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WIKY's Newsroom has expanded. Randy Wheeler has earned the most ellusive of all early morning broadcasting rewards - an alarm clock that goes off much later. Listen for Randy with WIKY News coverage throughout middays on WIKY, including the big News at Noon.
We welcome Mark Evans to Evansville (could that be why we hired him?) and to the WIKY Morning Show. Mark's a bit of a radio gypsy like Diane and me and came to the Tri-State by way of Birmingham, Alabama. We decided it might be a good idea to show him around and experience some of our favorite th
We opened our email this morning to find a note from Autumn, a young lady from Evansville. Here it is -
With the Christmas season upon us, the WIKY Morning Show introduces what we hope will become a new tradition in the Tri-state - Scared of Santa. The concept is simple - if you, like me, have had kids who became downright unhinged sitting on Santa's lap and you took a snapshot of, submit it. We'll post them on WIKY's Facebook page and here at wiky.com.
Here are some o
We have many "official" items and people associated with the WIKY Morning Show - Rick Kersting is the offical Retail Grocer/Thespian of the WIKY Morning Show, grits are the offical Ground Hominy Product of the WIKY Morning Show, and my '96 Ford Thunderbird is the luxury sports sedan by which all others are judged. Now, thanks to the many years of extorting breakfast from various charities and organizations, we present the WIKY Morning Show Breakfast Food Hall of Fame and our first inductee -
Mary's Hash Brown Casserole
The Baileys have a tradition with potato soup. There are only two recipes in the tradition, both discovered years apart, but both are connected to epic family events.
Just in time for Halloween, a tale of a brother-in-law and his dog. Mike Bender is not only my wife’s brother he’s also one of my closet friends. Mike has a Sprint store in Whiting, Indiana along Indianapolis Blvd about a mile from the Chicago city line. Recently buildings on either side of his store have been razed leaving only empty lots. Mike and Kim Mikulski and their two year old Rottweiler Brutus live in an apartment above the store. Brutus has enjoyed the empty lots but favored one over the other. One day a couple of weeks ago Brutus came
Today I, along with my veteran panel of judges Tracy Silver and Kathy Collins, hit 24 booths. Even with small samples, 24 of ‘em add up in a hurry. Consider this – you pile a pronto pup on top of a kangaroo sandwich, mix it with a deep-fried Twinkie and so on for a couple of dozen booths and you find out quick that it’s the combo that’ll kill you. Tough duty, I know. (And voluntary!)
Well, not everything on a stick. As we have for the past eight Fall Festivals, Diane and I hit the street with our panel of judges in search of classic, new, and bizarre food items. Our goal is to sample something from every food booth at the festival, this year numbering 135. My team includes veterans Tracy Silver and Kathy Collins along with Nut Clubbers Andy Elfreich (out of retirement as a taster!) and newcomer Jeff Alvey.
**We welcomed Tales and Scales for our Extortion Breakfast, brought to you by Old National Bank. The breakfast was superb and the entertainment first rate! Tales and Scales performs at every EVSC and Henderson County school along with many other venues around the region. Tales and Scales, in their 25th year, a unique blend of story, music, theatre, movement, and creativity and call it “musictelling.”
More info and their schedule can be found at
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**We welcomed Rick Davis, Democratic candidate for mayor of Evansville, live in studio this morning as our guest host. Among the issues Mr.