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So I work for a radio station now that I have graduated and let me tell you people are strange. I know this isn’t anything revolutionary in any way because with the media the way it is today when people do weird stuff we know about it. That being said I produce a morning show and we use a prep service so when anything happens we get that news within minutes. Its very helpful but one section is called Stupid Stories…and people be weird. But here are some of the most recent ones that where posted.

 

“A 55-year-old football fan had one last jab for his perennially under-performing Cleveland Browns: his dying wish was for players to be his pall bearers, so they “can let him down one last time.”

According to Scott E. Entsminger‘s obituary, which ran Sunday in the Columbus Dispatch, the, “lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder,” passed away on July 4. The memorial says the retired General Motors employee and amateur musician “wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns, as well as [offered] other advice on how to run the team.”

The obituary further reports that Entsminger “respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.””

 

So that’s true hardcore fandom right there and this guy did have a sense of humor about his own mortality I mean let him down one last time? Well at least he wasn’t a fair weather fan…

 

“A 23-year-old Ohio man wearing Spider-Man underwear was arrested early Sunday for allegedly vandalizing a school. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Thomas Williamsallegedly smashed the windows of Moeller High School in Hamilton County, then broke into the building, where he’s accused of triggering fire extinguishers and doing other damage.

Despite his outfit, Williams’ Spidey sense must have been on the fritz: cops arrested him shortly after the incident. He’s been charged with felony vandalism.”

 

Spider-man, spider-man no one can do it like Spider-man….well maybe not this one but hey not everyone can be awesome. Since we are on this topic of  Spider-Man have you all seen where they make window cleaners at children’s  hospitals dress up like that to clean the windows? Precious!

 

“A 16-year-old male who wore a Batman hoodie, complete with pointy bat ears and a bat emblem on his chest — but nothing covering his face — has surrendered after cops released video of a recent burglary at the Colorado State Fair.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the unidentified suspect was one of a trio who could be seen on surveillance footage of the early Thursday morning break-in at the fair’s VIP building. Cops say the suspects made off with a cash register — which turned out to be empty — as well as TVs and a laptop in the hare-brained heist.

The bumbling burglars apparently managed to lock themselves inside the building after they gained access, requiring them to break out to free themselves, according to authorities.

The newspaper reports the sheriff’s office is seeking to charge the suspect who surrendered with theft, second-degree burglary, and criminal mischief. His accomplices are still at large.”

 

I mean what is with people and the super hero stuff trying to be all villainous? Not cool!

 

“OK, we get it: it’s hot in Death Valley, Nevada. How hot is it? It’s so hot, the National Park Service has taken to Facebook to tell tourists to kindly stop proving it by trying to cook eggs on the pavement.

The post reads, “An employee’s [recent] posting of frying an egg in a pan in Death Valley was intended to demonstrate how hot it can get here, with the recommendation that if you do this, use a pan or tin foil and properly dispose of the contents.”

The miffed missive continues, “The Death Valley NP maintenance crew has been busy cleaning up eggs cracked directly on the sidewalk, including egg cartons and shells strewn across the parking lot…This is your national park, please put trash in the garbage or recycle bins provided and don’t crack eggs on the sidewalk.””

 

Alright I would love to do this! But I would clean up my eggy mess once I was done enjoying the humor of it all!

 

“When a resident in a Clawson, Michigan apartment complex heard loud noises and a female neighbor pleading “Stop! No!”, she called the cops.

Thinking, like the neighbor did, that there was a domestic violence situation at hand, cops rolled to the scene, only to discover something about it smelled funny — literally.

According to WWJ-TV, the loud sounds and the pleading weren’t caused by domestic violence, but by some apparently serious flatulence, to which his girlfriend was objecting.

According to Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson, the official report noted that the responding officers, “Cleared the scene expeditiously.””

 

Remember the nosy neighbor in Bewitched? I wonder what she would have done…thoughts to ponder…but that had to be embarrassing but at least they had the right thoughts behind it!

 

 

“Texas physical education teacher Dale Irby retired this year after a 40-year career that included wearing the same 1970s-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater-vest for every school photo.

The 63-year-old Irby tells The Dallas Morning News the tradition began as an accident because of a sparse wardrobe decades ago, and when he realized he had worn the same outfit two years in a row on picture day, his wife dared him to do it for a third year.

