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Bo Sullivan first began his long career at WHYN radio in 1990 as a sports talk show producer. Bo then moved on to become the host of that sports talk show. In 1993, Bo became the sports anchor and co-host for the WHYN morning show. After a few hiatuses, both planned and unplanned, Bo came back to stay in 1996 as the morning show sports anchor, producer, and co-host.
Born and raised in Westfield, he's now raising his own family there. He lives with his wife Kris and daughters Leighanne and Shannon. When Bo was growing up, his father Richard Sullivan was superintendent of schools in two local communities. Politics runs in the family. Brother Brian is a Westfield city councilor and brother Rick is the city's seven term mayor. Besides transporting his children to various activities including CCD and swimming lessons, he coaches both daughters in three different sports. He also works as a part-time political consultant. In his scarce spare time, Bo likes to golf and is a frequent visitor to the Connecticut casinos.
What does Bo like most about his position at WHYN? For one, he's a big fan of waking at 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. He also enjoys meeting the many loyal listeners to the show. His lifelong ambition is to open a sports bar and play Texas Hold 'em every day of his life.
First I would like to say that I love your tribute to Joe Napolitan and I love to hear Tony’s beautiful words for him. Also, I am deeply saddened by the passing of the awesome Nelson Mandela. God Bless him.
Thank you so much for your morning show because my birthday is ( ) and I will be 65. As I look into my Medicare options as an unemployed person that can not collect Social Security for another year, I am deeply confused and frightened for my future. I have a small 401K/IRA from may last job with ( ) which was eliminated in 2012. It is enough so that I cannot get assistance of any kind but not enough to last more than a year or two if I have to subsidize my own health insurance. I try to take one day at a time and one birthday at a time but this really scares me.
I can’t get any assistance of any kind in terms of fuel assistance, food stamps or EFT. (I don’t even know what EFT covers.) Anywhoooo! I am told that I have to spend my retirement account down to $7000. 00 before I can get any assistance. Well my house is paid for in full and I have worked since I was 14 years old. Soooo my plan is to take an extended trip to Europe for several months and spend down the not too big IRA instead of spending the next several years paying MORE money into the government system to pay for what I could if I was poorer by a few thousand dollars. I think the government has enough money and in the last 51 years of paying taxes I have paid into enough government programs for people that are cheating the system. Now that I know what I am facing, I am starting to get P.O.’d… Trying to keep this all family friendly. LOL
Thanks for covering these topics on your show. Once again, I appreciate being able to wakeup to a good laugh because if I have to attack the negatives of the day, I like to do it with a smile on my face.
You guys are the absolute best.!
A part of the program today, was devoted to the memory of recently passed Joe Napolitan.
An American political consultant, who worked as a general consultant on over 100 political campaigns in the United States, and many others throughout the world. Napolitan served on the 1960 Kennedy for President campaign, and was Director of Media for the 1968 Hubert Humphrey campaign.
Napolitan is credited with coining the term "political consultant" to describe political professionals who are hired out to provide advice to different political campaigns, often at the same time. Napolitan is the founder and first president of the American Association of Political Consultants. He co-founded the International Association of Political Consultants, with Frenchman Michel Bongrand.
Tony Cignoli political analyst for the morning show, and Congressman Richard who both regarded Napolitan as a mentor, guested on the show with rememberances.
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Ok...just not any of these;
1. SKIP: Pretzels
You may feel virtuous reaching for a bag of fat-free pretzels instead of fried potato chips. But don't do it. "It's not a snack that will energize you or keep your blood sugar level steady to get through the rest of your afternoon alert and focused," says registered dietitian Elisa Zied, author of Younger Next Week. "It provides calories, refined carbohydrates, too much sodium, and not much else to keep you nourished and satisfied long term."
Try instead: A whole-grain, high-fiber cereal mixed with two tablespoons of nuts, such as almonds, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts, or pecans, says Zied.
2. SKIP: Baked potato chips
It's true that baked chips aren't bad as the regular variety, but they're still mainly fast-acting carbs (hello, blood sugar spike) with very small amounts of protein, fiber, and fat. Even so, "There are so many better, more filling foods that provide these nutrients that won't lead to the blood sugar crash that saps your energy," says Samantha B. Cassetty, M.S., R.D., nutrition director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.
Try instead: A different kind of crunch: dry roasted edamame. "A 1/4 cup serving has a whopping 14 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber with less salt than traditional chips," says Cassetty. "They're even a good source of iron -- a nutrient that many women fall short on."
3. SKIP: Sports and energy drinks
Don't let healthy-sounding names deceive you. Like soda, energy drinks are pretty much straight sugar, which can cause -- you guessed it -- a sugar-fueled roller coaster ride. "Because there's no fiber and these drinks are often consumed on an empty stomach, the sugar will be absorbed rapidly," says registered dietitian Joan Salge Blake, a clinical associate professor at Boston University and a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Try instead: Sipping on zero-calorie water or fun, flavored seltzers (also calorie-free). People often mistake thirst for hunger.
4. SKIP: An apple
Don't gasp. Yes, fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but eating it alone won't keep you going. "Adding a little protein to the mix will help make it even more filling," says Cassetty.
Try instead: Pairing your fresh fruit with a few nuts, a dip made from nonfat Greek yogurt, a small schmear of nut butter, or a slice of protein- and calcium-rich cheese (think mini Babybel).
5. SKIP: Frozen yogurt
The word "yogurt" makes it sound like a smart pick, right? Alas, frozen yogurt is full of sugar and calories (about 120 calories in a half cup). And it doesn't have as many probiotics or as much calcium as regular yogurt. Plus, it's very tempting to add some candy-based toppings.
Try instead: If you can't resist, indulge in moderation. "Get the smallest you can," says Blake. "And instead of adding candy on top, try fresh fruit." Better still: Grab a Greek yogurt topped with berries.
6. SKIP: Pita Chips
"They have this huge health halo," says registered dietitian Karen Ansel, a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "But they're really just straight carbs." And straight carbs will just cause your energy levels to crash.
Try instead: Munch on the whole grain version of these chips -- or better yet, fresh veggies -- with a small amount of hummus.
7. SKIP: Smoothie
"If it's a smoothie just made with fruit and juice (all sugar), then you know you're going to crash," says registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet. Fruit is primarily carbs, which digest quickly in your body and that can lead to a slump. "And juices tend to be made with lots of fruit -- and therefore have lots of sugar," adds Cassetty. "Juicing also eliminates the fiber -- the filling part of fruit that also helps modify its impact on blood sugar."
Try instead: Green tea is an energy-boosting options, say Ansel, because it contains an amino acid that aids alertness and concentration. Or, if you can't pass up the smoothie, go for a small size made with unsweetened yogurt.
8. SKIP: Candy bar
Tempting as it is, candy is obviously a no-no. "A little chocolate with its hint of caffeine can definitely perk you up," says Zied. "But your blood sugar will rise and fall flat soon after because candy's loaded with sugar and very low fiber."
Try instead: If it's a sweet treat you're after, get a nutty-chocolate fix from a protein-rich, low-sugar granola bar, like KIND or Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut Layered Granola Bars.