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  • Monday January 26th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    WXIN BREAKING NEWS: Rhode Island College has officially cancelled classes after 4 pm today through all of Tuesday.

    Rhode Island and Eastern and Southeastern Massachusetts are under a Blizzard warning from 7pm tonight (Monday) until 1 am on Wednesday. A hazard's Nor' Easter with heavy snow and stromg to damaging winds will effect New England.  

    The worst of the storm will be tonight through Tuesday afternoon.

    Winds are expected to blow north, northeast with guests around 65 to 75 miles per hour.

    Accumulations of now around 20 to 30 inches with rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour at times.

    A travel ban will be in effect from 12am midnight until further notice in all of Rhode Island

    13 People were killed by an errant shell in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where bitter fighting between government forces and rebel troops has been raging for weeks over the city's airport. The shell, which each side is placing blame in the other for firing, struck a city bus in the rebel held city center, similar to an incident that occurred in the village of Buhas earlier this month. Government recently vacated the airport, which has given rebel forces an opportunity to seize it. This violence comes in the wake of calls from France, Ukraine, Russia, and Germany to cease hostilities in the country's eastern region.

    President Obama is pushing to expand a wildlife refuge in Alaska, in an effort to protect the oil rich region from being developed for commercial use. He is pushing to expand the 7 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by about 5 million acres. The area has been a source of struggle since the 1960's, as conservationists and oil companies have clashed over how the land should be utilized. If put before the Republican controlled Congress, it is expected to to face stiff opposition.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 last Sunday to win the AFC Conference title and advance to the Super Bowl Sunday February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona vs. the Seattle Seahawks. 

    The Rhode Island College Anchorwomen battled back from a 12 point deficit to defeat Eastern Connecticut by a score of 61 to 59.  Leading the way for the Anchorwomen, was FRESHMAN Jess Korzec, with 18 points.  Other players in double digits were Devin Hill with 16, Alex Moore with 13, and Michelle Lagrotteria, who had 10 points.  The Anchorwomen take on UMass Dartmouth tomorrow night, in a Little East Conference matchup, at 5:30 pm.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183! 

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Sunday January 25th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A crippling and potentially historic blizzard is set to impact the area beginning late Monday into Tuesday, lingering into early Wednesday. The worst of the storm will be from Monday night into Tuesday.

    13 People were killed by an errant shell in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where bitter fighting between government forces and rebel troops has been raging for weeks over the city's airport. The shell, which each side is placing blame in the other for firing, struck a city bus in the rebel held city center, similar to an incident that occurred in the village of Buhas earlier this month. Government recently vacated the airport, which has given rebel forces an opportunity to seize it. This violence comes in the wake of calls from France, Ukraine, Russia, and Germany to cease hostilities in the country's eastern region.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 on Sunday to win the AFC Conference title and advance to the Super Bowl Sunday February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona vs. the Seattle Seahawks. 

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 3 to 2, dropping to a record of 25, 16, and 7 on the season.  The Bruins will play the New York Islanders next Thursday night, after the NHL All Star Break. 

    YOUR Rhode Island College Anchorwomen are set to take on Connecticut College TONIGHT at 7:00 at The Murray Center! Come support YOUR team!

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183! 

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Saturday January 24th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Brown University has sanctioned two fraternities for holding unregistered parties last fall, including one where two students reported drinking alcoholic punch laced with a date-rape drug. Phi Kappa Psi will lose university recognition for four years, including the loss of housing on campus and Sigma Chi is being put on probation and losing its social and university privileges until the fall of 2016.School officials say the fraternity hosted a party in October and two students reported drinking a beverage containing a date-rape drug. Brown officials stated both fraternities created environments that "facilitated" sexual misconduct.

    13 People were killed by an errant shell in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where bitter fighting between government forces and rebel troops has been raging for weeks over the city's airport. The shell, which each side is placing blame in the other for firing, struck a city bus in the rebel held city center, similar to an incident that occurred in the village of Buhas earlier this month. Government recently vacated the airport, which has given rebel forces an opportunity to seize it. This violence comes in the wake of calls from France, Ukraine, Russia, and Germany to cease hostilities in the country's eastern region.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 on Sunday to win the AFC Conference title and advance to the Super Bowl Sunday February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona vs. the Seattle Seahawks. 

    The Boston Celtics are set to take on the Portland Trailblazers tonight at 10pm, away in Portland.  

