Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday 7/31 Live Blog

Day 5 of EAA Airventure and another chance to see Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and First Ofc. Jeff Skiles from US Airways 1549 (with non-stop service into the Hudson). They chatted yesterday at Airventure and showed why they are the most inpiring pilots since Ted Striker.

We had a bloody good time talking with Sara Rude about the Mt. Calvary Blood Drive happening this Tuesday. Check out or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE for more details.

Gwen Jimmere is the author of If It Walks Like a Duck...and Other Truths My Mother Taught Me. A delightful read now available in stores or at Gwen's website.

New in theaters today are Adam Sandler in Funny People and the luminous Ashley Tisdale in Aliens in the Attic. Tony Meade popped in to give us the rundown, and you'll find showtimes at

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday 7/30 Live Blog

Day 4 of EAA Airventure and quite a nice moment last night when Harrison Ford received the Freedom of Flight award. Let's hope that helps ol' Harry forget that his lovely fiance Calista Flockhart was sucked into the Airbus A380 turbine earlier in the day. Put on some pounds, girlfriend!

Weekend Buzz got us around the South Valley for big fun, including the Masterpieces of American Photography exhibit at The Paine Art Center. Click the community calendar at for more.

Brian Carter stopped by to tell us what's fresh at the Fond du Lac Seafood Company, and then K107.1 relationship expert Bob Buchicchio told us how to freshen up those failed ventures into finding love and rekindle the spark.

The majesty and wonder of the Wisconsin State Fair arrives next week. Don't forget to listen for your next chance to win tickets...or stop by Branson's BBQ on Peters Avenue in Fond du Lac to increase your odds.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday 7/29 Live Blog

Day 3 of EAA Airventure and among today's highlights is the dedication of the new Johnny Carson Exhibit. The King of Late Night was also an avid pilot and his vintage bird will be on display, along with a few other artifacts (please note Johnny himself will be unable to attend).

Author and chef Brian Yarvin stopped by to promote his latest work, The Too Many Tomatoes Cookbook. Makes a great gift for someone who has a bumper crop of 'maters this year, or maybe someone who is just a big fan of lycopene.

K107.1 wedding expert Sharon Naylor shared tips on how grooms can keep their gals from turning into Bridezillas. Find more advice and fun stuff from Sharon at her website.

Our final guests this morning were the stars of the new online series Dusty Peacock, Gary Valentine (cousin Danny in The King of Queens) and Melissa Peterman (Barbara Jean on Reba). The series is now playing at

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday 7/28 Live Blog

Day 2 of EAA Airventure and the celebrities are really coming out. Sir Richard Branson flying in on WhiteKnightTwo, Harrison Ford presenting a new crop of Young Eagles, and J-Lo eating a hot dog. Yummy!

It's a Nick 'n Willy's new release Tuesday, featuring the latest Fast & Furious, Dragonball: Evolution, and Miss March. As far as new music goes, don't bother...unless the new Ashley Tisdale album gets you excited.

NY Times bestselling author C. David Heymann chatted with us about his new book, Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story. Check out the scandal and the aftermath that brewed following JFK's assassination.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday 7/27 Live Blog

Day 1 of EAA Airventure 2009 brings Sir Richard Branson aboard WhiteKnightTwo. This is the best photo we could find of Sir Richard, and it really illustrates how big he has gotten since starting those hormone treatments. That's the actual, full-size WhiteKnightTwo he's holding.

In addition to the excitement of Airventure, the Green Bay Packers also return this week. Camp opens on Friday and we chatted with our pal Margaret Corrente about how you can grab a seat on the K107.1 motorcoach for the Packers-Bills preseason game on August 22.

Financial guru Robert Beadles was a self-made millionaire by the age of 26 and now passes his secrets to us in his new book, Here's What You Do: Your Economic Survival Guide. Find the book and more tips at Robert's website.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday 7/24 Live Blog

This can't be right, can it?!? The final weekend of July is upon us?!? Sad. Stunning. Seems like we were just polishing off the ol' lawn darts for our annual Memorial Day tournament.

Dick Knapinski is known far and wide as Mr. Airventure, and he took time out of his busy schedule to chat about this year's EAA event. Listen all next week for your chance to win tickets and be sure to keep your eye to the sky.

Host of the PBS series, A Place of Our Own, Elizabeth Sanchez joined us to talk about her new book, Watercooler: Behind the Scenes and Off the Record, the Untold Stories from Broadcasters. Loooong title aside, it's a good read and now in stores.

The Bachelor Guy helped us celebrate National Tequila Day (who knew?) and introduced us to the new Tabasco brand tequila. !Hotchi-motchi!

We wrapped things up by talking movies with Tony Meade. G-Force, The Ugly Truth and Orphan highlight the new releases...and you'll (as always) find a full listing of movies and showtimes at

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday 7/23 Live Blog

Jon & Mary once again reach for the stars and welcome one of our Hollywood pals to the show this morning...Demond Wilson! The former Lamont Sanford is author of a new book, Second Banana: The Bittersweet Memoirs of 'Sanford and Son.' Awesome.

