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
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Don't Mess With Beavers!
Beavers are just cute, busy little creatures right? Well just ask the two guys who were hiking along Oregon's Deschutes River and came upon a beaver dam and decided it would be fun to explore. They're now both in the hospital after the head beaver came out to defend his territory. Clayton Mitchell, 23, told officers the beaver knocked him into the water, while his 31-year-old friend John Bailey became entangled in logs. Mitchell called for help, which arrived just as Bailey freed himself." Mitchell later said, "I'm a city boy from the East Coast, and every day in Deschutes County I learn something new. This time, I learned, don't mess with a beaver." Both men's injuries were considered non-life threatening.
Trump! He's Just Trump!
Gotta love "The Donald." Remember back in the fall of 2012 when Donald Trump offered to donate $5 million to the charity of Obama's choice if the president released "his college records and applications" and "his passport applications and records." Apparently Trump's tune has changed when the focus is on him. The Guardian newspaper reports that it asked the GOP candidate's campaign to release his long-form birth certificate and passport records but were quickly denied. Meanwhile, the war of words between Trump and Univision is heating up. The network cut all ties with Trump and the Miss Universe Organization citing Trump's "recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants" as the reason. Trump's lawyer said his client plans to sue the network for "hundreds of millions" over its decision to drop the pageant. Now NBC News reports Trump yesterday sent a letter to network president Randy Falco stating the following: "Please be advised that under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami - its golf courses or any of its facilities."
Mud: Apparently Not Good For You
More than 1,000 people have fallen ill after taking part in a Mud Day race in southern France. Thousands of people turned up for the festivities in Nice on the Côte d'Azur, with around 8,000 taking part in an obstacle course that ended with many of them almost completely submerged in mud. The next day, at least 30 participants complained of diarrhea, vomiting and fever. That figure has now shot up to 1,000. Some participants say they remember smelling horse manure. Organizers have promised to 'make every effort' to find the cause of the stomach upsets, but we think it's safe to say fewer people will be running next year.
Coolest Grandpa Ever!
In Mason, Ohio, 73-year-old Gary Coleman (yes -- that's his real name) man has taken his 12,000th ride on his favorite roller coaster at King's Island amusement park! The park says Coleman took the milestone ride in the front row of the Diamondback roller coaster. The retired minister has made 493 trips to the theme park outside of Cincinnati since 2009, when the 230-foot steel roller coaster opened. It's the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island and reaches speeds of 80 mph. Coleman says he's loved coasters since childhood. He says he plans to continue increasing his ride count as long as he remains healthy enough to do so.
You Really Should Cut Back to an Easier 17-hour Day!
When Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old Bank of America intern in London, died two years ago after reportedly putting in 72 hours straight at work, the banking industry turned the spotlight on its notoriously insane hours. Bank of America, for instance, suggested its junior workers take at least four weekend days off each month, and Goldman Sachs put together a quality-of-life task force and told its own junior employees to use Saturdays for R&R only. Now Goldman Sachs is taking work-life balance a step further, recommending that interns go home AT MIDNIGHT and don't come in the next day until 7am! You know -- a much easier and more relaxing 17-hour workday! A company spokesperson said, "These guidelines were put out there to improve the overall work experience of our interns." Goldman Sachs hired 2,900 interns this summer.
Crime Rate Doubles in One Day!
The crime rate on the tiny island of Canna, located in the Inner Scottish Hebrides, has a crime rate of zero. No kidding. The community store actually goes by the honor system on weekends, leaving its doors open all night so fishermen can use the WiFi and make purchases. They simply log what they've taken in a ledger and leave money in an "honesty box." But all that is coming to a sad ending as the store was actually burglarized over the weekend -- what many believe to be the first theft in nearly half a century. Stolen were candy, chocolate bars, coffee, batteries, toiletries, and tea-time biscuits, as well as six hand-knit wool caps made by manager Julie McCabe. She said, "We are all pretty gutted. I am absolutely floored that someone has been in and did that to our community." And the crime wave doesn't stop there. Someone also ripped off the island's beauty shop, apparently on the same night, lifting body butter, bath oils, and shower gels, and money from that store's honesty box. The island, which boasts a population of less than 30, by various counts, prides itself on its nonexistent crime rate and doesn't even have a police station.
