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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.
(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Hank Williams Jr & Charlie Daniels Band at Big O Today [Video]

The party of the year is here!!  The 2014 Big O Music Fest is TODAY and the line-up features a mix of old school/traditional country, country rap and a couple of regional favorites.  Hank Williams Jr. and Charlie Daniels Band have come to town and we've got your ticket info and full Big O line-up here at WBKR.com!

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Meet the FFA Green River Regional Stars for 2014 [Video]

There's a great display at the Kentucky State Fair that showcases the FFA's 2014 regional stars.  And the Green River Region is well-represented by Jesse Thompson from Apollo High School, Eric Thomas from Owensboro Catholic High and Van T. Daugherty from Butler County.  Check out their displays and hear how they earned their stars on the FFA's version of the Walk of Fame.  I got the complete details and an awesome virtual tour from Sara Chisholm, an FFA Sentintel from Meade County!  WATCH!

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The Heath Bar and Marshmallow Blizzard from Dairy Queen [Video]

Miracle Treat Day is coming up TODAY at Dairy Queen!  And we are celebrating with this tasty blast from the past!  Last year, I was broadcasting live during Miracle Treat Day at the Dairy Queen on New Hartford Road in Owensboro, where we served up over 200 Blizzards in two hours!  It was CRAZY, but we managed to raise a good chunk of money for the Children's Miracle Network.  While I was there, I took some time to introduce the Dairy Queen staff to my favorite Blizzard flavor and combination.  And I talked a couple of the gals into showing you how it's made.  Ladies and Gents, I proudly present (in case you missed it in 2013) The Heath Bar and Marshmallow Blizzard from Dairy Queen!

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Venus Willilams Gets Locked Out of Practice [Video]

Anytime I take a trip I happen to end up at the right place at the wrong time.  Or, depending on how you look at it, the wrong place at the right time.  Same thing happened on Monday in Cincinnati.  I was court hopping at the Western and Southern Open and happened across Venus Williams' practice court.  She was set to hit for an hour on Court 12 and fans were lined up to watch.  Except, there was a small catch.  Venus, who was understandably trying to avoid the crowd, got locked out of the back entrance of the court was forced to take a different route . . . right through the middle of her screaming fans!

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Cocktail Recipe: The Brazilian Pineapple Caipirinha

And you're welcome.  When I was in Florida a couple of weeks ago I was thumbing through the latest issue of Ticket, Sarasota's weekly entertainment guide.  And I found this ridiculously fabulous cocktail recipe given to the magazine by The Waterfront Restaurant.  It's the Brazilian Pineapple Caipirinha!  And, pardon the pun, this Brazilian will wax ya!  Check out the recipe!!

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PJ Starks/Verite Cinema via YouTube
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I Am So Owensboro: The Downtown Owensboro Trolley Edition [Video]

Remember the recent "I Am So Owensboro" trend?  Well, I was in Florida when that fad hit Facebook and I missed out on all the fun.  So, for my latest edition of Chamber Danger, my Rooster Booster video series, I decided to make up for lost time.  And now, I proudly present "I Am So Owensboro I'm Riding the Downtown Owensboro Trolley to See How So Owensboro the Rest of Owensboro Is."  Enjoy!!

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Thank a Farmer: WBKR presents Reid’s Orchard [Video]

Yesterday, I spent about three hours at Owensboro Health's Harvest Market event, which is held every Tuesday in the hospital parking lot.  The general idea is to promote good health and wellness on the outside of the hospital as well as inside.  A staple of Harvest Market is the Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market, which was well-represented this week by about a dozen area growers and producers.  One of them, my friend Katie Clark!  That name may not ring a bell but her maiden name surely will.  It's Reid!

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ABC TV & Getty Images/Stephen Shugerman & Getty Images
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Joyce Dewitt and Dan Haggerty Headline Owensboro’s Collector Con Convention

Janet from Three's Company and that guy from Grizzly Adams are coming to Owensboro!  Stewart Promotions is bringing Collector Con to town!  It's billed as a "pop culture experience" featuring toys, comics and collectibles.  And TV stars Joyce Dewitt and Dan Haggerty are just two of the special guests lined up! 

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