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.

Operation Christmas Child Week is Here!

Well, we've been talking about it for a long time now and it is now the first day of National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child!  You can pack a box with small gifts, school supplies, toiletries and candy for children ages 2-14.  Also, each child will receive the ultimate gift, the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own language!

Perhaps more than just this little girl feel this way.

On YouTube, a mother recorded her 4 year old daughter crying and asked her why she was crying.

Yet Another Mystery Solved!

We received a number of calls Monday morning from folk north and west of Evansville who wanted to know what the loud booms were Saturday evening - a rolling thunder type of sound coming from the north.  Well, it was a private fireworks show.  A family near Haubstadt out by the St James area with plenty of acreage and a lake put on a fireworks show every year for the Fourth of July for friends and neighbors.  Since it was too dry on July 4 to set ‘em off, they decided to do it Saturday night.  About 200 folks were there and if you heard the distant “thunder” it was their

Now this sounds like a good time!

We had Beth Tromley and Joanne Zeller in this morning to talk about Riding Hope, which has equestrain therapy for special needs children ages 2-18.

They're having a Western-themed Hoedown this Saturday night at the St. Wendel Knights of St. John from 5-11 p.m. Admission is $30 per person, or $50 per couple and includes food and drink! This a major fundraiser for Riding Hope so they can expand and help more kids.

If you want to buy tickets, give them a call at 812-985-7759, and make sure to wear your cowboy boots and hat!

Take a Nap to Solve a Problem.

It was the answer to the Afternoon Game Show question Monday, here's the link.  I say use this excuse next time you are caught napping on the job...

ScienceDaily (Oct. 12, 2012) — A new study from Lancaster University has found that sleeping on a problem really can help people to find a solution.

Boil Advisory Evansville East Side

Here's a link to the story about the East Side boil advisory.


Can't Miss Foods at the Fall Festival

Aside from our award winning treats at the 91st Fall Festival there are a number of booths that present what we call "premiere foods."  Here's a list of the booths our team visited this year and the foods you need to try (or try again) -

#89 - BSA Troops 373 and 379 - Monster Ears

#92 - St Phillips - Burgoo.

#100 - St Peters - Kuchen.

#105 - Evansville Soccer Club - Ice Cream with Habanero Sauce.

#107 - USI Varsity Club - Ribeye Sandwich.

#111 - Central Music Boosters - Loaded Potato Soup.

#114 - Optimists - Tenderloin.



As announced on the WIKY Afternoon Show Wednesday afternoon ..


Best Chicken and Dumplings - Booth # 79 St. Pauls Lutheran Church

Best New Item - Booth #112C Joshua Academy - Sloppy Billy's - Loose Goat Meat Sandwich

Third Place Best of the Fest - Booth #48 Salem Church of Darmstadt - Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

Second Place Best of the Fest - Booth #25 St. Theresa Scouts Munchen Rolls

And this years Best of the Fest - Booth #67 St.

2012 Fall Festival Diane's Team Day 2 Booth Reviews

Diane’s Team—Day 2 of Fall Festival Booth Reviews

**Booth 67-- (St. Peter’s UMC) (Deep Fried Mashed Potato Balls) OMG!!!!!!! These are absolutely fabulous and a unamimous choice by the entire team; they are spectacular and very original. They are mashed potatoes around chopped bacon, onion and cheese, then deep fried to perfection! Served with ranch or horseradish or enjoy them by themselves!

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