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  • Thursday April 23rd
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    U.S. military officials confirmed early Thursday that two hostages were accidentally killed in a raid against al-Qaeda militants in January. The hostages, Warren Weinstein, an American, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian, were killed during a raid against a pocket of insurgents on Afghanistan-Pakistan border. President Obama spoke on the matter, taking full responsibility in the raid, stating that intelligence had stated that no civilians would be present at the compound. The raid was targeting several al-Qaeda leaders, several of whom were successfully killed in the January operation. 

    An airliner bound for Hartford, Connecticut had to make an emergency landing on Wednesday after a passenger fell unconscious during the flight. SkyWest Flight 5622 departed from Chicago early Wednesday morning bound for Hartford. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Buffalo International Airport after a loss of cabin pressure was reported, resulting in the unconsciousness of at least one passenger. Officials are looking into the matter to see what caused the dramatic loss of pressure, with unconfirmed rumors reporting to a possible breach in an exterior door. The passenger in the incident was treated and released after the landing.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    NBA - Celtics lost 91-99 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two. Lebron's 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists were enough to stave off the Celtics late in the game after a 79-77 surge by Isiah Thomas. The Celtics return to the garden on Thursday for Game 3

    NFL - Last night the entire league schedule was released. Major matchups to watch include the Patriots at the Colts in Week 6, Demarco Murray faces his former team Eagles vs Cowboys in Week 9, Manning vs Brady in week 12, and AFC North powerhouses Pittsburgh vs Baltimore during the push for the playoffs in Week 16.

    MLB - Wade Miley held the Tampa Bay Rays to 3 hits on five and two thirds at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. Dustin Piedroia grounded into a fielders choice to give the Sox the lead in the third and the bullpen did the rest to shut out the Rays 1-0.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

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    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.

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  • Wednesday April 22nd
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Phil Rudd, drummer of rock band AC/DC, plead guilty on charges related to threatening to kill in a New Zealand court Tuesday. He also plead guilty to charges related to marijuana and methamphetamine possession. The charges against Rudd are from an incident at his restaurant, Phil's Place, in which he offered to pay upwards of 153,000 dollars to have a former employee 'taken out'. He is all alleged to have made threatening phone calls and messages to the former employee regarding threats to their life. As a result of the charges, Rudd faces a potential of seven years in prison.

    A Kansas City bishop has announced his resignation in regards to his failure to report child sex abuse in his diocese in 2012. Bishop Robert Finn allegedly waited six months to report that a priest under his jurisdiction had lewd photos of underage girls on his personal computer. The offending priest was sentenced to fifty years in prison on the charges, but Finn has been in hot water over the incident due to his failure to react in a timely manner. His resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on Tuesday morning. The Pope has pledged zero tolerance toward any offenders of child sex abuse, a stance which has been echoed with the removal of several high ranking church officials in his time as Pope.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    NBA - Celtics lost 91-99 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two. Lebron's 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists were enough to stave off the Celtics late in the game after a 79-77 surge by Isiah Thomas. The Celtics return to the garden on Thursday for Game 3

    NFL - Last night the entire league schedule was released. Major matchups to watch include the Patriots at the Colts in Week 6, Demarco Murray faces his former team Eagles vs Cowboys in Week 9, Manning vs Brady in week 12, and AFC North powerhouses Pittsburgh vs Baltimore during the push for the playoffs in Week 16.

    MLB - Wade Miley held the Tampa Bay Rays to 3 hits on five and two thirds at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. Dustin Piedroia grounded into a fielders choice to give the Sox the lead in the third and the bullpen did the rest to shut out the Rays 1-0.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals is Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    The WXIN Urban Showcase is Thursday April 30th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence.

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

    Phil Rudd, drummer of rock band AC/DC, plead guilty on charges related to threatening to kill in a New Zealand court Tuesday. He also plead guilty to charges related to marijuana and methamphetamine possession. The charges against Rudd are from an incident at his restaurant, Phil's Place, in which he offered to pay upwards of 153,000 dollars to have a former employee 'taken out'. He is all alleged to have made threatening phone calls and messages to the former employee regarding threats to their life. As a result of the charges, Rudd faces a potential of seven years in prison.

