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.
Earl Weaver, who won four American League pennants and a World Series during his 17 seasons as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, died early today after collapsing during an Orioles-sponsored cruise. He was 82.
This is the 21st day of the year. Just 344 days remaining in 2013. 58 Days until Spring. Today is International Fetish Day, National Hugging Day, National Granola Bar Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day and National Hot 'n' Spicy Food Day.
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. King was a Baptist minister turned activist best known for his work for the African-American civil rights movement. His methods were nonviolent and included boycotts, marches and speeches. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech was conducted in August of 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in front of 200,000 supporters. King was also the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial discrimination.
1621- Colonists began putting up houses to begin the settlement at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1824- Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, one of the Civil War's most famous military officers, was born. Jackson died on May 10, 1863.
1966, George Harrison married Patti Boyd with Paul McCartney as his Best Man. George had first met Patti on the set of The Beatles movie ‘A Hard Days Night.’
1967, the microwave oven was invented
1987, Bruce Springsteen inducted Roy Orbison into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame
1990, John McEnroe became the first player to be expelled from the Australian Open after throwing a tantrum and swearing at an official.
Hakeem Olajuwon (50), Geena Davis (57), Robby Benson (57), Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, (60), Billy Ocean (63), Emma Bunton (Spice Girls' "Baby Spice") is 37, Jack Nicklaus (73)
A Pennsylvania school district is under fire for suspending a 5-year-old girl from kindergarten after she told a classmate she planned to shoot her mom with a toy soap-bubble gun.
The Mount Carmel Area School District claimed the child was a “terror threat.” That's what you call "bursting your bubble".
Authorities in Northern California say a man arrested in nothing but a trench coat and socks after a break-in told investigators he had been using the homeowner's sauna.
Calaveras County sheriff's deputies arrested 49-year-old Robert London last week after they responded to a report of a burglary at a home in San Andreas. He pleaded not guilty. London told investigators he thought the house was vacant, and he had used the sauna there in the past.
Americans eat over a half-pound of this per-person every week. What is it? Congrats to John, he got it. The answer is "cheese".
At The Box Office this Weekend: Supernatural thriller Mama led the U.S. box office over the weekend. The horror-thriller made $28.1 million, bumping Zero Dark Thirty to second. Arnold Schwarzenneger's The Last Stand debuted in 10th.
1. "Mama," $28.1 million.
2. "Zero Dark Thirty," $17.6 million. ($770,000 international.)
3. "Silver Linings Playbook," $11.4 million. ($700,000 international.)
4. "Gangster Squad," $9.1 million. ($5.7 million international.)
5. "Broken City," $9 million.
President Barack Obama has released an official inaugural music playlist. Included on the 16-track list are some of his favorite artists, including Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, and Usher who will be perform at inaugural events starting tomorrow in Washington. Obama released the list through through the digital music service Spotify. Other artists include Marc Anthony, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Cannon and Mindless Behavior. John Legend's "Ordinary People," "Firework" by Katy Perry, James Taylor's "Your Smiling Face" and the "Glee" cast version of Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" also made the president's cut. Inauguration Day is today.
ABC newswoman Barbara Walters took a fall at an inauguration party at an ambassador's home in Washington and was hospitalized. The 83 year old Walters, fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott. The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead.
The Bachelor (ABC) Castle (ABC)
The Biggest Loser (NBC) Deception (NBC)
Switched at Birth (ABC FAMILY) Bunheads (ABC FAMILY)
Love & Hip Hop (VH1) Black Ink Crew (VH1)
The Carrie Diaries (THE CW) 90210 (THE CW)
Bones (FOX) The Following (FOX)
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (BRAVO) Vanderpump Rules (BRAVO)
2 Broke Girls (CBS) Mike & Molly (CBS) Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
Catfish: The TV Show (MTV
Thompson Square will release a new album titled Just Feels Good on March 26.
Three weeks into the New Year, Taylor Swift's album Red and the Zac Brown Band single "Goodbye in Her Eyes" remain atop the charts. ZBB at the Roanoke Civic Center this Friday.
Kelly Clarkson's favorite Miranda Lambert song is "Mama's Broken Heart."
People's Most Annoying Tech Habits?
A new list says the four most annoying tech habits are: Spamming your friends' Facebook pages with your causes . . . pausing to text before you pull out of a spot in a crowded parking lot . . . talking on the phone in a public bathroom . . . and endlessly texting back-and-forth when you really just need a two-minute phone call. (Yahoo)
Barack H. Obama •Largest attendance of any event in the history of Washington, DC (Jan 20, 2009)
William J. Clinton •First Inaugural ceremony broadcast live on the Internet. (Jan 20, 1997)
Ronald W. Reagan •Coldest Inauguration day on record, with a noon temperature of 7°F. (Jan 21 1985)
Gerald R. Ford •First unelected Vice President to become President. (Aug 9, 1974)
Richard M. Nixon •Took the oath of office on two Bibles; both family heirlooms. (Jan 20, 1969)
John F. Kennedy •First time a poet, Robert Frost, participated in the Inaugural program. (Jan 20, 1961)
Dwight D. Eisenhower •January 20, 1957 fell on a Sunday, so Eisenhower was sworn in privately that day by Chief Justice Earl Warren in the White House East Room. His public Inauguration was held on Monday, January 21, 1957. (Jan 20, 1957(
Harry S. Truman •First televised Inaugural ceremony (Jan 20, 1949)
Franklin D. Roosevelt •First and only President sworn in for a fourth term; had simple Inaugural ceremony at the White House. (Jan 20, 1945)
Herbert C. Hoover •First Inaugural ceremony recorded by talking newsreel. (March 4, 1929)
Calvin Coolidge •First Inaugural ceremony broadcast nationally by radio (March 4, 1925)
Warren G. Harding •First President to ride to and from his Inauguration in an automobile. (March 4, 1921)
Woodrow Wilson •First President to take the oath of office on Sunday. March 4, 1917 fell on a Sunday, so Wilson was sworn in privately on that day in the President's Room in the U.S. Capitol by Chief Justice Edward D. White. His public inauguration was held on Monday, March 5. (March 5, 1917)
William McKinley •First Inaugural ceremony recorded by a motion picture camera (March 4, 1897)
James A. Garfield •First President to review the Inaugural parade from a stand built in front of the White House. (March 4,1881)
Six year old Nathan Norman was featured Saturday on "CBS This Morning" and he continues to tug at our nations heart strings.
The little fellas suffers from a deadly type of brain cancer. Back in the fall, his mom asked him in advance what he wanted for Christmas. He told her all he wanted was a few cards from police or fireman.
Well members of law enforcement from all over the world caught wind of Nathan's request. Not only were they sending cards, but also showing up to greet Nathan at the Norman house in Rustburg.
But, there was one special request. The secret service invited the Norman family to the inauguration today, to ride in a limousine in the parade behind the President. Think the little fella and his family will get to meet the President. Maybe. Things happen for a reason. Nathan and his family have been invited back this spring for a tour of the White House.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abe Lincoln