Terry Michael - Weekdays 6a-10a
My days in radio started way back when we still played 45 records on the air, in 1981. I graduated from Park City High School in Montana back in 1981. FFA was a big part of my life and being a state public speaking winner led me to radio. I started my career in Laurel Montana and had stops in Livingston, Polson, Bozeman, Billings, Portland Oregon, Nebraska City Nebraska and finally landed in Gillette Wyoming. I called play by play for high school and college sports for 27 years before taking over the morning show on Fox Country. My wife Gina and daughter Jenikah and dog Gizmo make up our Gillette family and we also have two boys Rob in Sioux City Iowa and Jeremy in Livingston Montana. We love this community and area and hope to grow older here.
Dan Sherwood - Weekdays 2 - 6pm
After growing up in Wisconsin and graduating from college in Minnesota my journey in the world of radio has taken me to a few different places including Gillette......twice! I am glad to be back in Gillette, I've always heard "there is just something that grows on you" and I have to say that is very true! I live a pretty simple life, just like most guys I enjoy sports, my favorite teams pretty much all call Minnesota home (except the St. Louis Rams). A few random facts about me are, I am scared of public speaking (at least with radio I don't have people looking at me!) I am engaged to be married in late 2015 at that time my lovely better half will join me in Gillette and I cannot wait for her to enjoy the area as much as I have!! I have always enjoyed country music and I am so excited and proud to bring you the latest and best in country music to you afternoons from 2-6!
Crook & Chase Sundays 8-noon
FOX COUNTRY'S TOP 10 AND NEW MUSIC
8. BABY BE MY LOVE SONG EASTON CORBIN
WE WENT RANDY HOUSER
WITHDRAWLS TYLER FARR
LOVE IS YOUR NAME STEVEN TYLER
Deflategate? Over My Dead Body!
A Massachusetts woman was so outraged over Tom Brady's infamous "Deflategate" scandal, she used her own obituary to convey her thoughts! Patricia M. Shong, of Auburn, Massachusetts, died on Monday surrounded by family. Her obituary says the 72-year-old enjoyed scrapbooking, weekly card night and spending time with her family. It also said, "She would also like us to set the record straight for her. Brady is innocent!!" You probably know that QB Tom Brady was suspended for four games and the New England Patriots were fined $1 million and docked a pair of draft picks after league investigator Ted Wells found that the Super Bowl champions used illegally under-inflated footballs in the AFC title game. Wells found the New England quarterback "at least generally aware" of the scheme. Brady is appealing his suspension.
Finding Nine Brains on the Street is Perfectly Normal!
In Gouverneur, New York, no less than nine brains were found along a street near railroad tracks. But don't worry -- police say there's nothing to fear as the brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes and no criminal activity is suspected. Residents discovered the brains and notified police. A local veterinarian determined one of the brains had been professionally removed and preserved in formaldehyde. The organs are believed to be either from dogs or sheep.
The World's Most Expensive Drink!
Talk about an expensive cocktail! One drink will cost 36-year-old Jovan Felix 28 years of his life. That's how much time he'll spend in prison for a 2013 assault in Sacramento, CA that prosecutors say stemmed from his anger over a botched drink. Felix was sentenced Friday for the near-fatal stabbing of a doorman outside Sacramento night club Level Up. Prosecutors say Felix was angry about a bad drink and poor service when he returned to the club at about 2am with a friend and assaulted three people. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Robert Twiss called Felix's criminal career "extensive." Prosecutors say Felix recruited his friend Cornelius Jones to help him carry out the attack. They say the two teamed up as youths for an armed robbery.
Reality Nazi TV?
So imagine you're channel surfing and you stumble on a reality show about life in a crushing Nazi regime. Well, that show exists in the Czech Republic -- and some people are outraged to see Nazis turned into casual entertainment! Called Holiday in the Protectorate, the show follows three generations of a family trying to survive in the Nazi-ruled protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. They cope with measly rations, German soldiers, Gestapo interrogations, blackmailers, and Allied bombing raids. But if they can bear it for two months, they win $40,000! Show director Zora Cejnkova said, "When starting the project, we knew that it may provoke a discussion on how far such a genre may go." Fortunately for the family, they will not be treated like the 82,309 Jews who lived in the Protectorate and were deported by the Nazis to concentration and death camps, or were killed by Czech collaborators.
This Happens Too Often! Another Dead Guy Wakes Up!