Coolest Kid You'll Hear About Today!
Now here's a cool kid! In Norton, Mass., 6-year-old Ryan McGuire raised $25,000 for cancer research by playing 100 holes of golf in one day in memory of a classmate who died of the disease. Ryan played the 100 holes in memory of his kindergarten buddy, Danny Nickerson, who died in April of a rare and inoperable form of pediatric brain cancer. He got the idea because his mother, Cheryl, is the program director of Golf Fights Cancer, a nonprofit organization that encourages golfers to play and raise money for cancer-related charities. Ryan told the local paper, "I just wanted to do it for Danny."
There Are Other Escaped Convicts Ya Know!
For all the attention they're getting from the media, you'd think Richard Matt and David Sweat were the only people who have escaped from prison. Actually, they only make up 1.5 percent of current escaped convicts! Also somewhere out there is an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts, a murderer who escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck, and a Florida convict who got other inmates to put him in a crate at the prison furniture shop and had himself delivered to freedom by truck. Over 130 state prison escapees nationwide are currently listed as on the loose and most have been gone for decades meaning they most likely will not be found -- assuming they're even still alive. After six months, a fugitive's trail generally goes pretty cold, says the head of the National Association of Fugitive Recovery Agents. Some states regularly revisit escape cases, keep an eye on vanished prisoners' associates, and check fingerprint databases and death certificates for new leads. But pursuing decades-old cases is complicated by paperwork and the passage of time, and investigators mainly hope for a surprise tip or that the convict will slip up, perhaps by contacting a relative or getting arrested for another crime.
Dumb Bank Robber Powerless Over Hot Biscuits!
In New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 32-year-old Shane Lindsey was arrested for robbing a Citizens Bank branch because he was dumb enough to stop for biscuits after the crime. Lindsey stopped at a restaurant about 20 minutes after the heist and sat down for a plate of hot biscuits. Witnesses saw a man matching Lindsey's description run toward the restaurant and alerted police. Officers went inside simply hoping to view the surveillance video to get clues as to where the suspect went -- only to find Lindsey eating at a booth. Police say he used the restaurant's bathroom to discard a coat and hood he wore during the robbery. After pleading guilty, a judge sentenced him to two to four years in prison.
Would You Mind Arresting Me for DUI?
We need more criminals like this one. In Hopkinsville, Kentucky, police say 26-year-old Christopher L. Stewart drove under the influence of alcohol to the small-town police station, where he requested that officers arrest him. He had slammed on brakes to barely avoid hitting a police cruiser when he arrived. He then approached officers and said he was ready to go to jail for DUI. He also apparently attempted to drink a closed bottle of fuel injector cleaning fluid, but officers stopped him. They then gave him his wish, and put him under arrest.
We've Got "Texting Lanes" Now!
In Salt Lake City, Utah Valley University is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking. The neon green lanes painted on the stairs to the gym are intended as a lighthearted way to brighten up the space and get students' attention according to spokeswoman Melinda Colton. It worked. A picture of the lanes -- which divide the stairs into sections for runners, walkers and texters -- created widespread buzz on social media after it was posted online. Though the lanes are limited to the school's recreation center, 22-year-old student Tasia Briggs wouldn't mind seeing them catch on across campus. She said, "There's nothing worse than walking behind someone who's texting, and you can't get around them and go anywhere."
Fun With Money in Zimbabwe
Gotta a few bucks in your pocket? Take it to Zimbabwe and you're an instant Zillionaire! The country is finally killing off the hyper-inflated currency it stopped printing in 2009 and is offering five American dollars to people with up to 175 quadrillion Zimbaabwean dollars -- that's 175 followed by 15 zeros-- in their bank accounts. They'll get an extra American dollar for every 35 quadrillion they have. In truth, most Zimbabweans find it inconvenient to take a wheelbarrow full of cash around with them so they abandoned the currency long ago, opting instead for the U.S. dollar of the South African rand.
