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Mardi Gras cleanup

Mardi Gras is just two weeks away, and New Orleans is getting ready -- by making some room in its drainage system. City officials recently spent $7 million to remove more than 46 tons of old Carnival beads from past Mardi Gras celebrations. The 93,000 pounds of beads made up a portion of the 7.2 million pounds of trash that was pulled out of catch basins along the five-block parade route. The clogged catch basins were causing flooding in parts of the city.  City officials admitted that they have to do a better job of cleaning up the beaded throws after Mardi Gras and are looking into ways to prevent these clogs from happening again.

This Sunday

Gosh, gee-golly it's Superbowl week. You can tell I'm excited. I know a lot of people watch the game, some watch for the t-v ads. Some shop for a Superbowl party, like who's serving something other than chicken wings.

Here's my prediction for the game The Patriots or the Eagles will win. The half-time show will be forgettable, and I think I'll find an old movie to watch.

Now before you wave me off and say I have a negative attitude towards the Superbowl, think back and recall the last great game you saw on Super Sunday.

Still thinking?

melting / las vegas

The Beach Boys had a song titled "The Warmth of he Sun". Seems to be the mantra in getting this snow and ice off the roads.

You may want to catch a part of the Grammies this weekend on CBS. Mixed in with the hip-hop music will be Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne with a song dedicated to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre. On that subject of the Las Vegas tragedy, it seems like multiple groups are keeping information from the public. I've read that advance notice may have been known by some public and private groups. Hmmm?

As A kid did you ever bring treats to school?

A fifth-grader in New Mexico brought some candy into school to share with friends -- and turned her elementary school into a high school.
The nine-year-old brought a box of gummy candies into school and passed them around to her classmates. A short while later, kids began complaining about feeling dizzy and blurred vision. The nurse asked the girl what she'd eaten and was shown an empty box of marijuana edibles. An announcement was then made over the loudspeaker asking anyone who'd eaten the candy to come to the nurse's office.
Six kids ate the candy and felt sick. Teachers called their parents and had paramedics come to the school. Fortunately, none of the kids have any lasting effects. School officials say the pot edibles belonged to the student's grandfather. It's not known if any charges will be filed.

Happy National Popcorn Day

Popcorn and movie, can't beat it, remember the old Jiffy Popcorn. Then along came the microwave and changed everything.....

Today is National Popcorn Day.  And according to a recent survey, 92% of us enjoy popcorn, or at least don't hate it.  Here are the ten most popular popcorn flavors . . .

1.  Classic butter and salt.  31% of people said it's their favorite way to eat popcorn.

2.  White cheddar, 16%.

3.  Caramel corn, also 16%.

4.  Kettle corn, 15%.  Women were 30% more likely to say they liked it than men.

5.  Regular cheddar, 11%.  So if you combine that with white cheddar, it's really 27%.

6.  Garlic, 3%.

7. "Turtle" popcorn.  That's popcorn covered with chocolate, 3%.

8.  Plain.  Only 2% of people said they prefer popcorn with nothing on it.

9.  Red velvet, 1%.  A couple different brands sell a red velvet flavor.  Apparently some people are big fans.

10.  "Zebra" popcorn, 1%.  It's kind of like "turtle" popcorn, but has cho…

Tourney Time

High School basketball conference tournaments are here and we have you covered on our Alpha Media stations.  The Goldenrod Conference Basketball Tournament is taking place this week and you can catch all the action on 93.5 the Hawk.  We will also have coverage of the Crossroads, Centennial, and East Husker Conference tournaments in the coming weeks.  Check out our entire sports schedule here.

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Join me at 9:40 this morning for some trivia...I'll even give you the answers...

It's time for "Yes or B.S."  We give you a statement, and you decide YES, it's true . . . or NO, it's total B.S.  The topic is BETTY WHITE, who turns 96 years old today . . .

1.  Betty is her nickname.  Her real first name is Elizabeth.

B.S.  "Betty" IS normally a nickname for Elizabeth.  But her birth certificate says "Betty Marion White."  Her parents specifically named her Betty because they didn't like other nicknames like Beth or Liz.

2.  She's on Twitter, and has over a million followers.

Yes:  She's tweeted just over 100 times since 2012, and has 1.4 million followers.

