Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday 5/29 Live Blog

In the interest of fairness (and hotness), it's our duty to salute the lovely Blair as she celebrates birthday number 46. We gave Natalie a shout out (see May 20 blog), and now it's Blair's turn. If only Jo and Tootie could hurry up with their celebrations, we'd be all set. Mrs. Garrett, this also includes you.

Mother of three and creator of Summer Bridge Activities, Michele Van Leeuwen joined us to talk about the importance of keeping your student focused from one grade to the next. The latest series of workbooks are now available for grades K-6.

What's up at the Windhover Center for the Arts? Kevin Miller stopped by to fill us in. Check out the fun in downtown Fond du Lac all summer.

Dan Burns is the author of The First Sixty Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before it Begins. What are the top 5 myths to landing your next job? Dan has the details in his latest book, or online at

We wrapped up our Friday talking movies with Tony Meade. Check out Up in theaters tonight...or if balloons are too scary for you, try out Drag Me To Hell. Movie listings and showtimes always online at

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday 5/28 Live Blog

As TLC continues to ride the Jon & Kate tsunami...look for a spin-off or two this fall! Our favorite idea so far is Tom & Kate Plus Xenu. Love it.

Weekend Buzz and another tour of the South Valley's hotspots for May's last stand. Oshkosh's 1st annual Irish Fest is among the highlights. Find more cool stuff to do online at

Brian Carter stopped by to talk seafood. Click here find Brian online or call 517-TUNA.

Unlock Your Educational Potential with the help of Jeff and Brian Haig. Good for students of any age...find out what you need to know to succeed!

K107.1 Financial Guru Jan Picard stopped by to fill us in on the 10th Stupid Thing Smart People Do With Their Money. Jan is online and available by appointment to help all of us fatten our wallets, purses, and fannypacks.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday 5/27 Live Blog

Following that grueling one day back from our 3-day Memorial Day weekend, Mary is off on a 5-day weekend. Call it an involuntary vacation to the NYC, as she was last spotted in the clutches of a big, hairy, smelly dude.

To borrow a phrase from Huey Lewis, "The Power of Small is a curious thing." Why do the little things make all the difference? Authors Linda Kaplan Thayer and Robin Koval gave us the answer.

After Etan details the case of six-year old Etan Patz, who went missing 30 years ago this month. He was the first child to be featured on a milk carton, and author Lisa Cohen gave us a few other facts that had gone untold.

K107.1 Wedding Expert Sharon Naylor gave us the "FIVE Things You Need to Provide to Your Guests". These are the basic essentials that'll make your wedding & reception all it can be. Find Sharon, her books, and more resources online.

Founding member of .38 Special, Jeff Carlisi, is the author of JAM!: Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business. Find Jeff online and rock out with .38 Special at the Fond du Lac County Fair this July.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday 5/26 Live Blog

(drumroll please) ...and coming in dead last on our list of things we'd enjoy doing on a Tuesday morning in May...GOING TO WORK!! On the bright side, only 38 days until our next 3-day weekend.

Slim pickin's on a new release Tuesday...albums from Mandy Moore and Marilyn Manson are the highlights. Check out New In Town on DVD, or our personal favorite, Arrested Development: The Complete Series.

Health educator Stuart Tomc stopped by to chat about the growing trend of do-it-yourself healthcare. Huh? Like the time grandpa performed his own quadruple bypass? Not quite. Stuart has the answers and FREE samples of his product at 1-800-787-7208 or online at

The author behind Body of Lies, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, is back with a new novel that takes readers inside the Iranian nuclear program. The Increment is now in stores.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday 5/22 Live Blog

As enticing as that Mama's Family marathon may look from your couch this Memorial Day, do us a favor and take at least a minute to remember the reason you get to be a lazy slob for three days straight. Thank you.

Jeff Buonomo made time to visit this morning and told us about Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The fun runs through September 7. Go to the website for tickets or call 1-800-GO-TO-MSI.

Click on for details on how to score Timber Ratter tickets all summer...more Family Fun at the Ballpark with our friends at Fond du Lac Credit Union.

The 1st annual Oshkosh Irish Fest kicks off Friday, May 29th. The man behind the green-filled weekend, Matt Miller, stopped by to tell us about it. Food, music, fun...oh, and maybe a little Irish beer? Wethinks the answer is yes.

Tony Meade made another Friday visit to talk movies. Check out Terminator: Salvation or Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian this weekend. As always, movie listings and showtimes are online at

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday 5/21 Live Blog

A tense season finale last night on American Idol as pasty-white Skeletor narrowly edged out burnt-orange Skeletor to take the title. 'Twas a controversial vote, but 100 million fans can't be wrong.

