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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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3rd Annual River City Festival of Films Set for March 1st at Owensboro Convention Center

In 2011, the first River City Festival of Films was held in an empty unit at Towne Square Mall and proved to be enough of a success that we now have a third one.

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WKU Owensboro Chapter Alumni Event To Include Basketball Game

The Western Kentucky University Owensboro Alumni chapter is hosting an the 'Dinner, Drinks and Tour of the Augenstein Alumni Center', Saturday, February 1st. Tour the beautiful new Augenstein Alumni Center and enjoy the men's basketball game against Texas State that evening!

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Owensboro Filmmaker P.J. Starks’ New Film Series Begins Saturday [VIDEO]

Owensboro filmmaker P.J. Starks has been enjoying great success with his Unscripted film series project. His next series--Unscripted 3: The Next Indie Film Xperience--begins Saturday at the Daviess County Public Library.

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The Evansville Courier & Press Wedding & Prom Showcase Has Been Rescheduled!

Attention all brides! The Evansville Courier & Press has decided to move the Wedding & Prom Showcase to Sunday, January 12, 2014.

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Brasher/Bogue’s ‘By God’ Used for San Diego’s Military Pit Crew Challenge [VIDEO]

Andy Brasher sent me an email containing some cool news. It seems awareness of Brasher/Bogue's song "By God" has spread to the west coast.

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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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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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Luke Bryan’s ‘Drink a Beer’ Is #1 on the 2013 Big BKR Smackdown [VIDEO]

12 hours. 92 songs. More than 2000 votes. And one #1 song -- "Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan. Here it is, along with the rest of the Top Ten.

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New Year’s Eve Lock-In for Teens

If you are looking for a safe way to let your teens enjoy New Year’s Eve, you may want to check this out.

Audubon Area Community Services is hosting a New Year’s Eve lock in at the Owensboro YMCA

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The 2014 Polar Bear Plunge Set for Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center

It's that time again.  And, yes!  Here at WBKR, we are going to be Freezin' for a Reason at the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.  It's Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center in Philpot and we'll be among the hundreds of folks who suck it up, throw caution to the shrinkage-inducing wind and jump into the icy cold waters of The Hines Center lake.  Here are some video highlights from last year's Plunge!

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The Big BKR Smackdown Begins: What is the #1 Country Song of 2013?

Today's the day!  The Big BKR Smackdown begins at 7am this morning here on WBKR and we're letting YOU vote for your favorite song of 2013!  Here's how it works.  We are taking the top songs of the year and putting them head-to-head-to-head right here on the radio.  We'll start with 92 songs and, by the time the Smackdown is over, you'll have narrowed that list down to just one .  . the tristate's favorite song of 2013.  Wanna know what time your favorite songs will be competing today and how you can vote?  Here's the full list of first round match-ups.  Check it out!

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