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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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Watch the Big Game at Owensboro’s Brand New Convention Center

Grand opening weekend for the Owensboro Convention Center is going to be action-packed.  In addition to the opening gala with country music star Sara Evans and the grand opening on Saturday, officials are pulling out the stops for the first Sunday.  Football fans, listen up!  Folks at the convention center are planning a HUGE Big Game Party and are  mounting large screen TV's throughout the center and inviting the public to watch Super Bowl XLVIII!

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The Dottie West Needs Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Facebook Page

Will 2014 be the year that country music legend Dottie West finally gets inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Creators and administrators on one particular Facebook page sure hope so.  In fact, they're doing everything they can to rally support and make the dream a reality.

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McLean County Musicians Brave Extreme Cold to Camp for Kids

You might think they're crazy.  Honestly, they may be.  But local musicians Heath Eric and Molly G. have decided to use Mother Nature's record-breaking low temperatures to help raise awareness for tristate kids in winter need.  Yep!  Tonight, they're not staying inside the warmth and protection of their Rumsey home.  Heath and Molly are spending the night outside to "Camp for Kids."  And they're asking YOU to like their Facebook page to help raise coats and funds for the Green River Outreach Family Resource Center in McLean County.

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Nicky Hayden’s Girlfriend Stars in New Reality Show “Tequila Sisters” [Video]

A woman who for a couple of years has been linked to Owensboro native and MotoGP star Nicky Hayden is now a reality television star.  Jackie Marin's family is the subject of TV Guide Network's latest series, Tequila Sisters.

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Winter Storm Update

Well, it looks like we may have cleared out the grocery stores for nothing.  Earlier in the week, the forecast models were calling for significant snowfall for the tristate.  This morning, those models are showing we likely won't even see snow until late this afternoon.  While the snow associated with Winter Storm Ion may have flamed out some, we are still bracing for the coldest air in decades.  Here's the latest . . .

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Winter Storm Warning Now in Effect

A powerful winter storm has its sights firmly set on the tristate and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning.  We know we're getting snow and brutally cold temperatures.  But how much snow will we get and how low will it go?  Here are the latest forecast and projected snowfall amounts. . .

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Owensboro Middle School & The Katy Perry “Roar” Contest [Video]

Last fall, Good Morning America and Katy Perry teamed up for the "Roar" Video Contest and encouraged schools around the nation to submit music videos for her mega-smash!  Here's what Owensboro Middle School came up with.  They rallied nearly every student in the school and you should just see and hear them ROAR!  Watch!

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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Tristate

We knew a powerful winter storm was a possibility.  Now the National Weather Service has made it official.  The tristate is under a Winter Storm Watch and we will see brutally cold (even Arctic temperatures early next week) and we could see a bunch of snow as the temperature falls.  Here's the latest forecast and your initial projected snowfall amounts. . .

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Boys of Broad Release 4-Song EP

2013 was a great year for Muhlenberg County-based country band Boys of Broad.  They formed in July of last year, quickly earned a spot in the finals of WBKR's Battle for the Big O talent competition and began work on their first CD.  Now, 2014 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for the Boys.  Their EP, One More Song, has officially hit the streets and online retailers!

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Denim & Diamonds: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude

Here at WBKR, we are gearing up for Denim & Diamonds: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude.  It's set for Friday, January 31st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse, which was just recently renamed The Empress!  This is the 4th year for our concert event and we are excited to announce this year's line-up of acts.  Check it out!

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Arctic Cold Temperatures Headed for the Tristate

Hmmmm . . . this is not funny.  Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have apparently been sitting somewhere playing Cards Against Humanity.  The cards we're about to be dealt suck.  Take a look at our extended forecast.  According to the National Weather Service and Accuweather, Monday and Tuesday of next week are expected to be brutally cold with lows near zero . . . or worse!

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