Weekend Buzz took us around the South Valley on a 3-day bender. Click on our K107.1 Community Calendar for more activities and events.

Heidi Murkoff is back with What to Expect Before You're Expecting, the latest in her What to Expect series. Get those little guys swimming in the right direction with Heidi's help! Find all of her books and more resources at her website.

Seafood on the grill this weekend? Sounds like a plan. Brian Carter gave us a few ideas. After that, it was K107.1 relationship guru Bob Buchicchio with advice on co-parenting in a blended family. No real connection between those topics, except the fact that Bob and Brian are both really cool dudes to invite to your next jacuzzi party.

So why do people cheat? Jon & Kate...John it more than the lack of a physical connection? Therapist and author Sharon Rivkin revealed the real reason people cheat, both celebrities and regular folks like us.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday 5/20 Live Blog

Happy 43rd Natalie!! Maybe in honor of the big day, we can re-enact that one episode of Facts of Life where Jo jumped out of the cake and socked Blair in the face with a fistful of frosting. That was hot.

Dr. Feelgood made a housecall to get us set for the inevitable incidents & accidents involved with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

America's top college lifestyle expert Harlan Cohen talked technology as it relates to today's students and new grads. Harlan's book, The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College is considered a "must read" on campuses nationwide.

Featured in the new book Medal of Honor, retired U.S. Army colonel Jack Jacobs gave us a look at the portraits and stories included in the book. The book features a foreward from former President Bush (the first) and makes a great gift for the veteran in your life.

Whad'ya Know? It was The Sage of Wisconsin, Michael Feldman talking about his new book based on his Public Radio program, Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know? Find the book in stores and online at Michael's ultra-cool website.

Our final guest (phew!) was author and otherworldly communicator Lorna Byrne. Her number one bestselling book, Angels in My Hair, details her life among the winged warriors.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday 5/19 Live Blog

Fulfilling the prophecy set forth by the Old Testament scribes, "...and he shall come to earth covered in orange dust..." Cheeto Jesus made his first appearance yesterday in Dallas.

Keith Ferrazzi, CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, made another visit to chat about his latest book. Who's Got Your Back details a program designed to create success through building relationships.

K107.1 numerologist Tania Gabrielle took your calls and made her observations about what the future holds based on what the numbers say. Tania joins us the third Tuesday of every month and has more resources at her website.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday 5/18 Live Blog

It's a hap-hap-happy Victoria Day all across Canada today. For those of us stuck in the U.S. it's the day we mourn a future without Survivor Erinn, our TV girlfriend. So long E, you will be missed.

Dr. Jeffrey Brantley gave us a few minutes to talk about his new book, Five Good Minutes In Your Body. The book is a study in how to take that mindful journey towards self-appreciation. After all, if you don't love you...then who will?

Co-author of The Last Lecture, Jeffrey Zaslow talked about eleven ordinary women with an extraordinary bond. The Girls From Ames tells the story of their 40-year friendship and is now available in stores.

Our final guest was Wisconsin native Chad Lewis, the man behind the Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations. Chad is giving a free presentation on his work at the New Holstein Public Library this Tuesday evening at 7.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday 5/15 Live Blog

R.I.P. Izzie? Just how long do we have to wait before we get a second opinion on this? You toy with our emotions, ABC. Shame, shame, shame on you.

Coffee-adventurer (?) Anthony Carroll gave us tips on staying cool while revving up our mornings this summer. According to Anthony, ICE + STARBUCKS = FUN! Who knew?

A band called Seed planted themselves in our studio this morning to chat about their live gigs this weekend. Find Seed online or in your local birdfeeder.

Victor Alfieri stars alongside Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons, opening this weekend. Victor stopped by to give us a look at the film and some of his upcoming projects.

Our final Friday guest was Tony Meade with what's new at the cinema. Check out movie listings and showtimes at

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday 5/14 Live Blog

As if the increase in stamp prices weren't enough, postman Cliff Clavin now has to deal with a psycho ex-girlfriend. In filing for a restraining order yesterday, he claimed she was often prone to violence brought on by listening to "too much country music." Seriously. So Cliffy, what color is the sky in your world?

Financial expert David Bach made another visit to talk about ways to save during the summer. David's latest book, Fight For Your Money, features his 10 Fundamental Rules to fatten your wallet.

