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Dave Spencer's mom, Sue, circa 1952. (Photo courtesy of the Dave Spencer family)
Dave Spencer's mom, Sue, circa 1952. (Photo courtesy of the Dave Spencer family)
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St. Jude Radiothon Sparks Long-Forgotten Memories

It was a simple phone call to inform my mom that the Louisville/Cincinnati basketball game was on ESPN--she graduated from U of L in 1954. Just a simple phone call. Then the gears started turning, connections were made, and my mother suddenly remembered an amazing story from her time spent at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 1952 as part of her training curriculum. So she wrote the following essay:

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WKU Releases McDonald as Coach

Ken McDonald has been released as WKU’s head men’s basketball coach, Director of  Athletics Ross Bjork announced Friday. Ray Harper, former Kentucky Wesleyan Head Coach, will serve as the interim coach.

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Bethany Clarke/Dan Kitwood/Alex Wong/Michael Bradley, Getty
Bethany Clarke/Dan Kitwood/Alex Wong/Michael Bradley, Getty
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25 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

Bethany Clarke/Dan Kitwood/Alex Wong/Michael Bradley, Getty

Christmas is full of familiar traditions: carving the ham, leaving cookies out for Santa, listening to Uncle Morty talk about his gall bladder removal surgery while you’re trying to enjoy some egg nog. These

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Looking for Something Unpredictable to Do This Weekend?

  • Today – Friday your old computers, monitors, printers and so forth can be recycled at OMU on Tamarack Rd.  It celebrates Public Power Week which ends today.
  • Join Steve Horn today 4:00 to 6:00pm in the lobby of The Holiday Inn Express at 3220 West Parrish Avenue in Owensboro. This weekend you can bring in your antiques, your gold and silver jewelry, coins, antique firearms and more and they will pay you cash! Plus sign up this weekend to win an 82 inch Mitsubishi flat screen t.v. and Wal-Mart gift cards!

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80,000 Coca-Cola Items For Sale In Elizabethtown Saturday and Sunday

I’d wager that somewhere in your house is at least one item that has the Coca-Cola label on it. Heck, the former Coca-Cola Bottling Company building is in downtown Owensboro.

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cliff1066™, Flickr
cliff1066™, Flickr
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Dave Spencer Remembers Where He Was When the World Stopped Turning [VIDEO]

September 11th, 2001 was the second day of my vacation. I was sleeping in. The phone rang. My frantic mother was on the other end of the line asking, “Are you awake?” Now, my mother is rarely—if ever—frantic about anything. So, her tone was immediately alarming. But then she said, “We’re under attack!” It took me a moment to process that statement. “Under attack?!?” “Yes,” she continued,”New York City has been attacked!”

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Photo from saverobertsstadium.blogspot.com
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Roberts Stadium The End Of A Era [VIDEO]

Last night was the final concert at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Indiana with Kenny Chesney & Uncle Kracker. Roberts Stadium has been a landmark in Evansville since 1956 with visits from Presidents, Elvis Presley, WWE, monster trucks, baskeball games, rodeos, The Harlem Globetrotters, boxing, superstars like Garth Brooks was there in the 90's & WBKR played a major part Garth being there, I've seen Hank Williams Jr. numerous times at Roberts Stadium.

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Photos from Ebay
Photos from Ebay
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Dirty Pickin’ Stars On T.V. [VIDEO]

Always love to hear feedback from our WBKR listeners about what they may or may not like in their household, this time lets talk about television shows.  I'd have to say "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe i

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Lady Antebellum, Johnny Cash, Kathy Mattea — All in a Day in the Country by Moon July 24 [Video]

 
 

 

 

It's been two years now since Lady Antebellum's "I Run To You" is certified gold.  There have been over eight million views of this video performance.!!

 
 

 

 

2003 Johnny Cash picks up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards, for his re-make of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt"   There have been 22 millions views of that video.

 
 

 

21 years ago today, Kathy Mattea scores Gold!  "Willow In The Wind" It includes the beautiful, touching song "Where've You Been" writte

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Toby Keith Hits #1 – Sugarland is Hired -Joe Nichols is Fired — A Day in the Country – July 23[Video]

  

Wow, in 2005, Toby Keith’s "As Good As I Once Was" is #1 for six weeks! If you wanna watch him belt it out, click here.  

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A Day in the Country — July 18, 2011 — Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Rodney Atkins

On this date three years ago, Garth Brooks made a surprise appearance at Shea Stadium in New York. It was for a Billy Joel concert and the final night at that. Now, Billy wrote one of Garth's huge hits, "Shameless" and they performed it t

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An Old Doll Recording Discovered Is Older Than Moon…We Think

To the average person, this contraption looks strange, but it's how recordings were played back, oh, over 100 years ago.

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