As the years went on, Irby says he began carrying the disco-era shirt and sweater vest to work at Prestonwood Elementary school outside Dallas and would put it on just long enough for the annual photo.

Irby says the outfit will now spend a quiet retirement in the back of his closet.”

 

Or he could have just used the same picture over and over…but I like it.

 

“A contractor in Arkansas has apparently made two Texas-sized typos on a Florida highway sign: the company misspelled the Sunshine State as “F-L-O-R-D-I-A” — twice.

According to the website First Coast News, the exit sign was destined for J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Interstate 95 when somebody noticed the super-sized gaffes. The Florida Department of Transportation insists the contractor will replace the sign free of charge. “

 

Hmm spellcheck  is your friend…no seriously it is….

 

“A Florida woman was arrested late Saturday on a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer, but she didn’t use her fists or a weapon — she used her lips. According to WTSP-TV, cops were initially called to the home of 62-year-old Peggy Hill over a dispute with her neighbor regarding a fence.

One responding officer, Sergeant Randy Lambsaid while she was speaking with him, Hill “approached him and kissed him on his nose against his will.” The veteran cop then reportedly “wiped off the saliva from his nose,” then took Hill to the ground with another cop and handcuffed her.

For her part, Hill insists Lamb was aggressive towards her. Perhaps because of three glasses of wine she had, the idea to smooch the cop just “popped into her head.” She remains behind bars in lieu of five thousand dollars’ bond.”

 

I bet this wouldn’t have happened if it was a twenty something blond headed drunk lady…just saying…chill out Sergeant Lamb

 

 

 

This Day In History

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Music History for Tuesday, 6/18/13

2011 – Clarence Clemons, the famed saxophonist and bandmate of Bruce Springsteenand his E Street Band, died at 69, from complications of a stroke.

2010 – John Lennon‘s autographed lyrics for “A Day in the Life” from the groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band fetched $1,202,500 on the block at Sotheby’s Auction house in New York City.

2008 - The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles filed suit against record producer Phil Spector for 110 thousand dollars in unpaid bills.  The hotel housed Spector and his defense team during his six-month murder trial in 2007, and the Westin said Spector stopped paying the bills for the rooms four months in.

2007 - Singer and producer Hank Medress died at the age of 68 of lung cancer.  Medress sang on The Tokens’ hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and produced the hit single “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons as well as “Knock Three Times” by Tony Orlando.

2002 - U2 lost a bid to prevent the demolition of Hanover Quay studio in Dublin, where the band recorded its album All That You Can’t Leave Behind.

1998 David Cassidy began selling a two-CD set exclusively on the cable TV shopping network QVC.

1998 – Heart, featuring Ann Wilson, kicked off a U.S. tour in Chicago.

1997 – Country Music Association entertainers of the year, Brooks & Dunn, played a special show for their fan club at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  After the show, the duo stuck around to sign autographs for all two thousand fans that came to the concert. Brooks & Dunn started signing at 9 p.m. and finished at 5 a.m. the next morning.

1997 – U2 played the first of two nights at the Oakland Coliseum. Oasis was the opening act.

1996 – Beck released his Odelay album.

1995 – Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace, was arrested in Camden, New Jersey on robbery and aggravated assault charges.

1994 – The Beastie Boys debuted at number one on the album chart with Ill Communication.

1987 – A woman sued Motley Crue for five thousand dollars, claiming she lost her hearing due to the loud volume of their concert.

1987 – Bruce Springsteen officially separated from his wife, Julianne, the same day pictures of him with Patti Scialfa appeared on Entertainment Tonight.

1983 – The Swiss electronic band Yello released the first 3-D picture disc. It came with 3-D glasses.

1980 The Blues Brothers movie premiered in New York City.

1977 – Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols were stabbed and beaten in a parking lot outside a London pub.

1977 – Fleetwood Mac had their first and only number one single with “Dreams.”

1976 – ABBA gave a command performance for the King of Sweden.

1975 – Elvis Presley had a facelift at Mid-South hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave its first U.S. performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

1965 – The Four Tops had the number one song with “I Can’t Help Myself.”

General History for Tuesday, 6/18/13

1812 – The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.

1815 – At the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22nd.

1942 – The U.S. Navy commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.

1948 – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights.

1975 – Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs, a triple and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers.

1979 – In Vienna, President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) 2.

1983 – Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

1999 – Walt Disney’s Tarzan opened.

