Wake up every weekday morning with The WBKR Waking Crew with Moon Mullins and Chad Benefield. It’s brought to you daily by Phillips Enterprises and Recycling Centers. The WBKR Waking Crew brings you the best in country music and lots of laughs . . . guaranteed!
Tune in for local Eyewitness News with Randy Moore at 6am, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 plus, weather from meteorologist Ron Rhodes. Plus, we have daily Farm Reports at 6am and 7 each morning and Sports with Chad at 6:30 and 7:30.
In addition to great local news coverage, Moon and Chad offer up entertainment news with a cast of characters:
Country Quickies at 6:40am
Kizzy at 6:50am
Monica the Twitter Gal at 7:10am
Jimmy Parrot at 7:20
Nashville Kat at 7:40
And our brand new feature, Nothing but ‘Net’ at 8:10! In “Nothin’ but ‘Net’ we give you our takes on the Internet’s hottest topics.
And don’t forget, during American Idol season, we are joined by our Idol expert Steve Thompson who gives his predictions about who stays and who goes! And, this year, we throw NBC’s The Voice into the mix!
So, join us for The WBKR Waking Crew. We promise we’ll start your day off with a smile!
Sara Evans is coming to Owensboro to help open our new Convention Center! Her appearance was announced at a press conference held downtown yesterday. She will be the headliner of a big dinner January 31. Wow, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Second Street band, painter Aaron Kizer and the Jimmy Church Band will also perform. The 169,000 square foot center will be open to the public for free tours on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Willis clan will perform a free show, too. Giant TV screens will show the UK game Saturday and then Sunday night some big game will be played and shown on the screens as well. 2,000 tickets for Sara's show and dinner will be $100! Yikes! Various non-profits around town will sell them. Details to come. Now more about Sara ...
CHRISTMAS COOKIES by George Strait
Five things you may not know.
In our Facebook Tad Poll this morning I asked what's your favorite Christmas Cookie? Which made me think of "Christmas Cookies", One of the seasonal favorites by George Strait. I rounded up some ingredients to add to the bowl. Now, let's stir it up, put it on a cookie sheet and enjoy!
Well, we have been speculating for months if Garth Brooks would indeed go back on tour. Now we know. He announced on 'Good Morning America' this morning that he's going on tour in 2014 -- and no one was more surprised than him.
We had a blast at the Ultimate Dirty Santa Party at The Hines Center. We have had this event for three years in a row now and it is always hilarious, a touch irreverent and a great, unique and fun way to spend a Saturday night! One of the highlights of this year's party involved a new line of weight loss shakes. Watch what happens when I force Jaclyn to sample one . . . at room temperature!!
It seems everyone has an opinion about Carrie Underwood's performance in Thursday's live performance of The Sound of Music on NBC. The reviews are mixed. Some loved it and thought she was brave for stepping up and tackling the role. Others thought her acting was flat and she was outperformed by her more seasoned cast. My opinion is somewhere in the middle. Look. Carrie Underwood is, first and foremost, a country/pop singer. That's what she is. That's what she does. While she may not have the most powerful set of acting chops, she sang the role of Maria Von Trapp incredibly well. And she did it by holding her own against some of Broadway's biggest divas. Wanna meet them?
Okay, Mother Nature threw us a curvevball last Saturday and dumped ice and a half a foot of snow on our Run Run Rudolph 5K. But that's not going to stop us or the Santa Claus Land of Lights from hosting this event. In fact, we have REOPENED online registrations and are ready to show you our official Run Run Rudolph t-shirts, antlers and very shiny noses! LOOK!
And, 5 things you may want to know about the little holiday ditty.
The great Johnny Marks, who passed away in 1985. All my professional life from 1966 to his death, Johnny would call radio stations and urge them to play his Christmas songs
It's almost here. WBKR's first-ever Run Run Rudolph 5K inside the LED story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Santa Claus Land of Lights. To give you an idea how cool and fun this race/walk is going to be, I threw on some antlers and went inside. Check this out!
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