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  • Oh, What a Night

    Posted by Lori Moore

    So I was calm, cool and collected at my own daughter's graduation a few days ago, but was blubbering last night at the Kalamazoo Central graduation.  Delayed reaction? Or just overwhelmed by the spectacle?

    It was very surreal to be at University Arena last night with the President of the United States in Kalamazoo, talking about Kalamazoo and inspiring the graduates.

    Congratulations to everyone who was responsible for winning the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge and to Western Michigan University's president and staff for putting on an event that will be remembered for years to come.

  • I'm Excited

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Besides running into President Nixon on the street in New York, I have never been "up close and personal" with a leader of the free world.  Congratulations to the students of Kalamazoo Central for earning the privilege of having President Barack Obama give their commencement address.

    WKZO will be there, and I will be too!  Be listening tomorrow morning to 590/96.5 WKZO for a recounting of the historic event.

  • Super Saturday Weekend

    Posted by Lori Moore

    This is NOT the weekend to head out of town.  Downtown Kalamazoo is the place for fun, fun, FUN through Sunday.  Today, head down to the Arcadia Creek Festival Site for Greek Festival taste treats and activities for the family.  There'll be 2 great concerts: Spin Doctors and Night Ranger.  The festival continues through the wee hours of Sunday morning.

    This evening check out the KIA Beer Garden and the Art Fair Preview in Bronson Park. In addition, there'll be an expanded Art Hop and Art on the Mall.

    Saturday, start the day with The Do Dah Parade, head to the Ladies' Library League for their Ice Cream Social and then hit Bronson Park for the KIA Art Fair.

    Recuperate Sunday afternoon by lounging in Bronson Park for the first of many great CONCERT IN THE PARK presentations.  This Sunday at 4:00 enjoy The Kalamazoo Singers.

    We can rest up Monday.  Oh yeah.  The President of the United States is coming!

  • Tiger Trauma

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Wow.  Who is having a worse day today: Tiger pitcher Armando Gallaraga who was robbed of his perfect game or the man responsible, umpire Jim Joyce?  I have to disagree with 590/96.5 WKZO listener Kathy who was sick of hearing Joyce say that he felt worse about it than anyone.  I think he DOES!  I know that miscalls are a part of the deal when you're an official, but if that happened to me I wouldn't be able to sleep.  I wouldn't be able to eat.  I would be afraid to show my face.  Wasn't it refreshing to hear him ADMIT the error?  I wonder if Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will get involved?

  • $ Saving Tip

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Do you feel like you go through printer ink like water?  Today on COMPUTER STUFF, Michael Nicholas offered a few ways to stretch your ink budget:

    Did you know which font uses the least amount of ink?  Century Gothic!  Who knew?

    Did you know that there's a website that POKES HOLES in your printing to save ink?

    Don't you hate it when you want to print just one thing and you end up printing pages and pages of useless stuff along with it?  Go to!

    Listen to COMPUTER STUFF every Wednesday from 8:50am-9:00 on 590/96-5 WKZO.

  • Oh, REAL Funny

    Posted by Lori Moore

    I wanted to do an Elvis and shoot a 357 Magnum through the television screen last night when a madcap Chicago reporter was making light of the invasion of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes.  Apparently, Chicago (you know, where they won't close the channel) chefs are planning ahead for ways to make this garbage fish palatable.

    You know what they're going to call it?  LOCKWOOD SHANGHAI BASS.  You heard me: LOCKWOOD SHANGHAI BASS.  They think that will look better on a menu than carp. "Perhaps you'd like to start with some delightful Zebra Mussels as an appetizer, Monsieur?"

    All the taste-testers were raving about its carpilicious flavor.  I don't CARE.  Keep your invasive species to yourselves.

  • Kids Say the Darndest Things

    Posted by Lori Moore

    This sounds terrible to say, but I was surprised to hear that Art Linkletter died...because I didn't know he was still alive.  But in my defense, he was 97!  As a firm believer that truth is "funnier" than fiction, I absolutely loved his "Kids Say the Darndest Things" schtick.  Anyone who has kids has his or her own has a list of "greatest hits": so sweet, so innocent, so HILARIOUS.  Waste your company's time today by going to youtube and checking out some of the old bits.  They stand the test of time.

    The concept also spawned many spin-offs:

  • I've Got It!

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Given the unfortunate pickle that The Duchess of York got herself into this week...and given the fact that BP is flummoxed as to how to stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico...

    Why not stuff Fergie in there?  I'm sure the queen would be all about it.  She'd even pay the plane fare.

  • The Most Hated Man in the World

    Posted by Lori Moore

    That's what Jesse James calls himself in a "Nightline" interview scheduled to air tonight on ABC.  He gets all teary eyed when talking about how he threw away his marriage to Sandra Bullock by cheating with tatooed skanks.  Are we supposed to have sympathy for him?  Are we supposed to gain understanding?  NO CAN DO, BUB. She has moved on.  She is divorcing him.  She adopted a baby from New Orleans. Go, girl, go!  Signed, "Team Sandra"

  • Over and Out

    Posted by Lori Moore

    It's the end for a number of long-running t.v. shows.  "Lost" wrapped up a 6 year run last night on ABC.  It appeared that the friends and survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 were reunited in death.  After two decades, NBC's "Law and Order" will air its final episode tonight.  The show, which ripped its topics from real headlines is tied with "Gunsmoke" as the longest running drama on television.  Kiefer Sutherland's Fox hit "24" is also kaput.  Fans have been promised an "unhappy" ending.

    The latest "Celebrity Apprentice" ended the season with a win for Bret Michaels who has endlessly been in the news for his health issues.  He was up and at 'em and on the "Today" show this morning in spite of having a stroke and a hole in his heart to add to his collection of ailments.

    This week, both "Dancing with the Stars" and "American Idol" will crown their winners for the season.

  • Eggzactly

    Posted by Lori Moore

    Congratulations to the "Chefs Against Hunger"!  Their efforts Thursday night helped Ministry with Community reach their goal of $20,000 to feed hungry people in Kalamazoo.  When you consider that they can put out a meal for only a DOLLAR, this amount is significant.  The evening was a rousing success, sous chef Richard Piet's inability to separate eggs notwithstanding.

    I hope to see you at KEY BLOOMS COUNTRY GARDENS Saturday.  Is anything more fun than picking out your flowers and pots for the summer?  NO!  I'll be broadcasting live from 11-1 during their open house celebration.

  • Do You Believe in Ghosts?

    Posted by Lori Moore

    The Southwest Michigan Paranormals are convening at the State Theatre this weekend for a 2-day conference.  Dan Holroyd of SMP says the venue is "way haunted".  They'll be discussing ways of recording paranormal activity during the event .  He tells WKZO listeners that they have a lot of evidence of ghost activity at The State.  Go to "podcasts" to hear the entire interview at

    Richard Piet will be guest sous chef at "Chefs Against Hunger" tonight at the Radisson.  It's a benefit for Ministry with Community. It's a great gimmick.  The competing chefs have to create a gourmet meal on-the-spot with ingredients on hand today at the food pantry.  You will be amazed at what they come up with.

    Thanks to all the 590/96.5 WKZO listeners who came out to see "Jekyll and Hyde:The Musical."  I hope you had a good time.