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.
Your weather: The biggest winter storm of the season is coming. Plenty of sunshine today. Hi upper 40s. Rain develops tomorrow. Hi around 40. Wednesday's storm - moving up the East Coast - could leaving us shoveling or breathing a sigh of relief. It will be cold. Hi mid 30s. Snow will begin late Tuesday and early Wednesday. It will be a heavy wet snow and windy. Snow will start melting Thursday with highs in the mid 40s; mid 50s Friday and near 60° by the weekend.
The New River Valley, including Blacksburg and Roanoke, may expect 4-8".
The Lynchburg area (including Bedford, Campbell, Appomattox, and Amherst) will be in the 3-6" range, some spots up to 8".
Alleghany Highlands and places like Lexington to Charlottesville could get 6-10".
Across the Southside, amounts could be lower, 2-4".
Right now it appears the higher snow totals will be to our north around DC and Baltimore with more than 5 inches and strong gusty winds. One computer model is saying Staunton and Waynesboro could get 12".
Jamey Singleton update: Jamey is out of the hospital and in a Rocky Mount rehab for further recovery. We wish him well.
Are the U.S. budget cuts here to stay? As the 'Sequester' kicks in, no compromise is in sight.
British monarch Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized over the weekend after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis. She is expected to return home in two days. This is the first time in a decade the Queen has been hospitalized.
Former Washington & Lee University President John Delane Wilson has died. He was 81. Wilson served as president from 1983 to 1995.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is encouraging everyone to participate in a statewide tornado drill in March. McDonnell on Thursday proclaimed March 12 as Tornado Preparedness Day
Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday, the second long drought he's ended at Phoenix International Raceway.
Lauren Silberman became first woman to try out for the NFL. Sadly, her day lasted all of two kicks before a pulled a muscle.
Commuters had to play catch-up Thursday afternoon, after a load of ketchup spilled on I-80. Traffic was snarled from more than a hour in Reno, Nevada, after a tractor-trailer swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit a bridge.
The local paper reports no one was hurt. But the crash ripped open the trailer, dumping thousands of bottles of ketchup on the highway. It looked like a bloody mess, with red everywhere. But Nevada Patrol Sergeant Janay Sherven says there were "no bodies, no people, just ketchup." Would you like fries with that mess?
The mega-budget action fantasy movie Jack the Giant Slayer landed with a thud at the North American box office, making an estimated $28 million. The movie's cost was in $200 million range.
Heidi Klum has struck a last minute deal to become the fourth judge on "America's Got Talent."
Sources say Jay Leno will retire in 2014. Hollywood Reporter says Late Night host Jimmy Fallon is expected to replace Jay by the Summer of 2014, moving to the coveted 11:35 p.m. timeslot.
Taylor Swift put a smile on the faces of the folks attending the New Faces of Country Music show at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday night, as she made a surprise appearance with Florida Georgia Line to duet on the duo's No. 1 hit "Cruise."
Jana Kramer says her fiancé - Brantley Gilbert - is a “groomzilla.” He's not yelling at bakers over the cake or arguing with the wedding planner about the arrangements of the bridesmaid bouquets, but he is all about the details. Which Jana thinks is sweet. Simply put, Gilbert just wants their wedding day to be perfect.
Craig Morgan is heading to Europe to participate in a 220 mile dog sled expedition above the Arctic Circle starting April 9th. Craig will be among 20 people from 10 countries dog sledding.
Vince Gill is hoping to release a bluegrass project this year.
The drummer for Kellie Pickler was in serious condition Sunday as one of five people hospitalized in two crashes that happened within minutes at the same spot on Interstate 65 in central Kentucky and killed six. On her Facebook page, Pickler said Lohman wasn't just a drummer, "he is family."
According to a new study, the average person goes to bed at 11:15 P.M. and wakes up at 5:50 A.M. That's only six hours and 35 minutes of sleep a night.
Also, the study reveals 40% of people get LESS than six hours of sleep per night. (Daily Mail)
Combat mold and mildew on tiles and shower curtains with a paste of equal parts lemon juice and baking powder. Spread on the mixture, leave for two hours, then rinse.
Things You'll Have to Explain to Your Kids One Day
Time to feel little OLDER today.
Here are five things you'll have to explain to your kids one day: Smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants . . . taking a photo and not getting to see how it came out instantly . . . dialing star-69 . . . taping a song off the radio so you could hear it whenever you wanted . . . and having your friends' phone numbers memorized. (Buzzfeed)
BTW: This is Brain Awareness Week
The Science Museum of Western Va. at Tanglewood Mall presents Mythbusters: The Truth About Your Brain. Dr. Van Wart -a research scientist from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute - will do a 45-minute presentation today at 4P.
It's another product aimed at stopping the dangerous practice of texting and driving. And this one is more powerful than either willpower — or lectures about the potential for harm.
TextBuster is an electronic device that is aimed at the driver of the vehicle. It sends a blocking signal to the driver's phone via Bluetooth — and keeps it from using the data functions. That means no text, email or Internet functions — though you still can make outgoing phones.
The device installs in minutes — and is tucked inside the dashboard. It comes in two models — one that plugs into the fuse panel, the other that installs into a car's diagnostic connector. It also serves as a tracking device for the car, noting speed, direction and trip history.
A Purple Heart awarded to a World War II soldier was returned to his South Carolina family after it was found inside a record player.
Andrew Staton, 17, a researcher for Genealogytrails.com, said the finder discovered the purple heart in a record player purchased from a flea market in Belton, SC. Stanton said the finder brought his search for the medal's rightful owners to the website, and he began looking for information on Sgt. James Carithers.
The teenager said he found a post from 2000 on a genealogy website from a woman seeking information about family members including Carithers.
The woman, Arrista Pottle, identified herself as Carithers' niece and said he had died before she was born. She said her mother did not often speak of her brother, but now the medal is back in the family. That's a good thing.
lar's thought of the day
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. David Frost