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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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Will a Biological Blight Bottom Out the Banana Bunch?

I like to eat bananas occasionally and I like them well enough, but I wouldn't say that I'm a banana lover.  If you are a banana lover, this news may greatly disturb you.  (It certainly is bad enough to make the monkeys go ape!)  There is currently a blight on bananas in Asia that has now been found in Mozambique (Africa) and Jordan (Middle East), and the concern is that it may reach Latin America.  If that happens, the Cavendish banana that we all can find in our local supermarkets may disappear.

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Cancer Fighting Fundraiser for Addisen Newman

8 year-old Addisen Newman has a smile that could outshine a fully lighted Christmas tree!  During this season of giving, Addisen and her family hope that you'll help her in her fight against a rare cancer called Wilms tumor, a cancer that begins in a child's kidney.  Currently Addisen is in Riley Hospital in Indianapolis with a hard fight and long road ahead of her.  But you can help and have a great time, too, this Saturday

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Wal-Mart In Canton, Ohio Steps on a Metaphorical Land Mine That Affects All of its Stores

Well intentioned?  Yes.  Smart move. NOT!  The masses are rising up against the misstep that took place in Canton, Ohio's local Wal-Mart.  Bins were placed inside the store with a sign that read, "Please donate food items here so Associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner."  "Boom!"  The metaphorical land mine exploded.

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Don Mattingly in Evansville This Weekend for the “Way” and Garvin Park Monument Dedications

A month ago I wrote a blog about the name change coming for the street running from N. Main St. into Garvin Park.  Bosse Field's official address changes, too.  Bosse Field is now located at 23 Don Mattingly Way.  That was the number on Don's New York Yankees uniform.  Additionally, Garvin Park's address is now 45 Don Mattingly Way.  This Saturday, Don Mattingly himself will be in Evansville for the dedication of the street name change and a monument placed inside Garvin Park in his honor.

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Magic Restroom Restaurant in Los Angeles (YouTube)
Magic Restroom Restaurant in Los Angeles (YouTube)
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Restaurant Puts Customers on the Throne, But You Don’t Get to Flush [Poll]

Go to this restaurant in Los Angeles without knowing what's inside and you may get flushed - in the face!  The Magic Restroom restaurant is a place you go only if you know what to expect to sit on - toilets!  It's America's first toilet-themed eatery.  No, I'm not kidding.

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Ready to Buy Your Halloween Candy for Trick or Treating? Read These Tips and Save Money!

If you like to be a thrifty shopper, then you may not want to purchase your trick or treating candy just yet.  Wait until it's closer to Halloween because the closer the holiday gets, the more candy bargains you'll find.  That's just one tip for saving money when it's time for the ghosts and goblins to come calling on your doorstep.  Here are some more tips: 

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Bosse Field in Evansville Has New Address: 23 Don Mattingly Way

The street running from N. Main St. into Garvin Park now has a new name, which means that Bosse Field now has a new address!  Yesterday, the parks board resolution declared that Bosse Field's official address is now 23 Don Mattingly Way, which was Don's number on his New York Yankees uniform.

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Diamond Dash Hearts On Fire Acclaim Engagement Ring - Kruckemeyer & Cohn
Diamond Dash Hearts On Fire Acclaim Engagement Ring - Kruckemeyer & Cohn
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Watch Out for a Horde of Diamond Ring Seekers During the 4th Annual Kruckemeyer & Cohn Diamond Dash This Sunday

If you see a bunch (zillions!) of people running around Downtown Evansville Sunday afternoon, don't panic!  They aren't aliens from another world seeking human sacrifice, they are simply participating in the 4th Annual Kruckemeyer & Cohn Diamond Dash!

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Mesker Park Zoo Hosts 2013 Boo at the Zoo for Family Halloween Fun

Want a fun family Halloween experience?  Boo at the Zoo, presented by Old National Bank, is the perfect event for you!  Boo at the Zoo begins Friday evening, Oct. 18 at 5-8 p.m. and continues for the same hours, Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27.  Have fun with candy stations, magician, Don Baggett, giant inflatables, storytelling with the Rivertown Storytellers, games, creatures of the night, the Tent of Terror and more!

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