Bus Company To Lay Off 142 Employees After Dropping City School Contract

(WHEC 10 News) Rochester, N.Y. – Transportation company Durham School Services will be laying off 142 employees after they did not renew its contract with the Rochester City School District.

Those layoffs were filed last month.

Last week, Regional Transit Services (RTS) also refused to renew their contract with Rochester schools.  They will be forced to lay off 144 employees after this decision.

Summer Fest 2015 Talent Showdown auditions

– open to all ages
– Singers, Rappers and Dancers
– Entry forms must be submitted in its entirety by May 15th
– Entry forms can be downloaded on WDKX.com
– for more information go to WDKX.com
– Stay connected to the station that cultivates and creates local stars of tomorrow


Or someone tell them to give me the form and I will post it here – – first three folks to text 585-678-1039 and text “give  the web nerd the form”,  I will arrange for you to get a pair of tickets to this weekends Ozfest in Oswego

Andre 🙂

Shots Fired

In the past couple weeks Tyga’s baby mom, Blac Chyna and his new underage girlfriend Kylie Jenner both have been throwing shade back and forth over social media. The main reason for the beef between the two is because the middleman, Tyga, who is trying to remain in both women’s lives.

In recent Instagram posts, Blac Chyna has thrown shade towards Kylie Jenner by uploading pictures which insult the 17 year old TV star. Blac Chyna uploaded a picture of her laying on the bed with the caption “Permanently” in retaliation to Kylie’s picture in which captioned “Currently.” She also posted screenshots of Tyga confessing that he wanted to become a family again and that he wanted to fix their relationship.

Blac Chyna is being viewed as the bully because she is verbally attacking a 17 year old while she is 26 years old. On the other hand, there is speculation that Kylie is trying to get under Blac Chyna’s skin by getting closer to her son, King. It was proposed that Kylie was training King to say “I Love you, Kylie” by feeding him candy each time he said it. Tyga on the other hand has been defending his love for his underage girlfriend disregarding the screenshots in which his ex-fiancé posted. He has shown his love for his new girlfriend by tatting “Kylie” in a heart on his left arm.

The back and forth confrontations have gotten under Blac Chyna’s skin and in recent posts she has been addressing the phrase “four months.” Kylie’s 18th birthday is 4 months away. We just hope that this does not lead to a celebrity brawl. Do you think this has gone too far? Is enough, enough?


– Sedria

Meet Sedria!


My name is Sedria Thomas and I am one of the new bloggers for wdkx.com!

I will be a junior at Seton Hall University in the fall of Sedria2015. I am currently majoring in Broadcast, Visual and Interactive Arts while minoring in Journalism and Public Relations.

On campus, I am a Sports Analyst for the Seton Hall’s radio station and the news anchor on our school’s TV station.

I will discuss worldly and community topics in my blogs including celebrity news, sports, politics, local events and more. If there is a topic you would like for me to discuss feel free to post it on the WDKX Facebook page or Twitter page. Do not be afraid to voice your suggestions because everybody has the right to speak up!

Health Beats: Mother’s Day

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Hello Rochester, this is Nurse Bowick. Have we got something to talk about? Oh Yeah! Mother’s day is just a few short days away. Though 50% of all women will live in a stepfamily relationship, Mother’s Day evokes mixed emotions for many. Some step-moms feel as though they have all of the pain, and strains of parenting, but reap little joys and rewards. Have you wondered why being a stepmother is usually more stressful than being a stepfather? What is it that makes some stepmother’s experiences much more enjoyable than others?

The idea of Mother’s day began in Virginia, in the post civil war years, with Mothers’ Day Work Clubs developed to teach women how to properly care for their children, and to promote reconciliation with former Union and Confederate soldiers. Following a massive letter writing campaign, initiated by Ms. Anna Jarvis, arguing that American holidays were biased toward male achievements, and urging the adoption of a special day honoring motherhood, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure in 1914 officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

How can a day created to honor motherhood and promote reconciliation cause such distress? Research suggests that society’s attitudes about mothers and motherhood contribute to the difficulties many stepmothers encounter. Typically media and literature idealizes biological mothers and presents stepmothers negatively as sexual, vain, selfish, greedy, vengeful, deceitful, unloving, untrustworthy and manipulative.

When was the last time you read a fairytale about an awesome stepmother?

Folks keep in mind, not every woman believes it takes a village to raise a child. Some biological mothers are possessive and threatened when it comes to their children having a close relationship with another woman.

Unfortunately their children struggle with feelings of disloyalty, guilt, and are often uncomfortable about having a good relationship with their stepmother.

Stepmothers who can accept that their relationships with stepchildren are dependent on factors largely beyond their control are more likely to be less stressed and disheartened. Even during that awkward moment on Mother’s Day when some Preachers request that all biological Mother’s come forward for prayer.

Heads up Dads, Step-moms may or may not expect stepchildren to recognize them on Mother’s Day. However, they fully expect you to recognize their contributions to your children’s lives. Were gonna talk about this Tuesday morning at 7:15 on the Health Beats with the Wake-Up Club on 103.9 WDKX.

Theresa Lou Bowick BSN, RN

Registered Professional Nurse

Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

New teaching staff coming to East High

Rochester, NY (WROC) – After years of failing state benchmarks, East High School is trying to turn things around. But a new kind of school now means a new kind of staff, and those who are keeping their jobs face a different set of expectations.

Chef Jeff Christiano has a passion for food and teaching, and after 15 years at East High School, he’s one of the lucky educators who gets to return to the job he loves in the school he loves.

“The reason I’ve stayed here is the kids,” says Christiano. “The kids are amazing.”

The highly publicized school transformation led by University of Rochester is just months away. 350 teachers applied for spots to teach next year. Only 175 teachers got acceptance letters.

“More than two-thirds of those who applied from East are here,” says Dr. Shaun Nelms.

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Shaun Nelms says one-third of East High School teachers who applied were not accepted. Each teacher received emails encouraging the teachers to apply to other schools. Dr. Nelms says there were twice as many qualified candidates as there were spots. His goal was to get a diverse staff.

“The tough decision is how do you find a balance and create a new story for East?,” says Dr. Nelms.

The balance is all in the numbers. Nelms says 17% of new teachers come from non-city school districts or charter schools. 35% come from other schools in the Rochester City School District, and almost half (48%) are returning teachers from East High.

For educators like Chef Jeff, that means teaching his students in a new way, and leading by example in embracing the change.

“It isn’t about something happening to them,” says Jeff Christiano. “It’s about something happening with them. I think that’s what’s really going to turn this thing around.”

There are still nearly 20 unfilled staff positions for the upcoming school year. School leaders say they are looking for people who can be ‘all-in’ to the new vision for East High.

Natasha Alford