It really disturbs me, the number of stories we see about people being pronounced dead... who aren't really dead! It happened again in Milwaukee when 46-year-old Thomas Sancomb began moving around as a medical team was preparing to take him to the morgue! It seems his worried girlfriend called 911 because she couldn't reach him. A crew from the Fire Department got into his apartment and found him collapsed near the foot of his bed, "cold to the touch and in rigor." He seemed so clearly dead that they didn't try to resuscitate. Then an investigator from the medical examiner's office showed up, and Sancomb was pronounced dead. Authorities called his brother with the news. At that point, a crew from the medical examiner's office arrived to take the body to the morgue when, lo and behold, Sancomb had "spontaneous respirations" and started moving his limbs. Paramedics then returned to the scene and took him to the hospital instead of the morgue. His brother says Sancomb is doing better every day, but didn't go into detail.
What the What?
Firefighters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge. Witnesses says the unidentified man was walking across the Florida East Coast Railway railroad bridge in Fort Lauderdale on Friday morning when it began to rise, forcing him to scamper to the top, about 100 feet up. The man said he had been swimming in the New River, which flows under the bridge. Officials from the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department said in a news release that the height was too much for their ladders, so two rescue workers climbed the remaining distance and secured the man with a rope harness. The bridge was then slowly lowered back down.
All the Internet Addresses Will Be Gone by the Summer!
If you're on the internet, you know you have an IP address right? That's the actual digital number, called an Internet Protocol address, that identifies you. Problem is, back in 1981, the engineers who created 4.3 billion Internet Protocol addresses probably thought that by the time we ran through all those, we'd be puttering around in flying cars. They were wrong. The American Registry for Internet Numbers, the group that hands out the numerical codes, says there are only 3.4 million IPv4 addresses left, and the group's president says the supply will probably dry up by summer. Major companies like Amazon and Microsoft are scooping up remaining addresses while they can, while others such as Facebook decided to bite the bullet and simply upgrade to the newer IPv6 system (IPv5 never really took hold). It's not quite an internet apocalypse, but upgrading is going to be expensive for a lot of companies. On the upside, the new IPv6 system can accommodate up to 340 UNDECILLION addresses. That's 340 followed by 36 zeros!
Oh Hello Missing Naked Man!
A naked man who went missing from a nudist camp in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains was finally rescued after spending days alone in the woods without a stitch of clothing! Michael O'Keefe, 56, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was reported missing last Monday from The Woods Campground in Leighton. Between 30 and 40 people from various agencies searched for the man in the area surrounding the 100-acre resort, where clothing is optional. The search team included state police, volunteer fire fighters, canine units and a helicopter. O'Keefe was found on the outskirts of the main campground and taken to a local hospital.
On Orange Beach, Alabama, Ron Smith was taking a morning walk when he noticed what he thought was a seat cushion floating in the water. Nope -- turns out it was a 10-pound package of marijuana that washed up on the beach. He called police, who picked up the package. Authorities say the bag had a street value of around $8,000. Then another package of marijuana washed up along a beach in North Carolina. This one was a 12-pounder and police have no idea where the packages came from.
What the What?
Believe it or not, kids at Hampshire High School in West Virginia got to watch part of the erotic movie "Fifty Shades of Grey," after students convinced their teacher to let them watch it as a reward for good work. No kidding! Sadly, the teacher apparently had no idea what the film was about but the movie was shut down after 10 minutes when an assistant principal walked by and saw what they were watching. Hampshire County school policy prohibits students from watching movies of any kind in the classroom. It is unclear if the students or teacher will face disciplinary action.
What's Up with This Chick?
Down in Australia, 35-year-old school teacher Belinda Stuckey says she's had 136 dates over 17 months but never a second date -- because the mutual attraction just isn't there! Stuckey says, "I know who I am and what I want and I just can't find a man who is worthy of my time and attention. Now that is not meant to sound aggressive. It is more about being confident in who I am and knowing myself." After a four-year relationship, Stuckey says she joined eHarmony and became one of its most popular members, matching with 4,700 men since 2013. But either they don't call her after the first date or she's just not interested. She also says, "I have found that men here are becoming more and more feminine not just in looks, but in demeanor too. I need and want a man's man. Someone who can make a decision at least!"
When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Researcher!
California State University Los Angeles researcher Marc Kubasak spent about 2,500 hours (sometimes 12 hours a day) training 40 brain-damaged rats to walk on a treadmill, after sewing little vests to tether the critters, suspended, to a robotic arm. His work paid off, though, as doctors in Poland and University College London used his procedures to help a man with a damaged spine. By the way, in the middle of the project, Kubasak developed a rodent allergy and was forced to wear a body suit every day with a respirator.
Couldn't Get a Date Huh?
