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...
Men trying to become fathers might want to refrain from eating too much bacon, with a study from Harvard researchers finding that it can significantly lower sperm quality, Medical Daily reported. The scientists gathered data from 156 men undergoing in vitro fertilization with a partner, with each couple having been asked questions about their diet. They found that men who ate more than half a portion of processed meats such as bacon each day had significantly lower levels of normal sperm compared to men who ate less than half a portion daily. They also found that some foods, like fish, seemed to increase sperm quality. Some health professionals have expressed some skepticism about the study, however, questioning how sperm quality was measured and noting that the study included a small sample size of men.
You may have noticed big retailers recently with their "hot toy" lists, and you should ignore them, for now. Mark LoCastro, public relations manage at DealNews.com says stores release these lists well ahead of the holiday season to "create a sense of urgency that these toys may not be available later on." DealNews did some research and says that toy prices will be lowest during the first two weeks of December, and that items on the "hot toys" list dropped by as much as 27-percent during the first two weeks of December. Edgar Dworsky, founder of Consumerworld.org says, "It's almost impossible to snag the absolute lowest price because prices are not totally predictable. If you shop a store that has a good price-matching guarantee or you use a credit card that has a price-guarantee feature, you're protected if the price drops after Black Friday."