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. THINK OF YOU CHRIS YOUNG WITH CASSADEE POPE
SOBER SATURDAY NIGHT CHRIS YOUNG WITH VINCE GILL
GO AHEAD AND BREAK MY HEART BLAKE SHELTON WITH GWEN STEFANI
SUMMER CASSADEE POPE
YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO GOOD THOMPSON SQUARE
ONE OF THESE DAYS LITTLE BIG TOWN
Eifel Tower to Be Converted Into Apartment! What?
How'd you like to live in the Eiffel Tower? Well four lucky contest winners will become the first people in history to use the famed Paris landmark as a vacation home next month! Rental company HomeAway is taking over part of the first floor of the iconic 984-foot-tall structure for the duration of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament in Paris and transforming it into living quarters. The competition opens Thursday for the chance to stay in the famous monument, which provides panoramic views onto the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre Coeur, and the Seine river. Brian Sharples, HomeAway CEO, called the move "unprecedented" and said it was "guaranteed to provide the most epic vacation memories of a lifetime."
Dog Finally Saved After Living on Highway Median for Five Weeks!
Against all odds, the story of a dog stuck on the median of a California freeway for weeks got a happy ending last weekend. Galt Police were called on April 10 after someone saw a German shepherd fall off the back of a pickup truck on Highway 99 south of Sacramento. In the coming weeks, the police department received dozens of calls about the dog, but officers were never able to find her. Finally, after yet another call, police and the California Highway Patrol shut the highway down and rescued the frightened dog, whom they dubbed Freeway Frida. Freeway Frida was drastically underweight and had a broken leg when she was brought to a local animal hospital. The veterinarian was surprised the dog managed to survive for five weeks while trapped on a freeway median without an obvious source of food or water. Fortunately, Freeway Frida appears to be recovering from her ordeal. She's lacking a microchip and tags, so police are hoping her owner comes forward.
Anti-Trump Hat Doesn't Go Over So Well
In Staten Island, 22-year-old college student and Home Depot worker Krystal Lake says many of her co-workers often wear pro-Donald Trump shirts, hats and other flare and nobody ever says a word. However, when she wore an anti-Trump hat, one that stated: "America was Never Great", she received racial slurs and death threats. Lake, an African American, says, "The point of the hat was to say America needs changing and improvement. I don't think it's a positive message to say, 'Let's look to the past.'" Regarding the controversy swirling around Lake, who says she had no idea her headwear would go viral, a Home Depot spokesman says that employees aren't allowed to wear items with a political message but that no managers saw it. "Otherwise, they would have had her remove it immediately." But Lake, a Bernie Sanders fan, says she sees co-workers wearing Trump flair, including pins and pendants, without reprimand or reprisal. Lake says she's been bombarded with hate messages, including being called "the N-word left and right" and told "America was great when your people weren't here."
Who Wants to Go Swimming?
Ready to hop in the community pool this summer? Well, unfortunately the CDC wants you to know you'll be entering at your own risk. According to a report just released more than 84,000 routine inspections of more than 48,500 pools, hot tubs, and water parks in 2013 across five states turned up at least one violation 79% of the time. Approximately 12% of the time, the violation was serious enough to close the pool. The most common violations were problems with the pool's pH level, safety equipment, and concentration of disinfectants. The problems were worst with kiddie pools, which had to be closed following approximately 20% of their inspections. These violations can have serious health repercussions. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people had to be treated for issues related to pool chemicals between 2003 and 2012, according to the CDC. There were approximately 650 outbreaks of infections or diseases related to pools reported to the CDC between 1978 and 2012.
When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go!
Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go! Police in Berkeley, California say 25-year-old Joseph Skyler pulled a gun on a man then made off with his grandmother's car -- but first, he demanded to use the guy's bathroom. The victim was reportedly returning to the apartment he shares with his grandmother around 7am when Skyler accosted him at gunpoint, took his cellphone and keys, and demanded that he be allowed to relieve himself in the man's apartment. Once inside, Skyler forced the grandmother out of the bathroom and made his victim enter the room with him while he did his business -- though the victim was kindly allowed to look the other way. Skyler then took off in the grandmother's car. Police say they found Skyler driving the car an hour later. He and passenger Harold Dennis, 24, were booked on suspicion of armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking.