    A Kansas City bishop has announced his resignation in regards to his failure to report child sex abuse in his diocese in 2012. Bishop Robert Finn allegedly waited six months to report that a priest under his jurisdiction had lewd photos of underage girls on his personal computer. The offending priest was sentenced to fifty years in prison on the charges, but Finn has been in hot water over the incident due to his failure to react in a timely manner. His resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on Tuesday morning. The Pope has pledged zero tolerance toward any offenders of child sex abuse, a stance which has been echoed with the removal of several high ranking church officials in his time as Pope.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    NBA - The Celtics lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of their playoff series 113-100. Kyrie Irving lead the Cavs with 30 points in his playoff debut, Lebron James had 20 and Kevin Love had 19. Isiah Thomas was one of the only two Celtics players with a positive in the plus minus category and managed to produce 22 points off the bench. 

    (final scores around the league)
    -Grizzlies over Trail Blazers 96-77
    -Hawks outlasted the Nets 99-92
    -Wizards knocked off the Raptors 93-86
    -Warriors defeated the Pelicans 106-99
    -Bulls bucked the Bucks 103-91
    and the Rockets rock solid over the Mavs 118-108

    NFL - Former Denver Bronco and New England Patriot's Quarterback Tim Tebow has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles to a one year deal. 

    MLB - The Red Sox were sitting atop the AL East before this weekend by 2 games. After last weekend however, they lost twice to the Baltimore Orioles and share first place with them at 7-5. Hanley Ramirez hit a three run homer in the bottom of the first. Their one run lead quickly evaporated as the Orioles scored 6 unanswered runs, taking the rubber game 8-3. Rick Porcello is now 1-2 on the year with an ERA of 6.63

    NHL - Your game three final scores:

    - Canadians beat the Senators 2-1
    - Chicago blacked out the Predators 4-2
    - The Islanders defeated the Captials 2-1
    - Anaheim tossed Winnipeg 2-1
    - The Rangers lost to the Penguins 3-4
    - Tampa Bay lit up the Red Wings 5-1
    And St.Louis over Minnesota 4-1
    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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.


  • Monday April 20th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A verdict was reached in the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday. The jury found him guilty of premeditated first degree murder, and sentenced him to life in prison without any chance at parole.The jury had deliberated for over thirty six hours since the arguments had closed in the case early last week, and reported after the verdict was read that they wanted to take their time sifting through the mountain of testimony and evidence which had been entered in the case. Hernandez was sent to MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, not far from where he used to play for Patriots in Foxboro. He is not expected to serve out his sentence there, however, and will reportedly be transferred within the next few days.

    A recent influx of migrants from African nations including Libya, led to the deaths of a reported forty people when their boat sank earlier in the week. The sinking is just another in a list of incidents that have occured during the recent uptick of immigrants seeking asylum Italy, as recent civil conflicts and encroachments by militant groups such as ISIS has led to the recent upswing. Italy has been at a loss on how to handle the upwards of 100,000 immigrants entering their ports in the past year, and has called upon the European Union for assistance in the matter. The European Union has responded in kind, saying that there is no 'silver bullet' to the problem, and that there is simply no quick or easy solution to the upsurge in illegal immigration.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    NBA - The Celtics lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of their playoff series 113-100. Kyrie Irving lead the Cavs with 30 points in his playoff debut, Lebron James had 20 and Kevin Love had 19. Isiah Thomas was one of the only two Celtics players with a positive in the plus minus category and managed to produce 22 points off the bench. 

    (final scores around the league)
    -Grizzlies over Trail Blazers 96-77
    -Hawks outlasted the Nets 99-92
    -Wizards knocked off the Raptors 93-86
    -Warriors defeated the Pelicans 106-99
    -Bulls bucked the Bucks 103-91
    and the Rockets rock solid over the Mavs 118-108

    NFL - Former Denver Bronco and New England Patriot's Quarterback Tim Tebow has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles to a one year deal. 