2002 – In Jerusalem, a suicide bomber killed 19 people and injured at least 50 more on a city bus.  The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

2010 – Campbell Soup Co. announced a recall of 15 million pounds of canned SpaghettiOs with meatballs because of possible under-cooking. That’s a lotta O’s.

2011 – Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds became the first female commander of Parris Island, the storied South Carolina military base that has trained thousands of young Marines.

Music News for Wednesday, 6/19/13

2012 – Celine Dion marked her 800th performance overall at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. That counts both her performances with her first show, A New Day, which opened in 2003, and her performances with her new show, Celine, which debuted in March of 2011. In addition, that day also marked the 31st anniversary of Celine’s showbiz debut. Her first-ever TV appearance took place June 19, 1981, on the Quebec TV Show Michel Jasmin. She was just 13, and sang a song she co-wrote with her mom and her brother titled “It Was Only a Dream.”

2011 – A representative for Amy Winehouse announced the cancellation of two upcoming European tour dates after a disastrous performance in Belgrade, Serbia. The singer was booed off stage after several songs, often forgetting lyrics and stumbling around the stage. The singer, who had been plagued by alcohol and drug problems, was found dead at her home a little more than a month later.

2009 – A piece of music history went up in smoke when fire gutted the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia. The 19th-century building hosted some of the earliest shows from TheB-52sR.E.M. and the Indigo Girls.

2006 - Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes married his partner, Richard Cullen, in a civil ceremony on London.

2001 - Animated versions of rapper Nelly and his associates, St. Lunatics, made their online starring debuts in the Flash Game Rip Van Nelly.

1998 – The second annual Lilith Fair kicked off in Portland, Oregon. Sinead O’Connoropened the show.

1990 – Prince started a twelve-night sold-out run at Wembley Arena in London.

1988 – Over 3,000 East Germans gathered at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson. Jackson was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

1988 – Teen star Debbie Gibson had the number one single with “Foolish Beat.”

1980 – Donna Summer was the first act signed to David Geffen‘s new record label, Geffen Records, through Warner Brothers.

1976 – Wild Cherry‘s “Play that Funky Music” was released.

1971 – Carole King had a double-A-sided number one single with “It’s Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move.”

1967 – In an interview with Life magazine, Paul McCartney admitted he had taken LSD.

1966 – The Beatles had the number one single with “Paperback Writer.”

1961 – Pat Boone had the number one single with “Moody River.”

General History for Wednesday, 6/19/13

1536 – Anne BoleynHenry Viii‘s second wife, was beheaded.

1846 – The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey. It’s considered the first organized baseball game.

1862 – President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation, which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.

1865 – The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas.

1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor, a gift from France.

1905 - The world’s first nickelodeon opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  It seated 95 people, and admission was five cents to watch a film or a live vaudeville act.

1912 – The U.S. government established the eight-hour workday.

1934 – Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The commission was to regulate radio and, later, TV broadcasting.

1942 – Norma Jeane Mortenson, the birth name of Marilyn Monroe, and her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty were married.  They were divorced in June of 1946.

1953 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. They had been convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.

1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.

1973 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds got his two-thousandth career hit.

1986 – University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine-induced seizure.

1987 – The Supreme Court struck down the Louisiana law that required that schools teach creationism.

1999 – Stephen King was struck from behind by a mini-van while walking along a road in Maine.

1999 – The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six.

2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a group prayer led by students at public-school football games violated the First Amendment, which called for the separation of church and state.

2002 - Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai was sworn in.

2011 – Four people were executed in a pharmacy shooting in Medford, New York. The suspect, David Laffer, was arrested for murder, while his wife, Melinda Brady, 29, was also arrested on charges of robbery and obstructing governmental administration. She was reported to be the getaway driver. Sources say Laffer carried out the murders so he could steal more than 11,000 pain pills to feed an addiction.

 

Water, stickers, dirt bikes! Oh my!

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This is how I am spending my evening…

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My boyfriend has decided he is going to get back into racing. So he got another bike this one is a RM 250 Suzuki because it was cheaper than fixing his 450s. He ordered all kinds of parts to “sup” it up and today his stickers came in. Personally I think try look amazing but then again I picked out all the designs!

So now here I am sitting outside and of course since it is Kentucky it’s super humid outside.

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I guess this means I will have to order me some shirts with his number on it soon…oh the possibilities!

