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“That Was a Weird Night”

Before Dale Jones visited WNOX, I had to write a promo that described him. I chose the words “high-energy comedian” although I almost used “rubber-faced comic.” He is appearing this weekend at Side Splitters Comedy Club. In our interview, I … Continue reading

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LaBove It All

This week’s guest on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch is Carl LaBove, who is headlining this weekend at Side Splitters Comedy Club. LaBove got his start touring with Sam Kinison,  Bill Hicks and a few others who were known … Continue reading

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To Find New Worlds and New Civilizations

Halloween made me think of my childhood friend Brian Kirk. Last week, I wrote a blog post about going to church on All Saints Day. In it, I mentioned a house that had an elaborate set-up with talking jack-o-lanterns that … Continue reading

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Kattan-gents

Chris Kattan was the first guest on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch. I interviewed him this morning and played clips from the interview this afternoon on WNOX. He’s appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. Interviews from the … Continue reading

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WOTW, Grover’s Mill

This week’s episode of American Experience on PBS commemorates the 75th anniversary of the classic 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. I watched the show, as well as some great bonus footage, on the show’s website. I … Continue reading

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At the Eleventh Hour

A 7-Eleven store is closing. Not just any old 7-Eleven, but the 7-Eleven on Lee Highway at George Mason Drive in Arlington, Virginia. It’s the 7-Eleven to which my good friend Bean and I would take the “Walk of Life” … Continue reading

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Jared’s Eats

Jared Fogle stopped by the radio studios yesterday to promote Subway Restaurants’ Fit for Life 15 Day Challenge. Earlier in the day, Jared visited two elementary schools to ask students to track their food intake, exercise and time spent on … Continue reading

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Who Gets It?

Several members of Einstein Simplified attend Dragon Con in Atlanta every Labor Day weekend. Several of our regular audience members also go to the convention, which started as a sci-fi event and has evolved into a pop culture event, similar to Comic-Con … Continue reading

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Forge of July

This week, I’m looking back at Fourths of July gone by. In 2007 and 2008, I was working at Star 102.1’s StarJam concerts in Pigeon Forge. The events were popular but in subsequent years, the City of Pigeon Forge chose to … Continue reading

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The Pages of My Mind

Independence Day and Thanksgiving are my favorite holidays. Don’t get me wrong. I love Easter and Christmas but those are Holy Days first, holidays second. This week, I’m looking back at some memorable Independence Days. Before moving to East Tennessee, … Continue reading

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Go Neil Go!

What’s the point in watching the Tony Awards? I asked myself that question last night. My only exposure to any of these Broadway shows will likely be during the telecast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If I see a … Continue reading

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Brock of Ages

The star power of Stan Brock drew my attention to Remote Area Medical about nine years ago when I interviewed him for a “Where Are They Wednesday” bit. I called him because he was on “Wild Kingdom” but I quickly … Continue reading

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Car-feine

Traffic in the Washington, DC area is terrible. When I worked at WAVA, I had a long drive home from Arlington to  Dale City on I-395 and I-95. On a good day, I would be able to leave work in … Continue reading

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Fanning Booth

The Fanboy Expo is in Knoxville this weekend. I spent a few hours manning the Classic Hits 93.1 booth on Saturday. I’ll be there again today. As a longtime Bat-fan, I enjoyed seeing a replica of the Batmobile. While I … Continue reading

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