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.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Administration will officially take a look at lowering the speed limit, in the Roanoke area, by ten miles an hour. Last year the Parkway speed limit in Asheville was lowered from 45 to 35 miles an hour for similar reasons. The area being studied is between mile post 110 and 120.
1877- Chester Greenwood patented the earmuff.
1878- The first collegiate golf match was played between Oxford and Cambridge.
1993- The Blizzard of '93, the worst storm of the century, rolled up the east coast, killing 212 people, and dumping 1 foot to more than 4 feet of snow with 15-foot drifts, from Alabama to Maine.
William H. Macy (Shameless, Fargo) – 63; Neil Sedaka – 74; Dana Delaney (Body of Proof) – 57
An inmate at a prison in Portugal dug an escape tunnel, but made a mistake in his calculations. The inmate emerged from the ground in a courtyard well within the prison's walls. The inmate also tried to escape a few years ago but failed that time, too.
It wasn't a lane hog slowing traffic in Lansing, Michigan, yesterday morning. It was a porker of an entirely different variety. A wandering pot-bellied pig was attracting the attention of commuters. Police called Janine Stephenson to see if it was her critter. But Stephenson's porker was safe and sound. So, Stephenson helped officers play pig wrangler and catch the animal. The Lansing State Journal reports the pig has been returned safely to its owner.
According to FunnyJunk.com, how long does a human’s average dream last? Congrats to Rhonda, she got it. The answer is 2 to 3 seconds.
Lady Gaga has commissioned a 24-carat gold plated ''chariot'' to be created to help her move around as she recovers from hip surgery. Ken Borochov - of the luxury brand Mordekai - has designed a chair for her. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga and her longtime beau, actor Taylor Kinney, are reportedly close to a march down the aisle.
Former Bachelor Sean Lowe has reality TV in his blood. He's headed for the ballroom and Dancing with the Stars when it premieres March 18. The first star will be eliminated from the competition on the March 26 results episode.
The '24' movie is dead, but Jim Carrey is bringing back Dumb and Dumber. He says he and Jeff Daniels are excited.
A rep for Jennifer Aniston has shut down reports the actress is planning a secret wedding in Hawaii with fiance Justin Theroux. That is all.
Matt Lauer tells the Daily Beast that he doesn't think "the show and the network handled" Ann Curry's departure well. He says "you don't have to be an Einstein to know that." He says the people on the "Today" show are seen as a family and they "didn't handle a family matter well."
The online versions of "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" start on April 29. The episodes will be free. They'll be 30 minutes long and available to stream online weekdays in HD through Hulu and iTunes.
Paris Jackson’s got her heart set on becoming the next Meryl Streep, but the Philadelphia Eagles think the teen’s natural talent for dance would make her shoo-in for their professional cheerleading squad.
Sammy Hagar's restaurant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will not reopen after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. It opened in May 2010.
It's down to the American Idol Top 10. Can they regain their strong ratings? Viewership is down 37%. Will a girl win for the first time in 6 years? The 10 finalists will get a chance to start wooing viewers Wednesday as they perform songs sung by previous Idol winners. It all starts at 8p, tonight on FOX.
Check out this once in a lifetime moment...
Vanderbilt University freshman - Michael Pollack - found out recently, sometimes you have to take a chance and ask THE question. This time, it happened to be a Q&A session with Billy Joel. Watch as Joel plays an impromptu duet with a college freshman!
ABC: The only new show tonight is The Neighbors at 8:30
CBS: Suvivor: Caramoan- Fans vs. Fav's is new
NBC: Whitney is new
FOX: American Idol is new - top 10 perform live
Congrats to Little Big Town, landing their second number one hit with Tornado.
Lady A will open this years CMA Music Fest’s Fan Fair Exhibit. The new music city center will open June 6th.
On March 30, The Band Perry will return to their hometown of Greeneville, Tenn., for a free concert previewing music from their upcoming album, Pioneer. The album is out April 2.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, cast members of ‘Nashville’ may begin touring, sadly, it will not feature the show’s biggest stars, Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. If you want your fix there, you'll need to pick up ‘The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1′ soundtrack.