    MLB - The Red Sox were sitting atop the AL East before this weekend by 2 games. After last weekend however, they lost twice to the Baltimore Orioles and share first place with them at 7-5. Hanley Ramirez hit a three run homer in the bottom of the first. Their one run lead quickly evaporated as the Orioles scored 6 unanswered runs, taking the rubber game 8-3. Rick Porcello is now 1-2 on the year with an ERA of 6.63

    NHL - Your game three final scores:

    - Canadians beat the Senators 2-1
    - Chicago blacked out the Predators 4-2
    - The Islanders defeated the Captials 2-1
    - Anaheim tossed Winnipeg 2-1
    - The Rangers lost to the Penguins 3-4
    - Tampa Bay lit up the Red Wings 5-1
    And St.Louis over Minnesota 4-1
    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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.


  • Friday April 17th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A verdict was reached in the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday. The jury found him guilty of premeditated first degree murder, and sentenced him to life in prison without any chance at parole.The jury had deliberated for over thirty six hours since the arguments had closed in the case early last week, and reported after the verdict was read that they wanted to take their time sifting through the mountain of testimony and evidence which had been entered in the case. Hernandez was sent to MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, not far from where he used to play for Patriots in Foxboro. He is not expected to serve out his sentence there, however, and will reportedly be transferred within the next few days.

    A recent influx of migrants from African nations including Libya, led to the deaths of a reported forty people when their boat sank earlier in the week. The sinking is just another in a list of incidents that have occured during the recent uptick of immigrants seeking asylum Italy, as recent civil conflicts and encroachments by militant groups such as ISIS has led to the recent upswing. Italy has been at a loss on how to handle the upwards of 100,000 immigrants entering their ports in the past year, and has called upon the European Union for assistance in the matter. The European Union has responded in kind, saying that there is no 'silver bullet' to the problem, and that there is simply no quick or easy solution to the upsurge in illegal immigration.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    NBA - The Celtics lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of their playoff series 113-100. Kyrie Irving lead the Cavs with 30 points in his playoff debut, Lebron James had 20 and Kevin Love had 19. Isiah Thomas was one of the only two Celtics players with a positive in the plus minus category and managed to produce 22 points off the bench. 

    (final scores around the league)
    -Grizzlies over Trail Blazers 96-77
    -Hawks outlasted the Nets 99-92
    -Wizards knocked off the Raptors 93-86
    -Warriors defeated the Pelicans 106-99
    -Bulls bucked the Bucks 103-91
    and the Rockets rock solid over the Mavs 118-108

    NFL - Former Denver Bronco and New England Patriot's Quarterback Tim Tebow has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles to a one year deal. 

    MLB - The Red Sox were sitting atop the AL East before this weekend by 2 games. After last weekend however, they lost twice to the Baltimore Orioles and share first place with them at 7-5. Hanley Ramirez hit a three run homer in the bottom of the first. Their one run lead quickly evaporated as the Orioles scored 6 unanswered runs, taking the rubber game 8-3. Rick Porcello is now 1-2 on the year with an ERA of 6.63

    NHL - Your game three final scores:

    - Canadians beat the Senators 2-1
    - Chicago blacked out the Predators 4-2
    - The Islanders defeated the Captials 2-1
    - Anaheim tossed Winnipeg 2-1
    - The Rangers lost to the Penguins 3-4
    - Tampa Bay lit up the Red Wings 5-1
    And St.Louis over Minnesota 4-1
    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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 16th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A verdict was reached in the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday. The jury found him guilty of premeditated first degree murder, and sentenced him to life in prison without any chance at parole.The jury had deliberated for over thirty six hours since the arguments had closed in the case early last week, and reported after the verdict was read that they wanted to take their time sifting through the mountain of testimony and evidence which had been entered in the case. Hernandez was sent to MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, not far from where he used to play for Patriots in Foxboro. He is not expected to serve out his sentence there, however, and will reportedly be transferred within the next few days.

    A recent influx of migrants from African nations including Libya, led to the deaths of a reported forty people when their boat sank earlier in the week. The sinking is just another in a list of incidents that have occured during the recent uptick of immigrants seeking asylum Italy, as recent civil conflicts and encroachments by militant groups such as ISIS has led to the recent upswing. Italy has been at a loss on how to handle the upwards of 100,000 immigrants entering their ports in the past year, and has called upon the European Union for assistance in the matter. The European Union has responded in kind, saying that there is no 'silver bullet' to the problem, and that there is simply no quick or easy solution to the upsurge in illegal immigration.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    -The Red Sox won 9-4 against the Washington Nationals. Rookie center fielder Mookie Betts had a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 2nd inning and Big Papi David Ortiz had a solo shot in the 6th. Rick Porcello got his first win of the season with 8 innings pitched and 3 earned runs and 6 strike outs.