Locked Out of Your Hotel Room? No Worries. There Are Guns Here!
Deputies say a St. Pete Beach, Florida hotel guest used a handgun to shoot the lock on his room door because he had locked himself out. The incident occurred at the Beachcomber Hotel where they arrested 35-year-old Charles Richardson, of Dunbar, West Virginia, sitting in the lobby unarmed. Deputies determined that Richardson, who was a guest at the hotel, used a handgun to shoot the lock on his hotel room door because he had locked himself out of his room. Deputies said Richardson then proceeded to shoot a glass window at the hotel for no apparent reason. No one was injured at the hotel as a result of the shooting. Deputies recovered the handgun near Richardson's hotel room.
What the What?
Ever look at a kid in a stroller and think, "Wow! That could be fun!" Well, the Kolcraft baby products company has created a giant version of its Contours Bliss stroller that is big enough for parents to try out. Kolcraft president Tom Koltun said the giant stroller was built to give parents a better idea of what their children experience. He says, "We created the test ride so adults could experience first-hand how each Contours Stroller is carefully designed with a baby's joy and comfort in mind and make sure it's the perfect choice for their family." The supersized stroller is more than twice the size of the one for babies, measuring 7 feet, 6 inches high, 6 feet deep and 4 feet wide. No- they're not going to mass produce it. It's only for special marketing events, the next of which will be June 7 at Chicago's Mary Bartelme Park. However, you may have to wait in a long line, based on the reaction of the parents who've already ridden it.
Grandma Gives Colorful Insult From the Grave
They called her Grandmother Ruth and she enjoyed riding horses, had her own signature dish and crocheted pillows for her grandchildren. When she recently passed at 86, she also had some very colorful words for the world. After mentioning her love of horse-riding and her signature pasta casserole in her obituary, Ruth insisted that some important advice be included in the obit. Unfortunately it contained some rather strong language that we can't repeat here so you'll have to use your imagination to fill in the blanks. The obit read: "As stipulated in her will, Ruth wanted to make sure her obituary included this final line: "If you vote for Donald Trump, you seriously must be a ____ing dumb ___! " The image, shared on Imgur did not reveal the name of the paper or Ruth's last name. But a photo of the obit is going viral big time.
Your Move Fed Ex
Wow! UPS just upped their game. The company just rolled out its "Follow My Delivery" feature, a tool that lets customers track their packages in real time on a map and find out exactly where it is. It's kind of like the Domino's Pizza Tracker for your Amazon deliveries! It's available to customers who sign up for UPS My Choice -- a free service that provides package alerts, approximate delivery times, and online package signing. A map shows both the package's final destination and its current location. Though you will not see the truck's exact route, the map does automatically refresh every two to three minutes so you can (hopefully) see your goodies inching closer to your door. Score! Your move Fed Ex!
When You're Too Stupid for a Life of Crime!
Some people are just too stupid to seriously consider a life of crime. We'd put 26-year-old Andru Jolstad in that category. He was recently arrested and charged with using a pry bar to break into the cash boxes of four gaming machines at Zap's Arcade in Mesa, Arizona. Following citizen tips, a police officer arrived to find Jolstad on his knees alongside one machine with his arm still inside. Here's the best part - his total take from the big crime spree was $18, and he'll likely be sent back to prison from an earlier charge.
Just Plain Crazy
Police in the Augusta, Georgia, suburb of Hephzibah arrested a meth-addled Ray Roye for battery and family violence against his wife. A witness told deputies Roye had accused his wife of hiding the couple's child and trying to hand him over to DFCS. The only problem with that is the wife assured deputies that they did not even have a child and that Roye had been using methamphetamines. Roye reportedly slapped the witness's face, but deputies weren't able to determine if the slap actually occurred. One thing that did occur was Roye being arrested and taken to the Richmond County Detention Center.
