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.
Montgomery Co School board members voted last night to start the next school year on September 4 because the school board says it needs more time to get both new schools - Auburn High and Blacksburg High – set up.
Today is National Crown Roast Pork Day. 3 days until Daylight Saving TIme returns. Just 12 days until Spring.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his telephone.
1926 The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation takes place between New York & London.
1965 A march by civil rights demonstrators is broken up in Selma, Alabama, by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse.
1980 "Coal Miner’s Daughter" opens in theaters.
Willard Scott-79, Janet Guthrie (Former Auto Racer)-75, Daniel J. Travanti (Hill Street Blues: Capt. Furillo)-73, Michael Eisner (Disney Executive)-71, Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band)-67, Lynn Swann (Football/broadcaster)-61, Ivan Lendl (Tennis)-53, Wanda Sykes-49, Taylor Dayne-48
Why did the baby strawberry cry? A. Because his parents were in a jam!
It wasn't a trail of bread crumbs police followed -- but a trail of candy bars. Dropped Butterfingers led officers to an apartment complex in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, close to a convenience store that had been ripped off. Police found a pair cowboy boots in the laundry room that matched boots seen in surveillance video. That and other evidence helped officers ID two teenagers, who were busted for the break-in.
Randy Jackson may have said tuesday this "is the year for the girls" to win on American Idol, but if the fellas have anything to do with it, that will not be the case. Great performances by Elijah, Cortez, Burnell, Paul, Devin and Vincent. Curtis simply hit it out of the park. Not so great from Charlie and Nick. Five guys go home tonight. Idol reveals the Top 10 tonight.
Not good news for Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey. They were hired to boost ratings for "American Idol," but instead the show has just gotten its smallest audiences ever. Last week's Wednesday episode was seen by 13.3 million and the Thursday episode by 12.6 million people. That's still good enough for third and fourth place. Meanwhile, "The Bible" was watched by nearly 15 million people on the History Channel, counting the two showings on Sunday. The number-one show "NCIS" was seen by nearly 21 million people.
Survivor Spoiler: At Tribal council, it came down to Laura and Reynold. Final vote: 6 to 1. Bye Laura.
Mary Tyler Moore says she is "absolutely devastated" by the news that longtime friend and co-star Valerie Harper has just months to live because of terminal brain cancer. Harper revealed the news yesterday.
There's a report that says NBC is "grooming" Howard Stern to replace Jimmy Fallon, if he moves into the Tonight Show time slot once Jay Leno retires next year.
Look who is gracing the cover of UsMagazine. It's new mom Snooki. She's either been working out on the jersey shore or has a great trainer.
Guess who has had a billion views on YouTube?
The Bookies in London have put their money on July 3 at noon. That's when they say Kate will have her baby. Top names right now: Elizabeth and Diana if a girl. Larry if a boy. I'm so honored. OK, not really.
OBIT: British guitarist Alvin Lee, co-founder of the rock band Ten Years After, died unexpectedly of post-surgery complications Wednesday. He was 68.
ABC: All reruns
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and Person of Interest are all new
NBC: Community and 1600 Penn are new
FOX: Idol and Glee are new
Taylor Swift's music will never die, according to Rolling Stone. The magazine has named her to their list of The New Immortals -- that is, relatively current acts Rolling Stone thinks will stand the test of time. Taylor is the only act associated with country music to make the list. Others gaining "New Immortal" status include Beyoncé, Kanye West, Pearl Jam, The White Stripes and Lady Gaga.
Really? A Florida man says Tim McGraw is his dad. 23 year old Tyler Zarbo isn’t Tim’s biological son, but the son of Tim’s former fiancé. He tells the National Enquirer that "Tim was like a father to him" and that the two still keep in touch. Tim’s reps refuse to comment on false statements.
Taylor Swift became quite the real estate mogul when she flipped her house in Cape Cod. She originally bought the home last year for $4.8 Million and just sold it for $5.5 Million.
Jason Aldean's sold out Madison Square Garden Show was a huge milestone for him. Jason will also take on Fenway Park and Wrigley Field this summer.
Lee Brice - opening for the Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley tour - will be taking break next month so he can get married in Branson, Mo.. Why Branson? Lee and his bride-to-be wanted a small wedding, so Nashville seemed like too many people, and Sumter [South Carolina] where he's from had too many folks, too. So, they went with something neutral.”
The Voice season three victor Cassadee Pope is heading back to the small screen! CMT has ordered a new series following Cassadee’s move into country music after winning the NBC show. She joins Rascal Flatts on the "Changed" tour - June 6 in Atlanta.
Miley Cyrus is denying a split with Liam Hemsworth. She didn't comment on the blue hair either.
Odd School Supplies
Don Rich says he wants to put the "cool back into school." He's created Skullastic, a company that produces everything from "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" notebooks to "Nightmare on Elm Street"-themed glue. He says they combine education, monstrous aliens and rock 'n' roll. Skullastic offers its products for schools to sell to raise money. Rich is an LA based advertising art director. But both his parents were teachers in Oregon. He tells an Oregon paper he has a passion for education.
A new study says results from many studies take almost two years to be released. Which means this study on studies is two years old - right?
According to Women’s health, the top three reasons women get mad at their guy:
1. He doesn’t listen to her.
2. He blows off chores.
3. He spends too much time at work.
There aren't too many college students who couldn't use an extra $1,800 in cash. But when that sum of money literally fell into the hands of a University of Delaware student, it didn't stay there.
Devon Gluck of Ellicot City, Maryland says when he went to an ATM to make a withdrawal last month, he heard strange noises from the machine. What happened next was stranger still — the PNC Bank ATM spit out 18 $100 bills.
Gluck took the money with him — but a few days later decided to return it. He went to a bank branch and deposited the money with officials there. Turns out the money came from another student's account — and has been returned to that account. Gluck says a bank manager thanked him for returning the money.
lar's thought of the day
The greatest treasures are not gold nor jewels nor works of Art, they cannot be held in your hands, they are held within your heart.