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Things that make me wonder about people today…

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Student Busted Exposing Himself in Yearbook

A 16-year-old Chicago high school student is facing a disorderly conduct charge after administrators caught his attempt to expose himself in a yearbook picture.

According to the Chicago Tribune, after the yearbooks were printed last month, Maine South High School superiors noticed the student apparently exposed his genitals through his shorts in a team picture in a way that “appears to be intentional.”

Police took the student into custody May 15 at the school, a police source tells the paper. The school caught the prank before the books were distributed to students, but spent around 14 hundred bucks to cover or remove the picture.

 

Lawyer Arrested After $100K, Hangover-Style Hotel Room Razing Smash

A California lawyer has been arrested for not paying up after allegedly doing nearly 100 thousand dollars in damage to a Las Vegas hotel suite after a night of Hangover-style room trashing.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Los Angeles-based attorney Robert Pearmanwas charged with malicious destruction of property caused in a three-bedroom, nearly six thousand square foot suite at the Encore hotel on March 30.

At least five people were staying in the room with the 45-year-old, who, while apparently drunk, told police officers, “I take full responsibility for what happened here. We were partying.”

The hotel claims the inebriated attorney threatened to, “depose [hotel owner] Steve Wynn, and make this place Napalm,” when his night of fun came to an end.

The hotel claims the 45-year-old never attempted to repay the hotel for the damage done to the room — which included smashed glass, food all over the walls, and more.

 

Hairy Situation: Clerks Assaulted, Pepper Spray, in Hair Heist

A pair of thieves, one female, one male, are wanted for assault and the robbery of cash — and human hair — from a Chicago store. WBBM-TV is airing surveillance video of the crime, in which one suspect was spotted “casing” the Morgan Park beauty store before another rushed the counter. While the male put a gun to the back of one clerk, the female sprang into action, hitting another employee in the throat and spraying her in the face with pepper spray.

In the attack, one of the clerks was knocked unconscious, the male suspect raided the register, and fistfuls of human hair — worth thousands when made into wigs and weaves — were stolen.

 

Kids Tipsy After Restaurant Swapped OJ for Mimosas

Two parents in Rochester, New York, are steamed because their three young children got buzzed when a local restaurant accidentally served them mimosas instead of plain orange juice.

According to WHAM-TV, when the DeRoos family sat down to brunch on Sunday,Jeremy and Dawn‘s kids said their juice “tasted funny,” but the parents didn’t think anything was amiss until they overheard other patrons complaining the juice had champagne in it.

The parents said the kids slept for most of the day and acted “hungover” the day after. The owner of the restaurant eventually apologized, comped the meal, and promised to re-label the juice jugs to avoid a similar mix-up in the future.

This Day in History 6-6/ 6-7

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Music History for Thursday, 6/6/13

2009 – Eminem began a two-week run at the top of the album chart with Relapse, his 6th studio album.

2006 – Musician Billy Preston, known to many as “The Fifth Beatle,” died of kidney failure.  He was 59.  Besides The Beatles, Preston collaborated with The Rolling StonesElton John and Eric Clapton, among many others.

2004 – Avril Lavigne had the number one album with Under My Skin.

2003 – Dave Rowberry, keyboardist for The Animals in the ‘60s, died at the age of 62.

2002 – Diana Ross entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Malibu, California.

2002 – Former Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby died at the age of 42 after an eight-year battle with Aids.

2000 – Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones checked himself into a rehab clinic in London.  He wanted to get clean before a scheduled Stones world tour.

1999 – The Backstreet Boys started a five-week run at the top of the album chart withMillennium, their first number one album.

1998 – Brandy and Monica began their domination of the top of the singles chart for 11 weeks with their hit, “The Boy Is Mine.”

1995 – Pink Floyd released the double-live CD, Pulse. Initial copies came with a blinking red light on the outside package.

1994 – Paul Stanley and his wife, Pamela Bowen Stanley, welcomed a son, Evan Shane.

1993 – A re-formed Velvet Underground performed at London’s Wembley Arena.

1992 – David Bowie married fashion model IMAN in a church ceremony in Florence, Italy.

1991 – Jazz sax legend Stan Getz died of liver cancer in Malibu, California.  He was 64.

1990 – U.S. District Judge Jose Gonzalez, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ruled rap group 2 Live Crew‘s album As Nasty as They Wanna Be was obscene.  That ruling was later overturned.