3.  She's been on television since the '50s, but she's still never won an Emmy.

B.S.  She's won five Primetime Emmys, and been nominated a total of 21 times.  Her first win was in 1975 for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".  Her last win was in 2010 for hosting &…

Survey Questions About Office Etiquette

Monday was a holiday which meant I was all alone at the radio station for awhile, so I went ahead and ate a tuna fish sandwich, with my shoes off while clipping my nails and passing gas! NOT!

Here are ten questions from a recent survey on office etiquette . . .

 1.  Is it okay to play music without headphones in?  94% say it's unacceptable.  Only 6% of us are fine with it.

2.  Is it okay to eat really smelly food at your desk, like tuna?  63% say no.  37% say it's your lunch, so eat whatever you want, and they'll deal with the smell.

3.  Is it okay to take your shoes off at your desk?  56% say yes.  44% say no, never.

4.  How about clipping your nails at your desk?  93% say no.  7% say go for it.  They're probably assuming FINGERNAILS though, not toenails.  100% shouldn't do that.

5.  Is it okay to occasionally make personal phone calls at work?  51% say no.  49% say it's fine, as long as it's not all the time.

6.  Should you mute your cell phone, so it doe…

What do these people post on Instagram?

My life started out in Tokyo, Japan. I'm what they call a "military brat", my father was in the army and at the time was stationed in Japan. As a kid I've seen different places, Germany and other parts of Europe but eventually the old man got stationed back in the U.S. all over the states...New York, Indiana, Texas and then California.

 According to a new survey, a HUGE number of Americans have barely traveled anywhere.  Check it out . . .

1.  40% have never left the country.

2.  54% have visited less than 10 states.

3.  13% have never been in an airplane.

4.  And 11% have NEVER left their home state.

The survey also found that 76% of people wish they could travel more . . . but 10% are perfectly fine never going anywhere.

Do You Like Your Job?

When I was a kid in high school one my first jobs was a busboy at Perry Boy's Smorgasbord in Salinas, California. You know, an all-you-can-eat joint, I lasted less than a week. I was lucky to get a gig working all night at KWYT-FM, which happened to be an automated "Beautiful Music" station.

I loved it and as they say the "rest is history." Are you happy where you work?

A job in Hollywood or the music industry might sound fun.  But would it really make you happy?  Don't think too hard, because apparently the answer is YES.

A new study surveyed people in a bunch of different industries to find out which jobs make us the happiest.  And three of the top five are GLAMOUR jobs that come with at least some level of fame.

The five jobs with the highest satisfaction rate are video game producer . . . film director . . . music producer . . . comedian . . . and neurosurgeon.

It seems like they should have put "successful" in front of a few of those though. …


Caught up in the winter blahs? Yeah, it's cold and windy, a little icy, and you have to bundle up to get from your house to your car, from your car to work, from work to your car (do you see a pattern here?) and you'd give anything for day where's sunny and 55 degrees.

Fret not there's things to do to pass the time. My wife like jigsaw puzzles. She sets up a table and away she goes. Me? I keep tabs on some baseball teams. You see in about a month pitchers and catchers report to spring training. I know that means we're on the backside of winter.

Still, waiting for that BIG snowstorm. I'm sure it'll catch us when we least expect it.

Nice, that's what you'll wish for the next time you watch a  weather forecast. When's is it going to be nice again. Well, it's pretty nice right now, if you're into ice fishing.

Games People Play

Games People Play was a song recorded by Joe South, a good song, but were not gonna talk about songs, but talk about games.

Exactly the severity of the winter storm has yet to be established, it may cause you to be tied down to one location. 

If you get stuck at work, a crossword puzzle or word-search book may help you pass the hours. These can be fun and provide you solitude.

Stuck at home with friends, & neighbors? Well, a game of Scrabble or Monopoly could be the cure. In Scrabble trying to get rid of the letter tile of "Q","Z", or "X" can be frustrating. To get all three can be demoralizing. Should you get all three and use them maybe on a double word score, it can be fun. Ever play Scrabble for money? Penny a point gives the game a twist. A dollar a point give it an edge. Monopoly speaks for itself. The biggest argument is usually at the beginning of the game over who is going to use which token. It can take hours to get to a conclusion. A time limi…

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A New York man is about to return home from his trip to Thailand with a very interesting story. 27-year-old Steve Cho was thrown in jail after he overdosed on Viagra and went for a naked stroll through the airport. And just to make sure he got everyone's attention, he also decided to yell some insane things and throw his own feces at people. Cho was eventually tackled by six security guards who, to their credit, showed a lot of restraint and didn't harm him.  Once Cho calmed down, he told officers he had "taken too many sex drugs" and apologized. He also offered to pay for any damage he caused. Police transported him to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation

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When you're trying really hard to get pregnant, you'll try a LOT of different tricks to make it happen.  Even if they seem INSANE, like some of these.

