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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WHEN I'M GONE CRAIG MORGAN
I'm Gonna Get Midevil On Your Butt...Literally!
In Indianapolis, 43-year-old Karen Dolley is crediting her training in medieval combat for helping her stop a home intruder! She threw punches until she had the man cornered during the break-in, then kept him subdued with a Japanese sword she keeps near her bed. Dolley says she learned to fight as a teenager in the Society for Creative Anachronism, a group that recreates skills of the Middle Ages. She also skates with roller derby team Naptown Roller Girls. In other words, this boy picked the wrong lady to mess with. Police responding to Dolley's 911 call arrested 30-year-old Jacob Wessel and charged him with residential entry. Wessel allegedly forced open the home's back door and police reports say he was high on an unknown substance.
Halloween Strikes Again!
It was actually nothing more than a dummy placed face down in a Detroit woman's front yard as a Halloween prank. But it was so realistic to some that police were called and they paid a visit to the home of Larethia Haddon the very first day she put the dummy out. Haddon says she puts the dummy face down in a different location in her yard every morning and watches the reactions from passers-by as she sips coffee. She says some have attempted CPR and "once they find out it's a dummy, it's so hilarious."
Facebook Blamed For Death of Toddler
In Britain, 31-year-old Claire Barnett will spend the next five years in jail after her 2-year-old son drowned in a pond. She didn't notice him drowning...because she was too busy checking Facebook. Barnett pleaded guilty to child cruelty in connection with the death of her son Joshua in 2014, which the judge said was caused by "consistently bad parenting." According to reports, Joshua was playing with one of his three siblings near the fish pond outside their home when he fell in. Prosecutors say Barnett wasn't paying attention to him because she was busy uploading photos to Facebook and taking a call from her boyfriend. Joshua was unconscious when Barnett pulled him from the pond, and he died later at the hospital. Relatives had warned Barnett to fence off or cover the pond and just months earlier, neighbors called social services on Barnett after her children were nearly hit by a car while playing unsupervised in a busy street outside their home. During sentencing, the judge said, "I trust that you will never be allowed to have further unsupervised contact to any child. You pose very serious risks to any child for whom you might have responsibility."
Still Trying to Make Moon "Truthers" Shut Up!
Ever since Neil Armstrong and his buddies landed on the moon in 1969 there have been those who have insisted the mission was nothing but a hoax perpetrated on the American people by NASA and the government. Believe it or not, a group of Russian scientists have set out to resolve the argument once and for all. Apparently it's been a hot topic over there for decades. So much so that a team of scientists have built a satellite capable of taking high resolution images which they plan to launch into orbit around the moon. If the U.S. really put a man on the moon, there will be some evidence of it... right? There's not much atmosphere on the moon so the lunar footprints, rocket imprint and of course the Stars and Stripes will still be there. Vitaly Egorov, leading the mission, said his aim is to capture footage of the remains of the American landing.
Anti-Isis Halloween Decor Brings Outrage
When it comes to Halloween, there will always be tasteless and questionable decorations and costumes. But few have proved to be as controversial as the decorations outside one Butler, New Jersey home that has adopted a very graphic anti ISIS theme. Here you'll find a mannequin of President Obama holding a bloodied machete and a graphic depiction of the Jordanian pilot who was burned alive in a cage after being captured by Islamic State. While the display has been slammed by neighbors, the property owners claimed that the display is an act of defiance against the terrorist group. The home owner, known only as Matt, said, "We in this house do not like ISIS. What greater scary man is there than the real threat among us?" AlexJo Natale, who lives across the street from the property, said, ''I think it's tasteless and un-American. Meanwhile, Matt says he plans to add more to the display as we get closer to Halloween.
Everyone Will Know, Not on Facebook!
What's up with this Facebook? Apparently the social media giant will not let you post the phrase "everyone will know." A Reddit thread is filled with people claiming they are unable to post the seemingly innocuous phrase as a status or comment. Those who tried get a message that reads: Our security systems have detected that a lot of people are posting the same content, which could mean that it's spam. Please try a different post." Some have reported trouble sending the phrase even in a private message. No word from Facebook yet.
I Take Full Responsibility for My Wife Trying to Kill Me
In Bartow, Florida, James Olds is wheelchair-bound and battling multiple sclerosis, but he says it wasn't the health problems that almost killed him, it was his own wife Cherry. James has been married to Cherry for 25 years but believes the stress from his condition drove her to try to smother him with a pillow. He told reporters, "Somehow my baby snapped and I can't help but think that I was responsible for her snapping." The incident landed Cherry behind bars, facing attempted murder charges. Sheriff Grady Judd wasn't as forgiving saying, "What even makes it more horrific is when we learned she's a professor at Polk State College teaching students. but at the end of the day we're got her locked up in jail where she's facing second-degree murder." Mr. Olds says he has filed for divorce and has a protective order to keep his wife away from him. He also said he knew about his wife's affair and he's hoping she gets the help she needs
And You Thought Your Honeymoon Was Bad
Thought your honeymoon was less than spectacular? Well no matter what happened, 47-year-old Greg Howard has got you beat. Howard was in Westmoreland County Court in Pennsylvania for robbing and assaulting an elderly woman during a home invasion. Witnesses say they took $13,000 and jewelry and left the poor woman on her bed with her ankles and wrists bound. So the judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison. But immediately after sentencing Howard walked down the hall into another courtroom- where he married his girlfriend. He was allowed to wear civilian clothes instead of a prison jumpsuit but remained shackled during the brief wedding that was attended by five deputies and the bride's baby.