What the What?
What's up travelers? Transportation Security Administration just announced that its screeners had confiscated 73 guns from passengers' carryons -- in just the previous seven days! And get this - 68 were loaded and 27 had a round in the chamber!! WHAT?
Why You Can't See the New John Malkovich Film
John Malkovich is starring in a movie and regardless of how big a fan you may be- you won't see it. Nobody will-- for 100 years. According to the Cannes Film Festival and a teaser released last year, Robert Rodriguez has directed Malkovich in the film 100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See, which is slated to be kept in a safe at Cannes and screened there on Nov. 18, 2115. The movie was made with support from Louis XIII cognac, which is promoted in the dark and moody teaser and happens to take 100 years to age (it also runs for about $2,775 a bottle, per the Whisky Exchange). In the teaser, Malkovich says, "Part of the notion inherent in this is for us to try to imagine what the world will be like in 100 years." Rodriguez adds, "I was intrigued by the concept of working on a film that nobody would ever see in my lifetime." So is this just a gag? Not according to an interview Malkovich gave in November about the film: "I just thought it was a very clever and fascinating concept to do something which essentially certainly I will never see." Of course there is one possible problem: People a hundred years from now may have no idea how to run film through a camera.
The Really Weird Bathroom Bandit
Police in Columbus, Ohio are searching for a man who's been pilfering plumbing from stores, hospitals, and restaurants. Dubbed the Bathroom Bandit, Columbus police say he enters various local establishments, visits the men's restroom, disconnects the plumbing, and leaves with the stolen parts in his backpack. A police department spokeswoman says the businesses won't only have to replace the parts, but hire a plumber to repair the man's toilet tinkering. She said his crimes may be unusual, but they're still felonies. The thief has struck a Kmart, several restaurants, and even a hospital - all on the city's west side. He is described as a white male between 40 and 50 years old, 5'7" to 5'11" and 180 to 200 pounds. He's been seen driving a black Honda Accord.
Proof Just Because You're High Doesn't Mean You Can't Do Your Job!
Former chemist Sonja Farak, 37, worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts State Police. Unfortunately, she was arrested in 2013 and sentenced in 2014 to 18 months in jail for getting high on the job using drugs lifted from the Amherst lab where she worked. But just this week the full extent of her activities discovered during the state's investigation were released. This wasn't just occasional use. It looks like Farak was pretty much high every single day for 8 years and was described as a heavy user of cocaine, LSD, and meth at the lab, among other drugs. She even whipped up her own crack cocaine using lab supplies. The much bigger problem is this revelation could call into question every one of the 30,000 cases she handled. Amazingly, throughout her career, no one noticed a decline in her work, with one colleague even calling her "meticulous" and "dedicated to her work."
Yeah, That's Not Cool!
A German beauty salon is in hot water with prosecutors over its latest promotional posters and cards, where you wax Hitler's moustache off. Basically a poster of Hitler's face was hung on the door, and little cards bearing the same picture were left in the salon in Cham, Bavaria, with the slogan: "Waxing against the Right." People could then pull off a strip that was glued across his top lip, which would then reveal the message: "1 x waxing = 1€ (Euro) donation against the Right." The salon was told it must remove the promo immediately, as using any Nazi symbol is against the law in Germany-regardless of the intention. Chief prosecutor Theo Ziegler told reporters, "After the owner of the salon saw reason and removed the picture, we stopped the investigation because of the minor nature of the offense."
Pennsylvania School Thinks It's 1955
Officials at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania say they were completely within their rights to toss out a student from prom because she chose to wear a tuxedo rather than a dress. The student, Aniya Wolf, later told reporters that officials made her feel like "a mistake" for her decision to forego a dress to the prom. The school, however, says Wolf failed to follow a clear dress code for the prom that was laid out months in advance. In a statement the school said, "The dress code for the prom specified girls must wear formal dresses. It also stated that students who failed to follow the dress code would not be admitted." When school authorities heard a girl was planning to wear a tux to prom, they talked to her mom in the hopes of getting her to change her mind. They weren't successful.
