack police officers if unable to reach Syria. Two of the men were arrested after purchasing airplane tickets to Istanbul, while the third was arrested for funding passage for one of the others. If convicted, the trio faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison.

    Health officials in India are urging calm from the public as they face a large outbreak of swine flu in the country. The disease has infected over 16,000 people so far, primarily in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Officials there have banned large public gatherings to attempt and quell the spread, with weddings and funerals being exempted from these restrictions. Schooling and workplaces are also unaffected by these bans but the wearing of protective masks is mandatory during such occasions, as healthcare workers try to deal with the largest outbreak of H1NI in the past five years.



    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 


    The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks by a score of 115 to 94 at home at The Garden last night, and will take on The Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night at 7:30 at home at The Garden.

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.

    The Rhode Island College Anchorwomen have been knocked out of the Little East Conference Tournament after losing to UMASS Dartmouth by a score of 67 to 49 on Tuesday night.

    The #2 seed Rhode Island College Anchormen move onto the Semifinals of the Little East Conference Tournament, after knocking out #7 seed Plymouth State University by a score of 66 to 62 on Tuesday night at The Murray Center.  The Anchormen will take on #3 seed UMASS Dartmouth tomorrow night, in Eastern Connecticut.  Tip-off is at 7:30pm.  If the Anchormen win, they will move on to face the winner of #4 seed Keene State vs, #1 seed Eastern Connecticut State University in the Final Round of the Little East Conference Tournament.

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Summer Dreams electronic dance party is this Thursday March 5th 9pm to 1am at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. It's just $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without or free entry with summer attire before 11pm.

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt begins Tuesday March 17th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. 16 bands will be competing on 4 nights, March 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th, to make it to the finals on Thursday April 16th. Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt.

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Thursday February 26th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    3 Brooklyn men were arrested for planning on carrying out terrorist attacks in the US, along with planning to join the Islamic State in Syria. Two of the men were from Uzbekistan, while the third was originally from Kazakhstan. Police arrested them after they were found posting threatening messages online, one in which one of the suspects pledged to kill President Obama. Another post threatened to attack police officers if unable to reach Syria. Two of the men were arrested after purchasing airplane tickets to Istanbul, while the third was arrested for funding passage for one of the others. If convicted, the trio faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison.

    Health officials in India are urging calm from the public as they face a large outbreak of swine flu in the country. The disease has infected over 16,000 people so far, primarily in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Officials there have banned large public gatherings to attempt and quell the spread, with weddings and funerals being exempted from these restrictions. Schooling and workplaces are also unaffected by these bans but the wearing of protective masks is mandatory during such occasions, as healthcare workers try to deal with the largest outbreak of H1NI in the past five years.



    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 


    The Boston Bruins take on the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at 7pm in New Jersey.

    The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks by a score of 115 to 94 at home at The Garden last night, and will take on The Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night at 7:30 at home at The Garden.

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.

    The Rhode Island College Anchorwomen have been knocked out of the Little East Conference Tournament after losing to UMASS Dartmouth by a score of 67 to 49 on Tuesday night.

    The #2 seed Rhode Island College Anchormen move onto the Semifinals of the Little East Conference Tournament, after knocking out #7 seed Plymouth State University by a score of 66 to 62 on Tuesday night at The Murray Center.  The Anchormen will take on #3 seed UMASS Dartmouth tomorrow night, in Eastern Connecticut.  Tip-off is at 7:30pm.  If the Anchormen win, they will move on to face the winner of #4 seed Keene State vs, #1 seed Eastern Connecticut State University in the Final Round of the Little East Conference Tournament.

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Wednesday Febraury 25th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    3 Brooklyn men were arrested for planning on carrying out terrorist attacks in the US, along with planning to join the Islamic State in Syria. Two of the men were from Uzbekistan, while the third was originally from Kazakhstan. Police arrested them after they were found posting threatening messages online, one in which one of the suspects pledged to kill President Obama. Another post threatened to attack police officers if unable to reach Syria. Two of the men were arrested after purchasing airplane tickets to Istanbul, while the third was arrested for funding passage for one of the others. If convicted, the trio faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison.

    Health officials in India are urging calm from the public as they face a large outbreak of swine flu in the country. The disease has infected over 16,000 people so far, primarily in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Officials there have banned large public gatherings to attempt and quell the spread, with weddings and funerals being exempted from these restrictions. Schooling and workplaces are also unaffected by these bans but the wearing of protective masks is mandatory during such occasions, as healthcare workers try to deal with the largest outbreak of H1NI in the past five years.



    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 


    The Boston Bruins take on the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at 7pm in New Jersey.

    The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks by a score of 115 to 94 at home at The Garden last night, and will take on The Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night at 7:30 at home at The Garden.

    Baseball season is approaching, as the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, in Fort Myers, Florida.

    The Rhode Island College Anchorwomen have been knocked out of the Little East Conference Tournament after losing to UMASS Dartmouth by a score of 67 to 49 on Tuesday night.

    The #2 seed Rhode Island College Anchormen move onto the Semifinals of the Little East Conference Tournament, after knocking out #7 seed Plymouth State University by a score of 66 to 62 on Tuesday night at The Murray Center.  The Anchormen will take on #3 seed UMASS Dartmouth tomorrow night, in Eastern Connecticut.  Tip-off is at 7:30pm.  If the Anchormen win, they will move on to face the winner of #4 seed Keene State vs, #1 seed Eastern Connecticut State University in the Final Round of the Little East Conference Tournament.

    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Tuesday February 24th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A gas leak has was discovered on the east campus of Rhode Island College Sunday afternoon. Traffic was restricted to all roads leading into that part of the campus.
    Additionally, all buildings on that part of the campus were closed, including the Recreation Center and any activities in those buildings were cancelled for the evening.

    Repair work is still ongoing in Building 3 of East Campus. As a result, the Financial Aid Office and the Galley will be closed for the remainder Monday.

    France confiscated the passports of six citizens who were attempting to join Islamic State forces in Syria. This is due to a new counter-terrorism law passed in November, which allows the seizure of passports from those attempting to join foreign terrorism cells abroad. According to authorities the suspects passports and passports and identity cards will be confiscated for six months, after which the men can apply for their reinstatement. They can also appeal the ban in court. These actions come on the heels of heightened efforts by France to counter ISIS forces, including the deployment of an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to be used for airstrikes against pockets of ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 


    The Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks  by a score of 6 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

    The Boston Celtics lost to the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 118 to 111 on Sunday afternoon.

    The Rhode Island College Men's Basketball team will be playing Plymouth State University in the quarter finals of the Little East Conference Tournament on Tuesday night, at 7 PM at the Murray Center. We will have coverage live on 90.7 WXIN with the WXIN Broadcast team. 


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Become a DJ on 90.7 WXIN by emailing General Manager Rob Smith at GM at RIC Radio Dot Org (gm@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.