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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 Listeners Name Top 5 Rides at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Earlier this week, we asked WBKR Facebook friends, in our daily TAD POLL, to name their favorite ride at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari.  The votes poured in and we got to work quickly tallying the final results.  And here they are!  The Top Five Rides at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari as voted by WBKR listeners.  I think you may be surprised when you learn what #1 is.  We were . . . and it won handily!

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60 Minutes Offers Sneak Preview of the 9/11 Museum in New York City [Video]

Country music fans can answer the question, "Where were you when the world stopped turning?"  In fact, just about everyone on the planet can. Now, tourists from around the world can remember 9/11 inside a riveting new museum located under what used to be the World Trade Center in New York City.

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The Moonlight Ride One Month Away: Register Now! [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are getting excited and geared up for the first-ever Moonlight Ride!  It's the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event that involves a 12-mile bicycle ride around the city and a huge three-hour pre-party with line dancing, Zumba and more.  Check out the official trailer and get more info here at WBKR.com.

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Wilma: The Standard Schnauzer Killing Machine [Photos]

My dog Wilma has two basic desires in life.  She wants treats and she wants to rip the flesh and skin off another animal.  Though she is basically a domestic, Wilma is a vicious hunter at heart.  And, honestly, she'd probably be a really good hunter if she wasn't 20 pounds overweight from all the treats she eats.  I have watched Wilma try to capture and murder things her whole life.  But she has never enjoyed the thrill of the kill . . . until a couple of days ago.  That's when Wilma finally realized her dream.  Twice.

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Flags For Sale for Kiwanis Club Walk of Honor

If you drove by the Daviess County Courthouse last summer, you'll likely recall seeing the front lawn decorated with dozens and dozens of American flags.  This year, the Walk of Honor returns and the Kiwanis Club of Owensboro is giving YOU the chance to honor someone special in your life with a flag featured along the Walk.

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Scary Storm Clouds Over International Bar-B-Q Festival [Video]

It seems like it always rains and storms at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro and this year was no exception.  There were two big bouts of rain on Saturday.  And Friday kicked off with a bang as storm clouds rolled in and started to swirl right above the festival.  Check this out!  I happened to have my iPhone handy and things were looking a little sketchy.

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International Bar-B-Q Festival: The Red Velvet Funnel Cake [Video]

It didn't take long for Jaclyn and I to find the most popular item at this year's International Bar-B-Q Festival in downtown Owensboro.  As soon as we started our broadcast yesterday, word was already spreading around the streets about the Red Velvet Funnel Cake.  Naturally, Jaclyn and I reacted like bloodhounds and immediately sniffed it out.  WATCH!

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The Polar Bear Plunge Will Have a New Location in 2015

After years at The Hines Center in Philpot, Owensboro's Polar Bear Plunge is moving to a new location.  And, there are some other BIG changes in store for the 2015 event.  Wanna know where the Plunge is headed and an exciting new fundraiser being cooked up?

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Ohio County High School Softball Team Honors Harlie Bryant at Annual Cancer Awareness Game

This is really neat.  Last weekend, the Ohio County High School Lady Eagles played their annual cancer awareness game.  In fact, it was the 4th straight year the squad has proudly supported "all the colors of cancer."  The guest of honor, naturally, was little Harlie Bryant, who continues to fight her well-publicized and followed battle with cancer.  She also bravely stepped to the plate during the game to take a swing of her own on the softball field.  You have to watch this!  Harlie was a champ.

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