Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday 8/31 Live Blog

So how did you spend your weekend? We did our best to fight the chill and leave August behind us. Mission accomplished.

We made our first tasty winner on a Mancino's Monday (check out their menu here), followed by our final winner of Brewers tickets for the 2009 season. They're still in it, baby!!! Only 12 games behind!!!

Stan Romanek is the author of Messages: The World's Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Story. After over two dozen alien encounters, Stan has collected videotape evidence, photos, and lab reports to back up his claims. He was kind enough to share his story with us this morning, with an anal probe tossed in at no extra charge.

What better way to wrap up the show than by chatting to uber-babe Amber Valletta? She stars alongside Gerard Bulter in the new movie Gamer, opening in theaters this Friday.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday 8/28 Live Blog

CBS has announced the cast for the new season of Survivor (located on the border of North Korea and South Korea -- how wacky!), and while there are no Wisconsin residents represented, we've already found our early favorite: 25-year-old Kelly, a hairstylist from Los Angeles. Kelly's likes include styling hair and being on reality shows...her dislikes include bug bites and being hit on by Jeff Probst. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!

Brian Leaf has taken the Twilight saga and made it into a vocabulary lesson for students who are fans of the series. Defining Twilight is the new book Brian stopped by to tell us about, and in our opinion quite stupendous, magnificent, phenomenal, and sensational.

Our Johnsonville Packer Preview got the juices flowing for Green Bay's visit to Arizona tonight to face Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals. Catch all the coverage starting at 7pm on K107.1.

Newspaper reporter J.T. Rushing helped us look back at the life and career of Senator Ted Kennedy. J.T. writes and blogs about the happenings in Congress for The Hill.

Master film-spooler Tony Meade made his regular Friday visit and gave us the 411 on what's new in theaters. Rob Zombie gets an early jump on trick-or-treating with Halloween II, or you can check out The Final Destination (and maybe Taking Woodstock if you happen to be in a selected city). Movie listings and showtimes always online at

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday 8/27 Live Blog

And finally...(drumroll please)...this, according to sources in the know, is your new B.A. Baracus in the upcoming movie version of The A-Team. UFC stud QUINTON "RAMPAGE" JACKSON has been tapped to fill the chains left behind by Mr. T. He joins the previously announced Liam Neeson as 'Hannibal' and Bradley Cooper as 'Face'. No word on 'Murdock' casting news, but we've got our Hollywood spies on the case.

Weekend Buzz gave us a nice tour of what's big in our area for the final weekend of August. The Family Discovery Gallery at The Paine is always a good choice or maybe the Brewers at Miller Park? Check out the K107.1 Community Calendar for a full listing.

Kelly Clarkson plays the Milwaukee Theater on October 23 and tickets go on sale this Saturday....but why not win 'em before you can buy 'em?!? Thanks to our friends at Texture Salon, we made K107.1 Facebook fan Terri K. the latest winner this morning.

Sara Cujak from Cujak's Wine Market stopped by to tell us about her all-new wine bar, now open for your sipping pleasure.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday 8/26 Live Blog

We're having trouble deciding which is more disturbing: Macauley Culkin having birthday number 29 today or Corky from Life Goes On turning 44. That isn't to say we wish them anything but the best, just lamenting the loss of innocence (theirs and ours) over lo these many years.

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Stone broke down his research into violent crime and what leads someone to having certain "evil" tendencies. His new book, The Anatomy of Evil, details over 600 case studies and is now available in stores or at

Dr. Jeffrey Junig from Fond du Lac Psychiatry stopped by to talk anti-depressants and the danger they can be to pregnant women and their unborn chill'uns. Find Dr. J open for business on Main Street in downtown FDL.

K107.1 Wedding Planner Sharon Naylor gave us tips on how to scale back that biiiiiiig wedding and have a smaller affair that's easier on your budget. Sharon is the author of over 30 books about wedding planning and can be found throwing rice online.

It was another Win 'em Before You Can Buy 'em winner of Kelly Clarkson tickets. Sign up to be a Facebook fan of K107.1 for your exclusive chance to win tickets tomorrow morning for her show at the Milwaukee Theater on October 23.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday 8/25 Live Blog

The Wizard of Oz made its national debut on this date in 1939, so we thought it only appropriate to get dressed up and celebrate the 70th anniversary (that photo was actually taken in the studio this morning) with our usual dose of whimsy. Click here for a really cool Oz website that features interactive games, video clips, trivia, and all sorts of munchkiny goodness.

