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  • Would You Have Gone First?

    So Google tells us it was 216 years ago today that the first person jumped with a parachute. Frenchman Andre Garnerin went first and survived. Would you have been willing to be the first? No me, know way...I wouldn't do it NOW. However, I love to fly in a plane and it amazes me how far we have come in aviation in the past 216 years!

  • Did the Earth Move For You?

    Apparently there was an earthquake in Enid Sunday the 20th at 3:17pm The magnitude was 3.1. I did not feel it....some people around here did. Did you? Shoot me an email if you did...jharrison@jrn.com

  • Laid-Off Worker on the Jan and Phil Show

    Sure appreciated having Boyd on the air this morning as our "unpaid intern". He did a nice job and after being laid-off from aircraft he is looking for work in his field, Industrial Engineering. Let us know if your business is looking for a great employee like Boyd!

  • Why Didn't Someone Follow That Ford SUV?

    Yesterday morning around 7:30 a woman either fell out of or was pushed out of an SUV while it was going down K-96 near Greenwhich road. After that horrifying event occured the driver stopped, got out and went over to the woman who had tumbled from the vehicle. Bizarrely, he brought her to her feet and forced her back into the vehicle. Witnesses say she was crying. Why in the world didn't someone follow that vehicle from a distance with police on the phone? Was getting to work more important than possibly saving a life?

  • Hosting a Halloween Poker Run

    I am madly trying to put the finishing touches on a Halloween poker run on Sat. October 26th to benefit the Girl Scout Little House. It's $30 a ticket but that includes finger food (Halloween reference yuk, yuk) soft drinks and three alcoholic beverages per person (beer or wine) after the run...and of course the poker run on a motorcycle or in a car! If you'd like to attend just go to facebook and search for Halloween Poker Run or send me an email at jharrison@jrn.com

  • Just wondering...Which NFL team Has the Best/Worst Fans?

    You always here about teams that play dirty. I can't help but think some fans do too. If you have seen fans be over the top ugly...let me know. Shoot me an email at Jharrison@jrn.com.

  • Good Thing Russia Has No Outdoor Ban on Smoking

    The torch run is in progress in Russia in advance of the 2014 winter Olympic. A runner carrying the burning torch went through a tunnel in Moscow and a gust of wind blew out the flame! That had to be an "Oh s%8#" moment. Fortunately the runner thought to start making a gesture of flicking his thumb until a smoker caught on that he needed "a light" and obliged! What's your worst "On s%8#" moment? Shoot me an email at jharrison@jrn.com. Thanks!

  • We Made It Through the First Round

    Today we presented our petition to the city council in an effort to get the airport named for President Eisenhower. The council did not table that discussion, instead they asked the city manager's office to get hard costs associated specifically with the name change. They will also be appointing a naming committee per city requirements. Hopefully, the naming committee will see the wisdom of Eisenhower. The council will take up the subject again on November 5th. Thank you all for you help in getting us this far...whenever we see a plane heading west across Wichita...let's look-up and say "He's heading in to Eisenhower".

  • The Longer I Live the More I Respect My Elders

    So delighted to have Dr. David Nichols on the air with us this morning to talk about "Why Eisenhower" in regard to our quest to get the airport named for President Eisenhower. Dr. Nichols is a classy, smart man and has much to tell us that we should learn about American history. He's a little older than me and I realize how important it is, even when you're over 40 to still have people older than yourself you look up to...I appreciate their wisdom, knowledge and intelligence and I want to add that "You are as young as you feel".

  • The Anticpation is Killing Me

    On Tuesday we present to the city council our petition to rename the airport for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Many people have worked hard on this. I must commend the City Council for their kindness and their help...but will they vote for it? They will most likely not vote this Tuesday, but may vote in the near future. The anticipation is killing me. Many thanks to all those who have helped in this effort!

  • Halloween Movies For A Great Cause!

