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

    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the prisoner of war who was swapped with multiple Taliban prisoners in order to secure his release, will face desertion charges. The news was announced on Wednesday and sparked more debate around the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture and his subsequent release that freed several Taliban fighters. He is facing charges including desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty and a count of misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command. If convicted on the desertion charge he faces five years in prison, and a potential life sentence on the misbehavior charge. Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post during his tour in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured by insurgents in the area. He was freed during the controversial prisoner swap which occurred last May.

    A startling revelation has come forward in the investigation of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday. Reports are now circulating that the pilot was locked out of the cabin before the crash, and that the copilot intentionally downed the plane. Investigators claim that the sounds of the pilot ramming against the cockpit door can be heard in the audio from the black box tapes, during which time few sounds could be heard in the cockpit. Air traffic controllers had attempted to contact the plane during this time period, but were met by silence from the copilot. Investigators have not stated a potential motive for the crash, and records have indicated that copilot, Andreas Lubitz, had undergone intense training and was completely fit to fly, according to the head of Lufthansa, Germanwings parent company.
    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics were victorious over the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 110 to 91 Monday night, to move into sole possession of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They next play the Miami Heat at home on Wednesday night.

    The Bruins fell 5 to 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. They play the Anaheim Ducks at home on Thursday.

    Brad Keslowski won at Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, California on Sunday. Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN 2015 Rock starts tonight, at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence.  Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt. Night 2 of the Rock Hunt is Tuesday March 31st at Simon's 677.

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

    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the prisoner of war who was swapped with multiple Taliban prisoners in order to secure his release, will face desertion charges. The news was announced on Wednesday and sparked more debate around the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture and his subsequent release that freed several Taliban fighters. He is facing charges including desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty and a count of misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command. If convicted on the desertion charge he faces five years in prison, and a potential life sentence on the misbehavior charge. Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post during his tour in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured by insurgents in the area. He was freed during the controversial prisoner swap which occurred last May.

    A startling revelation has come forward in the investigation of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday. Reports are now circulating that the pilot was locked out of the cabin before the crash, and that the copilot intentionally downed the plane. Investigators claim that the sounds of the pilot ramming against the cockpit door can be heard in the audio from the black box tapes, during which time few sounds could be heard in the cockpit. Air traffic controllers had attempted to contact the plane during this time period, but were met by silence from the copilot. Investigators have not stated a potential motive for the crash, and records have indicated that copilot, Andreas Lubitz, had undergone intense training and was completely fit to fly, according to the head of Lufthansa, Germanwings parent company.
    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics were victorious over the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 110 to 91 Monday night, to move into sole possession of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They next play the Miami Heat at home on Wednesday night.

    The Bruins fell 5 to 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. They play the Anaheim Ducks at home on Thursday.

    Brad Keslowski won at Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, California on Sunday. Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN 2015 Rock starts tonight, at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence.  Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt. Night 2 of the Rock Hunt is Tuesday March 31st at Simon's 677.

    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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  • Tuesday March 24th
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    Authorities have claimed that a Rolling Stone article alleging of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia is false. The November 2014 described an alleged gang rape in an on campus frat house in 2012. Authorities investigated the building that the crime occurred in, which housed the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and could find no evidence that the events depicted in the magazine took place. The victim, who goes by the name of Jackie, claims that some of the events reported in the article were not accurate. She also claims that she asked the writer of the article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, to pull the story, but claims that Erdely refused. The University reinstated the fraternity in January, while Rolling Stone has apologized for the article. Authorities have also claimed the investigation has been suspended, not canceled, and that they are not ruling out that no foul play occurred on that evening.

    144 passengers and 6 crew members are feared dead, after the airliner that they were traveling aboard crashed  Tuesday morning. The plane flying from Barcelona Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany, and crashed in the southern French Alps. Rescue personnel are having difficulty reaching the area, due to the remote location of the site. which is only accessible from the air. Officials are reporting that air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane shortly before 11 o'clock local time, as the plane was flying at roughly 6,000 feet. Details are still sketchy, as it is currently unknown why the plane crashed and what issues it may have been experiencing before the crash.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics were victorious over the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 110 to 91 Monday night, to move into sole possession of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They next play the Miami Heat at home on Wednesday night.

    The Bruins fell 5 to 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. They play the Anaheim Ducks at home on Thursday.

