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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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Kayla Burgess Performs Disney Song at Color Blast 5K [Video]

The Owensboro Color Blast 5K is in the books.  Over 3,000 people turned out to support six different local agencies supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities.  As usual, the day was amazing.  There were color blasts along the race route.  There was a HUGE after-party with color flying through the air and onto our clothes.  And there were very emotional and moving performances on the stage.  For me, Kayla Burgess stole the show.  Watch this video.  This gal had the crowd, Jaclyn and me in tears.

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Garth Brooks Tribute Band Leads Off Tribute Band Tuesdays at Owensboro Convention Center [Video]

John Todd and Shameless, billed as the world's #1 Garth Brooks tribute band, are coming to the Owensboro Convention Center!  April 1st, they will kick off the center's brand new series- Tribute Band Tuesdays.  Get a sneak peek of the group and get more information about the show and ticket prices right here!

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MUG SHOT Returns to WBKR Monday!

Have YOU ever had a mug shot?  Well, if you're a WBKR Facebook friend, you are about to . . . if you're lucky!  Starting Monday morning, we are bringing back one of our most popular contests.  Yep!  MUG SHOT returns!  And, it's your chance to win tickets to see Lady Antebellum, Brantley Gilbert, WBKR Night at the Opry and more!  Wanna know how you can become "WANTED" and win?  Keep reading!

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Owensboro’s Official Moonlight Ride Trailer [Video]

Daviess County High School student and St. Jude patient Jennifer Rudd stars in the official promo video for the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event, the Moonlight Ride.  You've gotta watch this.  It's amazing!  And will tell you what the event is about and how you can be a part of the excitement.  WATCH!

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WBKR Listeners Reminisce About Rectangular School Pizza

Remember Pizza Day in elementary school?  I went to Thruston Elementary here in Daviess County and we all LIVED for that rectangular piece of pizza.  It was a great alternative to the day we all hated: Spinach and Pink Rice Day!  Don't ask.  Last week, we asked our WBKR Facebook friends if they remembered that old-school pizza too and they did!  Check out some of our favorite comments and the memories rectangular pizza conjured up!

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The WBKR Egg War: Chad vs. Jaclyn [Video]

You've seen the Water War.  You've likely seen 2013's epic Whipped Cream War.  This year, Jaclyn and I have upped the ante.  We've raised the stakes.  And we're going head-to-head in the WBKR Egg War.  Yep!  We're playing the card game War with raw eggs and a sack of flour!  WATCH!

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What Happens to Your Body if You Stop Drinking Water? [Video]

I don't know how camels do it.  Seriously!  Because I drink water ALL the time.  In fact, when I eat dinner, I essentially take a drink of water after every single bite.  I can literally put back about 8 to 10 glasses on water in one meal at a restaurant.  In fact, it's long understood at some local joints, like the Briarpatch, that my waiter or waitress might as well just bring me my own pitcher.  And they do.  If I can't get enough to drink, I'll immediately start farting dust.  LOL!  Okay, so it's not really that drastic, but still.  So, why do our bodies need water?  And what happens to us if we don't get it?  Check out this video I found on YouTube.  It's fascinating and explains.

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Beauty Pageant Fundraiser for Watson Family Saturday in Muhlenberg County

Its called Hearts & Halos and the event is coming up Saturday afternoon at the Merle Travis Center in Powderly.  It's a beauty pageant fundraiser for the Watson Family, victims of the tragic and fatal Muhlenberg County house fire that occurred back in January.  There are all sorts of age divisions and prizes to be won.  For full registration details, keep reading!

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Who Serves the Biggest Pancakes in Owensboro? [Photos]

Who serves the BIGGEST pancakes in Owensboro?   Saturday, after the Color Blast 5K, Brett and I stopped by Dee's BBQ and Diner for breakfast and found the answer.  Holy cow!  You could put these things on the front-end of a Flintstone car and yabba dabba doo them down the street.  Dee's pancakes are ginormous! 

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Harlem Shake: The 2014 Owensboro Color Blast 5K [Video]

Thousands of people turned out at Moreland Park in Owensboro Saturday morning for the 2014 Color Blast 5K.  And, after the race, we invited those 3,000 people to take part in a huge color-blasting after-party, where we rocked out the "Harlem Shake!"  Check this out!

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