    If you like scary movies, here is a great deal for you: You can see John Carpenter's Halloween, Killer Klowns, Re-Animator, or Return of the Living Dead at the 3rd Annual October at the Old Town Horror Festival for just 5-bucks a movie! It's a fundraiser for Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, the NO-KILL animal shelter in Wichita. For dates and show times just go to warrenoldtown.com!

  • What is the Deal with This Horrible Commercial?

    So on network TV last night I saw one of my least favorite commercials ever. It is for a crummy cell phone, but it is totally appalling for other reasons. It features some idiot guy (let's start there...why are guys so often depicted as idiots?) but it does not stop there. The guy is at some children's school performance and appears to be impaired and unable to photograph the performance...really? Is it really cool to depict a grown man screwed up at a kid's event?

  • Is a Government Shut Down Really the Answer?

    In my campaign to name the airport for Eisenhower, I have come to appreciate Eisenhower's ability to respect and negotiate with people who did not hold the same opinions he did. Since the Affordable Health Care Act is law and has been ratified by the supreme court, shutting down the govenment seems like a futile and childish thing to do to me. They need to work on a repeal if they are serious, not make people miserable with a government shut down.

  • Is There a Breaking Bad 101?

    I am always "late to the party" when it come to TV shows. Since Dexter has ended, I asked what show I should attach myself to next, even it it meant having to ge the DVDs. Several people suggested "Breaking Bad". I have watched the first episode. I like Bryan Cranston's character, but am I hoping his "wife" grows on me. So far I am not liking her. What are your thoughts on the show? Did I make the right choice?

  • Pay Gregg, keep Him Here

    Phil and I had the pleasure of having an extended conversation with Coach Marshall in 2011 when he was helping with a charity function and came to cut a commercial with us. I was surprised that he arrived without an entourage. He came in by himself, cut the commerical like a veteran broadcaster and proceeded to chat with us about Shocker basketball. He talked with us rather than to us. He has made our city even more notable through his tremendous coaching talent and has created great opportunites for some fine young athletes by virtue of the way he has mentored and coached them. His contributions are priceless!

  • What Show Are You Attached To?

    Now that Dexter has left the building, the debate at my house is what show we should attach ourselves to next. I like James Spader, just like Johnny Maze does so I will definitely check out "The Blacklist". If anyone else has a suggestion to make, I am sure willing to listen!

  • Animal Rescues

    I am sure most people have seen the magnets and stickers that say "Who Rescued Who?" . They promote pet adoption, which I am all about! However, I was happy to see a couple of amazing stories about rescued pets that saved their owners lives. We'll talk about those stories tomorrow on the Jan and Phil Show!

  • EpiPens For Everyone

    There are only 4 states that require that schools have epi-pens available ....Kansas is not one of them. This week a 13year-old football player from Texas died when he was stung by fire ants on a football field and had an allergic reaction. He had no known history of allergies. To be effective, the EpiPen has to be readily available, so coaches, teachers and administrators should have them close by. According to doctors, the Epi-pen dispenses epinephrine, which does its job and quickly leaves the body, thus there is no down side in administering it.

  • What will Happen Sunday?

    The end is near. For 8 seasons I have loved Dexter, so has my husband, so has Phil Thompson and so have countless other fans. The season with John Lithgow was the best. The season with Colin Hanks was the worst, though it wasn't Hanks' fault, it was the ridiculous over-the-top plot that season. Now, the writers have to wrap things up in the same dramatic fashion that kept us on the edge of our seats...what will happen to Dexter will he live happily ever after or die trying to? For those who have never watched the show, in anticipation of Sunday we offer this collage of past Dexter episodes

  • Keep Those Emails and Signatures Coming

    I am amazed and grateful at the number of people who are joining, with passion, our campaign to name the new airport after Eisenhower. I have received an email of support from an Ike biographer and three pilot s, two of whom fly for an airline that flies into Wichita. If you have not signed the petition, please look for the picture of Ike here on our website and sign. The idea is not only to honor a great American who credited his upbringing here for his later success in saving the free world and serving as president, but to also increase awareness of and marketing opportunities for our airport and our fabulous city. Thank you for your support!

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