WHEATFIELD – Citizens United with John Restaino, a local podcast known for targeting political corruption in Niagara County, has found a new base of operations on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield. The show has shifted to a new production company within recent months, Gorilliaz Inc., owned and operated by Wade Van Valkenburgh of Lockport. The change in venue came after their former production company, Gold Medal Media of Niagara Falls, ceased operations.
“My whole thing, it’s all corruption,” said Restaino during an interview at his new location. He added that his show tries avoiding party lines, fixating mostly on impropriety within the government at large, regardless of the party it comes from. “We don’t have the media we need I guess in Niagara County. They are stating a lot of the stories that are on his (John’s) show,” added Van Valkenburg.
Both Restaino and Van Valkenburgh also cited a disappointment in the lack of attention by area media to the violent crimewave in Niagara Falls, and a lack of accountability and communication from the Mayor of Niagara Falls, Robert Restaino.
John Restaino, who is the Mayor’s brother, recently participated in a march last month to the Mayor’s home, protesting the surge in crime, and the city’s inability to see it end. John was disappointed the Mayor never stepped out to engage with the crowd, who peacefully marched on public property outside the residence. “They just wanted someone to hear them. It would have done so much if he just came out and said a few words,” remarked John.
Apart from covering Niagara County politics on Citizens United, Gorilliaz Inc. hosts a variety of other content, including shows for kids and sports fans. Those include: ‘Skyler’s Marvel Madness’, ‘Goal Getters with John Restaino and Jon Fadel’, and ‘The Draw with Adam Foster’.
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To learn more about Gorillaz Inc. production company, including about their other content, click here: Multi Media Company – Multi Media Company (gorillazinc.com)
FEATURE PHOTO: (Left to Right) – Jon Fadel, Robin Restaino, John Restaino and Wade Van Valkenburg stand for a photo at Gorillaz Inc. production studio in Wheatfield, N.Y.