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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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Owensboro Man Proposes to Girlfriend with Huge Billboard [Photos]

Last Wednesday was a very big day for Kendall Wedding.  She was driving to work on Carter Road in Owensboro when she saw something quite unique roadside.  It was a marriage proposal painted on a gigantic homemade billboard and, more importantly, it was intended for her!

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Tristate Faces First Significant Winter Weather Event of Season

It could happen.  The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Statement suggesting the region could see ice and snow later this week.  The data is preliminary, but it appears that a winter weather system is taking shape and heading our way.  Here are the full details . . .

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Registration Underway for Color Blast 5K 2014 in Owensboro

Last year's Color Blast 5K was a huge record-setting success.  Over 4,000 runners and walkers joined us in downtown Owensboro for the biggest 5K in the history of Daviess County.  The goal for 2014's Color Blast is 6,000 runners/walkers and registrations are already underway.  Wanna join us?  Here's how!

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Britney Spears’ Sister Jamie Lynn Goes Country [Video]

Britney Spears is one of the biggest pop stars in the world.  Now, her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears is trying to break into the world of country.  She just released her first country single, "How Could I Want More?"  And we have the official video here at WBKR.com.  Interestingly enough, Jamie Lynn looks a little bit like Carrie Underwood.  But does she sound like her?  WATCH!

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Win Florida Georgia Line Tickets on WBKR

We know a lot of you LOVE Florida Georgia Line.  And we know you LOVE the news that the duo are coming to The Ford Center in Evansville on Valentine's Day.  And we know you're gonna LOVE this news too.  Moon and I have your chance to WIN tickets all week long on The WBKR Waking Crew.  Get contest details and all your ticket information here at WBKR.com!

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Video Preview of WBKR’s Run Run Rudolph 5K [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are getting VERY excited about our first-ever Run Run Rudolph 5K, which is coming up Saturday, December 7th at the Santa Claus Land of Lights.  Last week, I threw on my antlers and went over the LED story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to give a sneak peek of the course.  WATCH!

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Carrie Underwood Spoofs Miley Cyrus on Jimmy Fallon [Video]

This is pretty hilarious!  Carrie Underwood dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon over Thanksgiving weekend and joined Jimmy and Rashida Jones (Quincy's daughter) in a holiday-flavored medley of some big pop hits.  Check out Carrie's spoof of Miley Cyrus' American Music Awards performance . . .

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WBKR’s “Ultimate Dirty Santa Party” TONIGHT!

Have you been naughty or nice this year?  That's a question we ask ourselves this time of year . . . but not a question we'll be asking tonight.  No!  Tonight, we'll be asking, "Is Santa gonna be naughty or nice?"  WBKR's 3rd annual Ultimate Dirty Santa Party presented by Henderson Chevrolet Buick GMC is 6pm this evening at The Hines Center in Philpot.  One giant Christmas tree.  300 presents underneath it.  And YOU competing to win the best prizes! 

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Chad’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

I love traditional Thanksgiving foods.  Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, dumplings.  In fact, my mother and aunt share a dumpling recipe that is utterly ridiculous and I look forward to eating it every year.  Dough + salt + chicken= happiness, high cholesterol and about five miles on the treadmill.  But my absolute FAVORITE Thanksgiving food is Sweet Potato Casserole.  It is one part side order and one part dessert.  It is to food what the Snuggie is to the coach potato.  Pure, unadulterated warmth, comfort, bliss (and sugar)!  If I could find a way to puree this stuff and run it straight into my veins I would.  There are lots of recipes for it floating around (including Reba McEntire's), but here is my absolute favorite . . .

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Florida Georgia Line Coming to Ford Center in Evansville

Happy Valentine's Day!  And I know what you're thinking.  We're not even to Christmas yet!!  And, yeah, you're right.  However, Florida Georgia Line has news that is going to kick-start our Valentine's Day celebrations.  They're coming to The Ford Center on February 14th!  So grab a Whitman Sampler and get ready to get your tickets.  We have all the scoop for you here at WBKR.com

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How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener [Video]

Survivor is in the middle of its "Blood Vs. Water" season on CBS.  In fact, another episode airs tonight.  I was thinking about the show over the weekend when Nashville Kat shared this video on her Facebook page.  Have you ever tried to open a can of food without a can opener?  I haven't . . . because I've never had to.  But, as it turns out, it's not as difficult as you think.  Check out this "survival tip" from YouTube sensation the Crazy Russian Hacker.

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Favorite Broadway Highlights from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade [Video]

I am not sure I have ever shared this with you all.  In fact, I think I have some close friends who don't even know this.  But every Thanksgiving Day, I make sure I get up and am plopped down in front of the TV to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Okay, go ahead.  Call me a dork!  But I love it and have since I was a kid.  And one of my favorite parts of the parade actually takes place before it begins.  I love watching the Broadway musical numbers that take place in front of Macy's about a half hour before the parade reaches the famous department store.  And here are some of my favorite past performances.  Sure, they're cheesy and everyone is lip-synching, but I can't help but to love them.  Check these out!

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