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Chad here! After 11 years of being one half of The WBKR Waking Crew and The CB Radio Show, I am now one half of the all-new Morning Drive on 92.5 with Chad & Angel. Our show runs 6a-10am CST Monday through Friday and I also co-host The BKR's Dozen Countdown with Dave Spencer each Saturday morning at 8am. In addition to flapping my lips on the air, I emcee a variety of events all over the state of Kentucky. I emcee charity functions, beauty pageants and dance competitions. I love country music. In fact, I love all kids of music. I listen to everything from Justin Moore to Katy Perry to Sam Smith to David Nail to Kings of Leon to Garth Brooks to Kelly Clarkson to J Hud and Pitbull. I love tennis and reality television. When I am not working I am likely on the sectional watching America's Got Talent, Project Runway, The Biggest Loser, American Horror Story, and pretty much anything on The Tennis Channel or ESPN. I vacation . . . a lot! I love Mexico and any place I can get to on a cruise ship. I live in Owensboro with Kevin, Dolly, Ellie and a cat named Oprah.
Derek Fugate via YouTube
Derek Fugate via YouTube
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Vintage Footage of Opryland USA Theme Park from 1988 [Video]

Oh my goodness!  This video brings back a ton of childhood memories. Last year here at WBKR.com, I shared a story called Remembering Opryland USA: The Home of American Music.  That blog contained some vintage footage of the park.  Thanks to YouTube, I found some more.  Check this out.  It's a video from the summer of 1988 courtesy of Derek Fugate.  You're going to see footage of some of your favorite rides and attractions from Opryland, including the famous Wabash Cannonball.

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Category: History, Newsletter
Shannon Franco via Facebook
Shannon Franco via Facebook
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What Would You Do if You Found a Tarantula on Your Back Porch? [Video]

It's a question I have never asked myself.  Thankfully, I have never had to because, honestly, I can't even imagine it.  I saw the movies Arachnophobia and Eight Legged Freaks and they were both pretty horrifying.  And this from a person who doesn't even really mind spiders.  But I would mind THIS one!  Look at this thing my friend Shannon found on her Sand Springs (a.k.a. Jurassic Park, Oklahoma) back porch over the weekend.  It is a monster tarantula and it scared the crap out of her.

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Category: Animals, Humor, Videos
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WBKR
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What’s Cookin’? Delicious Fall Slaw [Recipe]

Melissa Webb and Tabatha Carman, from the UK Cooperative Extension Office, are back for another edition of What's Cookin'? guest and, this week, they're serving up a delicious recipe from the 2016 Food & Nutrition Calendar from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.  And this recipe just screams "Fall!"  Check it out.  Their recipe for Fall Slaw.

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Category: Food, Newsletter, What's New
Picasa/Riley Children's Foundation
Picasa/Riley Children's Foundation
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7-Year-Old Mount Carmel, Illinois Boy Survives Rare Form of Cancer

As you all know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  And we get the opportunity to share an amazing story with you.  A story that is a testament to the human will to survive and the power of progress.  Meet 7-year-old Blaine Hawkins of Mount Carmel, Illinois.  He has just beaten a rare form of cancer.  In fact, he's the first documented survivor of neuroblastoma that spread to the adrenal, spine and brain.  Here's Blaine's miraculous story of diagnosis and his unbelievable road to recovery.

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Photo by Mary Higginbotham
Photo by Mary Higginbotham
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What’s Cookin’? Summer Veggie & Wild Rice Bake [Recipe]

Mary Higginbotham, from the UK Cooperative Extension Office, is back for another edition of What's Cookin'? guest and, this week, she's serving up a Summer Veggie & Wild Rice Bake.  Check out the recipe.  It's relatively easy, positively healthy and delicious, and, of course, Kentucky Proud!

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Category: Food, Newsletter, What's New

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