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.
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Going Out of Business Sale...Because We're IDIOTS!
If there is such a thing, we have found the most idiotic mattress store in America - and it's in San Antonio. Miracle Mattress sparked a firestorm of pure outrage after they posted an advertisement on Facebook actually spoofing the World Trade Center attacks! In the ad, Miracle Mattress manager Cherisse Bonanno asks, "What better way to remember 9/11 than with a Twin Tower sale?" We then see two screaming men fall backward into two stacks of mattresses topped by an American flag. Bonanno, then says, "Oh my god! We'll never forget." As you can guess, it was quickly removed from the store's Facebook page after an outpouring of wrath from the public. Bonanno later admitted the ad was "a stupid idea" and said, "We are not hate. We are love ... that's not what we ever wanted." Her father, owner Mike Bonanno, also posted an apology on Facebook saying, "That horrible, utterly disrespectful film not only disgraced you, but the lives of every human being that died that day." But that did little to stop the flood of criticism. One typical comment read: "There will never be an appropriate time to mock 9/11, and to do it to promote mattress sales?! Are you kidding me?" Meanwhile, a Walmart in Panama Beach City, Florida removed a display of soda cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center after a being shamed on social media. A photo posted on Twitter showed twin towers of Coke and Sprite cans with a banner reading -- you guessed it -- "We will never forget."
For Goodness Sakes - Don't Use Your Samsung Phone on a Plane!
So just how bad is this Samsung phone recall thing? So bad that the Federal Aviation Administration has taken what the AP calls the "extraordinary step" of warning passengers not to use Samsung's new smartphone in the air. The company was forced to recall over 2.5 million Galaxy Note7 phones worldwide due to battery fires, and it appears that the only safe way to have one on a plane is to have it turned off in your carry-on bag. The FAA issued a statement reading in part: "The FAA strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices" on planes and "not to stow them in any checked baggage."
Veteran Honored with Dying Wish
A sad and beautiful story coming out of Dublin, Georgia, where Vietnam veteran had his dying wishes granted thanks to the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. Connie Willhite, a U.S. Navy veteran who was being cared for at the Hospice Care Unit at the VA Medical Center, asked for only two things before he died: he wanted to be baptized and he wanted to catch one more fish. First, VA chaplain Sam Scaggs helped Willhite with his baptism. Then hospice worker Greg Senters helped Mr. Willhite plan his last fishing trip. Senters, along with nursing staff, took Willhite to Lake Leisure, a pond located behind the VA Medical Center. Literally fishing from a hospital bed positioned on a small bridge, Willhite managed to catch four fish. Senters said that in those moments, Willhite wasn't a cancer patient; he was just living life. "All of a sudden, the cancer and everything else went away, and what you see is that precious few moments of someone really enjoying life." Mr. Willhite died peacefully on August 29th.
Couple Waits Nine Years to Open Wedding Gift
In many ways, the best wedding present Kathy and Brandon Gunn received at their Michigan wedding was one they didn't open for nine years. That's because the gift from great-aunt Alison came with special instructions: "Do not open until your first disagreement!" Kathy wrote in a post on the Love What Matters Facebook page: "Now, there had obviously been plenty of disagreements, arguments, and slammed doors throughout our 9 years. There were even a couple of instances where we both considered giving up ... but we never opened the box." Doing that, she says, "would have symbolized our failure." So the box sat on shelves in various closets through the years, gathering dust. She continued: "It somehow taught us about tolerance, understanding, compromise, and patience." Finally, curiosity got the best of them and they decided to crack open the box. Inside, they found wineglasses, envelopes of money, and some advice. To Kathy: Pick up a pizza or "something you both like," and get a bath ready. To Brandon: Go get flowers and a bottle of wine. Kathy says, "It was by far the greatest wedding gift of all."