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 3 to 2, dropping to a record of 25, 16, and 7 on the season.  The Bruins will play the New York Islanders next Thursday night, after the NHL All Star Break. 

    YOUR Rhode Island College Anchorwomen are set to take on Connecticut College TONIGHT at 7:00 at The Murray Center! Come support YOUR team!

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183! 

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Friday January 23rd
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Brown University has sanctioned two fraternities for holding unregistered parties last fall, including one where two students reported drinking alcoholic punch laced with a date-rape drug. Phi Kappa Psi will lose university recognition for four years, including the loss of housing on campus and Sigma Chi is being put on probation and losing its social and university privileges until the fall of 2016.School officials say the fraternity hosted a party in October and two students reported drinking a beverage containing a date-rape drug. Brown officials stated both fraternities created environments that "facilitated" sexual misconduct.

    13 People were killed by an errant shell in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where bitter fighting between government forces and rebel troops has been raging for weeks over the city's airport. The shell, which each side is placing blame in the other for firing, struck a city bus in the rebel held city center, similar to an incident that occurred in the village of Buhas earlier this month. Government recently vacated the airport, which has given rebel forces an opportunity to seize it. This violence comes in the wake of calls from France, Ukraine, Russia, and Germany to cease hostilities in the country's eastern region.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 on Sunday to win the AFC Conference title and advance to the Super Bowl Sunday February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona vs. the Seattle Seahawks. 

    The Boston Celtics are set to take on the Portland Trailblazers tonight at 10pm, away in Portland.  

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 3 to 2, dropping to a record of 25, 16, and 7 on the season.  The Bruins will play the New York Islanders next Thursday night, after the NHL All Star Break. 

    YOUR Rhode Island College Anchorwomen are set to take on Connecticut College TONIGHT at 7:00 at The Murray Center! Come support YOUR team!

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183! 

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Thursday, January 22
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Brown University has sanctioned two fraternities for holding unregistered parties last fall, including one where two students reported drinking alcoholic punch laced with a date-rape drug. Phi Kappa Psi will lose university recognition for four years, including the loss of housing on campus and Sigma Chi is being put on probation and losing its social and university privileges until the fall of 2016.School officials say the fraternity hosted a party in October and two students reported drinking a beverage containing a date-rape drug. Brown officials stated both fraternities created environments that "facilitated" sexual misconduct.

    13 People were killed by an errant shell in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where bitter fighting between government forces and rebel troops has been raging for weeks over the city's airport. The shell, which each side is placing blame in the other for firing, struck a city bus in the rebel held city center, similar to an incident that occurred in the village of Buhas earlier this month. Government recently vacated the airport, which has given rebel forces an opportunity to seize it. This violence comes in the wake of calls from France, Ukraine, Russia, and Germany to cease hostilities in the country's eastern region.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 on Sunday to win the AFC Conference title and advance to the Super Bowl Sunday February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona vs. the Seattle Seahawks. 

    The Boston Celtics are set to take on the Portland Trailblazers tonight at 10pm, away in Portland.  

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 3 to 2, dropping to a record of 25, 16, and 7 on the season.  The Bruins will play the New York Islanders next Thursday night, after the NHL All Star Break. 

    YOUR Rhode Island College Anchorwomen are set to take on Connecticut College TONIGHT at 7:00 at The Murray Center! Come support YOUR team!

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183! 

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.




  • Wednesday January 21st
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Brown University has sanctioned two fraternities for holding unregistered parties last fall, including one where two students reported drinking alcoholic punch laced with a date-rape drug. Phi Kappa Psi will lose university recognition for four years, including the loss of housing on campus and Sigma Chi is being put on probation and losing its social and university privileges until the fall of 2016.School officials say the fraternity hosted a party in October and two students reported drinking a beverage containing a date-rape drug. Brown officials stated both fraternities created environments that "facilitated" sexual misconduct.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 on Sunday to win the AFC Conference title and advance to the Super Bowl Sunday February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    Tuesday December 30

    posted Dec 30, 2014, 5:09 PM by Patrick Hurd   [ updated Dec 30, 2014, 6:01 PM by Mike Giammarco ]

