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.
A powerful winter storm is heading for the midwest. It could dump more than a foot of snow in the nation's heartland today. The storm is already blamed for one death in Oklahoma. Winter storm warnings have been issued from Colorado through Illinois. Further south on the the warmer side of the storm, severe weather is possible in eastern Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi where tornadoes are possible with hail and winds.
Our weather: Possible one/two weather punch on Friday. The first chance of a wintry mix arrives just before the Friday morning ride in, then another chance during the evening drive. It's a developing storm out of Texas. Possible freezing rain in the NRV and Roanoke for A.M. commute, changing over to rain as the morning progresses. Rain returns around 5P and could leave pockets of freezing rain.
Sunshine today. Hi 48. Winter Storm Watch for tomorrow in Pocahontas County. Possible freezing rain. Hi 37. Early rain Saturday. Hi in the 40s. Sunshine Sunday. Hi 54.
WSET meteorologist and webguy - Jamey Singleton continues to recover from his accident on Tuesday. He had another round of surgery yesterday. His parents say he's still in intensive care at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The other two people involved in the accident were treated and are now back at home.
If you would like to send a card or letter to Jamey, you can send it to ABC-13.
The address is:
2320 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Salem H.S. principal announces his retirement. For the first time in more than 30 years, classes will begin in the fall without longtime Principal John Hall, who recently said he plans to retire at the end of the school year. He came to Salem from Glenvar H.S. as an assistant principal in 1979 and became principal in 1987.
National College's Salem location will become American National University in March. the change marks the college's evolution into university status. The other 29 locations will not change their name.
For the next four weeks, FreedomFirst Credit Union in Roanoke is giving money away in blue envelopes. Stuffed inside are $5, $10, $20 even $5. The credit union is asking recipients to spend it how'd they'd like, deposit it or pay it forward. The Credit Union is hoping folks will go to its Facebook page and tell how they used the money.
RSO conductor David Stewart Wiley visited the band glass at Patrick Henry H.S. yesterday. It's something he loves to do because it brings back memories of his school days in Boston. The band will join the RSO next month at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Virginia Tech will replace the video board and sound systems in both Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum. The new Lane Stadium high-definition LED video board — which will measure 48.2 feet tall and 108.2 feet wide — will be nearly five times the size of the current one, installed in 2005.
Less than a month away from Spring. Just 26 days, we can make it. Today is Biscuits and Gravy Day
1878, the first telephone book was published
1931, Alka-Seltzer was invented
1947, the world's first Polaroid Camera was demonstrated
1965, Malcolm X was shot to death in New York
1970, The Jackson 5 made its TV debut on "American Bandstand."
1988, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart tearfully confessed he was guilty of an unspecified sin, which many believed involved prostitute Debra Murphee.
Charlotte Church (26) Jennifer Love Hewitt (33) Billy Baldwin (49) Mary Chapin Carpenter (54) Kelsey Grammer (57) Tyne Daly (66)
What did one plate say to the other plate? ans - Lunch is on me
In Russia, a 24-year-old woman just found out her boyfriend was cheating on her . . . when she was looking up an address on a Russian version of Google Maps, and saw her boyfriend hugging another woman. She confronted him and he admitted everything . . . so she dumped him
Women do this nearly twice as much as men. What is it? Congrats to Carol Lou, she got it. The answer is "blink".
Kree Harrison - Vegas Singoff - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzic
Pamela Anderson is putting her Malibu Beach house on sale. It can be yours for just $7.75 Million Dollars.
22-year-old actress, Kristen Stewart, beat fellow stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton to top the survey conducted by men's gadget website MenKind, as the least sexy actress."
TONIGHT ON TV
ABC: All new tonight including Zero Hour, Grey's Anatomy, and Scandal
CBS: all new including The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half men, Person of Interest, and Elementary
NBC: Community, Parks and Rec, and 1600 Penn are new...
Fox: American Idol
CW: The Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast are new
Miranda Lambert‘s Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe is branching out on her own with her solo effort ‘Like a Rose,’ out on March 5. Ashley traded barbs with Lambert’s husband Blake Shelton in a duet on ‘You Ain’t Dolly (And You Ain’t Porter.)’
