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  • Black Friday CAN be fun

    I ventured out for a Black Friday shopping excursion this morning. I really had nothing in particular to get, just wanted to have the experience. There were literally hundreds of people in line outside the big box electronic stores, I noticed this as I travelled from Kohl's to Towne East. At Kohl's there were hundreds of people in line to pay. Everything was very orderly and no one seemed to mind the wait. In Towne East it was also quite busy. I was impressed with the fact that everyone seemed to be kind and courteous. Christmas season seems to be off to a good start. If you missed out check out Buylocal.com through the Fox website, 1045thefox.com. There, you'll always find a bargain!

  • Again, I Never Smoked Pot

    Okay, one more time...I have never smoke pot. Maybe I should have, but for numerous reasons I never did. Well, We received a rather unusual phone call at our house on Saturday. A police officer from a smaller town in the Wichita area informed me that a check I had written 19 months ago , on which I left the payee designation blank, had been turned in by an honest citizen (thank you unknown, honest citizen) and he wanted to know the circumstances surrounding the check. It took me a minute to recall what had happened. There was a name on the memo that was nearly illegible. Turns out it was a check I had written to help out a listener who had health problems, was unemployed and needed a new couch. I did not name a payee because I was not sure if the man in need had a guardian or conservator. The very nice officer wanted to know my driver's license number...I was having trouble reading it, due to the fact I could not locate a simple pair of reading glasses anywhere in the house (sigh). I told him he was welcome to run a background check using my name and date of birth (like he needed my permission). He joked, "you know what they say about DJs". I assured him I had never even smoked pot....I think he did believe me. He was very nice and I am happy the citizen who found the check turned it in. So, on last time...I am the wierdo who never smoked pot in the 70s! Anyone else like me?

  • Our Biggest New Year's Eve Party, Ever!

    Please consider yourself invited to the 1045, The Fox New Year's Eve party at the Best Western Wichita North Hotel and Suites at 53rd street North and I-135. We will have two musical guests..Vinnie from Sleepy Truckers and Ten Day Wish! It will be the" Rockinist" party in town! The price is just $169 per couple and that includes a delicious buffet for two, admission to the dance/party, games and prizes, champagne toast at midnight , overnight stay in a very nice room, breakfast for two the next morning and late check-out the following day! Call 832-9387 to make your reservation asap.

  • Cars 4 Christmas gets some love from KSN Channel 3

    Our first car giveaway in this season's Cars 4 Christmas campaign was on Tuesday, November 23rd. Check out the video that aired on KSN!

  • Safe Riders

    There is no reason to get a DUI, or worse yet, cause harm to yourself or others while partying this holiday season. Just call Safe Riders at 461-RIDE and they will get you and your car back home safely (anywhere within a 10 mile radius) for just $15. They take reservations, too! In fact, reservations are required on New Year's Eve. Thank you, Standard Beverage Corporation for Safe Riders!

  • Bruce Springsteen archive video...I love archives!

  • Love is the Best Gift

    The best Christmas gift is the love we give and receive from friends and family. I want to express my thanks to all the listeners of 1045, the Fox for their continued support of the Jan and Phil show and the station in general.

  • Today Marks the 30th Anniversary of John Lennon's Death

    Wednesday, December 8th marks the 30th anniversary of the day JOHN LENNON died. The former BEATLE was shot and killed by MARK DAVID CHAPMAN outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City, where Lennon and wife YOKO ONO lived. Lennon was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. Chapman was taken into custody and ultimately sentenced to life in prison for the crime. Earlier this year, he was denied parole for the sixth time.

  • Christmas spirit isn't all about decorations

    So here I am at my house looking around at the lack of Christmas decorations. Years ago we really used to do it up. We have a silver Christmas Tree that's packed up in a box in our garage. We used to put it up in front of our big picture window and put on all the ornaments and set up two color wheels on both sides of the tree so it was awash in festive color. But that was back in the day when we only had 2 dogs and they stayed mosty outside. Well...years have passed and we have collected multiple dogs. Our inside dogs quickly decided that they had their own ideas on how the Christmas decorations should be distributed...all over the floor. The ornaments became dog toys. We finally decided that the tree must come down and the dogs ruled the house. I must say that even though we don't put up that tree, it still seems like Christmas around here...our puppies remind us of that. I don't know what I would do without multiple dogs in my life...everyday is like Christmas!!!

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    Thank You Mary O

    What would Phil and I do without our listeners? Big thank you to Mary O. who has supplied me with the ultimate Christmas gift...the loan of a sweater that can WIN the ugly sweater contest at our station Christmas luncheon. I can't remember why we once thought festive Christmas sweaters with everything from Scottie dogs to giant bells were stylish, but apparently many did. The sweater on loan to me appears to include reindeer poop, though I don't think that was the designers intent.

