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. SMOKE A THOUSAND HORSES
SOUTHERN STYLE DARIUS RUCKER
ONE MORE DRINK CODY JOE HODGES
LOSE MY MIND BRETT ELDREDGE
Leave it to Disney to Make a Soft and Cuddly 3-D Printer
If anyone were going to create a 3D printer that would create cuddly objects made out of felt, it would be Disney of course. And they did -- with a little help from Cornell and Carnegie Mellon universities. The printer "slices" a 3D model of an object into layers, then laser-cuts those layers into matching shapes made out of adhesive fabric and onto a building stage. Heat is then emitted to activate the adhesive, and the layers continue outputting in their proper order until they've stacked into the desired object. The user then simply peels away excess material little by little until the object materializes. In a Disney Research Hub video, a tester creates a bunny and other soft, bendable objects. But there's still some work to do. The 2.5-inch bunny in the video took about 2 1/2 hours to print and there's a lot of waste... but it's a start!
Guy's Dying Wish: Don't Vote Hillary!
The latest poll shows 57 percent of Americans believe Hilary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. Larry Upright is begging you to not let that happen... even though he's dead. Upright's obituary in the Independent Tribune in Concord, North Carolina reads: "The family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy." His family says that Upright, an "avid golfer" and Masonic Lodge member who died last Monday at 81, never shied away from talking politics. His daughter Jill, who wrote the last part of the obit, said, "He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little of that on, so it was natural for me to think about that." Some of the reaction on a funeral home website that ran the obit was in agreement with Upright: "We did not know your father but I bet he was a wonderful and kind man," reads one comment. But another reads: "Sorry for your loss but I'm voting for Hillary anyway."
Mean Girls Snub Classmate. She Gets Last Laugh!
In Shakopee, Minnesota, none of the 10 or so girls invited to Mackenzie Moretter's 10th birthday party could make it. Mackenzie has Sotos syndrome, which has delayed her speech development and learning and caused her to struggle to make friends. Her mother took to Facebook to explain that all the guests had canceled or not responded and pleaded for a few girls Mackenzie's age to come to her party. Within hours, the post had spread and hundreds of guests had promised to come to the party, including Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke, who declared Saturday "Mackenzie Moretter Day!" In the end, around 400 people turned up, including Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson and his family. Local businesses donated plenty of food and Mackenzie told the crowd: "I have a hard time making friends in school, but thanks to all of you ... my voice was heard. I love you all!" A GoFundMe page set up for the party received thousands of dollars more than was needed, and Mackenzie's family says the extra will go to Sotos syndrome research and organizations that put on birthday parties for sick children.
Girl Can Eat a Steak!
In Amarillo, Texas, a competitive eater has conquered three 72-ounce steak dinners in about 20 minutes during a food challenge held at The Big Texan Steak Ranch! Molly Schuyler ate the steaks, plus three baked potatoes, three shrimp cocktails, three salads and three rolls! Schuyler finished her first steak dinner in 4 minutes and 18 seconds, which beats the restaurant's record of 4 minutes and 58 seconds, which she set last May. Amazingly, she told reporters she had to turn down a fourth steak, because she was sick of the taste and not because she was full. Schuyler, who's from Sacramento, California, also ate 363 wings in 30 minutes at a Philadelphia competition in January 2014.
When Clowns Get Mad!
When a group of animal rights protesters tried to disrupt the Ramos Bros. Circus in San Bernardino, near Los Angeles, a mass brawl broke out involving clowns and even the ringmaster. Hundreds of spectators watched as many workers in their performance attire tried to stop the protestors from entering the circus at which point things got violent. Ringmaster Oliver Ramos, who claims he received a split lip after being hit in the face with his own microphone, said, "All of a sudden when I turned around one of them jumped on top of my uncle-he's over 68-years-old-and they started beating on him and I reacted." Two protesters were arrested over the incident however, members of the group Direct Action Everywhere, claim they were demonstrating non-violently when they were attacked by the circus workers.
What the What?
Two parrots trapped inside a burning house were rescued after they started talking-leading fire-fighters to believe that there were people inside. Emergency crews responded to the fire in Canyon County, Idaho and heard voices inside saying, "Help" and "Fire!" Once they managed to contain the flames, they rushed inside the building, and only then discovered the voices were actually coming from the two parrots. The birds were removed from the house and given oxygen. Fortunately no people were inside or injured!
Grandpa Should Watch His Money More Closely!