In Eymour, Indiana, Drew Holm took a very interesting date to his junior prom -- his 93-year-old great-grandmother, Kathryn Keith! Says they had a great time even though his night ended at 9pm due to his great-grandmother's early bed time. He also said his classmates thought it "was pretty cool" that he asked his "GG" to last Friday's Crothersville High School junior prom. The pair hit the dance floor for only one song, sharing a slow dance. Holm then took his girlfriend to an after-prom event at a bowling alley.
Instant Elevator Karma
Pro tip when robbing someone in an elevator: Remember the doors open and close. Deputies in Florida's Broward County say surveillance video shows a man armed with a knife entering an elevator and taking the purse of a 77-year-old woman. But when he turns to leave he walks smack into the closing doors. He eventually gets out and is still at large, but now that his image is circulating nationwide as the object of ridicule, that might not last long.
What the WHAT?
North Carolina police officer Matthew Kohr is suing Starbucks for $750,000 after he spilled a free cup of coffee in his lap and burned himself in 2012. In testimony last week, Kohr, a lieutenant in the Raleigh Police Department, told the jury "I didn't know it was that hot!" The spilled coffee caused third degree burns which aggravated his Crohn's disease, caused anxiety and sleeplessness and led to a loss of intimacy with his wife. He said the pain of the accident precipitated a whole host of health problems and he eventually needed surgery to remove a section of his intestine. Kohr originally wanted to ask for $10 million from the coffee company, but only $750,00 is allowed in the civil suit. FYI: Starbucks gives free coffee to officers in uniform. Starbucks lawyers emphasized in court that the officer didn't go straight to the emergency room after the spill, but instead went home to take pictures of the burn. Kohr maintains he only took photos so he could justify taking time off work to his employer and the idea of a "lawsuit never crossed my mind that day."
How to Make $5.5 Million as a Popeye's Manager!
Believe it or not, Marissa Holcomb, who is pregnant incidentally, was actually fired by a Popeye's Chicken restaurant for not reimbursing the fast-food chain for cash that was taken during a robbery! They eventually saw the insanity of their ways and gave her the job back, but that's not all she may get! Holcomb is now suing for emotional distress and wants $5.5 Million in damages! Her attorney, Marc Bozeman says he crafted to let Popeye's know they are "not gonna get away with it!" The letter states that the idea that Popeye's demand that she reimburse the restaurant for money that was stolen, through no fault of her own, is obscene. Bozeman says he's giving Popeye's and franchisee Z & H Foods 30 days to respond before he files the lawsuit. As for the amount, Holcomb admits he's not actually expecting $5.5 million, but wanted to get the companies' attention.
The Plague is Back Thanks to Some Dumb Colorado Dog!
Back in the sixth century it caused the death of an estimate 25 million people and now it seems "The Plague" is back thanks to a dog in Colorado. The infamous disease -- caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis -- is actually still around, though exceedingly rare in the U.S., infecting only about seven people a year. But, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind, a human got the disease from a dog in rural Colorado. The small outbreak ultimately involved four people, all of whom recovered. In this case, an American pit bull terrier developed a fever and jaw rigidity last summer and had to be euthanized the very next day. The dog's owner went to the hospital four days later with a fever and bloody cough. It also appears that human-to-human transmission of the plague may have occurred for the first time in 90 years. In addition to the owner and two veterinary workers, a friend of the owner was infected. While she did interact with the dog, the timeline of her infection suggests she may have gotten it from the owner.
Fresh Meat Kids? And By Fresh We Mean 2009!
This is kind of scary. Had the Hawkins County school system in Tennessee had kept its meat in the freezer much longer, it might have been older than some of the students it was served to. No kidding. The county says it's changing its procedures after students at many schools were served pork roast that turned out to have been frozen the same year Barack Obama first took office -- in 2009! While the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's safe to keep frozen meat almost indefinitely -- the taste and quality tends to go downhill after four months to a year. All the same, some cafeteria workers say the ancient lunch meat smelled so bad it stunk up entire schools, and cooks had to slather the meat in gravy to disguise its age. County officials say they're now carrying out an inventory to make sure no old meat is still lurking in school freezers. County Commissioner Michael Herrell went to officials after a cafeteria cook sent him a picture of the nasty meat served on April 22. At least no illnesses have been reported related to the incident.
Worst Disguise, Worst Burglar
Down in Florida, police have arrested 30-year-old Brandon Funkhouser after he allegedly entered a boat belonging to a 93-year-old man and began sifting through the owner's belongings. But it seems all that burglaring just plumb wore Brandon out and he needed to take a little nap. The owner called police who arrived to find Brandon asleep on a sofa with a gift bag on his head. He now faces charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling and criminal mischief.
