Friday, June 29, 2007

Station intern house guest on "Big Brother 8" on CBS

I found out some interesting news yesterday. Jessica Hughbanks, a former intern of the station is going to be a house guest on "Big Brother 8." She is actually in L.A. right now. They have her in a hotel with no communication with anyone. She moves into the house on Monday and the show premieres on CBS Thursday, July 5th. This is very cool. Jessica was a great intern and has actually applied for a Promotions Assistant job for me. She is going to be gone for a few weeks and possibly months. So, be sure to cheer for her on the show!

Friday, June 22, 2007

No sleep tonight, but it is worth it!

Tonight is the night for Relay for Life. It's a great cause. I am going to be at the Newton High School track from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Saturday. I am the Emcee and Dj for the event. I don't know if you know the meaning of the Relay, but it is a very good one. It is also special, because Kris lost her mom to cancer and she was a very important person to a lot of people. She was an awesome woman! I will let you know how it goes.

"Cancer Does Not Stop for Nighttime"
RELAY FOR LIFE starts at dusk and ends the next morning. The light and darkness parallel the physical effects, emotions and mental state of a
cancer patient while undergoing treatment.

RELAY FOR LIFE begins when the sun is setting. This symbolizes the
time that the person receives their cancer diagnosis. The days are getting darker
and this represents the patient's state of mind as they feel that their life is coming to an end.

As the evening goes on, it gets colder and darker, just as the emotions
of the cancer patient do. Between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. represents the time when the cancer patient starts treatment. They become exhausted, some become sick, not wanting to go on and possibly wanting to give up. As a participant in the Relay for Life, you have been walking and feel much the same way. You cannot stop or give up, just as the cancer patient cannot stop or give up.

From 4 a.m. - 5 a.m. symbolizes the coming to the end of treatment for the cancer patient. Once again, they are tired, but they know they will make it.
The sun rising represents the end of treatment for the cancer patient. They see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that life goes on. The morning light brings on a new day, full of life and excitement and hope for new beginnings for the cancer patient. As a participant, you will feel the brightness of the morning and know that the end of the relay is close at hand.

When the relay is over and you leave, think of the cancer patient leaving their last treatment. Just as you are exhausted and weak, so is that person after treatment.

Kansas gets new License Plates. They're Blah!!!

A lot of you know that I am a license plate geek, well, a geek in general. Here's the new Kansas License Plate. It's pretty plain. Here's what the Wichita Eagle had to say about it.

Gone are the Statehouse, golden colors and the wheat. Soon vehicles across Kansas will display a much simpler license plate. The new "Ad Astra Per Aspera" plate is being issued first in Ellis County but soon will be available statewide as the stockpile of existing plates is eliminated.

Unlike the current design with a likeness of the Statehouse that debuted in 2001, the new version uses just one color -- blue -- and features the Great Seal of the State of Kansas.

Kansas law requires the state to make over the basic license plate every five years. The last revision was in 2001, but the Kansas Department of Revenue obtained a one-year reprieve.

The state will issue new versions of the plates only to people who buy a vehicle and have no plate to transfer to it. Carmen Alldritt, state director of motor vehicles, said the approach is expected to save the state $4.2 million.

Changes to the state's vanity plate, which is brown and has a likeness of a bison, aren't expected for a couple of years.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Trying to save money, and lose weight! It's Bike Time!

As you know, the gas prices stink!!! I have decided that it's time to start trying to save as much money as I can. Last night I decided that I was going to ride the bike to work. I got up an hour earlier than usual this morning and peddled into work. It's 16 miles (one-way). It took me just a little over an hour. I am overweight and not in the shape that I was when I used to ride all the time. I am not too sore, yet! I'll let you know more on that later.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Motel 6 does more than "leave the light on for ya!"

The picture above looks like an average room at a Motel 6. The hotel chain is known for a low-budget approach to lodging. This picture looks fine. I am not going to show you the pictures that I took under the bed.

It all started early Sunday morning. I woke up from a long Saturday. Kristi and I took the kids to K.C. for a Kids/Father's Day weekend outing. I called World's Of Fun and got some media passes on Saturday. Well, apparently, the person that stayed in Room #215 at the Motel 6 in Lenexa, Kansas on Friday night had their own little "fun!" I asked Kris where the remote was when I woke up. She looked around. She said "I can't find the remote, but you might wanna look under the bed!" I looked under the bed and guess what was there? A USED CONDOM!!! Yes! I know! That is disgusting! I called the front desk and told them what the deal was and that I has taken pictures with my camera and I was not going to pay for a room that had something like that in it. They were more than happy to make things right, but, the damage has been done! I will NEVER stay in a Motel 6 again!

Like my dad said when I told him about it. They can change their slogan now to "Motel 6, we'll leave the light on for ya....and a surprise under the bed!"

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
Here's a picture of me and Dad from the summer of 2006. Love ya Dad! Have a nice weekend! See you soon!

Friday, June 8, 2007

OK! It's time to update your web site!!!

So, I was on KEYN's website. It's a sister station to The Buzz, where I used to do mornings. The KEYN page has a photo gallery and this was still on there from 2004. Great! A picture of me wearing a jacket from a competing station. You can chuckle yourself at the following link:

Thursday, June 7, 2007

New Pics of Kristi and my Step-Kids

Kristi took her kids to get pictures taken this morning. The picture above features Destiny, Tiana, Ally, Austin and Kris. Aren't the kids getting big? Kristi had a reason for getting pictures of her and the kids. I will let you know more about that later.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Oh!!! I almost forgot about this picture that I took at Winfield Country Roundup!

So, I was working away at the KFDI Prize Wheel at the Winfield Country Roundup, when I looked up and saw this man. He was working in the Midway (Carnival) section of the Roundup. Go figure! A MULLET!!! He caught me right as I was taking this picture. Well, that's life. I hope that you enjoy it as much as me! :)

One thing I love about Kansas!

I took this picture tonight. This is about 2 miles from our house. I was driving up the road and saw this beautiful sunset. There's lots of things I like about Kansas. The sunset is way up there on the list!

Finally!!! A nice day at Winfield Country Roundup!

Saturday, the last day of Winfield Country Roundup went great! The rain stayed away and the show went on. Here's a picture of me with Country Star, Blake Shelton. He was the Headliner for the final night of the Roundup. Kristi met him and like him a lot. She thought he was very good looking. Lucky for me, she's into fat guys!!! :)

Friday, June 1, 2007

Chillin' With A Legend!!! Ronnie Milsap!!!

I am swamped with the Winfield Country Roundup with KFDI. It has been a very busy few days and the weather has made it miserable. There was nothing that was going to get in the way of Friday night, though. Ronnie Milsap was at the show. I met him in 1989 and got an autograph. I had always wanted to meet him and get a picture with him...well, I got that picture! It was awesome! He is so funny. It was an honor to meet him. He's had over 40 #1 songs in his career.