Santa Claus is Running for Office in the North Pole
This is just too funny. A man whose legal name is Santa Claus is running for a City Council seat in the tiny Alaskan town of North Pole. We're not kidding. It seems Mr. Claus has launched a write-in campaign for the office. His driver's license bears his legal name of Santa Claus, and he actually is the former president of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce. Two seats on the City Council are up for election. No one filed for office, however, during the regular filing period.
Fired For Farting?
In Trenton, New Jersey, Case Pork Roll Co., one of the state's top pork roll makers, is being sued by the wife of an employee who says her husband was fired for passing too much gas in the office. Louann Clem says in the lawsuit that her husband suffered serious consequences from gastric bypass surgery which included extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea. The lawsuit alleges that Case Pork Roll Co. President Thomas Dolan complained about the smell and told Rich Clem to work from home. Louann also worked there but owner Tom Grieb insists neither was fired. He says business was off and the Clem's refused to take a pay cut so walked out. The lawsuit seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.
So Much for Tolerance. Vatican Fires Gay Priest
Meanwhile, back at the Vatican, Father Krzysztof Charamsa told a Polish newspaper, "I have to say who I am. I am a happy and proud gay priest." Well not anymore he's not. That little admission cost the 43-year-old monsignor his job and he was fired from the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith, where he had worked since 2003. Charamsa says he was motivated to come out after getting hate mail for publicly criticizing an anti-gay Polish priest. He also said, "This is a very personal, difficult, and tough decision in the Catholic church's homophobic world." The Vatican's spin is that it didn't fire Charamsa for being gay -- which in itself isn't a sin -- but for making his announcement immediately before international bishops were set to meet as part of a synod to discuss outreach to gay Catholics. A Vatican spokesperson said, "The decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the synod assembly to undue media pressure."
I'm a Hero...Wait, No...I'm an Idiot!
Over in Russia, a man-thought to be a Russian soldier-intercepted what he thought was a serious hostage situation and tried to save a woman's life. Our hero even risked the wrath of an armed gunman in his haste to free the hostage. Too bad the whole thing was happening on a movie set. Apparently oblivious to the cameramen and crew, the soldier pinned the attacker to the floor in a bid to help the kidnapped woman. Crew members then rush to assist the bewildered actor. The video was being shot by Russian students as part of their dissertation project.
I Met My Soulmate When I Was Five!
Seventeen years ago in North Carolina, Adrian and Brooke Franklin walked down the aisle of the South Gastonia Church of God together. No they weren't getting married-- heck they were just 5-years-old. He was the ring bearer and she was the flower girl for another couple's wedding. However, on September 19, they walked down the same aisle of that same church-- this time as newly wedded husband and wife. Adrian's mom posted pictures on Facebook of the couple from the first wedding and from their recent wedding which quickly went seriously viral. Adrian said, "We are all in shock as to all the attention that this is getting." He added, "Every time our paths would go separate ways, we'd reconnect." They eventually decided it was true love and tied the knot!
What the What?
In Charleston, West Virginia, Brad Sims spent the night behind bars after being arrested for walking his dog. Sims, who lives in an apartment in a hotel along Kanawha Boulevard, went out to let his dog use the bathroom -- just as he normally does. However a police officer told him he allowed to have his dog there while the cars were setting up for an upcoming car show. According to the criminal complaint, Sims said to the officer, "If letting my dog use the restroom gets me arrested, then so be it." So the officer arrested him for trespassing and took him to jail. This of course was about the worst PR move the city could make and Mayor Danny Jones himself held a press conference and personally apologized to Sims saying, "It's hard to trespass in a public place." The mayor says the charge will be dropped but the officer who made the arrest will not be reprimanded.
It started out as a lark inspired by the mayhem over Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia: a limited-run beer for the local bars with a playful name and a label showing the pontiff raising a gold-hued goblet of the stuff. The beer is called Holy Wooder, a powerful Belgian-style tripel, and believe it or not, the seminary hosting Pope Francis this past weekend called to say it wanted some, too. The Philadelphia Brewing Company gladly obliged, delivering a half-keg to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, just outside the city limits. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia confirmed the order. Brewere co-owner Bill Barton said, "We don't usually do home deliveries, but we made an exception." Francis slept at the seminary, located on a pastoral 75 acres, and returned there to rest between events. Archdiocese spokesman Ken Gavin said Thursday that having the beer on tap at St. Charles is a fun way for seminarians to celebrate the pope's visit.
