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. WE WENT RANDY HOUSER
FROM THE GROUND UP DAN & SHAY
SOUTHERNALITY A THOUSAND HORSES
WHISPER CHASE RICE
JUST LIKE THEM HORSES REBA
RECORD YEAR ERIC CHURCH
Science Explains Lying, Cheating, Rich Scum!
Why is it so many rich, successful, powerful people turn out to be cheating, lying, scum void of any trace of a moral compass? Can only unethical people make it to the top? A new study says no-- well, not exactly. But the new research from The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences does not bode well for humanity's future. Scientists at Ben-Gurion University and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem had participants in a psychological study participate in a series of games, the first of which determined a "winner," and the second of which let that winner decide how much money they could award themselves. They found that the more competitive winners awarded themselves much more money than they deserved-- essentially cheating. They basically surmised that the dishonest behavior didn't come solely from the act of winning itself but rather the feelings that being a winner created. Competitive winning pumped up their sense of entitlement which often leads people to act dishonestly. The researcher's ultimate conclusion is that while competition is very important in advancing economic growth, technological progress, wealth creation, social mobility, and greater equality, at the same time it also elicits a greater tendency toward unethical behavior on the part of the winners!
Absolute Best...or Worst...Valentine Ever!
There's a 25-year-old Australian artist who goes simply by the name "Davis" and is hoping to make a "butt load" of cash this Valentine's Day-- by selling cards made by his own butt cheeks! Each card has a paint stamp of his butt and sells for $6 a pop. Davis doesn't want his last name revealed out of fears that he might get fired from his job and says the asinine idea was actually the brainchild of his older sister and really started as a joke. And it wasn't as easy as it sounds. Davis says, "I had to squat on 10 pieces of paper to get the right print. We spent 90 minutes experimenting with food dye and acrylic paint. Meanwhile, all my short hairs got covered in paint." And just to clarify, the cards are print reproductions and not the originals because, well because that would just be gross!
Burger King Prank Goes Incredibly Well-- For the Prankster!
Talk about getting pranked! Employees at a California Burger King responded less than ideally to a prank when they caused $35,000 in damage to the restaurant! According to reports, someone called the Burger King in Morro Bay pretending to be with the fire department. They told employees there was a gas leak and they needed to break out the restaurant's windows immediately for ventilation. The employees didn't even question the request and promptly did as they were told, with the shift manager going so far as to ramming a car into the restaurant. That manager has since been suspended. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Officials remind residents that the fire department will rarely call you directly about an emergency.
Chef Loses 100 Pounds Eating Pizza Every Day!
Can there actually be a pizza diet? Well Chef Pasquale Cozzolino appeared on Good Morning America to discuss how he lost 101 pounds since last summer while eating pizza every day. The 6-foot-6 Cozzolino said his weight increased to more than 370 pounds after he moved from Italy to the United States four years ago and started bingeing on junk food, soda and fried foods. He had trouble playing with his son, and his doctor said he was at risk for a heart attack. That's when Cozzolino decided to implement the most Italian diet plan of all time. But he wasn't exactly chowing down on stuffed-crust meat-lovers pies every day. He made his own pizza dough using only flour, water, sea salt and yeast and topped the pie with tomato sauce, basil and fresh mozzarella. Each pizza has fewer than 600 calories. And Cozzolino combined it with other health eating habits -- multigrain cereal with fruit for breakfast and dinners consisting of things like seafood, salads and wine. He also started taking kickboxing classes, according to the New York Post. He may have the best diet advice ever saying, "Do not take the diet pills, the magic powders etc. Fresh food is your medicine." As for getting over his previous junk food addiction, Pasquale says, "When you eat a pizza, you don't need anything else."
Military to Start Freezing What?
In an effort to keep young military enlistees from leaving to start a family, the Pentagon is going to start offering to freeze their eggs and sperm! According to the Military Times, nearly 72% of enlistees are 30 or younger -- prime years for starting a family. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says freezing soldiers' eggs and sperm -- which will start as a two-year pilot program -- will "provide greater flexibility for our troops who want to start a family." He says it will also give soldiers facing injury "additional peace of mind." If you didn't know, hundreds of veterans suffered injuries to their reproductive organs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Having a store of frozen sperm or eggs on hand means a genital injury wouldn't keep soldiers from having a baby. Of course the military will have to deal with numerous ethical questions like whether the wife of a soldier who dies in battle can then use his frozen sperm. And the procedure to freeze eggs, a relatively new science, can cost up to $10,000 so it ain't cheap. The Pentagon is still working out the details of the pilot program and estimates a cost of $150 million over five years.