Nick 'n Willy's New Release Tuesday finds Duplicity, Adventureland, and Sunshine Cleaning on the DVD racks today. Or, pick up new music from Colbie Caillat, Collective Soul, Queen Latifah (still?!), and Jet.

Another day, another set of Kelly Clarkson tickets. Congrats to our latest winner and a reminder that we'll have an exclusive chance to win just for one of our lucky Facebook fans later this week! Get signed up and win 'em before you can buy 'em, and check out the latest Kelly-approved looks at Texture Salon in downtown Fond du Lac.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday 8/24 Live Blog

Our big, huge, ginormous Kelly Clarkson Win 'Em Before You Can Buy 'Em ticket giveaway starts this morning, and gee-whiz are we excited! Whether you prefer your Kelly to be skinny or curvy or airbrushed, you'll want to click on for details, and listen every morning this week for your chance to win tickets to see Kelly at the Milwaukee Theater on October 23, presented by our friends at Texture Salon.

Author James McWilliams ruined our morning with his claim that eating steak in the year 2050 will be an activity reserved for only the rich and elite among us. His new book, Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, details how food production and consumption must change as the Earth's population approaches 10 billion over the next 40 years. Find James online and his book now in stores.

Susan Anderson joined us for another Medium Monday. Put Susan's psychic gifts to work in your life with a private reading or by attending an upcoming workshop. Susan and her daughter Christine are online here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday 8/21 Live Blog

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Just a bit of drama around the office this morning as Mary's computer took a dive, followed by the copier, printer, and studio computer. It looks like things are fixed for now, but should you see us out in a field somewhere this afternoon, don't be surprised.

Spike dropped in for our Johnsonville Packer Preview and got us set for the Buffalo Bills' visit to Lambeau tomorrow night. Pregame coverage starts at 5, kickoff at 7 right here on K107.1.

The 5th Annual Tom Halfman Memorial Laconia Golf Classic is fast approaching. Get signed up for a day of hacking your way around South Hills Country Club on September 19th. Call Enie at 920-872-2254 for details.

Tony Meade made his regular Friday visit with a sack full of new movies in theaters this weekend. Our pick (for the adults) is Inglourious Basterds, directed by the Big Q. For the family, Shorts is a good choice...or even Post Grad (starring Michael Keaton as the dad?!?). Click on for movie listings and showtimes.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday 8/20 Live Blog

In our continuing quest to cover every last angle of the Michael Jackson story, we present this image of "what might have been...." Seems MJ was in talks to pick up a regular gig in Las Vegas once his O2 shows wrapped up. As a way of alerting the masses that Jacko was in town, promoters were going to build a 50-foot robot in his likeness to stand guard over the strip. This is the artist's rendition of...well...a big metallic King of Pop.

Weekend Buzz moved us around the South Valley to find the fun in our last few unofficial weeks of summer. The Masterpieces of American Photography exhibit continues at The Paine, always a good choice, or find another event at the K107.1 Community Calendar at

Dr. Laura Carstensen chatted about how to achieve a lifetime of happiness, health, and financial security. Sounds pretty sweet, no? Pick up her latest book, A Long Bright Future, now in stores or at

K107.1 Relationship Guru Bob Buchicchio told us that separation from a partner can be a good thing, but only if you use the experience to learn and grow. Find more resources and Bob's new DVD counseling series at his website.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday 8/19 Live Blog ya think the folks at the NFL Shop knew something we didn't?!? Check out the vast selection of MinneFavre merchandise that was posted online a mere 20 minutes after he landed at Vikings camp. Stylish.

Dr. Feelgood made his monthly visit to talk insect bites, bee stings, ticks, and all the fun that comes with our multi-legged friends this time of year. We also had another dose of knowledge from Stuart Tomc of Nordic Naturals. Give your kids a brain boost with a few simple supplements, says 1-800-787-7208 for a FREE sample.

Actor, comedian, all-around good guy Michael Ian Black joined us to talk about his book, My Custom Van: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face, now available in paperback. You can also see Michael these days co-starring in the Comedy Central series Michael & Michael Have Issues.

