Show archives

Heard something on the show you were interested in? Well here you can find most anything from the show. Listed in order by date.

February 1, 2015 - The "You earned those benefits" Show
The "You earned those benefits" Show

LaGrange starts the show off with his recent column in the LIBN on contract talks at gas utility National Grid. Calling in to let us know how his members did keeping our homes warm this past blizzard 2015 is Don Daley of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049. We read a Op Ed on eliminating corruption in Albany and we got some audio of Communications Workers of America Local 1109 in Brooklyn on Blizzard Eve 2015. We got your union made in the USA Super Bowl goodies list from our friends at Labor 411 and Chris Erikson Jr. of Local 3 NYC calls in – the youth caucus is kicking ass for the working class. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with Jamo – the Red Hot Albany minute with Glen Casey, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes and a bunch of irate off-color jokes about Andy Cuomo.

January 25, 2015 - Our Education System ain't broke show!
Our Education System ain't broke show!

LaGrange grabbed some audio from the leaders of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 459 when he was in Johnstown, PA – we’ll play that for you. Plus Josh the Intern stopped in at the Laborers Local 66 Blood Drive to grab some more Man on the Street audio. Carl Korn of Your New York State United Teachers checks in as the teachers are battling the monkeys in Albany. We’ll chat up BAM’s State of the Union and why we need to stop Fast Tracking Trade Deals, Kathryn Johnson of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch calls in to give us some perspective. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio sports report with JAMO, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes.

January 18, 2015 - Tribute to Dr. King activist spectacular show
Tribute to Dr. King activist spectacular show

Rob Ciaini of your New York State United Teachers talks about how our union teachers are keeping Dr. Kings dream alive, Josh the intern got some “man on the street” audio and asks – do people attribute unions with civil rights? The Civil Service Employees Association Local 830 checks in and we cover a call by the AFL-CIO to our President to raise the wages for everybody. The unions are fighting NAFTA on steroids and Dave Widmer OF Connoisseur Media Long Guy Land stops into studio. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio sports report with JAMO – the red hot Albany minute with Glen Casey, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes.

January 11, 2015 - The Carver on FOX and Andy hates teachers show
The Carver on FOX and Andy hates teachers show

We’re back kicking ass for the working class, join us in welcoming Average Joe to the team as our rookie Tech Producer. LaGrange reads a few of his columns on battling Holiday consumerism and how the IBEW passed a law to limit utility company call center outsourcing. Laborers Local 66 is running a commercial on TV station MSG, we got that for you. The Nassau PBA’s James Carver was on FOX News, he will be checking in with us and giving us a perspective on police / Mayor relations in NYC. UCOMM co – host Rob Ciaini of your New York State United Teachers talks about Andy Cuomo's war on teachers. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio sports report with JAMO – the red hot Albany minute with Glen Casey, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. 

December 21, 2014 - Merry Christmas, Happy Hanauka & Happy New Year from UCOMM Radio!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanauka & Happy New Year from UCOMM Radio!

We look forward to catching up with everyone on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7:30 AM on 94.3 FM The Shark! Until then...

November 23, 2014 - Shop or Shout on Black Friday Show
Shop or Shout on Black Friday Show

In studio for the first time co-hosting is Rob Ciani (pictured) from your New York State United Teachers, he will talk up activism and its importance for our union educators. We got Labor 411's Union Made in the USA Thanksgiving feast food item list - plus they will be opening up shop in Washington DC - we got the press release on that! LIBN's Greg Zeller wrote up something interesting on using the boss's email system - could be a rule change at the National Labor Relations Board. We have audio from the Nassau Police Benevolent Associations Veterans Day Food Drive. We got hilarious audio of Marc Dice screaming at people shopping on Thanksgiving last year. The UCOMM Radio Nation will be hitting the streets on Black Friday to protest Walmart so we will get Audrey Sasson from Walmart Free NYC, former Walmart worker Kimberly Saget from Jobs with Justice and current Walmart worker from Florida Emily Wells of OUR WALMART on the horn to talk strategy, messaging and shine on light on America's most hated retailer. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with JAMO - the Red Hot Albany minute with Glen Casey, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. 

November 16, 2014 - Disappointed, not defeated, "this is serious" show!
Disappointed, not defeated, "this is serious" show!

