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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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Update: “The Leg” Adds to Her Tattoo Collection at CMA Music Fest [Video]

Last week here at WBKR.com, we introduced you to "The Leg."  Robyn Patrylo is a die-hard country music fan.   She LOVES country music and has the autographs of various country music stars tattooed permanently on her legs.  Shortly after I published my story about her, Robyn contact me to tell me she officially added to her collection.  Check out her latest artwork and find out which country music artist it features!

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Brandon Chase from The Voice Season 5 Releases Debut Song [Video]

One of the highlights of our trip to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival was meeting Brandon Chase.  Brandon competed in Season 5 of NBC's The Voice.  Brandon represented Team Blake on the show and has followed his mentor's steps to Nashville.  And he's just released the video for his debut single "One."  Check it out!

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Bizarre Photo of Chad Gets Tweeted by Country Music Tattle Tale [Photo]

What can I say?  We were delirious.  Jaclyn and I had been in Nashville for two straight days.  We had been on the air for 15 hours covering every single inch of the 2014 CMA Music Festival.  And we just needed to sit down inside the Nashville Convention Center for a few minutes, recharge our phones and our legs.  But that's when it hit me.  I saw an opportunity to do something really silly and I did it.  I just didn't realize that some writers for the website Country Music Tattle Tale were watching me do it.  LOOK!

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Photo from Randy Halbig
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Fundraiser This Sunday for Local St. Jude Patient Ben Halbig

His family is calling it the Ben-efit.  And Sunday at Maloney's in Owensboro, the extended family of Ben Halbig is throwing a fundraiser for him.  Since February, Ben has been battling cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

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Chad Scares the Crap Out of Jaclyn at CMA Music Festival [Video]

This was my favorite moment of the 2014 CMA Music Festival.  Jaclyn and I had a blast covering the event and got tons of great photos and videos.  But THIS was my favorite.  Watch what I did to Jaclyn when she took a potty break at the Nashville Convention Center.  I hid . . . and let my video camera roll.

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Owensboro Couple at George Strait’s Farewell Concert [Photos]

My dear friend Suzanne Northern Blazar knows how to give a birthday gift.  And this year she gave her husband Joe a gift that's now part of country music history!  She gave him tickets to George Strait's final concert in Dallas.  And she took some amazing photos and agreed to share them with us and you.  Check these out!

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Chad & Jaclyn Star in New Chamber Danger Laser Tag Movie [Video]

Each month at Rooster Booster, the monthly Owensboro-Daviess County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, I unveil a brand new Chamber Danger video.  In this month's installment, we took two teams of five to Ozone Laser Tag on Triplett Street in Owensboro to film a video about team building.  Well, okay, EXTREME team building.  This is pretty funny and Jaclyn and I were ready for war!  WATCH!

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Parmalee Spoofs Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball with Fireball [Video]

This is great!  On Friday, inside the HGTV Lodge at CMA Music Festival, Parmalee shared their parody version of Miley Cyrus' hit song "Wrecking Ball."  Their version . . . "Fireball".  LOL!  If you've ever had shots of Fireball, you will relate to this song in a second.  Check it out and their explanation for writing it.  HILARIOUS!

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The Leg: Woman Gets Country Music Star Autographs Tattooed on her Legs [Video]

Jaclyn and I love going to and broadcasting from the CMA Music Festival every year.  And this gal is one of the reasons why.  Meet Robyn Patrylo, otherwise known as The Leg!  Yep.  She LOVES country music and has the autographs of various country music stars tattooed permanently on her legs.  Check this out!

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(Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)
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Homeade Mosquito Repellent Recipe

Remember last week?  I posted a blog called Five Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes with Household Products!  The blog featured tips on how to use beer, dish detergent, fabric softener sheets, Listerine and garlic to combat those little blood-sucking, vein-draining pests.  Well, check this out.  It appears there may be a recipe for a homemade repellent that actually works.  And it's safe, quick and easy.  There are only three ingredients.  Check it out!

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