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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.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
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Eric Church Brings Outsiders World Tour to Evansville

Eric Church has announced tour dates for The Outsiders World Tour and there is good news for Eric Church fans!  He's coming to Evansville and other arenas within driving distance of the tri-state.  Find out when he'll be at The Ford Center and see the full list of tour dates here!

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(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Hank Williams Jr & Charlie Daniels Band Headline the 2014 Big O Music Fest [Video]

The 2014 Big O Music Fest is going old school!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 16th at Reid's Orchard in Owensboro.  Hank Williams Jr. and Charlie Daniels Band are coming to town and we've got your ticket info and full Big O line-up here at WBKR.com!

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Computer Dave Discusses Microsoft’s End of Support of Windows XP

April 8th is an important day for computer owners (like me) who currently use Windows XP as their operating system. Effective TODAY, Microsoft no longer supports the system and will not be offering security updates.  Personally speaking, I only kinda understand what that means.  But, if you're trying the row the same boat I am, have no fear!  Local computer expert, Computer Dave, has the scoop on how your PC could be affected, the security risks you'll be exposed to and what you should do about it.  LISTEN!

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(Photo courtesy of Ron Harmon)
(Photo courtesy of Ron Harmon)
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Tickets Selling Fast for WBKR Night at the Opry

WBKR Night at the Opry is just a couple of weeks away and tickets are going quickly!  It's Saturday, April 19th at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.  And WBKR listeners can buy exclusive discount tickets.  And there are two different options available.  One option will get you into the show.  The second option includes an exclusive backstage tour!

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Marty Brown’s UK Wildcats Battle Cry [Video]

UK basketball fans are PUMPED about tomorrow night's NCAA National Championship game, when the UK Wildcats battle the U Conn Huskies for the national crown.  Country music singer and America's Got Talent star Marty Brown is pretty fired up too!  Check out this song Marty cooked up for the Cats.  This is pretty awesome!

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Photo by Mary-Katherine Maddox
Photo by Mary-Katherine Maddox
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The WBKR Painting Party at Studio Slant in Owensboro

Yesterday, the WBKR staff closed up shot early and headed to Studio Slant in downtown Owensboro for our version of their popular Canvas & Cocktails party.  And my friend and party hostess Mary-Katherine Maddox helped us paint portraits of the Blue Bridge. 

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Chad’s Guilty CD Pleasures Volume 1: Shaun Cassidy’s Greatest Hits

I have decided to begin a new column here at WBKR.com.  I'll be taking you deep inside my insane CD collection and plucking out random guilty pleasures.  Now, you'll likely make fun of me.  You will laugh.  You will be amazed (and ashamed) that I spent hard-earned money on some of this crap.  But I am proud of my collection and the rather bizarre selections found inside.  And in this, my very first Guilty Pleasures column, I proudly present Shaun Cassidy's Greatest Hits!  Oh, you're already laughing.  I see you!

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Photo courtesy of Tisha Royal
Photo courtesy of Tisha Royal
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Marty Brown Headlines Epilepsy Awareness Racing Event

Royal Racing's new 84 car is dedicated to Epilepsy Awareness and you can see that car THIS Friday, April 4th at Fischer's Keystop on Hwy 60 East here in Owensboro.  And there will also be a very special guest on hand for meet and greets and photo opps.  Yep!  Marty Brown is in town!

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