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's a little gem!

The fireworks on the Evansville riverfront were spectacular!

The WIKY Facebook Page and a post yesterday

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.

July 3rd WIKY Morning Show

With the ban on persoal fireworks, we invited Mayor Lloyd Winnecke to join us to talk about that and also the Evansville Fireworks show.  He said that as of right now, the riverfront fireworks show is still on, but he's in constant contact with the fire chief and if the wind condition pose a real threat to public safety, he'll pull the plug. But as it stands now, the show will go on as planned in Evansville.  The Newburgh fireworks show, however, has been cancelled.

Perpetual Fireworks Ban

There are plenty of people upset about the local fireworks bans this year due to the weather conditions.  It’s perfectly understandable, too.  Some folks just can’t celebrate Independence Day properly without cutting loose a few bottle rockets or Roman candles.  But for me, it’s been a lifetime ban on fireworks so I’m not so upset.  My cousin Mike, a number of years my senior, threw a firecracker into a ditch when he was a kid, a rock flew out and yes, he actually PUT HIS EYE OUT!  He’s had a glass eye ever since.

July 2nd WIKY Morning Show


The big news out of Hollywood over the weekend was the report that Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise. She also filed for sole custody of their daughter, Suri....what is THAT about? I found this article interesting....seems that Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Holmes all filed for divorce from Tom when they turned 33! Coincidence? Hmmmm.

Rock the World finalizes bands!


Were getting excited about Holiday World's Rock the World Christian music festival in August and wanted to get you the final list of bands that will be performing.  Of course some of your favorite Christian artists will be there including Jeremy Camp, Tenth

Holiday World Accessibility

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

Coincidence or Destiny?

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

New Wireless Alerts for your Smartphone - but not iPhones!

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:



Random Fun

Over the years on the WIKY Morning Show, we’ve had some fun with random items observed on our daily commutes to work.  It started with a random boot Diane noticed in the median of the Lloyd on the West Side and mentioned it on the air.  The random boot in the road - we’ve all see them.

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