1987 – Michael Jackson severed his ties with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

1987 – British singer Kim Wilde had the number one song with a cover of The Supremes‘ hit, “You Keep Me Hanging On.”

1977 – Stevie Wonder delivered an unannounced lecture to a UCLA class studying the record industry.

1971 – The final episode of CBS’ Ed Sullivan Show featured Gladys Knight & The Pips.

1971 – Frank Zappa and The Mothers were joined live on stage at The Fillmore East in New York City by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

1969 – Rod Stewart signed a solo recording contract with Mercury Records.

1966 – The Rolling Stones had the number one single with “Paint It Black.”

1966 – Roy Orbison’s wife, Claudette, was killed when a truck ran into the motorcycle she was riding on with Roy.  She was 25 years old.

1962 – The Beatles had their first recording session at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London. They recorded four tracks, including “Love Me Do,” which became their first single.

General History for Thursday, 6/6/13

1833 – Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to ride in a train.

1925 – Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.

1933 – The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey.

1934 – The Securities and Exchange Commission was founded.

1942 – Japanese forces retreated in the World War Two Battle of Midway.

1944 – The “D-Day” invasion of Europe took place during World War Two, as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

1949 – George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was published.  The book’s all-seeing leader, “Big Brother,” became a universal symbol of intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy.

1966 – Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he marched along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.

1971 – The final episode of The Ed Sullivan Show aired on CBS after more than two decades.  Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests.

1978 – 20/20 debuted on ABC.

1982 – Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country.

1985 – Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious “Angel of Death” of the Nazi Holocaust.

1998 – HBO aired the pilot episode of Sex and the City.

1992 – New York Mets first baseman Eddie Murray broke Mickey Mantle’s record for career RBIs (runs batted in) by a switch hitter when he drove in the one thousand, 510th run of his career.

1999 – Arthur Miller‘s Death of a Salesman won Best Revival, Side Men won Best Play and Fosse won Best Musical at The Tony Awards.

2001 – U.S. District Court Judge Matsch rejected a request to delay the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mcveigh.

2001 – Democrats formally assumed control of the Senate, after Vermont RepublicanJames Jeffords became an independent. His defection from the party caused the Republicans to lose their majority.

2010 – Prosecutors say Mohamed Mahmoud Alessa, 20, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, planned to travel to Somalia to “wage violent jihad.” The men, from New Jersey, arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

2010 – Protesters gathered in lower Manhattan mid-day Sunday to demonstrate against plans to build a mosque near the site of Ground Zero, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by Islamist hijackers on September 11, 2001.

2011 – After weeks of denials and claims his account had been hacked, Democrat Rep.Anthony Weiner admitted to sending inappropriate messages and photos “of an explicit nature” to women online. The disgraced politician stepped down from office.

Music History for Friday, 6/7/13

2012 – Fleetwood Mac alum Bob Welch passed away in Antioch, Tennessee. He was 66.

2009 – Elton John’s Billy Elliot: The Musical was the big winner at the 63rd annual Tony Awards. The musical took home 15 awards, including the Tony’s top prize for Best Musical. During the Tony’s, Bret Michaels performed and was injured when a piece of the set fell on his head. The Poison frontman didn’t suffer any serious injuries.  2008 – 3 Doors Down had the number one album in the country with their self-titled fourth effort.

2007 – Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album was certified platinum.

2007 – Kelly Clarkson joined Reba to sing “Does He Love You” at the CMA Music Festival.

2005 – Johnny Cash’s single, “Hurt,” was certified gold.

2003 – Kenny Chesney headlined his first stadium show, playing to more than 61 thousand fans at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Brooks & DunnRascal Flatts and Keith Urban were also on the bill.

2002 – In Chicago, R. Kelly was booked on child pornography charges. He had been arrested two days before and released after posting bond.

2002 – Virgin Records announced it was dropping former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham(“Posh Spice”) from its roster after her debut solo album only sold 50-thousand copies.

2000 – The party called “Prince: A Celebration” began at Paisley Park Studios.  The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name Prince after a seven-year battle with Warner Brothers.

1999 – VH1 teamed up with NBC’s Today show for a musical instrument drive to benefit Save the Music. Over a thousand instruments were collected.

1998 – Nokia Presents the George Strait Chevy Truck Music Festival, Brought to You by Wrangler, wrapped up at Rice Stadium in Houston.  It was country music’s first stadium tour and featured Tim McGrawJohn Michael MontgomeryFaith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, and Asleep At The Wheel.