It's Actually Illegal to Shoot Yourself in the Foot
Being incredibly stupid is not a crime in Colorado -- but reckless endangerment is, and a man named Adam Hirtle was charged with it after he told police officers that he shot himself in the foot simply to find out what it would feel like! When officers went to a hospital to investigate a report of an accidental gun discharge, the 30-year-old Colorado Springs resident told them the shooting was deliberate. He "stated he took his boot off and shot it, then placed his boot back on his foot and then intentionally shot himself in the foot," according to police. He was also charged with a prohibited use of a weapon and child abuse, the latter suggesting there may have been a minor present at the time.
A Cure for Obesity?
It's one of the fastest growing problems in the world. We're talking about obesity, but there may be some relief in sight! Scientists believe they have made a breakthrough which could help reverse this trend by turning off a certain enzyme. Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center have been able to do this successfully in laboratory mice and then found they could feed the test mice high-calorie fatty foods without them gaining any weight! Not only that, but none of the animals developed diabetes or any other illnesses which often accompany poor diet and excessive weight. But before you go out looking for a scientist to turn off some of your enzymes so you can stuff you face at will, be aware that the researchers have only been able to make this work on mice, and have no idea if the same will apply to humans.
Every Deals With Death in Their Own Way
A 3-year-old little girl nicknamed "Einz" died of brain cancer in Thailand earlier this year, but isn't entirely gone. Her parents decided to have her head frozen. No kidding. Her head was filled with anti-freeze and is being stored in a vault in Arizona. It makes Matheryn "Einz" Naovaratpong the youngest person ever kept in cryogenic preservation. Her 41-year-old father, Sahatorn Naovaratpong said, "We believe death can be overcome in the future. Human beings are seeing technology increasing exponentially. It just doubles, doubles, doubles." Sahatorn and his wife Nareerat, both electronics engineers, sent her body to Alcor Life Extension Foundation, a non-profit foundation that offers to "neuropreserve" a person's brain for $80,000. The parents plan to cryopreserve themselves too, but admit the chance of seeing their daughter again is "very low."
Weirdest Break-in Ever?
In Hobbs, New Mexico, 45-year-old Patrick Lynn Waits is facing charges after police say he walked into an unlocked home, stole car keys and shocked the homeowner who found Waits baking a potato and raking leaves. A female resident awoke to noise in her kitchen, and found Waits allegedly wiping down a countertop and baking a potato in her microwave oven. When she told him to leave, he left his potato in the microwave and then went outside to rake leaves in the front yard. The woman then convinced Waits to stay by saying she wanted to pay him for his service and she then went inside and called police. Waits was found stumbling while walking, and he slurred when he talked. He was arrested on burglary and unlawful entry charges. He also faces several felony warrants for failure to appear in court.
In Toms River, New Jersey, 41-year-old Christopher Miller already served time for robbing a shoe store and is now heading back to jail for robbing the exact same shoe store again! Even the same clerk was behind the counter at the time of the robbery. As a result, Miller was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison. Authorities say the March 2014 robbery occurred THE DAY AFTER Miller had been released from prison having completed a 15-year sentence for the first robbery. Police say Miller made off with $389 and fled on foot with the employees' cellphones. The clerk had been notified about Miller's release and identified the robbery suspect as the same person who had robbed the store in 1999.
Biggest Jerk in Boston!
How's this for the jerk of the day? Boston transit police say 35-year-old Timothy Chapman slipped through subway turnstiles behind another customer to avoid paying the $2.10 fare! But what makes it so hard to believe is Chapman had nearly $7,000 in cash on him at the time! Police stopped him at the Back Bay station after they watched him engage in what's known as piggybacking by closely trailing a paying customer. Officers preparing to ticket Chapman took him into custody after learning there was a warrant for his arrest on unspecified motor vehicle violations. While processing him they discovered the large amount of cash.
What the What?
