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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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Ready to Retire? Prepare Yourself With These Retirement Tips

There are some who believe they are ready to retire just to find out that there's no way they can do it financially.  It's not an easy thing to do; being financially and emotionally  prepared for a fixed income that's significantly less than what a person is used to living on.  I'm getting closer each day to retirement myself, but I'm not financially prepared for it, so I'm offering you (and me!) a few tips that will hopefully help.

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LST Board of Directors Wants Better Location for Ship Dock [Poll]

The USS LST Ship Memorial's board of directors appears ready to take the ship elsewhere unless the City of Evansville can provide a more accessible dock (there have been some grumblings about the poor accessibility at Marina Pointe).  Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's office has been working on a solution and doesn't want to see the ship depart for another city.  So I wanted to ask you...

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Tom Cruise in the Next Generation of “Top Gun” Battling New Technology

The news is out...Jerry Bruckheimer is ready for audiences to see a new "Top Gun" with the first movie's original star, Tom Cruise, who will be taking on a new type of aerial warfare in this next generation sequel.  Bruckheimer says, "Technology has changed, obviously, since we made the first one.  So I think we're going to take advantage of what the world is like today with the drones really taking over in a lot of our wars."

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair This Thursday

Many local veterans listen to 105.3 WJLT, which Johnny, Julie and I appreciate immensely.  Everyone here at the station has great respect and gratitude for anyone who has served our country in any military branch.  Thank you, veterans, for your service!  With that said, I want to help make our veterans aware that there is a job fair especially for them this Thursday - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes."

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Earth Day, Bears and Jelly Beans – April 22

I don't know how the Jelly Bean Day thing got started.  Maybe it's to celebrate the colors or shape or something of the Earth since Earth Day and National Jelly Bean Day are the same date.  I DO know, however, that I'll be more than happy to celebrate the Earth by eating jelly beans!

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118th Boston Marathon in the History Books: American Man Wins

Boston came back strong this year in the 2014 Boston Marathon with Meb Keflezighi, an American of 39 years of age, winning the race!  He was born in the Horn of Africa in a place called Eritrea, but later immigrated to the United States when he was 12 years old. 

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What are Dumb Things You Shouldn’t Spend Your Money On?

I recently read an article on MoneyTalksNews.com about stupid things that we spend our money on.  Gym memberships, extended warranties, credit card interest, life insurance for your children and new cars were mentioned in that writing.  I can pretty much agree with them all, especially with the details that were included, except for the new car idea.  Why?  Let me explain.

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Evansville and Vanderburgh County Citizens Make WeTip Hotline A Big Success

Although I haven’t had a reason to use the WeTip hotline number (1-800-78-CRIME), many Vanderburgh County residents have, which is proof that there is a need in the Evansville community for this anonymous tip line.  It’s satisfying to see that WeTip has greatly helped the Evansville Police Department catch people involved in criminal activities.

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A Tick on the Dog is Worth an Eye on the Bod – Tick Season is On!

I was completely taken off guard when, after a morning romp around the yard and a doggy bath in the laundry tub, I found a tick on Sniffer’s belly.  But you see, this didn’t happen this past weekend, it was a couple of weekends ago before I had even mowed the yard for the first time.  The weather, while moving the temperature up to around 70 for a couple of days, was primarily still cold and wet; thus, the reason for my disbelief.  But I knew then that tick season had already begun.

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