UPDATE: Oops, seems Demond is under the weather this morning and will not join us after all. Hopefully tomorrow or next week. We'll keep you big dummies informed.

Weekend Buzz gets us off the couch for more fun at The Paine and around the South Valley. Click our Community Calendar at for more.

Dr. Zest made a triumphant return to the show, tearing himself away from sunny Florida for a few days. Dr. Z chatted about his book, Living A Stress Free Life, now available alongside a TON of free resources at his website.

What's the secret to squeezing in some last minute fun this summer? Tracy Gallagher from the Travel Channel gave us a few tips, including how to win a FREE family vacation from Hyatt Hotels.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday 7/22 Live Blog

Amaze your friends and bore your co-workers with this fun fact: 75 years ago today, John Dillinger was gunned down by federal agents as he exited the Biograph Theatre in Chicago. A sad ending, but at least he lived long enough to do all those Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Dr. Jeff Junig stopped by to talk mind/body connection in kids when it comes to the relationship shared by asthma and depression. Dr. J joins us once a month and can also be found online.

Just over 15 days until the magic and wonder that is the Wisconsin State Fair. Jen Puente from the fair's PR crew gave us a rundown on what's new this year, and a taste of those lovely cream puffs. K107.1 has your chance to win fair tickets now through August 7, including great seats to see The Wallflowers, Demi Lovato and Rick Springfield.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday 7/21 Live Blog

Best of luck, MCA. Get well soon.

NY Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich joined us to talk about her latest Stephanie Plum adventure, Finger Lickin' Fifteen. You'll find Janet (and Ms. Plum) online, and the new book now in stores.

Nick 'n Willy's new release Tuesday finds Watchmen in stores, as well as Coraline and Voltron Vol. 8 on DVD. Pick up new music from Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, and Brooke Hogan.

Peg Sausville shared her expertise on the ancient art of kissing. Good info for both men and women in Peg's e-book, The Truth About How To Kiss Women, now available at her website.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, author Michael Belfiore gave us a look at the events that led us to the moon and what needs to be done in order for our next visit to be a success.

And here is the link for all-new official Neil Diamond online store. Click and enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday 7/20 Live Blog

A 40th anniversary toast to Neil, Buzz, and Mike...this Tang's for you, fellas.

Prairie Fest returns to the UW-Fond du Lac this weekend. Check out loads of demonstrations, music, programs, and family fun on Saturday from 10 to 3.

Klaus Fromme stopped by to talk German Fest, also happening this weekend at the Summerfest Grounds on Milwaukee's lakefront. The sauerkraut-soaked fun begins on Thursday and wraps up Sunday.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday 7/17 Live Blog

BIG ups to our buddy SpongeBob Squarepants, celebrating 10 years at Bikini Bottom this weekend. Check out the The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash, a 50-hour (!) marathon starting tonight and airing all weekend on Nickelodeon.

Consider this your LAST reminder that you'll get to see Mary stage dive at the Fond du Lac Co. Fair tonight!!! We introduce The Guess Who at 8, followed by the dive heard 'round the world.

Author Mike Robbins returned to the show to talk about his new book, Be Yourself: Everyone Else Is Already Taken. Mike says the best way to transform your life is by being authentic and true to the guy or gal in the mirror.

O Magazine gives it "two thumbs up!" The new book from Gin Phillips, The Well and the Mine depicts life during the Great Depression. Gin joined us to talk about a time when community, family and hope were your most valuable assets.

Fond du Lac native Wendy Duffy stopped by the studio to give us a listen to her new album and let us know she'll be playing the Main Exchange tonight. After that, Tony Meade gave us a rundown on the week's biggest movies, which basically means the new Harry Potter flick. Find a listing of area live music and movie listings at

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday 7/16 Live Blog

Actress Minnie Driver pushes a seal in a wheelbarrow. Why? Isn't the better question "why not?!?"

Another full weekend of chills & thrills with our Weekend Buzz, including the K-Crew live at the Fond du Lac County Fair with The Guess Who tomorrow night!

The Shape Up Mom Kathryn Sansone joined us to talk National Ice Cream Month and the tasty treats being offered by Weight Watchers in your local freezer case. Yum!

Jon & Mary's Lifestyle Diva Jerusha Stewart shared ways to make your junk into someone else's treasure. The magic happens at your very own yard/garage/rummage sale!

Jackie Silver from Aging Backwards had a nice little economic stimulus idea -- an at-home spa! Oh, what fun! Find millions more money-saving beauty tips at Jackie's website. Here's a list of the products Jackie mentioned this morning (click the name to go to the website): Conair Moisturizing Mist Facial Sauna System, Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub, Olay Body Thermal Pedicure, Natural Calm Bath, Sacred Glo Lotion Candles.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday 7/15 Live Blog

Love him or hate him, you have to admit that George W. at least had a better arm than the noodle put on display by the new guy.

