Rico is our resident gadget guy and net surfer, which is why he obsesses for the latest tech toys. No, seriously! We’re still not sure how he can do a radio show everyday when his time is spent in geekdom. Rico lives in Elk Grove and spends the free time he has with his eleven-year-old son, Jace, who is active in soccer, baseball, karate, music, and dad’s wallet. They enjoy going on road trips, geocaching, and catching as many Oakland A’s games as possible.

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Rico's Recent Blogs


Rico’s Haunted Tour

This all started by accident on the show. I’ve talked about how much I love Halloween, but then listeners started sending me information on their favorite haunts and Halloween attractions around the Sacramento area. I decided to start keeping them on this page. Now you can take yourself on a Haunted Tour with all these…

I’ll be back December 27

I’ll be back December 27

As you may have noticed, I am not on the air in my usual 12pm to 3pm showtime right now. I am taking an extended time off, but I will be back soon. I’ll return to the airwaves on Monday, December 27 as our year-end special is under way. We’re playing nothing but #1 hits…


Cooling Centers Open During Heatwave

Sacramento Hart Senior Center915 27th StreetJune 16-19: noon to 8 p.m. Hagginwood Community Center3721 Marysville Boulevard, SacramentoJune 16-19: noon to 8 p.m. Capitol City Seventh-Day Adventist Church6701 Lemon Hill Ave.July 8-11: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. FolsomFolsom Public Library411 Stafford St.July 9-10: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; July 11: 2 to 7 p.m. DavisVeterans Memorial…


4 Tips to Improve Gas Mileage

With 2020 as the exception, my son and I take an annual roadtrip. It’s typically a week long so we use quite a bit of gas as we drive 1,200 – 1,500 miles. As I look at ideas for this year’s trip, and see gas prices rising rapidly, I decided I would share some tips…


Best Family Vacation Spots for 2021

My son and I usually take a one-week road-trip each year, with 2020 as the exception of course. Well, I’m always looking for new places to drive, and I came across this list of popular destinations for families that I thought I’d share.Adventure ResortsBest Resort for Decompressing: Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VirginiaBest Resort for Kids of…


It’s Cinco de Mayo; Give Tequila a Try

Happy Cinco de Mayo!I’m a fan of occasionally sipping on tequila. I don’t shoot it because I’m not a college kid. Sipping a quality, smooth tequila is much more enjoyable… especially the next morning.Many people have bad memories from tequila because they didn’t know how to drink it, so here’s a challenge for you:Next time…


Get $2,400 for going screen-free for 24 hours

If asked, do you think you’d be able to ditch your devices for 24 hours? How about if someone were willing to pay you do it?An organization has issued the “Digital Detox Challenge.”If selected, the winner will be sent a safe to store their gadgets in. For a full day, there’ll be no phone, television,…


Have you tried these on your Alexa?

These days a lot of people have an AI assistant at home, but are they getting the most out of their devices? Well, if you have an Amazon Echo, you may be unaware of some of the things Alexa can actually do for you.Amazon Echo features you may be unaware of include:Alexa can make phone calls –…

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See what day you’ll receive your stimulus

Previously, the IRS website just showed you whether they sent your payment or not. This time around, they are revealing the date they are scheduled to send you your stimulus payment, if you are eligible.You can check out your status here.


This might be the final time change ever?

There aren’t many things that could get a bipartisan vote in the Senate in this day and age, but there is ONE.  Both Republicans and Democrats really want to get rid of springing forward and falling back. I. LOVE. THIS. There’s a new bipartisan bill in the Senate to make Sunday’s time change the final…


Gadget Alert: Clean up your tap water

If you’ve listened to me or read this blog more than about two times, you know that I love new technology/gadgets that improve the old way of doing things. This time around I’m referring to using tap water. Depending on which city you live in, there may be a number of things you don’t like…


How to Stop Doomscrolling Before Bed

It’s so easy to get sucked into doomscrolling before bed. You’re comfortable, just scrolling through Facebook photos, political posts, and the occasional funny video or meme. Before you know it, it’s been an hour. What?!?Here are some tips to try and ease away from the doomscroll habit:Set yourself a time limit – Setting a timer…

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2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees List

The 2021 nominees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. The bolded names are being nominated for the first time, and the others have been nominated at least once before. The list includes K-Hits Super Stars the Go-Gos, Tina Turner, Carole King, Devo, Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and Dionne Warwick. Also…


Fun Chili Ideas for Sunday’s Game

Chili is always a favorite food to serve while watching football, and here are 5 great recipes, some courtesy of chef Sunny Anderson, to help you change things up.Cornbread Chili Poke Bake – poke several holes into a tray of cornbread and spread a layer of chili on top. The chili infuses itself into the cornbread…