Because You Love the Simpsons, and Have Nothing Better To Do!
If you're a Simpsons fan, you absolutely must check out Frinkiac, a new search engine that finds the screenshot to go with your favorite Simpsons quote. Sean Schulte, Paul Kehrer, and Allie Young built the search engine (named after Springfield's Professor Frink) after realizing how difficult it could be to find the correct scenes to go along with whatever line from the Simpsons they were currently quoting. It debuted last week and is frankly quite impressive. Just enter your desired quote, and, as long as it's from the first 15 seasons of the show, Frinkiac, which includes 3 million searchable screenshots, will return the appropriate screenshot or shots. Once you've found the screenshot you want, you can even click the "Make Meme" button to overlay the quote onto the still in that iconic Simpsons font. Ay, caramba!
What the What?
There's a bizarre phenomenon going on over in Japan and 22-year-old Yuka Kudo wrote her college graduation thesis on it. She went to Ishinomaki every week in her junior year to interview taxi drivers waiting for fares. This of course was the site of the devastating 2011 Japanese earthquake and Tsunami, and apparently many taxi drivers are reporting the ghosts of those killed during the disaster have been getting in their cabs. On driver told the story of a woman who got into the cab and asked, "Am I dead." When the driver turned around to look at her there was nobody there. There's another weird aspect of this. When a passenger enters the cab, the driver starts the meter which is recorded. If the passengers were indeed "ghosts," they were still counted as riders. As a result, the drivers were forced to pay their fares. What impressed Kudo the most was that the drivers did not have any fear toward their ghost passengers, but held them in reverence. They regarded the encounters as important experiences to be cherished
The Wrong Way to Keep Employees in Line
Nobody likes an office gossip but there's a right way and wrong way to handle the situation. In Stratford, Connecticut, one chiropractor definitely chose the wrong way. William DeAngelo, head of the Neuro-Spinal Center, was charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly gave electric shocks to a female employee who had spoken negatively about other workers in the office. The woman told police she was ordered to lie face down on a table while DeAngelo delivered high-intensity electric shocks to her back until she cried to "teach her something" for bad-mouthing others. The woman sought treatment at a hospital for back strains. DeAngelo told police he had received several complaints about the woman from patients. When reached by a local newspaper for comments, DeAngelo said he was with a patient and could not talk.
Thanks San Francisco!
San Francisco has a huge homeless problem so, as a result they have a huge public urination problem. But the city's iconic Dolores Park is working to alleviate the problem and has installed their first open-air urinal. The cement circular urinal is indeed right out in the open, though plants and a screen offer some privacy. It's actually a welcome addition for the park that previously had just three public toilets, which led many to relieve themselves in bushes and on buildings. The park now features 27 toilets, including the outdoor urinal, thanks to more than $20 million in renovations. They were the park's first upgrades in 60 years.
Why Separation of Church and State is a Good Thing
If you're going to insist on opening your city council meetings with prayer, that means all religions get a turn. As a result, members of a satanic group will get to give the opening prayer at an upcoming Phoenix City Council meeting. While some council members have objected, city attorney Brad Holm says legally the government cannot exclude a religion from praying under the circumstances. But the Satanists are actually being quite polite about the whole thing and Satanic Temple member Stu de Haan says the group doesn't intend to do anything offensive. And for clarification purposes, he notes that the Satanic Temple doesn't believe in a literal Satan but sees the biblical Satan as a metaphor for rebellion against tyranny. The temple will give the invocation on Feb. 17. In the past, the city's invocation has been delivered by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and people of other faiths.
Serious Tattoo Regret?
There may be no bigger New England Patriots fan than 31-year-old Burke O'Connell. He was so convinced the Patriots would win Super Bowl 50 that he got a tattoo declaring the team the champions of a game they will never even play in. He got the celebratory tattoo across his calf two days before the Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos. The black-and-white tattoo depicts a Lombardi Trophy rising above the Patriots' logo, along with the number "50" and the word "Champs." Yet O'Connell, who now lives in Los Angeles, says he has no regrets and that in fact, his chin tattoo of an ex-girlfriend's name -- now covered up -- was much worse.
