Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday 9/30 Live Blog

Bad news AC/DC fans, the boys have postponed their October 14 Milwaukee show due to lead singer Brian Johnson's "undisclosed" illness. On the other hand, they just announced today that November 10 is the release date for their limited edition box set Backtracks. It includes every AC/DC song ever and a working amp?!? Get it for the low low price of $199. (apologies that we used a pedestrian slash between the "AC" and the "DC"...the lightning bolt on our keyboard is not working...)

Mercy Medical Center and Affinity Health System host a Community FREE Day today at The Paine Art Center and Gardens. Enjoy the Masterpieces of American Photography exhibit, the Family Discovery Gallery, and all The Paine has to offer for a simple non-perishable food donation.

Would you believe spanking your child could give them a lower IQ? Dr. Jeff Junig gave us the facts that lead from a spank to a dunce cap. Find the doc in downtown Fond du Lac or online at

Yvette Nicole Brown from NBC's Community joined us to talk about the new show and her sterling career to this point. Get more Yvette at her website and catch Community Thursday nights at 8:30 on NBC.

Our final guest told us What French Women Know. Author Debra Ollivier grew up in the States, married a Frenchman, moved to France, and discovered a whole new world. Her book is now in stores.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday 9/29 Live Blog

Okay, so all day yesterday Jon made a really BIIIIIIIIIIG deal out of how his Detroit Lions finally won, and that "the road the Super Bowl starts with a single step...blah blah blah..." In all the excitement, there was nary a mention of the Lions HUUUUUUUUGE victory on our blog. For shame. It was such an event, even Tom Cruise was climbing the railing at Ford Field (that's him right in the center of the picture...he's in the D filming a movie or something).

Maranda from Snap Fitness stopped by to make our final two winners for Snap's Anniversa-FREE celebration. Congrats to Abbey and Tim, who each scored a 3-month membership.

Our Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds Monsters vs. Aliens on DVD today, along with a few other forgettable selections. Mariah Carey's new album also hits stores and is available a full digital download for only $5.99 at Amazon.

Former head speechwriter for President Bush Matt Latimer joined us to talk juicy details in his new book, Speech-Less. Get the scoop on how a Jessica Simpson controversy caused a daylong discussion within the Oval Office and what exactly was the "Barbara Bush Rule"?

K107.1 Beauty Expert Jackie Silver gave us tips on fighting the gray! We assumed she meant hair, but it's possible she just isn't a fan of dingy socks. More "aging backwards" tips are available at Jackie's website.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday 9/28 Live Blog

The National Weather Service has issued a Comb Over Advisory for our listening area in effect until 7pm. Wind gusts reaching 45mph will make this a tough day for even the heartiest of head swirls. Be advised to seek shelter IMMEDIATELY should conditions worsen and keep it on K107.1 for hourly updates.

Spike stopped by to recap Green Bay's 36-17 win over the Rams. Catch the Johnsonville Packer Postgame Report following every game this season and get set for a visit to Favreville a week from tonight as the Pack invades Minnesota on K107.1.

Psychic medium Susan Anderson joined us for another Medium Monday. Always a delight, Susan took your calls and used her gifts to see what the future holds. If you weren't able to get through, or would like to set up a one-on-one session, visit Susan online.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday 9/25 Live Blog

The final Friday of September. How depressing is that? The only good thing about it (at least here at K107.1) is the fact that it also happens to be "Hawaiian Shirt Day." 'Ae Nani!

Finally a cookbook for the less fancy among us! Chef Nick Sandler chatted about his latest cookbook, Branded: 85 Recipes for the World's Favorite Food Brands. Have a jar of Skippy, a bottle of Heinz, a box of Cornflakes? He's got a recipe for it!

We strapped on our cups for the Johnsonville Packer Preview, getting set for the Pack's visit to St. Louis this Sunday. Catch all the action, pre- to post-game starting at 10am on K107.1.

Dr. Irene Levine joined us to discuss an often ignored part of our relationships, the best friend breakup. Her book goes into more detail on how & why breakups happen, and how to get over getting dumped by a pal. Best Friends Forever is now in stores.

Pal 'o ours Tony Meade stopped in to talk movies. Bruce Willis saves the world again in Surrogates (our pick of the week), Debbie Allen is back in the Fame remake, and Dennis Quaid fights off aliens in Pandorum. Click on for movie listings and showtimes.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday 9/24 Live Blog

If you missed the news, Dancing With The Stars returned to the airwaves earlier this week. We still can't really get into that show, although the new "clothing optional" rule certainly does make it more interesting.

