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.
NBA: Kobe Bryant out indefinitely with ankle sprain. Not good for the Lakers eyeing playoffs.
There are 2 days left until St Patrick's Day. Today is Pi Day. Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi. ** Pretty exciting huh?
--1860, the baseball cap was invented
--1950, the FBI came out with their first "Most Wanted List"
--1964, Jack Ruby was found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of United States President John F. Kennedy
--1972, California governor Ronald Reagan pardoned convicted burglar Merle Haggard. Haggard had served two-and-a-half years at San Quentin
Taylor Hanson of Hanson (30) Kristian Bush of Sugarland (43) Prince Albert (55) Rick Dees (63) Billy Crystal (65) Quincy Jones (80) Michael Caine (80)
joke of the day
Why did the Koala bear get the job? ans - Because he had the “koala-fications”.
40% of women avoid exercise because they don't want to do this....what is it? Carol Lou is on it. 40% of women avoid exercise because it'll mess up their hair.
On American Idol last night, what was up with Nicki Minaj? Ryan Seacrest said she was missing from the judges table for the first song because she was stuck in traffic. However, we're learning that has NOT been the first time she was tardy - according to the Idol contestants - and probably NOT the last.
Season 12 has seemed like the year that the Idol title will go back to a woman. Judging from Wednesday night's performances, an all-female Top Three isn't out of the question.
Here's my Top 5 last night.
1.Candice Glover, I (Who Have Nothing)
2.Kree Harrison, Crying
3.Amber Holcomb, A Moment LIke This
4.Angie Miller, I Surrender
5.Paul Jolley, Amazed
Possibly in danger of going home: Devin, Curtis, Burnell, and Janelle
On Survivor last night - it came down to Brandon and Phillip at tribal. Final vote: 8 - 1. Spoiler: Phillip is still there.
Miranda Kerr is wearing a neck brace after being injured in a car accident. she was reportedly with her assistant at the time.
Ed Asner treated for exhaustion in Indiana; 83-year-old actor touring US with 1-man show
Actor John Stamos has signed on as a recurring guest star in Season 3 of the drama series "Necessary Roughness" on the USA Network. **Wonder if he and TK will hang together?
Mom-to-be Kim Kardashian went to Twitter yesterday with breaking news. She's cut her bangs. Meanwhile, Jennie Garth - from 90210 fame and VUE coffee infomercials - says she puts in her own hair extensions with pliers. Talk about do it yourself.
We're on the heels of a new Dancing with the Stars season. So what do the celebs make for their hardwork on the dance floor? The initial amount guaranteed amount is $125,000, with the stipulation to train for a minimum of 20 hours per week, which begins several weeks prior to the season premiere. If a celeb makes it to weeks three and four, they get an additional $10,000. For weeks five to seven, an additional $20,000 is added. Thirty thousand dollars are added for weeks eight to nine, and the stars that make it to the last two weeks earn an additional $50,000. That brings the total to a possible $365,000 for those lucky and talented enough to make it to the finale. As for the pro's, they're working for MUCH less. in the early days, it was reportedly $1,600 per episode, but now they can earn as much as $5,200, depending on their popularity.
news from nashville
IDOL GOES COUNTRY
On American Idol last night - Kree Harrison - tackled Roy Orbison's 'Crying' and the judges like it. Hope America did. I loved what Keith Urban had to say, “You could sing the phone book,” he said, “If you made a record tomorrow, I’d go buy that record.”
Rising country singer Paul Jolley performed Lonestar's 'Amazed' on 'American Idol' on Wednesday night (March 13), earning praise from the judges and trying NOT to ever sing it, one of the judges criticisms. BTW: He chose the song because Scotty McCreery performed it on the way to his win in Season 10.
Devin Velez sang Carrie Underwood's 'Temporary Home' turning in a rendition that had the judges questioning his song choice.
Country singer Janelle Arthur performed Montgomery Gentry's 'Gone'. The judges felt it was a daring song choice and may NOT have been for her.
BACK TO COUNTRY
Luke Bryan's "Spring Break... Here to Party" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com
Taylor Swift has officially the 'Red' tour with a new image. After doing away with the curls for bangs, she now has a more mature wardrobe, and she's coming across a little more grown up. She has 58 concerts scheduled on the 'Red' tour including:
3/22 – Charlotte, N.C.
9/12 – Greensboro, N.C.
9/13 – Raleigh, N.C.
9/14 – Charlottesville, VA
Lots of "buzz" over the last couple of days about this one. Taylor Swift's publicist says unopened fan mail addressed to the country singer and discovered in a Nashville trash pile ended up there "accidentally."
Life & Style Magazine admits in its latest issue, there was no Blake Shelton affair, despite a previous cover story that led you to believe he did. However, the is sticking to its story that Blake did reportedly get a little too close to a 23-year old old artist named Cady Groves, and of course Miranda was less than happ. The magazine claims Miranda actually called her - on more than one occasion - warning her to stay away from her man. **You DON'T want to mess with Miranda.
