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Posts from August 2013


I don't need clubs... just the cart!



Golf is not one of those things I have the pleasure of playing enough. Oh sure I play but not nearly to the amount that I would like or to the frequency that might actually help me see a noted improvement in my score. Sadly, despite having many different golf courses that are local to me, I have just not had the time this summer to play with any regularity.

But that hasn’t prevented me from enjoying one of the best parts of taking to the links: the joys of driving the Golf Cart! You see I just don’t fancy lugging all those gold clubs around in that heavy looking bag, and can’t afford to hire my own caddy, so I opt for the cart. Now we are giving away the mother of all golf carts (thanks to Tri-State Golf Carts). This beauty is “Froggy101 Yellow”, with pimped out graphics, a roll bar, chrome wheels and a sweet electric drive train… so it’s basically silent in its operation!

I might well be encouraged to join a local golf club if could I be allowed to drive around the course in one of these bad boys… but sadly I can’t and I don’t get to keep this one, but you can own it for yourself! Join us today (Sunday 8-25) in the parking lot of the Toyota Pavilion on Montage Mountain and look for me tooling around the lot prior to the Jason Aldean show and find out how!

We gotta unload this beauty before the end of the month, so… good luck!
I’ll be the jealous guy watching you leave the lot with it!
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Bugs that bug you most...
I’m reading this new study that states: mosquitoes love beer drinkers.

Is this really true because if so then my fiancé Erika is sneaking a bunch of beers down behind my back!
Researchers say just a single 12-ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the bugs.

Scientists also say a bunch of other factors – such blood type, metabolism, the amount of exercise you do, and the amount of carbon dioxide you emit – all have something to do with how much mosquitoes target you.

Furthermore the research said: They tend to attack people with larger frames and bigger bodies – which are also, sometimes, guys with serious beer bellies!

This was very perplexing since Erika doesn’t drink beer (she barely drinks at all), she is a size 3 and I can’t imagine that she emits a measurable amount of carbon dioxide! So why then is that on summer evenings she gets bitten like crazy and I sit there untouched?!

My house is home to swarms of wasps (which I am highly allergic to) and she is completely unbothered when she visits.  Why?!!

Question: What insect or animal causes you he most trouble?! Monday morning at 7:15 we’ll be looking for your stories of pestilence! Talk to you then!
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Me + Bus trip (could) = A Long Day!
Riding on a bus is something that I haven’t done, for any reason, for as long as I can remember. I rode the bus to school, on some family trips as a young man, and occasionally to New York (like 3 times total) but I cant tell you the last time that I boarded a bus for a trip that wasn’t work related and rode to any destination, and I really don’t remember any of those trips as being an “especially good memory”, if you catch my drift.

Busses are smelly and loud, cramped and usually dated looking, not to mention the passengers who use bus travel most are frightening at best, and at worst down right repellant.

Tomorrow (Friday) Erika and I will be taking the Big Apple Daily Special into the City That Never Sleeps and I will get the chance to experience  all that 2 ½ hour a bus trip can be once more. Here’s the cool part: come Monday you get the pleasure of hearing about my trip and the sordid details of my squeamish attitude while rolling to and from NYC!

Wish me luck (and patience) and join us Monday morning at 6:15 on the Wake Up Call to share your Bus Trip Tales with us! Talk to ya then!
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Me + Bus trip (could) = A Long Day!
Riding on a bus is something that I haven’t done, for any reason, for as long as I can remember. I rode the bus to school, on some family trips as a young man, and occasionally to New York (like 3 times total) but I cant tell you the last time that I boarded a bus for a trip that wasn’t work related and rode to any destination, and I really don’t remember any of those trips as being an “especially good memory”, if you catch my drift.

Busses are smelly and loud, cramped and usually dated looking, not to mention the passengers who use bus travel most are frightening at best, and at worst down right repellant.

Tomorrow (Friday) Erika and I will be taking the Big Apple Daily Special into the City That Never Sleeps and I will get the chance to experience  all that 2 ½ hour a bus trip can be once more. Here’s the cool part: come Monday you get the pleasure of hearing about my trip and the sordid details of my squeamish attitude while rolling to and from NYC!

Wish me luck (and patience) and join us Monday morning at 6:15 on the Wake Up Call to share your Bus Trip Tales with us! Talk to ya then!
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Saying goodbye... sort of.



Whenever someone gets a new job, whether it’s from a career change, finding a new place to earn a living, or (like in this case) an internal promotion within the same company, there is left some “collateral damage” so to speak… and that damage is me.

Don’t get me wrong I am more than elated that our own “Wake Up Call, News Guru” Joe Thomas will be the head honcho at The Sports Hub 102.3, NBC Sports Radio starting Monday! He has earned all the respect and authority that goes with a management spot because of his professionalism, dedication, commitment to the medium of radio, and his excellent work… but dammit, it’s hard to imagine him no longer being a part of our broadcast.
Yes, I’m being selfish by turning this around to talk about a co-workers great success being kinda sad, but I like working with the guy, and even though he'll be in the same office and 3 doors down from me, frankly I’ll miss him.

Joe was a fixture of the Froggy morning show for about fifteen years, virtually since its inception, and has always made it better just by being a part of it. He not only read the news but made it relatable with a smooth style and kind delivery that would’ve make Cronkite smile. He brought an asset to the morning drive slot that will be not soon forgotten, and I wish him amazing happiness and huge success as he enters his new post, but do it with much sadness for us as a crew because of the giant hole that will be left from his departure.

To you Mr. Joe Thomas I say: Congratulations; you’ve earned this! You will now not only work in the medium you love most, Sports Radio, but you will be the man at the helm of a new radio station, and I know how awesome that post is (having done it myself). Enjoy the work, the new hours that’ll give you more time with your beautiful family, and thank you for the years you gave to us… but know this, I will be in your office until you throw me out of it on a weekly (if not more frequent) basis!

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Saying goodbye... sort of.



Whenever someone gets a new job, whether it’s from a career change, finding a new place to earn a living, or (like in this case) an internal promotion within the same company, there is left some “collateral damage” so to speak… and that damage is me.

Don’t get me wrong I am more than elated that our own “Wake Up Call, News Guru” Joe Thomas will be the head honcho at The Sports Hub 102.3, NBC Sports Radio starting Monday! He has earned all the respect and authority that goes with a management spot because of his professionalism, dedication, commitment to the medium of radio, and his excellent work… but dammit, it’s hard to imagine him no longer being a part of our broadcast.
Yes, I’m being selfish by turning this around to talk about a co-workers great success being kinda sad, but I like working with the guy, and even though he'll be in the same office and 3 doors down from me, frankly I’ll miss him.

Joe was a fixture of the Froggy morning show for about fifteen years, virtually since its inception, and has always made it better just by being a part of it. He not only read the news but made it relatable with a smooth style and kind delivery that would’ve make Cronkite smile. He brought an asset to the morning drive slot that will be not soon forgotten, and I wish him amazing happiness and huge success as he enters his new post, but do it with much sadness for us as a crew because of the giant hole that will be left from his departure.

To you Mr. Joe Thomas I say: Congratulations; you’ve earned this! You will now not only work in the medium you love most, Sports Radio, but you will be the man at the helm of a new radio station, and I know how awesome that post is (having done it myself). Enjoy the work, the new hours that’ll give you more time with your beautiful family, and thank you for the years you gave to us… but know this, I will be in your office until you throw me out of it on a weekly (if not more frequent) basis!

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