Author Luis Rocha unveiled the sequel to NY Times best seller The Last Pope for us. The Holy Bullet mixes historical fact and modern-day conspiracy theories to tell the story of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. Find both books now in stores and keep up with Luis at his website.

We eased back into school mode with our final guest this morning, Dr. Roxanne Farwick Owens from the teacher education department at DePaul University. Find more tips and advice at

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday 8/17 Live Blog

Well, we're back after taking a well-deserved random day off yesterday. What did we miss? It seems the biggest story from the weekend is that when Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler fell off the stage and broke his arm, he also turned into an old lady. Check out this disturbing fan photo and decide for yourself...

Authors John Lloyd and John Mitchinson gave us a chuckle with their new book, If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People? Smart Quotes For Dumb Times. As the title suggests, you'll find hundreds of not-so-smart nuggets of wisdom for any situation.

Nick 'n Willy's New Release Tuesday finds Miley Cyrus (minus her shiny pole) in Hannah Montana: The Movie, along with The Simpsons Season 12, and The Last House on the Left on the DVD rack...or pick up new music from Third Eye Blind, Sister Hazel, Sean John, and Reba McIntyre.

Velva Jean Learns to Drive is the debut novel from Jennifer Niven, who stopped by to give us a look at the adventures of 10-year-old Velva Jean Hart. Named the Indie Next Pick for August 2009, the book is now in stores.

K107.1 Health & Beauty expert Jackie Silver introduced us to a bunch of "fab" new products from Hollywood makeup artist Dimitri James. Check out his website at, and find Jackie online right here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday 8/14 Live Blog

Waukesha native and original Guitar Hero Les Paul licked his final axe yesterday, passing at the age of 94. The statement from Slash: "Les Paul was a shining example of how full one's life can be; he was so vibrant and full of positive energy." We dedicate today's blog to his memory (sort of the very very very very very very very least we could do).

Ever think about what goes into making a "paw"-fect party for your dog? Neither have we. Regardless, doggie expert Kimberly Schlegel Whitman joined us with tail-wagging tips on throwing the bestest pooch party in the neighborhood. Her newest book, Dog Parties: Entertaining Your Party Animals, is now in stores.

Our buddy Spike stopped by for our very first Johnsonville Packer Preview of the season. The Packers host the Browns tomorrow night, coverage starts at 5pm on K107.1, and we'll have your chance to win $25 worth of Johnsonville brats before every game all season!

Tony Meade dropped in with a fistful of reviews for this week's new releases. Our pick for the weekend is either Peter Jackson's District 9 or The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Also in theaters, Bandslam and The Time Traveler's Wife. Movie listings and showtimes at

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday 8/13 Live Blog

Did anyone else wake up this morning with a hankerin' for corned beef? Mary claims she actually had a dream about swimming with Pierce Brosnan in a pool full of Guinness. It must be time for Milwaukee's Irish Fest 2009, kicking off today at the Summerfest grounds. Jane Anderson, the executive director of the Fest, gave us the highlights.

Weekend Buzz got us around to the other hot spots in the Valley this weekend, including more family fun at The Paine Art Center & Gardens. Check out a full listing at the K107.1 Community Calendar, online for your convenience at

The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac holds their 11th Annual Duck Race on Thursday, August 27 at the Fond du Lac YMCA. Good times and a good cause, with a bonus opportunity to do your best Ernie impersonation (bathtub not included).

Choice Bank hosts their 3rd Annual Block Party (pronounced par-TAY) this Saturday at their Witzel location in Oshkosh. How about a ton of free food, a chance to win Brewers tickets, and great rates on exclusive one-day only bank deals?!? You can even get an glimpse at Jon up close, broadcasting live and lookin' hunky!! The fun starts at 11am.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday 8/12 Live Blog

We rarely offer advice on what to watch on TV (mostly because of our insecure belief that a healthy person listens to the radio 24/7), but there is a can't miss guest on tonight's The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Micro-sculptor Willard Wigan will chat about his hobby and show off some of his creations, including the entire Obama family posed in the eye of a needle!! Check your local listings and prepare to say, "Wowee!"

Send your kids back to school with a brain boost! It's easy, says Stuart Tomc of Nordic Naturals. Solve poor grades and increase attention span with a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. If you missed the number for FREE samples, here you go: 1-800-787-7208.

