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.
Winds will remain breezy and gusty today. Mostly sunny. Hi around 50. Almost springlike this weekend. Mostly sunny this weekend. Saturday 58. Sunday 62. Rain likely Monday. Hi 59. Tuesday - Thursday - Mostly sunny days. Highs mid 50s. Lo's in the 30s.
A driver was killed in a head on collision on Rt 460 in Botetourt Co last night night - Laymantown Road - around 11:30P. State police say the driver of the SUV was driving on the wrong side of the road heading toward Roanoke, when it hit a truck. The driver of the truck was hurt and taken to RMH.
A Virginia Tech student was found dead in a residence hall Thursday evening. According to a news release from the university, a resident adviser in Newman Hall found a male student in his dorm room after the student had not been seen for about a day. Investigators do not believe foul play was involved.
Online petition is trying to persuade Tim Tebow not to speak at Liberty University's convocation today. It's sponsored by a group called Faithful America. Liberty officials are not commenting on the petition. Tebow is also the featured speaker at a weekend-long Christian men's event being held at the university.
Subaru is recalling almost 50,000 Zombie cars because the cars can start on their own. The recall covers Legacy, Outback and Impreza models from 2010 to 2013. The recall also includes the 2013 Crosstrek vehicles. Story
A city block size asteroid will come make a close flyby to Earth on Saturday. More.
Lynchburg to D.C. Amtrak service is among the nation's most profitable. The route generated more than $10 million in 2011. It's operating cost is around $7 million.
The Time Fairy reminds you. Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday at 2 A.M..
ACC Men Regular Season: Florida State 53, Virginia 51 - Michael Snaer Go-Ahead 3-Pt. Play with 4 Seconds Left
VMI held off Longwood 90 -86 in Big South Conference Quarterfinals. Liberty 61, High Point 60
Miami women top Va. Tech 45 - 39 in ACC Tourney. Hokies face fourth seeded Florida State in today's quarterfinals. Boston College 66, Virginia 57
NASCAR has fined Virginia native Denny Hamlin $25,000 for criticizing Gen-6 car at Phoenix last weekend. NASCAR has asked the drivers to be careful in how they publicly discuss the new car, which was designed to help improve the on-track product. NASCAR pulls into Vegas this weekend.
Today is Be Nasty Day! It's also International Working Women's Day!
1894, the first dog license was issued ..
1936, Daytona Beach Road Course held its first stock car race.
1965, the first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam.
1973, Paul McCartney was fined 100 pounds for growing marijuana on his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland
1979, Philips publicly demonstrated the Compact Disc for the first time.
James van Der Beek (36) Steelers WR Hines Ward (37) Freddie Prinze Jr (36) Aidan Quinn (54) 80's pop star Gary Numan (55) Mickey Dolenz (68)
joke of the day
A wife says to her husband one weekend morning, We've got such a clever dog. He brings in the daily newspapers every morning. Her husband replied Well, lots of dogs can do that. The wife responded, But we've never subscribed to any papers!!!
On any given day, about five percent of us will make a phone call for this reason. What is it? Carol Lou and Alton got it! The answer: to find a misplaced cell phone.
The wait is over. Here's your American Idol Top 10.
3.Curtis Finch Jr.
Next week, the guy and the girl who came closest to making the finals will compete in a sing-off to earn a spot in the summer tour.
Kelly Osbourne recovering after fainting on set of E! network's 'Fashion Police'. 28-year-old TV personality was awake, alert and in stable condition last night. She hopes to go home today.
Joy Behar says she's leaving "The VIew" at the end of this season.
It appears Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will all return for Disney's Star Wars sequel.
The first 6,000 bottles from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's new wine sold out in five hours. A spokesman for the couple's vintner has confirmed the Miraval Rose 2012, which was produced at the couple's estate in France, was a big hit online on Thursday.
3-months after Ashton Kutcher filed for divorce from his wife of 6-years, actress, Demi Moore, she has countered with paperwork of her own. She wants spousal support.
It was "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" NOT "Blue Hair". Miley Cyrus - sporting her new doo - was spotted without her engagement ring on fueling split rumors.
Charlize Theron is getting into fashion. She's launching her own denim collection.
Meanwhile, speaking of love, NBA star and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has applied for marriage license in Fla.; he's been engaged to model since 2011
IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND
Oz the Great and Powerful (PG); Dead Man Down (R)
ABC: Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, and Shark Tank are new
CBS: Undercover Boss, Golden Boy, and Blue Bloods are all new
NBC: Fashion Star premieres followed by a new Grim and Rock Center
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares and Touch are both new
CW: Nikita and Cult are new
Country music is going to be well represented this year on American Idol as Paul Jolley, Janelle Arthur, and Kree Harrison make the Top 10.
A representative for Tim McGraw is emphatically denying a tabloid report published this week that claims the singer has a "secret son" with a former flame, saying the story is merely slanted to try to sell magazines. Some say Tyler Zarbo was in the video for "Down On The Farm". Take a look.
Tim McGraw is in Charlotte for his "Two Lanes of Freedom Tour" on May 3.
Kasey Musgraves begins touring with Kenny Chesney on the "No Shoes Tour" next week in Tampa.
