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Andrea Behrends
Andrea Behrends
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From Dylan to Darius: The Evolution of “Wagon Wheel” [VIDEOS]

- Chris Langdon, Owensboro Bluegrass Museum

Walk into any Tri-State bar on open mike night and you are sure to hear it, ”Rock me mamma any way you feel…Heeeyyy mamma rock me.” They are lyrics from the now world-famous song “Wagon Wheel,” a song that everyone loves to sing, but not everyone knows the story behind it. It all

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Semi Nearly Hits Girl While Illegally Passing a School Bus [VIDEO]

When I was a kid, I saw, my own two eyes, two different drivers run out of the school bus on which I was riding to try to flag down or--in one case--flip off a driver who had breezed right past the stop sign that pops out when a school bus comes to a stop.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Dave Spencer Discovers Izze Brand Sparkling Juice

So far, my favorite grocery store discovery of 2014 is Izze. I call it soda. Izze calls itself "sparkling juice." I defer to Izze.

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OPD via Facebook
OPD via Facebook
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Meet Vendo: The OPD’s New K-9 [PHOTO]

The Owensboro Police Department has made an addition to its' already impressive police force... Meet Vendo! Vendo is the latest K-9 member of the OPD!

Here's more info from the OPD about the cute pup!

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Thierry Roy
Thierry Roy
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Did you Know These Well-Known Musicians are Kentucky Made?

The Bluegrass state has a rich history of singers/songwriters who were inspired by life in Kentucky.  Whether it be the Appalachians in Eastern KY or the “hollers and hills” through the central parts, these famous folks hail from and found musical muse right here in KY. Did you know these well-known musicians are KENTUCKY MADE?

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
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The Kids From “Rugrats” Would Be HOW Old?

1991. That's when the first episode of Nickelodeon's "Rugrats" aired. I grew up watching Tommy Pickles, Chuckie, Angelica, Phil and Lil and the rest of those crazy kids and still catch an episode every now and then.

You can imagine my surprise when scrolling thru my Twitter feed, I noticed a picture that The 90s Life posted about how old these kids would be now. Let's just say my mouth dropped open and it made me feel really, really old.

Go ahead, take a look... I think you'll be surprised, too!

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images for Stagecoach
Christopher Polk, Getty Images for Stagecoach
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Check Out Eric Church’s Cover On “Rolling Stone” Magazine [PHOTO]

This week, Rolling Stone magazine will release a country issue! How exciting is that?!? And... what two better country superstars than Miranda Lambert and Eric Church to represent country music on the covers!

Guess what we have?!? A sneak peek at Eric's cover! Want to see it?? Of course you do... check it out here!

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Facebook/Sara Murphy
Facebook/Sara Murphy
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Owensboro’s Sara Murphy to Appear on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss

The current season of ABC's his transformation show Extreme Weight Loss is underway.  And Sara Murphy, from Owensboro, is one of the seventeen contestants competing this year.  While the air date of Sara's episode has not been announced yet, we are encouraging her friends, family, friends and our WBKR listeners to visit her official Extreme Weight Loss Facebook page and LIKE it!  Get details here!

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Kenneth King/Dream Copy Photography
Kenneth King/Dream Copy Photography
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Battle for the Big O Auditions Begin Saturday at Owensboro Music Center

The Battle for the Big O, the tristate's premiere talent contest is back!  And our first audition is THIS Saturday at Owensboro Music Center.  It's your chance to win $1,000 and open the 2014 Liquid Ninja Big O Music Fest on Saturday, August 16th.  Do you have what it takes to stand on the stage and open for country music legends like Hank Williams Jr, The Charlie Daniels Band and more?  If so, we invite you to join us for our open-call auditions.  Here's the full list of dates and our complete set of rules.

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Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
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Fetta Specialty Pizza To Host Monthly St. Jude Benefit

I'm torn between the Mashed Potato and the Margaritaville pizza as my favorite... you? Oooh, don't forget those awesome bread knots! I'm, of course, talking about the awesome food at Fetta! If you haven't tried Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro, now's the time. Starting this Thursday, June 5th, Fetta will host a St. Jude benefit, and will continue the first Thursday of every month.

Here's how it's gonna work...

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925wbkr via YouTube
925wbkr via YouTube
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Andy Brasher & Josh Merritt Preview ‘Brasher/Bogue and Real Friends’ with Live WBKR Performance [VIDEO]

Saturday afternoon, the gates will open at Kentucky Motor Speedway in Whitesville at 2:30 for Brasher/Bogue and Real Friends, an exciting day and night of live music at the track.

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Cristiano Ribeiro, Thinkstock
Cristiano Ribeiro, Thinkstock
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Drowning Doesn’t Always Look Like Drowning: Signs To Look For

It happens every year. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer, there's always a story on the news reporting an accidental drowning of a child. I think when us parents see that, we rush the unimaginable of that happening to us out of our minds as quickly as we can. I think we stupidly also think, "Well, I'd know if my child was drowning". That's not true at all.

The signs of drowning aren't always what you see in the movies. Drowning can be a very quiet, splash-free accident.

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