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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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Birds of a Feather Get Shot Together – if They’re Turkeys

It's just about wild turkey hunting time in the Tri-State, and just like the lyrics that are sung in "Chevy Van," by Sammy Johns, "...and that's all right with me!"  Sorry, but I don't like wild turkeys.  They are, in my mind, just like deer - a nuisance.  They wander around aimlessly with no real purpose, running onto rural roadways and causing automobile accidents.  They spread ticks and lice, too.  So, I say, let the hunting games begin!

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Work Zone Safety Week in the Evansville Area and Throughout Indiana

Last evening as I was driving home on I-164, I witnessed a scene that reminded me that this is National Work Zone Awareness Week in Evansville and throughout Indiana.  The scene, located between the Lloyd Expressway and Morgan Ave. on I-164, depicts the number of highway workers killed this past year while performing their duties.  It's purpose is to remind us to slow down and be extra careful in highway work zones.

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My Heart is Happy That I’m Married – for Love and for Heart Health

Okay, I could write a book-length testimonial for why I'm married, especially to my wife, Jenny, but the point of this blog is not to gush about my wife (although I'm sure she would like it), it's to point out why being married to someone you truly love is good for your heart.  Yes, love can "break" your heart, but it's also apparently one great way to keep your ticker tickin'!

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Category: Health, News, What's New
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Boonville Will Get It’s Own St. Mary’s Urgent Care Center

St. Mary's will be constructing an urgent care facility along Indiana Highway 62 at the Boonville Wal-Mart shopping area.  This is good news for everyone who lives around the Boonville area, including my family.  Boonville is about 15 minutes away from where I live, but Evansville is 45 minutes.  That means that medical services are becoming more accessible to us!

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Boonville Will Get It’s Own St. Mary’s Urgent Care Center

St. Mary's will be constructing an urgent care facility along Indiana Highway 62 at the Boonville Wal-Mart shopping area.  This is good news for everyone who lives around the Boonville area, including my family.  Boonville is about 15 minutes away from where I live, but Evansville is 45 minutes.  That means that medical services are becoming more accessible to us!

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Category: Health, News, Newsletter, Twitter
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Short on Money? Spend it on These Inexpensive Superfoods

All of my adult life, money has never been plentiful.  When Jenny and I got married, we decided that even if money was short, we wouldn't skimp on quality food to eat.  In other words, we would eat healthy foods even if we had to spend a little more money to get them, and to do that, we would sacrifice in other areas, if need be.  It's always been important to us to eat nutritionally-packed foods, as opposed to getting by on cheaper but not-so-healthy foods.  So if you want healthy nutrition on a cheaper budget, try these (relatively) inexpensive "superfoods."

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Category: Food, Health, News, Twitter
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Recipe for Yummy Banana Bread Made From Leftover Bananas

Yesterday, I posted a video blog about my not-so-famous "flick of the wrist" way to open bananas.  So today I thought that I would pass along to you a banana bread recipe, just in can you ever have left over bananas that are turning brown,  soft and squishy.  Here's a recipe that Jenny uses to make yummy banana bread.  Try it!

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Category: Food, Newsletter, Twitter
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Cat Bites Can Cost You and Cause a Small Cat-astrophe

Okay, so puns aside, a cat bite on your hand is something you normally shrug off and don't think about, outside of the irritation while it heals.  Heck, I have a cat and play with her all of the time.  Yes, I let her bite my hands because I know that she's just playing.  Unfortunately, there's evidence to support that this is exactly what you don't want due to bacteria that can get transferred from the cat's mouth into your hands' joints.  The result can be painful and dangerous.

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