    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A mom died Tuesday after her toddler reached into her purse and accidentally discharged her handgun, authorities said. Veronica J. Rutledge, 29, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was shopping at a Walmart in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A boy about 2 years old reached into his mother's purse at about 10:20 a.m. MT, and the weapon went off once, said Lt. Stu Miller, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office spokesman. "It appears to be a pretty tragic accident," Miller said. Rutledge was dead by the time deputies arrived.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Redwings by a score of 5 to 2, and will play the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Tuesday January 20th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Brown University has sanctioned two fraternities for holding unregistered parties last fall, including one where two students reported drinking alcoholic punch laced with a date-rape drug. Phi Kappa Psi will lose university recognition for four years, including the loss of housing on campus and Sigma Chi is being put on probation and losing its social and university privileges until the fall of 2016.School officials say the fraternity hosted a party in October and two students reported drinking a beverage containing a date-rape drug. Brown officials stated both fraternities created environments that "facilitated" sexual misconduct.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7 on Sunday to win the AFC Conference title and advance to the Super Bowl Sunday February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Tuesday December 30
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A mom died Tuesday after her toddler reached into her purse and accidentally discharged her handgun, authorities said. Veronica J. Rutledge, 29, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was shopping at a Walmart in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A boy about 2 years old reached into his mother's purse at about 10:20 a.m. MT, and the weapon went off once, said Lt. Stu Miller, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office spokesman. "It appears to be a pretty tragic accident," Miller said. Rutledge was dead by the time deputies arrived.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Redwings by a score of 5 to 2, and will play the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Friday December 19th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The U.S. government has yet to reveal what evidence they have of a “linkage” between North Korea and the Nov. 24 hacking attack on Sony Entertainment but they are considering a “range of options” in response, according to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The hack attack had previously divulged personal email exchanges, crucial details about upcoming film projects, and intimate information about Sony employees, such as medical records and social security numbers. The “Guardians of Peace,” the shadowy organization claiming credit for the breach, eventually made violent threats against the company and theaters which screened their comedy film “The Interview,” which depicts a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    A suspected Islamist gunman was holding hostages inside a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday and appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media. Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Australian Counter-Terrorists were able to end the situation after the Terrorist shot a hostage and the Counter-Terrorist team stormed the cafe throwing flash bangs and engaging in a firefight with the suspect. Two hostages were killed, two were injured and the terrorist was down.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
     
    The Boston Celtics agree to trade point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for players Brandan WrightJae CrowderJameer Nelson and a future first- and second-round draft pick. 

    The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphilths this past Sunday afternoon by a score of 41 to 13, improving to a record of 11 and 3 on the season, and clinching the AFC EAST, for the SIXTH year in a row, and the unbelievable TWELFTH time in FIFTEEN YEARS! The Patriots will take on the New York Jets this Sunday afternoon, at 1pm, in New York.

    The Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic at home at The Gahden last night, by a score of 109 to 92, to improve to a record of 9 and 14 on the season.

    The Bruins defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 3 to 2, to improve to a record of 16, 13, and 3 on the season.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    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):

    Join 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org (pd@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Thursday December 18th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The U.S. government has yet to reveal what evidence they have of a “linkage” between North Korea and the Nov. 24 hacking attack on Sony Entertainment but they are considering a “range of options” in response, according to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The hack attack had previously divulged personal email exchanges, crucial details about upcoming film projects, and intimate information about Sony employees, such as medical records and social security numbers. The “Guardians of Peace,” the shadowy organization claiming credit for the breach, eventually made violent threats against the company and theaters which screened their comedy film “The Interview,” which depicts a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    A suspected Islamist gunman was holding hostages inside a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday and appeared to be making demands to negotiators through Facebook, YouTube and local news media. Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Australian Counter-Terrorists were able to end the situation after the Terrorist shot a hostage and the Counter-Terrorist team stormed the cafe throwing flash bangs and engaging in a firefight with the suspect. Two hostages were killed, two were injured and the terrorist was down.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):
     
    The New England Patriots defeated the Miami Dolphilths this past Sunday afternoon by a score of 41 to 13, improving to a record of 11 and 3 on the season, and clinching the AFC EAST, for the SIXTH year in a row, and the unbelievable TWELFTH time in FIFTEEN YEARS! The Patriots will take on the New York Jets this Sunday afternoon, at 1pm, in New York.

    The Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic at home at The Gahden last night, by a score of 109 to 92, to improve to a record of 9 and 14 on the season.

    The Bruins defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 3 to 2, to improve to a record of 16, 13, and 3 on the season.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings will resume at the start of the next semester, Wednesday afternoons at 1:30, in Horace Mann room 183!

    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):