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Dave Westrich

I grew up in Cincinnati, beginning my radio career at my high school radio station, WNSD. I landed in Evansville in 1980.  Throughout the 80's and early 90's, I learned the ropes of radio in several different positions on WGBF AM and WKDQ.  My radio hiatus came in spring of '92 when I attended U.S.I. to become an educator.  I acquired my B.S. and began teaching shortly thereafter.  Although I had a great time with the kids in North Spencer, I made the decision to return to the airwaves in June of 2011.  Now I'm spending the afternoons with you! I have an absolutely wonderful wife, Jenny (we met at the very first Mike Harvey sock hop in 1990),  two awesome kids, and some little critters to keep us all company.
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Rise Up and Run Event to Benefit Evansville Christian Life Center Circles® Initiative

The Evansville Christian Life Center's Rise Up and Run event is this Saturday, April 19th, and the stations of Townsquare Media invite you to put on the running/walking shoes and get ready to raise money for the Circles® initiative.  Here's what you need to know about "Rise Up and Run!"

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Should the State of Indiana Force Small School Districts to Consolidate? [Poll]

The idea of public school consolidation has been floating around for several years now and there have been some school districts that have been forced into consolidating due to financial stresses, but should the State of Indiana, or any state for that matter, force the schools of communities to consolidate even if the people of those communities don’t want consolidation?

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Category: News, Political, Twitter
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Social Media, facebook, Can Make You Feel “Down” and Depress Your Mood

Honestly, I’m not a fan of social media and never have been.  I’m not interested in, nor do I want to know every person’s little whim, thought, rant or philosophical view.  It’s only because my job requires me to be involved in certain social media that I am.  Now there’s news that affirms my natural instincts about social media – a study’s results show that spending time on facebook depresses our moods.

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“Stella Awards” Demonstrate Proof of Dysfunction in America

I received an e-mail from an acquaintance of mine who also happens to be a WJLT listener.  Within this e-mail were stories of people who were awarded monetary compensation from the American judicial system.  Before I write any more, I would like to begin by saying/writing that I honestly don't know if these stories are true.  However if they are, our judicial system has become as dysfunctional as our American society has.

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Drive One 4 UR School Event at Tecumseh High School This Saturday, April 12

Yes, that's the title of the event in which you can participate to help raise money for Tecumseh High School this Saturday.  It's easy, too!  Your simple test drive of a new car on the school property equates to $20 for the school!  Don't worry - there won't be any salesperson to put pressure on you to buy the car.  Just hop in, drive the car around the parking lot and raise money!  Plus there will be barbeque and a multifamily yard sale.  In other words, you get to drive, shop and eat! 

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Category: Events, Food, What's New
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2014 United Leasing Championship at Victoria National: Help A Charity You Love!

Not only can you see great golfing, enjoy a beautiful day with family and friends, but you can also help your favorite charity by purchasing your tickets to the 2014 United Leasing Championship.  Once again the championship will be held at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh.  Want to know more?  Read on!

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What to Buy and Not Buy in April with that Tax Refund Check

One mistake I've made in the past, and maybe you have, too, is to spend my refund money on things that I would like to have instead of things I truly need.  Another idea is to take that money and NOT spend it, but rather invest it in some sort of retirement fund, kids' education fund, etc.  However, if the refund is burning a hole in your pocket and you simply have to buy something, I understand.  But let me tell you what to buy or not to buy in April.  Why?  Because if you wait just a little while, you can get better deals.

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Looking for a Wedding Gift? Here are Some Practical Suggestions of Value

As spring and summer round the corner, weddings are sure to follow.  Jenny and I will be happily attending a wedding at the end of May and so, it's time to go wedding gift shopping.  Experience from our own wedding tells us that gifts are sometimes of little value to the wedding couple.  So, in preparation we're asking ourselves, "What can we afford that the wedding couple will truly appreciate?"  You may be facing this same situation, so here are a few suggestions.

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Category: What's New
I call him "Mulch Man!"  (Dave Westrich)
I call him "Mulch Man!" (Dave Westrich)
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A Smile is Contagious No Matter What It’s On, Even on Mulch Man!

Each and every day I'm on the air, I always end my broadcast with a reminder for you to "keep wearing that smile because it's contagious, you know."  It's true!  One of my nicknames here at the station is "Smilin' Dave" because I smile a lot to spread a positive vibe to everyone I meet or see.  It's small but it's powerful.  So every day when I drive home and see this face smiling at me, it reminds me to continue doing what I'm doing.  (He may not be smiling, but I like to think he is!)

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