The Star City is my home. I began my broadcasting career in 1973 as a junior at
During those year's I worked at 1240 WROV, K92 from 1980 to 1992, and in
I spent five and a half years at Your Hometown Station - WDBJ7 doing News 7 Mornin' before returning to my deep, deep "radio roots" in 1997.
In March 2008, I came in third place in City Magazine's "Best Radio Personalities." I've always said, I have the best listeners in the world. Thank-you so much for tuning in every day. It wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you.
I love doing mornings. However, the 3A alarm comes early. You know what they say, "early to bed, early to rise..." Well, I'm still waiting on the "wealthy" part to that one.
My wife, Glenna and I, were married in 1989. It was the "best thing" that ever happened to me. That was also our "first dance" song at our wedding.
We have four kids - Snuggles, Kisses, Tigger and Michael (all with four legs and tails.) They're the purrrr-fect kids.
No. 2 San Francisco 45, No. 3 Green Bay 31
Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 (in the final seconds)
New England 41, Texans 28
NFC Championship No. 2 San Francisco vs. Atlanta, 3 p.m.
AFC Championship No. 4 Baltimore at New England, 6:30 p.m.
1794- Dr. Jesse Bennett of Edom, Va., performed the first successful Caesarean section operation on his wife. He used no anesthesia. **Don't you know he was in the dog house the following day. He told her it wouldn't hurt a bit.
1954- Joe DiMaggio married Marilyn Monroe.
1957- Oscar-winning actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer at his home in Holmby Hills, California, at 57.1964- Jacqueline Kennedy made her first public appearance on TV since the assassination of her husband President Kennedy.
1970- Diana Ross & The Supremes performed their last concert together before Miss Ross launched her solo career in Las Vegas.
1979- President Carter proposed Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday be a holiday.
1984- Madonna made her first national TV appearance when she performed "Holiday" on American Bandstand.
1990- The Simpsons premiered as a series on Fox.
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) - 44
LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) - 45
Director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven) - 50
Carl Weathers (Rocky) - 65
Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) - 70
Faye Dunaway (Mommie Dearest) - 72
Singer Jack Jones (“The Love Boat Theme”) - 75
Blues singer Clarence Carter - 77
Last Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's deputies in California busted a guy with 34 pounds of marijuana in his house. Only they couldn't get it immediately, because it was guarded by an ALLIGATOR named 'Mr. Teeth.' A guard pet he's owned since '96.
Last week, an elderly man CRASHED his Honda Fit through the front of a pizza place in Nebraska. And after he PLOWED through and his entire car was inside the restaurant . . . he asked if he could STILL ORDER A PIZZA. He was taken to the hospital to be looked at. No one else was hurt and the store didn't suffer any structural damage. There's no word if he got his pizza.
13 percent of Americans did this online last year, the majority of them under 25 years old. What is it? ANSWER: Visit the library via a website. Congrats Carol.
BOX OFFICE: Zero Dark Thirty beat Gangster Squad at the box office over the weekend after receiving an Oscar nomination for best picture. Kathryn Bigelow's followup to The Hurt Locker banked $24 million.
THEY'RE BREAKING UP LEFT AND RIGHT. The wedding is reportedly OFF. Jason Trawick and Britney Spears have called off the "I do's". Rumors of this were spreading last year, looks like it's true. Stephen Tyler and finace' Erin Brady are done. And one more....Jennifer Lawrence has walked away from longtime boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.
If you thought she and Amy were GREAT hosting the GG's last night, Tina Fey is in talks to join the upcoming Muppets sequel as the female lead.
ABC: The Bachelor is new followed by a new episode of Castle
CBS: How I Met Your Mother is new followed by a repeat of The Big Bang Theory. But the rest of the night is new including 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, and Hawaii Five-0
NBC: The Biggest Loser is new followed by a new Deception
FOX: Bones is new and 2-hours long
CW: The premiere of The Carrie Diaries...
Dierks and Miranda kick off their joint tour January 17 in Columbia, SC.. They're in the Star City this Saturday night. Last week, Dierks was rolling on rehearsal. It's a mess and the latest installment of DBTV.
Poor Dierks. Keep him in your prayers. His dog Jake was spooked by a thunderstorm in Nashville over the weekend and hopped the fence. He's still missing. What to do? Tough call headed out on tour this week.
11 weeks later, Taylor Swift's "Red" is still #1 on the album charts. Zac Brown Band's "Goodbye in Her Eyes" is the top single.
(Photo: Broken Arrow Records)
Jason Aldean will be making his first-ever appearance at New York's Madison Square Garden during his upcoming Night Train tour on March 2.
