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.
Ernie’s served its last potato cake yesterday. The downtown Roanoke eatery closed and signed the business over to the owner of a Harrisonburg restaurant, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint.
Zac Brown Band tonight, Cat Show at the Holiday Inn on Ordway Drive, and the Kid's Winter Carnival at the Salem Civic Center.
Hoops: Virginia 74, Va Tech 58
This is January 25th is the 25th day of the year. 54 days until Spring. Today is Opposite Day
1870, the soda fountain was invented
1947, Al Capone died
1961, John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. The event was carried on radio and television.
1971, Charles Manson was convicted of murdering 7 people
1981, the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in the United States
1993, Sears announced that after 97 years it was closing its catalog sales department
pop star Alicia Keys (32) former WWE star The Honky Tonk Man (60)
Dustin Watts - Baton Rouge Audition - American... by IdolxMuzic
BEYONCE'S SUPER BOWL SONG LIST _ Us Weekly has gotten its hands on her rumored set list.
After Erin Andrews departed ESPN last year, reporter, Rachel Nichols became one of the strongest female reporters that the Sports network had on the air. Now, Rachel has ended her tenure with ESPN and his heading to CNN.
NEW IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND _ Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (R); Movie 43 (R); Parker (R)
NEW ON DVD THIS WEEKEND _ End of Watch (Jake Gyllenhaal); The Paperboy (Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Zac Efron); Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren)
Gary Allan is on track to score his first #1 album on the overall Billboard 200 chart next week with the release of "Set You Free".
Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have joined the performance lineup for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. Dierks and Miranda will perform together. They share the cover of the latest "Country Weekly".
Kenny Chesney will wave his 'Pirate Flag' proudly next week as he releases the first single from his upcoming studio album to all digital outlets on Jan. 31. Chesney’s yet-to-be-titled studio album is expected to be released on April 30.
Hunter Hayes has 3 Grammy nods and he's reportedly in the studio working on some material for his next album.
As I mentioned in the Buzz (above) American Idol's stop in Baton Rouge, produced a few good ones. Paul Jolley - 22 - honored his late grandfather by singing the Rascal Flattshit ‘I Won’t Let Go,’ wowing the judges with his polished vocal skills and genuine spirit.
Temps around the nation have been a tad cool lately. So cold that doctors are warning to be wary of frostbite and hypothermia. Both can sneak up on you if not careful. Here's how you know frostbite has set in:
Starts with a burning sensation and redness
Progresses to numbness and tingling
Skin may look white or gray
You feel 'clumsy'
The best thing to do is stick your fingers under your armpits for warmth. Next, use warm water (not hot water!). Using a hairdryer, stove or fire can cause damage to your skin.
Hypothermia (low body temp):
You feel tremors or shakes
Difficulty using hands
The best thing to do (obviously) is get into a warm room. 15 minutes is all you need, unless it's a child, then get them to a doctor.
How to avoid frostbite and hypothermia
Dress warm, but in layers. Take off clothes if you feel yourself sweating.
Keep your face and fingers covered -- those are the first parts affected by frostbite
Wear a hat
Avoid alcohol and smoking
Avoid metal or water
6 PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE PHRASES TO AVOID
Check out these 6 phrases... how many times have they been uttered by you?
"I'm NOT angry!"
"I didn't realize you wanted it done now"
"I didn't know you wanted it done like that"
"Can't you take a joke?"
"I'm just saying"
According to Psychology Today, those are passive aggressive statements you need to recognize and stop saying. They're designed to "get back at another person without that person recognizing the underlying anger."
PRODUCT OF THE DAY
Someone's FINALLY figured out a way to actually get you EXCITED to send out thank-you cards. You can now buy notecards with envelopes that have CHOCOLATE-FLAVORED SEALS. No more paper-and-glue flavor, when you lick them, they taste like chocolate. A set of 10 costs $12.99 at ThinkGeek.com. (Gizmodo)
HAPPY FRIDAY! REALLY.
Wednesdays are the WORST days of the week for a lunch date. Experts say that women look their oldest at 3:30pm every Wednesday. 12% of women say their most stressful day of the week is Wednesday. But things are a-okay once you get past Wednesday, life is good. Researchers say that Thursday is the day women are most likely to have sex, which may explain why women are at their happiest on Friday. 60% of women say Friday is their happiest day of the week.
I CAT RESIST
There's actually a SCIENTIFIC REASON why you can't resist sharing cat videos or photos of your baby. A new study out of Yale found that when we see something CUTE, our bodies are wired to LOSE CONTROL. You're filled with a biological urge to share the cuteness . . . and that urge is so strong it overrides your usual inhibitions. Story
Good News Story
Who knew a hashtag could wield this much power? This one -- #OperationGetKaylaToMeetTaylorSwift -- worked so well, it brought Kayla Kincannon to Nashville for lunch with Taylor Swift.
Kincannon has been fighting brain cancer and brain tumors since 2011 but has been a Swift fan for much, much longer. So the suburban Detroit teenager's family and friends had started a social media campaign to get her to meet Swift.
It had to seem like a longshot, but it worked. Taylor and Kayla had lunch in Tennessee.
After lunch, her family posted on Kincannon's website, "This was no quick meet and greet photo opp." Lunch with the Swift women lasted two hours. But the memories of that lunch? I'm pretty sure those will last forever. Indeed. That's the Taylor Swift story I love to hear.
Lar's Thought of the Day
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."