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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.
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Daviess County Pantherettes Sweep 3rd Region Dance Team Championships

Dance coach Debbie Connor has wanted to do this kind of routine for years.  She's had the vision in her head and, this year, finally got to rev the engine and see it brought to life on the floor.  And the new "Biker Babe" hip hop dance routine by the Daviess County Pantherettes is paying off big time.  The squad swept the KDCO 3rd Regional competition this weekend in Ohio County and looks poised to make a serious bid for the state title.

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Category: News
National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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Winter Storm Warning for Parts of Tristate

There as a lot of talk about snow on Super Bowl Sunday!  We just had no idea tha talk was going to end up being about us.  The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the tristate.  Some localized areas could see quite a bit of snowfall this afternoon and overnight.

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YouTube
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The Ultimate Karaoke Party Foul [Video]

This is hilarious!  When Jaclyn, Barby Birgy and I went to Memphis a couple of weeks ago for our annual St. Jude conference, we went to a karaoke bar on Beale Street.  And, there, Barb committed the ultimate karaoke party foul.  She rushed the stage during a gal's rousing rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and tried to turn a solo into a duet.  And the gal just wasn't having it.  In addition to trying to take Barb out with a well-timed soccer mom arm, she finally decided to hoard the microphone and move to the complete outer-edge of the stage.  This is a riot!  And Barb just keeps on singing . . .

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New ‘Walking Dead’ 2014 Premiere Trailer: “I Ain’t Afraid of Nothin’!”

This February, heads are gonna roll!  Literally.  And I cannot wait! The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 9th and the new sneak-peek trailer gives us some hints about what to expect in the second half of Season 4.  Take a look.

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sandals
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sandals
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Paddy O’Beach: WBKR’s Huge Indoor Beach Party

A Jimmy Buffet tribute band!  A Zac Brown tribute band!  And your toes in the sand!!  Here at WBKR, we are pumped up about our brand new concert event- Paddy O'Beach!  It's Friday, March 14th at the brand new convention center in downtown Owensboro.  In addition to great island-flavored music, we're going to have food, drinks and, yes, SAND!!  We're bringing in truckloads of sand and turning the floor of the Convention Center into a huge beach!

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Former WBKR Intern’s Cover of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” [Video]

It's been a couple of years since Whitney Merritt spent her high school year at Owensboro High School interning here at the WBKR studios.  And since then, she's been busy working and going to school and pursuing her real passion- singing.  In the last couple of years, Whitney has auditioned for The X Factor (she got a call back) and The Voice and she's been playing guitar and posting videos on YouTube.  We thought we'd share one with you.  Check this out.  In this clip, Whitney is taking on one of our absolute favorite songs of the 1980's . . . Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."  See what you think!

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Category: Music, Videos
Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
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Register Now for 2014 Color Blast 5K in Owensboro

Last year's Color Blast 5K was a huge record-setting success.  Over 4,000 runners and walkers joined us in downtown Owensboro for the biggest 5K in the history of Daviess County.  The goal for 2014's Color Blast is 6,000 runners/walkers and registrations are already underway.  Wanna join us?  Here's how!

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