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Word to yo mama! Thanks for reading my bio. I have hand-crafted it with love and tenderness to give you a sneak peak inside my soul. I am entering my 16th year working at WBKR and just can't believe how quickly the years have flown by. If you listen to The WBKR Waking Crew, thanks! If you don't . . . thanks. LOL! Though I work here at The Country Station, I love all kinds of music and my iPod is loaded up with everything from Thomas Rhett to Katy Perry to Emeli Sande to Kings of Leon to Garth Brooks to Kelly Clarkson to Fall Out Boy to Matchbox Twenty to that little wrecking ball Miley Cyrus. I am an avid tennis fan (I've played my whole life and it is my absolute favorite sport) and I run every single day. In fact, that's how I dropped 30 pounds in 18 months. And I love watching television to wind down. My favorite shows are all over the place just like my tastes in music. I love The Blacklist, The X Factor, Sleepy Hollow, The Biggest Loser, Dexter (though he's done), Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Long Island Medium, Storm Chasers, American Horror Story, The Amazing Race and pretty much anything on The Tennis Channel or ESPN. I vacation . . . a lot! I love Mexico and any place I can get to on a cruise ship.
Disgusted Selfie by Tad
Disgusted Selfie by Tad
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Intervention Needed: Jaclyn Has Become a Hoarder [Photos]

We need an intervention . . . STAT!  Last night, at Gaylord Opryland Resort, I had to go to Jaclyn's SUV and get our broadcast equipment.  She, naturally, had wandered off to downtown Nashville and ended up at Losers in a crop top.  I was expecting to simply use her security code, open the passenger door and retrieve our Tieline.  Turns out, my mission wasn't that simple at all.  I had no idea my dear friend, Caclyn Jaclyn, has become a hoarder.  This is ridiculous!  And, yes, I documented my findings with photos (that she's going to murder me for).  LOOK!

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Category: Humor
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Thank A Farmer: WBKR Presents Kirk Kids Produce [Video]

Here at WBKR, we have teamed up with Moore Ford Chrysler for a special web series called "Thank A Farmer" and, for the last couple of months, we have been taking you around the tri-state and introducing you to a variety of farmers.  In this week's edition, we're shifting gears a little and introducing you to Madalyn and Dylan Kirk, the proud owners of Kirk Kids Produce.  Some kids have lemonade stands.  These Owensboro youngsters have a fruit and vegetable stand and proudly grow and serve farm fresh products!  WATCH!  You're gonna love this video, which turns hilarious when Dylan eats one the jalapeno peppers from his garden.

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Teenagers Steal the Night at The 2014 Battle for the Big O Finale [Video]

You have likely heard by now that The Josh Merritt Band were crowned the champions of the The Battle for the Big O on Saturday night at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre.  And they were INCREDIBLE!!  But a trio of teenagers gave the group (and everyone else) a huge run for their money.  They told the crowd they actually had to Google "old country" to find some songs that may be appropriate for this year's Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  And, by their performance of Patsy Cline's "Walking After Midnight", I think they may have found just the right one.  WATCH!

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What Is Time?: Jaclyn Debuts New Song at Battle for the Big O [Video]

Jaclyn took the stage at Saturday's finale of The Battle for the Big O to perform an original song by Jamie Smith.  We met Jamie, a songwriter from Meade County, Kentucky, during our open audition circuit.  We LOVED his music and invited him to come to the finale as a special guest.  See, until Saturday night, Jamie had never had one of his original songs performed by someone else.  So, we cut Jaclyn loose on his song "What Is Time?" and she absolutely slayed it.  THIS is beautiful.  Watch!

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The Josh Merritt Band Wins Battle for the Big O [Video]

They came.  They sang.  And they conquered!  The Josh Merritt Band of Owensboro have been crowned the champions of the 2014 Battle for the Big O presented by Henderson Chevy Buick GMC!  And here's the big crowning moment caught on video!

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Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
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Lonestar & Joe Diffie Headline Beaver Dam Amphitheatre Grand Opening

Mark your calendars.  Saturday, October 4th, Ohio County, Kentucky.  The Beaver Dam Tourism Commission has a HUGE grand opening celebration planned for the brand new Beaver Dam Amphitheatre at Beaver Dam Park.  They have cooked up a great country music concert featuring Lonestar, Joe Diffie, Brasher Bogue and Insulated.  And tickets are on sale NOW.  Here's the scoop!

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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Tickets On Sale Monday for UK Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game

We can't tell you who is going to being playing!  The NBA won't let us.  But we CAN tell you that Sunday, August 24th, a team of former UK Wildcats who have gone pro are are playing in the NBA will be taking on another team of professional basketball players who didn't go to school at the University of Kentucky.  It's the 2014 UK Men's Basketball Alumni Charity Game and we have all your ticket info here!

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Category: Sports
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WBKR Seeking a New Full-Time Morning Show Co-Host

Have you ever wanted to work in radio?  Now's your chance!  But, there's one slight catch!  You'll have to look at and put up with me three to four hours each weekday morning.  Here at WBKR, we are currently looking for a brand new full-time morning show co-host and multimedia personality.  If you think you have what it takes, here's what you need to do to apply.

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Category: Job Hub, Newsletter
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Holiday World via YouTube
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Virtual Ride of Holiday World’s Thunderbird: Right & Left Seat POV [Video]

You've heard the expression "Go big or go home?"  Well, guess what?  Holiday World is going BIG!  Last night, the park unveiled plans to build its first ever steel roller coaster, Thunderbird!  And Thunderbird will be the nation's first launched winged coaster. It's going to go from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds!   And the park is giving you the chance to see what it's going to be like to ride.  CHECK THIS OUT!

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Video courtesy of Heath & Molly Eric
Video courtesy of Heath & Molly Eric
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The 2014 BPA Northern Zone World Series Opening Ceremonies [Video]

Last night, for the second year in a row, I got the chance to emcee the opening ceremonies of the BPA Northern Zone World Series here in Owensboro.  Teams from five states (Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan) are hand to compete in three age divisions: 8U, 9U, and 11U.  Check out this video from last night's big event.  The teams were going crazy when we announced each one competing.  These kids are ready to PLAY BALL!!  Watch!

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Category: Newsletter, What's New

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