The Crazy World of World Records
Guinness World Records have released their latest update for 2017, including some of the most unusual new records. There's the world's highest jumping llama, the most tricks performed by a cat in one minute, and a college student in China has become the fastest runner on his hands while holding a football between his legs. Oh, and in Arizona they've made the longest monster truck. While some of the world records set continue to be quite esoteric, the normal fare is still on the go, strongmen and big animals abound with a new longest domestic cat and tallest dog - a Great Dane from Florida, is 38 inches tall on all fours, and has eat from a bowl in a chair because it's too hard for her to reach the floor.
What the What?
The Stevenson family of North Dakota has done what seems like the impossible. They just welcomed a new baby boy, Henry, into the world on Sept. 1 - their third child born on the exact same date the third year in a row! Wait, there's more. The number three seems to be a running theme in the lives of Seth and Lauren Stevenson. They married in 2013, after a three-day engagement, three months after they met. The newest Stevenson was due Sept. 4, but in a spectacular bit of numerical synchronicity, Henry came three days early. So what about birthday parties? Lauren says, "We're just going to have one big party, one big bounce house, give each of them a separate cake and their own presents." She does actually plan on having a fourth child, but says, "I think we're going to give ourselves a little of a break so we can watch our kids grow for a few years, and then maybe go from there."
The Food Poisoning Network
You'll have to forgive friends of the Erdal family if they skip your next dinner invitation. After four members of the family in northern Turkey suffered food poisoning severe enough to land them in a hospital for a week, they decided to throw a "gratitude dinner" to celebrate their recovery. Two dozen attendees fell ill from - yep, food poisoning! Alattin Erdal said, "Food poisoning became our nightmare." The Erdals had sacrificed an animal (the type was not disclosed) to thank God for their recovery and served it to their friends. Erdal said, "We don't get it. First we were poisoned and then sacrificed an animal for God as a sign of gratitude for gaining our health back," only to have 25 people end up at a hospital with four in intensive care."
Scamming the Groom!
Before Dino Carter even proposed to his girlfriend, he asked Martyn Galvin to be the best man at his wedding. Galvin repaid his pal of 18 years by setting up the bachelor party, collecting money from the groom and his friends for a big bash in Prague and a horse-racing outing in York. He actually collected $10,500 so the anticipation was high for one heck of a party. That didn't happen- because Galvin took the money and skipped out. The British swindler has been called the "worst best man ever" in the press and was just sentenced to 20 months in jail in a Teesside court in what the presiding judge called "one of the nastiest and meanest" scams he'd ever seen. The partygoers only found out they'd been bamboozled when 17 of them showed up at the Newcastle airport last August. Ready for their three-day Prague trip, they found they had no flights booked and no hotel reservations. Looking back the group said there were red flags like Galvin blowing off group meetings, saying he was unavailable because he'd been receiving treatment for bowel cancer! Turned out not to be true. Galvin's attorney blamed a gambling addiction and said his client intends to pay back all the victims. The groom, for his part, didn't let Galvin ruin his big day. Carter said, "I picked a new best man and the wedding day was the proudest, happiest day of my life."
Hero Mom: The Ultimate Sacrifice
In Utah, 33-year-old mother Chelsea Russell made the ultimate sacrifice when she jumped into Lake Powell to save her 2-year-old son. The toddler fell from a moving houseboat during an afternoon cruise with his family. Chelsea jumped in after her son and managed to hold him above water until he could be rescued. But the heroic act cost her, her own life and she was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water. Neither was wearing a life jacket, though they are required on boating child who are 12 and under. It is unclear how long the pair were in the water. The San Juan County Sheriff's office says the houseboat traveled a "significant distance" from the two before being shut off. According to a statement from the sheriff's office, "The conscious child was rescued from atop the mother's chest." But Russell was unconscious and efforts to revive her failed. The boy was flown to a hospital in Flagstaff, Ariz., and was reported in stable condition. All boaters on Lake Powell are encouraged to wear life jackets."
What the What?
