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Local Stars Come Out for St. Jude Radiothon’s Celebrity Phone Bank

Our 10th annual WBKR St. Jude Radiothon presented by Poole's Pharmacy Care is coming up Thursday and Friday, February 21st and 22nd.  And, again, we have many local celebrities and musicians joining us to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.  This year's line-up is our biggest and best yet and we are THRILLED so many folks are sharing their voices, music and talents to help us in our efforts.  Check out the full schedule of entertainment!

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William: Our SPARKY Pet of the Week
William: Our SPARKY Pet of the Week
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Meet William: WBKR’s SPARKY Pet of the Week

This little guy was so sad when he stopped by the WBKR studios this morning.  His sister was adopted Wednesday evening and the little fella was left all alone.  So, he nestled himself against Roxianne the Receptionist and started to melt hearts all around the office.  If you are interested in giving William a new forever home, KEEP READING!

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(image from Oscar.com)
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Oscar Viewing Party at The Victory Theatre in Evansville

Now, before you get too excited, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are NOT going to be here in Evansville!  But this is REALLY cool anyway.  The 85th Annual Academy Awards are set for Sunday, February 24th and The Victory Theatre in Evansville is throwing a big red carpet-inspired viewing event!

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Jimmy Parrot’s Plungers Plunge for Special Olympics Kentucky [Video]

Jaclyn complains, moans and groans.  Dave Spencer whimpers like a 7-week-old puppy.  And I scream, "This is gonna suck!"  That's typically how the Polar Bear Plunge goes each year when we jump into The Hines Center lake to help raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.  And, this past weekend, we suited up again and prepared ourselves for a plunge into 22-degree water.  Standing with us was our team captain Jimmy Parrot and our friend Jeff Jackson, who we basically forced into plunging.  Here's how it played out . . .

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Kizzy Takes the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics [Video]

This is HILARIOUS!!  Saturday marked the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge at The Hines Center in Philpot and 200 plungers showed up to jump in the chilly, 22 degree waters of the Hines Center lake.  Among them was Kizzy, who joined WBKR's team, Jimmy Parrot's Plungers.  The cameras were rolling as Kizzy, decked out in a scuba suit, arm puffers and Korger bags, walked out onto the dock to prepare for her plunge.  WATCH!

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Jonathan Coomes (Facebook)
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Buffalo Wild Wings Hosting Benefit For Fallen Henderson County Firefighter

On February 14, 2012, Henderson County Firefighter Jonathan Coomes was killed by a drunk driver. This week, Buffalo Wild Wings (Owensboro) is hosting several nights to benefit his family.

Join BW's February 15th,16th and 17th where 20% of your bill will go towards The Henderson Firefighters' Charitable Fund benefiting the family of Coomes.

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Chili for Children Fundraiser This Friday at Lourdes

I'm not judgmental, but in this case I'll happily make an exception. I've been asked to judge a chili tasting competition Friday during the Chili for Children Fundraiser at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall.

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“Denim and Diamonds” St. Jude Concert Fundraiser Photos

Denim and Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is 7pm, Friday, February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  And this year's line-up in sensational.

If you are at the event, join in the fun by hashtaging your instagram photos with ##DDOwensboro and we'll get 'em up on our website too!

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Thumbs Up For Lane Goodwin
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Evansville Crush and the Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation Partner to CRUSH Cancer

The Evansville Crush and the Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation have teamed up to CRUSH Cancer on Saturday, February 2, when Crush takes on Paducah Premier. 

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The Woodabenz Debut New St. Jude Inspired Song [Audio]

Denim & Diamonds, WBKR's annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude, is this Friday night at The Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  And we are thrilled to welcome The Woodabenz, who will be joining us for the show.   And we're even more excited to announce that they'll be performing their brand new song, "Shine Your Light," live!  We debuted the song this morning on The WBKR Waking Crew!  If you missed, you can listen here at WBKR.com!

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“Denim and Diamonds” This Friday Night! [Video]

You do NOT want to miss it.  Denim and Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is 7pm, Friday, February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  And this year's line-up in sensational.  Check it out and get your tickets NOW!

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Local Artist Aaron Kizer Explains Meaning Behind “The Black Print” Project [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are huge fans of local artist Aaron Kizer.  Personally speaking, I think Aaron is just amazing.  His talent is undeniable and people around the world have taken notice.  But, those of us who know him personally know that Aaron is much more than a guy with a paint brush.  He is an artist with a heart as pure and as beautiful as the creations he paints on canvas.  Because of this and his charitable commitments and offerings around the community, I just had a hunch I should jump on board his Black Print project.  Sure, it sounded a little ridiculous to spend $30 on a sheet of paper that was simply painted black.  But, I think everyone who bought a print knew that there was going to be something very impactful in doing so.  Turns out, there was!

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