Oh HELL No!
The 'roller coaster capital of the world' debuted its newest addition this past weekend. Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio, is home to the new roller coaster, Valravn, that opened to the public on Saturday, the same day the park opened for the season. Valravn gives riders a sweeping view of Lake Erie before dropping them over 200 feet on a 90-degree free fall that hits a top speed of 75 mph. It also turns riders upside down three times. The park's website says: "Your flight on Valravn begins when you board one of three, 24-passenger floorless trains and climb 223 feet into the Cedar Point skyline at a 47-degree angle. Then, you'll face your fear of straight-down freefall as the train is temporarily stopped and held into position on the very edge of the 214-foot-long vertical drop.' Vice president and general manager of Cedar Point, Jason McClure, said, "The really big difference is right before the drop you hang for four seconds and it can be the longest four seconds of your life." The roller coaster has already broken records. It's now recognized as the world's tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster.
Yes, I Attend Schoolie McSchoolface
Looks like the "Boaty McBoatface" fever is spreading. A racehorse was recently named Horsey McHorseface, and now Schoolie McSchoolface has been proposed as the new name of an elementary school in Austin, Texas. The school district voted last month to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary based on feedback from parents and the community about the Confederate general's somewhat controversial historical role, and asked for new name suggestions. While, Schoolie McSchoolface was among them, it actually didn't break the top 10. Believe it or not, the name with the most nominations, at 45, is Donald J. Trump Elementary. Coming in second, with 34 nominations, was the suggestion to just keep the name Robert E. Lee Elementary. Other weird nominations included: Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, and Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School. Fortunately the voting is only a means of getting suggestions. The school district will make the final decision.
Hey, I Was Hungry!
In Britain, the fate of a Staffordshire bull terrier named Buster hangs in the balance following a most grisly story. Earlier this month, a judge ordered the dog put down after police found that it had been eating its dead owner in Waterloo. However, an investigation turned up no evidence that the dog killed the man, only that it began eating the corpse at some point afterward. Now two animal rescue groups have filed an appeal and are trying to save the dog. Thus, the euthanasia procedure has been postponed until the court hearing. An attorney for the groups said, "There has been a great deal of public support for this animal, suggesting this animal should not be destroyed. Dogs are scavengers by nature, but when they can't get food, they will get anything that is available to them, as was in this case."
What Do You Do When Your Entire Police Force Walks Out?
Really weird situation up in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The entire police force, a marshal and three deputies suddenly resigned and walked off the job. There has been no official reason given for the sudden move although the resignations are rumored to be linked to a dispute with the town's new mayor, Jane Newberry, who was sworn in last Tuesday. Newberry told reporters, "In an election year there's always some people who choose to stay and some people who choose to go and I think that happens at every level of government." Longtime Marshal Tim Bradley is now said to be "pursuing other opportunities." The town has a population of around 700 year-round, and more than double that in summertime. Newberry also said that the day before she took office, the town awarded the departing chief $12,000, and she's not sure why. In the meantime, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, which already provided backup, will now play a greater role in the town, and other forces have offered to help out.
Most Insane Felony You'll Hear All Day
So you're at McDonald's and asked for one of those free cups to get water with your meal. Sure, it's tempting to slide that cup over and fill it with soda instead but don't! Just ask 18-year-old Cody Morris of Springdale, Arkansas. Police say Morris and two others drove through the McDonald's drive-thru and ordered three large waters. They then parked, went into the restaurant, dumped out the water, and allegedly filled the cups with soda. Morris' accomplices returned their ill-gotten sodas when pressed by a manager, but Morris allegedly refused. That's when the manager decided to stand behind the group's car to prevent them from leaving. At this point we'd like to just mention that a large soda at McDonald's costs only $1.49 and comes with free refills. Police say the group's car reversed into the McDonald's manager, who was then hit by the car a second time when he reached through the window to try to pull the keys from the ignition. The car drove off, and the manager called police. Officers found the car and Morris at a bowling alley, and he was arrested on suspicion of felony robbery.