    -Jordan Spieth (Spay-th) took home the green jacket in the 79th Master's tournament at Augusta National. The 21 year old won by a commanding four shots and lead the tournament the entire way. His final score of 270 ties Tiger Woods' Masters 1997 scoring record which he set at 18 years old.

    -despite starting the season 20-33, the Boston Celtics are on their way to the playoffs after the Brooklyn Nets were blown out by the Chicago Bulls, 113-86, on Monday night. They are projected to play the Cavaliers or the Hawks in the first round.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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.


  • April 15th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Jodi Arias, an Arizona woman who has been at the center of a highly publicized murder case, was sentenced to life in prison  on Monday. Arias was charged with premeditated murder on her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, whom she shot and stabbed to death in their home in 2008. Arias initially blamed the murder on intruders, but it was found to be false as her story continued to change in the investigation. She shot Alexander and stabbed him over thirty times, as the brutality and circumstances surrounding the case garnered it national media intention. She was convicted of premeditated murder in 2013, but it was unclear until recently whether or not she would face the death penalty.

    Several notable political figures announced their candidacy for President over the weekend. Former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton declared her intention to run on Sunday via a video on several branches of social media. Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee claimed he is exploring the opportunity to run, with Vice President Joe Biden rumored to also be considering running. On the Republican side, Florida Senator Marco Rubio affirmed his intention to run to donors in a phone call on Monday. Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul also had also announced their candidacy earlier last week.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    -The Red Sox won 9-4 against the Washington Nationals. Rookie center fielder Mookie Betts had a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 2nd inning and Big Papi David Ortiz had a solo shot in the 6th. Rick Porcello got his first win of the season with 8 innings pitched and 3 earned runs and 6 strike outs.

    -Jordan Spieth (Spay-th) took home the green jacket in the 79th Master's tournament at Augusta National. The 21 year old won by a commanding four shots and lead the tournament the entire way. His final score of 270 ties Tiger Woods' Masters 1997 scoring record which he set at 18 years old.

    -despite starting the season 20-33, the Boston Celtics are on their way to the playoffs after the Brooklyn Nets were blown out by the Chicago Bulls, 113-86, on Monday night. They are projected to play the Cavaliers or the Hawks in the first round.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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 14th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Jodi Arias, an Arizona woman who has been at the center of a highly publicized murder case, was sentenced to life in prison  on Monday. Arias was charged with premeditated murder on her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, whom she shot and stabbed to death in their home in 2008. Arias initially blamed the murder on intruders, but it was found to be false as her story continued to change in the investigation. She shot Alexander and stabbed him over thirty times, as the brutality and circumstances surrounding the case garnered it national media intention. She was convicted of premeditated murder in 2013, but it was unclear until recently whether or not she would face the death penalty.

    Several notable political figures announced their candidacy for President over the weekend. Former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton declared her intention to run on Sunday via a video on several branches of social media. Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee claimed he is exploring the opportunity to run, with Vice President Joe Biden rumored to also be considering running. On the Republican side, Florida Senator Marco Rubio affirmed his intention to run to donors in a phone call on Monday. Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul also had also announced their candidacy earlier last week.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    -The Red Sox won 9-4 against the Washington Nationals. Rookie center fielder Mookie Betts had a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 2nd inning and Big Papi David Ortiz had a solo shot in the 6th. Rick Porcello got his first win of the season with 8 innings pitched and 3 earned runs and 6 strike outs.

    -Jordan Spieth (Spay-th) took home the green jacket in the 79th Master's tournament at Augusta National. The 21 year old won by a commanding four shots and lead the tournament the entire way. His final score of 270 ties Tiger Woods' Masters 1997 scoring record which he set at 18 years old.

    -despite starting the season 20-33, the Boston Celtics are on their way to the playoffs after the Brooklyn Nets were blown out by the Chicago Bulls, 113-86, on Monday night. They are projected to play the Cavaliers or the Hawks in the first round.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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.


