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 Winter Storm Warning is in effect for areas north of Lynchburg and Roanoke. There is a Winter Weather Advisory for Lynchburg, Roanoke and the New River Valley. A few miles makes all the difference with this storm.
Snow for some, rain for others. Hi today 38. But it's the wind that'll be the problem. Gusts to 40 mph. Sunshine 43 tomorrow. Mostly sunny Friday. Hi 49. Weekend: Sunshine. 53 Saturday, 57 Sunday.
Snowfall on the ground by sunset Wednesday…
Greater Lynchburg: 2-4"
Roanoke Valley: 1-2"
New River Valley: 1-2"
Southside Virginia and Franklin County: Up to 1 inch
Amherst County: 3-7" (highest amounts near the Blue Ridge)
Bedford County: 1-5" (lowest near Smith Mountain Lake, higher near Blue Ridge)
Nelson County: 4-10" (highest amounts near Wintergreen)
Rockbridge County: 3-6"
Hugo Chavez - the Venezuelan president - has died from cancer.
A really good day on Wall Street Tuesday. Can they keep the momentum going?
The TSA says small pocket knives will soon be allowed on commercial flights. Travelers will also be able to take on board golf clubs, hockey sticks, and wiffle ball bats.
Roanoke Main Library will close temporarily from March 11 until March 13 so that crews can work on water lines serving Elmwood Park and the library.
It may be snow now, but the cherry blossoms are coming. The National Park Service says this year's dates are — between March 26 and March 30. The trees are a gift from Japan — given 101 years ago. The average peak bloom date is April 4. But it came early last year because of warm weather. The trees draw about 1 million visitors to the nation's capital each spring.
Hoops: #3 Duke 85, Va. Tech 57
Liberty men beat Coastal 78, 61 in Big South Tournament. The Flames will face High Point, the No. 1 seed in the North Division, on Thursday.
Congrats to the Salem Spartans, they've clinched a berth in the State Basketball Championship.
The 2013 football season is still nearly six months away, but Hokies fans can now plan their day accordingly. ESPN announced yesterday the Virginia Tech and Alabama game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Aug. 31.
Today is Dentist's Day and National Frozen Food Day.
1820- The Missouri Compromise was enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by President James Monroe. The act admitted Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
1899- Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and Hermann Dreser.
1950- Silly Putty was introduced at the International Toy Fair in New York by Peter Hodgson. It was invented by accident in 1943 during research into potential rubber substitutes for use by the United States in World War II.
1964- Elizabeth Taylor divorced Eddie Fisher after five years of marriage. It was her fourth divorce.
1976- Dorothy Hamill won the world figure skating championship in Goteborg, Sweden. It was announced last week that she’ll be competing on the new season of Dancing with the Stars.
1981- Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. He had been on the job 19 years.
Shaquille O’Neal – 41, Connie Britton (Rayne Jaymes on Nashville, Friday Night Lights) – 46; D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys and Dancing with the Stars) – 50, Tom Arnold (Roseanne) – 54, Kiki Dee – 66
Rob Reiner (All in the Family, directed When Harry Met Sally) – 66, Mary Wilson of The Supremes – 69
joke of the day
Why do fish live in salt water? ans - because pepper makes them sneeze.
weird news today
In Germany a man called police to report that someone broke into his home, cleaned the inside of fridge, washed his dishes, vacuumed, and left fresh-baked cookies on his kitchen table.. Where's the crime here?
smarter than question
According to a new medical study, playing this Wii game can help you become a better surgeon. What is it? Congrats to Holie, she got it. The answer is "tennis".
On American Idol, the ten female contestants performed last night. Good performances from Janelle, Tenna, Angie, Aubry, Kree, Amber and Candice. Not so good from Zoanette, Breanna, Adriana. The guys take a turn tonight. Tomorrow, the ten finalists will be announced. These are the ten who'll get to go on the Idol tour this summer.
The English are discusted with Justin Beiber. Justin was suppose to go on stage Monday at London's O2 Arena - at 8:30, but didnt' go on until 10:20. He blames his tardiness on "technical issues." **What was her name Justin?
NOMINEES FOR THE 2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS were announced yesterday. "Ted", "The Avengers", "The Dark Knight Rises"...just a few movies up for Movie of the Year. Female nominations include Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis and Emma Watson are a few of the front runners, and for the guys...Seth McFarlane, Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper and Channing Tatum.
Valerie Harper says she has incurable brain cancer and just a few months to live according to People Magazine.
John Stewart will take a 12 week hiatus from The Daily Show this summer from Comedy Central. It's all good. He's going to direct a movie he wrote called "Rosewater".
UsMagazine reports Brody Jenner is to be a regular cast member on his family's U.S. reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
"Law & Order" star Jesse L. Martin has replaced Lenny Kravitz in director Julien Temple's Marvin Gaye bio-picture "Sexual Healing." **Did you know he was born in Rocky Mount, Va.?
Earlier this winter, Will.i.am dropped $900,000 to turn a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle into a car that mimics his retro and futuristic persona. Will’s fourth solo album, #willpower, will be released on March 26.
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Holly Madison is a new mom. Holly and her boyfriend, Pasquale Rotella, welcomed a baby girl Tuesday. You know Hef is proud. That's his girl.
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UsMagazine is saying Kate Middleton made a slip and revealed she and Prince William are expecting a GIRL.
ABC: The Neighbors and Suborgatory are new
CBS: Survivor: Camaroan: Fans vs. Fav's is new
NBC: Whitney is new
FOX: American Idol is live
Check out Jana Kramer's new movie "Approaching Midnight". First Brantley deals with his wedding day, then - who knows - he may be walking the Red Carpet soon.
Luke Bryan is on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Set your DVR. He was GREAT on Ellen yesterday.
Alan Jackson will release his second gospel album, Precious Memories Volume II, on March 26.
Craig Morgan will make his tenth trip overseas to entertain U.S troops stationed abroad. He'll travel to southwest Asia for a series of acoustic performances this spring.
Lady Antebellum recruited 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs to co-star as Hillary Scott's pal for their new, adventurous "Downtown" video. The clip premieres on E! News tonight at 7 p.m.
Can you believe Thompson Square has been married 13 years? "If I Didn't Have You" is on their next album Just Feels Good. Look for the project from Keifer and Shawna to hit stores on March 26th.
You may have heard that question before, but did you answer it "honestly"? In a new survey, only 35% of men say they'd LIE. The other two-thirds say they WOULD give an honest answer . . . although a lot of them would try to change the subject first. **Smart fellas. (Daily Mail)
The Top Driving Fears
A new survey has come up with the top things we're afraid of when we're driving. The top ten are snow . . . black ice . . . fog . . . highways . . . parallel parking . . . driving in an area you don't know . . . big cities . . . rain . . . passing trucks . . . and country roads. (Daily Mail)
Don't Use These Passwords
SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its annual “Worst Passwords” list compiled from common passwords that are posted by hackers.
Here’s the full list:
The top three things your kids learn while texting -- spoiler alert: They aren't good.
1) Paying attention doesn't mean looking, listening or responding. Real paying attention requires eye contact, facial expression and gestures. Not "tuning in" occasionally.
2) They treat everyone the same. Kids text everywhere -- the dinner table, the cafeteria, or the doctor's office. In there world there's no difference between friends, family, and 'authority figures.'
3) Personal safety isn't a problem. Did she just text while crossing the street?
A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course...
But have you ever seen one Moonwalk to Billie Jean?
good news story
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. --Arthur C. Clarke