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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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Chad’s Guilty CD Pleasures Volume 1: Shaun Cassidy’s Greatest Hits

I have decided to begin a new column here at WBKR.com.  I'll be taking you deep inside my insane CD collection and plucking out random guilty pleasures.  Now, you'll likely make fun of me.  You will laugh.  You will be amazed (and ashamed) that I spent hard-earned money on some of this crap.  But I am proud of my collection and the rather bizarre selections found inside.  And in this, my very first Guilty Pleasures column, I proudly present Shaun Cassidy's Greatest Hits!  Oh, you're already laughing.  I see you!

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Photo courtesy of Tisha Royal
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Marty Brown Headlines Epilepsy Awareness Racing Event

Royal Racing's new 84 car is dedicated to Epilepsy Awareness and you can see that car THIS Friday, April 4th at Fischer's Keystop on Hwy 60 East here in Owensboro.  And there will also be a very special guest on hand for meet and greets and photo opps.  Yep!  Marty Brown is in town!

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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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