The Star City is my home. I began my broadcasting career in 1973 as a junior at
During those year's I worked at 1240 WROV, K92 from 1980 to 1992, and in
I spent five and a half years at Your Hometown Station - WDBJ7 doing News 7 Mornin' before returning to my deep, deep "radio roots" in 1997.
In March 2008, I came in third place in City Magazine's "Best Radio Personalities." I've always said, I have the best listeners in the world. Thank-you so much for tuning in every day. It wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you.
I love doing mornings. However, the 3A alarm comes early. You know what they say, "early to bed, early to rise..." Well, I'm still waiting on the "wealthy" part to that one.
My wife, Glenna and I, were married in 1989. It was the "best thing" that ever happened to me. That was also our "first dance" song at our wedding.
We have four kids - Snuggles, Kisses, Tigger and Michael (all with four legs and tails.) They're the purrrr-fect kids.
Gas is selling for 18 cents a gallon in Venezuela. Road trip!
Over 2.1 million PS4's have been sold. **I know what Santa's bringing you for Christmas.
ESPN’s SEC Network, CBS Sports and Fox Sports all want Tim Tebow to join their college football broadcast team.
On Monday night, Seattle Seahawks fans set a new world record for the loudest outdoor sports stadium. The crowd noise reached 137.6 decibels and registered on a nearby seismometer as a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake.
Changes coming to next year's Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon. The April 26 race will feature a 10K option, called the "Star K," to go along with the full and half marathons. Organizers have replaced a portion of the course that travels along the Roanoke River Greenway because of repeated flooding.
December 4th is the 338th day of the year. 21 days left until Christmas.
Today is Wear Brown Shoes Day, National Dice Day, National Cookie Day and Santas' List Day
--1880, Levi Strauss created Levi's Jeans .. he sold his very first pair the next day
--1980, Led Zeppelin disbanded
--1987, Madonna filed for a divorce from Sean Penn
--1988, Roy Orbison performed his final concert in Akron, Ohio. He died two days later
--1991, Pan Am stopped flying
Reveal magazine claims Steve Chapman not only sleepwalks, but also paints and cooks while asleep. He tells the magazine he has Kleine-Levin Syndrome, or 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome', and can sleep for months at a time without waking up.
"My wife once came home and found a stepladder in the lounge. I'd painted the ceiling but I couldn't remember it. Another time she found the wrappers from dozens of chocolate strewn across the room. And I often cook myself meals. It can be very distressing for my wife Doreen, it took years for doctors to discover what was wrong.'' How did you sleep last night?
The average woman has about 12 of these...what is it? No winner today. The answer is "pounds to lose."
The Voice ... James Wolpert and Matthew Schuler were in the bottom two. Matthew sang his last song.
On The Biggest Loser - Reuben is eliminated.
Billy Joel plans for a residency at New York's Madison Square Garden arena. He'll perform a show a month, as long as there is demand, starting Jan. 27. The first four previously announced shows -- Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April 18 -- are sold out. Must be that New York State of Mind.
12.1 million viewers watched The Walking Dead on Sunday.
The Kardashians spent $250,000 producing their Christmas card. Have you seen the card? I can't figure it out. See it.
Another TV celebrity has died in an accident. Bill Beckwith - co-host of the HGTV show "Curb Appeal" - was killed in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco yesterday.
'Fast & Furious 7' production on hold after Paul Walker's death.
Katy Perry is the newest UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
So how popular are "selfie's"? Just look...
Photo credit Instagram
Star Wars: Episode VII won’t be in theaters for another two years. Until then, may the force be with you.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center on NBC. The 81st-annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York. Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande and Jewel will be performing tonight.
Mariah Carey will join Aretha Franklin, Train and other entertainers who will perform during the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Friday. 'Glee' star Jane Lynch will host the event.
"The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields gave birth to her second son yesterday. Mom and little Quincy are doing well.
The Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre in Lynchburg is bringing comedian Paula Poundstone to the Hill City on Friday, January 17th. Showtime: 8P. Tickets: $36 / Call: 434-846-8499. Visit here.
Christmas Specials on TV tonight.
Congrats to Luke Bryan, named CMT Artist of the Year last night. Alabama presented Florida Georgia Line with the CMT Artists of the Year award last night. The night's other honorees were Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw.
Tim McGraw was serenaded by Lady A at the CMT Artist of the Year awards as they performed his song "Highway Don't Care." If you have to replace Keith Urban on your guitar solo, there's no one finer than Peter Frampton.
Apparently, playing Maria von Trapp is not safe. Carrie Underwood was injured while rehearsing for The Sound of Music. She Tweeted: "So yesterday I hit myself in the head with my own guitar & later fell on my face playing leap frog! What do today's rehearsals have for us?... Ps - I no longer leap frog (sic) in the show..."
Garth Brooks is gathering his band members for four shows at the Wynn Las Vegas resort early next month.
Taylor Swift tells Showbiz Spy that her success intimidates men.
Dolly Parton's 1973 single "Jolene" and Kris Kristofferson's1970 album Kristofferson have been added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Tim McGraw says one of his highlights of 2013 was his Academy of Country Music Awards performance. He teamed up with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban to perform their collaborative hit "Highway Don't Care" at the April event. But what is Tim up to these days? He's working on a new album and planning a 2014 tour.
