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(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Celebrating My 38th Anniversary with WOBM

The anniversary I want to make you aware of is actually this Sunday as it was July 23, 1979 when I walked into the offices of WOBM on Route 9 in Bayville to begin what I thought was a pit stop on the road to fame and fortune.

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Todd Frazier (standing 2nd from right) has been a household name in Toms River since he was a 12-year old who helped TR East American win the LLWS
Todd Frazier (standing 2nd from right) has been a household name in Toms River since he was a 12-year old who helped TR East American win the LLWS (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Todd Frazier & the Yankees: Perfect Together for Toms River

Now that the Toms River native and resident Todd Frazier is playing for baseball’s most storied franchise only 80 miles away from his home, it’s a pretty big deal to a lot of people.

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Todd Frazier with Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium in 1998
Todd Frazier with Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium in 1998 (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Toms River’s Todd Frazier comes home…for now

Todd Frazier, who I’ve known since he was a young kid, who I’ve followed since his Little League days, who I have cheered for as a fan becomes a New York Yankee.

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Kevin and his son Brandon, daughter Alex and wife Brandon
Kevin and his son Brandon, daughter Alex and wife Brandon at Citi Field (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Last Trip To CitiField (maybe)

I went to CitiField to watch my beloved New York Mets play for the last time, barring circumstances I will explain.

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The WOBM. Point and Hawk programming staff dinner
The WOBM. Point and Hawk programming staff dinner (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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My Dinner With Work Friends

It’s funny about work friendships and how they often differ so much from those out of the office. Truthfully over all these years there are only a handful of those I have worked with who I enjoyed what I’ll call post-office hours relationships with.

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Bob Hurley Sr., accepts the best coach award onstage at The 2017 ESPYS
Bob Hurley Sr., accepts the best coach award onstage at The 2017 ESPYS (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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A New Jersey Legend is Honored

I caught a good portion of last night’s 25th annual ESPY Awards and among the winners was St. Anthony's basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. who received an ESPY for “Best Coach.”

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Track 7 at Penn Station which is closed for work on the platform
Track 7 at Penn Station which is closed for work on the platform (Listener photo)
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Can We Get Beyond Politics and Tackle Important Issues?

Like many of you I have almost become immune to the stories about whether or not Russia played a part in last November’s presidential election and frankly I’m not all that concerned about what Donald Trump’s children did or did not know...

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A sign outside the Free Range restaurant in Seaside Heights
A sign outside the Free Range restaurant in Seaside Heights (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Something Different for Summer Vacation

Instead of taking a week off in July (which I always do) I’m taking Mondays off and simply extending the weekend and the early reviews are very positive.

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Carl DelPizzo Jr. and Cindy Kuhmann (Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements) present AED to Island Beach Motor Lodge, Ocean Lifeguard R.J. Hager
Carl DelPizzo Jr. and Cindy Kuhmann (Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements) present AED to Island Beach Motor Lodge, Ocean Lifeguard R.J. Hager (Rich Schlatter)
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Donating a Gift of Life

Carl’s Fencing, Decking and Home Improvements for coming to the aid of the lifeguards that protect swimmers on the beach at Island Beach Motor Lodge in South Seaside Park.

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Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox hits a double against the Oakland Athletics
Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox hits a double against the Oakland Athletics (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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A Good Weekend for Tourism and Todd Frazier

It appears to have been a good weekend for shore businesses despite the state government shutdown while Toms River's Todd Frazier faces off against an old baseball foe.

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