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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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Multimedia Weather Briefing for Winter Storm [Video]

The tristate is bracing for another winter blast and the National Weather Service indicates this latest storm could be one of the biggest of the season.  Parts of the WBKR listening area are under a Winter Storm Warning.  Other parts face an Ice Storm Warning.  Here's the latest multimedia briefing from the NWS office in Paducah.

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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Parts of Tristate

The Winter Storm Watch that was issued Friday for the tristate has turned into a warning for many parts of the WBKR listening area.  And that warning could eventually spread to other counties as a powerful winter storm threatens to bring snow and ice to the tristate.  Get the latest details from the National Weather Service here!

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Winter Storm Watch in Effect for Parts of Tristate

You have got to be kidding me!  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for parts of the tristate.  And, according to Eyewitness News meteorologist Ron Rhodes, we could see SIGNIFICANT snow and ice accumulations this weekend.  UGH!  Here's what we're looking at right now.

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Update: Convicted Cop Killer Denied Parole

You all have helped make a difference and proven there really is power in the people.  Truly.  A few weeks back here at WBKR.com we told you how Michelle Wiesman of Owensboro was working with family members to secure petition signatures to keep her brother's killer behind bars.  And we are pleased to report that it worked! 

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Former WBKR Staffer Matthew Alan Hughes Releases Horror Novel

We always say working for WBKR can be scary.  LOL!  Matthew Alan Hughes (a.k.a. Matt), who worked for us for five years, knows this all too well.  But now Matt is taking "scary" a step further and is set to release a brand new horror novel called The Wheel of Misfortune.  Wanna know what it's about and how you can get a copy?

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City of Owensboro Announces Moonlight Ride for St. Jude

Here at WBKR, we are so excited to be involved with a brand new event here in the City of Owensboro.  And we're even more thrilled that the Moonlight Ride will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Here's the scoop on what we have planned for this exciting moonlight bike ride!

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Owensboro Girl Crowned Miss Teen Kentucky United States

Bayli Boling once dreamed of being Miss Daviess County.  A couple of years ago, that dream came true.  Then she set her sights on being crowned Miss Teen Kentucky.  And guess what?  Over the weekend in Lexington, that dream came true as well and, now, Bayli is headed to Washington D.C. to compete for the national crown!

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Kizzy Sees Large Asteroid Zoom by Earth [Audio]

Did you know that a gigantic asteroid the size of three football fields flew by Earth Monday?  Not kidding.  It really did.  In fact, Asteroid 2000 EM 26 was so close to our planet that the Slooh Space Camera was streaming a webcast of the thing.  That certainly got Kizzy's attention and she was a nervous wreck.  But, unfortunately yet hysterically, our version of Chicken Little got some of the facts a bit confused in her head.  LISTEN!

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