Why Eat 25 Big Macs in One Sitting? Because I Can!
Sometimes the answer is as simple as "because it's there!" Case in point- Matt Stonie-who attempted to eat a world-record breaking 25 Big Macs in a single setting. That's 13, 500 calories by the way. In a gut-busting video clip, Matt is seen purchasing the huge boxed order from a McDonalds drive through, before taking it home to chow down on the mother of all meals. While it begins to looks like that he might be on the verge of admitting defeat to the iconic burger, he eventually triumphs after 22 minutes. The video's title claims that the achievement is a new world record, although it is yet to be verified by Guinness World Records.
Grand Theft: Citrus
In Winter Haven, Florida, Bradley Reiter is accused of stealing more than 4 million pounds of citrus, valued at approximately $540,000. So how does he do it? Officials say he agreed to three contracts to harvest local citrus groves in March 2014. Reiter, 61, who is not a licensed citrus dealer, harvested oranges and grapefruits from the groves, but never paid the grove owners, according to authorities. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said that Reiter raked in nearly 50,000 boxes of fruit from five different growers. He was booked in the Polk County Jail on charges of scheme to defraud, grand theft and dealing citrus without a license.
Oh Hi Petra. Wait, Weren't You Murdered in 1984?
A German woman assumed to have been murdered more than 30 years ago was found very much alive by police! But far from solving the mystery of her disappearance, her unexpected return is only deepening it. It seems 24-year-old Petra Pazsitka left her dentist to take a bus to her family's house in 1984 and was never seen again. Police searched for her to no avail, and it was assumed she had been murdered. In fact, a man suspected of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl in the same area where Pazsitka was last seen confessed to her murder in 1987. But her body was never found. Two weeks ago, a woman calling herself "Mrs. Schneider" called Dusseldorf police to report a burglary to her home. When officers asked for identification, she reportedly confessed to being the now-55-year-old Pazsitka. Police say she's been living in various cities around Germany under a fake name and without any official documents. With no bank account, she's allegedly been making money through "illicit work" and paying all bills in cash. "Her brother and mother were in shock and tears when they heard the news." Pazsitka won't say what prompted her disappearance three decades ago, only telling police she wants nothing to do with her family.
Why Babies Smile!
Do you ever wonder what's going through your baby's mind when she smiles at you? Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, think they know. Their study, published in PLOS ONE, suggests that babies who are smiling are attempting to make whomever they're interacting with smile back -- all while the infants exert as little effort as possible. As the study explains, "By the time infants reach 4 months of age both mothers and infants time their smiles in a purposeful, goal-oriented manner. In our study, mothers consistently attempted to maximize the time spent in mutual smiling, while infants tried to maximize mother-only smile time." In fact, a press release notes, researchers found that babies use sophisticated timing in order to get what they want. Researchers first looked at a previous study that observed face-to-face interactions of 13 moms and their babies when the infants were aged 4 to 17 weeks. By using an algorithm to "reverse engineer," they were able to determine the babies' goals based on their behavior.
Last month officials in Carroll County, Maryland, finally released a woman they had been keeping behind bars for 67 days-- for no other reason than she refused to give her name to a traffic patrolman who had stopped her for a broken taillight. That's because, in her idiosyncratic understanding of the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment, she could "not be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against herself" which she thought meant keeping her identity hidden from police. Eventually, sheriff's deputies captured her fingerprints, and since they matched no outstanding warrants, she was released.
What the What?
In Center Line, Michigan, a man with an apparent case of arachnophobia caused a fire at a suburban Detroit gas pump by putting a lighter to what he says was a spider near his fuel door. The guy escaped injury and his vehicle suffered little damage, but the gas pump was destroyed. A clerk shut off the pump from indoors and called the fire department. The motorist can be heard on the surveillance video at the Center Line station asking: "Is that a spider in there?" The video then shows flames erupting along the car's side, the pump and the pavement. The man darts to safety and later uses a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. A spider is not seen. The clerk says he apologized the next day.
New Winner: Worst Mom Ever!
In Kansas City, Missouri, 24-year-old Brittany Mugrauer was arrested after police found her two young children barefoot, dirty, and living in a wooden shipping crate in an underground cave! Mugrauer was charged with two counts of felony child endangerment. Jackson County detectives discovered the 4- and 6-year-old children in the 8-by-10-foot crate furnished with vehicle bench seats and two small blankets. The investigators noted the children did not appear frightened by them or the fact that they were alone. The 4-year-old child was using hands to eat a dirty, dry cup of ramen noodles. When asked why they weren't wearing any shoes, the children responded that they didn't have any. The older child told officers he should be in first grade but did not go to school. The children were taken to Children's Mercy Hospital where they were evaluated, bathed, and given clean clothes. Mugrauer told investigators her children had been living in the cave for several days and acknowledged leaving them there alone.