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Craig Matthews

I am a Western New York native, born and raised in West Seneca and now living with my wife Maribeth, who is an R.N., on our 65-acre farm in Marilla. We do not have children but plenty of "kids" -- our cats, dog and horses. I have worked in Buffalo radio since 1975 and at Townsquare since 2001. Presently, I work just weekends and some fill-in on-air work. My main career is in law enforcement; I'm a mounted lieutenant, chaplain and instructor for the Erie County Sheriff's Office. And, yes, I am the guy famous for the signature radio sign-off, "God bless you, God bless America, never say never!"
"JAKE" (Craig Matthews Photos)
"JAKE" (Craig Matthews Photos)
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A Horse’s “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”!

As folks know, my wife and I love our fur-babies. We have been blessed with many wonderful cats, dogs and horses over the years. Now, with that said, for as much as we adore our "kids", we don't post our that it's our kitty's 2nd birthday on Facebook or Twitter. However, the fact that our Quarter Horse, Jake, turns 30 this Sunday is reason to celebrate.

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The Bold and the Beautiful (from Facebook)
The Bold and the Beautiful (from Facebook)
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Soap Opera Bloopers! [VIDEO]

My wife and I had a rare few days off together this past week and what did we wind up doing? One afternoon we ended up watching a couple of soap operas. I do not follow the "soaps", but I will admit I was thinking about the actors and how tough it must be to do these shows 5 days a week. And like all of us, I am sure they make their share of mistakes.

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Our "Tristan" (Craig Matthews photo)
Our "Tristan" (Craig Matthews photo)
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Our Dog’s New Year’s Resolution [VIDEO]

Hi, it's Craig Matthews wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013. For our newest member of the family, "Tristan", it's a resolution to keep his teeth and gums in great shape. Tristan is our 3-legged pooch we rescued this past fall after saying goodbye to our beloved 13 year old Pearl.

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Me and "Jake" collecting for the Food Bank!
Me and "Jake" collecting for the Food Bank!
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Mounted for Meals Food Drive-Saturday December 8th at Southgate Plaza!

Hey, it's Craig Matthews letting you know if you couldn't make it to the "Food 2 Families" food drive today, you'll have another chance tomorrow and get to meet me, my fellow Mounted Deputies and our horses! As many of you know, in addition to my radio career I work in law enforcement with the Erie County Sheriff's Office Mounted Reserve Unit. Our event is called "Mounted for Meals" and it also benefits the great work of the Food Bank of WNY!

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Response to Love Center Team
Response to Love Center Team
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Response To Love Center NEEDS YOUR HELP! [VIDEO]

I have had the great pleasure of getting to know the folks at the Response To Love Center at St. Adelbert's Parish in Buffalo. I have seen and assisted in my small way to the work that happens there. I have witnessed the love and warmth that flows from it's staff, volunteers and those they assist. However, the "warmth" part is a problem as their furnace/boiler is in need of repair.

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morgueFile (J.Durham)
morgueFile (J.Durham)
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My Top 5 Christmas “To Do” List!

Hi, it's Craig. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I also hope you had some wonderful family time, saved a lot of money taking advantage of "Black Friday" and "Small Business Saturday" deals. For me, I did some thinking as I was playing all the great Christmas and holiday songs that we do on the New 96.1 JOY FM. Like all those traditions they sing about in the songs. I realized I hadn't done so many of them! For example...

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