Clarky Davis, aka The Debt Diva, joined us with tips to help us save money on those back-to-school necessities (theme show!). Find details and her Debt Diva blog online.

The author of Confessions of a Shopaholic is back with an enchanting new novel, Twenties Girl. Sophie Kinsella joined us with a glimpse at her tale of "...two young women--separated by time--who are both trying to set their lives right and find their way in the world." Fascinating.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday 8/11 Live Blog

Because YOU asked for it....may we proudly present 59-year-old Bruce Springsteen flexing his pecs. Not bad, Boss. ("ooh la la," says Mary) For an up-close glimpse, don't forget he brings the E Street Band to the Bradley Center on November 15.

A Nick 'n Willy's new release Tuesday finds 17 Again and I Love You, Man in stores today on DVD. In the music aisle, pick up new albums from Willie Nelson and George Strait.

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown stopped by to talk about her newest release, Smash Cut. Find Ms. Brown's thrilling tale of murder and mayhem in stores or online.

Alzheimer's disease is on the rise in the U.S. according to Dr. Gustavo Alva. Dr. Alva gave us a rundown of the latest facts from the Alzheimer's Association, including the disturbing news that by the year 2050, someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds (it's currently every 70 seconds). Click here for more resources and information.

K107.1 health & beauty expert Jackie Silver also made her monthly visit with tips on how to maintain that summer glow year round. Very nice.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday 8/10 Live Blog

National S'mores Day is upon us once again, and we celebrate with a very special recipe you can make indoors (or possibly on your engine block during your next traffic jam). Here are the details from Mary's kitchen, by way of Family Circle:


14 whole graham cracker boards, crushed (2-1/4 cups crumbs)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
3 eggs
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 jar (7.5 ounces) marshmallow cream (about 1-1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup mini chocolate kisses
3 whole graham cracker boards, broken up


1. Heat oven to 350° F.
2. Crust: Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and melted butter in a small bowl until the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Transfer the crumb mixture to a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; press crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan, pressing the crumbs evenly into the corners and along the sides of the pan. Refrigerate the crust until chilled and set.
3. Brownie: Combine the bittersweet chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe glass bowl or glass measuring cup. Heat chocolate mixture in a microwave oven on high until the chocolate and butter are melted, about 1 minute. Stir the chocolate mixture until smooth.
4. With a hand-held electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Reduce the speed to medium. While continuing to beat, gradually add the melted chocolate-butter mixture to the egg mixture; beat until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the side of the bowl occasionally.
5. Stir the flour and salt into the egg mixture. Then stir in the vanilla until smooth. Scrape the brownie mixture into the crust-lined baking pan; smooth the top level with a rubber spatula.
6. Bake in 350° F oven for 30 minutes or until the top is smooth and the center is set when gently pressed with fingertip.
7. Topping: While the brownie layer is baking, whisk together the marshmallow cream and the milk in a small bowl until the mixture is well blended and smooth.
8. Pour the marshmallow topping mixture over the brownie layer in the pan. Spread or tilt the pan to level the topping and cover the brownie layer completely.
9. Sprinkle the mini chocolate kisses evenly over the marshmallow topping. Then scatter the crumbled graham crackers all over the top.
10. Bake in 350° F oven for 3 minutes or until the chocolate kisses are glossy and the marshmallow topping is set. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

The Wisconsin State Fair continues following a weekend of soggy goodness. If the thunderstorms didn't keep you away, the 100 degree heat index might have. Nothing like trying to manipulate chocolate-covered-bacon-on-a-stick while drenched in rain and sweat. We've got more tickets to the fun now through Friday.

Dr. Cass Ingram arrived with tips on how to "flu-proof" your family this fall. Forget the shots says Dr. I, and focus on the miracle of wild oregano?!? Strange, but true. When's the last time you saw Chef Boyardee toss his cookies, hmm? Call 1-866-626-5888 and ask for James for your copy of The Miracle of Wild Oregano.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday 8/7 Live Blog

Webster's defines "carny" as: of or pertaining to corn; a hackneyed or stale reference. Now we're not exactly sure if that fits our image of a carny, but either way the excitement continues to build at a pair of carny hotspots in our area. Check out the fun at the Wisconsin State Fair, just getting started yesterday, or the final weekend of the Winnebago County Fair.