Taylor Swift became quite the real estate mogul when she flipped her house in Cape Cod. She originally bought the home last year for $4.8 Million and just sold it for $5.5 Million.
Jake Owen has traded beers and junk food for a 10 day master cleanse. He did this prior to last weekends Night Train Tour stop with Jason Aldean in NYC. Jake is now back to eating regular food again.
Countdown to the ACM's. Eric Church leads all artists with seven nominations while Hunter Hayes has six. The ACM's air live on April 7 from the MGM Grand on CBS.
George Jones has added Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and T. Graham Brown to the bill at his farewell concert set for Nov. 22 in Nashville.
Have you seen the video for Thompson Square's "If I Didn't Have You"? Keifer and Shawna Thompson stage a fake car crash for the clip, Keifer has to get emotional after seeing his wife in a hospital bed in a coma. They did have to call in "an onion" for reals tears, but Shawna says she had the easy job of "coma acting" and should get an Oscar for it.
Claude King had just celebrated his 90th birthday and 67th wedding anniversary to his wife Barbara before he died Thursday morning (March 7) at his home in Shreveport, La.. **Who could ever forget "Wolverton Mountain"
We Do It Seven Times a Day . . . But One is Fake
A new survey finds, the average person smiles seven and a half times a day . . . but one of those seven smiles is FAKE.
The person most likely to receive a smile you DON'T mean is . . . your boss.
More Smiley Facts:
One in five people have smiled inappropriately at a funeral . . . and HALF of us can't keep from smiling during an argument. (Daily Mail)
It's Gonna Be A Long Hot Summer
According to experts, a swarm of GIANT MOSQUITOES will invade central Florida this year.
The flooding from tropical storms should lead to a mass hatching of them this summer. They're about 20 TIMES LARGER than regular mosquitoes, and their bites are PAINFUL. The Giant Mostquitoes meet Mickey and Minnie.
Another tipping receipt becomes viral on the web. This receipt was posted on Reddit by a guy who delivers pizza. It shows 85 pizzas delivered for a grand total of $1,493. The tip: $10. The comments are brutal with most people saying he deserved more...but did he?
It's not like he works in a restaurant where he's running back and forth filling waters and taking plates. He delivered a bunch of pizzas. That's it. I think $10 is pretty good... you?
Which sport has the worst parents
Every week, the comedic sports website Deadspin publishes a mailbag column, and this week's reader question is: Which youth sport produces the most insufferable parents?
Deadspin's full list, in descending order of insufferability:
6. Figure Skating
NYC Cracking Down On Loud Headphones
First it was the Big Gulp. Now, New York City officials are trying to tackle the big noise. The city is planning a social media and marketing campaign to get music lovers to crank down the volume on their headphones or ear buds. Health officials say listening to personal music players like iPods at such loudness can cause hearing loss.
Would you exercise if you could do it with your dog?
A Chicago area gym is offering classes for both people and their pooches to exercise together.
K-9 Fit Club founder Tricia Montgomery got the idea after losing 130 pounds working out with her dog.
She says her late basset hound, Louie, also lost 22% of his body weight. Tricia says dogs and people face the same threats from diabetes to heart disease. Classes cost $20.
At what age is childhood officially over?
12. Yep, 12.
Three-quarters of parents, in a recent survey, said that childlike qualities are being lost before their kid gets into their teenage years. 89% of parents say our society is forcing children to mature too fast.
Health Boosters That Really Work
They may sound a bit strange, but the really work.
Hand asleep - tilt your head right to wake up your left hand and left to wake up your right hand. Keep it titled for 30 to 60 seconds to get rid of the pins-and-needles.
Have a headache - try watching your favorite TV show, reading a good book, calling your best bud or doing something that makes you happy.
In a bad mood - perk up with 50 mg of Tylenol in the morning and at night. Note: Do not exceedthe recommended dosage or take longer than 10 days)
Got the hiccups - hold your breath three times for 20 seconds at a time.
Feeling nervous - forget the deep breaths. A new study from Southern Methodist University in Dallas reveals taking slow shallow breaths. They sooth you faster and more effectively.
(Source: Woman's World)
The Top Five Airports for Hooking Up
Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right? Forget the produce department, pack your bags and head to the airport.
Check out the Top Five airports for HOOKING UP. Orlando is number one, followed by Miami, Newark, Boston, and Philadelphia. It's based on everything from the size of the airport to the number of bars. (Time)
good news story
What would your friends do for you? I mean your TRUE friends. How do you define a TRUE friend? On Reddit: There's a letter written by a best friend to an ICU patient with short term memory loss.
The letter asks, "What's wrong with me?" The friend replies, "You have an infection. Your biggest symptom right now is short-term memory loss and confusion. You're able to hold a conversation, but you go through the same series of questions again and again."
The letter goes on to tell her about her kids, does the family know, and why a lady in the room looks so familiar. It's because she's the nurse. Jo's memory only lasted for 5 minutes.
Sadly, Jo, still has leftover memory and hearing loss, and 2 years later, continues to feel the effects of her hospitalization. But, what her friend did for her was incredible. Would you do that for your best friend? We can only hope a friend would do that for us. And no, there's NOT an app for that either...only a kind heart filled with love.
lar's thought of the day
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." --Franklin D. Roosevelt