I’m Simon and I host the WRRV afternoon show weekdays 3-7. I was born and raised outside of Hartford and moved to Poughkeepsie to go to Marist. After that, I started a band and got a job here at station. Things I'm into: Festivals, drum solos and grilled cheese. Things I'm not into: Polka, close talkers and burnt grilled cheese. Top 3 music fests to look forward to every year: Mountain Jam, Gathering of the Vibes and Bonnaroo. Sports teams: Bears, Red Sox, Golden State Warriors. My favorite parts of working at WRRV? Artist interviews, concerts, backstage passes and of course free pizza.
Police Drummer Recalls Taking a Decade to Learn How to Pronounce Poughkeepsie
The Police played a legendary show in Poughkeepsie in the fall of 1978, one of their first in America before going on to become one of the biggest bands on the planet.
You Know You’re From Poughkeepsie If You Know These Five Words
If you're from Poughkeepsie or the surrounding area, these terms are part of everyday life. But they're all words that fresh crop of freshman have to get to know every year.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Hudson Valley Show
'Weird Al' Yankovic is heading out on tour in the new year and will be making a stop in Poughkeepsie. But, be prepared for a different kind of 'Weird Al' show.
The Classic Film ‘Princess Bride’ To Be Shown On The Big Screen At The Bardavon
It's one of the biggest comedy classics of all time and you'll be able to catch its return to the big screen at The Bardavon this fall.
Suit Seeks to Block Dissolution of the Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department
A suit filed with the Supreme Court of Dutchess County seeks to prevent attempts to dissolve the Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department.
Classic Poughkeepsie Pantera Show Caught On Video
Sneaking a video camera into a concert before the days of smartphones was quite the feat, those things were huge. To whoever decided to record this classic 1995 Poughkeepsie Pantera show, we thank you. In all probability it was probably a house recording, but we like to picture some guy trying to sn…
‘Twin Peaks’ Actor Appears At The Culinary Institute Of America
An actor best known for his work on Twin Peaks and Portlandia made an appearance at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park last week.
‘Goodfellas’ Actor With Hudson Valley Ties Dies At 89
A member of the Goodfellas movie cast who had ties to the lower Hudson Valley has passed away at the age of 89.
Hudson Valley Based Movie Seeks Classic Cars
If you or someone you know has a classic car in the garage collecting dust, first of all why is it collecting dust? And second of all, cars from the late 30s, 40s and early 50s of all kinds are needed for a new movie being filmed in the Hudson Valley this fall.
Infamous Poughkeepsie Murderer Up For Parole
A Poughkeepsie man who plead guilty in 1989 to killing his parents and brother, and attempting to kill his sister, is up for parole again in November.