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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 Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
(Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
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Kids’ Summer Film Fest Underway at the Malco

The Malco Cinema 16 has officially launched the 2014 Kids' Summer Film Fest and they're offering $2 movies all summer long.  Opening day was yesterday, but you have two chances each week to catch the movies in the line-up!  Three Madagascar's, a couple of Kung Fu Pandas and many more.  Get the full details here!

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YouTube
YouTube
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How to Toilet Paper a Car [Video]

When we were in high school, my friends Caroline Shively, Allen Putman, Jeri Smeathers, Jill Harris and I were the toilet papering mafia!  We used to routinely terrorize the homes of our friends.  We'd litter their trees with about eighteen rolls of toilet paper.  We'd stick plastic forks in the yards to wreak havoc on their mowers.  And we'd decorate shrubs and landscaping with little delicate flowers made from Charmin!  LOL!  When Caroline visited The WBKR Waking Crew this week, we decided to pick up right where we left off.  We grabbed some toilet paper and went to town on Brett Wharff's caddy!  WATCH!

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Category: Humor
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Fox News Reporter Caroline Shively on The WBKR Waking Crew [Video]

We are having a great time this morning hanging out with my high school friend and former prom date, Caroline Shively.  You guys may know Caroline from local channel 7 and from Fox News!  As you can imagine, Carolyn has had her fair share of live bloopers and we found this gem on YouTube.  Check out this hilarious, yet honest, slip of the tongue!

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Category: Humor, Videos
Facebook/Sara Murphy
Facebook/Sara Murphy
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Owensboro’s Sara Murphy to Appear on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss

The current season of ABC's his transformation show Extreme Weight Loss is underway.  And Sara Murphy, from Owensboro, is one of the seventeen contestants competing this year.  While the air date of Sara's episode has not been announced yet, we are encouraging her friends, family, friends and our WBKR listeners to visit her official Extreme Weight Loss Facebook page and LIKE it!  Get details here!

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Kenneth King/Dream Copy Photography
Kenneth King/Dream Copy Photography
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Battle for the Big O Auditions Begin Saturday at Owensboro Music Center

The Battle for the Big O, the tristate's premiere talent contest is back!  And our first audition is THIS Saturday at Owensboro Music Center.  It's your chance to win $1,000 and open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest on Saturday, August 16th.  Do you have what it takes to stand on the stage and open for country music legends like Hank Williams Jr, The Charlie Daniels Band and more?  If so, we invite you to join us for our open-call auditions.  Here's the full list of dates and our complete set of rules.

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Chad and Brett Join 350 Roller Coaster Enthusiasts at Holiday World’s Holiwood Nights [Photo]

They literally come from all over the United States and the world.  350 roller coaster enthusiasts were in Santa Claus, Indiana this past weekend for two days of chills and thrills at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari. And Brett and I got to join the fun!

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Animarida/Animal Place via YouTube
Animarida/Animal Place via YouTube
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Mr. G and Jellybean: Goat and Burro Reunited [Video]

I am gonna own it.  I saw this story on the news and I cried.  Did you hear about Mr. G and Jellybean?  An animal sanctuary rescued a goat named Mr. G from a hoarder.  But, for days, he just sat around completely depressed and refused to eat.  Then, the folks at Animal Place learned that Mr. G had been living with a burro named Jellybean who was his best friend.  So, the staff decided to reunite them.  And THIS happened!

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Category: Animals, Videos
Photo by Tad
Photo by Tad
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Chad’s Great Nephew Caiden: A Movie Star in Training [Photos]

Ripe hot messes run in my family.  And my great nephew Caiden is no exception.  This boy is already proving to be like the rest of us . . . very funny, insanely defiant and a touch dramatic.  LOL!  He was in full force on Memorial Day at the family cookout.  And it occurred to me that he's a little movie star in the making.  In fact, he already reminds me of some of pop culture's most recognizable icons.  LOOK!

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Category: Humor, Newsletter, Photos
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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Little Big Town to Host Country’s Night to Rock [Video]

The CMA Music Festival is coming up next week in Nashville and you know what that means?  Camera crews from ABC will again be on hand filming segment's for Country's Night to Rock, which is set to air Tuesday, August 5th.  And Little Big Town has confirmed that they will again host the special.  Check out this video they created to celebrate the news!

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