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Join WBKR For Kids Helping Kids Thursday [VIDEO]

It's no secret how dedicated we all are here at WBKR to the cause of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our entire community has taken it upon itself to continue to fight for childhood cancer research and that extends to our kiddos, as well. On Thursday, two of my favorite kids will be here at the station to raise money for the "sick babies".
My Carsyn planted and picked some punkins' that she'll be selling for a donation and Gavin Howard will be here with t-shirts for sale that he designed!
Check out this video Carsyn made telling you all about her punkins...

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Christmas Wish Proudly Presents the 27th Annual Toy Run

Coming up on Saturday November 1st the 27th Annual Toy Run presented by Christmas Wish will be beginning at American Legion Post #9.

On the CB Radio Show we spoke with Robbie Robertson joined us and told us the good news of last year and that they have a few extra surprises in store for the folks to make this year one to remember

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The 10,000 Pound Challenge Wraps-Up Saturday!

Ross Medical Education Center presents the 10,000 Pound Challenge! They challenge all local businesses and families to donate pet products and food for the Owensboro Humane Society.

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KWC Up ‘Til Dawn Holding Benefit Concert For St. Jude

This is really neat. Our friends from Up 'Til Dawn over at Kentucky Wesleyan College are holding a benefit concert on Thursday, October 9th and they will be raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

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Photo by Jenny Howard
Photo by Jenny Howard
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Gavin Howard Unveils New St. Jude T-Shirts [Photos]

Last year, during the WBKR/Poole's Pharmacy Care St. Jude Radiothon, Gavin Howard, of Knottsville, Kentucky, made a whopping presentation to our tote board.  He brought in an envelope containing $12,000!  He made that money selling t-shirts he designed.  With our 2015 Radiothon just about 5 months away, Gavin is at it again.  He has a new design and even bigger fundraising goal in mind.

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WBKR Visits The Daniel Pitino Shelter [VIDEO]

WBKR visited The Daniel Pitino Shelter Tuesday, kicking off our "It's Time" community service campaign and I think I can speak for everyone when I say, we left feeling extremely blessed and thankful. We had the pleasure of serving lunch to 175 people and a much better understanding of what the Pitino Shelter really offers this community.

Take a look as James and I discuss the shelter.

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Here At WBKR, We Think “It’s Time” To Help

How many times do you see a fundraiser, non-profit organization or someone in need and think... "Someone should help them"? Well, here at WBKR, we think "It's Time" for us to help... All of us. We have such an amazing Tri-State community and we know that you can and will help out good causes right here. We will be focusing on several non-profits and local businesses thru the year and we'll be asking for YOUR help. We could be cleaning up a cemetery or running a blood drive, you just never know, but we will helping.

Our first project with It's Timeis Tuesd

ay, September 30th and we'll be serving lunch at the Daniel Pitino Shelter. Now, here's where YOUR help comes in...

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Research Concierge Hosting Fundraising Cookout Saturday

I've said it before and I'll say it again... Jerry Morris has the best butt in the Tri-State! Don't raise your eyebrows at me, it's true, ha! If you've never experienced his cooking, Saturday is your day! Go ahead and get your food for the weekend taken care of now!

Research Concierge is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, September 20th from 1p-3p at 1010 Allen Street, Owensboro. This is a pre-sale event only (pick-up during the event), selling chickens, ribs and butts. Meat will be cooked by Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley cooking team. 

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Third Annual ‘Healthy Owensboro 5K Run/Walk’ September 20th

Now that the weather has cooled off, a 5K, no matter if you decide to run in or walk it, will be a little bit more tolerable. The Junior League of Owensboro will hold its 3rd Annual "Healthy Owensboro 5K Run/Walk" Saturday, September 20.

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Bengals Retain Player To Support His Daughter Battling Cancer

Football is so much more than just what happens on the field and the Cincinnati Bengals get it. Devon Still was recently cut from the Bengals active roster. Devon, after playing for the Bengals for a few years was coming off an injury and recently distracted by a family illness. Devon's four year-old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer, in June. As you can imagine, Devon's job was the last thing on his mind.

The Bengals then did something beyond the gridiron... they did something amazing.

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Chamber Danger: Chad’s Ice Bucket Challenges in Downtown Owensboro

This month, for my Chamber Danger video series for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, I took buckets of water and coolers of ice to Smothers Park downtown.  And I followed strangers around challenging them to let me dump freezing cold water on their heads.  You'll be surprised how many said "Yes!"  LOL!.  Watch this.

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Cruisin’ for a Cure Benefit Set for September 13th

Classics cars and motorcycles will once again patrol the streets of Muhlenberg County during a poker run on September 13th. "Kaylea's Krusaders" will be Cruisin' for a Cure.

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