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Jul 3, 2012

Mark Elliott – program director of WIKY Radio here.  Yesterday, a listener (Angie Walker Leslie) posted on the WIKY Facebook page about a news story.  I won’t recap the story here, as it was tragic and very personal for Ms. Leslie. (Click here for a link to the story in the Local News section of this site.)  However, in that post there were some claims about the news story that were not true.  We debated removing the post but thought it best to reply in the comments, which we did.

Jun 22, 2012

We talked this morning about visiting Holiday World in a wheelchair.  Here is the link to their complete guide.

Jun 18, 2012

I told this story Monday on the Morning Show, here's the link:

Jun 11, 2012

WIKY News has had the story today about the new Wireless Emergency Alerts starting next week.  It's an update to the Emergency Alert System (those obnoxious tones you hear on the radio before a weather warning.)  If you have one of the newer smartphones you are already signed up and ready to get them (although you might need a software update.)  Get more info here:



May 16, 2012

Here's the trailer for the movie Rock of Ages as we talked about on the Afternoon Show today.

May 14, 2012

Tuesday  May 15th is Take a Picture Day.  Pick up your camera and help capture a day in the life of the planet. The project  wants amateur and professional photographers to capture an image of their home, travel, or work on May 15. The images will be published on the Internet, compiled into a book, and buried in a time capsule.  You can see this project online now at

Apr 18, 2012

There are a lot of people who aren't what they seem.

Apr 17, 2012


Thanks to Tom Goeble (from Evansville) who now works at NASA.  He was in the air over Washington DC today as the Discovery Space Shuttle was being transported to it's new home at the Smithsonian.  I was chatting about the shuttle today on the Afternoon Show and a friend of his mom sent me this picture.  SO COOL!!!


Dec 2, 2011

Worried about getting your online purchases in time for the holidays?  Check out this website..

It has a list of all online retailers and the last dates you can order from them before the holidays.  Happy Shopping!

Nov 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.  Hope your holdiay is going well.  Check out this video my friends in Northern Michigan sent me yesterday.

They spent the day taking about it on the air, but I think this is fake. 

Oct 20, 2011

Famed musician and parachute pants wearer MC Hammer has gone into the Internet search business...

Oct 20, 2011

Click below to follow Mark Elliott on Twitter!


Oct 5, 2011

Mark Elliott’s Eating Extravaganza 2011

First thanks to Mike, Darrin, Carla and Casey for helping out during this years taste testing.  If I get anyone’s name or booth wrong, blame Darrin he kept notes (and he’s on Facebook, so blame him directly.)

Oct 4, 2011

Here's an interesting article from Tuesday morning's Wall Street Journal.


We'll be talking about this on Tuesday afternoon.

Jun 30, 2011

I told this story on the air today.  I saw the info below on a gas pump at Thortons.  Got a text early Wednesday and filled up.  By Thursday morning prices had gone up 20 cents a gallon.  WOW!   Here's the info from Thorton's web site on Gas Price Alerts.

Jun 3, 2011

Thanks to Rob Kerney from BlindFaith Ministies who brought breakfast in Friday morning.  Their Bowling Scramble Fundraiser at River City Recreation is June 24th.  Get your team together for a fun outing.  For more information call Grace and Peace Lutheran Church - 812-476-8201 - or write to Rob at

May 30, 2011

I talked about this Monday on the WIKY Morning Show when I was filling in.  The YWCA of Evansville is celebrating their 100th anniversary with a salute to the 100 Women of Evansville.   Here's a link to the story in the Courier Press:

Congratulations to our own Bettie Engelbrecht, co-founder of WIKY Radio, who was chosen to be one of the 100. 

May 11, 2011

Okay, here's the funniest news story of the day.

I used to live in this small town in Northern Michigan, where the winters are cold and long.  Spring does bring out the crazies, but this one beats all... A guy dressed as Batman was arrested climbing on the buildings downtown.,0,3042122.story

Mar 2, 2011

Gas prices have shot up!  I think they are up almost 70 cents since the unrest in the Middle East has begun.  But I saw something on the pump at Thornton's the other day that actually saved me money today.  They have a "Thornton's Gas Alert" text message system that I signed up for, and I got a text message this morning (Weds.) that said prices were going up today.  I filled up at 3.39 and by lunchtime, prices were 3.49!!!!

Feb 4, 2011

Thanks for all the calls and email about Flashback Friday A to Z.  It was fun putting it together and I got to play a lot of MY favorite songs.  If you liked it, let me know and maybe we'll do something like that again.

Feb 3, 2011

It's quite a coincidence today.  An 86 year old man drove his car through a Steak'n'Shake on the West Side today.  (Go to our local news page for the latest.)  And last night, ABC News featured a story about older drivers and their children.  Here's the link: 

ABC News Link

It's something my brothers, sister and I talk about all the time with an 80 year old dad. How will you handle this when it happen in your family?

Feb 1, 2011

If you weren't listening Tuesday you won't get this.

Is this shirt ugly?  Vote now by emailing

Feb 1, 2011

Monday afternoon I asked a question that caused a lot of controversy, most of it because I didn't really phrase the question very well.   Here it is:

"Take a bank, any bank and look at all the accounts that have money in them.  Look at the balances on those accounts.  Half of those balances have something in common.  What?"

Jan 24, 2011

Today I used the word "whopperjawed" on the air to refer to the signs at First Ave and Diamond.  A caller challenged my use of that word, telling me "You're not from around here, are you?".