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  • "The Beard" lives to see another day!

    When the KC Royals made it to the post season for the first time in 29 years everybody was excited. Then they won the Wild Card game. After they swept the Angels I thought I would start growing a beard in honor of the Royals as many of the players are sporting beards. I said I would shave once the Royals lost a game. Hard core fans were saying to me: "shave it when they lose a series, not a game!!" My response was that the beard was my contribution to baseball superstition. If I keep the beard till they lose a game, they won't lose a game. I truly didn't expect it to work so well!! lol!! And so the beard lives to see another day. And if they sweep this series, I'm gonna get a little bushy.

  • It's National "Name Your Car" Day!

    Today is National "Name Your Car" day!

  • VIDEO: I'm going to go to Lucas, Ks. just to use the bathroom!

    One of the top 10 public restrooms in the country is in Kansas! Lucas, Kansas. Home of "The Garden Of Eden" tourist attraction. Read about it here and vote for it here.

  • Great Album, terrible cover. "Paranoid" was released 44 years ago today!

    Many people heard the words "I am Iron Man" for the first time 44 years ago today. On Sept. 18, 1970, Black Sabbath released their second LP titled "Paranoid". The album contains several of the band's signature songs, including "Iron Man", "War Pigs" and the title track. This album is considered by many to be their best work however the album cover art is just plain stupid! To me it looks like a character from a Monty Python skit. The album was originally supposed to be called "War Pigs" and I guess the guy on the cover was a "War Pig"?????? Anyway, in case you forgot what the cover looks like:

  • 8-Track players make their debut in new model Fords on this date in 1965

    On Sept. 15, 1965, Ford became the first American car company to offer 8-track tape players in its new models.

  • VIDEO: Watch the entire first episode of "The Monkees"

    On this date in 1966 "The Monkees" TV Show debuted. I loved the Monkees! I thought they were hysterical! Here's the entire first episode:

  • Thanking Veterans in a Very Tangible Way

    Thank you to all the folks who have donated cars to the Cars4Heroes/Cars4Christmas charity. On Thursday Phil and I will have the pleasure of handing over the keys to veterans in need. It's hard to imagine that after serving one's country overseas a vet could return and be so under employed that he or she needed help getting a car. A car helps provide: job security, freedom, independence, so important in a city with out much in the way of public transit, yet.

  • Here are your week 1 NFL locks...maybe.

    Microsoft's "Cortana" the virtual assistant correctly picked the winners of 15 of 16 World Cup matches. Now it's picking NFL games! Read how it works and SEE WEEK 1 PICKS!

  • If you have this Kansas Quarter, it could be worth $100

    I'm going to start looking through my bags of change! I'm not a coin collector but I do put my spare change in a bag and when it's full I take it to the bank. I'm going to look through the quarters first.

  • Macy's Come Back Pettition

    If you'd like to sign the pettition to encourage Macy's to return to Wichita, just click on the link below:

  • VIDEO: Check out the Douglas Overpass facelift plan

    The railroad overpass that connects Old Town to Downtown is set to get a new facelift. When I was a teenager there was no "Old Town" so that overpass was just another part of Douglas that we cruised to pickup girls. People would rev the engines of their cars when they went underneath because the sound was so resonant. It was awesome!! As recently as after the Motley Crue/Alice Cooper show I drove underneath it and people were doing burnouts.


    I know you might be sick of seeing people doing the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" but you can't deny the positive effect it's having on the fund raising and awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

  • LISTEN!: New Steven Tyler song "SKIN CITY"

    'SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR' Will hit theaters tomorrow (Aug. 22nd). Steven Tyler, one of the busiest guys in rock n' roll has contributed a track called "SKIN CITY".

  • Are You an Adult Who Still Plays Arcade Games?

    I admit that I like Skeeball, even though it would be cheaper to just buy the prize awarded, than to win it. On vacation Tuesday I played a game where your skill at skeeball results in horses advancing to the finish line. I was with some friends who reunite at the arcade in Manitou Springs every once in awhile and make it a point to "play the horses". I had never seen this game. apparently I don't get to carnivals often enough. Phil says he not only as seen this, he's run it and it's called "The Derby"! Have you played this game as an adult? Email me at

  • LISTEN! John Mellencamps new song "Troubled Man"

  • You Are Needed to Bring Macy's Back to Wichita!

    A few weeks ago we took an online poll and asked our beloved listeners what businesses they'd like to see come to Wichita. At the top of that list was MACY'S. I am so EXCITED! In an effort to woo MACY'S back and enjoy the jobs and affordable, great, merchandise they'd bring along, we are having a MARCH FOR MACY'S. Join us and bring a friend with you! On Friday, 9/5 at 11:15am, we will assemble at 2nd and St.Francis in the parking lot with the Rotary Clock Tower. I will bring the signs, you can bring one too, if you like. The Thunder Dance team members will teach us a little super simple choreography and at 11:45 we will being the MARCH FOR MACY' easy processional down St. Francis to Douglas. We will cross Douglas and head west down Douglas to the little stone park directly EAST of Century II. That is Finley-Ross park. (it's a half-mile walk).There, we will do a little dance, say a little pledge, and get down with Macy's! Santa may even show up....Please shoot me an email at and let me know you are going to be part of the MARCH FOR MACY'S. If you cannot come on Friday (peeps on Facebook requested Friday), we may have an assembly without the march the following Saturday at 11am and video that too. That assembly will be at Finley-Ross park. THANKS SO MUCH! Questions? Please email me. PLEASE don't think someone else will do it, we need you!~ Jan

  • VIDEO: Steven Tyler's duet with Smokey Robinson

    Steven Tyler's new duet with Smokey Robinson will appear on the Motown legend's upcoming collaborative album, Smokey & Friends. Check it out:

  • Norm Macdonald tweets an amazing Robin Williams story!

    What a great story Norm Macdonald tweeted about meeting Robin Williams.

  • VIDEO: Robert Plant is coming to Denver

    As far as I'm concerned, Robert Plant is one of the few classic rock artists that is still making music that matters these days. One of the reasons he doesn't want to do a Led Zeppelin reunion is because "the expectation would be too high." I totally agree. Robert and his band The Sensational Space Shifters, have revealed a full list of dates for their 2014 North American fall tour in support of the upcoming album, Lullaby and...the Ceaseless Roar. The seven-show trek includes a stop in Denver Colorado!

  • VIDEO: New Stevie Nicks song: "The Dealer"

    You can now pre-order Stevie Nicks' upcoming studio album, 24 Karat Gold -- Songs from the Vault, a collection of older tunes by the Fleetwood Mac singer that have never before seen the light of day. The album, which will be issued in multiple configurations on October 7, mostly features songs that Nicks wrote between 1969 and 1987, as well as two that were written in 1994 and 1995.

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