Shows & Events

Talk of the Town broadcasted on Saratogabroadcasting.com

  • October 29 @ 9:00 am – Talk of the Town

  • October 31 @ 9:00 am – Talk of the Town

    Join your host Rick Thompson

Frankly Speaking broadcasted on Saratogabroadcasting.com

  • October 28 @ 12:00 pm – Franckly Speaking

    John will be taking off from his show on Tuesday but join him on Thursday at noon.

  • October 30 @ 12:00 pm – Franckly Speaking

    John will be off this week, however you can listen to his previous shows via his podcast page.

Talk Saratoga broadcasted on WSPN 91.1 Skidmore Radio

  • November 1 @ 7:00 am – Rick Thompson on 91.1 FM

    Listen to the best songs of the 80s with your host Rick Thompson.

  • November 1 @ 8:00 am – Talk Saratoga on 91.1 FM

    Join your host Rick Thompson on Sat. November 1st from 8-9am as he welcomes special guest , Maria Trabka, Executive Director of Saratoga PLAN.  Listen to the show on WSPN 91.1 FM Skidmore Radio, or listen live on your computer by going to http://www.skidmore.edu/studentorgs/wspn/ and click ‘Listen Live’ or http://tunein.com/radio/WSPN-911-s22928/.  Phone in question at 580-5783  ...

Show Hosts

Rick Thompson

Rick Thompson

Rick Thompson has been in radio since 1991 when he co-hosted along with Lynn Goodness “The Senior Forum” radio show.  The show was broadcast on a local radio station and had the 2nd highest ratings for a talk show it’s time slot in the Capital District.  The show aired from 2001 thru 2008, when Saratogabroadcasting.com was started.  The Internet station started out as an 80’s music format show only and in 2012 along with partner John Franck, a mix of talk and music was introduced.  Rick has interviewed  guests from Thailand, California and New York City live among others on his show.

Rick is active in his Community as a member and Past President of the Saratoga-Wilton Kiwanis Club and a Past Distinguished Lt. Governor of the Mohawk Division of the New York District of Kiwanis, he is a current Board of Director of Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union, a past member of the City’s Community Development Block Grant Committee and a past member of his Parish Council.

John P. Franck

John P. Franck

John P. Franck is the four-term Commissioner of Accounts for the City of Saratoga Springs, a Certified Public Accountant and is a commentator on Franckly Speaking, a morning talk show on Saratoga Broadcasting’s internet radio station.

Mr. Franck has lived in the local community since 1971.  He is a 1981 graduate of Saratoga Springs High Schooland a 1985 graduate of Siena College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.

John has over 28 years of operation and financial management experience in a range of executive positions (CEO/COO) and proven record in taxes, finance, business development, real estate management and ownership.  He is a shareholder and Vice-President of McKenna & Franck, CPA, PC, where he specializes in real estate taxation, restaurant and retail accounting, business, financial planning and not-for-profit accounting.

John is married to his wife Suzanne and has three children, a daughter McKenzie and two sons, John Jr and Matthew.

Tony Podlaski

Tony Podlaski

Tony Podlaski is your host for Racing with Ski. He has worked for the New York Racing Association as a press box coordinator and communications assistant. Along with being an associate professor of English at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., Tony has also worked for the sports department of the Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) and written a variety of sports stories for the Baltimore Sun, Rocky Mountain News (Denver), Orlando Sentinel, New York Newsday, and Saratoga Seasons Magazine. Tony lives in Colonie with his family: his wife Linda, his daughters Meaghan and Lindsey, and former show pug “Cash”.