Meanwhile, all is good on the homefront. Both Miranda Lambert and hubby Blake Shelton have a 'soft spot' for little critters. Recently, she rescued a little puppy from the middle of the highway. His name "Pistol Andy".
Is Carrie Underwood going to judge 'X-Factor' with Simon Cowell? He says, it's news to him. But, he wouldn't mind having another country winner like Tate Stevens.
Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes will join Brad Paisley at the third annual ACM Fan Jam and post-awards show concert - April 7 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Justin Moore had three good reasons to be in a festive mood Tuesday afternoon in Nashville. He celebrated the No. 1 success of his single "Til My Last Day" and gold certification for his self-titled debut album and his second album, Outlaws Like Me.
Who do you think brings a blender with him on tour? Nope, not Toby. It's Kip Moore. He's incredibly healthy and likes to eat well on the road. Kip says, 'If you’re eating bad food and you’re traveling as much as we are you turn into a grouch." He's the chef of the blender on the tour bus.
Lee Greenwood says when he wrote "God Bless the USA" in the back of a tour bus in 1983, he had no idea how iconic the tune would ultimately become.
Over? Maybe. Sources tell the New York Post, singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth have ended their engagement and split up.
lar's this & that
CALORIES BURNED CLICKING YOUR MOUSE
Researchers say we burn the equivalent of 0.00142 calories every time we click the mouse. The average office worker clicks about 5,000 times a day . . . which burns a whopping SEVEN CALORIES. Click away and feel the burn. (Gizmodo / KGB Answers)
WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS????
It's a kids potty with an iPad activity table built in it. Wouldn’t it be great if this came in a version for adults? OK, maybe not.
TRY, TRY AGAIN
Losing that extra hour for Daylight Saving Time has been painful. If you need help getting up, try the FreakyAlarm app. By simply pressing "snooze" on this app, it DOESN'T cut off. In fact, the alarm keeps ringing until you solve a series of games and scan predetermined objects around your house. Get it for your iOS device at FreakyAlarm.com.
WHO'S MORE OF A GRUMPY PANTS IN THE MORNING
Who's more of a grumpy pants in the morning, men or women? If you answered men, you'd be wrong.
Women, according to science, wake up much grumpier than men. Reason -- she's not getting enough sleep.
Researchers at Duke found that women suffer more on less sleep. More depression, more anger, and more hostility. Women need 20 more minutes of sleep than men.
MOST ANNOYING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
Want to annoy your Twitter and Facebook friends? Brag about training for your next marathon. Fitness and diet posts are the 'worst thing' about social media, with people posting photos of their meals a close second. In fact, a new survey found that bragging about health and fitness are the posts that made 52% of people use social media less.
Also on the list are people who constantly invite you to play Farmville, or any other game they happen to be into at the time, and parents who brag to much about every single thing their child does or says. What annoys you most?
Here are the top 10 most annoying social media posts:
1. Diet and exercise (53%)
2. Sharing every meal (pictures) (45%)
3. Cryptic status writers (43%)
4. Game inviters (37%)
5. Proud parents (36%)
6. Oversharers (32%)
7. Checker-inners (share every single place they go to) (26%)
8. Event spammers (25%)
9. Constant engagers (like and comment on everything) (22%)
10. Self-promoters (19%)
MY KINDA PARTY
Coedmagazine.com released their 2013 edition of the trashiest destinations for spring break and Vegas tops the list. The rankings took into account the number of Hooters restaurants, tattoo parlors, liquor stores, and strip clubs. Vegas took #1 in the strip club category with 53, casinos that have no closing time, four Hooters restaurants, 100 tattoo parlors, and 126 liquor stores.
South Padre Island came in second with only four liquor stores and two tattoo parlors, but the Texas island allows all types of alcohol on their sand. Kegs, bottles, cans -- all are welcome.
Top 15 trashiest spring break destinations:
1. Las Vegas, Nevada
2. South Padre Island, Texas
3. Daytona Beach, Florida
4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5. Orlando, Florida
6. Lake Havasu, Arizona
7. Miami, Florida
8. Panama City Beach, Florida
9. Key West, Florida
10. Fort Myers, Florida
11. Tampa, Florida
12. Virginia Beach, Virgina
13. Scottsdale, Arizona
14. New Orleans, Louisiana
15. San Diego, California
good news story
Back in January, a 62-year-old man from Wales was on vacation in Australia, when a SHARK swam near some kids at the beach. So he GRABBED the shark and dragged it away. The video was posted online, and he was called a hero . . . but he was supposed to be on SICK LEAVE from the charity where he works, not on vacation. So they fired him. Amazing. He did the right thing.
lar's thought of the day
"Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others." ~Booker T. Washington