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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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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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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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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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Vectren Phone Scam is Looking for Evansville and Tri-State Victims – Don’t Be One!

A number of scams have been victimizing Tri-State residents of late.  I, personally, have received the phone calls from Florida, and even from myself (how is that possible?!) about my Mastercard (which I don't even have!).  Now Vectren is warning us about another scam that has surfaced.  It seems that "someone" is making phone calls to Vectren customers claiming to be a representative of the company and wanting an immediate payment or the service to their home or business will be disconnected.

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park Coming to Evansville

The trampoline in our back yard provides hours of bouncing fun for Emily and Elliot.  Elliot bounces simply to bounce around.  Emily does that too, but she also practices her cheers and tumbling.  We all realize that bouncing on a trampoline is lots of fun, but it’s also great exercise for the muscles and cardiovascular system.  And as great as it is to have one of these, it doesn’t compare to what’s coming for Evansville area residents – a Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

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Evansville Christian Life Center’s Poverty Awareness: Shoeless Sunday, April 13

The Evansville Christian Life Center is one of those places that wants to improve our community one person at a time, and the people involved with the ECLC are getting the job done!  April is the month of the ECLC's Poverty Awareness Campaign called, "30 Days of Poverty."  Several events are connected with this campaign, and one of the events is, "Shoeless Sunday."  It's a way that you can help people in the community!

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Severe Weather Season Window Has Just Opened for Evansville and Tri-State

It seems that living in the Evansville and Tri-State area means severe weather can strike at any time on any day of any month.  However, when the beginning of April rolls around, you know that the severe weather season window is opening with storms likely to follow.  Bada-bing, bada-boom, today is April 2 and the severe weather threat is rearing its ugly head, with severe weather as a possibility tomorrow.  That's why, as I was driving through Chandler, this contraption caught my eye.

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