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  • Cast Your Vote Today

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Now that we're done with the primaries...you have another voting opportunity in the sliding section of wkzo.com.  The Potluck Pals are teaming up this year with The Kalamazoo Community Foundation for "Match Game 2010".  KCF will be matching the cookbook money we raise up to $55,000!  Select your favorite organization from amongst those who have endowment funds with the foundation.  We'll close the voting midnight August 20.  I'm so excited to be joining forces with this wonderful foundation which has been helping people in Kalamazoo for 85 years.

    Cast Your Vote by Clicking Here!

  • Gas & Groceries

    Posted by Lori Moore

    I hope to see everyone at today's GAS & GROCERIES event at Harding's Woodbridge location.  Guess how much the groceries in the cart are worth (without going over) and you win the groceries AND a $50 gas card from West Main Shell.  Play the game between 3:00 & 5:00.

  • Events to Look Forward To

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Coming Thursday morning, August 5th I'll be announcing an exciting collaboration for our holiday fundraiser "Match Game 2010".  Later in the day, we'll debut another round of "Gas and Groceries"!  Guess how much the Harding's Friendly Market groceries are worth.  Closest without going over wins the groceries...and gas, too!

  • See You Downtown!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    The Downtown Kalamazoo Sidewalk Sales are in full swing.  Shop til you drop through Saturday.  They've closed off the mall to make way for tents.  I'll be broadcasting during Richard's show today.  See you there!

  • Fascinated by Polls

    Posted by Lori Moore

    We have but two weeks until the primaries and some candidates have work to do.  According to a Detroit News poll, while 4% of people polled have never heard of Attorney General Mike Cox, 61% have never heard of State Senator, Tom George.

    Oh, and according to a 590/96.5 WKZO news story, people are clueless in regards to both Democratic candidates: House Speaker, Andy Dillon and Lansing Mayor, Virg Bernero.

    It takes a lot of money in the war chest to get the word out with advertising.  Might I suggest RADIO? Just don't ROBO-CALL me, or you're toast.

  • Coming Soon: August 3

    Posted by Lori Moore

    The primaries are just days away with some very heated races going on.  To help you make up your mind, Richard Piet and I are talking with the candidates from 6-10am and 10-11:45 between now and voting day.  If you missed anyone, check out our blogs @ wkzo.com.

  • Attention Potluck Pals

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Not trying to sound like "Christmas in July", but in the next few weeks we're going to be announcing the format for this year's A HOLIDAY DISH TO PASS.  Thanks to an exciting collaboration, we are taking this community fundraiser to a whole new level.

    I am totally pumped up!  And you will be, too.

  • Robo Calls

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Attention candidates: Here's the deal-

    If I get a "robo-call" from you, I am not voting for you.  I HATE robo-calls.  I DESPISE robo-calls.

    Yesterday I got 6....SIX!...calls from one candidate.  That's harassment.   Leave me alone!

    I am keeping a pad of paper next to my phone.  If you are running for any office and bother me with a pre-recorded message, you're through.

  • No Boundaries

    Posted by Lori Moore

    It's hard being a parent and trying to set limits on acceptable language when it's a free-for-all out there.  First we run a "Stop Smoking" commercial which uses the lovely term "SUCKS" in it.  And now, Huggies is running a t.v. commercial for their Little Movers with the tagline: "The coolest you'll look while pooping your pants."

    I almost pooped mine when I saw it.

    Good luck, parents!  My kid is 18.  By the time the ones wearing Huggies are 18, people will be dropping the "F BOMB" in front of their Grandmas.

  • Ape for Apps

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Since I'm new to this whole DROID thing, it's been an education learning about all the magic it can do.

    Last week, with the new driving and texting law going into effect, we heard from a number of listeners who suggested apps to help keep you "hands free" while driving. There is an app for hearing your texts and an app for transcribing your voice into text.

    Over the weekend I saw a fascinating item in the "Click and Clack" column for parents who want to prevent their kids from using their cell phones while driving. There are a number of apps that use the phone's GPS to determine when the phone is moving faster than walking speed and it will shut down all or some aspects of the phone.

    The names are: TXTBlocker, ZoomSafter, CellSafety, and iZup.

    What will they think of next?

  • Happy 4th!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    In honor of Independence Day, may I share a portion of the poem "The New Colossus"?  It was written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 and appears on The Statue of Liberty.

    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

    That is beautiful.

  • Viva Las Vegas!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Kalamazoo is a hotbed of talent and we have another singer to root for.  Last night Debra Romer, a 21 year old student and waitress from Kalamazoo sang "Angel" by Sarah McLaughlin on "America's Got Talent" in the Chicago round and was sent on to Las Vegas.

    Lovely girl.  Beautiful voice.  Sad story.  Debra told how her mother disappeared when she was 15 resulting in her being sent to foster care.  She's been on her own since the age of 17, the same age she learned to play the guitar.

    I hope Kalamazoo gets behind her like we did with Matt Giraud.  Go Debra!