Never Camp in Australia
A family fishing and camping trip in Australia's Northern Territory turned into terrifying nightmare horror from hell when a large crocodile snuck up out of a creek about 50 feet from their campsite and dragged 19-year-old Peter Roswell from his tent! This all went down around 4:30 in the morning while Peter was sleeping. He said, "I woke up and there was something shaking my foot! It was 10 to 13 feet long! The "very lucky" young man "managed to kick it away with his other foot," according to a health department spokeswoman. Roswell was described as "shaken" but in stable condition at a local hospital with puncture wounds on his lower right leg. Meanwhile, a Charles Darwin University researcher and crocodile specialist says Rowsell was way too close to the water's edge. "The official recommendation, croc-wise, is 165 feet minimum.
Delusional Thinking Level: Expert
Maybe you remember the name Todd Courser. He's that Michigan lawmaker who thought if he just started a smear campaign against himself, he'd effectively cover up his extra-marital affair with fellow lawmaker Cindy Gamrat. As you can imagine, that plan didn't work out so well. However, now "Mr. Delusional" apparently thinks he has grounds to sue the state for forcing him out of office. Courser and Gamrat have filed an "intent to sue" notice, claiming that the Michigan House of Representatives, Speaker Kevin Cotter, and their former aides conspired to end their political careers. Courser actually resigned and Gamrat was expelled after a marathon 16-hour hearing last September. They now allege that hearing was in effect, "false arrest" and "false imprisonment." The two Republicans filed the notice just before the deadline to preserve their ability to sue. The notice states that they could seek $500,000 for "psychological and emotional distress" caused by their removal from office, which they allege was more to do with their opposition to a road funding package than the affair and cover-up. They claim to be victims of "undercover surveillance operations, illegal wiretapping and eavesdropping, extortion, secret meetings, threats and intimidation, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and hacking.
Fitbit Saves Life!
It's not that uncommon -- someone going about their day has a seizure, gets looked over by a doctor, and hopefully lives to tell about it. Only in the case of a 42-year-old man who went to the emergency room at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in New Jersey immediately following a seizure, the data tracked on his Fitbit helped inform doctors of the appropriate course of action to save his life! Reportedly it's the first time a fitness tracker has been used like this. The key question in this case was whether the irregularly high and erratic heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) he suffered three hours prior to the seizure -- which they wouldn't have known about had it not been for the man's tracker -- was chronic or episodic. If chronic, resetting his heart rate via rhythm conversion, essentially shocking it back to normal, could dislodge a clot, cause a stroke, and possibly kill the man. But the Fitbit revealed exactly when he had a spike in heart rate and that it was abnormal. As a result, the docs were able to make the proper diagnosis and save his life!
Guy Films Tornado That Kills His Wife & Neighbor
The tornado footage out of Fairdale, Illinois is chilling. Despite the danger, 85-year-old Clarence "Clem" Schultz kept his camera running as the huge twister bears down on him. He's seen wrestling with a sheet and clutching onto debris from the chimney as it collapses. The worst part is the tornado he was filming killed his wife and his neighbor, while he suffered a compressed broken vertebra. Now a year later, in spite of the horror, Mr. Schultz says he's proud of the footage, which he just posted to Vimeo, because it's being shared, studied by meteorologists, and "saving lives." Schultz likely stayed on the second floor during the twister because he didn't have time to get to his wife downstairs, and their cellar isn't big enough to hold more than a furnace. Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese concedes after watching the footage that it would be tricky to determine where the funnel was heading. Schultz assumed it would go south of his house. The Weather Channel calls it the "closest view" inside an EF4 tornado they've ever seen and describes the footage as "terrifying."