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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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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #7: Kyle Whitaker Band [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Butler County, Kentucky will be well-represented.  The Kyle Whitaker Band has qualified for the Battle grand finale and the guys have a chance to win $1,000 and open for Hank Jr and Charlie Daniels Band at the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #5: Hayley Beth Payne [Video]

The auditions are in the books and the playing field is set!  And the 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is will feature twelve of the best acts our annual talent search has ever attracted.  And we are spending this week here at WBKR.com introducing you to the folks who have qualified for the finale event and have earned a crack at $1,000 and the chance to open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Last year, this young lady made history as our youngest finalist ever.  And, now she's back and has again fought her way into the Battle finale.  This is Hayley Beth Payne!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #6: Boys of Broad [Video]

The 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre.  We have 12 amazing acts battling for $1,000 and the chance to open for Hank Williams Jr and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Among the finalists are Boys of Broad, the favorite sons of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  They blasted their way into the final at our Fetta auditions with a rousing rendition of "I'm From the Country."  This is great.  WATCH!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #4: Jarred Green [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Ohio County is going to be well-represented. Jarred Green has made the finals again and looks to claim the title this year.  Check out his audition from Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro.  Jarred was awesome and blew our judges away!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #3: Nick Cheek [Video]

The Battle for the Big O finale is coming up 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre and Fordsville, Kentucky will be cheering one of its own.  Nick Cheek has qualified for the Battle grand finale and has a chance to win $1,000 and open for Hank Jr and Charlie Daniels Band at the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest! Check out his audition from Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #2: Alex Macke [Video]

The 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is Saturday, July 26th at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre.  We have 12 amazing acts battling for $1,000 and the chance to open for Hank Williams Jr and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Among the group of finalists is Alex Macke.  She earned her spot in the finale with this awesome rendition of Miranda Lambert's "Famous in a Small Town."  WATCH!

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Vote Now: Owensboro’s Bayli Boling & Alexandra Watts Compete for Miss Teen and Jr. Teen United States

This is an exciting week for two Owensboro beauty queens.  Bayli Boling, the reigning Miss Teen Kentucky United States, and Alexandra Watts, the current Miss Jr. Teen Kentucky, are headed to Washington D.C. to compete for national titles in their divisions.  And, YOU can help them in their quest.  Both girls are in the running in the competition for Most Photogenic and they need YOUR votes!

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WBKR Battle for the Big O Finalist #1: The Josh Merritt Band [Video]

The auditions are in the books and the playing field is set!  And the 2014 Battle for the Big O finale is going to feature 12 of the best acts our annual talent search has ever attracted.  And we are going to spend this week here at WBKR.com introducing you to the folks who have qualified for the finale event and have earned a crack at $1,000 and the chance to open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest.  Our very first audition this season was at Owensboro Music Center and the very first act that qualified for the finals . . . the Josh Merritt Band.  These guys are awesome!

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Final Battle For The Big O Audition This Saturday at Show Me’s

Do you know someone who has the talent to stand on stage and open the 2014 Big O Music Festival?  Well, they need to come see us THIS WEEK!  Our final Battle for the Big O audition of the season is Saturday evening at Show Me's of Owensboro.  So far, we have seen an incredible amount of talent and have filled eleven spots in our finale event.  Just a couple more slots remain.   Get full details and find out who's already qualified for the finale here!!

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Friday Night Fireworks at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are celebrating Friday Night Fireworks at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari by giving you the chance to win tickets every Friday through August 1st.  Last Friday, I went over to Santa Claus to broadcast live and catch the fireworks for myself.  Check this out!  I happened to capture the grand finale and it was absolutely awesome!

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Ticket Sales Continue for the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest [Video]

As you know, The 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest is going old school!   Hank Williams Jr. and Charlie Daniels Band are coming to town and we've got your ticket info and full Big O line-up here at WBKR.com!

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