Professional bartender (?) Ray Foley stopped by to give us the rundown on how to make the most of our final month of summer, and the best way to liven up our Labor Day. Ray is the man behind Bartender Magazine, so you know he knows his way around an olive. Check out his new book, The Best Summer Drinks, now in stores.

The 5th annual Midwest Music Acoustic Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in Elkhart Lake. Shannon Brunet had all the details on another great line-up. Our favorite part of the festival is the fact that it's a FREE way to get out and shake your groove thang.

Maybe you've heard the job market ain't so hot these days? Enter career expert Dan Burns, author of The First 60 Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before it Even Begins. Dan gave us a leg up in the job search and tips on what not to do when you land that big interview.

Tony Meade was our final guest this morning talking new releases at your local cineplex. The pick here is to see Julie & Julia, starring the lovely Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. If you're into the non-cooking-heavy-artillery mood, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra is also in theaters, along with The Perfect Getaway.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday 8/6 Live Blog

Chocolate + Bacon = Crazy Delicious! Test the equation for yourself at the Wisconsin State Fair, kicking off today and running through the 16th.

Weekend Buzz gave us a heavy dose of what's big around the South Valley over the next few days. Check out the family fun at The Paine or the carny fun at the Winnebago County Fair. You can also click on the K107.1 Community Calendar for more activities.

Brian Carter made his weekly visit talking seafood, then K107.1 life coach Mary T. Browne stopped by to give us an injection of positive thinking. Using happy thoughts is the one and only way to defeat the negativity that surrounds us, so says Mary.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday 8/5 Live Blog

Celebrating the first humpday (tee-hee) in August as well as the brand new issue of Elle that just arrived in our mailbox. Jennifer Aniston says she doesn't mind being "the lonely girl." Please. Like Ross wouldn't still be with you if only you'd give him a chance?!?

The Winnebago Co. Fair continues today, and we've got your next chance to win an exclusive VIP package tomorrow morning. How does free parking, free admission, unlimited rides and free food sound? Thought so.

K107.1 Petspert Dr. Ann Sosalla stopped by to give us details on how you can make your pet a star! Oooooh, imagine the possibility that Jon's hamster could someday have his own sitcom!

Brian Mitchell is the co-author of The Psychology of Wine...Truth and Beauty by the Glass. Brian joined us via telephone from Australia to give us a look at why wine is the beverage that most reflects what it means to be human (just take his word for it). Find the book online at Amazon or in stores.

Our K107.1 political analyst, Dr. Sean Foreman, talked Obama's health care plan and how it affects you and your clan. Also, how did Bubba manage to rescue those reporters from the evil clutches of Kim Jong-Il? Dr. Foreman teaches at Barry University and has all the answers each week on his own radio show.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday 8/4 Live Blog

It's time for the Winnebago County Fair once again! Oh, the sweet memories of hanging out in the cattle barn at last year's fair...............

Make money off those big idea$ of yours! Louis Foreman is the author of The Independent Inventor's Handbook and takes you through the entire process, from idea to patent to product.

Nutrition expert Regina Ragone gave us a few early ideas for back-to-school lunches that both kids and parents will love. You too can save the day with Family Circle's latest issue, devoted entirely to tips, tricks, recipes and ideas for getting back into the swing of things this fall.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday 8/3 Live Blog

So....August? Already? As is our custom, we choose to celebrate a new month with a photo of a random celebrity in his/her bathing suit. This month, Jack Nicholson gets the honor. We can barely handle the truth.

Lynn Roethke from Club Olympia in Fond du Lac is our K107.1 Fitness Guru and made her monthly visit with encouraging news about the new guidelines for physical activity. According to those in the know, 2 1/2 hours of moderate cardio and two sessions of strength training are enough to help us maintain or build up those beach bods (somebody tell our buddy Jack how easy it is).

The AARP Retirement Survival Guide answers all the critical questions for those who need to know. Author Julie Jason has more tips online and her latest book is now in stores. Drop her an e-mail at

Kevin Miller from the Windhover Center in downtown Fond du Lac gave us a rundown on what's big for the month of August. After that, we looked at more BIG fun with the Winnebago Co. Fair kicking off tomorrow and the Wisconsin State Fair getting started on Thursday.