Did you catch Kellie Pickler and dance partner Derek Hough on Ellen yesterday? BTW: Taylor Swift’s video of 22 premiere's today on Good Morning America.
Taylor Swift has been rehearsing her "Red" tour in Nebraska. Swift will launch the 2013 Red Tour in Omaha TONIGHT where she will play a two-night stand. The Red run will visit 45 cities for a total of 58 concerts, including 13 stadium gigs.
Looks like the screaming goats are getting some competition from the towel dispenser.
THE PERFECT AGE DIFFERENCE
A new survey asked 2,000 adults to name the ideal age gap between two people in a relationship. What's "average"? A man who's four years and four months older than the woman.
Only 1% of women and 2% of men say it's better when the woman is older than the man. (Daily Mail)
LET'S TAKE A SPINJeff Gordon pranks car dealer with test driver.
If you're the average adult, odds are your butt's still dragging this week -- thanks to the weekend time adjustment. A study from a few years ago says the average adult won't feel 'normal' again until Thursday. Many adults won't fully adjust until sometime this weekend.
THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMEN ONLINE
According to computer security company McAfee, here’s a rundown of the 10 celebrities that are most likely to lead you to a scam, false information, or computer viruses:
10. Sofia Vergara
9. Salma Hayek
8. Cameron Diaz
6. Megan Fox
5. Halle Berry
4. Selena Gomez
3. Eva Mendes
2. Jessica Biel
1. Emma Watson
A new survey finds, women are more likely than men to swear when they're driving. 48% of women admit to using bad language behind the wheel, compared to 40% of men.
It gets better. The three things most likely to make us curse are: The GPS . . . getting cut off . . . and people who don't use their turn signal. (Daily Mail)
WHO ARE THE REALLY BAD DRIVERS
New moms are THREE TIMES more likely than other drivers to get into an accident. The main reasons are pretty obvious. New moms get less than five-and-a-half hours of sleep a night, and they get distracted by taking care of their baby while they're driving.
According to a new survey, one third of all employees are miserable, feeling stressed out, underpaid, and overworked. They suffer from chronic stress, with low salaries, high workloads and too little opportunity for advancement.
Half of the employees surveyed also complained about their employers not bothering to get their feedback – with even more saying employers don't make changes based on their feedback. (AOL.com)
THE KING OF NUTS
According to a new study, walnuts are the king of nuts for health benefits – and it takes only about seven walnuts a day to enjoy those benefits.
Walnuts contain a high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, are gluten-free – and are packed with antioxidants. It's antioxidants protect the body against damaging natural chemicals involved in causing disease.
Consider skipping that daily vitamin and consider taking a handful of walnuts instead. (UPI)
CANCEL THE BIG DAY
If you're getting closer to the big day and are getting more nervous by the second, here's something that may help you out from YourTango.com: 6 good reasons to call off your wedding!
1) You're hoping he'll change. He won't...or at least it'll take a long time.
2) You need counseling before you're married
3) You haven't discussed the details yet (children - if you'll have them - public or private school - etc)
4) You haven't lived through all four seasons together. Be together at least a year before heading down the aisle.
5) You're doing it for the wrong reasons. Pressure from family or friends, or you think he's such a catch is not the right reason to get hitched.
6) He's already cheated on you.
THE PERFECT PROPOSAL UNTIL...
Matthew Hartman wanted to propose to his girlfriend on a scenic cliff overlooking the ocean. It was a picture perfect moment... until he knelt down on one knee and a then...JUST WATCH the big moment.
good news story
Dave and Amy Freeman will soon have to get used to sleeping warm and dry. The Minnesota couple is reaching the end of a three-year, nearly 12,000 mile kayak odyssey. The Freemans paddled up the Pacific Coast, across Canada and the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Coast, and down to Florida. They plan to reach Key West around April 6th.
The Freemans tell the Duluth News Tribune they're trying to teach kids about the outdoors. The Freemans are excited by technology that allows them to stream cellphone videos of their adventures to classrooms.
There's today's meaning of quality family time. Wow! A three year journey. Talk about special.
lar's thought of the day
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn