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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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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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Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
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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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Photo courtesy of Vicki Ellis
Photo courtesy of Vicki Ellis
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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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The Sweatin’ for St. Jude Photo Shoot [Photos]

We are just days away from our first-ever Sweatin' for St. Jude event and Jaclyn and I are gearing up to spend 12 hours on side-by-side treadmills at the Owensboro Family YMCA.  To give you an idea of what to expect, Jac and I went over to the Y to become acquainted with our treadmills and pose for some publicity shots.  And, naturally, it was a hot mess.

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The “We Hate Pop Country” Facebook Page

Just ask Hartford resident Bradley Wayne Jackson what he thinks about pop country music.  He rants about it on Facebook constantly and he cracks me up every single time. As you can tell from the photo above, Brad has a pretty strong opinion about the state of the country union.  And, about a week ago, I noticed that Brad found himself a social network for folks just like him.  It's the We Hate Pop Country Facebook page and it's pretty darn funny.

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Category: Country, Humor, Newsletter
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Brantley Gilbert Presale Underway Today

Brantley Gilbert fans!!  Here at WBKR.com, we are giving you the exclusive chance to get your tickets for the "Let It Ride" Tour BEFORE they go on sale to the general public Friday.  In fact, the radio presale is underway at 10am and we have everything you need to get your tickets TODAY!

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