Many people have been heartbroken over a viral picture of an elderly Canadian couple crying as they say goodbye to each other. Granddaughter Ashley Bartyik shared the photo to highlight the plight of Wolf and Anita Gottschalk, who have spent the last eight months living in separate care homes against their will after 62 years of marriage. Bartyik writes: "They cry every time they see each other, and it is heartbreaking." She is pleading for the Fraser Health authority in Surrey, British Columbia, to reunite the couple before 83-year-old Wolf's dementia worsens and his memory of Anita, 81, fades. He was moved to a different home in January because he needs a higher level of care. The couple now live about 30 minutes apart and relatives try to make sure they see each other every couple of days. Bartyik says her grandmother is "just begging anyone that can help her get her husband back" -- and after 62 years together, they "deserve to spend their last moments in the same building." A spokeswoman for Fraser Health said, "We are committed to reuniting the couple and we hope to do so within the next few weeks."
The Stench of Betrayal
Samantha Wragg barely had time to get her wedding dress to the cleaners before she found out her new husband was cheating . So what did the British woman who works in social media do? She listed her dress on eBay to help pay her divorce bill. Heeding the advice of her brother, she spiced up the listing by revealing some of the dirty details. Since then bidding has climbed from the initial $2,600 asking price - what it cost new - to roughly $85,000! The humorous post mixes details about the size 6 Art Couture ivory lace dress with her own story. Things like: "Great condition but needs dry cleaning before wearing to get rid of the stench of betrayal." There's also this gem: "Hope this dress brings you a lot more happiness than it brought me in the end and if not ... well you can always sell it on here!." Believe it or not, the 28-year-old says she has forgiven her ex-husband in spite of his "terrible and really hurtful mistake" and that she is "very happy now so I hope he is too."
It Used to Suck If Your Kid Had Allegories. Now It Really Sucks!
It's the size of a magic marker and as common as Band-Aids in a school nurse's office. EpiPen, a device that delivers a dose of epinephrine that can stop an extreme allergic reaction, has been credited with saving the lives of children for whom a peanut or a bee sting could be fatal. But for some reason, drugmaker Mylan has hiked the price of the device by nearly 500% over the past few years and neither parents or doctors are happy. Allergy specialist Dr. Douglas McMahon said, "When epinephrine only costs a few cents, but they're going up to $500, personally I don't think that's ethically responsible." Many patients are now saying they can't afford the pens. McMahon is actually seeking FDA approval for his own device that he says will cost $50. Twice in her seven years, Ellie Henegar's life was saved with an EpiPen, but her parents were stunned last year when the bill came to $600. Compare that to 2009, when the bill was about $100 for the same two-pack of EpiPen. While insurance covers varying degrees of the cost, not everyone is lucky enough to have a plan that does. And, with a near monopoly, Mylan has little incentive to cut the price.
Fortunately For Us All, Kindness is Alive and Well
You'll be happy to know kindness is alive and well as was seen in St. George, Utah recently. Deborah Grimshaw's daughter Cami has austism. In a Facebook post Deborah explained that for the past few years, Cami has been fixated on a particular T-shirt - one with a distinctive pink floral design purchased from Target. Cami likes to wear it after school and as a pajama top. Problem is the T-shirt has been discontinued. Deborah had some success finding a few on eBay but that well has also run dry. So she appealed to anyone who would listen on Facebook, who might have one of the shirts they would be willing to part with. About 13,000 shares later, Cami has received no less than 78 of her favorite shirts. Not only that- the team at Target has been in touch with Deborah directly saying they want to help ensure Cami never runs out of her favorite T-shirt.
Just FYI - Sherriff Joe Arapio is Still Investigating Obama's Birth
Certificate You all know Arizona's infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County. Here's something you don't know. While it's been for years since Arpaio held his last news conference detailing his accusations that President Barack Obama released a fake birth certificate - he wants you to know he's not done with his investigation. During a videotaped deposition connected to an unrelated investigation, Arpaio happened to mention that the birth certificate investigation is still ongoing. Shortly after the White House posted Obama's birth certificate, Arpaio ordered his Cold Case Posse to investigate its authenticity. The posse member in charge of the investigation is Mike Zullo, a former police officer and car salesman. Critics charged that Arpaio was using the birther investigation to gain votes and campaign dollars for his 2012 re-election campaign. The sheriff even said as much himself in a video clip shown in the documentary, "The Joe Show." But Sheriff Joe hasn't made too many statements about the investigation since his last news conference in 2012. All of this may soon come to an end anyway as Joe is currently facing a potentially tight election, as well as the possibility of criminal charges for disobeying a federal judge's orders.
