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Jon Prell

I have been at WKDQ for 13 years and have loved every minute of it. My career started in Southern California and I arrived in Evansville in 1994. I have three children that keep me very busy and the rare opportunity to go out and not have a six foot mouse serving your table is a rare and welcome treat. I love motorcycles and classic country and even host the WKDQ Country Classics show every Saturday from 6-10am. If I can I can ever play a song for you, let me know at wkdq.com.
Choose Not to Lose camp
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EPD’s ‘Choose Not to Lose’ Program is the Best ‘Choice’ for Area Kids

It was on April 8th when the Evansville Police Department announced a joint venture with the EVSC to help kids make better choices called Choose Not to Lose. The most visible signs of the program are the unmistakeable program Jeep vehicles assigned to each of the Evansville high schools.

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You Can Help the Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado with Donations to the American Red Cross

The devastation in Moore, Oklahoma goes beyond comprehension and the death toll, unfortunately, continues to rise after yesterday's massive tornado that all but leveled the town of Moore. All of us in the Tri-State want to do anything we can to help and the best way to help is by making donations to the American Red Cross by calling 812-471-7200 or online at redcross.org/tristate.

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Guns & Hoses
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Guns & Hoses Is Tonight at The Ford Center in Evansville

Guns & Hoses 6 with 911 Gives Hope is tonight at the Ford Center beginning at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. All the proceeds from the event will be distributed to children's charities in the Evansville area. Guns & Hoses is a charity boxing match between local police officers and fire fighters, which has grown to one of the biggest sporting events in the area.

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Conservative Christian Group, One Million Moms Tells Kmart to Pull the ‘Ship My Pants’ Ad

Unless you have been living in a bubble for the past couple of weeks, the below Kmart ad is one of the most popular videos on YouTube right now with more than 13 million views. The ad promotes Kmart's free shipping of purchases under 150-pounds. The ad features customers using different variations of the phrase "I shipped my pants."

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Background check defeat
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Why Are Expanded Background Checks for Potential Gun Owners a Bad Thing?

This has been a very difficult week in light of the bombs at the Boston Marathon, the explosion at the fertilizer plant in Waco, TX. and yesterday's defeat in the Senate of a bill that would have expanded background checks to purchase a gun and banned the sale of some semi-automatic weapons like military assault weapons. My question to the Senate is, what's wrong with expanded background checks?

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Choose Not to Lose
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Evansville Law Enforcement and the EVSC Announce Choose Not to Lose – A New Program to Help Kids Make Better Choices

As any parent is well aware, our kids sometimes do not make the best choices, especially at the high school level. Some of their decisions are made based on anything from bullying to peer pressure or just out of the need to fit in. A new program was launched on Monday to help kids make better, more positive choices as they move forward.

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Liquor Store
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Indiana Legislators Will Finally Take Up a Bill to End the Ban on Sunday Alcohol Sales

It was just about one year ago the Indiana General Assembly refused to give a hearing to a bill, which would allow Sunday alcohol sales leaving Indiana and Connecticut as the only states with such a ban. A few months later, Connecticut lifted their ban thus, leaving Indiana as the only hold out on lifting the ban. That could finally change as the House public policy committee scheduled a hearing on a bill to lift the ban and allow carry-out liquor sales.

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Applebee’s Waitress Fired Over Pastor’s No Tip Receipt

A couple of days ago, a story broke about a photo of a restaurant receipt that did not include a tip, but did have a hand written note that read, 'I give God 10% why do you get 18'. The note was reportedly left by a church Pastor who had  a total bill of $34.93. A server who is now being identified as Chelsea Welch, posted the photo of the receipt on Reddit and it went viral.

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Category: Weird News, What's New
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Russian Bar Trio to Perform at the Evansville Icemen Game This Saturday at the Ford Center

The Evansville Icemen will be in action this Saturday night at the Ford Center against the Fort Wayne Komets at 7:15. There will be a very special feature this Saturday night that will be fun for the entire family. The Russian Bar Trio will perform between periods. The Russian Bar Trio performs a very unique brand of acrobatics that combines acrobatics and gymnastics.

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