Here's another one for the angry cat files! In Stamford, New York, Mohammed Lokman called 911 around 1:30am to report that he and his wife were too afraid of their cat to go inside their home! The couple had apparently been stuck outside for hours after the cat became aggressive and attacked and scratched them. The dispatcher needed a little convincing but eventually sent police and the couple got inside unscathed. The cat's unusual behavior -- it had given birth to a kitten the previous night. A local animal control officer tells CBS that she probably felt threatened by the Lokmans for some reason, so chalk it up to a "mom protecting its baby."
Who Wants Neverland?
If you've got an extra $100 million lying around, the ultimate 2,700-acre piece of pop-culture history is up for sale. We're talking Michael Jackson's famous Neverland Ranch near Santa Barbara. For the record, it's now called Sycamore Valley Ranch, and while it no longer has amusement park rides or an elephant, it still has the train station and tracks Jackson had installed. There's a video tour online if you're interested but for Jackson fans who might try to con their way into a private tour, the real estate listing agents say they will thoroughly vet any prospective buyers before actually showing the property. And we weren't kidding earlier. The asking price is $100 million!
Happy Summer! Boston Still Has Snow!
While we're all saying hello to June today, you might be interested to know that our friends in Boston still have snow on the ground! While most of the city is clear, some sizable remnants of the winter's huge snow piles still remain including a former 75-foot-tall mound in the Seaport District which is now three stories high and can only be called snow in the vaguest sense of the word. In reality it's more like a bunch of debris encased in ice -- and by debris we mean anything that could be scooped up by a snow plow, including bikes and orange traffic cones. An incredible 85 tons of trash have been cleared away from the slowly melting mound so far, but the city's Public Works commissioner says the pile is still weeks away from completely disappearing.
How China Deals With Child Abusers
Maybe Josh Duggar should feel blessed he doesn't live in China. They've just shown the world how they deal with child molesters. A former elementary school teacher, convicted of molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4 years old, was just executed. The Intermediate People's Court in the western province of Gansu says it carried out the sentence against Li Jishun after it was upheld by the nation's Supreme People's Court. In its ruling, the Supreme People's Court said all of Li's victims were girls younger than 12 who attended his village boarding school. The court said Li, who carried out the crimes in the space of the year, preyed on "young and timid" students, repeatedly assaulting them in the classroom, dormitories, and surrounding forest. Many of the girls had been left in the village by parents working in cities.
Where Are the Holes in My Swiss Cheese?
You may haven't noticed, but over the last several years, the holes in Swiss cheese have started to disappear! Researchers at a government agricultural institute say that contrary to a century of scientific belief, the holes are caused by hay particles, not bacteria, and modern milking is just too clean. In the old days, "microscopically small" flecks of hay would fall into the milk-collecting buckets in barns and helped those fun holes to form. Cheese makers were actually able to alter the number of holes in the various cheeses by changing the amount of hay dust they added to milk. But over the last 15 years, the holes in Swiss cheese have been vanishing and the researchers say this is because modern industrial milking methods don't expose the milk to open barn environments, let alone dirty buckets. So, the good news is your Swiss cheese is a lot cleaner and healthier. The bad news is it's not as much fun to look at.
Wimpiest Airline Staff Ever
Sarah Blackwood admits her 23-month-old son was "grumpy" when she boarded a flight from San Francisco to Vancouver -- but not grumpy enough to endanger aviation. Nevertheless, Blackwood says she and her son were kicked off United Airlines Flight 6223 because the staff told her they did not feel safe on the plane with her son. The toddler was "crying really loud and squirming" and a flight attendant told her she had to control her child. Blackwood, who is seven months pregnant, says that after the plane started to taxi, it returned to the gate and she was ordered off the plane. By then, she says, the boy was fast asleep on her lap. She also says, "there were a few passengers that stood up and said, 'This is ridiculous, I can't believe you're doing this to her.'" Fellow passengers, who were delayed for 75 minutes while Blackwood's luggage was removed, have taken her side on United's Facebook page, with one calling the decision "appalling."
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.