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July 30th WIKY Morning Show

The Olympics are officially underway in London, with the Opening Ceremonies held last Friday night.  I didn't catch much of them, but did see the Queen officially open the games.  I find it interesting that Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne for 60 years, but this is the first time in her monarchy that the Olympic games have been held in London.  The last time the city hosted them was in 1948 and she didn't become Queen until 1952.

Our media partner 14 WFIE will be providing us with Olympic reports throughout the games; that way we don't miss anything!

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Olympic Fever....I'm officialy afflicted!

I admit it....I'm an Olympics junkie and I have been ever since I was a kid mesmerized by Mark Spitz in the 1972 games in Munich.  He was just so dreamy to a 7 year old girl!

 

As someone who has participated in competitive sports, I know how difficult it is. But to compete at the level these athletes compete at for the love of the sport is truly amazing!

There's a TV "Dr. McDreamy" for every generation

Hey, it's Diane Douglas, and in what is becoming almost a daily event, we've got another celebrity obit in a very busy 2012.  The latest 3 celebrities to pass away (in the last two days) are astronaut Sally Ride, Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson) and Chad Everett (Dr. Joe Gannon on Medical Center). 

100 Men Who Cook (including me!)

We welcomed our good friend Jimmy Lefler on the WIKY Morning Show today to chat about the second annual 100 Men Who Cook event August 25 at the Centre.  It's brought to you by Old National Bank and this year the proceeds benefit Gilda's Club of Evansville.  What's 100 Men Who Cook?  Just what you'd think: 100 business and civic leaders get together and each cooks a dish and spends a lot of time and effort presenting it in a spectacular fashion.  Diane's husband Jeff Thompson, WIKY's own Mark Elliott and me are among the 100 men.  Your ticket price gets you into

July 19th WIKY Morning Show

** We welcomed Pam Kirk from the Easter Seals Rehab Center to chat about their big Home Run Sweeps Cash Raffle which is entering it's final week.  It's our annual WIKY Bonus Day.....if you call the Rehab Center at 437-2627 TODAY before 5 p.m. and buy a ticket (you need to mention WIKY) you'll be entered into a drawing for an EXTRA ticket, plus 4 tix to a Cardinals game!

Ice Tea Stand for Ruth's House

We talked about Ruth's House Ice Tea Stand today on the show and I wanted to give you all the details.  Get the info here, then you can go out and grab a special Ruth's House brew of Ice Tea!

 

Great James Taylor story on the WIKY Morning Show

In case you missed it this morning, Diane chatted with Jay from Fire and Rain Marketing about his close encounter with James Taylor yesterday afternoon.

Click on the link below to hear Jay  tell it in his own words.

 

http://www.wiky.com/content/james-taylor-fire-rain-story


Here's Jay with James Taylor

 

 

July 9th WIKY Morning Show

Diane here.....flying solo this week as DJB takes his daughter Amanda to freshman orientation at Ball State! It's hard for me to wrap my head around that, since I've known Amanda since she was in middle school. Her sister Kathryn will be a senior at Castle High School this fall. Time seems to fly by faster and faster each year, but it's been a blessing to see DJB's daughters grow up into the smart, talented and beautiful young women they are.
 

July 6th WIKY Morning Show

While the heat wave rages on with the temperature expected to top 106 degrees today, we're wondering if some relief is on the way. 14WFIE Meteorologist Byron Douglas says next week we'll have some temps back into the upper 80's and around 90. You know it's been brutal when the upper 80's will feel much cooler!


Some new movies in theatres this weekend include "The Amazing Spiderman," which is getting good reviews.  Katy Perry's concert film "Part of Me" is also out now.

July 5th WIKY Morning Show

It's a Thursday that feels like a Monday.....isn't it weird to have a holiday smack dab in the middle of the week?

We talked about Andy Griffith's passing. This is one celebrity obituary that really bummed out DJB and my husband. Both of them are big fans of "The Andy Griffith Show." One of Andy Griffith's later movie roles was in "Waitress." It also features Keri Russell and a pre-"Castle" Nathan Fillian. I can't recommend this movie enough....it's a little gem!

The fireworks on the Evansville riverfront were spectacular!

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