WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap August 24th
**Beloit College in Wisconsin just released its annual "Mindset List" for this year's crop of incoming college freshmen . . . the class of 2015. Most of them were born in 1993, so they shouldn't remember much before 1998 or 1999.
Here are highlights from this year's list of things today's college freshmen do or don't know . . . which will once again make you wonder if it's time to join the AARP.
#1.) They have no memory of the GEORGE BUSH presidency . . . meaning George H. W. Bush. In fact, they only have memories of the tail end of the CLINTON presidency.
#2.) Ferris Bueller is old enough to be their father.
#3.) "Amazon" makes them think of the website first, the river second. (--And, I'm guessing, the gorgeously gigantic women third.)
#4.) O.J. SIMPSON has always been searching for the real killers.
#5.) MP3s have always been available to download, whether legally or illegally.
#6.) They've never seen the gigantic Sears catalog.
#7.) They have no memory of MICHAEL JORDAN on the Bulls.
#8.) They never saw "Cheers" on NBC.
#9.) Major League Baseball has never had fewer than six divisions, and has always had the wild card.
#10.) Their parents have told them stories about how they fought to get them a Tickle Me Elmo . . . when they were three.
#11.) They never saw the Soviet Union . . . to them, Russia has never had an official communist party.
#13.) The phrase "Don't touch that dial" on TV doesn't mean anything to them . . . their TVs never had dials.
**Honey Bun, a Pomeranian who spends time at a jewelry store in Albany, Georgia recently scarffed down $10,000 worth of diamonds. Everything came out fine, if you know what we mean. However, it led to a discussion with our listeners about unusual things their dogs have eaten – socks, underwear, chew toys (whole,) and a night light. No dogs were injured in this discussion!
**Diane and her mom say The Help yesterday and provided a review. Diane highly recommends both the book and the movie and made the point that you don’t have to read the book to enjoy the movie. The movie is perfectly cast, with Emma Stone playing Skeeter, Bryce Dallas Howard (yes, Ron Howard's daughter) playing the very snobbish Hillie, Viola Davis as Aibileen (the maid who has raised 17 white children) and Octavia Spencer as the fiesty maid Minnie. Look for Mary Steenburgen, Sissy Spacek and Cicely Tyson in small, but pivotal roles. Diane and her mom Judy both give The Help two thumbs up!
**Friday is our 10th annual Radiothon for Riley Hospital for Children. We’re broadcasting live from Old National Plaza downtown Evansville from 6 am to 6 pm and we’re counting on you for your donation. DJB and Diane are asking you to donate no more than they donate themselves, $15 a month, which figures to about 50 cents a day. Riley helped over 6000 kids from the Evansville area last year alone and won’t turn away a child regardless of their parent’s ability to pay. Check out all the details and donate securely at wiky.com.
**We welcomed Judi Freeson of SWRICA live in studio to tell us about the big Winery, Brewery, and Sprits Festival, billed as the only event of its kind in the nation. It’s happening Saturday at SWIRCA at 16 West Virginia in Evansville from 6 – 10 pm. Tickets are available at any ONB branch, Schunck’s, Turoni’s, The Chamber of Commerce, SWIRCA, and at the door. 800-253-2188, 812-464-7800 for more info. Ticket prices - $25 group rate (15+,) $30 pre-event, $35 at the door.
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