In March 2008, I came in third place in City Magazine's "Best Radio Personalities." I've always said, I have the best listeners in the world. Thank-you so much for tuning in every day. It wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you.
Virginia football head coach Mike London announced Sunday four members of the Cavalier coaching staff have been relieved of their duties. Those coaches are associate head coach/defensive coordinator Jim Reid, defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Jeff Hanson, running backs coach Mike Faragalli and tight ends coach Shawn Moore.
Prices at the pump continue to drop. Roanoke's average is $3.18 a gallon.
The state is considering tougher penalties for texting and driving. Some would like to see it as reckless driving. The draft of new legislation that goes before the Virginia State Crime Commission on Wednesday. Virginia has the weakest texting-while-driving penalties in the region. It classifies the action as a secondary offense, which means police officers can only give a ticket for the violation if they pull a driver over for another reason. The penalty for reckless driving in Virginia is up to one year in jail and a $2500 fine.
Mystery of Mars to be revealed today at a 12 Noon news conference by NASA. We'll get an update on the Mars Rover.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remains in stable condition at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for a lingering cough related to bronchitis.
Mill Mountain Zoo has reverted to its winter schedule as of Saturday. The zoo will be closed Monday through Wednesday, and will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. until March.
Dickens of a Christmas begins Friday in Downtown Roanoke with the lighting of the City Christmas Tree. Vinton Christmas Parade is Thursday. Salem is Friday.
Let's go bowling!
The Hokies will face Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28.. It kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.. It's the Hokies' first trip to the Orlando-based bowl.
BCS Championship: Notre Dame vs Alabama - Monday, Jan 7.
The other BCS matchups:
- Northern Illinois vs Florida State in the Orange Bowl
- Oregon and Kansas State will play in the Fiesta Bowl.
- Wisconsin and Stanford will meet in the Rose Bowl.
- Florida and Louisville are set for the Sugar Bowl.
Time and dates for every bowl.
Monday Night Football: Giants vs Washington
Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day... a day when we're supposed to appreciate everything we have, starting with the roof over our heads.
1929: Ford Motor Company raised the pay of its employees 40 percent despite the collapse of the U.S. stock market. Ford wages went from $5 to $7 a day.
1947: The Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" opened on Broadway starring Jessica Tandy as Blanche and Marlon Brando as Stanley.
1966: In his first varsity game at UCLA, center Lew Alcindor scored 56 points. As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar he became one of basketball’s greatest players.
1950: Newscaster Paul Harvey made his first national broadcast from Chicago.
1960: The musical "Camelot" opened on Broadway.
"X Factor" host Mario Lopez tied the knot with Courtney Mazza during a beachfront wedding in Punta Mita, Mexico over the weekend. Mario's "X-Factor" co-host, Khloe Kardashian said she told Mario to make sure to spend time alone with his bride at their wedding.
More wedding news: "Bachelorette" stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum announced they got married, becoming the second couple in the U.S. TV show's 24 seasons to tie the knot.
Hugh Hefner is preparing to marry his girlfriend, Crystal Harris on New Year’s Eve.
Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in the network’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. Smash producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will oversee the Peacock’s version of the three-hour televised musical.
Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill will join Eric Clapton and other internationally-acclaimed guitarists at the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival scheduled for April 12-13 at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Don't miss Blake Shelton's NBC Christmas Special tonight at 10.
Nashville' star Hayden Panettiere was involved in a two-car accident recently in Music City, caused by her alleged failure to stop at a red light and the other driver's improper merge. No one was seriously hurt. However, both the BMW and a Geo Prism were towed from the scene.
A Home for the Holidays With Rascal Flatts, will air on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 8 p.m. ET. Rascal Flatts—Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney—will host the special and also perform. Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty, Rachel Crow (14 year old X Factor finalist) and Phillip Phillips are also set to perform.
Our favorite country redhead Reba McEntire covers the December/January issue of AARP magazine.
What's the Heaviest Thing Amazon Will Ship For Free?
We all know Amazon's deal: If you order something that costs more than $25, they ship it free.
The "Wall Street Journal" wanted to find the HEAVIEST ITEM on Amazon . . . a 1,672-pound fire safe....would they ship this $3,500 item for free? Yep. It would have cost $700 to ship. Read it.
Just So You Know...Is Wasn't The Qualifications
Ten Annoying Things You Should Never Say at the Office
CBS MoneyWatch is out with the 10 overused, annoying, and unnecessary clichés we should NEVER EVER EVER use at the office. Stay away from: Leverage . . . it is what it is . . . viral . . . game changer . . . and value-add.
The Top Baby Names For 2012
BabyCenter.com released their annual list of the most popular baby names and nobody has knocked Sophia and Aiden out of the number one spot. In fact, there is very little movement on originality in the top ten for both boys and girls. The only new name to move in for the girls is Mia at number 9, and Jack for the boys at number 10. The letter "J", by the way, is very trendy for the guys...
Believe it or not, 50 Shades of Grey has boosted the popularity of the name 'Anastasia' by 10%. The name 'Grey' is up 20%. Try explaining that one to your kids...
Top 10 for the GIRLS
For the BOYS
The remotes can often lower a car’s windows, allowing owners to start airing out the car before hopping inside.
According to CNET, the trick usually involves pressing the remote’s unlock button, releasing it, then pressing it again and holding down. In some cars, simply inserting the key in the lock, turning it clockwise, releasing, then turning it clockwise again and holding will do the trick.
The trick is usually explained in owner’s manuals, but it has also been discussed online, although it has yet to gain widespread attention.
In order to try to confirm how many car keys could be used to roll down windows, CNET ultimately turned to social media, conducting an internal poll, and reaching out to Reddit users. Their combined list includes 19 makes and models so far.
Car owners who are intimidated by the often lengthy and sometimes complicated owner’s manuals can find a wealth of resources online, often through Internet automative forums such as Edmunds.com or CarForums.net.
For some people, getting eight hours of sleep at night is next to impossible. Sometimes it feels like when it's time to sleep, your body won't let you, and when you need to be awake, an afternoon latte is the only thing keeping you from conking out at your desk.
Don't blame the afternoon caffeine for your late-night insomnia. Here are some surprising reasons you probably can't sleep:
All the planes that landed in San Diego on Black Friday in just 5 hours, narrowed down to 30 seconds. Amazing.