A Lot Can Happen in 60 Years
Sixty years ago, back in 1955, Donald Hallman of Columbus, Ohio was kicked out of the Army with a dishonorable discharge-- simply because he was gay. But all these years later, the now 82-year-old veteran is finally getting the respect he deserves. Hallman appeared on Friday with US Sen. Sherrod Brown who co-sponsored federal legislation to help service members discharged solely due to their sexual orientation correct their military records and receive reinstated benefits. Hallman said he never mentioned his military service again fearing it would ruin his life. But he adds, "I've gotten to a point in my life where no one can hurt me now. I don't care who knows, and I want to show I was an honorable person."
Help I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up
If you lock yourself out of your apartment, there's a right way and a wrong way to get back in. A 52-year-old man in Ecuador chose the wrong way. He was spotted by neighbors who filmed him climbing up the outside of his apartment building trying to reach his flat. However the guy lost his footing on a window ledge and plunged four floors to his death. Voices behind the camera are heard exclaiming: "He's fallen, he's fallen to the ground."
What the What?
In Baden, Pennsylvania, Michael Emerick was arrested after police received a call saying Emerick was stealing from a retail store. Officers arrived and found Emrick in his truck but he pulled away as one officer approached the truck which threw the officer to the ground. A chase ensued that lasted for about 15 minutes before Emrick crashed into a shed. He's now facing charges of retail theft and aggravated assault. The best part- at the time of his arrest Emerick was wearing a black Tshirt with white lettering that read: "Really good at making bad decisions."
Turns Out You Don't Get $2M For a Fender Bender
Not quite sure how this could have happened to begin with but a $2 million award has been tossed out in the case of a man who sued following a simple fender-bender in Lakewood, New Jersey. The defendant appealed the outrageous verdict and a state appeals court threw out the ruling, calling it a "clear miscarriage of justice" and ordered a new trial. Back in 2009, Joseph Berkowitz was rear-ended by Susan Soper. Court documents say neither vehicle was damaged and Berkowitz didn't immediately seek medical attention but later went to a hospital claiming his back hurt. Claims by Berkowitz's attorney that his client was recommended for surgery were unsubstantiated by experts and the court said should not have been allowed. The ruling also says the judge failed to postpone the 2014 trial when Soper suffered a genuine medical emergency and could not attend.
Please Don't Vote for Trump Said the Dead Man
A Pittsburgh chiropractor's obituary is requesting that in leiu of sending flowers, people simply not vote for Donald Trump! Jason Brown said he and his brother decided to include the line in their father's obituary after recalling one published in August when Elaine Fydrych (FID'-rich) of New Jersey had urged her loved ones not to vote for Hillary Clinton. Brown's father, Jeffrey Cohen, died Sunday at age 70. Brown says his father didn't request the line in his obit but the brothers decided to include it in their light-hearted remembrance thinking it would be "the perfect joke." And this is kind of weird. Brown says he honestly doesn't know whether his dad was technically registered as a Democrat or an independent, but he's virtually certain his dad wasn't a Republican and he definitely didn't like Trump.
Please Notify the Police Before You Have Sex
A bizarre court order in the UK is making global headlines. A court in York, England, granted a police request to order a man to inform police at least 24 hours before having sex, and to "disclose the details of any female including her name, address, and date of birth." In a retrial last year, the man, who is in his 40s, was acquitted of raping a woman after he claimed that she had consented. He faces up to five years in prison if he breaches the court order, which runs until May and could be extended for an indefinite amount of time. The ruling is a "sexual risk order," which, according to government guidelines, can be issued to somebody "who has done an act of a sexual nature and who, as a result, poses a risk of harm to the public in the UK or children or vulnerable adults abroad." The man has also had his use of the Internet and mobile devices restricted and is required to inform police of any change of address. Sexual risk orders were introduced to British law last year and are used when police believe somebody who has not been convicted of a crime is at risk of offending.
$6,400 Per Hour???
