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.
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.
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
We talked this morning about visiting Holiday World in a wheelchair. Here is the link to their complete guide.
I told this story Monday on the Morning Show, here's the link:
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:
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.
Here's the trailer for the movie Rock of Ages as we talked about on the Afternoon Show today.