Ohio Police say a 13-year-old boy took $25,000 from his grandfather and then started handing out $100 bills to his classmates. Authorities say the 13-year-old gave out thousands of dollars this week before school officials discovered what was happening. Investigators in the city of Medina have recovered about $7,000 so far. A police spokesperson said, "Several adults are under investigation for their role in this incident. The boy passed out quite a bit but not the full amount." Police are still trying to figure out how the kid got the money from his 83-year-old grandfather and add that it's too early to know if charges will be filed.
Stop Depression the Psychedelic Way!
A psychedelic brew from the jungles of Brazil is showing promise as a treatment for depression -- in fact, as a treatment for those who don't respond to more traditional medication. Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo have just published the results of the first clinical trial involving the anti-depressant effects of ayahuasca, a centuries-old drink made from jungle vine and shrubs long used in religious ceremonies in South America. They say patients began to feel better within a couple of hours while conventional medications can take weeks to kick in. Even better, the beneficial effects lasted for three weeks while the "psychedelic" part wore off after about five hours. Similar to conventional anti-depressant medications, the chemical compounds in ayahuasca seem to alter the brain's level of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood.
Another Mother of the Year!
Well we've got another Mother of the Year winner -- this time in Cleveland. Officials at Metroparks Zoo say a woman was dangling her 2-year-old son over a railing when he fell about 10 feet into a cheetah exhibit. The zoo's executive director said, "Unfortunately, we have a number of eyewitness accounts that point to the strong likelihood that the child was dangled over the rail." The toddler's parents jumped in and pulled him to safety before anything horrible happened. Fortunately the cheetahs didn't go toward the boy or his parents. The kid's leg was injured in the fall and he was treated for bumps and bruises at a hospital. The zoo says Cleveland Metroparks plans to seek child endangerment charges against the mother.
Earthquake's Coming! Your Cellphone Says So!
We may soon be relying on our smartphones to warn us about earthquakes. Yep, scientists say crowd-sourced data may one day relay warnings about impending quakes that have already begun elsewhere. In a computer-model study led by the US Geological Survey, researchers found that smartphones in California or Japan can send information about magnitude-7 quakes or greater with several seconds' warning. The phones would automatically detect a temblor with an app using GPS technology and transmit information some distance away. Fewer than 5,000 phones would be enough to send a helpful alert. Scientists are currently planning a pilot project in Chile with 250 smartphones, and will augment the West Coast's $145 million ShakeAlert plan, which mixes seismometers with GPS data. The only glitch is phone manufacturers don't allow access to raw GPS data, so smartphones will have to be reprogrammed down the road.
Best Not to Prank Your Teachers!
Usually nothing good happens when you prank your teacher. Just ask 14-year-old Domanik Green of Paul Smith Middle School in Florida. He was actually arrested charged with unauthorized access to a computer system after he allegedly changed the wallpaper on his teacher's computer to an image of two guys kissing. He managed to gain access by using a teacher's administrative password to log onto the computer, but said it had been relatively easy to get in because the password was just the teacher's last name. But before changing the background, Green also managed to gain access to a computer that contained the questions for Florida state exams, although district officials have said he did not view the files. Although the police reaction may seem slightly harsh, Sheriff Chris Nocco said that the case should act as a warning to other students. Green also received a 10-day-school suspension and it's unclear whether he'll return to the same school after the suspension is over.
Sticky, Gooey, Delicious World Record!
On Friday, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison tried their best to create the world's largest Rice Krispies treat -- one that came in at a whopping 7-1/2 tons. The team of about 30 students worked through the night to create the 15,000-pound dessert made by combining Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows and butter that will be chopped up and sold to raise money for Wisconsin charities. The idea came to physics student Joe Tarnowski and two friends after they made a 15-pound Rice Krispies treat in their dorm. Organizers found themselves in a sticky situation as wind and rain made a rough start of the launch on Friday. They combined 9,000 pounds of marshmallows, 5,500 pounds of Rice Krispies and 900 pounds of butter all donated by manufacturers to make the monster treat. The current world record is 10,314 pounds, set in 2010 by a team in the city of La Canada Flintridge, California, according to Guinness World Records. Tarnowski said the Wisconsin team will submit videos and paperwork to Guinness to verify the new record.
What the What?
A Toronto-bound Air Canada flight from Frankfurt was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland after an 87-year-old woman went all Cray Cray and bit a member of the flight crew! The crazy lady was taken off the plane at the Shannon City Airport and arrested. Apparently she was so feisty it took two or three of the attendants to subdue her and there was some talk of tying her in restraints.