Keep Jake Owen and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Jake's dad started radiation treatments yesterday at the Mayo Clinic, two months after being diagnosed with cancer at the back of the tongue. Jake says his dad "will beat it."
Jason Aldean's new single is "1994," a song that gives a nod to that year, and it even name-checks Joe Diffie, one of country's biggest stars back then. What did you look like in 1994? Check out Keith Urban's picture from that year.
Lee Brice and his fiancé Sara are getting married in April, and they've decided to hold the ceremony in Branson, MO
Kelly Clarkson is furious over the new book The Soundtrack Of My Life by Clive Davis. Kelly was under the guidance of Davis after winning and isn't happy with what she calls false stories in his book. **Chances are if you get her riled up, that will get her soon-to-be mother-in-law - Reba - fired up.
Greg Bates is gearing up to perform a 60-minute pre-race concert this Sunday prior to the Daytona 500.
Dr. Drew - from Celebrity Rehab - says custody issues were the last straw for Mindy McCreedy before her suicide. The preliminary autopsy finds her death was a suicide. Critics have their claws out for the good doctor. Dr. Drew is coming under fire now that 5 castmembers of Celebrity Rehab have died.
Things We Miss Most When We Lose Power
Refrigerated foods 12%
Source: USA Today Snapshot
60% of couples now say the man has been involved in planning the big day. 44% of the time, the groom's family helps pay for the wedding . . . half of grooms pick the venue . . . one in three help pick the cake . . . and one in 20 choose the flowers. How do you feel about the guys getting involved? Nothing like wedding day at Daytona. (Female First)
Remember when you couldn't open your mailbox or a magazine without seeing one of those America Online installation CDs? AOL dial-up is still around, though the company says only about 2.8 million people get their Internet using the service that way.
... AOL's desktop software is up to version 9.7 and can be downloaded by anyone. Want a CD-ROM? They'll still mail you one.
"Can't come in today, boss. Doc says I have text-neck."
How's that gonna fly? Well, it might, because doctor's are now diagnosing patients with "text-neck." It doesn't take a genius to figure out what causes it... too much texting on your phone. Dr. Adam Rodnick explains that "for every inch the ears go forward in front of the shoulders, we're putting an extra 10 pounds of pressure on the spine, neck and shoulders."
He says bowing our heads down 3 to 4 inches for hours at a time causes our spine to age prematurely. Dr. Rodnick, a Chiropractor, says he's been treating more teens lately for "text-neck."
What can you do? It's pretty complicated: Keep your head up!
5 signs you're jealous and need to get a grip
Mild jealousy is okay, according to YourTango.com, but there are signs that you're just a jealous mess. Here they are:
1) His phone habits upset you - Meaning when he doesn't answer the phone in your presence, you automatically assume it's another woman
2) His social media habits scare you - A new friend on Facebook means an immediate investigation
3) You stalk him - You drive by his home, his job, or places you know him to be to find incriminating evidence.
4) You're mistrustful of new people. If he introduces you to someone new, you watch them close for any sign of attraction.
5) You snoop. This is obvious one -- but when there's opportunity, you check his phone and/or email for signs he's cheating.
Who Talks More Men or Women
A study out of the Univserity of Maryland finds women talk more than fellas. But ladies, the next time he says something about it, tell him you're doing it for science. It's due to Foxp2 protein. Women speak about 20,000 words a day, some 13,000 more than the average guy.
Meet George Jetson!!!!
Virgin Galactic will start offering space trips to ordinary people for $200,000...Choices, choices...$200-g's... a trip to space, or fill up my car....
Good News Story
Marguerite Joseph can be forgiven for lying about her age on Facebook. The 104-year-old Michigan woman's granddaughter says Joseph is unable to list her real age on the social media site.
Gail Marlow says when she tries inputting her grandmother's birth year as 1908, Facebook changes it to 1928. So for the past two years, the Grosse Pointe Shores centenarian has remained 99 -- online, anyway.
Joseph is legally blind and can't hear well, but Marlow reads and responds to all of her Facebook messages.
Marlow says she "would love to see" her grandmother's real age displayed on Facebook and chalks up her inability to do so to "a glitch in the system." 104...you've got to like that.
Lar's Thought of the Day
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." George Washington