Our final Weekend Buzz for the month of September got us out to the final homestand for your Milwaukee Brewers, the annual Dragonboat Races in Oshkosh, Oktoberfest in Appleton, and soooooo much more. Click the K107.1 Community Calendar for details.

Dr. Paul Myers from Children's Hospital - Fox Valley joined us to talk neonatal care in CHFV's innovative Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Find resources and more information at their website.

What's the difference between a prank and a punk? It's all in the least according to Jason, the Master of Yuk-Yuks at Get all the essentials for spooking the kids on Halloween and grossing out Grandma on Thanksgiving in one convenient location.

Don't forget Kilroy is back in da hauz this weekend!! Check out Oshkosh's favorite sons at the Reptile Palace on Saturday night.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday 9/23 Live Blog

Is there anything more satisfying than a lovely autumn morn? It sounds crazy, but Jon has completely changed his outlook on our current season...perhaps due to the fact that we just learned that Katy Perry is looking for a new "wardrobe adjuster dude" and his application made the final cut! Stay tuned.

Dr. Feelgood joined us to talk H1N1 and the steps you need to take to help stem the spread. Like Elmo says, cough into your elbow!

How did a broke, unemployed, single mom find the secret to a fulfilling life? NY Times bestselling author Peggy McColl tells us how she did it in her new book, The Won Thing. Peggy's 3-step plan to happiness is now in stores.

The Secretary of Homeland Security under the Bush Administration, Tom Ridge stopped by to talk failures and successes in the war on terror. His new book, The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege and How We Can Be Safe Again, details his concerns with our overall preparedness moving forward.

K107.1 Wedding Expert Sharon Naylor ran through the latest trends in special dances at your reception. Moving beyond the traditional daddy-daughter and bridal party dances, what else are new couples looking for? Sharon and her vast collection of books, videos, blogging, and more are online.

Our final guest on a busy morning was Dr. Susan Albers, author of 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food. A bad day emotionally need not lead to a day of drowning your sorrows in calories, so sayeth the good doctor.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday 9/22 Live Blog

On the heels of yesterday's final full day of summer, the autumn onslaught begins today at exactly 4:18pm CDT. Still a few hours to get into your hammock, your kiddie pool, your birthday suit. Enjoy.

Maranda from Snap Fitness stopped by to make our latest winner of a 3-month membership as part of Snap's Anniversa-FREE during the month of September. Go to and get signed up to be our next winner on Tuesday the 29th.

The man who made us thin is back to make us sleep. Dr. Paul McKenna, author of I Can Make You Thin, has a new book now in stores called I Can Make You Sleep. The doc claims this book can help anyone from heavy to light sleepers. It even comes with a 25-minute CD to help in the sleepy-time process.

In stores today is the new book from Steve Hodel, Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, and the Futher Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel. A former detective with the LAPD, Steve discovered it was his own father that was behind unsolved murders from Chicago to Los Angeles to the Philippines.

And finally, today is another Blockbuster New Release Tuesday. Pick up Observe & Report or Ghosts of Girlfriends Past on DVD at your local Blockbuster, and while you're there, pre-order your copy of Transformers 2 and get 4 free rentals.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday 9/21 Live Blog

And so, it has come to this. The final day of summer. What did we do to deserve this?!?

Inspiring and entertaining as always, our pal Dr. Zest was in da house for some major quality time this morning. You'll find loads of resources, books, and wisdom at Dr. Z's online office.

Dr. Kyle Pruett helps to bridge the gap between parents who disagree on how to raise their kids. He stopped by to tell us about his latest book, Partnership Parenting, now in stores.

We wrapped the show on a somber note with our Johnsonville Packer Postgame Report. No need to re-hash all the gory details here, we choose to look ahead to the Packers next game this Sunday at St. Louis. Coverage starts at 10am on K107.1.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday 9/18 Live Blog

Shana Tova! A good and prosperous Rosh Hashanah to you and yours...

Dialect coach Amy Stoller got us ready for tomorrow's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Surprisingly, it involves so much more than just, "aaaaaaargh, matey!" Get more tips at Amy's website.

Our Johnsonville Packer Preview made another lucky listener $25 richer (payable in brats), and gave us an inside look at the Pack vs. the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend. Catch all the action starting Sunday at 10am on K107.1.

