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Sign Up for Owensboro’s Color Blast 5K [Video]

Check this out!  If you've been wondering what a Color Blast 5K is, we've got you covered.  Check out this official video from the event in Los Angeles so you know what to expect when you sign up to get "Color Blasted" March 23rd in downtown Owensboro!

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Owensboro Parks And Rec’s 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash

The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 7th annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash on Saturday, March 16th. Events will consist of a 5K run/walk and a 10k run.

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Chris Herrell Caringbridge
Chris Herrell Caringbridge
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KWC Hosting A Bone Marrow Registry Drive In Honor Of Owensboro Native

Chris Herrell is 39 years old and has been married to his wife Laurie for 15 years. Chris is an Owensboro High School and Kentucky Wesleyan College graduate. He and his wife have three young children. Chris works for the Cincinnati Reds and was recently diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a rare form of blood cancer.

His only cure is a bone marrow transplant. Presently, no donors in the bone marrow registry match Chris. A match must be found to save his life.

KWC is hosting a bone marrow registry drive in honor of Chris Thursday, February 28th and Saturday, March 2nd.

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Jeanna & Ella Dreamer (image from Facebook)
Jeanna & Ella Dreamer (image from Facebook)
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Jeanna & Ella Dreamer: The St. Jude Video & Song

We first introduced you to Jeanna and Ella Dreamer two years ago during WBKR's St. Jude Radiothon.  And, you'll likely recall, they were the inspirations behind our 2012 St. Jude song "Dreamer."  This year, we decided to put faces with the names for you and make an official video for our original song.  Check this out!  It's moving, powerful and yet more testament as to why you should become a St. Jude Partner-In-Hope.

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The Official Video for “Thumbs Up” [Video]

His story truly inspired the world.  And, late last year, when Lane Goodwin's "Thumbs Up" craze spread like wildfire through the digital landscape, I think every single person who heard his story was inspired.  I know that I was.  And I decided that Lane was the perfect inspiration for this year's original St. Jude song. 

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Hey St. Jude: The Official St. Jude Video [Video]

The 2013 WBKR St. Jude Radiothon presented by Poole's Pharmacy Care is officially underway.  And THIS video pretty much sums up why we take 26 hours out of each broadcast year to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.  Check this out and watch as patients, parents, celebrities and more sing their version of The Beatles' "Hey Jude!"  This is AMAZING!

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Jerry Morris
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Jerry Morris And Angels For Ashley Are Cookin’ For St. Jude

Jerry Morris, with Angels For Ashley, cooks just about everywhere! I always tease and say he has the best butt in the Tri-State! (Actually, he does!) Of course, I'm talking about boston butt! ;) This Thursday and Friday, he and his amazing team will be cooking up just about anything you can think of at Shoe Stop (Towne Square North, Owensboro), raising money for our St. Jude Radiothon.

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Join WBKR At Chick-fil-A TODAY!

Join me today during my Midday Show at Chick-fil-A here in Owensboro! I'll be broadcasting live until 2:00pm, kicking off our 10th annual Poole's Pharmacy Care WBKR St. Jude Radiothon!

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Local Singer Kennedy McCollam Wins Kentucky Opry Singing Contest [Video]

This girl is incredible.  12-year-old Owensboro singer Kennedy McCollam recently competed in a talent competition at the Kentucky Opry.  And she slayed the competition and snagged the People's Choice award with her powerful rendition of "How Great Thou Art."  Check this out!

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Skylar Cain Wows Crowd at WBKR’s Denim & Diamond’s for St. Jude [Video]

This week here at WBKR, we are gearing up for our 2013 St. Jude Radiothon presented by Poole's Pharmacy Care.  We officially kicked off our St. Jude season with Denim and Diamonds on February 1st at the Theatre Workshop Opryhouse.  A handful of local musicians and bands joined us for that event and we raised nearly $4000 in a single night!  There was a huge collection of talent on the stage, but we all agree that one singer stole the hearts of everyone in the theatre.  Check out Skylar Cain and her AMAZING rendition of "Blue Moon of Kentucky!"

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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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