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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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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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Category: Newsletter, Weather
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Chad’s Worst Five Country Songs of 2013

Okay.  I've published my choices for the Top 10 Country Songs of 2013, so it's only fair that I pick my five worst, right?  And, I know.  I know.  Some of you will completely disagree and that's perfectly fine.  Some songs that you absolutely love will, quite possibly, make this list.  If that happens, all I can do is say I'm jealous.  You were lucky enough to find something positive hidden deep inside a steaming pile of mashed up music mess.  LOL!  So, here we go.  Let the disagreements begin.  I proudly present . . . The Worst 5 Country Songs of 2013.

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Category: Humor, Music, Music News, Videos
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What the World Googled in 2013 [Video]

I don't know why . . . but I cry every time I watch one of these.  And, since 2013 is drawing to its close, Google has made me cry again with its year-end review.  Here's the video compilation of what people searched for on Google in the past year.  And, as always, it's a testament to the triumph of the human spirit, the beauty of the Earth, social progression, great moments in sports, music, history and more.  Wanna see?

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Knottsville Boy Sells T-Shirts for St. Jude

Gavin Howard has become a staple of the annual WBKR/Poole's Pharmacy Care St. Jude Radiothon.  His involvement started a couple of years ago when Jaclyn and I got a call during the event and were told that Gavin wanted to stop the studio and donate all of his birthday money to the kids of St. Jude.  Well, that tradition continues and last year Gavin donated over $300!  And this year, the Knottsville youngster plans to donate even more money because he is selling t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies! 

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Sing Off Champion’s Ties to WBKR [Video]

When I tuned in to the season finale of NBC's The Sing Off, I was convinced that one of the guys in the country group Home Free looked familiar.  Turns out there was a very good reason I thought so.  About a year and a half ago, I featured Tim Foust in my "Country Fried YouTube Cover of the Week" column here at WBKR.com.  Remember this?

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Oscar Party Returns to The Victory Theatre in Evansville

Now THIS is how you can watch The 86th Annual Academy Awards in style!  They're set for Sunday, March 2nd and, for the second year in a row, The Victory Theatre in Evansville is throwing a big red carpet-inspired viewing event.  And this year, portions of tickets sales will support Gilda's Club Evansville.  Tickets are on sale NOW!

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