Month: December 2015

Ten Arrows to Somewhere Else

If you spend any amount of time on Facebook, or checking the online news sites, or just cruising around the internet, you’ve come across

What Would Hopalong Do?

The sun was starting to rise brightly above the Catalina Mountains. To the west, a nearly full moon was slowly calling it quits for the day.

A Christmas to Remember Forever

During the first few years of my life, we always spent Christmas at grandma’s house, on a farm near Bradford, Illinois.

Has Global Warming Affected Santa?

Christmas time seems to bring out some nice television commercials. The Budweiser Clydesdales are the perennial leaders

Okay Bo, What Do We Do Now?

We knew Bo Ryan was going to retire, we just didn’t know when. The timing of his retirement earlier this week

Could I Be Related to Dick Clark?

It was a typical weekday afternoon in the Quad-Cities, summertime 1969. Everyone alive at the time had their radios tuned to KSTT, or so I thought. Could be that’s why the station was so good. Everybody on the air was taught to perform as…

Dumbest Radio Contest Ever?

Dumb contests can take many forms. An example of a dumb contest would be asking people to show up at a car dealer’s grand opening dressed like an Impala, or

The Truth About Dolly Parton and Me

On December 6th, in a story titled “And Henry Mancini Brought Pizza,” I wrote about having dinner with Andy Williams and Mancini following their concert

Corny Radio Contest Goes Nuts

Corn Nuts is a popular snack that’s been around a long time. It’s a hybrid type of Peruvian corn that grows large kernels.

Laughable Lines from Commercials

Radio commercials, in a way, wrote my paycheck over the years. That’s how radio stations make money.

Chattering Cancer Gremlins

I can’t speak for all cancer patients, but any man who has had prostate cancer will know what I’m talking about.

And Henry Mancini Brought Pizza

Fast forward to the early seventies. A friend who was a rep for Columbia Records, invited me to join him for dinner with both Henry Mancini and Andy Williams, following their concert…

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