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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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This May’s Primary is a Political Smorgasbord for Voters – Bon Apetite!

As I've driven through Warrick County the past few weeks, I noticed a couple of names that stirred my demented mind a little; there's the "Corne for Judge" sign and the "Bass for County Council" sign.  It put the thought in my head that maybe, if I found more names in the same genre, we could all think of this political season as a smorgasbord feast!  So I did a little digging, and although I only investigated Indiana names, I'd be willing to bet that I could find more tasty names in Kentucky and Illinois.  Just think about this:

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Category: Humor, Political, Twitter
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National Rate of Backyard Trampoline Injuries is High – Should I Get Rid of Mine?

We've had a trampoline in our back yard for a number of years.  Emily and Elliot, heck even Jenny and I, have enjoyed jumping, bouncing and playing on our trampoline.  Now Emily uses the trampoline primarily for practicing new tumbling skills and for building the strength in her legs for cheerleading.  Elliot just bounces around and, believe it or not, reads while lying in the sun on the trampoline.  With information recently released by the I.U. School of Medicine regarding the number of people hurt on trampolines, though, I wonder if the contraption should come down?

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Audubon State Park’s Civil War Living History Weekend Begins Friday

I blogged about this event recently, relating my own Civil War reenactment experience with Jenny when we (stupidly) took our two dogs with us to the reenactment.  This time, I'm not trying to relate anything personal to you about this reenactment.  I simply want to remind you that this event is taking place at Audubon State Park this weekend! 

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SWIRCA Announces Evansville as Host City of Indiana State Games

Hey, I'm almost 54, so I could participate in the Indiana State Games - Fit and 50, formerly called the Indiana Senior Games, which will take place in Evansville this year!  Yes, Evansville is the host city for twenty-five athletic events ranging from competitive to recreational including: swimming, track & field, shufflboard, pickleball, bowling, tennis, table tennis, cycling, golf, 3 on 3 basketball and recreation day at the park.

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Coffee Drinkers Will Be Paying More Soon As Coffee Prices Are Expected to Rise

Surveys have indicated that most coffee drinkers like to stick to a certain brand of coffee for personal use.  Some of us will switch around if there's a deal to be had and I admit that I'm one of those "switchers."  As coffee prices rise in the near future, more of my coffee drinking colleagues may end up being a switcher, like me, in order to save some coffee cash!

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Do You Share Your Bed with Your Pet? [Poll]

Many people wouldn’t dream of having their pets sleep in bed with them, while other’s wouldn’t dream of sleeping without their pets.  I don’t sleep with my dogs and cats, although I’ve been guilty of letting them climb in bed with me on special occasions.  Sometimes it’s fun, but I wouldn’t do it on a regular basis.  So what do animal professionals say about this topic?  What do veterinarians, veterinary technicians and office managers do with their pets?

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Looking Forward to NFL Football and Indianapolis Colts Action This Fall With Injured Players Back on the Field

I don't know how many times my son, Elliot, who is an offensive/defensive lineman on his football team, has said to me, "Dad, I can hardly wait until the Colts play again!"  I feel the same way.  Football is our favorite sport to watch (and for him to play) and we'll be very happy to see formerly injured Colts players (Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen, Vick Ballard) back on the field for a new season.

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