CatCon is Coming!
Billed as a Comic-Con for cat lovers, CatConL.A. will happen June 6-7 in Los Angeles and cat people will not be disappointed! Along with a massive cat adoption village, look for tons of cat merchandise like cat-related jewelry, art, furniture, clothes, bed sheets and even a cat-shaped urn for beloved cats who are chasing that great ball of yarn in the sky. Francesco Marciuliano, a poet who specializes in kitten confessionals, will give a reading, while famous cats like Lil Bub are themselves scheduled to "speak" -- and no, we don't know what that means exactly, but we are just as super excited as you are to find out! Even going to the bathroom will be "cat-tastic" as Purpose Cat Litter is taking over the bathrooms, although the details of that arrangement are on the down low. Organizer Susan Michals would only say, "What they have in mind is top-secret, but I'm definitely intrigued."
Grossest Instagram EVER!
We may have found the best collection of the grossest videos of all time -- all in one place! It's an actual doctor's Instagram called DrPimplePopper, and it's a safe-haven for all you weirdoes who love a good pimple squeeze and want to share it with the world! The videos all appear to be 100% genuine and are certainly 100% gross. Nevertheless, users are flocking to the account that has so far amassed more than 50,000 followers. Good luck! We know you'll go.
What the What?
Maybe you've already heard about folks living in a village called Kalachi in Kazakhstan suffering from a bizarre sleeping sickness where victims fall unconscious for days. While doctors are still trying to figure out the cause of the disease, they have identified some bizarre side effects. It seems many of the men awake from the illness with an uncontrollable sex drive. Roughly 160 people, about a quarter of the small town population, are thought to have been affected. Men basically awake feeling horny as all get-out and immediately go searching nearby villages for their wives who have moved their families to protect them from the illness. The local media has dubbed Kalachi "The Village of the Damned!"
The One Thing Your Apple Watch Can't Do: Fart!
For all its claims of greatness, there is apparently one thing the new Apple watch will not be able to do -- fart! The developer of Fart Watch, a whoopee cushion-inspired app that boasts it can "turn your Apple Watch and iPhone into a remote-controlled fart machine," says Apple basically rejected the app saying: "we do not accept fart apps on Apple Watch." It would seem that fart apps go against the "sophisticated, elegant image" Apple wants for the watch, writes Chris Mills at Gizmodo, but it's "probably just a matter of time until someone jailbreaks the Watch, and sideloading galore can begin."
The Right Way to Make a Waitress Cry!
We're not quite sure where, but a waitress broke down in tears after a generous customer overheard her talking about how much she missed her son-and left an extremely generous tip so she could go and visit him. In an image of the check, which was posted on Imgur, a $9.53 bill is accompanied by a hefty $200 tip, and the heartwarming note which read: "Brandi, thank you for your service. I overheard you talking about your son. Use this to visit him." Brandi said she broke down and cried when she was the receipt.
Mosquito Bites: It's All in Your Genes!
Worried about mosquito bite season? You can blame your genes -- more specifically -- your blood type! According to a new study by researchers Paca Thomas and Jeffrey Bloomer, you may be natural prey for the pests depending on what type of blood you have. If you're type O then you're really out of luck. Type B is not that much better, but type A people are the lucky ones who most likely won't be bothered. But there are other factors that can play a part in how much mosquitoes are attracted to you. If you exercise too much or too little then this can attract the insects. That's because fitness freaks excrete a lot of sweat and often have high temperatures, which mosquitoes like. And if you don't pay attention to your waistline you're more likely to breathe out a higher amount of carbon dioxide, which the pests are also attracted to. This means pregnant women are a prime target because of their size and increased body temperature. And giving up alcohol may also help prevent you from being one of the 20 per cent of people who are regularly attacked.
When Promposals Go Bad!
Protip: When thinking up your ingenious promposal idea, make sure it doesn't include a fake bomb! In Washington State, 18-year-old student Ibrahim Ahmad got himself suspended after wearing a fake bomb in his high school's cafeteria to help him ask a girl to prom! Ahmad carried a sign reading: "I Know it's A little late, But I'm kinda... THE BOMB! Rilea, Will U Be My Date To Prom?" Ahmad later said, "I'm Middle Eastern, and I thought the bomb was kind of funny and clever. I wasn't wearing the vest for more than, like, 20 seconds. I asked her, took a picture, took it off, and then the school got upset." A video of the "promposal" shows a lunch room full of students clapping and cheering as the girl, Rilea Wolfe, says yes. Ahmad said teachers even saw him make the sign beforehand. Even though Superintendent Mark Mansell admitted to reporters that no students seemed frightened by the incident, Ahmad was suspended anyway, a punishment Ahmad said "kind of felt racist" adding, "I feel like no one else would have gotten in trouble for it." Sadly, because his suspension includes weekend events, Ahmad isn't allowed to go to the prom. Instead, he and Wolfe are planning on going to dinner and a movie.