Brian Carter joined us to talk seafood choices for our weekend grilling, and Jessica Palm gave us an inside look at the BIG Festival of Spring this Saturday at The Paine.

K107.1 Lifestyle Diva Jerusha Stewart made her triumphant return to the show following a few months on the beach. Love or money? Do we have to make a choice in these economic times? Besides, aren't they just the same thing anyway?

Our final guest is the author of My Little Red Book, a guide for single fathers dealing with their daughters first steps into womanhood. Rachel Kauder Nalebuff has been featured in Salon, The New York Times, and now finally hits the big time with Jon & Mary.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday 5/13 Live Blog

HEEEY YOOOUUU GUYYYYYS!! The fine folks at Empire Magazine are celebrating their 20th anniversary by making Steven Spielberg the editor-in-chief of their next issue. Steve had the brilliant idea to reunite the cast of The Goonies, including Josh Brolin and Sean Astin. See videos and pictures of the event here.

Jorge Cruise (no relation to Suri) got us in shape without leaving the house thanks to his new book, Body At Home. Using a series of excercise that can be done at home with just a few basic items, Jorge calls this "a simple plan to drop 10 pounds in two weeks."

Fox Cityz Foxz team members Anya B. Hinds and Wring Leader were in studio to chat about their final bout of the season this weekend. For roller derby action at it's skilled, sweaty best...check the scene at The Players Choice in Appleton this Saturday at 6pm.

After a lifetime in the food industry, Hank Cardello has decided to pull back the curtain on why America's waistline grows while it's wallet continues to shrink. Stuffed details Hank's experience with Coca-Cola and General Mills and lays out a plan to get our country back on the right track.

Dr. Pepper Schwartz to talk sexual health as Women's Health Week continues. Communication is key, but if you need a little extra help you can also check out the fun at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday 5/12 Live Blog

Boy George was released from jail yesterday. He looks happy, but then wouldn't jail be like a trip to Disneyland for a guy like Boy? Either way, he's one of our we salute him right back and welcome him to the outside world.

BIG fun this morning as we celebrate Day 2 of American Craft Beer Week. Jake Leinenkugel stopped by to give us a taste of what's new at Leinie's and tips on how to get the most out of your brewski.

K107.1 Beauty Expert Jackie Silver says yes, it is possible to enjoy the sun without getting wrinkles! It may be too late to save George Hamilton, but you can find all the info on a wrinkle-free summer at Jackie's website.

The dreamy Lauri Loewenberg stopped by to help us interpret those disturbing dreams we've been having...especially the one where Mary dreams that Jon is a shirtless piano prodigy with the body of an 8-year-old. As always, Lauri interprets your dreams over the K-Lines on the second Tuesday of every month.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday 5/11 Live Blog

A reminder as we get started to be kind to those moms in your office or workplace today. Mother's Day was yesterday, and if the average mom is like Jon's mom...she's no doubt nursing a massive hangover this morning. So be nice. Be quiet. Offer to hold her hair while she pukes up those pop tarts.

NY Times bestselling author Wendy Leigh's latest book takes a look at the life of Patrick Swayze. Interviews with the actor's co-stars, family, and friends fill Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance, as he faces terminal cancer. The book hits stores tomorrow.

Another Medium Monday brought psychic medium Susan Anderson to the show. Susan took your calls, as she does the second Monday of every month.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday 5/8 Live Blog

In honor of M Weekend (unless you're Mary, then it's a 3-day M Weekend), we've decided to post a picture of the hottest mom in TV history. Dispute it if you like, but at least take time to recognize the beauty that is Maggie Seaver.

Dr. Cassandra Vieten's new book, Mindful Motherhood showed us how to stay sane during pregnancy and your child's first year. A perfect gift for moms-to-be on your M Day gift list.

Congratulations to our Charm Your Mom GRAND PRIZE winner (drumroll)...Terri Beck (applause)!! Terri's lovely daughter got her registered at for the prize package from Fox Diamond Center, Primary Paint, and Theo's! Thanks to all of our sponsors and to everyone who entered.

Tony Meade stopped by to fill us in on the adventures of young Kirk, young Spock, and the young Enterprise. Star Trek is this week's big release, or check out James Earl Jones narrating Earth.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday 5/7 Live Blog

Stunning news this morning as the U.S. Postal Service announced losses of $1.9 billion in the second quarter. They say the USPS may not make it through the end of the year! Looks like the time has come for Mr. McFeeley to ask King Friday for a bailout.

What's Your Self-Worth? Good question and the new good book from Dr. Cheryl Saban. Makes a great gift and a nice way to validate mom this Mother's Day.

