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Chad here! After 11 years of being one half of The WBKR Waking Crew and The CB Radio Show, I am now one half of the all-new Morning Drive on 92.5 with Chad & Angel. Our show runs 6a-10am CST Monday through Friday and I also co-host The BKR's Dozen Countdown with Dave Spencer each Saturday morning at 8am. In addition to flapping my lips on the air, I emcee a variety of events all over the state of Kentucky. I emcee charity functions, beauty pageants and dance competitions. I love country music. In fact, I love all kids of music. I listen to everything from Justin Moore to Katy Perry to Sam Smith to David Nail to Kings of Leon to Garth Brooks to Kelly Clarkson to J Hud and Pitbull. I love tennis and reality television. When I am not working I am likely on the sectional watching America's Got Talent, Project Runway, The Biggest Loser, American Horror Story, 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. I live in Owensboro with Kevin, Dolly, Ellie and a cat named Oprah.
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The Best Concession Stand Snacks from Thruston Playground [Video]

I grew up playing baseball on the diamonds at Thruston Elementary School.  In fact, I spent much of my childhood on ball fields around Daviess County.  And that means I spent a lot of time at the concession stands too!  I decided to share some of my favorite concession stand snacks from "back in the day."  Do you remember these?

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Local Dancer Headed to New York City for Summer Training Camp [Video]

Brendan Stewart, a junior from Owensboro High School and student at Joy Johnson's Dance Studio, is about to spend his summer in the Big Apple!  The local freestyle dancing phenom earned a scholarship to train at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City.

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #2: Courtney Peveler [Video]

On Saturday, we kicked off the 2017 Battle for The Big O audition at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  And our judges passed two acts on to our finale event, which is coming up Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground & Resort.  One of them is 15-year-old Courtney Peveler from Central City, Kentucky.  She's a terrific young singer-songwriter who blew our judges and the crowd away!

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Battle for The Big O Finalist #1: Luke Hilgenhold [Video]

On Saturday, we kicked off the 2017 Battle for The Big O audition at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  And our judges passed two acts on to our finale event, which is coming up Saturday, June 24th at Diamond Lake Campground & Resort.  One of them is Luke Hilgenhold of Tell City, Indiana.  Check him out!

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Win Cash with WBKR’s Dash for Cash [Official Rules]

WBKR's Dash for Cash officially gets underway today here on The Country Station.  And we have two chances daily for you to win one thousand dollars!  Here's how it works.  For the next three weeks we're going to be announcing "cash words" at 7:20am and 4:20pm.  When you hear those words, get on over here to WBKR.com and enter your cash word for a chance to win $1000!  We are loaded up with money for you to win, so get on your mark and get set for the WBKR Dash for Cash presented by Grandy's!  Here are the official rules of the contest.

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Joey Chestnut in Owensboro for World Mutton Slider Eating Championships [Video]

Some of the most competitive professional eaters in the world are in Owensboro this weekend for the World Mutton Slider Eating Championships.  And Angel and I had the chance to chat with Joey Chestnut about the contest and how he's preparing to eat 10 pounds of mutton (or more) in ten minutes!

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TREK Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Commemorative T-Shirt [Video]

Time flies when you're having fun . . . and when you're walking, running or biking from Calhoun, Kentucky to David Yewell's home on KY Hwy 56 during the Trek.  The Trek is the annual fundraiser for the St. Joseph's Peace Mission for Children and this year will mark the 20th anniversary for the event.  And we're celebrating with a very special commemorative t-shirt!  Here's a look!

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