Author Catherine Galasso-Vigorito gave us a look at her latest book, God Will Do The Rest. Imagine living in joy and unlock the secrets to a life ablaze!

Dr. Feelgood stopped by to talk heatstroke and its warning signs, as well as the danger of too much sun exposure during these nice, summery days.

Alien Hand Syndrome is just one of many strange phenomena detailed in the book from Alan Bellows, a man who has made it his life's work to find all things wacky in our world. Find the book in stores and find Alan online at his very cool website.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday 7/14 Live Blog

The wizardry returns at midnight you know where your magic wand is?

The Fond du Lac County Fair is also quite magical and kicks off this afternoon with Family Night. Check out the K-Crew on stage introducing The Guess Who this Friday. Get there early to see our very special Tribute to Carnies.

Bruce and Andrea Leininger are the authors of Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot. The unbelievable story about their son James and their belief that he is actually reincarnated pilot James Huston is now in stores.

And here's that website we discussed for all of your Michael Jackson merchandise needs.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday 7/13 Live Blog

Freshly returned from a week's vacation...Mary spent the last 7 days catching up with family and friends, while Jon was off saving the cheerleader and saving the world. You're welcome.

Congrats to Andrew Josephs, our latest winner in the Attitude Sports Hot or Not? contest. Andrew wins a cool pair of Oakley shades after voting for Mary (who pulled off another convincing victory, 67-38) as the hottest of all co-hosts.

Susan Anderson stopped by and took your phone calls on another Medium Monday. Susan has a full list of upcoming events and details about private readings at her website.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday 7/3 Live Blog

July 4th weekend has arrived...and as dad always said, "if you got the same number of fingers after the Fourth as you did before it, consider yourself blessed."

Kevin Miller stopped by to fill us in on July events at the Windhover Center in downtown Fond du Lac, and then we ran down the listing of area fireworks this weekend (see yesterday's blog entry for details).

Local artist Jeff Kahlow told us the amazing story of meeting KISS at Summerfest last weekend. Jeff's the guy who makes all those cool hats for Walleye Weekend, and he put together some very special-edition Big Guy Hats for Gene and the boys.

Oshkosh's newest, and possibly smallest, small business is up and running as Team Lemonade has set up shop at Choice Bank. The four owners range in age from seven to ten and can be found at the Choice Bank location on Witzel.

We took a look at the "mature" version of patriotism put forth by Dr. David Gruder. Understanding the U.S. Constitution means more than just memorization, it takes a willingness to put those principles into practice on a daily basis, according to the Doc...especially on a holiday like July 4th.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday 7/2 Live Blog

So when do we start worrying about not having any celebrities left to entertain us? Or worse yet, the possibility that Pauly Shore is the last one standing?

Weekend Buzz took us around hot spots in the South Valley, including area fireworks displays: Appleton and Ripon on Friday; Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Neenah, Menasha on Saturday; Kimberly on Sunday. A chance to see fire in the sky THREE nights in a row?!? Truly an amazing age we live in.

Carol Clark, the VP of Corporate Social Responsibility at Anheuser-Busch, gave us tips on how to safely celebrate the 4th. Find more details online and a nice frosty Bud at your local watering hole.

Brian Carter stopped by to talk patriotic seafood. Mary T. Browne taught us that our thoughts are especially important around the holidays, and how best to channel those feelings of freedom and democracy.

Local boys & girls soccer coach, Greg Winkler from Fond du Lac High School, has written a book called Coaching a Season of Significance. Check out Greg's website, and a book signing tonight at JR's in downtown Fond du Lac.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday 7/1 Live Blog

The Reverend Al Sharpton welcomes the month of July and mourns Michael Jackson by grinding on a random girl last night at the Apollo Theater. Not sure if the Rev will be chosen to perform MJ's actual burial service this weekend, but he gets our vote.

Dr. Jill Taylor talked about her experience as a brain doctor who had a stroke. The irony of that happening, and her journey back to normalcy are detailed in My Stroke of Insight, now in stores.

As Lance Armstrong gets set for a return to Le Tour de France, author John Wilcockson chatted about his new book, Lance: The Making of the World's Greatest Champion.

Our K107.1 petspert, Dr. Ann Sosalla gave us tips on traveling with pets or the best ways to kennel them while you're off on vacation. Dr. Sean Foreman, our K107.1 political analyst, took a look at the growing "Luv Guv" scandal brewing in South Carolina.

We took a look at the "mature" version of patriotism put forth by Dr. David Gruder. Understanding the U.S. Constitution means more than just memorization, it takes a willingness to put those principles into practice on a daily basis, according to the Doc...especially on a holiday like July 4th.