  • Monday April 13th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A verdict was reached in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Closing arguments ended Monday for the prosecution and defense, and the jury found 21 year old former UMASS Dartmouth student Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 for 30 counts that he was charged with. The defense had structured their case around Dzhokhar's older brother Tamerlan, who they say coaxed his younger brother into carrying out the attacks. The prosecution had argued that he was well aware of his actions and acted under his own accord and used photo and video evidence of the bombing and aftermath to build their case. The jury will next begin deliberating on whether Tsarnaev will face life in prison or the death penalty.

    A South Carolina police officer is at the center of controversy after he shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to run away. Cell phone footage taken by a bystander shows officer Michael Slager firing 8 shots at an unarmed man, Walter Scott, as he tried to flee the scene. The video shows Scott and the officer standing next to each other, followed by Scott attempting to flee. Slager then lowered his gun and fired the shots at Scott, hitting him, followed by Slager planting what is suspected to be his taser next to the wounded Scott. Scott has been fired and is being charged with murder in the case, which is being investigated by the FBI and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. If convicted he could face the death penalty for his actions.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    -Clay Buchholz renewed the Red Sox pitching frustrations with a 4-14 loss to the Yankees on Sunday. The 30 year old allowed a career high 10 runs on 9 hits in 3 and 1/2 innings pitched. Alex Rodriguez has been the Yankee's source of offensive output this season with 4 RBI against the Sox.

    -Jordan Spieth (Spay-th) took home the green jacket in the 79th Master's tournament at Augusta National. The 21 year old won by a commanding four shots and lead the tournament the entire way. His final score of 270 ties Tiger Woods' Masters 1997 scoring record which he set at 18 years old.

    -The Boston Celtics decimated the resting Cleveland Cavaliers 117-78. Lebron James and J.R Smith did not play while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love saw limited playing time. The two teams look to face off in the first round of the playoffs if they beat the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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 9th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A verdict was reached in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Closing arguments ended Monday for the prosecution and defense, and the jury found 21 year old former UMASS Dartmouth student Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 for 30 counts that he was charged with. The defense had structured their case around Dzhokhar's older brother Tamerlan, who they say coaxed his younger brother into carrying out the attacks. The prosecution had argued that he was well aware of his actions and acted under his own accord and used photo and video evidence of the bombing and aftermath to build their case. The jury will next begin deliberating on whether Tsarnaev will face life in prison or the death penalty.

    A South Carolina police officer is at the center of controversy after he shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to run away. Cell phone footage taken by a bystander shows officer Michael Slager firing 8 shots at an unarmed man, Walter Scott, as he tried to flee the scene. The video shows Scott and the officer standing next to each other, followed by Scott attempting to flee. Slager then lowered his gun and fired the shots at Scott, hitting him, followed by Slager planting what is suspected to be his taser next to the wounded Scott. Scott has been fired and is being charged with murder in the case, which is being investigated by the FBI and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. If convicted he could face the death penalty for his actions.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    -The Boston Bruins lost to the Washington Capitals 3-0 and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, meaning that they are now both tied for the final playoff spot with two games remaining.

    -Jeff Francoeur's 3 run blast off of Rick Porcello was enough to beat the Red Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello pitched five scoreless innings before being pulled in the sixth after giving up four earned runs. Hanley Ramirez was given another opportunity to hit a grand slam later in the eighth inning, however he came up a few feet short and the Sox comeback attempt would fall short 2-4.

    -The Celtics ended the Piston's playoff hopes with a 113-103 win last night. Isiah Thomas put up a season high 34 points coming off the bench on just 17 shots and hopes to continue his success when they face Lebron James and the Cavaliers on Friday.

    - The Duke Blue Devils claimed their second National Championship in five years behind the Freshman phenoms Tyus (tie-us) Jones and Grayson Allen. Jones lead all scoring with 23 while Allen came off the bench with 16. They took their largest lead of the game with 2 minutes to play and managed to stave off any Wisconsin comeback attempts.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN Rock Hunt Finals will be Thursday April 23rd at Simon's 677, 677 Valley St, Providence. Doors open at 8pm and it's $3 with a RIC ID or $5 for the general public.

    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.

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