Tony "Movieman" Meade stopped in with an armload of reviews for this week's new releases. The Informant! starring Matt Damon is our pick, narrowly beating out Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Megan Fox eats boys in Jennifer's Body and Jennifer Aniston eats non-boys in Love Happens. Click on for movie listings and showtimes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday 9/17 Live Blog

Hollywood continues to hold its breath until autumn arrives as the Summer of Death Tour '09 continues. Passing away yesterday were Mary Travers from folk-trio Peter, Paul, & Mary at 72 and actor Henry Gibson at 73. Henry was best known for his work on Laugh-In and as the "head Nazi" in The Blues Brothers. If only he had been feeling well enough to reprise his role and get scalped in Inglourious Basterds. Would have been a nice way to go.

Weekend Buzz took us on yet another tour of whazzup around the South Valley over the next few days. Ripon's Septemberfest is back, as is an early Oktoberfest in Plymouth. Surf over to and find more events on the K107.1 Community Calendar.

Did you know September is Menopause Awareness Month? Don't worry, neither did we. Fortunately, authors Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz stopped by to tell us all about their latest work, The Menopause Book. That was a close one.

Catherine Cassidy with Taste of Home magazine had our mouths watering with details from the new The Taste of Home: Cooks Who Care Cookbook. Find 21 heartwarming stories and nearly 1400 recipes alongside over 1300 color photos! The book is now in stores.

K107.1 Relationship Guru Bob Buchicchio told us how to deal with your partner/friend/co-host's annoying habits. Find more advice from Bob, as well as his books and new DVD series, at his website.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday 9/16 Live Blog

As of this morning, there are exactly 100 shopping days 'til Christmas. If the holidays are such a festive time of year, then why is the previous sentence so disturbing?

Author Robert Edsel shared an amazing untold story from World War II. His latest book, The Monuments Men, details the unsung Allied heroes who risked everything to save the nearly five million historical and cultural artifacts that were plundered by the Nazis across Europe. The book is now in stores, and a foundation has been set up that is dedicated to the preservation of art.

Music Around the World returns to the Children's Museum in Fond du Lac this fall. Sign up is now underway for this fun program aimed at music-loving kids ages 3-9.

Dan Brown made waves with the Catholic Church in The Da Vinci Code...his new novel, The Lost Symbol, takes on the Freemasons. Who are they and what are they hiding? Freemasons for Dummies is the latest in the ...For Dummies series, and helps to answer at least a few of those questions. Author Christopher Hodapp gave us an inside look.

Leading social media authority Julien Smith is the co-author of Trust Agents. How does the average consumer view advertising and media hype? What are the most trustworthy avenues to sell your product? Find details online at Julien's website.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday 9/15 Live Blog

Patrick Swayze passes at the age of 57, and we've seen nothing but highlights from Ghost, Road House, and Dirty Dancing. You can have all those (and everything else he ever did in his career, for that matter), just give us the Chippendale skit alongside Chris Farley on SNL. That's how WE choose to remember the man.

Maranda stopped by to make our next winner as part of Snap Fitness' Anniversa-FREE celebration. Congrats to Michelle from the FDL, our latest winner of a 3-month membership. Go to to get signed up.

It's a true story...based on a tattle tale. The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald became a NY Times bestseller, and is now a movie starring Matt Damon opening in theaters this Friday. Kurt gave us the lowdown on the amazing story and the process of having his work translated to the silver screen.

K107.1 Debt Diva Clarky Davis joined us with tips on staying frugal with our medical care. Find that info and more, including free downloads, at Clarky's website.

Katie Lee Joel (Billy's soon-to-be-ex) called in to announce the 5 finalists of the Chex Party Mix Recipe Contest. Cast your vote and get all the unusual recipes here, and send your condolences to Billy here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday 9/14 Live Blog

Faith Hill unveiled her new boots during the new open for last night's Sunday Night Football on NBC. They're a perfect combination of sassy and seductive, with just a certain something that says, "let's go fly fishing!"

Lynn Roethke from Club Olympia stopped by the studio to give us that extra boost towards maintaining our fitness goals. In our case, the "boost" required an industrial-sized hydraulic lift. Sign up for classes or individualized training sessions with our K107.1 Fitness Guru online.

Spare tire? Love handles? Boiler? By any name, a flabby belly is a drag...but help is here. Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades are the authors of The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle: The Simple Plan to Flatten Your Belly Fast! Find out more and buy the book at

Spike broke down the Packers' 21-15 win over Da Bears in our Johnsonville Packer Postgame. The 1-0 Pack host the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday on K107.1. Coverage gets underway at 10am.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday 9/11 Live Blog

If you've got that "pent up emotion" feeling like most of us today, consider channeling your energy into helping someone around you. Click here for details on today's National Day of Service.

