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WBKR and Southern Star Present: The Polar Bear PUSH [Video]

12 degrees.  That's how cold the water was Saturday for the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.  12 degrees, People!  But, 157 plungers were there to jump in it anyway and help raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.  I was going to plunge too . . . but had a change of heart when my friend David Bristow, from Southern Star, offered up an additional $100 to charity if he could push me in.  Naturally, I said "Yes!"  And the cameras were rolling.

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Watch Sara Evans at Denim & Diamonds [Video]

You likely know by now that Sara Evans made a surprise appearance at our Denim & Diamonds St. Jude fundraiser last Friday night.  Here's the video!  Jaclyn and I had a ball teasing the crowd with our little secret surprise and they absolutely went nuts when they realized Sara was there.  WATCH!

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Sign Up Now for the Polar Bear Plunge [Video]

How's that for an action shot?  Just a fraction of a second after hovering above the Hines Center Lake, we were swimming in it.  And a fraction of a second after this pic was taken,  I  was swearing like Andrew Dice Clay.  And, you know what?  I'm ready to do it all over again.  The freezing AND the swearing.  LOL!  The 2014 Polar Bear Plunge is coming up Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center in Philpot and we are looking for folks to join us in raising money for Special Olympics Kentucky.

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Jason Koger’s “Handing Back” Event

Jason Koger wanted to give back to the community that gave he and his family so much support six years ago when he had an accident that left him a double-amputee. Jason lost both hands in the accident and has been overwhelmed with all the encouragement and support from so many.He decided a great way to give back... The "Handing Back with Jason Koger and Special Guests" fundraiser.

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Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
Photo courtesy of Rick Nelson/Facebook
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Register Now for 2014 Color Blast 5K in Owensboro

Last year's Color Blast 5K was a huge record-setting success.  Over 4,000 runners and walkers joined us in downtown Owensboro for the biggest 5K in the history of Daviess County.  The goal for 2014's Color Blast is 6,000 runners/walkers and registrations are already underway.  Wanna join us?  Here's how!

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American Red Cross Launches Pet First Aid App

The American Red Cross has unveiled a brand new app devoted to care and first aid for your pets.  Malissa Troutman recently visited The WBKR Waking Crew to explain the features of the app and how to get it.

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Skylar Cain to Debut New Song at Denim & Diamonds [Audio]

Last year at Denim & Diamonds, Skylar Cain simply stole the show.  That's precisely why we asked her back for our 4th annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude.  And this year during the event, Skylar will debut a brand new song called "Arms of Angels" and it is absolutely perfect for the occasion.  Take a listen to our exclusive sneak preview!

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Local Racing Team to Support Epilepsy Awareness

When the 2014 local racing season revs into action, one local team will be racing for more than just the finish line.  Mike Royal, with Royal Racing, will be behind the wheel of the #84 car, which, this year, is designed with a special mission in mind.

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Heath and Molly Did It: “Camping for Kids” in the Brutal Cold Successful

They did it!  I thought they were nuts.  Some of you thought they were crazy.  But they did it!  McLean County singing duo Heath Eric and Molly G. spent Sunday night OUTSIDE as temperatures plummeted below zero and the wind chill dipped near -30 degrees.  The duo decided to take advantage of Mother Nature's cruel January joke and turn a negative (literally) into something positive.  They decided to Camp for Kids and raise awareness for those in Western Kentucky who are cold every winter . . . because they don't have the means to buy winter coats or heat their homes.  It was a brave and risky venture, but they did it!  And the husband and wife duo called The WBKR Waking Crew this morning as they thawed to share what is was like to camp in sub-zero temperatures!

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Denim & Diamonds: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude

Here at WBKR, we are gearing up for Denim & Diamonds: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude.  It's set for Friday, January 31st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse, which was just recently renamed The Empress!  This is the 4th year for our concert event and we are excited to announce this year's line-up of acts.  Check it out!

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Knottsville Boy Sells T-Shirts for St. Jude

Gavin Howard has become a staple of the annual WBKR/Poole's Pharmacy Care St. Jude Radiothon.  His involvement started a couple of years ago when Jaclyn and I got a call during the event and were told that Gavin wanted to stop the studio and donate all of his birthday money to the kids of St. Jude.  Well, that tradition continues and last year Gavin donated over $300!  And this year, the Knottsville youngster plans to donate even more money because he is selling t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies! 

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Victory Theatre's official website
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Oscar Party Returns to The Victory Theatre in Evansville

Now THIS is how you can watch The 86th Annual Academy Awards in style!  They're set for Sunday, March 2nd and, for the second year in a row, The Victory Theatre in Evansville is throwing a big red carpet-inspired viewing event.  And this year, portions of tickets sales will support Gilda's Club Evansville.  Tickets are on sale NOW!

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