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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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Former WBKR Intern Whitney Merritt Featured in Hilarious Post-Surgery YouTube Video

This is a scream!  Former WBKR intern Whitney Merritt recently had foot reconstruction surgery at Ohio County Hospital.  Her younger sister Helen was armed with a video camera in the recovery room.  Brace yourselves!  Whitney is out of it, insanely emotional (she cries/sobs a lot) and absolutely hilarious.  In fact, you have to watch at least until she bargains with the Redeemer to let her go to the restroom. This is one of the most embarrassing videos ever and we are SO glad we got access to it.  WATCH!

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Category: Humor, Newsletter, Videos
(Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
(Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
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Eric Church Tickets Go On Sale Friday, May 9th

Eric Church fans are going nuts.  The Church Choir is singing!  The Outsiders World Tour 2014 is coming to The Ford Center in Evansville on Saturday, November 22nd and tickets are set to go on sale THIS Friday!  Here at WBKR.com, we have all your ticket info AND all the details about the exclusive presale coming up in just a few days.

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Daviess County Fiscal Court/Facebook
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Daviess County Courthouse to Close for Bar-B-Q Festival

The International Bar-B-Q Festival is Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th in downtown Owensboro.  And, if you have official business at the Daviess County Courthouse, you may have to reschedule.  There are plans to close the building early Friday.

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(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
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Win Eric Church Tickets in WBKR’s Hometown Shout-Out Contest

Eric Church is coming to The Ford Center in Evansville on Saturday, November 22nd.  And coming Monday to WBKR and WBKR.com, we'll have all your ticket info for you: prices, dates, presale and general public on sale info.  However, we are pretty pumped about our Hometown Shout-Out contest too!  It's going to give you the chance to WIN tickets before you can buy them.  Here's how it works . . .

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Chad’s List of the Five Worst Songs Ever Recorded [Video]

I was sitting in Pizza Roma on Carter Road Saturday night enjoying my delicious Hot Cheese Sticks and Baked Spaghetti.  About that time the song "Easy" by Lionel Richie & The Commodores started to play on the satellite radio.  I absolutely HATE that song and I immediately starting getting the bubble guts.  I can't tell you why.  I have absolutely no specific explanation for it.  But the song drives me up a wall and I literally have a physical reaction to it. Maybe something traumatic happened to me as a child while Lionel Richie was singing.  It's possible.  But the mere thought of that song makes my skin crawl like I'm in the movie Scanners or Bug with Ashley Judd.  Then it hit me.  There are other songs that have the same effect on me and I should share them as a public service.  So, here they are!  The Worst Five Songs Ever.  The five songs that make me want to take an ice pick and Sharon Stone my ear drums!

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JoAnn's Firecrackers
JoAnn's Firecrackers
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Recipe: JoAnn’s Firecrackers (Delicious!!)

My friend JoAnn Richardson, who works at U.S. Bank Home Mortgage and volunteers for a variety of charities like March of Dimes and Special Olympics Kentucky, told me about this recipe last Saturday at the March for Babies.  She promised she would make me some "firecrackers" and she did!  And they're so fire-breathing good, I am sharing recipe with YOU!  Check this out.  They're quick, easy, hot and spicy.  There is literally some fire up in these crackers! 

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Category: Food, Newsletter
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Win Cash With Kizzy’s Cash Kraze on WBKR

Oh, Lawd!  Miss Kizzy is taking over the airwaves the entire month of May and giving you the chance to WIN CASH in Kizzy's Cash Kraze.  And when we say "cash" we mean SERIOUS cash.  She'll give away one thousand dollars, twice each weekday on WBKR. And, she's giving away ten thousand dollars here at WBKR.com.  To find out what you have to do to win, KEEP READING!!

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Category: Contests, Humor, Newsletter Tags: ,
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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NBC’s Full Schedule for Kentucky Derby & Triple Crown Coverage

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday and NBC Sports Group has plans for an unprecedented 15 hours of coverage.  And that coverage gets underway on Wednesday.  Here's the full schedule of Kentucky Derby as well as plans for continued coverage of the Triple Crown.

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Photo courtesy of Eliminator
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ZZ Top Tribute Band Tonight at Owensboro Convention Center [Video]

Tribute Band Tuesdays continue tonight at the Owensboro Convention Center.  And we have a sneak peek of Eliminator- the famed ZZ Top tribute band who'll take the stage at 7pm.  Plus, we have ticket info and more!

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