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.
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President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union Address last night.
Ex-LAPD officer is dead after a standoff in Big Bear Lake, California. His remains were found in a burned cabin.
GE announced Tuesday that it is selling its 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal to Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable TV operator, for $16.7 billion. The company also owns cable networks Bravo, CNBC, Telemundo, USA and the Golf Channel. There's also Universal Pictures, which over its 100 years has offered movies including "To Kill a Mockingbird," ''The Sting," ''Jurassic Park" and "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial."
Roanoke Co Schools will start their school year four days before Labor Day this year, despite needing a waiver from the state to do so. They received a waiver from the General Assembly to start early last year, so it should breeze through without any problems. Now parents, plan those vacations.
Governor McDonnell will deliver VMI's commencement address on May 16.
Peyton, a Springer Spaniel, owned by Billie and Charlie Kerfoot of Bedford County had his own local cheering section last night for the Westminster dog show in New York. Peyton placed third for the second year in a row in the sporting group, which represents 30 breeds of dogs, and he was named best in his breed.
(Photo: USA Today)
"Best in Show" went to Banana Joe, the first Affenpinscher to win. Some are calling it a "monkey face".
Hoops: Virginia 73, Va. Tech 55.
Ash Wednesday begins today. What are you giving up for Lent this year?
Today is Get a Different Name Day! Want a new name? Choose from wild, stylish, creative or friendly. I checked mine. My new name is Gaga. Not really. Just call me Justus. Head here.
1633- Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition for professing the belief that the earth revolves around the sun. (He was right, by the way.)
1914- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (known as ASCAP) was formed in New York City. The society was founded to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1920- The National Negro Baseball League was organized.
1923- The first black professional basketball team, The Renaissance, was organized.
1972- Cabaret starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey opened in theaters.
1980- Opening ceremonies were held in Lake Placid, New York, for the 13th Winter Olympics.
David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) – 62; Peter Gabriel - 63; Talk show host Jerry Springer – 69; Stockard Channing (The West Wing, Grease) – 69; Singer-bassist-actor Peter Tork of The Monkees – 71; Actor George Segal (Just Shoot Me) – 79; Kim Novak (Vertigo) – 80
Little Johnny “why is your homework in your Dads writing?” the teacher asks.
“I used his pen,” he replied.
A woman in Nova Scotia, Canada was paying a bridge toll when the 66-year-old attendant came over . . . and KISSED HER on the lips. She called the police, but he claims he just TRIPPED and FELL into her lips. He's now on trial for sexual assault
Scarlett Johansson says she was up for the part of Fantine in Les Misérables. This is the role that went to Anne Hathaway and now she’s winning every award for it. But, the audition went terribly wrong because she had laryngitis when she tried out!
Lindsay Lohan is attempting to make a little more by possibly opening a restaurant in New York
ABC: All new tonight starting with The Middle, The Neighbors, Modern Family, Suburgatory, and Nashville
CBS: Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites premieres followed by a Big Bang repeat, and then a new CSI
NBC: Whitney, Guys with Kids, Law and Order: SVU, and Chicago Fire are all new
FOX: American Idol, Hollywood week party 3 is new and 2-hours long
CW: Arrow and Supernatural are both new
Taylor Swift tells Elle Magazine she's not a yeller or a fit thrower in relationships.
Monday, Taylor played around in shopping cars while filming her music video for her next single "22."
Guess which Pop/R&B star wants to work with Miranda Lambert? Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys! No word on a project between the two of them yet!
(Photo: Heidi Gutman/ABC)
Chris Young has several treats for his fans this week starting with an appearance on Katie Wednesday. He's set to perform on the show and chat with Katie Couric alongside Reba and Nashville star Connie Britton.
The band Alabama will tour for the first time in more than a decade, with their first concerts planned for April 5-6 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Did you see Carrie Underwood's dress' performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday? Underwood's performance was great, but the dress was the ultimate hit. Is there a fued between Carrie and Taylor? Carrie told CBS' Gayle King that the feud is news to her.
You can hear more of Kasey Musgraves when her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, lands in stores March 19. She performs "Merry Go Round" on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight.
Congrats to Brad Paisley on his 15th #1 hit this week Southern Comfort Zone
Legendary country star Ray Price has been battling pancreatic cancer, but there's good news for the veteran entertainer. The 87-year-old singer has announced that his cancer is in remission.
Love Is A Wonderful Thing
A new survey says guys are more likely to say they're afraid of being alone on Valentine's Day. 24% of men say they HATE the idea of being alone on Valentine's Day, versus 16% of women. (Harris Interactive)
Worst Dates Ever
The top five are: A day trip to a sewage treatment plant . . . a tour of a coffin factory . . . meeting the other person's parents . . . visiting a prison . . . and going to a wedding.
Hula! for Thailand
It's one for the record books. 4,483 people swung hula hoops to dance music for seven minutes without interruption to make it into the Guinness World Record Book. The previous world record was set in Taiwan in 2011, when 2,496 participants swung hula hoops in a continuous motion for 2 minutes.
Stereotypes in the workplace survive
Most construction workers are men, and most teachers are women. There is one profession, though, that's split pretty much 50/50, and the salaries are in the six-figure range... pharmacists!
50 years ago, only 8% of pharmacists were women; today it's 55%. The salaries are almost identical, too, with men getting a slight edge only because they work longer hours. The research shows that "women with children earn less largely because they work fewer hours."
According to a new study by the Texas Transportation Institute, if you want to GUARANTEE that you're going to be on time, you need to leave at LEAST a half hour early. Because traffic is so unpredictable, in most cities, you need to leave 38 to 95 minutes early in order to be on time at least 95% of the time. And in Washington, D.C., you need to leave 114 minutes early. (CIO Today)
And the winner for the very best overall diet goes to... the Dash Diet.
Dash stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. US News and World Report put the diet on top because its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent and control diabetes, and promote heart health.
Here are the best OVERALL diets:
1) DASH Diet
2) TLC Diet (Therapeutic Lifestyle diet)
Tie for #3 between the Mayo Clinic Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, and Weight Watchers.