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!
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Hey Stephen King - There's a Sequel Waiting for You!
More than 1,000 dead animals at a pet cemetery in Delaware will not be resting in peace. The Delaware SPCA is trying to sell the 21-acre facility in Stanton and plans to clear the onsite pet cemetery. The organization has told pet owners they have until the end of this month to get rid of any headstones, along with any remains they can unearth. Kurt Gingher, who has pets buried at the cemetery said, "That is going to be a heartbreaking nightmare." The cemetery is around 50 years old and its demise is the result of an organization that has struggled for years amid dwindling grant dollars, lost contracts, and escalating expenses. There's not much the pet owners can do as legally dead pets are classed as "solid waste" in Delaware.
Best Tip Ever Quickly Becomes Worst Tip Ever
Servers at a Thai fusion restaurant in Edgewater, Colorado, thought they'd hit the jackpot on Monday when a customer dropped a $1,088 tip in cash for a $60 meal. But the celebration was short-lived as the diner returned to the Thailicious restaurant the following morning to ask for the money back. It seems he had too much to drink and had mistakenly stuffed the big wad of cash inside the checkbook. Restaurant owner Nithiwadee Anantatho said it felt "Like someone told you that you won the lottery, but it's not." The diner explained he had accidentally handed over a stash of $100 bills instead of $1 bills like he had intended. They gave the money back and they guy ended up leaving a still-generous $40 tip.
Sorry Folks We Have to Turn the Plane Around. It's Just Too Damn Hot!
It was so hot in Phoenix last week (how hot was it?) that a United flight headed there had to turn around and return to Houston! The United flight operated by Mesa Airlines was reportedly minutes away from Sky Harbor Airport before being sent back. The reason given was that the record 118-degree temperatures meant it was too dangerous for the plane to land. The passengers were put on another plane the following morning.
How to Fool a Bear
A woman was running a marathon in a national preserve in northern New Mexico when she was attacked -- by a bear! Karen Williams -- who suffered several bites and scratches and had injuries to her head, neck, and upper body that weren't life-threatening -- surprised the female black bear after her cub had run up a tree in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Williams says she played dead for around half an hour until other runners arrived. They called emergency crews and she was airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital. In a Facebook post, Williams says she had only had time to raise her arms and shout "No!" when she came to the top of a rise and the bear charged her. "Then I was on my a-- and being raked with claws and bitten," she writes. "I cried out in pain and Mama bear did not like that so she hit me with a left hook and bit my neck and started to try to shake me. I rolled into a ball and played dead." Officials say the bear was captured and euthanized to check for rabies, as state law requires. When her three cubs are found, they will be turned over to a wildlife center. "I am really sorry that the mama bear died," Williams says. "She was just being a bear."
Let's Drug Test the Rich!
In many states, welfare recipients must now submit to drug testing before they can get benefits. A lawmaker from Wisconsin says fair is fair so she wants wealthy Americans to get the same treatment before they can enjoy generous tax deductions. Rep. Gwen Moore's "Top 1% Accountability Act of 2016" would require taxpayers with itemized deductions exceeding $150,000 to submit a clean drug test. If they refuse, they can take the lower standard deduction. She says, "It is my sincere hope that my bill will help eradicate the stigma associated with poverty and engage the American public in a substantive dialogue regarding the struggles of working- and middle-class families." According to the congresswomen, the government spends $81 billion on poverty programs, while taxing capital gains at a lower rate than income costs the government $93 billion. She adds, "We might really save some money by drug-testing folks on Wall Street, who might have a little cocaine before they get their deal done." Some 15 states have passed laws to that require people who receive state welfare benefits to take drug tests. Among them are Florida, Michigan, and Moore's own Wisconsin, which also requires drug tests for people in the federal SNAP food stamp program. Supporters say drug testing saves money and acts as an incentive to keep people clean. Critics say drug tests are a cure for a problem that doesn't exist, citing stats from Florida that just 2% of welfare recipients failed drug tests and 2% declined to take the test.
Never Gonna Give You Up, Never Gonna Let You Down
Remember Rick Astley? The little guy with the big voice who had a few big hits in the 80's? Well he's back -- at least in the UK. Almost 30 years after topping the charts with "Never Going to Give You Up" -- Rick Astley has scored another No. 1 in the UK with new album called, "50." Rick, who indeed just turned 50 said, "It's amazing, it's incredible. It's been a very, very, very long time since this happened before, I'm ecstatic, I couldn't be happier." Astley's previous album, 2005's Portrait, never rose higher than No. 26, Billboard notes.
