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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Matt Eckert Named New President off Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari

Matt Eckert, who has been at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari since 2000, was named as the new president of the iconic park in Santa Claus, Indiana. The park has been owned and operated by the Koch family since it opened on August 3, 1946 as Santa Claus Land and has grown to be one of the top amusement and waterparks in the country. Holiday World is also home to The Voyage roller coaster, which as of last year, was the number one rated wooden roller coaster in the world. The park is also home to the The Legend and The Raven roller coasters.

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Should McDonald’s Stay Open on Christmas Day?

Like many businesses, McDonald's for the most part stays closed on Christmas Day. Some restaurants will open Christmas, like Denny's for example, who will open at 8 am at their Tri-State locations.

It was reported today, however, that McDonald's USA COO Jim Johannesen is encouraging franchises to stay open this year on Christmas Day.

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