2013 Belk Bowl - Dec 28 from Charlotte. ACC vs SEC. Blake Shelton is playing the Fan Fest before the game.
Ready for a new Nashville tonight? When Maddie wants to spend time with Deacon, Teddy starts to feel he's being replaced; Lamar asks Rayna to get Tandy to commit to being a character witness; Juliette worries about Layla's career stealing her spotlight.
WORD OF THE YEAR IS....
Oxford dictionaries can have selfie, Merriam-Webster goes with 'science' as word of the year. **And you thought it was going to be Obamacare.
WHO'S TOP DOG
Rover.com is out with their list of the top pet names for 2013.
TIS THE SEASON FOR BOTOX
Women are having Botox injected into their feet to help them cope with the pain they will endure from wearing high heels during the holiday party season.
A foot-filling procedure typically costs $500 and lasts for several months. Some plastic surgeons are offering 'face and foot' specials. Many plastic surgeons are booked solid through New Year's while other doctor's offices are holding Botox parties to drum up business during the holidays.
10 OVERRATED LIFE DECISIONS
This is from HowStuffWorks.com, 10 big life decisions that may never pay off.... here are 3 of 'em:
10 Going to college -- college debt is enormous, and many majors don't pay off. A film major, for example, made $30 grand with a 12.9% unemployment rate.
9 Voting -- Yes, the sticker is nice, but the electoral college process can leave you out in the cold.
8. Getting married -- Divorce drains your wealth by an average of 77% - for both men and women...
Get 7 through 1 here
If you're looking for a great online password, ask a red-head. The BBC tells us that red-headed women are best at choosing hard-to-guess passwords. No reason given, that's just the way it rolls, apparently.
On the other end, bearded guys are idiots when it comes to passwords. Again, no reason given.
Anyone want to float a theory?
I DON'T TRUST YOU...SORRY
Do you trust your fellow American? Only about a third of us can actually say "Yes" to that question. That's pretty sad, and it's only getting worse.
Do you know who Todd Mills is? You will in the next 60 seconds. He's a visionary behind a billion-dollar idea, that almost didn't happen. He never made any money on it. He simply thought it was a "cool idea."
In 2009, Mills wrote a letter to Frito-Lay pitching the idea. Their response was, "Thanks, but no thanks." So after receiving the rejection letter, he vowed to pursue the idea "from the grass-roots level. What do you do? Head to Facebook.
That same year, he started the page "Taco Shells from Doritos Movement", encouraging followers to "tell Frito-Lay that we demand nacho cheesy taco shells!"
Then in 2012, Todd received a phone call. It was Taco Bell and they were developing his prized creation. We know it today as Doritos Locos Tacos, a billlion dollar business, according to the Huffington Post..
Sadly, the 41 year old passed away on Thanksgiving Day after battling brain cancer. He's survived by his wife, Tyler, 19, and Lainey, 6. When friends learned he had passed away, they took pictures of themselves eating the tacos and posted the images to Facebook.
After being turned down by Frito-Lay, Taco Bell called Mills a "true friend" of the company.
Todd Mills...you might think of him today at lunch when you Liv Mas. How will you make a difference in our world?
Your WX: Partly sunny, a little warmer. Hi 55°. Wednesday - stray shower possible, warmer. Hi 59°. Thursday - Warm with scattered showers possible. Hi 65°. Friday - Off and on showers. Hi 65°. Saturday - Cooler with rain ending. Hi 50°, Sunday - Chilly, wintry mix early to rain. Hi 41°, Lo 35°.
The commuter train that derailed in New York and killed four people was going 82 mph when it hit a curve where the speed limit is 30 mph.
U.S. online sales were expected to hit $2 billion on "Cyber Monday" for the first time. As of noon Monday, online sales were up 21.4 percent on "Cyber Monday" over last year. According to a new study (by CareerBuilder) over half (54 percent) of workers expect to spend some time at work shopping online for the holidays.
Applebee's will officially announce today that it's putting tablet computers on all of its tables at all of it 1,680 restaurants. By the end of the year nearly 100,000 devices will be in Applebee's restaurants. In addition to helping you decide between a 960-calorie triple chocolate meltdown versus a 880-calorie apple chimi cheesecake, the 7-inch tablets will also let you play video games throughout the meal (for a dollar) and pay your check electronically.
NEW ON DVD _ Released December 3
• The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
• The Wolverine
• The Smurfs 2
• Drinking Buddies
• Simpsons: Season 16
• Hot in Cleveland: Season Four
• The Big C - The Final Season: Hereafter
• Duck Dynasty - Seasons 1-3 Collectors Set
The ACM Awards will return to Las Vegas on April 6 with co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Florida Georgia Line has been confirmed to host the ACM Fan Jam.
What did Darius Rucker and his wife, Beth, send Lady A's Hillary Scott as a special gift for newborn daughter - Eisele? Hillary says the Ruckers sent them a rocking chair that has wagon wheels as the arms and a pillow that says ‘Rock Me Momma Like a Wagon Wheel.’” Lady A joined Darius' in the studio to record "Wagon Wheel" with him.
Music from the NBC reboot "The Sound of Music" with Carrie Underwood comes out today. The special airs Thursday on NBC.
Trisha Yearwood on The View today.