A new survey found some of the strangest fertility tricks couples use to try to increase their chances of makin' a baby.  Check 'em out . . .

1.  The woman bicycles her legs in the air for at least three minutes after sex.  58% of women have tried it.

2.  Using reverse psychology and saying, "I don't want a baby" before having sex, 39%.

3.  Eating dark chocolate every day, 37%.

4.  Drinking pineapple juice, 32%.

5.  Wearing socks during sex, 10%.

6.  Wearing green and using green sheets, because green is connected to fertility, 5%.

7.  Avoiding climaxing for a week after having sex, 6%.

8.  Eating McDonald's fries right after sex, 3%.

9.  The man wearing frozen underwear, 1%.

10.  Getting your nose pierced on the left side, 0.5%.  An Eastern medicine technique says this can make a woman more fertile.

Let it snow

The National Weather Service is talking snow for KZ Country. It's about time! This winter we haven't gotten one of those storms where the snow starts off and becomes vicious with northeast winds whipping it around. This may be our "opportunity".

Here's a few thoughts: 
for the home, make sure you've got enough food on hand, in case you have to hunker down, keep the shovel and salt ready for digging out; got pets?, keep them safe, keep yourself safe, know where your children are, stay warm...this will last only a couple of days;

for work, make sure your you've got some food with you, in case you get stuck, have a blanket in your car, take any medicines you need with you (in case you wind up staying an'extra long time, take it in stride;

for driving, make sure you've got enough gas, you've got a blanket, shovel, scraper in your vehicle.

That's not a complete list, but it should help you get started.

Stay tuned to KZ-100 for the latest weather fore…

Stranger than strange

Stranger than strange. Have you ever heard that statement? I guess that means it's REALLY strange. I had it point out to be that Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th, which is also of course, Valentine's Day. Also, Easter  Sunday falls on April 1st, "April Fools Day". See what I mean, stranger than strange.

The east coast continues to get battered by the big winter storm. then I saw that Mount St. Helens is rumbling again in the Pacific Northwest. Stranger than strange.

Although, I don't have the exact date I know it's about six weeks and until pitchers and catchers report to their spring training camps. Baseball is just around the corner.

By the way, you can find the weather forecast on line at, just click on the weather tab,

The Top Ten Ways We Slack Off at Work

We'll as usual another busy day on the Morning Show...time to take it easy...

According to a new survey, the average person spends 50 minutes a day slacking off at work.  42% of people said they do it because their job is too easy, and 34% said they just get bored.

 This week was one of the biggest slack-off times of the year, because everyone's still easing back into work after the holidays.  According to the survey, here are the ten most common ways we slack off . . .

 1.  Browsing the Internet.

 2.  Checking personal emails.

 3.  Texting.

 4.  Browsing social media.

 5.  Leaving your desk to just walk around for a while.

 6.  Online shopping.

 7.  Dealing with errands, like paying bills online.

 8.  Eating lunch at your desk.  (???)  Isn't that kind of the OPPOSITE of slacking off?

 9.  Daydreaming while you just stare blankly at your computer screen.

 10.  Planned toilet breaks.  Other ways we slack off include doodling in meetings . . . hanging out in the office kitchen, or at th…

Who Could Use A Couple Thousand?

What would you do with $2,018?  What would you do with $30,000? 

There are a few things that come to mind when I think about what I would do with that kind of extra cash.  Buy a new vehicle, go on a great trip, or maybe just pay some bills.

Here's the bad news, I CAN'T win, but you CAN!  Starting Monday, listen for the keyword given at 7a, 9a, 1p, 3p, and 5p and then text it to 67760.  $2,018 will be given away daily and a grand prize of $30,000. 

For more information click here!

