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Gas Price Alerts

I know we've posted this before, but here is where you can sign up for gas price alerts via text message from Thorntons.

http://www.thorntonsinc.com/Fuel-Alerts.html

Yes someone named their child "Burger" in 2012.

We talked about this Monday on the Afternoon Game Show.

http://www.babycenter.com/100_top-baby-names-of-2012_10359975.bc

Staying Healthy

My wife and daughter are sick, Diane’s had the creeping crud for a couple of weeks.  I don’t have a prayer staying healthy.  Or do I?  Here’s some tips we discussed on the WIKY Morning Show from iVilliage.com -

#1.)  Keep Your Feet Warm.  Researchers think cold feet might cause the blood vessels in your SINUSES to tighten up.  Which makes it harder for white blood cells to get to your mucus membranes.  And that's where most viruses sneak in.

 #2.)  After You Wash Your Hands, Don't Dry Them

Remembering John Lennon

NOTE: As he was to most people of my generation, John Lennon was an influential and inspirational person in my life. His death hit us all. Hard. This is an article I wrote for our partner station WABX two years ago today on the thirtieth anniversary of John's death. If you enjoy it, I hope you'll click the "LIKE" button underneath the headline and pass it on. Thanks, Rick

December 8, 1980.

I know all too well what that date signifies. I don't have to depend on news reports and tributes to remember John Lennon's life and death.

Delilah's Chocolate Egg Nog Pie

Here's the Chocolate Egg Nog Pie recipe Delilah read on the air tonight.

Fruit Hangover

On the WIKY Morning Show we had a discussion on home remedies.  It started with the old belief that an onion will absorb all the evils in the air including cold and flu viruses.  That's been around since the 1500s.  Yes, that long even though there's no evidence that it works.  Actually, it doesn't even make sense to me.  An onion?  Really?  However, one that appears to have some benefit is the consumption of gin soaked golden raisins for arthritis relief.  Our pal Charlie has done it for a while and he says he feels a difference.  Lot of listene

Christmas with Attitude

I believe the "Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas" politically correct thing is a completely manufactured problem.  For years I was blissfully unaware that saying Merry Christmas was offending anyone.  Why?  Because I've never encountered anyone who was offended by it.  And what's wrong the phrase "Happy Holidays?"  It's always been a nice way to give blanket greetings at the end of the year for all the goodwill the big three - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day - have come to represent.

21 Thanksgiving Thoughts

Whatever plans you have, I hope Thanksgiving is a special time for you. Eat too much. Sleep a lot. Hold your tongue around the relatives.

Give thanks. Think. Pray. Question everything, for therein lies the path to understanding. But know that you will never completely understand, and therein lies the path to faith. Reflect on the days you were cold, and those times that your soul felt barren.

Mark Baker

Mark Baker was the afternoon host and program director of WIKY Radio for over 10 years before moving to Johnson City/Kingsport TN to a new position there.  He died unexpectedly last week. People have called us asking about details and services - here is the link for more information. 

http://www.hamlettdobson.com/_mgxroot/page_10802.php?id=1133608

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