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Chad here! After 9 years of being one half of The WBKR Waking Crew, I am now one half of the all-new CB Radio Show here on WBKR! Our show runs 6a-9am CST Monday through Friday and I also co-host The BKR's Dozen Countdown with Dave Spencer each Saturday morning at 8am. In addition to flapping my lips on the air, I emcee a variety of events all over the state of Kentucky. I emcee charity functions, beauty pageants and dance competitions. I love country music. In fact, I love all kids of music. I listen to everything from Justin Moore to Katy Perry to Sam Smith to David Nail to Kings of Leon to Garth Brooks to Kelly Clarkson to J Hud and Pitbull. I love tennis, running, and reality television. When I am not working I am likely on the sectional watching The Blacklist, Project Runway, The Biggest Loser, American Horror Story, 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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When Your Kids are Home from School and You’re Trapped [Video]

Most schools in the tristate have been closed for the entire week because of our huge winter storm and our sub-zero Arctic blast!  How many of you feel like this mom?  LOL!  She is a scream.  Watch how she deals with her daughter singing "Let It Go" from Frozen over and over and over!

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Category: Humor, Videos
Hannah Hawkins via YouTube
Hannah Hawkins via YouTube
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The Taylor Swift Moonlite Bar-B-Q Shake It Off Video

Here it is!  Last month, we introduced you to local Taylor Swift super fan Hannah Hawkins, who is on a mission to get Taylor Swift to visit Moonlite Bar-B-Q here in Owensboro.  Hannah recently got a bunch of Swifties together to film a "Shake It Off" video at the restaurant and it has officially been released and tweeted to Taylor.  Cue the music and the buffet!  Let's shake it off!

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Alicia Robinson via YouTube
Alicia Robinson via YouTube
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4-Year Old Girl Sings “Fancy” by Reba [Video]

If you ever wondered what Jaclyn Graves was like at 4-years-old, this may be it!  LOL!  You have to check out this little gal singing "Fancy" by Reba.  She is so dramatic and expressive and just sings her little heart out!  And she's earned over one million YouTube views because of it!

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Category: Humor, Music, Videos
Photo by Joni Barnett
Photo by Joni Barnett
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Deputy Bennett and His Microwave “Unsafe” Bowl [Photos]

I need to remind myself to never get arrested.  I have a feeling that Deputy Raygen Bennett, with the Daviess County Detention Center, is probably going to remember this for a long time.  But you are never going to guess what happened to him yesterday at work.  Thanks to my good friend Joni Barnett (yes, I am throwing my alibi under the bus), I happened across the story of what happened when Deputy Bennett tried to use a microwave "unsafe" bowl.  It didn't go well . . . at all!  LOOK!

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Category: Humor, Newsletter, Photos
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YouTube
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Throwback Thursday: The Final Ten Minutes of 2014′s Sweatin’ For St. Jude [Video]

I am not going to lie.  When I watched this video to prepare this story, I actually cried.  I had forgotten how brutal this was.  In our first ever Sweatin' for St. Jude event, Jaclyn knocked down an astounding 32.4 miles.  I logged 50 miles . . . in one day on a treadmill inside the Owensboro Family YMCA.  As we get ready to the same thing again on Monday, the 23rd, we've decided to take a look back at last year's big finale.  And, yes.  There was blood, lots of sweat and lots of tears.

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Nathan Morris via YouTube
Nathan Morris via YouTube
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Owensboro’s Nathan Morris Covers Blake Shelton’s Lonely Tonight [Video]

We've shared some of Nathan Morris' covers before here at WBKR.com.  You've seen him tear intoSia's "Chandelier" and get "Out of the Woods" with Taylor Swift.  But now, Nathan's taking on a big old country hit.  Here's his version of "Lonely Tonight" by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe.

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Buzz:60 via YouTube
Buzz:60 via YouTube
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The World’s Most Expensive Trailer [Video]

Sammy Kershaw may have know the Queen of the Double-Wide Trailers, but this bad boy is the King of the Single-Wides!  You are not going to believe this.  Way back in 1956, a man purchased a third of an acre of land in the Hamptons for just $300.  Today that land, which is home to his mobile home, is on the market for one million dollars.  Here's the story from Buzz:60.  This is GREAT!

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Category: Humor, National News
Photo from Doug R. Lindsey
Photo from Doug R. Lindsey
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Grayson County Man Sells Bread, Milk and Eggs on Facebook

This is hilarious!  In fact, I think Doug Lindsey needs to be on the next edition of NBC's The Apprentice.  This is a guy who's got his thinking cap on and knows how to make the most of a snow situation.  He knows that when a winter storm approaches people flock to the grocery stores for three things: milk, bread and eggs.  And he knows those shelves get wiped out quickly.  So, he stocked up and decided to make some money.   Look what he posted on For Sale in Owensboro, KY!

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Category: Humor, Newsletter
(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
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Paddy O’Beach V.I.P. Tickets On Sale Now

We are gearing up for our 2nd Annual Paddy' O'Beach party at the Owensboro Convention Center.  Last year, our bands covered Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffet.  This year, we're going Southern Rock with Insulated and 80's with Nashville-based 80's cover band, Max Headroom.  Paddy O'Beach is set for Saturday, March 14th and tickets are on sale NOW.  And we highly recommend snagging V.I.P. tickets while they last.  Here's what you get!

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