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  • Congrats to the Wichita Thunder!!

    The Wichita Thunder hockey team is going to the CHL Finals. That's great news. Growing up in Houston, TX, I wasn't really a huge hockey fan since I wasn't exposed too much to it. In my mid 20's, Houston got an IHL team named the Houston Aeros. That's when I started to get into the sport and watch it. I was fortunate to be working in radio at the time and went to many of the games and got to know many of the players. The main year that I did things with and for the team, they made it to the Finals in the IHL and eventually won. It was a lot of fun to watch and be a part of it. I hope Wichita experiences it as well and brings home the CHL trophy! Go Thunder.

  • I am not a fan of the unexpected.....

    Why is it when you don't expect something, it happens? My example, and this is what drives me crazy, is when you plan on sleeping in, and then your phone rings at 5a and then you are up. This is happening more often lately for me and I am not a fan of getting up so early, especially when you don't plan for it. I am not a morning person anyway, so that just amplifies my negative feelings towards being woken up and then staying up. It affects the rest of the day and then you hope to gain that back the next night.

  • I feel guilty. It's dog park time!

    It's been almost a month now that I have not taken my dog SJ to the dog park on the weekend. The weather just hasn't cooperated with us each weekend and obviously with last weekends tornados and all my dog has just been cramped up in the house with no interaction with other dogs in about a month. This weekends weather forecast looks really good, so I am looking forward to bringing him to the dog park. I usually take him to the new dog park at the Kansas Humane Society right off 235 and Hillside. If you go to that park as well, say hi. SJ is a black lab mix and he loves to play rough with the other dogs. If you don't have a dog, at least get out and do something...ENJOY your weekend!

  • RIP Dick Clark...

    Sad news to hear about Dick Clark passing away yesterday. Every one of us has fond memories of him on TV, whether it was "American Bandstand" or watching him on New Years Eve counting down to the new year. It was sad to hear about his stroke back in 2004 and now that he has passed, it's weird to think of NYE without him. My cousin Mark Walberg, the host of Antiques Roadshow and many other projects was a protege of his. I read Mark's post on his facebook page and it was very touching what he had to say about his mentor and friend. Dick Clark was truly a legend... He will be missed by all of us..

  • The Space Shuttle program is over!!!

    Seeing in the news the other day about the shuttle's being flown to their final destination of museums is not easy for me. See, I grew up in Houston, TX. More specifically, Clear Lake City, the home of NASA and the Johnson Space Center. That facility is where all of the astronauts of the shuttle program trained. For the first 5 or so years of the program, my family personally knew about 90% of all the men and women who went into space. I personally knew 4 of the 7 that perished in the first shuttle explosion featuring the teacher. I went to school with the the kids of the astronauts. I have many friends now that work for NASA and have clearance in Mission Control. My friend's dad was appointed by President Obama to be the head of NASA. I was actually fortunate enough to walk into the 747 airplane with a Space Shuttle on top of it as it. So hearing about the program and seeing these final flights to museums is bittersweet. I hope soon that America decides to go back to manned space exploration and that the Johnson Space Center in Houston thrives once again.

  • Which phone should I get?

    I am in the market for a new smart phone. I currently have the iPhone 3. I definately need an upgrade. Not sure which one to get. I dont have a contract with anyone so I could do really anything? I am getting better with the technology thing and I have heard great things about the iPhone 4. Should I wait until the iPhone 5 come out? Or should I look at an Android or Blackberry? hmmm. Any suggestions, hit me up. johnny@1045thefox.com

  • Experiencing a tornado warning to this magnitude.

    I grew up in South Texas. I have experienced 30+ hurricanes in my life. The difference for hurricanes, is we have a weeks warning and we know the path of it. A tornado warning to the magnitude that happened this past weekend for Kansas was my first experience. I live in a townhome with no basement. I decided that me and my dog SJ would come to the radio station since our building has a lower level floor that has safe areas. Listening to our sister station KFDI and Dan Dillon and his team was amazing. Listening to the storm chasers and the hearing about the locations of where the tornados touched down and having that nervous feeling in your stomach. I had never experienced that. Obviously, its tough to hear about the destruction that it could cause that these can cause.

  • Friday nights are SHARK TANK night?

    Do any of you watch the TV show "Shark Tank"... I am addicted to this show. The show airs on ABC on Friday nights at 7p. It features 5 millionaires or billionaires that sit and listen to entrepreneurs ask for money and a stake in their companies. The back and forth bickering and negotiating is really interesting and fun to watch. There was an episode not too long ago featuring a gentlemen from Derby that had a gadget that was attached under the clothes dryer that blew the hot air back into the house instead of outside...He ultimately did not get anything from the sharks as each one of them says 'I'm Out" to walk away from making a deal. My favorite shark on the show in Mark Cuban, the internet billionaire who owns the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. Check out the show, I am sure you will like it just like I do.

  • All of the earthquakes are making me wonder about the Mayans???

    In the last few days, there have been three earthquakes in the world. Mexico, Indonesia, and here in the US in the state of Oregon. What's happening? Should we be worried. Ironically, in the last week, the FX network has aired the movie 2012. December is only 8 months away. This isn't funny anymore.

  • Midwest Rock N Roll Express...

    REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Ted Nugent are coming to Wichita on June 19th at Hartman Arena. I have not seen any of these bands live. I am looking forward to it. I am a fan of all of the bands and have heard many good things about each of them. I always seem to find Ted Nugent guesting on a TV show whether it's about guns, hunting, the outdoors or whatever and he definately speaks his mind. I can't wait to see his show. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning and keep listening to the Fox for chances to win tickets.