Going to Jail Over a Stale Doughnut
You really are stupid if you allow yourself to end up in jail over a stale doughnut. So it appears 19-year-old Daniel Schlagler is really stupid. Allegedly, Schlagler was standing in line at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island waiting to pay for a doughnut. While waiting he decided to go ahead and bite into the doughnut and says he found it was stale. According to his lawyer, what happened next was "bogus!" Schlagler told the clerk he was willing to pay for his Big Gulp but not the stale doughnut. So police were called and our friend was carted off to jail. His lawyer said, "This is a totally bogus arrest! They should have apologized and given him a fresh doughnut!"
What the What?
In New Jersey, police aren't exactly anxious to find missing fugitive Keith Jean. It might even be that authorities almost hope he managed to get away. It seems that two weeks ago Mr. Jean Keith swam across the Passaic River in an effort to flee from police. He then disappeared down into the city swear system in Newark and hasn't been seen since. As for what's down there, officials describe a network of cramped chambers where he would find potentially deadly gases, along with a constant flow of human waste. Robots have searched the tunnels, and cadaver dogs have sniffed sewer grates, but they haven't found traces of Jean, alive or dead. But in case you're worried, the executive director of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission notes that a dead body probably wouldn't disrupt the flow of sewage.
Sucks When You Get Hacked
It seems Nancy Pelosi got to see the dark side of human nature this weekend. On Friday night her personal contact information was posted online, the latest casualty of the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee, and several people reached out to touch the House minority leader as she flew home to California, leaving her to find upon landing what she calls "scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voice mails, and text messages." The California Democrat warned colleagues whose contact info was similarly published not to let their kids around their phones. Pelosi warned her colleagues to change their numbers - something she did Saturday morning.
Judge Bans Guy From Ordering Pizza
Just so you know, having pizza delivered is not one of your civil rights. In Sebastian, Florida, a judge has banned Randy Riddle from ordering pizza as a bail condition after the 49-year-old was accused of harassing numerous pizza restaurants. During a three-week reign of terror, Riddle allegedly used several phone numbers to order pizzas that he refused to pay for, send pizzas to fake addresses, and tell restaurants that their pizza was disgusting. Riddle -- who already has a conviction for making harassing phone calls -- also allegedly bombarded police, city hall, and health authorities with pizza-related phone calls.
Well, It Was a Memorable Proposal
One thing's for sure, 19-year-old Marcela Montoya will never forget her proposal. Her boyfriend, Tom Sweet got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. Oh yeah, he was dressed in a Nazi uniform and in front of about 100 people at the time. No, he's not a hater, but he was taking part in a WWII re-enactment. Both Sweet, 21, and Montoya were dressed in 1940s German outfits for the re-enactment in Blaenavon, Gwent. Tom said, "It was nerve-wracking for me as she didn't say yes straight away, I think she was just in shock." The crowd cheered and many a tear was shed. History-lover Tom has been involved in re-enactments for four years-and Marcela loves joining in. Organizer Wendy Sidney said it was the first proposal at a reenactment that she had seen and noted, "It was a well kept secret and it was just a wonderful surprise to everyone-especially the girl."
What the What?
As hard as this is to believe, in Baltimore, a woman was apparently pulled over for a routine traffic stop for a broken taillight and then strip-searched in public on the side of the road. The woman asked the officer in charge, "I really gotta take all my clothes off?" The officer told her yes and says he had a female officer search the woman. The female officer put on latex gloves and searched the woman's bra area before pulling down her underwear and searching her anal cavity. She found nothing and the woman was released without charges and received a repair order for her broken taillight. Sadly this is just one example of extreme misconduct in the Department of Justice's report on the Baltimore Police Department. The report, released after a 14-month investigation, concludes the BPD engages in a pattern of practice of unconstitutional stops, searches and arrests; unfairly targeting black people; excessive force; and retaliation.