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Parade-de-Camp

The opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast brought back many memories for me. I remember my father enjoying and singing the song “New York, New York” from On the Town but it was the location that really made … Continue reading

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Balloony Bin

A typo on a website called Hitfix gave me pause. Somehow, the page turned up at the top of the Google search results when I looked for information about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hitfix erroneously wrote: “Fans of the … Continue reading

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Simply Gotta March

It’s always a compliment to be invited back, especially if the first time was so much fun. Fellow radio personality T.K. and I were invited back to host the City of Gatlinburg’s cable TV coverage of the Fantasy of Lights Christmas … Continue reading

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Helium Brands

On Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, I enjoy relaxing at home while watching parades on TV. Today, of course, I watched coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and CBS. The CBS broadcast is a talk-show disguised … Continue reading

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The He Man League

Fortunately Congress prevented a helium crisis that had me concerned about the balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The lineup for the parade won’t be announced until October 28 but I couldn’t wait to find out which new balloons will debut this … Continue reading

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Coming Up, Roses

Dozens of radio announcers around the country also do endorsement spots for YMT Vacations, each advertising a specific tour package to an interesting destination. If enough listeners sign up for the trip, the deejay and a guest get to go … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

This week, I’m recalling memories of Independence Day. On July 4, 2008, my friend Terry Morrow and I were chasing Paris Hilton around Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. Exactly one year later, he told me he had pancreatic cancer. Terry … Continue reading

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Watch Out for That Tree

One of the drummers was banging on a stop sign. Another percussed upon a kitchen sink as she marched past the camera. I had always heard that the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band was unusual but I got a … Continue reading

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Rose Piercing

The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade started poorly. A pre-recorded audio track began too soon. Some uncomfortable moments passed while they stopped and restarted the audio. I’m disappointed that comedian Chuck Nice didn’t mention the obvious glitch as he co-anchored HGTV’s … Continue reading

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Parade Zest

The third-floor stairwell of the parking garage in Gatlinburg is located in almost the perfect spot to serve as a broadcast booth for the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. As a fan of parades, the placement of the stairwell reminded me … Continue reading

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Macy’s Paradigm

One of my biggest pet peeves about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is when someone erroneously calls it the “Macy’s Day Parade.” It occasionally happens during a live telecast, which is somewhat understandable. However there is no excuse for NBC … Continue reading

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Dogwood You Believe?

The Dogwood Arts Festival Parade used to march up Church Avenue and turn right on Gay Street. Last night I looked there for the parade but found only a Megabus instead. The parade now takes Hill Avenue to Gay Street. … Continue reading

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St. Pat, Nick’s Day

185 Santas walk into a bar. The bartender says I can’t serve 185 Santas and the 185 Santas say… The joke could become a reality in Gatlinburg next week. ClausFest 2012 will bring hundreds of Santas to the Smoky Mountains … Continue reading

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Extreme Theme

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is in town. It’s been all over the news for the past month. I was stunned to see a Facebook post from someone who only heard about it for the first time yesterday. My wife and … Continue reading

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