    Brad Keslowski won at Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, California on Sunday. Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN 2015 Rock starts tonight, at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence.  Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt. Night 2 of the Rock Hunt is Tuesday March 31st at Simon's 677.

    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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  • Monday March 23rd
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    Authorities have claimed that a Rolling Stone article alleging of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia is false. The November 2014 described an alleged gang rape in an on campus frat house in 2012. Authorities investigated the building that the crime occurred in, which housed the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and could find no evidence that the events depicted in the magazine took place. The victim, who goes by the name of Jackie, claims that some of the events reported in the article were not accurate. She also claims that she asked the writer of the article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, to pull the story, but claims that Erdely refused. The University reinstated the fraternity in January, while Rolling Stone has apologized for the article. Authorities have also claimed the investigation has been suspended, not canceled, and that they are not ruling out that no foul play occurred on that evening.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics were defeated at home to the Detroit Pistons Sunday night 105-97 in overtime. They play against the Brooklyn Nets on the road Monday Night.

    The Bruins fell 5 to 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. They play the Anaheim Ducks at home on Thursday.

    Brad Keslowski won at Auto Club Raceway in Fontana, California on Sunday. Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.

    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    The WXIN 2015 Rock Hunt tomorrow, Tuesday March 24th, at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence.  Come support the original Rhode Island Rock Hunt. Night 2 of the Rock Hunt is Tuesday March 31st at Simon's 677.

    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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  • Friday March 20th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    9 people were arrested in connection to a shooting attack that left 23 people dead in Tunisia on Wednesday. The attack, which included 20 foreign tourists in the death toll, were committed at the Tunis Bardo Museum in the city of Tunis. Although it was not clear what the motives of the attack were, an audio recording has recently been found in which terrorists from within the Islamic State terrorist cell have claimed responsibility for the attack. The suspects names have not been released, but officials in Tunisia have said that one of the men who was arrested in connection to the attack was on their criminal watch lists.

    Three men were arrested in a Warwick motel Sunday night for allegedly running a meth lab on the premises. They were arrested at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard, where they were found to have hypodermic needles and meth in the room. Two of the men are being charged with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and the third being charged with possession. The building was evacuated and the room decontaminated due to the chemicals used to process and make meth. Two of the men were held without bail, while the third was held on 10,000 dollar bond. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics winning streak was snapped on Wednesday night as they were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-118. Their next game is on the road Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.

    The Bruins were defeated by the Sabres Tuesday night by a score of 2 to 1 in a shootout. They play in Ottawa against the Senators on Thursday night.

    Kevin Harvick won his second straight Nascar Sprint Cup race at Phoenix on Sunday. Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Kasey Khane, and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five. The next race is Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.


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

    9 people were arrested in connection to a shooting attack that left 23 people dead in Tunisia on Wednesday. The attack, which included 20 foreign tourists in the death toll, were committed at the Tunis Bardo Museum in the city of Tunis. Although it was not clear what the motives of the attack were, an audio recording has recently been found in which terrorists from within the Islamic State terrorist cell have claimed responsibility for the attack. The suspects names have not been released, but officials in Tunisia have said that one of the men who was arrested in connection to the attack was on their criminal watch lists.

    Three men were arrested in a Warwick motel Sunday night for allegedly running a meth lab on the premises. They were arrested at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard, where they were found to have hypodermic needles and meth in the room. Two of the men are being charged with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and the third being charged with possession. The building was evacuated and the room decontaminated due to the chemicals used to process and make meth. Two of the men were held without bail, while the third was held on 10,000 dollar bond. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics winning streak was snapped on Wednesday night as they were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-118. Their next game is on the road Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.

    The Bruins were defeated by the Sabres Tuesday night by a score of 2 to 1 in a shootout. They play in Ottawa against the Senators on Thursday night.

    Kevin Harvick won his second straight Nascar Sprint Cup race at Phoenix on Sunday. Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Kasey Khane, and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five. The next race is Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Come out to WXIN's St. Patty's Day Party tonight at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. Wear green for free admission before 11 pm. The party goes from 9 pm to 1 am and It's $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without. 

    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 Director Mike Giammarco at Program at RIC Radio Dot Org (program@ricradio.org) and attending weekly meetings every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Wednesday March 18th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    24 people have confirmed dead and 3,000 displaced in Vanuatu due to a tropical cyclone that struck the area over the weekend. The United Nations has sent a Disaster Assessment and Coordination team to the area, setting up over thirty disaster relief centers and assessing the damage absorbed by the region. The nation, which consists sixty small islands, was ravaged by storm, which has left an estimated 19,000 households in need of food aid and shelter from the disaster. The cyclone is weakening and is exiting the area, where it is expected to pose little to no threat as it moves toward New Zealand.