This morning's Johnsonville Packer Preview got us set for the real football season, starting this Sunday as the Bears invade Lambeau. Get all the coverage from pre- to post-game starting Sunday evening at 5 (kickoff at 7:20) on K107.1.

Our main man 50 Cent has written a new book about how to succeed in business and life?!? True enough, Fitty has collaborated with Robert Greene to write The 50th Law, a follow-up to Robert's The 48 Laws of Power. He joined us to talk about what he learned from Mr. Cent, and what we have to gain from his advice. The book is now in stores.

Tony Meade popped in to talk movies. In addition to 9, which opened on Wednesday, Sorority Row, Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and Whiteout are new in theaters this weekend. Our official recommendation: go rent a DVD...but if you must leave the house, click on movie listings and showtimes at

And, your official reminder that Sunday is Grandparent's Day!!!! Don't forget Grandma, because you know she would never forget you...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday 9/10 Live Blog

So now it's the day after 9/9/09 and we're feeling a little let down that the world didn't come to an end. Foolish might be a better description. In fact, Mary was so certain of her demise that she ran out and got a new tattoo. Ouch.

Another dose of Weekend Buzz for the first full 'unofficial' weekend of autumn. Jeanne Wagner from The Paine gave us a rundown on family activities happening on Saturday, find that and a full list of what else is going on with the K107.1 Community Calendar at

Joseph Cardillo talked about his new book, Can I Have Your Attention? What are the best ways to stay focused, think on your feet, and improve your concentration? Joseph uses both time-tested and cutting-edge techniques to help you on your journey. Find the book in stores and online.

On the eve of the 8th anniversary of 9/11, author John Farmer talked about how the American people were misled about the official government response to the attacks. His latest book, The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11, follows up his work as senior counsel on the 9/11 Commission.

Natalie Caine gave us a look at Empty Nest Syndrome and how to start your own local support group with area parents feeling the sting of sending kids off to college. Details and Natalie's e-newsletter are at her website.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday 9/9 Live Blog

How does one go about recognizing the significance of a day like 9/9/09? They tell us this will be the last time the same three single numbers will appear consecutively on our calendar until January 1, 2101. We shan't be around to see that. Hmm. For some reason it makes you feel sad, doesn't it? You're forced to face your own mortality in a way. Take no moment for granted. Tell your family you love them. Oh, and don't forget to pick up this month's Marie Claire to see Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page smooching it up for the camera.

Rick Collins put us through the Alpha Male Challenge, a 10-week plan designed to burn fat, gain muscle, and build true "alpha attitude." We took the shorter 5-minute course, with minimal results. Get your alpha roll on and find the book at Rick's website.

Just when we thought we'd finally find out what a lighthouse eats to stay so slim & trim, authors Becky Sue Epstein and Ed Jackson told us their book was actually full of regular ol' people food. The American Lighthouse Cookbook features stories and recipes from America's shorelines, including a few in our area.

Vote for Pedro! Actor Efren Ramirez joined us to talk about his role as "Venus" in Crank 2: High Voltage, released on DVD yesterday. Efren has also appeared in Nacho Libre and Gamer...but is best known for his role in Napoleon Dynamite. Keep up with the latest Efren news at his website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday 9/8 Live Blog

We spent our 3-day weekend getting to know the neighbors.

And what better way to return from the holiday than by chatting with Angel from Snap Fitness, celebrating their 2nd Anniversa-FREE all this month. Click on for your chance to win a 3-month membership at the Snap.

Our pal Kevin Miller from the Windhover Center for the Arts stopped by to let us know what's big at the Windhover this month. And yes, when we say big, we mean BIG.

How does a meal made with homestyle flavor from stove to table in 30 minutes or less sound? How about 220 of those meals? It's a miracle we tells ya! A miracle found within the pages of Fast-Fix Meals. Brenda Smith from Gooseberry Patch joined us to run through the delights of everything from casseroles to soup to steaks.

