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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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):


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    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. 


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    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.


  • Monday February 23rd
    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):


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    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 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 February 21st
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The State Department announced Wednesday that it will be opening up drone sales to allied countries. The new policy does not specify potential buyers, but rumors have been swirling that Italy and Turkey, along with the United Arab Emirates, have expressed interest in purchasing the unmanned aircraft. The policy change comes on the heels of a recent exporting spike from China, who has been shipping their own drones to at least nine different countries for use. The use of the drones comes with stipulations, including using them for only military operations, using them in accordance to international law, and not using them for illegal surveillance on domestic populations. The sale of both unarmed and armed drones will be permissible under the policy changes. 

    Russian based cyber-security company Kaspersky Labs revealed that it has uncovered a massive cyber-attack on banks across Europe and Asia that could potentially have stolen up to one billion dollars in cash. Kaspersky claims that up to one hundred banks located in Russia, China, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine fell victim to an email based attack. Once bank staff accessed the email, the hackers were then able to gain access to the banks internal networks, where they then took control of cash machines and dispensed money, which was then picked up by so called 'cash mules.' Kaspersky believes the group is still at large, as the various banks who fell victim to the scheme try to find ways to better secure their networks against future cyber-attacks. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Calgary Flames last night by a score of 4 to 3.

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


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Become a DJ on 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 February 20th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The State Department announced Wednesday that it will be opening up drone sales to allied countries. The new policy does not specify potential buyers, but rumors have been swirling that Italy and Turkey, along with the United Arab Emirates, have expressed interest in purchasing the unmanned aircraft. The policy change comes on the heels of a recent exporting spike from China, who has been shipping their own drones to at least nine different countries for use. The use of the drones comes with stipulations, including using them for only military operations, using them in accordance to international law, and not using them for illegal surveillance on domestic populations. The sale of both unarmed and armed drones will be permissible under the policy changes. 

    A hospital in Los Angeles is dealing with an outbreak of a drug resistant super bug. The bacteria, known as CRE, has infected at least 180 people and killed killed two at the UCLA Medical Center. The infection typically attacks the bladder or lungs, and can cause fever, chills, and severe coughing. The hospital is reporting that due to the resistant nature of the bacteria, typical sterilization carried out on surgical instruments did not fully neutralize the bacteria, allowing it to spread to the large quantity of patients. Outbreaks of CRE have occurred in several other hospitals according to the CDC, with the most recent being in Seattle last month in which eleven people died. 


    The Boston Bruins lost to the Edmonton Oilers last night by a score of 4 to 3.

    The Little East Conference Tournament will start on February 24. Details on YOUR Anchorwomen and Anchormen will be announced shortly.

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


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


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    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 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 February 19th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The State Department announced Wednesday that it will be opening up drone sales to allied countries. The new policy does not specify potential buyers, but rumors have been swirling that Italy and Turkey, along with the United Arab Emirates, have expressed interest in purchasing the unmanned aircraft. The policy change comes on the heels of a recent exporting spike from China, who has been shipping their own drones to at least nine different countries for use. The use of the drones comes with stipulations, including using them for only military operations, using them in accordance to international law, and not using them for illegal surveillance on domestic populations. The sale of both unarmed and armed drones will be permissible under the policy changes. 

    A hospital in Los Angeles is dealing with an outbreak of a drug resistant super bug. The bacteria, known as CRE, has infected at least 180 people and killed killed two at the UCLA Medical Center. The infection typically attacks the bladder or lungs, and can cause fever, chills, and severe coughing. The hospital is reporting that due to the resistant nature of the bacteria, typical sterilization carried out on surgical instruments did not fully neutralize the bacteria, allowing it to spread to the large quantity of patients. Outbreaks of CRE have occurred in several other hospitals according to the CDC, with the most recent being in Seattle last month in which eleven people died. 


    The Boston Bruins lost to the Edmonton Oilers last night by a score of 4 to 3.

    The Little East Conference Tournament will start on February 24. Details on YOUR Anchorwomen and Anchormen will be announced shortly.

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


    WEATHER (At your discretion):


    Courtesy of weather.com

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    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 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 February 18th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The State Department announced Wednesday that it will be opening up drone sales to allied countries. The new policy does not specify potential buyers, but rumors have been swirling that Italy and Turkey, along with the United Arab Emirates, have expressed interest in purchasing the unmanned aircraft. The policy change comes on the heels of a recent exporting spike from China, who has been shipping their own drones to at least nine different countries for use. The use of the drones comes with stipulations, including using them for only military operations, using them in accordance to international law, and not using them for illegal surveillance on domestic populations. The sale of both unarmed and armed drones will be permissible under the policy changes. 

    Russian based cyber-security company Kaspersky Labs revealed that it has uncovered a massive cyber-attack on banks across Europe and Asia that could potentially have stolen up to one billion dollars in cash. Kaspersky claims that up to one hundred banks located in Russia, China, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine fell victim to an email based attack. Once bank staff accessed the email, the hackers were then able to gain access to the banks internal networks, where they then took control of cash machines and dispensed money, which was then picked up by so called 'cash mules.' Kaspersky believes the group is still at large, as the various banks who fell victim to the scheme try to find ways to better secure their networks against future cyber-attacks. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Calgary Flames last night by a score of 4 to 3.

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings are 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):

    Become a DJ on 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 February 18th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Two men have been charged in relation to a pair of attacks in Copenhagen. The suspect,  Omar El-Hussein, was shot dead by officers at the scene. The two suspects who were arrested are charged with supplying El-Hussein with providing weapons and then getting rid of them after the crime, along with helping him hide in the aftermath of the attacks. Authorities do not believe at this time that any of the men had any connections to a foreign terrorist cell, but believe that El-Hussein, who had ties to gangs in the area, acted alone in his attacks which killed one person at each of the sites that he attacked. Both of the suspects, who were not identified, appeared in a closed custody hearing on Monday.

    Russian based cyber-security company Kaspersky Labs revealed that it has uncovered a massive cyber-attack on banks across Europe and Asia that could potentially have stolen up to one billion dollars in cash. Kaspersky claims that up to one hundred banks located in Russia, China, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine fell victim to an email based attack. Once bank staff accessed the email, the hackers were then able to gain access to the banks internal networks, where they then took control of cash machines and dispensed money, which was then picked up by so called 'cash mules.' Kaspersky believes the group is still at large, as the various banks who fell victim to the scheme try to find ways to better secure their networks against future cyber-attacks. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Calgary Flames last night by a score of 4 to 3.

    The Anchorwomen and Anchormen Basketball teams take on UMASS Dartmouth on Tuesday evening in Little East Conference Matchups in the last home games of the season.  Tip offs are at 5:30 and 7:30 pm.   COME SUPPORT YOUR SENIORS ERIC ALLEYNE, CHRIS BURTON, AND VICTOR SMITH, IN THEIR LAST HOME GAME IN THEIR CAREERS AS ANCHORMEN!!!

    Want to help film the next home sports game? Come join Anchor TV to get a head start! Our meetings are 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):

    Become a DJ on 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.