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Chad here! After 9 years of being one half of The WBKR Waking Crew, I am now one half of the all-new CB Radio Show here on WBKR! Our show runs 6a-9am 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, running, and reality television. When I am not working I am likely on the sectional watching The Blacklist, 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.
Annual Badwater Ultra Marathon Held In Death Valley's Extreme Heat
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How to Stay Safe Working in Hot and Humid Conditions [Graph]

It has been hot and humid the last couple of weeks and, according to the forecast, it's going to stay that way for a while here in the tri-state.  While some folks have the comfort and luxury of working inside air-conditioned offices, others are working outside in the brutal heat.  Our friend, Keith Todd, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is sharing some important information about how to be aware of health issues caused by working in extreme temperatures.

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Category: Newsletter, Weather
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Throwback Thursday: The Owensboro Business Game [Video]

This is a total blast from the past!  Who remembers The Owensboro Business Game?  It was a Monopoly-inspired board game created by Junior Achievement.  And, instead of featuring properties like Park Place and Boardwalk, it featured popular Owensboro businesses like Wax Works, The Executive Inn, and Anderson's.  I discovered last weekend that my friends Bill and Terry have an original version of the game and they let me look through it and film it.  Check this out!

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America's Got Talent via YouTube
America's Got Talent via YouTube
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Teen Cancer Survivor Gets Simon’s Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent [Video]

Did you happen to catch America's Got Talent last night?  I sat on my couch in tears when this happened.  Calysta Bevier, a cancer survivor in her teens, took the stage, shared the story of her battle with ovarian cancer, then fittingly belted out "Fight Song."  It was INCREDIBLE!  And it prompted Simon to make a bold decision and move!

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Evelyn Miller via Facebook
Evelyn Miller via Facebook
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Look for WBKR History Tonight at American Pickers’ Windy Hollow Episode [Photos]

It’s been a few months since the American Pickers crew visited Owensboro to film an episode at Windy Hollow Restaurant.  And that episode officially airs tonight!  And be sure to look for some WBKR history!  While the "Pickers" were in town, they picked up a couple of vintage WBKR signs.  LOOK!

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Dimension Films/YouTube
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Clown: The Official Trailer for New Horror Film [Video]

Uh no.  I actually heard about Eli Roth's latest horror film a couple of years ago.  But it took Dimension Films until just last Friday to officially release the movie Clown.  It's about a guy who puts on a clown costume that won't come off.  In fact, it basically transforms him into this awful, homicidal, hungry, clown stalker thing that will haunt my mind forever.  Have you seen the trailer for this movie??!!  As someone who just despises clowns, this is pretty much my worst nightmare.  There is no way I am going to go see this movie!

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Category: What's New
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See Snakes & Frogs in The Learning Log at Gaylord Opryland [Video]

SummerFest is underway at Gaylord Opryland Resort and the hotel is celebrating with lots of attractions and activities inspired by Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.  And one of those attractions is The Learning Log, which allows you to walk/crawl inside and get up close and personal with a snake, a poisonous tree frog and more.  Here's a virtual tour inside!

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Category: Animals, Travel, Videos
CBS This Morning via YouTube
CBS This Morning via YouTube
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Cell Phones Being Banned from Concerts with Yondr Pouch [Video]

Some of the biggest names in the music industry are tired of looking out from the stage and seeing their fans watching their concerts through their cell phones.  Adele recently told a fan to to quit recording her.  Before he passed away, Prince, rather infamously, got so annoyed with cell phones at his Louisville Palace concert that he played some of the show in the dark. It's a growing and persistent problem and some singers, like Alicia Keys, are doing something about it.  They're using the new Yondr pouch to essentially ban cell phone use during their shows.  This is how it works!

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Photo by Kristi Cook Wilson
Photo by Kristi Cook Wilson
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DCHS and Apollo High School Take Top Honors at National Archery Tournament

Athletes from various local middle and high schools spent the weekend in Metropolis, Illinois for the Scholastic 3D Outdoor Archery Tournament.  And the archers from Daviess County High School claimed the overall championship and wrapped up the event the #1 team in the nation!

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