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  • Happy 20th Anniversary to a 'classic'...

    Today, is the 20th Anniversary to a one of my favorite movies. The move was just plain funny. It's a movie, that if you see it on TV, you stop channel flipping. The movie is 'Groundhog Day' starring Bill Murray. The movie is about a guy who is less than perfect, who somehow gets to experience the same exact day over and over and over until he gets things right. Have you ever wanted to relive a day over and over????

  • It's been 600 years since............

    We woke up this morning to news that Pope Bendict is 'retiring'???? Can a Pope do that? This is the first time in 600 years that the Pope has done so. Pope Benedict is 85 years old, and he says he is just not capable of carrying out the duties to its full potential, so he has decided to step down. This brings me to how a new Pope is chosen. All the Cardinals gather inside the Sistine Chapel to decide who the next leader will be. I can truly envision that process now, since last year, my vacation was to Italy and I visited The Vatican City and actually went inside the Sistine Chapel. I am not of that faith, but I am looking forward to the process and seeing the smoke rise from the roof signaling the decision of choosing the next Pope.

  • I'll miss ya buddy.....

    TODAY is Dan Dillon Day.....

  • The life of Yoda, I would go see...

    I have admitted before and I am not ashamed. I am a huge trekkie and I am a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Recently, we heard that George Lucas sold the franchise to Disney for something like $4 billion dollars. And then we hear that Disney is planning to do more of the Star Wars story with Lucas's input and now we hear there will be spin-offs. I personally am ok with this. It will be interesting to see what they come up with for the spin-offs. Diving deeper into some of the characters that help make Star Wars what it is. The rumor mill is rampant now of a spin-off featuring a young Yoda. I WILL GO SEE IT... If it becomes reality, I think it will be great.

  • And next is that month of the year where college basketball is played in a single game elimination tournament.....

    Football is over. The BIG GAME was good. Congrats to the Baltimore team that played the last game of the year to determine the champion... Next up, is college basketball. The month of the year is March. In March, they play this tournament where 64 teams enter a bracket where it's a single game elimination. We can't tell you the 'name' of the tournament nor can I mention the league where those teams are associated with. I can't tell you the mascot names either. I CAN mention the school itself, and I CAN say they are playing in a bracket tournament. I CAN say there will be a winner..

  • Kansas weather!!! Really???

    70 degrees on Monday, today its 10 degrees with a high of 30? WOW! This is my second winter living in Wichita and the weather is bizarre. I am not complaining in the sense of at least its not or there has been a complete snow blizzard with a white out or anything that drastic. Summer is within reach and I look forward to 100 degree days!!!

  • WOW! It's been 40 years of KISS....

    This week marks the 40th anniversary of the band KISS. I've been a fan of KISS as long as I can remember when I was a little boy. I was intrigued by their make up and their 'presence'. I didn't get into their music until as a teenager. My favorite from the group, was drummer Peter Criss, 'Cat Man'. Two years in a row, I painted my face like Cat Man for Halloween. When I started to appreciate music, my favorite songs were 'Rock N Roll All Night' and 'Beth' and 'I Was Made For Loving You'. About 10 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Gene Simmons. KISS had come out with perfume and cologne and Gene was visited the city I was working in at the time. I got to interview him and also introduced him on stage at the event. There were thousands of people in line to meet him. I was also a fan of the Gene Simmons show 'Family Jewels'. Also about 10 years ago, I finally saw a KISS concert. The concert was in New Orleans. It was everything I expected and I had a great time.

  • An American tragedy that truly hit home for me....

    Yesterday marked the anniversary...I can't believe its been 26 years since this national tragedy.

  • Are you a Trekkie or do you have the 'Force'????

    I am a fan of both. I loved the first three Star Wars films growing up and I also appreciated the newer three Star Wars films. I was also a fan of the Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine and Voyager. All in all, I love science fiction. It was just revealed that JJ Abrams will be the director of the new Star Wars film. I am on the fence with this. As I am a fan of the Star Trek movies that had The Next Generation characters and now the reboot of the Kirk cast, I thought Abrams did a great job. To hear that he has been chosen to now direct Star Wars is interesting. I always wished that the two universes should come together on the big screen. Would that make sense? haha. Anyway, back to the orignal thought, I hope JJ's vision of Star Wars is not convoluted with Trek ideas. We shall see.

  • Do they belong in the Hall of Fame...

    Recently, the latest class of the Baseball Hall of Fame was announced. And who got voted in? No one! Nobody on the ballot got enough votes to get voted in.. This was the first year for Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens. None of them got even close to getting enough votes to get into the Hall of Fame. The steroid era is certainly being questioned. Finally, one of them is speaking out. Former Chicago Cub star Sammy Sosa has finally broke his silence.

  • Truly the end of an era...

