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  • PBR fun at Kellogg Arena!

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    It was a great weekend at Kellogg Arena with the PBR tour.  Josh Faircloth was a guest with Kim & O'Reilly on Friday morning and congrats to Josh.  He won!!  

     


  • The two most important days on radio are coming!

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    I had a chance once again to visit my friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I had a wonderful tour this year lead by Lindsey and Analise (former St. Jude patients - photo below) It's always an amazing experience every time I visit.  I've been involved with St. Jude with radio fundraising since 1994. It means so much to me and if  you ever get a chance to visit, I encourage you to do so.  It WILL put live in perspective!  This kids are fighting for their lives and they are doing it in an atmosphere that is created just for kids.  When you walk in, it's like a playground, seriously.  When families walk in the door, that financial weight is just lifted right off their shoulders asn they are never asked to pay for the treatment.  They NEVER receive a bill thanks to people just like you!  It costs 1.8 million dollars per day to continue their cancer fighting research. On average 260 children per day come to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from all over the world including families from here in Michigan. You can be a "Partner In Hope" as well.  Look at it this way.  It is the most affordable insurance policy you can get for your children!  Learn more soon as the two most important days on radio are coming soon!

     

     

  • Hey, good lookin', what ya got cookin?

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    6 Foods That Improve Your Looks from askmen.com

    Spinach
    Popeye’s favorite won’t necessarily make your muscles bulge like the pipe-smoking Pipsqueak (although they do make them more efficient), but spinach is rich in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin that are great for keeping the whites of your eyes clear — a particular benefit if you happen to be a frequent flier on the Vegas red eye. Spinach is great in salads and curries, among other things. The iron-rich green is a perfect accompaniment to steak. Fry or broil a steak to your liking and cook some spinach in a pan with no water, squeezing off any excess after a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and mix in some heavy cream and crumbled blue cheese. Season and serve, sitting your steaks on top of the spinach so the juices drizzle through.

    Eggs
    These ever-ready sources of energy often make the quickest and easiest late-night dinners –– eggs over-easy on buttered toast or stuffed into a bagel are the go-to choices for a satisfying snack. Eggs are high in iron, which can help prevent hair loss (wish someone had told me that when I was younger) and are also high in sulfur (the “bad egg” smell we associate with stink bombs in school), which helps keep your hair soft and smooth.

    A Fiorentina pizza combines the powers of both the spinach and the eggs. If you don’t order takeout, grab a pre-made pizza base and spread on some tomato sauce (not ketchup, you at the back). Again, pre-made is fine, but try and find one without additives. Slap on loads of baby spinach and make a little nest in the middle. Crack in an egg, grate over loads of Parmesan and season with plenty of black pepper; bake on high for 10 minutes till the pizza is golden and the egg yolk is still runny.

    Bananas
    A banana is a bit of a freaky eat in that it keeps your skin nice and elastic. Try this little experiment: Grab a few people of differing ages and gently pinch the skin on the back of their wrists. Pull it up and release. The quicker it goes back, the more elastic it is. Things like smoking cigarettes do loads of damage to the elasticity in your birthday suit, and the potassium in bananas can help with this, as bananas are foods that can improve your looks.

    You can’t get better than a classic banana split done posh. Halve your banana, scoop in some vanilla bean and good-quality chocolate ice cream, pour over 70 percent chocolate sauce, add salted butterscotch sauce, and scatter over chopped hazelnuts and sour cherries. This is the stuff that dreams are made of. If you’re on a health kick, go for a healthy option. Halve the banana, spoon over some thick natural yogurt, drizzle over honey, and add the nuts and cherries along with some granola for extra crunch.

    Red cabbage
    The more common white’s bright-purple cousin is packed with sulfur and iodine; these both help with the cleansing of your insides. Keeping your insides running smoothly and healthily is incredibly important for ridding your body of toxins, which can effect things like your skin. If you suffer from acne, maintaining a healthy inside is as important, if not more so, than any product you can use on your skin. Fight the battle both ways. Red cabbage is great pickled and is dead easy to consume. Take half a red cabbage and finely shred it into strips.

    In a pan, boil together four parts water, two parts white-wine vinegar and one part sugar with a few allspice berries and a bay leaf. Allow to cool and pour over the shredded cabbage. Add a sliced chili or two if you like. Seal and store in the refrigerator. This is mind-numbingly good on a pulled pork sandwich, a burger or a dog.

    Beets
    Our purple pals (or yellow, rainbow or even pink) are a strong ally in the fight to keeping up our appearances. Beetroot contains betaine, which is a bioactive agent that helps with the breakdown of fats. Their juice also contains a form of chlorine that aids digestion by doing the same thing. Now, beet juice might not be the most appealing thing, but you should still be able to get a fair whack of beet goodness from eating them in their natural state.

