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Big O Music Fest – Party Pics

It's finally HERE!  Check back often to see the latest pictures from the Big O Music Fest! 

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Sneak Peek At Big O Music Fest Stage

Saturday is the Big O Music Fest! Blake Shelton, Tracy Lawrence, JoDee Messina, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Joanna Smith, yours truly and Battle For the Big O Champion Brian Hart will take the stage at Reid's Orchard! Here's the timeline.

Speaking of the stage... wanna see a beginning sneak peek of what it looks like?!?

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CYP’s Lady In Red Event

Chamber Young Professionals (CYP) provides a great opportunity for professionals 40 years and younger to network and to educate themselves on important issues facing the Greater Owensboro area. The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce encourages members to become more involved throughout the community and to serve as future leaders.

Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Lady in Red event is CYP's biggest fundraising event of the year.  This year they are looking into several different projects to support such as scholarships for high school seniors and improvements downtown.

This year will be the 4th annual event.  It will be held a the RiverPark Center's Woodland's Plaza from 8:00 PM - midnight on August 25.

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Owensboro Goes Back in Time to 1492 This Week [Video]

Ah, if you enjoy sailing and history  as much as I do, you'll enjoy this week in the Big O. There is nothing so exhilarating as taking the helm of a wooden ship and setting sail for Tahiti or other far flung lands.

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Sneak Peak of Downtown Owensboro’s New Smothers Park [Video]

We are just a couple of weeks away from the grand opening of the all-new Smothers Park in downtown Owensboro.  Renovation and redesign of this park is a centerpiece of the efforts to revitalize the Owensboro riverfront and it will be officially unveilved August 23rd through the 25th!  But, thanks to Owensboro Parent, we have been given a SNEAK PEAK  into what the new park looks like and the features it has in store.  This is VERY cool!  So, come on!  Take a look.  You're gonna love it!

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Relaxation Expert Works Chad’s Nerves…in a Good Way [VIDEO]

His name is Michael Beasley. And we here at WBKR are huge fans. Mike has helped us all relax in a most unusual way. Of course, to Mike, there's nothing unusual about it.

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WKU Owensboro’s 2012 Picnic

Western Kentucky University's Owensboro campus is hosting a picnic for new and returning students in the area on Thursday, August 9th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. All alumni, family and friends are invited to play games and win door prizes! The event will feature local musicians Heath Eric and Molly G and hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided by ATMOS Energy

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Andy Brasher Visits WBKR, Part II [VIDEO]

Well, after a little begging and a minor threat, Youtube finally behaved and began uploading at an acceptable pace. Hence, we have the second video from Andy Brasher's visit to the WBKR studios on Monday.

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Andy Brasher Visits WBKR, Part I [VIDEO]

Andy Brasher and Dustin Bogue a.k.a. Brasher/Bogue were going to stop by Monday afternoon for a little live music and then some dinner so we could discuss how to get their music promoted on a national level.

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Win Lanham Brothers Jamboree Tickets with Dave Spencer [VIDEO]

This Saturday night, Barry and Randy Lanham will once again light up the stage at Diamond Lake's Good Time Theatre with another Lanham Brothers Jamboree, beginning at 7PM.

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Smothers Park Grand Opening And Air Show In Owensboro Coming Soon [VIDEO]

The public will get its first official look at part of the new Owensboro riverfront at Smothers Park as the park's grand opening will take place during Friday After 5 on August 24th with the Owensboro Air Show on Saturday, August 25th rounding out a huge weekend for the city. Click through for all the info!

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Bridge Day And East Bridge Arts Festival 2012

The City of Owensboro recently announced that Bridge Day is returning! Last year to celebrate the re-opening of the Blue Bridge, people were invited to walk or bike across the bridge and it was so exciting! This year the event is set for Saturday, September 8th in conjunction with the East Bridge Arts Festival (presented by Studio Slant).

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