Weekend Buzz got us around the South Valley for mom-related events, and Brian Carter talked about ways to pamper the old gal with seafood.

Our K107.1 Life Coach Mary T. Browne talked positive thoughts and motherhood. The best ways to stay sane for both parents and children are all a matter of your mindset.

Why do diets fail? Dr. Susan Roberts says it's because most diet plans force you to betray your natural instincts about food and eating. The Instinct Diet relies on your intuition to lose weight and keep it off. Find the book in stores and more info online at Dr. Roberts website.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday 5/6 Live Blog

Workin' off the Cinco de Hangover one bead of sweat at a time...

So what's up with those labels you see on your favorite cleaning products, from dishwasher soap to laundry detergent? Ever notice there are no chemical ingredients listed? Earthjustice attorney Keri Powell is trying to change that fact and force Mr. Clean to come clean, making our households greener and safer.

Health magazine editor Frances Largeman-Roth shared her expert advice on what to eat if you have a bun in the oven. Feed The Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide lists essential nutrients and foods to avoid. Find recipes and other ideas at Frances' website.

K107.1 Petspert, Dr. Ann Sosalla stopped by. For the best critter care (did Granny Clampett sneak in here?) anywhere, go to

Dr. Sean Foreman is our K107.1 Political Analyst and gave us a look at President Obama's first 100 days, Senator Specter flipping parties, and the government response to the swine flu. Dr. Foreman has a radio show of his own that streams online at

Food Network star Sandra Lee chatted about her new show, Sandra's Money Saving Meals. You'll also find her in a new magazine based on her current show, Semi-Homemade.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo 5/5 Live Blog

Leading off our blog this morning with a photo taken just moments ago right here in the studio...gracias, Jose.

Dr. Katherine Brooks guided us down the path to a first career, or even a new career. You Majored in What? gives real-life examples and resources from people who have made the switch, no matter their educational background.

UW-FdL art professor John Scotello stopped in to tell us about the 4th annual Art Momentum event happening this Friday evening. Doors at the UW Commons open at 5pm. As always, the event is free and open to the public.

What Would Audrey Do? Timeless Lessons for Living with Grace and Style is the latest book from Pamela Keogh. Even with her celebrity status, the life of Audrey Hepburn was filled with great examples for regular ol' common folk like us...and she was quite the little hottie back in the day too.

The Bachelor Guy, Eric Rogell helped us gear up for this afternoon/evening's Drinko de Mayo. Find tips and checklists for your party at

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday 5/4 Live Blog

Cue the violins. Looks like Jon will be eating ramen noodles for the next few weeks following another upset in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Mine That Bird?!? A 50-1 shot takes the win and Jon's $10 wager with it. What a shame.

K107.1 Fitness Pro Lynn Roethke stopped by for another weigh-in. The numbers weren't quite as good this time around, but what do you expect after a weekend full of grilling and mint juleps? Find Lynn online or stop in at Club Olympia to get your sweat on.

As Mother's Day approaches, we chatted with a pair of guests concerning the influence of the old gal in our lives. Dr. Wednesday Martin's book Stepmonster looks at why stepmothers think, feel, and act the way they do...for the good or the bad.

Our second mommy-related guest was author Gregory Lang. Greg has a pair of books that compliment each other while letting mom know she's da bomb. Why a Daughter Needs a Mom and Why a Son Needs a Mom make great gifts and are now in stores.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day 5/1 Live Blog

Hey, hey,'s May Day! About 20 years ago a young man named Jonny asked his ol' granny what May Day was. She said it was a day to work on your manners and be polite to everyone you saw. "MAY I have another cookie?" or "Grandfather, MAY I use the bathroom before you set off another bomb?" or "I'd like to help you paint the ceiling, if I MAY." See? It's all about a day to say "may." True story.

Sabish Middle School in the FDL is Go'n Green this Tuesday. Check out various green gifts in time for Mother's Day, or maybe get an early jump on Earth Day 2010. The fun goes from 3-4:40 in the Sabish parking lot.

Sean Conway, the host of Cultivating Life (now airing on WGN America - check local listings) gave us tips on making our backyards into secondary living spaces. His companion book is in stores and would make a great gift for your mama.

Time is of the essence to Charm Your Mom for Mother's Day. Details on our BIG prize package and your chance to get mom qualified are at

And finally, it just wouldn't be a Friday without a visit from Tony Meade. Tony bared his claws and chatted up two movies this week...X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Lots of blood in both offerings.