    Grapeseed oil
    This newly fashionable oil is bright golden, perfect for drizzling over salads or on Italian bread. It's used in cosmetics now as a skin softener but it is also rich in vitamin E, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. That might sound like an advert for an expensive skin cream, but you can pick up a bottle of this stuff for around $10 in health food stores. Use it as you would olive oil. It has a decent smoke point, which means it great for frying, or stick it in salad dressings and marinades. Griddle some bread on a barbecue or under a broiler; pour over some grapeseed oil, a drizzle of good balsamic and sea salt flakes; it's the perfect start to a meal

  • First Date dinner no no's

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    7 Types Of Food To Avoid On A First Date from guyism.com

    7. Messy Food
    Let’s face it, it’s hard to turn on the charm when your face is covered in BBQ sauce. No matter how careful you are, there are just some foods that are guaranteed to make you look like a slovenly, uncivilized eater. Top offenders include BBQ ribs, spaghetti, nachos, Philly cheese steaks and soup with devilishly long noodles. As a general rule of thumb, you might consider avoiding finger foods altogether, instead opting for an establishment that offers a fine dining experience that includes a knife and fork.

    6. Fast Food
    A first date is not the time to take advantage of your two-for-one Big Mac deal at McDonalds. While it’s certainly not necessary to take your new lady out to a five-star establishment, it’s pretty safe to say that hitting up the drive-thru is far from a romantic dining experience.

    5. Burritos
    What goes in must come out – and when it comes to some types of food, the time-line for exit is vastly accelerated. Unless you want to be masking farts all night or trying to explain why you keep visiting the bathroom, then it’s probably a good idea to avoid the bean burrito from your favorite Mexican restaurant. Of course, burritos aren’t the only flatulence-inducing entrees out there. Other potential danger foods you might want to avoid include chili, Asian curries and other dairy-based food products.

    4. TV Dinners
    Hey, inviting your new lady over for a home-cooked meal might be a good way to impress her with your cooking skills. That is, unless your plan is to get a little help from Lean Cuisine. Simply put, TV dinners taste like crap. Add in the fact that they come at bargain basement prices and that little lady of yours is sure to think you’re a super cheapskate that isn’t worth her time.

    3. Buffets
    There will be plenty of time to show off your eating skills once you get a little more familiar with your lady friend. When it comes to introductions however, it may be a bit of a turnoff to see you going back for that fourth serving of apple pie. Of course, overeating isn’t an exclusive concern to buffets – there are plenty of restaurants out there that give you way more food than any sensible, intelligent and attractive young guy should ever publicly put away. As such, be mindful of food portions to make sure you don’t come off as a glutton.

    2. Spinach
    What’s wrong with spinach? At first glance, nothing but when you get back home at the end of the night to see that gross piece of green stuck to your front tooth you’ll know exactly why she didn’t seem to have a very good time. Of all the foods out there, spinach is perhaps the most notorious for getting stuck in your teeth. Cilantro, pesto and other green food products are also highly dangerous.

    1. Onions
    If there’s one sure way to kill any chances of getting a kiss at the end of the night, it’s by eating onions. Of course, you’ll also want to avoid the onion’s evil brother – garlic. No matter what you eat, it may be a good idea to keep a stick of gum or other breath refresher on hand just to make sure your breath isn’t going to keep you from getting a little action at night’s end.

  • The most & least stressful jobs!

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    Is your job on here?

     

    Most and Least Stressful Jobs from CareerCast.com 

    THE MOST STRESSFUL JOBS

    1. Enlisted Military Personnel
    Median salary: $45,528 (W-1, 8 years experience)

    2. Military General
    Median salary: $196,300

    3. Firefighter
    Median salary: $42,250

    4. Commercial Airline Pilot
    Median salary: $92,060

    5. Public Relations Executive
    Median salary: $57,550

    6. Senior Corporate Executive
    Median salary: $101,250

    7. Photojournalist
    Median salary: $29,130

    8. Newspaper Reporter
    Median salary: $36,000

    9. Taxi Driver
    Median salary: $22,440

    10. Police Officer
    Median salary: $55,010

    THE LEAST STRESSFUL JOBS

    1. University Professor
    Median salary: $62,050

    2. Seamstress/Tailor
    Median salary: $25,850

    3. Medical Records Technician
    Median salary: $32,350

    4. Jeweler
    Median salary: $35,170

    5. Medical Laboratory Technician
    Median salary: $46,680

    6. Audiologist
    Median salary: $66,660

    7. Dietitian
    Median salary: $53,250

    8. Hair Stylist
    Median salary: $22,500

    9. Librarian
    Median salary: $54,500

    10. Drill Press Operator
    Median salary: $31,910

  • R.I.P. Patti Page

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    Patti Page died on New Years Day in California.  She was 85.  Here is her timeless signature classic.

     

  • Very cool!

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    The Oak Ridge Boys sang their classic "Elvira" during a phone call to their ailing friend, former President George Herbert Walker Bush.

    Former first lady Barbara Bush made the request of the Oaks, who were closely monitoring President Bush's health reports following his hospitalization in November. 

    Duane said in a statement, "He asked to hear 'Elvira,' so we sang that for him, and then we sang one verse of 'Amazing Grace.'”
     
    The president's health has been improving over the last few days. He has been moved out of intensive care at Methodist Hospital in Houston, and was in good spirits when the Oaks called.

     

  • Banned Words List

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    Banned Words List: Lake Superior State University 's "38th Annual List of Words To Be Banished From The Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness."

    — fiscal cliff

    — kick the can down the road

    — double down

    — job creators/creation

    — passion/passionate

    — YOLO

    — spoiler alert

    — bucket list

    — trending

    — superfood

    — boneless wings

    — guru

    What other words should be on this list?