Shows & Events

Talk of the Town broadcasted on

  • March 21 @ 10:30 am 10:30 AM – Talk of the Town

  • March 23 @ 10:30 am 10:30 AM – Talk of the Town

Frankly Speaking broadcasted on

    Talk Saratoga broadcasted on WSPN 91.1 Skidmore Radio

    • March 17 @ 7:00 am 7:00 AM – Rick Thompson on 91.1 FM

       The best 80’s music show and  ‘Talk Saratoga’ will be taking it’s summer break.  We’ll be back on the air with great guests starting Saturday September 9th, have a great summer.

    • March 17 @ 8:00 am 8:00 AM – Talk Saratoga on 91.1 FM

      Listen To ‘Talk Saratoga’, this Saturday March 3rd  from 8-9am on 91.1FM -WSPN Radio. Join host Rick Thompson & Lynn Goodness as we welcome past Commissioner of Public Safety Chris Mathiesen . You can also listen live on your computer at  Please feel free to call in with questions to 518-580-5783.  

    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 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.

    Shannon Murphy

    Shannon Marie Murphy

    Born and raised in upstate New York, Shannon Marie Murphy spent most of her life in Hadley Luzerne. Her middle school and high school years were spent enjoying the outdoors, participating in almost any extra curricular activities, joining groups, being a part of many sports teams, sticking to her studies, and enjoy the many aspects of the arts such as instrumentals and vocals. Graduating in the top ten of her class, she received a scholarship to Russell Sage College in Troy New York. Not only did she carry a heavy academic load, and extra curricular load, but she also was faced with the responsibility of raising her son, Noahh James Murphy.

    At Russell Sage College, Shannon maintained deans list with a 9.89 GPA for three years studying English & Political Science. Ever since Shannon was eight years old she has been intrigued in politics as they have always been a common theme of discussion amongst her closest family members. Shannon shares a very Libertarian view of politics and the world surrounding us and wants to just spread the message.

    Even if you may not completely agree with her views, she is inviting you to sit down and listen to what she has to say. Also interested in spreading the message of how powerful positivity can be, she is inviting you to listen to how peace and positivity have changed her life. Now aged 21, this young, smart kind and caring single mother is ready to bring to you a show that delves into politics, life, and the power of positivity.

    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 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”.