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.
First Round, Thursday, March 14
#8 Boston College vs. #9 Georgia Tech Noon
#5 NC State vs. #12 Virginia Tech 2:00
#7 Maryland vs. #10 Wake Forest 7:00
#6 Florida State vs. #11 Clemson 9:00
Quarterfinals, Friday, March 15
#1 Miami vs. 8/9 winner Noon
#4 Virginia vs. 5/12 winner 2:00
#2 Duke vs. 7/10 winner 7:00
#3 North Carolina vs. 6/11 winner 9:00
One week from tomorrow is the first day of Spring. Today is Girl Scout Day. Let's have some cookies.
1884- The State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.
1894- Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.
1912- The Girl Scout organization was founded. The original name was Girl Guides. Some of today's famous Girl Scouts include First Lady Michelle Obama, Mariah Carey, astronaut Sally Ride, Supreme Sandra Day O'Connor, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Laura Bush, Lisa Ling and others.
1933- President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."
1951- The comic strip "Dennis The Menace" by Hank Ketchum debuted, inspired by his own son, Dennis.
Liza Minnelli is 67; former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is 66; singer James Taylor is 65; Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) is 45
How do you repair a broken tomato? A. Tomato Paste!
Dee Snider became the second contestant fired from the business-themed competition show "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice".
Australian model and actress Elle Macpherson is engaged to the billionaire real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer. Let's just call him the luckiest guy on the planet.
ABC: Celebrity Wife Swap, The Taste (FINALE), and Body of Proof are all new
CBS: Golden Boy is new
NBC: Betty White's Off Their Rockers and Smash are new
FOX: Hell's Kitchen premieres tonight
CW: All reruns tonight
NEW ON DVD
Life of Pi
Rise of the Guardians
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.
Trace Adkins presented a $670,000 check to the American Red Cross on Sunday night's episode of NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
Taylor Swift made more bank in 2012 than Anne Hathaway and Brad Pitt combined. She's Number 3 on Parade Magazine's earnings list.
How much does Blake Shelton make for one episode of The Voice? Allegedly his paycheck is $75,000 per episode.
Performing tonight at the Grand Ole Opry is Easton Corbin, Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch and others.
Taylor Swift is in Omaha, Nebraska getting ready to kick off her latest tour in support of her album, "Red." But even as she does, she is taking time to brighten the hope of others. The singer visited a 10 year old Lauren Hacker - a young cancer patient - over the weekend at Children's Hospital. The fifth-grader has cancer. The meeting was drummed up on social media — and later arranged by the girl's family and Swift's reps.
New Songs on the Radio for March 2013:
Brad Paisley, ‘Beat This Summer’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
The Band Perry, ‘Done’
Sheryl Crow, ‘Easy’
Justin Moore, ‘Point at You’
Zac Brown Band, ‘Jump Right In’
Drake White, ‘The Simple Life’
Billy Currington, ‘Hey Girl’
Katie Armiger, ‘Playin’ With Fire’
CAN'T REMEMBER? BLAME THE GUM
Chomping on gum all day long won’t just annoy your cube mate–it’ll muck up your memory, too. Researchers at Cardiff University in the U.K. found that people who chewed gum had a harder time memorizing lists of letters and numbers than those who didn’t chew.
Why? Researchers believe that the motion involved in chewing impedes your brain’s ability to memorize serial lists. Just like tapping your finger or foot may distract you from accomplishing the same task, continual movements like gnawing on gum can also interfere with your short-term memory.
43% of Americans 13-64 say they rarely get a good night's sleep. Health experts say worker fatigue weighing on workers' health.
A Paramus, NJ investment firm helps its 20 employees in the office fight through a wave of afternoon fatigue with a nap. The company remodeled an unused closet with a recliner, a fountain and a bamboo rug. Employees sign up for 20 minute blocks of restorative time twice a week and emerge energized. One employee said he doesn't drink coffee in the afternoon because after the nap, he feels energized. Apparently, nap time isn't just for preschoolers. **MAYBE, BUT RECESS IS STILL MY FAVORITE.
WHAT WILL THE BIG DAY COST YOU
TheKnot.com has released a survey of average wedding costs, and the numbers are pretty staggering. In its survey of 17,500 couples, TheKnot.com has found that in 2012 the average wedding cost just over $28,000.
THE PERFECT WEDDING DAY
He's completed 33 gallons and half of the 34. He will donate again at the next blood drive, since a healthy donor can give every 56 days. Cozart should meet his goal in the next eight months. He first gave blood while serving in the Marines. He's donated 268 times and that doesn't include the times he donated sporadically in other states.
Wait, it gets better. For each gallon donated, the Red Cross gives the donor a pin. Cozart took all the pins and made a clock. There's one pin missing. Once he donatse his 34th gallon he'll get that one and donate the clock to the local Red Cross chapter.
Nice story. Maybe it's time you get involved and help celebrate Red Cross Month. Who knows, you might make it to 35.