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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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Local Beauty Queen Notches Top Ten Finish in Miss Teen United States

When she was a kid, Bayli Boling dreamed of being Miss Daviess County.  A couple of years ago at The Hines Center in Philpot that dream came true.  Then, Bayli set her sights even higher.  She dreamed of becoming Miss Teen United States.  And last night, in Washington, D.C., Bayli came oh so close.

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #12: Daniel Carroll & The Valentears [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and we really believe we have assembled our strongest Top 12 in the five year history of our annual talent search.  And rounding out the line-up for the final will be The Valentears.  The group's frontman, Daniel Carroll, showed up at our Show Me's of Owensboro audition and topped 19 other acts to earn a spot in the finale.  Check out the version of "Strawberry Wine" that got him there.  This is pretty cool!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #11: Aaron Pate & Kentucky Clear [Video]

All week long here at WBKR.com, we have been introducing you to the acts that have made the finals of the 2014 Battle for the Big O presented by Henderson Chevy Buick GMC.  And we have two more left.  Our auditions at The Boiler Room in Owensboro brought Aaron Pate and Kentucky Clear to the audition stage and they won the night with this performance.  WATCH!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #10: Adam Scott [Video]

The 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre.  We have 12 amazing acts battling for $1,000 and the chance to open for Hank Williams Jr and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Among the finalists is Ohio County's Adam Scott.  Normally, Adam is on the road with the country music group Parmalee.  (He's their merchandise guy).  But, Adam's got chops of his own!  Check this out.  Not only is Adam a great singer; he's a great songwriter too.  And at our Battle auditions in Beaver Dam he blew us away with an original song.  This is sensational.  WATCH!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #9: Kennedy McCollam & Riley Roth [Video]

The auditions are in the books and the playing field is set!  And the 2014 Battle for the Big O finale  will feature twelve of the best acts our annual talent search has ever attracted.  We have $1,000 up for grabs and the chance to open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  And this young lady from Owensboro is one of our youngest finalists ever and she is proof that patience and hard work pay off.  Kennedy McCollam auditioned at two of our Battle auditions and was passed over by the judges.  But, at Beaver Dam Park in Ohio County, Kennedy showed up with guitarist Riley Roth and the two blasted their way into the finale.  Check out the rendition of "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" that earned them a spot!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #8: Brandy Neelly [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and an American Idol grad has made our Top 12. Brandy Neelly, who goes to school at Western Kentucky University, just knocked our socks off at the Beaver Dam Park auditions. Check out her insane rendition of "He Loves to Make Me Cry."

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #7: Kyle Whitaker Band [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Butler County, Kentucky will be well-represented.  The Kyle Whitaker Band has qualified for the Battle grand finale and the guys have a chance to win $1,000 and open for Hank Jr and Charlie Daniels Band at the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #5: Hayley Beth Payne [Video]

The auditions are in the books and the playing field is set!  And the 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is will feature twelve of the best acts our annual talent search has ever attracted.  And we are spending this week here at WBKR.com introducing you to the folks who have qualified for the finale event and have earned a crack at $1,000 and the chance to open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Last year, this young lady made history as our youngest finalist ever.  And, now she's back and has again fought her way into the Battle finale.  This is Hayley Beth Payne!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #6: Boys of Broad [Video]

The 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre.  We have 12 amazing acts battling for $1,000 and the chance to open for Hank Williams Jr and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Among the finalists are Boys of Broad, the favorite sons of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  They blasted their way into the final at our Fetta auditions with a rousing rendition of "I'm From the Country."  This is great.  WATCH!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #4: Jarred Green [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Ohio County is going to be well-represented. Jarred Green has made the finals again and looks to claim the title this year.  Check out his audition from Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro.  Jarred was awesome and blew our judges away!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #3: Nick Cheek [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Fordsville, Kentucky will be cheering one of its own.  Nick Cheek has qualified for the Battle grand finale and has a chance to win $1,000 and open for Hank Jr and Charlie Daniels Band at the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest! Check out his audition from Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro!

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