    Three men were arrested in a Warwick motel Sunday night for allegedly running a meth lab on the premises. They were arrested at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard, where they were found to have hypodermic needles and meth in the room. Two of the men are being charged with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and the third being charged with possession. The building was evacuated and the room decontaminated due to the chemicals used to process and make meth. Two of the men were held without bail, while the third was held on 10,000 dollar bond. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics dominated the 76ers Monday night, cruising to a 108 to 89 victory. They travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder on Wednesday.

    The Bruins fell to the Capitals Sunday night 2 to nothing. They play on St. Patrick's Day at home against the Buffalo Sabres.

    Kevin Harvick won his second straight Nascar Sprint Cup race at Phoenix on Sunday. Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Kasey Khane, and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five. The next race is Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Come out to WXIN's St. Patty's Day Party Tomorrow at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. Wear green for free admission before 11 pm. The party goes from 9 pm to 1 am and It's $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without. 

    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.


  • Tuesday March 17th

    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    24 people have confirmed dead and 3,000 displaced in Vanuatu due to a tropical cyclone that struck the area over the weekend. The United Nations has sent a Disaster Assessment and Coordination team to the area, setting up over thirty disaster relief centers and assessing the damage absorbed by the region. The nation, which consists sixty small islands, was ravaged by storm, which has left an estimated 19,000 households in need of food aid and shelter from the disaster. The cyclone is weakening and is exiting the area, where it is expected to pose little to no threat as it moves toward New Zealand.

    Three men were arrested in a Warwick motel Sunday night for allegedly running a meth lab on the premises. They were arrested at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard, where they were found to have hypodermic needles and meth in the room. Two of the men are being charged with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and the third being charged with possession. The building was evacuated and the room decontaminated due to the chemicals used to process and make meth. Two of the men were held without bail, while the third was held on 10,000 dollar bond. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg): 

    The Celtics dominated the 76ers Monday night, cruising to a 108 to 89 victory. They travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder on Wednesday.

    The Bruins fell to the Capitals Sunday night 2 to nothing. They play on St. Patrick's Day at home against the Buffalo Sabres.

    Kevin Harvick won his second straight Nascar Sprint Cup race at Phoenix on Sunday. Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Kasey Khane, and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five. The next race is Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Come out to WXIN's St. Patty's Day Party Thursday March 19th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. Wear green for free admission before 11 pm. The party goes from 9 pm to 1 am and It's $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without. 

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

    24 people have confirmed dead and 3,000 displaced in Vanuatu due to a tropical cyclone that struck the area over the weekend. The United Nations has sent a Disaster Assessment and Coordination team to the area, setting up over thirty disaster relief centers and assessing the damage absorbed by the region. The nation, which consists sixty small islands, was ravaged by storm, which has left an estimated 19,000 households in need of food aid and shelter from the disaster. The cyclone is weakening and is exiting the area, where it is expected to pose little to no threat as it moves toward New Zealand.

    Three men were arrested in a Warwick motel Sunday night for allegedly running a meth lab on the premises. They were arrested at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard, where they were found to have hypodermic needles and meth in the room. Two of the men are being charged with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and the third being charged with possession. The building was evacuated and the room decontaminated due to the chemicals used to process and make meth. Two of the men were held without bail, while the third was held on 10,000 dollar bond. 

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The Celtics beat the Pacers 93 to89 on Saturday. They play the Philadelphia 76ers Monday at 7:30 at home.

    The Bruins fell to the Capitals Sunday night 2 to nothing. They play on St. Patrick's Day at home against the Buffalo Sabres.

    Kevin Harvick won his second straight Nascar Sprint Cup race at Phoenix on Sunday. Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, Kasey Khane, and Kurt Busch rounded out the top five. The next race is Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Come out to WXIN's St. Patty's Day Party Thursday March 19th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. Wear green for free admission before 11 pm. The party goes from 9 pm to 1 am and It's $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without.

    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.


  • Thursday March 12th
    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.


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    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Come out to WXIN's St. Patty's Day Party Thursday March 19th at Simon's 677, 677 Valley Street Providence. Wear green for free admission before 11 pm. The party goes from 9 pm to 1 am and It's $3 with your RIC ID, $5 without.

    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.