What the What?
While most of the world is shocked and mourning the tragedy of the Nepal earthquakes and the thousands left dead, Pastor Tony Milano of the website "Cross Encounters" had another take. Milano tweeted over the weekend: "Praying 4 the lost souls in Nepal. Praying not a single destroyed pagan temple will b rebuilt & the people will repent/receive Christ." Good times.
What a Fruity Way to Live!
In Cupertino, California, police say a 17-year-old boy who was missing for nearly four days finally showed up at his home and told his family he had been hiding on his high school campus and surviving on fruit from trees and drinking from the water fountain. The boy apparently went to his first-period class last Monday morning but then missed his remaining classes. His disappearance led law enforcement officers to search his school, shopping centers and local parks, and contact area hospitals. The teen's parents said in a statement that their son came home during dinnertime Thursday and "has expressed the deepest sorrow and regret for his actions." The parents and the Santa Clara County sheriff's officials didn't say why he decided to go into hiding.
High Speed Chase -- Alaskan Style!
Here's a pro tip: When trying to evade police, a motor home isn't your best option. In Anchorage, Alaska, state troopers say 49-year-old Eligah Christian was wanted on a $100,000 warrant on charges of scheming to defraud, 15 counts of theft, and 21 counts of issuing bad checks. When the troopers spotted him driving a motor home near Wasilla, they tried to pull him over. But Christian failed to stop and started driving recklessly. Troopers deployed spike strips to stop the motorhome, but the vehicle struck patrol cars as Christian tried turning around. Our man was charged with felony reckless driving and criminal mischief and got to spend the weekend in jail!
Twerking Leads to Jail!
Twerking led to jail time for three young women in Russia. They apparently made a video showing themselves twerking next to a World War II memorial. Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in the World War II next month, an emotionally charged holiday the Kremlin has been using for propaganda purposes. Needless to say, government officials weren't too pleased with the video and the women were arrested and ultimately sentenced to 15 days in jail. Prosecutors said in a statement Saturday that there were actually five women who they found guilty of "hooliganism" but two of them were spared jail because of poor health. Prosecutors in Novorossiysk also said they were pressing charges against the parents of one underage girl who was twerking with the others for "the failure to encourage the physical, intellectual, physiological, spiritual and moral development of a child."
Love That Amazon!
Twenty years ago, ordering something from Amazon seemed as a foreign as ordering something from Jupiter. But somebody did it -- a guy named John Wainwright -- who became Amazon's first paying customer when he ordered a book titled Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter. It cost $27.95 and for that price, Wainwright not only got the book, but he just got a building named after him. To honor their very first customer, Amazon just named one of their buildings after Mr. Wainwright. In an interview, Wainwright explains that a friend of his at Kaleida Labs left Kaleida to go work for the then-startup Amazon.com. "He sent me an email and said, 'Create an account and order some books.' I thought I was going to get some free books out of it. But they took my credit card and charged it!"
Now That's a Bold Thief!
At a gas station in Miami, Florida, one thief took advantage of a sleeping clerk to not only steal some ice cream but steal an entire ice cream cooler. A surveillance video clip shows what appears to be 25-year-old Dennis Norman who gives the security camera the middle finger before proceeding to roll the small cooler right out the door. The entire time a snoozing store worker can be seen slumped behind the counter, seemingly oblivious to the whole crime. Norman was arrested and we doubt the clerk has a job any longer.
What the What?
As they were investigating a 2009 drunk-driving accident that killed 20-year-old Jessica Mejia, Cook County Sheriff's Officers stripped off all her clothes except for her underpants, placed her partially naked body on a tarp, and then took photos -- all while in full view of onlookers and other emergency responders. Mejia's mother found the behavior completely inappropriate and will have her chance to argue that in court this week. As the Washington Post puts it, the family is "essentially accusing the deputies of taking creep shots of their dead daughter." The nude photos also fueled false rumors that Jessica died because she was having sex with the driver, says mother Christina Mejia. The sheriff's office denies these allegations, but there have been some stumbles in its response to the lawsuit. When the suit was filed in 2010, a spokesperson flatly denied that officers took the nude photos. Since then, however, the department has admitted to taking the photos, but insists it was standard procedure.