Brad Paisley has joined the lineup for the Kids' Inaugural concert and another official inaugural ball later this month to celebrate the official start of President Barack Obama's second term. The kids' concert will take place January 19 in Washington, D.C. with Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and Usher among the other stars on the bill. Brad will also perform at one of the inaugural balls on January 21, along with Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor.
Two nights away from a new American Idol and judge Keith Urban.
Georgia girl Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland has made some major life changes in the past few months. She and hubby Justin Miller welcomed their first child, son Magnus Hamilton, on Dec. 6, 2012. Now they've moved their nest from Atlanta to Nashville, buying a farm near Music City.
Something near and dear to Kenny Chesney's heart last night as ESPN ran the documentary with Kenny and film/video director Shaun Silva co-produced. "The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story,” produced by Chesney and Shaun. Didn't you know Kenny use to wear the #7?
Locked & Reloaded Tour pulls into Roanoke this Saturday night with Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice. BTW: Did you know, Miranda is a HUGE Honey Boo Boo fan. Who else could wish you a "happy Boo year!!!" OK, maybe Alana.
Steve Martin has teamed with folk-rock singer-songwriter Edie Brickell for a new album. 'Love Will Come For You' is slated for release on April 23.
Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young will make a cameo appearance on an upcoming episode of “Nashville” on January 23rd. **Did Juliette walk away from her marriage?????
According to buzzfeed.com, the following things will instantly ruin your day (we hope none of them have happened to you this morning!):
6 Ways To Use Your Unwanted Gift Card
The holidays have come and gone. The relatives are back home and the decorations have been put away. The only thing that remains is that gift card for a new tattoo your cousin gave you for Christmas. Here are six ways to use any unwanted gift card:
1. TURN IT INTO CASH - PlasticJungle.com, GiftCards.com, and Cardpool.com will pay you up to 92% of the card's value.
2. THINK OUTSIDE THE CARD - You may be able to use the card in the parent company's other stores. An Old Navy card, for example, can be used at Gap and Banana Republic.
3. TRADE FOR MILES - United Airlines will give customers miles in exchange for gift cards.
4. GIVE TO THOSE IN NEED - Goodwill will take it.
5. SWAP FOR ANOTHER CARD - At PlasticJungle.com, you can convert your card into an electronic card for Amazon.com.
6. RE-GIFT IT
How far would you go to save a friendship? Would you get professional help? That's the latest trend, it seems. Friendship counseling!
More than 10-thousand Psychologists and counselors are offering session on relationships with friends in the
United States. It's not cheap! Session can cost anywhere between $75 and $200 for an hour long session. A school teacher named Christy Stewart spent more than $3-grand over six years on counseling with her best friend. She says they're now closer than ever. More...
Check this out...
The Woman magazine for December of 1941. Found in a junkshop in Kokomo, Indiana and published on The Village Voice.
I noticed page 5 has an interesting article...
When you're too old to use "boyfriend" and "girlfriend"
This is a great guide from a website called The Cut on how to refer to each other when you're too old to use the terms "boyfriend" and "girlfriend".
Term: Baby daddy/mama
Good for: Yuppies who listen to rap.
Term: Gentleman/lady friend
Good for: Grandparents.
Good for: Oversharers, mature sex writers, PDA addicts.
Good for: Our social-media editor who's hipper than we are.
Good for: New Age-y types, sociologists (Nota bene: Does not work in England).
Good for: Parents trying to embarrass their recently sexually active children.
Good for: Parents trying not to embarrass their recently sexually active children.
Term: Swain (from the Middle English swein)
Good for: Peasants, shepherds/maidens, Ren Faire enthusiasts.
Term: Other half
Good for: Co-dependent people.
Term: Helpmeet (biblical)
Good for: Adam/Eve, people who are supposed to be submissive.
Term: Old man/lady
Good for: Lana Del Rey, people with daddy/mommy issues.
Good for: Jokers, people who want to cheat on their live-in significant other, actual roommates who are secretly hooking up.
Term: POSSLQ (Persons of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters)
Good for: Census workers.
Bored at Work? It's a Good Thing
A new study out of the University of Central Lancashire in England found that being bored at work is actually GOOD for you and your company. It gives you time to DAYDREAM . . . and that leads to more CREATIVITY. (U.S. News & World Report)
Good News Story
Baxter the Boxer and Bella the Labrador are being hailed as heroes for saving Ryle Smith's life. The 6 year-old wandered away from his Seneca, Missouri home last Tuesday.
His mother says he got stuck in the snow before his dogs kept him warm. "He was wearing no socks or shoes. His feet were so cold that it was the early stages of frostbite, he hadn't eaten dinner, he was exhausted and hungry. The dogs were lying on top. Complete strangers drove from surrounding cities and showed up at their doorstop. It was incredible. Most people have told the mom they have never seen a response like that."
Lar's Thought of the Day
"In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich." Henry Ward Beecher