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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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Getting Ripped-Off at the Supermarket

We can all expect to pay more for convenience, but sometimes what we pay far exceeds the value of the convenience.  There's no better place to see this happening than at your local supermarket.  Most of the time, the rip-offs have something directly to do with the way products are packaged.  I've seen them with my own eyes and have fallen victim to them, just like you.  Let me give you some things to think about so that the next time you're shopping, you can reflect on the money you're probably wasting.

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Pigging Out on Pork will Pick Your Pocket

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why gas prices are going up and how that would be hitting everyone’s wallet.  Now, the cost of men’s favorite meat in the world(!) will be rising, as well.  Ask any man what his favorite meat is, and he’ll most likely answer “pork,” or as I like to refer to it, “piggy meat.”  Sure I love a good steak, but pork and its various forms have a special place on the menu, especially for guys.  Due to a swine virus, prices will be going up for pork. Noooooo!

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Spring Forward Saturday Night for Daylight Savings Time [Poll]

It's that time again (tick, tock, tick, tock) when we "spring forward" for daylight savings time!  Saturday night before you go to bed, move all the clocks ahead one hour so that you're not running behind all day Sunday.  Of course, there's bound to be at least one clock that you'll forget to change, which you'll notice in the morning and then panic over before you realize that you forgot to reset it - LOL!  So how did all this nonsense begin, anyway?

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Today Marks Beginning of Operation Pull Over Blitz in Evansville and Indiana

It's that time of the year again...the time when we all begin celebrating.  It's March Madness time, St. Patrick's Day is coming up, Mardi Gras is just around the corner and there are other festivities that typically pop up where drinking is part of the celebrating.

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Food’s “Sell By” Date Isn’t the Same as the Throw Away Date

Jenny and I are always very cautious when it comes to eating leftovers or food if its "sell by" date has passed.  Why take the chance of getting sick, right?  Just the other day I discovered yogurt in the refrigerator that had "expired" according to the date on the box.  Even though the yogurt was "unsafe," I ate one anyway and found out that it was just fine.  So is the date on the box or bottle the absolute "do not eat" date?  For the most part, it's not.  Consider this...

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Like Wine? Choose Red Wine and Protect Your Body

I like to drink a glass of wine every now and then, and I typically don't care if it's red, blush, white or whatever.  I only care about drinking a semi-sweet wine that I like.  After reading the latest information about red wine, however, I may begin making it my wine staple.  It seems there are many reasons to enjoy a glass of red wine every day.  That's just the news I wanted to hear!

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It’s Time for Ten Digit Phone Calls in Evansville and Indiana

I blogged about this a while back and now it's here.  Beginning Saturday, Hoosiers will be in a "permissive dialing" situation, a six-month period where you can still dial the seven-digit numbers you've been dialing, but you should begin dialing the ten-digit (area code + number) to get into the habit.  Forcing yourself to dial the ten-digit now will have you ready for the mandatory switch beginning September 6.

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Evansville Easter Seals Dine Out Event – Tuesday, March 4

Put the date in your smart phone calendar, write it on the refrigerator calendar and get ready for a day of dining out, Tuesday, March 4!  Go our for a meal (or two) at participating restaurants that will be donating a portion of their sales to fund therapy for tri-state kids and adults with disabilities at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.

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Love Isn’t Found in the Origins of Valentine’s Day

It's amazing how this particular day transformed itself into a day for lovers, since the name Valentine, although connected to three different historical saints and martyrdom, is also connected to a tragic event of spilled blood called, the Valentine's Day Massacre which occurred on the streets of Chicago involving the notorious gangster, Al Capone.

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State of Indiana Considering Options for Making Up Snow Days

This winter's ice and snow affects anyone with kids in the household, plus adults who work in any of the school corporations.  Since both of my kids are still in public schools and Jenny teaches in one, we are affected by the snow days that will have to be made up.  Interestingly enough, one of the options being offered by the state is a situation I would propose every year to my students in regard to a regular school week.  I'll explain more...

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