1998 – George Strait kicked off the first stadium tour in country music history at Houston’s Rice Stadium. Tim McGrawFaith HillJohn Michael Montgomery and Lee Ann Womack were also on the bill.

1997 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill began a six-week stay at number one with “It’s Your Love.”

1997 – The rock festival called the Tibetan Freedom Concert — supporting the cause of Tibetan freedom from China — took place in New York City.  Organizers the Beastie Boys, as well as Foo FightersU2Patti SmithBjork and Radiohead were among the performers.

1995 – Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood was admitted to the hospital after his ear was leaking blood.  Turns out he had been moving his arm way too much from continuous guitar playing.

1993 – Ground was broken on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

1993 – Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.

1991 – The youngest Osmond brother, 28-year-old Jimmy, married 24-year-old college student Michelle Larson in Salt Lake City.

1991 – Alan Jackson joined the Grand Ole Opry.

1986 – Madonna had her third number one single with “Live to Tell.”

1983 – Shawn Michelle Stevens became wife number five for Jerry Lee Lewis.

1981 – Barbara Mandrell recorded her album Barbara Mandrell Live in Nashville.

1979 – Chuck Berry performed at the White House at the request of President Jimmy Carter. One month later, Berry was sentenced to four months in jail for tax evasion.

1978 – Prince‘s first single, “Soft and Wet,” was released.

1977 – Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1975 – Elton John‘s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy became the first album ever to debut at number one on Billboard’salbums chart.

1975 – John Denver had the number one single with “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.”

1970 – The Who performed the rock opera Tommy at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

1969 – The supergroup Blind Faith made its live debut in London’s Hyde Park in front of 150,000 people.

1969 – ABC aired the first episode of The Johnny Cash Show with special guests Bob DylanJoni Mitchell and Doug Kershaw.

1969 – Johnny Cash debuted his own network variety series on CBS-TV.

1963 – The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut on Thank Your Lucky Stars.

General History for Friday, 6/7/13

1769 – Frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore what we now know as Kentucky.

1776 – Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a “Declaration of Independence.”

1864 – Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party’s convention in Baltimore.

1929 – The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence.

1948 – The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes.

1967 – Author and critic Dorothy Parker died in New York City.

1998 – James Byrd Junior, a 49-year-old black man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas.  Two white men were later sentenced to death for the crime; a third received life in prison.

1999 – Gunmen killed popular Mexican TV host Francisco “Paco” Stanley.

2000 – U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation.

2000 – Amazon.com announced it had sold almost 400-thousand copies of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, making it the biggest selling book in e-tailing history.

2002 – Michael Skakel was convicted of beating his neighbor Martha Moxley to death in 1975.  The two were 15 years old at the time.

2007 – Grey’s Anatomy producer ABC Television Studios announced the contract option for embattled star Isaiah Washington was not renewed for the series’ fourth season.  Washington, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the hit drama, came under fire at the Golden Globe Awards earlier in the year when he uttered an anti-gay slur backstage while denying he once used it on the set in reference to gay co-star T.R. Knight.

2010 – Federal Officials Arrested 22-Year-Old U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Spc. Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland. Manning was accused of stealing and leaking scores of top secret documents that were spread all over the globe when he gave them to Wikileaks.

2011 – Nintendo released the Wii U, a new video game system with a touch-screen display.

2011 – New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to sending electronic messages and salacious photos of himself to a number of women via various social networking sites. The lawmaker, who later resigned, was married.

2012 – Denmark approves same-sex marriage.

 

I met Ryan Dungey

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So over the weekend I went to my first motocross race at Muddy Creek in Bristol, TN. Besides being super hot and kinda unprepared first off I forgot to pack tennis shoes…I mean seriously who forgets to bring those!?! Me apparently so we had to stop in Virginia and get some. Also in retrospect I should have brought a hat with me or a umbrella for that relentless sun!

So Ryan Dungey won! Woo! So we lucked out in booking our hotel room at the same hotel as a lot of the pros. So I knew there was a chance we could run into one. But I sent Tyler to go get my straighter out of my car and he took forever. I mean it should have taken five minutes tops. Not twenty. So there is a knock at the door and I answer it and there with Tyler stands Ryan Dungey!!!

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Why Tom Hardy is awesome

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British actor Tom Hardy is best known to American movie audiences as the villain Bane in the latest installment of the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, but in reality he is really quite a softie.