Winter storm

Are you a little amused by the television wags and their coverage of the winter storm battering the east coast? I realize there's hardships with such a storm, but what about us?  
What is it we've been putting up with? 75 degrees and sunny skies? 

Catch Steve, afternoons 3-7 on KZ-100

It's tough to get by on only $7 million

Now hold much are you bringing home from your job? Thank goodness I really like my job but If I made more money that certainly wouldn't what I mean....

Hoda Kotb's got Matt Lauer's job, but not his salary.

The 53-year-old has officially replaced Lauer as the host of the Today show after he was fired for sexual misconduct in the workplace. Talking to People magazine, she says she and co-anchor Savannah Guthrie won't be making Matt's reported $20 million a year. “The answer is no — that’s not happening,” Hoda says. “For either of us.”

The women are reportedly each making $7 million. Which ain't chicken feed.

But for Hoda it's not about the money. She says, "I really have done jobs I liked for the job ... because I never wanted to be happy every other Friday on pay day. Like, I didn’t want that to be the happy day. I wanted to feel good throughout."

According to Business Insider, Megyn Kelly makes $18 million a year, Kelly Ripa earns $2…

New Years Resolution

It's a new year, and most of us have made a new year's resolution. If I had to guess dieting is probably at the top of the list of things people decide they will start on January 1. As I sit here eating a salad for lunch you can probably guess this was mine. I've been doing pretty good so far (lets not talk about my trip to DQ for ice cream last night!) Hey we all have slip ups right? No matter what your New Years resolution is this year I wish you luck - don't give up!

- Kim

Five Random Facts For Wednesday

During the Morning Show we feature some "Random Facts" and today's I was curious about #5.

I'm not sure what I say...I live in the Heartland but was basically brought up on the west coast, how about you?

1.  Ben Franklin once published a book called "The Drinker's Dictionary" with 200 different terms to describe being drunk.  They included things ranging from "He's seen the devil" to "juicy." 

2.  Boardwalks didn't get their name because they're wooden boards you walk on.  They're named after the guy who came up with the idea to set up the first one in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the 1870s:  Alexander Boardman. 

3.  Mosquitoes like biting people with type O blood more than any other blood type.  Other things that attract them are sweat . . . having alcohol in your bloodstream . . . being pregnant . . . and wearing black, dark blue, or red. 

4.  Pumbaa from "The Lion King" was the first character to break wind i…

Is it spring yet?

The National Weather Service sent out this tweet yesterday:
I know we've all been enjoying this "beautiful" weather and it seems we're going to get to keep it for a while. Click here to check out the forecast on our website! Bundle up and stay warm. Remember - only 77 days until spring! 😉

Ring in the New Year with a $343 million Mega Millions jackpot

The most I've ever won on those tickets is $5...How about you? Then you got these gals in Arkansas...

I guess you CAN put a price on friendship.

A woman named Mandy Vanhouten works as a waitress in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  Her best friend, Leslie Underwood, also works there.

Well . . . last week, their boss gave them each five lottery scratchers for Christmas.  According to Leslie, he said that whatever they won they'd split as their Christmas bonus.

And when Mandy scratched off one of her tickets, she won the grand prize:  $300,000.  She and Leslie were THRILLED and they agreed they'd cash it in after New Year's.

At least . . . Leslie agreed to that plan.  Mandy had other ideas, and she went to cash in the ticket herself.  Now she's not showing up at work and not returning Leslie's calls.

Leslie says she's planning on taking legal action if Mandy doesn't give her half of the money, but it could be tough . . . since Mandy is the only one who signed the bac…

college football

The College Football season is nearly over. One game remains, Georgia vs. Alabama, However, before we look at the BIG game, let's rewind some years ago when there were two polls: the writers poll and the coaches poll.

The writers consisted of newspaper writers from across the country. It wasn't scientific by any means.
How would a writer in Atlanta, Georgia have any kind of feeling for an outstanding team from the Pacific Northwest? They would get placed in is top twenty, down the line, after every southeastern
school got a "push" close to the top. the same could be said for the Seattle writer about schools in his region versus a school 3,000 miles away. So, NO it wasn't always "fair", but it made for good conversation at the nearby watering hole or coffee club.

The coaches, had little time to fully evaluate other schools. They were too busy trying to figure out how to win the upcoming game. Their poll received the same criticism from the public.

So the…