K107.1 Numerologist Tania Gabrielle crunched the reasons why President Obama has had such a tough summer, and how numbers played a part in the discovery of Jayce Lee Dugard 18 years after her kidnapping. Find Tania and sign up for her free Numerology Newsletter online.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday 9/4 Live Blog

Nearly 70 days after his death, Michael Jackson was laid to rest yesterday. Without going all Gil Grissom on you and commenting on what a body smells like after 70 days of decomposition, we will mention how tacky it was that Michael's dad Joe asked everyone to "pull my finger." Not cool.

Can the right diet prevent prostate cancer? Margaret Rayman joined us to answer that question and talk about her new book, Healthy Eating: The Prostate Care Cookbook. The book is now in stores (and by the way, the answer is "not totally, but it definitely helps").

Lisa Marshall from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism gave us our first fall color report of the season (depressing, we know). Get signed up for weekly updates at the Travel Wisconsin website.

Movies are the topic when Tony Meade makes his weekly visit. Tony gave us his views and reviews on Gamer, Extract (the Jon & Mary pick of the week), and All About Steve. Movie listings and showtimes for the long weekend are online at

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday 9/3 Live Blog

Following yesterday's blog post featuring a topless Regis (scroll down for the goodness), we had overwhelming demand from the male half of our listening audience to find a photo of Kelly Ripa dressed in a similar manner. A Google search turned up nothing, as did a search for topless Kathie Lee pics (thank the Lord). And so, we're left with Rihanna posing in this month's Italian Vogue. I guess we can live with our third choice, although she's not nearly as stacked as ol' Reege.

Weekend Buzz took us around the South Valley for big events over Labor Day weekend. It's another great chance to check out the fun at The Paine, or whatever else tickles your fancy. Click on the K107.1 Community Calendar for a full listing.

Our Johnsonville Packer Preview got us set for the Packers final preseason game at Tennessee tonight. We preview every game all season with your chance to win $25 worth of Johnsonville brats. What a perfect way to enjoy your Packer coverage starting tonight at 5 on K107.1.

Jim Beveglia is the man behind, a website dedicated to ranking artists and their music. Jim chatted with us about his method of ranking Bruce Springsteen's top 200 songs, the top 185 Beatles songs, and so on. You may not always agree with Jim's lists, but they make for an interesting debate (and a great way to kill time at work).

Mary T. Browne, our K107.1 Life Coach, gave us a lesson in gratitude. Always nice to chat with Mary and get that little bounce back in our step. You'll find her online with books, private readings, and mucho more.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday 9/2 Live Blog

After all the back-to-school trauma yesterday, why not sit back and collect your thoughts as you gaze at a shirtless Regis? Sort of hypnotizing, no?

Carlyn Berghoff gave us a look inside Chicago's legendary restaurant with her latest work, The Berghoff Cafe Cookbook. Find simple, satisfying recipes in the book and more Berghoff fun (including their tasty brews) online.

So how can a dude ask for a little help without sounding like a wuss? Affinity Visiting Nurses invites all men to For Men Only: Journeying Through Grief, happening this evening from 6-8pm at the Affinity Visiting Nurses office on Winneconne Avenue in Neenah. Call 1.920.727.2013 or e-mail Deb at for more info.

K107.1 Petspert Dr. Ann Sosalla stopped in to talk about canine hay fever. Doggie sneezes can be adorable, but shouldn't be ignored. Dr. Ann is open at Companion Animal Care on Fond du Lac Avenue in the 'Lac.

Dr. Sean Foreman is our K107.1 Political Analyst and joined us this morning to talk health care and how President Obama's plan helps or hurts you. Class is now in session for Dr. Forman at Barry University, online at

We wrapped another juicy show with a few fresh-picked juicy apples delivered by Lisa from Armstrong Apples in Campbellsport. Follow your nose east on County Hwy B, or find recipes and more online.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday 9/1 Live Blog

When Jon was growing up, the singular rule around his house during the summer months was that no one, but NO ONE was allowed to utter the words "Back-to-School". Maintain the aura of ignorance! Out of sight, out of mind! Obviously, those mantras only worked up to a certain point when reality finally had to be faced on the random day a giant yellow coffin showed up at the house. Today is that day. The day that shall not be mentioned. Good luck, kiddies.

We kicked off September by celebrating Snap Fitness' second year of getting the South Valley in shape. Score a 3-month membership as part of Snap's Anniversa-FREE all this month! Go to and scroll down the front page for details.

Mary ventured out of the studio this morning to chat with a few kids and teachers at Pier Elementary in Fond du Lac as they headed back to...well, you know. Fortunately, this was the first year out of the last three that Mary didn't throw herself in front of a bus (or a janitor).