Tom-Hardy-006The actor took time out on Tuesday to take a 23-year-old cancer sufferer on a lunch date during a break from her treatments.  Kayleigh Duff recently appeared on a British morning talk show to discuss her rare form of liver cancer and mentioned during the interview that meeting Hardy would be a dream come true for her, reports the Daily Mail.

And as luck would have it, the sister of Hardy’s fiancée, Charlotte Riley, was watching the show and she quickly set up the surprise date with help from Kayleigh’s best friend.

After meeting Hardy, Kayleigh told the Canterbury Times, “I nearly died when I saw him. I was shaking.” She added, “We had lunch and tea and scones and he bought me a diamond necklace.”

It is always awesome when you hear about actors doing things like this for their fans and it kinda restores faith in humanity and little bit! Its pretty awesome if you ask me!

 

This Day in History

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Music History for Thursday, 5/30/13

2010 – After years of trying to have more children, singer Celine Dion and her husband-manager Rene Angelil announced through their rep she was 14 weeks pregnant with twins.

2009 – Ozzy Osbourne filed suit against Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi over royalties and over ownership of the band’s name.

2008 – Green Day had the number one album in the country with their 8th studio album, 21st Century Breakdown.

2000 – Sax player and vocalist Tex Beneke, who took over leadership of the Glenn Miller Orchestra after Miller died, passed away at age 86.

1999 – After a bomb threat, more than three thousand people had to be evacuated from a Kenny Rogers concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

1999 – In New Jersey, Lenny Kravitz walked offstage after 40 minutes and collapsed from heat exhaustion.  He had been performing in a fur coat.

1999 – Faith Hill had a surprise guest as her opening at her show at New York City’s Beacon Theater — her husband, Tim McGraw.

1997 – Neil Young canceled his European tour because he had cut his finger while slicing a ham sandwich.

1993 – Avant garde jazz great Sun Ra died at the age of 79.

1992 – Paul Simon married Edie Brickell. It was the 24-year-old Brickell’s first marriage and the third for 50-year-old Simon.  One of Simon’s exes was actress Carrie Fisher.

1990 – Midnight Oil closed down 6th Avenue in New York City as they played a protest concert in front of Exxon’s offices in reaction to the Exxon Valdez disaster.

1988 – George Michael had the number one song with “One More Try.”

1987 – Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz was arrested for allegedly hitting a female fan during a concert in Liverpool, England.

1973 – “My Love” by Paul McCartney & Wings was the number one single. It was McCartney’s first number one with his new group.

1966 – Dolly Parton married her husband, Carl Dean.  They’re still married today and have no kids.

1963 – Lesley Gore had the number one single with “It’s My Party.”

General History for Thursday, 5/30/13

1922 – The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington.

1937 – Ten people were killed when police fired on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago.

1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in World War Two and the Korean conflict were buried at Arlington National Cemetary.

1967 – Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, California.

1981 – The president of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman, was assassinated in a failed military coup.

1991 – The Supreme Court ruled prosecutors can be sued for the legal advice they give police and can be forced to pay damages when that advice leads to someone’s rights being violated.

1996 – Britain’s Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson were granted an uncontested decree ending their ten-year marriage.

1997 – Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, New Jersey, of raping and strangling a seven-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka. The 1994 murder inspired “Megan’s Law,” which requires communities to be notified when sex offenders move in.

2001 – Basketball great Moses Malone entered that sport’s hall of fame.

2008 – The film version of HBO’s series Sex and the City premiered in theaters, raking in 55.7 million dollars in its opening weekend.

2010 – Officials announced the Seychelles Coast Guard and the Australian Navy stopped separate pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden, officials.

2011 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to end nuclear power by 2022.

2012 – Charles Taylor, former Liberian president, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Big Girl Job

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WIFX Coverage MapSo during the madness of finals weeks I started my first full time job! So to say the least it was pretty crazy but also super exciting I am producing a morning show on WIFX 94.3 called Foxy & Friends. We cover Eastern Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Virginia!

 

I also do the traffic, which is scheduling when the ads play and well putting them in. So I am learning a lot about radio since I have had no previous experience with it at all.

 

www.foxy943.com

 

It was been interesting so far to say the least with learning about affidavits, recording, editing and the madness of a morning show! But it all helps when you work with some awesome people which so far I have had the pleasure of having.

 

You can also find us on the TuneIn Radio App! Check us out!