  • Paul McCartney Gets Laughs, Performs Four Times on SNL

  • The T-95 Originals!!!

  • Rudolph (You Don't Have To Put On The Red Light)

    "I want to be a dentist"

  • John C, Riley and Will Ferrel re-create Bing and Bowie Classic!

    This was recorded on 11 September for Crosby's 1977 television special, Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas. David Bowie and Bing Crosby...a true Christmas Classic and one of Jan's favorite Christmas Songs. ~ Phil ~

  • Cars 4 Christmas Rollout!!

    Monday mornings Cars 4 Christmas was a joy! Thanks to the generous donations of many, 11 deserving people and families recieved great reliable transportation and of course...Jan cried!

  • Christmas Blessings!

    Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. Phil and I were talking about our own Christmases past. I used to lie in bed and marvel at the christmas lights my dad had hung across the front of the house. I could see them glowing through the curtains. They were comforting and exciting. The best Christmas gift I ever received was a beautiful doll about 3 feet tall. I wasn't much taller than that at the time. She was standing, unwrapped, in a clear box beneath the tree on Christmas morning. She wore a diamond tiara before most dolls did (what a trend setter) and was dressed in a long purple gown that stood out like a hoop skirt. She had red-brown hair in a fabulous up do! I was in awe at the sight of her. Phil's family always left the "big" present unwrapped under the tree, but that is the only time I can remember an unwrapped present at our house. My happiest Christmas was when my mom got better after cancer treatment and was able to get out of bed and join us on Christmas morning. It's really people who make the holiday wonderful. Love to all!

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    Phils first Guitar for Christmas

    At our house on Christmas morning, the presents were all wrapped and under the tree...except for one...THE BIG ONE! My parents would always leave our big present unwrapped so that when my brother Vic, sister Traci and I would walk into the living room BOOM! there it was! We loved it! Instant gratification. Being a child of the '60's, I wanted to play guitar in a band, just like the bands I heard on the radio. I expressed this desire often to my parents and I'm sure they thought it was "cute" and probably told their friends and had a good laugh, the kind of laugh parents have when relating a "cute" story about one of their kids. So here it was...Christmas 1968 and my parents had left for me under the tree...A GUITAR! It wasn't the electric guitar I had wanted but they explained to me that, if I was really serious about learning how to play I would take lessons and practice on my brand new acoustic guitar and next year...maybe I would get that electric guitar. I took lessons at Uhlik Music which at the time was on the corner of Seneca and Douglas. After that, I went through several private guitar teachers and though I never got really good at it, the next year I got the electric guitar. Even joined a couple of bands before I finally realized I just didn't have the natural ability to play and hung up my dreams of becoming a famous rock star. However, aside from wanting to be a guitar player in a band, I also wanted to be a D.J. and a hippie (it was the '60's after all). And I'm happy to report I achieved both of those!

  • Happy Christmas?

    So this morning Jan and I asked people to call in with stories about what happened to them over the Christmas weekend....be careful what you wish for! Immediately we started getting stories about sickness, injury, vandalism, cheating girlfriends....!!!! Okay, to be fair we did get a few nice stories but it seemed this was a Christmas of discontent for some. Oh well, it did make for some interesting listening. I hope none of you experienced the list aforementioned and the rest of 2010 is good to you!

  • Bono Went-A-Caroling on Christmas Eve

    O.K. I know Christmas is over and if you know me, one of the things that drives me crazy is Christmas music after Christmas! Christmas Caroling in particular is kind of annoying...unless the carolers are really really good, then I don't mind...up to a point. So that being said, it seems unlikely that I would post a Christmas Caroling video but I couldn't pass this one up!!! On Christmas Eve, BONO treated some unsuspecting passersby on Dublin, Ireland's Grafton Street to some caroling. Bono's singing companions were singer/songwriter DAMIEN RICE and Oscar-winner GLEN HANSARD, who wrote and recorded the song "Falling Slowly" for the movie Once. The U2 frontman led the little group in a singalong of "White Christmas" followed by JOHN LENNON's "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)," according to ATU2.com. This isn't the first time Bono has gone caroling during Christmas. He also sang on Grafton Street last year to raise money for the Dublin Simon Community, a group that helps the homeless.

  • Joe Walsh Releasing First Solo Album in 18 Years

    I had a chance to meet Joe Walsh many times in my career, once when he was in town to be a judge for the Miss U.S.A. Pageant. During that week, Dennis Miller was in town to do a show at The Cotillion Ballroom. Joe went with us to the show and even got up on stage and performed 2 songs, just him and the grand piano! Nobody knew he was even there until he walked on the stage...unbelievable!!!

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