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Jan 24, 2011

Today I used the word "whopperjawed" on the air to refer to the signs at First Ave and Diamond.  A caller challenged my use of that word, telling me "You're not from around here, are you?". 

 
Jan 20, 2011

Found a great web site today looking for questions for the Afternoon Game Show.

www.jfk50.org

It's from the John F Kennedy Library.  They have digitized a lot of video, papers, speeches etc and have put them together in an interesting online exhibt.  I will enjoying slogging thru it later tonight.

 
Jan 13, 2011

Okay, I will admit it.  I have never watched "Jersey Shore" the program on MTV that is the current rage.  (The Corner Bar on the West Side even has a "Jersey Shore" night.)  But I am obsessed with "Snooki" - I think her real name is Nicole something or other.  She has really become a larger than life celebrity and I am really impressed how she let David Letterman make fun of her to promote her book.   I think it would be fun to have her on as a guest on the Afternoon Show.

 
Jan 4, 2011

Great to be back after a long holiday break.  Still wouldn't mind winning the Mega Millions and going on PERMANENT vacation, but that is not going to happen.

I posted a video here that has been floating around the web and Facebook all day.  I'm a little suspicious, but still it's very telling. 

 
Dec 2, 2010

This video came up today (there is a Star Trek exhibit coming to a museum in Louisville) and I thought everyone around here had seen this.  I worked at a station in Cincinnati in the 80's and this was for a promotion with Star Trek - The Next Generation.  They flew us out to Universal Studios and we met the entire cast of both shows.   (And FYI,  Shatner is a pain in the posterior.)  Diane Douglas saw this and now calls me Secret Squirel.  So enjoy - I now have my own You Tube channel (MarkElliottWIKY) and I think I can upload videos to it from my phon

 
Nov 24, 2010

I would really like to win something.  A Courier and Press Reader's Choice or Evansville Living "Best Of" is probably not attainable without me buying hundreds of newspapers and magazines.  But I found this contest from a TV show, and I would love to participate.

Here's the deal from the LIVE with Regis and Kelly website..

 
Nov 24, 2010
The night before Thanksgiving is the second biggest bar night of the year. It’s also the biggest pizza delivery night of the year. It’s all gearing up for the big get together tomorrow with friends and family.
 
I’d like to take a moment and give thanks to you for listening to and being a part of the WIKY Morning Show. We work hard at bringing you an easy to listen to and fun morning show every day of the year. Thanks so much for allowing us into your h
 
Nov 12, 2010

I'm a big Cher fan  have been for a long time.  She was on David Letterman Thursday night, and she KILLED!  Watch the video here...

http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

 
Nov 3, 2010

I hung around the newsroom last night helping with election coverage, and I know that many of you are SHOCKED!  Yes, I am a political junkie and enjoyed every minute.  After I got home, I started watching TV since the races in California and the West Coast were just getting decided, fell asleep in the recliner and woke up in a daze.  So if I'm a little slow or lethargic Wednesday afternoon, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

 
Oct 29, 2010

As I've said on the air this week, this is not one of my favorite holidays.  But I'm trying to get in the spirit.  Check out the video link on my page to see some pretty good Halloween pranks. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj1I1GH8ADw

 
Oct 26, 2010

Hope the storm didn't bring down any trees in your yard and you didn't lose power.  While all the experts say it was a powerful storm (what did DJB call it, a "land bomb" ) it didn't affect me much - I SLEPT THRU IT.

 
Oct 18, 2010

Monday I played "Suspicious Minds" - the new version from Viva Elvis.   This is the latest Cirque de Soleil show in Las Vegas.  Cirque de Soliel takes the music and adapts it for their performance, and then gets dancers, acrobats and all sorts of special effects.  They did it with The Beatles and it was a rousing success.  If you want more info about it, here's the link to their website:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/viva-elvis/default.aspx

 
Oct 18, 2010

The election is just two weeks away.  I'm very proud of being someone who has consistently voted over the years,  and yes I do brag about it.

 
Oct 14, 2010

First load of laundry in my new washing machine, I spend the evening washing, drying etc.  Go to fold and put away, and I end up with 13 mismatched socks.   How can, in one load, the dryer eat that many.  I know, I know, they are probably under the bed or on the bathroom floor, but it doens't bode well on my laundry sorting and doing future does it?

 
Oct 13, 2010

 So I come to the studio at 3pm ready for another great show, and here's what happens:

1) Our music computer is run with a touch screen, which has worked just fine ALL DARN DAY until I begin and it just shuts down.

2) We get a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Warrick County and I've got to get hold of Chad Sewich at 14 for an update.  He's not answering..

3) It's time to do the ATM game!!!!!!!

 
Oct 12, 2010

So what would you like to see on the new WIKY web page?   We're working on contests, more content and reasons to come back every day... but we want all your suggestions.  Send them to mark@wiky.com.

 
Oct 12, 2010

I went to my sister's wedding this weekend.  I had a really good time, but there is a rumor that a video of me dancing the Macarena is now somewhere on You Tube.   Great!

 
Oct 6, 2010

WIKY and our digital partners at South Central Media have been working for a long time to develop this new and hopefully easier to use web page for WIKY.  Take some time and explore it, check out the menu items, and let me know if you see anything that doesn't work.  Email me at mark@wiky.com. 

This is my new blog posts.  I'll try (and I do mean try) to post something about the show every day.  Got an idea?  Please send it to me at mark@wiky.com.  See you on the radio.