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  • Equine Rescue Needs Help

    If you love animals like Phil and I do, please consider coming to an open house Saturday the 19th of April from 10 to 3 at the Southern Winds Equine Rescue and Recovery Center in Udall. You can meet the horses, bid on silent auction items and support the cause. See you there!

  • Fargo the T.V. Series. Will it live up to my expectations?

  • Be in the new Paul McCartney video!

    Paul McCartney is putting together a new promotional video for "Save Us," a song from his latest album, NEW, and he's asking fans to submit a photo of themselves that also include one line of lyrics from the tune.

  • Would you like to be on stage with Foreigner?

    On Monday Phil and I will provide all the details on how some lucky high school choir will get to sing with Foreigner! I can't imagine how cool that would be. Radio folks get on stage occasionally...but we certainly never get to sing. That is probably a good thing!

  • Why the Name is Changing to Honor Ike

    Some people seem to have a difficult time understanding why we campaigned to have the name of the airport changed. First, please know that the original "cost estimate" was horribly inflated and contained items that were "optional" . The reasons for the change are pretty simple:

  • WOW....It's On Facebook

    There is now a Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Facebook Page! The page indicates the dedication will be March 31, 2015. Strangely enough, I first viewed the page on March 31, 2014! From all accounts, our new airport will be beautiful, very functional (the poor airport staff has quietly had to deal with the dysfuncton of an elderly airport for years and has done so admirably) and will proudly display our Air Capital heritage while honoring the man viewed by historians as our finest post World War II president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Way to go Wichita!

  • Would you like to vote again on slot machines at the old Greyhound park?

    There is a bill that has passed the Kansas senate and is now going to the Kansas house that would prevent Sg.county voters from having the opportunity to vote on gambling until 2032. The gambling issues...slots at the Greyhound park and the other one about a casino in Sedgwick county were decided in 2007, but it was a close vote on both. Now Susan Wagle and others in the senate say they need to legislate no elections for us on this topic until 2032, so we don't have a costly election. How do you feel about that? Tell your Kansas House of Representatives member either way. If you do not know who that "Who is my Kansas house of representatives member" and find out. For more info on the measure go to

  • YES announces summer tour. Holy Crap! I saw them in '72!!!

  • FPO

    Keep On Shockin' Me Baaaaaby!! Watch our video!!!

    Thanks to Joe Stumpe and the "Jan and Phil Singers!" Thanks also to our videographer Shawn Rhodes! We had a great time making this video. Go Shocks!

  • Finally...A Great Time in St. Louis

    My husband and I both have the odd history of having had separate bad trips to St. Louis. I think it was whom we hung out with there that made the trip an unhappy one. Well, I am happy to say this past weekend's trip to St. Louis made up for any bad trips in the past. For the first time in 27 years our team won the tournament! The Shockers broke a record regarding the number of wins leading up to that crazy tournament later in March as well as a school record. They did it with style, too. Ron Baker even got the crowd to applaud Indiana State's best player, Odum...Five more wins please and then rest for a month, guys!

  • Where the F*** did you get that sweatshirt??

    In 1987 I was Music Director at T95. Pink Floyd had just hit the road for their "Momentary Lapse Of Reason" tour. Since they were not going to play Wichita, my record company representative offered to fly me to St. Louis to see them. "Hell yes!" I said! Before the show I got to go backstage to meet a couple of the guys. My record rep had, about a week before, given me a Pink Floyd "Momentary Lapse Of Reason" sweatshirt so of course I wore it backstage to the concert. Problem was, it hadn't yet been approved by the band! I was standing in the dressing room when David Gilmour and Nick Mason came out to meet everyone. When I was introduced to them David Gilmour said to me: "Nice to meet you Phil...where the fuck did you get that sweatshirt?" It was a classic moment for me and one I'll never forget. Below is the picture with the infamous "sweatshirt."

  • Strangest Outfit On an Audience Member NOT on Let's Make A Deal?

    So, you're in Vegas and you're going to go to a taping of "Wheel of Fortune". You look in your suitcase and think, "What should I wear?" AND THIS is the decision you make...note baseball caps wearers on the aisle. I find this look a bit bizarre, so I snapped a screen shot.~Jan

  • We Heard from the Publisher of SI

    We wrote the publisher of SI to inquire about regional covers...we wanted to now...Is there a standard cover each week in addition to regional covers? Tom Buerger emailed back and he tells us that about every 6 weeks they publish some regional covers, in part to keep things interesting, as people get tired of seeing the same teams featured all the time. They can publish up to 6 regional covers at a time. Tom says the content of the magazine is always the same everywhere and he adds they don't do it to sell magazines, as 99% of their revenue comes from subscriptions. We apppreciate Tom's response and seeing our Shockers on the cover of SI!

  • The Shockers Are Better Than the SI Jinx

    The Shockers look marvelous on the cover of Sports Illustrated...available in stores today. Fred is center stage his wry smile says it all, the Shockers are not going to be a victim of the Sports Illustrated Jinx. I cannot wait to get my hands on this magazine!~Jan

  • The Only Beatles Fan Who Could Make Men Watch Skating

    She may be only 26 years-old, but she skates to "A Day in the Life". Kiira Korpi is Finnish but lives in the U.S. to be near her new coach. You can see her in Sochi, guys. Check out her photo on our facebook page,

  • Happy Birthday Alice Cooper!

    When I was growing up, Alice Cooper was one of my Heroes. I loved his music and his rebellion. My parents always bought me and my brother the great rock albums of the day and Alice Cooper "Killer" was the one that got me hooked. A couple of my Alice Cooper memories include:

  • A Little Vid for Shocker Fans!

    This video is great, though outdated I am happy to report. Shockers defeated Loyola and are now 22-0. I am a sucker for a sentimental celebratory video like this. Let me know what you think of it . Shoot me an email.

  • Marijuana and The Big Game!

    If you would have told me at this time last year that weed would be one of the major story lines in the week leading up to the 2014 NFL Championship, I would have said: "Are you high!?"

  • Why We Should All Love Fred Van Vleet

    Loyalty, strength, perservence those words define Coach Marshall and our Shockers. The degree of loyalty exhibited by Fred Van Vleet makes me get a lump in my throat when I think about it. The article below is about how good the Shockers really are, but the most touching portion of this article is the story of Fred Van Vleet's loyalty and his understanding of what the word "committment" means. The whole article is great, a little long, but definitely worth the time....don't miss the Van Vleet story near the end.~Jan

  • So THAT'S Why I am watching so many Shocker Games on my Kindle!

    No amount of being told that the wave of the future for watching sports is portability rather than visibility will convince me. We did not invest in a big screen TV at our house in order to watch the number 4 team in the country, the WSU on a 12" screen. According to a great article in the Wichita Eagle, the MVC contract with ESPN mandates a certain number of games be available only on to help promote small screen watching on the go. What was even harder to swallow was the idea that Shocker fans should not expect to be on TV as much as the teams that are "regulars" on national TV...Oh, like the fabulous Canisius Griffins or Iona Gaels that I was able to watch play on a big screen the other night !??!!

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