What the What?
So how's this for weird and creepy? At a screening of The Conjuring 2 in India, a 65-year-old man suffered chest pains and passed out at the film's climax. The poor guy was later pronounced dead at a hospital, where staff ordered the body taken to another hospital for postmortem. But then, the person tasked with transporting the body, and the body itself, simply vanished! No one has seen either since! Of course Indian social media is blowing up with speculation of all kinds of supernatural explanations. But many are questioning the authenticity of the mysterious death and wonder if it's not all just a publicity stunt.
New Rules for Kids and Sleeping
Is your kid getting enough sleep? Well a panel of experts released new guidelines yesterday and you can blame them the next time your kid whines over bedtime. The guidelines, the first-ever for children from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, encompass recommendations the American Academy of Pediatrics has made at different times for different ages. According to the guidelines: Adequate sleep is linked with improved attention, behavior, learning, and mental and physical health at every age covered. Recommended daily/nightly sleep duration is as follows:
- 12 hours to 16 hours, including naps, for infants aged 4 months to 12 months (younger infants aren't included because they have a wide range of normal sleep patterns)
- 11 to 14 hours, including naps, for children aged 1 to 2 years 1
- 0 to 13 hours, including naps, for children aged 3 to 5 years
- 9 to 12 hours for children aged 6 to 12 years
- 8 to 10 hours for teens aged 13 to 18 years
Woman Dies from Kissing Boyfriend
Four years ago, 20-year-old Myriam Ducre-Lemay died after kissing her boyfriend who had just eaten a peanut butter sandwich. For the first time, her mother, Micheline Ducre, is speaking out to keep the same thing from happening to anyone else's kids. After getting home from a party, Myriam's boyfriend made toast with peanut butter, then kissed Myriam goodnight. Myriam quickly had trouble breathing and her asthma inhaler didn't help. The boyfriend called 911 and paramedics arrived within minutes but were still too late; Myriam died at the hospital from a lack of oxygen to her brain. Ducre says her daughter had recently told her new boyfriend she loved him. "Sadly, she did not have the time to tell him she had a peanut allergy." Ducre opened up about her daughter's death for the first time last week to the Journal De Quebec. She wants young people to know how important it is to carry EpiPens and tell others about their allergies. Myriam wasn't wearing a Medical Alert bracelet and didn't have her EpiPen with her at the time of her death. Dr. Christine McCusker at the Montreal Children's Hospital says, "(This) is why you have to carry your EpiPen, even though you don't want to and even though it's not cool." Traces of allergens -- from peanuts, for example -- can linger in saliva for hours. "The most important part of managing your allergies is that you have to inform people," McCusker says. "You have to say, 'Listen guys, I have food allergies, I have my EpiPen. If there's a problem, help me.'"
For the Love of Frogs
What would you do if you accidentally ran over a frog while mowing the lawn? In Queensland, Australia, Min Tims had the injured frog airlifted 500 miles so it could be treated at a specialist vet clinic! Tims says she was horrified to discover she had sliced into the green treefrog's head, especially as it is an endangered species. So she persuaded Rex Airways to fly the animal 500 miles to Cairns, where it was met by staff from Frog Safe Inc. After giving him medicine to clear up the problems, the little frog is now making a full recovery. Deborah Pergolotti, a vet at Frog Safe believes we could all learn from Min's example by showing care for those around us, whoever or whatever they are. She says, "If people can nonchalantly turn away from someone who needs help -- including small animals -- then we as a species may not deserve to be helped ourselves."
What the What?
When Tennessee Highway Patrol officers pulled over 35-year-old Curtis Eidam on suspicion of drunk driving, they quickly realized it wasn't going to be a typical DUI stop. As investigator Bobby Joe Higgs tells it, Eidam was wearing "some kind of red mesh see-through hose" with a ribbon tied in his goatee and "some kind of little skirt." He also had a chastity belt around his private parts -- though they didn't notice that until later. Police said Eidam's blood-alcohol level was 0.117, but it wasn't until they took him into custody that they say they found out about that aforementioned chastity belt. Eidam mentioned that he needed a key that was in his vehicle because it unlocked the chastity device he was wearing. He said one key was in his car and the other was around the neck of his driving companion, who officials noted was visibly intoxicated but they did not arrest. They did manage to retrieve the key, thankfully.
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.