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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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Undefeated: Sneak Preview of WBKR’s 2014 St. Jude Song [Video]

Jaclyn and I are so excited to share with you our St. Jude song for this year's radiothon.  A couple of weeks ago, we were in the studio with Matt Gray at Gray Sky Music and thought we'd give you a little sample of what to expect.  Take a listen!

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Photo by Patty Moore
Photo by Patty Moore
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What Books Did You Read in Your Elementary School Library?

To get ready for the Read Across America event Saturday at Towne Square Mall, I stopped by to see librarian Patti Moore at Newton Parrish Elementary school.  As soon as I walked in the room and saw the shelves full of books, I had instant flashbacks to the library at Thruston Elementary School where Mrs. Nation was the librarian.  And almost just as instantly, I started recalling the books that she used to read us and the ones I used to love reading myself.  And, to my surprise, many of the same books were at Newton Parrish.  LOOK!

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What Happens if You Play a Country Music Song Backwards? [Video]

We've all the joke, right?  What happens when you play a country song backwards?  Answer- you get your wife back, your trailer back, your dog back, your job back!  Well, that joke is the inspiration behind a brand new song from a California college kid.  And it's called, appropriately, "Country Backwards."  Check out the video!

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Jerry Morris
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Pre-Order St. Jude BBQ from Jerry Morris & the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team

The 2014 WBKR St. Jude Radiothon presented by Poole's Pharmacy Care is this Thursday and Friday and Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team will again be serving up delicious barbecue outside Shoe Stop at Towne Square North.  And, new this year, you can actually pre-order.  Get details here!!

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Photo courtesy of Angie Tutt/Towne Square Mall
Photo courtesy of Angie Tutt/Towne Square Mall
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Chad Celebrates Read Across America Day at Towne Square Mall

Today marks the 17th annual Read Across America Day.  But here in Owensboro, celebrations got an early start with a huge Dr. Seuss-themed event at Towne Square Mall Saturday.  And I was on hand to read the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax!

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The St. Jude Celebrity Phone Bank Line-Up [Photos]

This year's Celebrity Phone Bank for the WBKR St. Jude Radiothon is the biggest we have ever had and Jaclyn and I are so excited to welcome some our best friends and musicians to the event.  Wanna sneak peek at who'll be joining us?  Check this out!

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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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