NEW SHOW NOV. 23RD We begin with LaGrange’s recent published column “Time for Andy to play nice with NY union leaders”, then Jim Carver from the Nassau Police Benevolent Association stops in – our friends in law enforcement are doing a food drive for our veterans on November 11 in preparation of Thanksgiving. Patty Guidice from IBEW 1049 stops in as well and reads his piece on economic envy, Do our military Veterans need a lawyers? Lawyer Ken Beskin explains sadly why they do. Good Fight plays audio from a UFCW TV ad from the 1990’s and remember JAM the intern? He popped into the UOMM Communications office to check in so we got some audio on that. Plus the Civil Service Employees Association Nassau Local 830 are doing a stuff-a-stocking campaign for our veterans – so we’ll give you details on that. We will do Plus as call-in versions of the UCOMM Radio sports report with DenDunn who tells a story about how Bills QB Kyle Orten kicks ass for the working class and as usual the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. So thanks from a grateful UCOMM Radio nation to all our veterans on this Veterans Day 2014. See you Sunday! (photo; NJ IBEW's Don Norcross elected to Congress) NEW SHOW NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD

November 2, 2014 - Candidate for NYS Guv - Republican Rob Astorino talks union‏
Candidate for NYS Guv - Republican Rob Astorino talks union‏

We can finally curse, so hold onto your seats working people. Haffa Day Dowd gives us his Union News 2 Minute ticker,  Giovanna the intern grabbed some audio on how women are exploited in low wage retail jobs, soon to be on his way to Congress, Don Norcross in the Garden State is introducing a utility lineman holiday? We chat that up. Verizon is sending good jobs to Mexico - we got a video on who that is hurting in the Golden State. We give our old radio station a call to ask why they never ran our show on time. We try and get NJ Chubby Governor Chris Christie on the phone, Lewis Black rants in support of teachers, we'll play that R-rated audio for you. We recycle mainstream media's coverage of the so-called ebola circus, the yutes at the IBEW participate in a day of action - we got the skinny on that and Westchester Nueva York County Executive, Republican Rob Astorino, candidate for Governor in the Empire State, calls in to peddle his wares and discuss his record with the unions - it's a UCOMM Radio exclusive! Plus as usual the UCOMM News Network times two, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. It's an hour and fifteen of kicking ass for the working class so see you Sunday UCOMM Radio Nation! 

October 26, 2014 - Naughty NBC & thanking COTSCO‏
Naughty NBC & thanking COTSCO‏

NEW SHOW NEXT SUNDAY! UCOMM Radio has been busy planning our next on-air move. There is so much good news to report but we have to keep our composure! We will be bringing you a brand new show on Sunday November 2nd just in time for Erection Day. But in the meantime we will be re-podcasting the Philly Teachers & UAW's new way to organize show with Haffa-Day's Union News Minute, the UAW's Brian Schneck chats up the Mercedes Benz plant Union in Alabama and coverage of the Transport Workers Union Rally in Brooklyn. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report, the Red Hot Albany minute, the UCOMM News Network, that week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. New show next week, and yes there will be cursing so parental guidance is suggested.

October 19, 2014 - A UCOMM off-air colonoscopy
A UCOMM off-air colonoscopy

We here at UCOMM Radio are doing a little re-grouping and re-organizing. We are taking a break from the terrestrial airwaves to play some highlights from recent shows exclusively on ucommradio.com. Don't worry FM radio fans within the UCOMM Radio Nation - we will be back on the air in no time! This Sunday we will play for you the Haffa-Day Dowd Union News Minute. Brian Schneck from your United Auto Workers calls-in to discuss a new way of organizing with Local 112 at a Mercedes Benz plant in Alabama. Plus John Durso from the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO had an excellent Opinion Piece in the Daily News addressing real solutions to the climate change dilemma. We will once again play that for you. We will give Marc Bussanich from Labor Press a call to talk about his coverage of Your Shirt Off Their Backs: The Consequences of Sweatshop Labor. Also, the Communications Workers of America's St. Michael of Gendron talks about what the CWA is doing to make our community a better place to live and work with some audio on why the Verizon wireless workers are organizing. (Photo: our air-time show reports being run in the ENCO system)