    I found out yesterday along with all of you that a familiar voice in Wichita is hanging up his headphones. You've heard him on The Fox during severe weather. He is Dan Dillon. He has been the news director of our sister station KFDI for 34 years. Not only that, in the short time I have been here, he has become my friend. When I first moved here, I was a little freaked out about the severe Kansas weather. I grew up on the Gulf of Mexico and have been through more than 50 hurricanes in my life, but I've never experienced the crazy Kansas weather storms and tornados. Even off the air, Dan has that calming, reassuring voice that made me feel more comfortable. I live in a place with no basement, so when there has been severe weather, I've grabbed my dog SJ and we both come up to the Radio Ranch to feel more safe. Watching Dan and his team in action during storm coverage was a sight to see.

  • Unnecessary spending for four more years....

    Why are we spending millions of dollars to have President Obama sworn in as president? Isn't he already the President of the United States? Why is there a renewing of the vows so to speak? Maybe I am in the minority, but if we are a country that is broke and spending money that we don't have, isn't this an unnecessary event costing the tax payers millions of dollars. He was 'officially' sworn in yesterday in a private ceremony in the White House. Shouldn't that be enough. I am a fan of President Obama, I just think this is not the right thing to do, and it should be changed. It's awesome that he was voted in twice, but we don't need to spend the money

  • Ozzy Osbourne burned...

    No, not doing another wacky on stage stunt or anything crazy like that. Apparently, at the Osbourne house, Sharon had gone to bed upstairs in their home and left a candle burning downstairs. Well, that turned out to be a mistake as the hourse caught fire. Ozzy, trying to put the fire out, burned himself.

  • A brand new look for the Corvette...

    So have you heard? A new Corvette was unveiled. I remember growing up always thinking that the Corvette was a really cool car. I knew this girl in high school that had a hot red Corvette that she would drive to school each day. It didn't help I had a major crush on her. The Corvette was always the sports car that I thought I would end up getting one day. As I grew older, my taste changed and now I am a total SUV guy. The last 3 cars I've owned were all sport utilities. I have a dog, so an SUV is more practical anyway. But with them unveiling the new Corvette, it's brought back some good memories and who knows, maybe as I get older, and I truly go through the 'mid life' crisis, I'll go back to sports cars and get a Corvette.

  • Are you an armchair quarterback???

    Whenever something happens, are you one of those types of people that thinks it would have been better, or a different outcome would have happened if they did something else. Sports is a prime example of someone becoming an armchair quarterback. Your favorite team loses a game or whatever, so you as a big fan, quickly rush to judgement and say the things that the team should have done to have won the game. Well in this case, the team that I root for, the Houston Texans, lost yesterday to the New England Patriots and their season is over. The 'armchair quarterback' in me has already been thinking of some changes that the team needs to make in order for the them to be a better team next year. A new Offensive Coordinater, a better offensive line and possibly even a new quarterback are the three things I would like to see changed. Of course, I am just a fan of the team and giving my opinion, so this actually wont happen. Oh well. Until NEXT SEASON!

  • Two hometown stories on my mind...

    A couple of things going on that are pulling my emotions this week.

  • Captain Kirk to play Jack Ryan?????

    Actor Chris Pine, who portrays Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek reboot is now also bring another character back to the BIG screen. CIA analyst Jack Ryan is coming back in 2013 with a new movie. The role started by Alec Balwin, then Harrison Ford to then Ben Affleck is now going to be portrayed by Chris Pine. Check out the article about the new movie.

  • And so it ends with a blowout....

    WOW! I don't know if anyone expected the blowout that we witnessed last night. I am not an SEC fan, and I am not an Alabama fan, but they were certainly the better team last night and are the 2013 Champions. And now, the waiting game. The college football season is something I look forward to every year. I enjoy watching my favorite team, and a few others and look forward to going to a sports bar with a bunch of TV's and sitting back for hours and eating some bar food, sipping on some beverages and just 'being a guy'. For now, we have another 4 weeks left of Pro football. I can't wait til September!

  • Playoff football....I love it!

    The battle of the rookie studs are over. Both the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins lost in the wild card game over the weekend. Andrew Luck and RGIII are OUT! Great seasons for both, but neither will win the Super Bowl this year. My team, the Houston Texans, won their wild card game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It wasn't pretty, but it's a W in the playoffs. Next up for the Texans, is the New England Patriots in Foxborough. It will not be an easy game. Last time the two teams met, the Patriots destroyed us. The anticipation will drive me all week long til game time on Sunday. Fingers crossed for a victory.

  • How young is too young?

    So my niece just turned 12 and I found out yesterday that my brother and sister in law got her a phone for her birthday. More so a smartphone. My question is, how young is too young for certain things for kids. Does a 12 year old need a phone? Who are they going to call except their mom and dad and their grandparents. Do 12 year olds text already. Am I old, or being old fashioned? I just don't get it. Maybe I am being old fashioned. The young kids today know about computers, and smartphones, and tablets, and it's mind blowing what kids of today are doing. When I was a kid, I went out side to ride my big wheel. haha! ok, just had to vent.

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