So how much do you think one should be paid for handling the estate of a dead billionaire? Apparently $100 million -- or more than $6,400 per hour -- If that estate belongs to Leona Helmsley. That's what two grandchildren, a lawyer, and a business advisor charged but a filing by the New York Attorney General's Office stated: "By any definition, this hourly rate is exorbitant, unreasonable, and improper." But the will executors defended their request for the "astronomical" fee stating they "faced enormous risks" while increasing the estate's value. Helmsley -- a famous New York City property owner who KCCI points out was known as the "Queen of Mean" -- was worth $4.78 billion when she died in 2007. While she left most of her wealth to charity, the Attorney General's Office has the power to make sure charities aren't getting fleeced by "excessive and unreasonable expenses," such as the fees being demanded by her estate's executors. The state is hoping to cut the requested fee by up to 90%.
A Different Kind of Prom Dress
One auto supplier is taking the term "ready to wear" to a whole new level. Inteva Products LLC commissioned a fashion designer to produce four gowns using the same thermoplastic material used on the instrument panels of a number of General Motors vehicles. The subsequent dresses were on display during a recent pop-up fashion show at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Four models outfitted with formal dresses made from Inteva's Inteather material strutted up and down a carpeted area. Inteather has the appearance of traditional leather, but Inteva says it weighs less, lasts longer, and is recyclable. Ken Gassman, who leads the team responsible for the commercial use of Inteather, said the designer, Ferndale-based Janna Coumoundouros, did a "phenomenal job" creating the gowns. He added that people were taken aback by the texture of the dresses, because "it looks like hard leather, but when they touch it, it's really soft."
What the What?
Being proposed to by the love of your life can invoke many different emotional responses, but when Brittany Hillard's boyfriend Cameron popped the question, she was so surprised that she actually, fainted-- right on the spot. Fortunately for us the proposal was done at a family gathering and being filmed by Cameron's brother and is now on the internet for all to enjoy. Brittany had actually been blindfolded while Cameron drove her to a state park where the family had gathered, anxiously waiting for the big surprise. When Cameron dropped down on one knee, held up the ring and popped the question, Brittany literally fell backwards and passed out. Later she said, "Why? I have no idea, but I felt like an idiot." Luckily, she was totally fine 15 minutes later and was finally able to answer the question. She said yes.
Don't Be Stirring My Chili!
Detroit police say a dispute over stirring a pot of chili led to an attack that injured two people! Officer Jennifer Moreno says a 26-year-old is accused of attacking his 35-year-old wife and a 30-year-old man who is a family acquaintance. Apparently the acquaintance stirred the pot, which was on the stove, infuriating the husband. Moreno says the acquaintance told police the man bit and stabbed him because he "was unhappy about him stirring the chili." The 26-year-old was arrested. His name wasn't immediately released, pending charges. The victim had bite and stab wounds to his thigh that were non-life-threatening. The woman did not need medical attention.
If You're Gonna Be a Carjacker, Better Learn to Drive a Stick
Pittsburgh police are searching for two would-be carjackers who apparently can't drive a stick-shift. Police have been looking for the pair since last week when one of them tapped on a 28-year-old driver's side window with a gun. The two ordered the man out of his car and demanded money. When the victim said he had none, they demanded his cellphone and car keys. Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer says when the victim told the suspect the car had a manual transmission they turned and ran.
It's Still Early, But We May Already Have Dumbest Criminal of the Year
"If he can survive the remaining 340-some days of the year, he will definitely win the dumbest criminal of the year." At least that's what Philadelphia police chief David Splain believes. The dumb criminal in question is 17-year-old Jason Hayes, who is charged with kidnapping and robbing an old woman at gunpoint. Police say Hayes entered the victim's home through a window and woke her up by poking her with a gun. Because she had no cash he allegedly made her drive to an ATM where he demanded $2,000. However the ATM would only let the victim withdraw $460. Hayes allegedly held the victim and her husband at gunpoint in their kitchen for another hour or so before telling the victim to meet him in a parking lot the following morning with $1,500. Chief Splain said, "Not that we would believe that a robber would have ever showed up for a scheduled appointment, but it was something we had to cover." Well, not only did Hayes show up, but he was wearing the exact same clothes the victims described from the previous morning. Unfortunately for him, it was the police and not the victim who was waiting for him. He allegedly had $363 and what appeared to be the victims' watch on him when he was arrested. Police say Hayes threatened to kill the couple multiple times, including if they went to the cops. Hayes is facing 11 charges, including robbery and kidnapping, in connection with the incident.