  • Brock Lesnar...WWE to UFC back to WWE!!!

    Ok, So I think I've mentioned before that I am still a pro wrestling fan. Yeah, I know...lame. It's fake. Well sure, but so what. It's a male soap opera and I am still a fan. Well, Brock Lesnar, who was once in the WWE left years ago and went to the UFC, which is 'VERY' real and succeeded and became a champion. Just recently, Brock came back to the WWE. On last night's show, he showed up for a segment with John Cena. To say the segment was faked, is not exactly the truth. The storyline is scripted, sure, but there were several punches that connected and were very real. As a fan, it was great to watch. They brough back Brock for the mainstream exposure that his return would bring to the WWE. It's working. ESPN, Yahoo.com and several other mainstream outlets are all over this story. I love pro wrestling... haha!

  • Off to a bad start...but I am not surprised!

    Yep, baseball has started with the first weekend of the MLB season now behind us. And, not surprisingly, my fantasy team is off to a bad start. haha. My teams are always up and down, and I never end up placing in the top 3 at the end. Josh Beckett, the star pitcher for the Boston Red Sox is on my team. He was my keeper from last season. First start for the season for him and he gets spanked. He gave up two grand slams to the Detroit Tigers. Yeah, that hurt. haha. The only category I seem to doing well in out of the gate is steals. I know we have 150 games left, and I know I will gain some ground in the standings, but a bad start is never any fun.

  • WOW! The power of a tornado...

    I am from Texas. Seeing what happened in the Dallas area the other day is still mind blowing the devastation that can occur in an instant. I have many friends who live in the Dallas area and corresponding with them over the last few days has been eye opening to hear what was going through their minds. Everyone I know is ok, with no damage. Growing up in the Houston are of Texas, I was exposed to hurricanes and I have even beein in California during earthquakes. I have never experienced a tornado and hope and pray that I never do. Living here in Kansas now, the thought is certainly in the back of my mind. I appreciate the siren tests I hear at 12noon at the beginning of each month and also our sister station KFDI's News department and feel much safer if something were to happen.

  • Now on to baseball....

    The month of March and college basetball has come and gone. Now it's on the baseball. Do you participate in fantasy sports? I have been in a fantasy baseball league for about 10 years now. I suck and never win, but I do it because it keeps me involved with the sport and also the comradre with the others in the league. The season officially kicks off on Thursday.. Let's hope my team does better this year? haha.

  • How IRONIC???

    Kansas vs. Kentucky tonight for the championship in Men's College Basketball. Before I lived here in Wichita, I lived in Lexington, Kentucky, which is the home of the the University of Kentucky. So it's ironic that the two teams left are from my former state of residence to my current one. I have many friends that are die hard Kentucky fans, so there has been a lot of back and forth trash talk leading up to tonights game. I will either have fun messing with them after Kansas wins, or I will be harassed for many more days from my friends in Kentucky if UK wins. I still think it's ironic. ROCK CHALK or C-A-T-S...Cats Cats Cats... haha. hmmmm.

  • TONIGHT, I become a Millionaire!!!

    Isn't that what you are supposed to say? Isn't that the intention of daydreaming about you winning the lottery. The Mega Millions is up to around $540 million dollars with tonight's drawing. If you choose the one lump sum, the payout is close to $390 million. WOW! Everybody always asks the question, "What would you do if you won?" I would actually be smart about it and just take care of the essentials first, like paying off all of the bills not just for me, but my entire family. New cars and things like that. Then set up a trust and do good with a lot of it. The odds of winning are around 1 in 170 million. Yep, I think I will win. haha.

  • Restuarant Impossible...i love that show

    Have you ever seen the show? It's on The Food Network hosted by Chef Robert Irvine. The guy is huge, and very intimidating. The premise of the show is he goes to a restuarant that is in dire need of help. He and his team have 2 days and just $10,000 to redesign the decor and also change up the menu and ways of doing things. It's amazing when watching the show to see the transformation of not only the establishment itself but the change in demeanor and style of the owners of the place. I am addicted to that show... haha

  • Do you play fantasy baseball?

    So my league had our draft this past weekend. Unfortunately, something came up last minute, and I was not able to be in the draft so the computer auto drafted for me. I hate that! haha. My team is average at best. We have 14 teams in my league, so it's slim pickings of the players that were not drafted to add to a team. The league costs me $60 a year and I have been in the league about 10 years now. I have never placed in the top 3 to recoup any of the money either...So that means I have spent $600 to play fantasy sports.. The season starts soon. Smart investment? I think not... lol

  • The road to Wrestlemania...

    First off, right off the bat, I know wrestling is 'fake'. It's not fake per say, it's scripted. But beyond that, I have been a fan of pro wrestling since I was a kid and I can't seem to get out of that stage. haha. The biggest PPV is happening this weekend, and I am actually looking forward to it. Huge names and matches are scheduled, and I am like a little kid in a candy store and can't wait to watch the PPV this weekend. Look, it's a male soap opera. There are storylines, and drama and suspense and I guess that's why I still enjoy it. Will I ever move on and not watch it anymore, probably, but not anytime soon. haha.

  • Who do YOU share a birthday with???

    It's always interesting to find out who your friends and family share a birthday with. Today, March 26th is my birthday... I share a birthday with Actor Leonard Nimoy, Actor Alan Arkin, Actor James Caan, Singer Diana Ross, Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Actor Ernest Thomas (“Everybody Hates Chris’’), Actor Martin Short is 62, Actress Jennifer Grey, Actor Michael Imperioli, Country singer Kenny Chesney, Rapper Juvenile, Actress Amy Smart, Actress Keira Knightley and Rapper J-Kwon.

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