6:00a- Today in Rock History
6:50a- Impossible Trivia ($10 Ickey Nickel)
7:25a- Sioux City traffic update
7:35a- Z-98 Sports
7:35a- Sports Trivia ($20 Firehouse)
7:50a- 98-second News from KTIV with Sara Te Slaa
8:20a- Z-98 Sports
8:35a (Thurs)- Mick from the Chesterfield
8:50a- 98-second News from KTIV with Al Joens
9:00a- Nine O' Clock Rock block
I was asked to “offer-up” some personal information for this page, so you, the reader, can learn more about me (note-taking is recommended as there may be a quiz at the end). I was born a poor black man, no wait, that’s Navin R. Johnson from “The Jerk” (favorite movie). Actually, I was born an Air-Force brat at the Air-Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. In typical military fashion, we moved almost every year until my father retired from the service. I spent almost all of my “growing” years in Wisconsin. Stops along the way include Waukesha, Sheboygan Falls, Eau Claire, and La Crosse, although most of the time was in Green Bay. Yes, I’m a Packer fan. At one time, I lived about six blocks from Lambeau Field, and I went to Vincent T. Lombardi Jr. High. I now have dogs named Vince, and Lombardi, only because my wife refused to let me grace my baby daughter with the middle name of Lombardi... High school was followed by a year at UW-River Falls where I did everything but go to class (it’s no wonder I was asked not to return for my Sophomore year. The letter read something like, "We suggest you pursue something different at this point in time..."). From there, it was off to Brown Institute in Minneapolis to “study” radio (like there’s a lot to study!) For me, the radio road has gone through Carroll, Algona, and Emmetsburg (all in Iowa) before my stay here in Sioux City, where I’ve been since 1998.
-I bleed Green & Gold, so I enjoy this link a lot. You might too...
-The Roller Dames kick ass. Check out the gals here!
-The nickname is Chopper. So, of course, I fit in with bikers, and some of the nicest ones I've ever met belong to the Independent Riders for Children and Charities. They ride all the time, plus do great things for their communities. Their motto is 'Helping out where we can, doing what's right, making an impact'. They live up to it too! There's an event coming up soon, so check them out...
Doctors are once again warning about the "Cinnamon Challenge," after a new study found an increasing number of calls to poison control centers about the YouTube fad in which teens compete to swallow one tablespoon of cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking water. The researchers at the University of Miami's Batchelor Children's Research Institute found that in the first half of 2012, poison control centers received triple the number of calls about the Cinnamon Challenge than they had in the entire previous year. Kids can experience severe coughing fits, choking, or catch pneumonia from the game. The study authors also say cinnamon is made up of cellulose fibers that don't dissolve or biodegrade, and swallowing so much of it can lead to lesions, scarring, and inflammation of the airways and lungs. Other effects may include a chronic lung disease called progressive pulmonary fibrosis and doctors are especially concerned about the effects on kids with asthma, pulmonary cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease or a hypersensitivity to the spice.
Some people are now paying to be kidnapped just for the fun of it. One company offers to kidnap customers for about five-hundred-dollars. Those who pay up can be pulled out of car at gunpoint by masked men as heavy metal music plays. It's legal to arrange for your own kidnapping so long as you don't report yourself as a missing person, but law enforcement experts say the fake kidnappings could create a real-life problem. If witnesses see the abduction and don't know it's fake, law enforcement could waste time and resources investigating the incident. One professional abductor says, "Some people come to us because they want to lose control."