Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday 11/30 Live Blog

NEWS FLASH: the Lions lost to the Packers on Thanksgiving. Roll over like a turtle if this came as a shock to you. Since Mary is off today, we'll wait until tomorrow to find out how many ways Jon will be forced to degrade himself and bring shame to his family by paying off yet another losing wager...

Dickens of a Christmas returns to downtown Ripon this weekend, and Paula Price from the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce stopped in to tell us all about it. Click here for the festive details.

Fitness expert and 3-time Mr. Arkansas (and you thought that was Bill Clinton, didn't you?), Todd Scarborough joined us with a plan to turn a pot belly into a natural appetite suppressant just in time for the holidays. Check out the products offered by Nordic Naturals to get yourself on the right track, and get a FREE sample by calling 1-800-787-7208.

Former E! talk show host Michael Essany is the man behind a new fan-driven online community called iFollo. Micheal gave us the idea behind the site, which is based on real encounters with real celebrities from real people. Have fun with that.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday 11/25 Live Blog

Packers. Lions. Thanksgiving. Football. Face paint. Let's DO this thing!

Dr. Jeff Junig stopped in with a list of Ten Things to be Thankful For. We give thanks for the knowledge the good doctor dropped on us this morning and every month. Find him online or on South Main in downtown Fond du Lac.

Brian Carter joined us with tantalizing seafood ideas for the holidays. It's never too early to get in those pre-orders for shrimp trays and smoked salmon for super party time fun.

Spike helped us stoke the pigskin fire with our Johnsonville Packer Preview. The banged up Pack head to Motown (you may have heard?) to face the mighty Detroit Lions. Coverage starts tomorrow morning at 9:30, kickoff at 11:30 on K107.1.

Turkey Tony Meade gave us a look at the new releases for the holiday weekend. An animated George Clooney scampers about in The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mork from Ork and Vinnie Barbarino get crazy in Old Dogs, Viggo Mortensen hits The Road, and Korean pop star Rain makes his American debut in Ninja Assassin. Find a full list of area movies and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center at

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday 11/24 Live Blog

The news we missed late yesterday was nothing less than the return of Michael Jackson to the womb of a lovely British lass named Dawn Kelley. Take a look at the ultrasound and decide for yourself. The vote here is that he looks more like Kenny Rogers...but don't they all?

Bestselling author Mary Janice Davidson had the details on the latest in her vampire-lit series, Undead and Unwelcome. Follow the bloodsucking adventures of Betsy Taylor, now available in paperback.

A Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds loads of gift ideas, including new albums from Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Shakira. In the DVD aisle, pick up Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons, Vince & Reese in Four Christmases, or a suprisingly unfunny Adam Sandler in Funny People. Don't forget your local Blockbuster is open 10a-10p on Thanksgiving Day!

K107.1 Bridal Expert Sharon Naylor made her monthly visit to talk holiday weddings. Save big by having a ceremony over Thanksgiving weekend, and get rid of those leftovers at the reception. It's a win-win.

Legendary comedian George Carlin was putting the finishing touches on his memoir before passing away in 2008. His daughter, Kelly Carlin-McCall, joined us with a look back at his life and George Carlin: Last Words now in stores.

We talked turkey with our final guest, bestselling author and historian Ken Davis. Ken filled us in on some fun facts about gobble day, taken from his Don't Know Much About History series. The perfect antidote to those lulls in the conversation around the dinner table.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday 11/23 Live Blog

Can we just start the smack talk right now? Mary's beloved Green Bay Packers a scant 3 days away from a Thanksgiving showdown with Jon's Detroit Lions. Doesn't get much tastier than that. Coverage starts with a 9:30 pregame and 11:30 kickoff on K107.1.

Jeff Kinney is the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and joined us with a look at the latest in the series, Dog Days. NY Times bestseller and atop the USA Today book lists, you'll find Jeff online and the book now in stores.

Holiday fun was on our brains as Stacy from Service League stopped in to talk about the annual 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle starting December 8. See any Service League member or stop by the K107.1 studios for your tickets. Travis from the Butcher's Block was next up with our final Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. Stop by and see the Trav Man for all your meaty needs this holiday season.

It twas another Medium Monday with our psychic medium Susan Anderson taking your phone calls. Questions about what the future holds? Need to know what your spirit guides have to say? Click on Susan's website and get the answers, or pick up a gift at her online store.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday 11/20 Live Blog

Victoria's Secret rolled out their 2009 fashion show last night in the NYC. Our new favorite model did the catwalk in our new favorite outfit, as Candice Swanepoel introduced this little number. By sheer coincidence, that's the EXACT outfit Mary wore to work this morning! The show airs on your (hopefully) high-def TV on December 1. Check your local listings...

As the Pack get ready to host the 49ers, Spike stopped in with our Johnsonville Packer Preview. Get all the action live from Lambeau Field this Sunday on K107.1. Coverage starts at 10am with kickoff at noon.

Dr. Linda Backman appears in our area this weekend, bringing her Healing Through Past Lives seminar to the Ramada Plaza Hotel in downtown Fond du Lac. Maintain good health through past-life regression?!? Hmmm, call us skeptical. For details or to get registered for the program, dial 920.924.0802.

Author, speaker, all-around special lady Janie Jasin joined us to talk about a great opportunity to purchase her new Christmas book and CD at the Kristmas Kringle Shoppe on South Main in Fond du Lac. Click here or call 952.443.3086 for all the festive facts.

Tony Meade made his usual Friday appearance talking new movies in theaters today (and earlier this morning). Twilight: New Moon opened at 12:01 in the AM and looks sold out at most area theaters for the rest of today and tomorrow. Alternatives include Dwayne Johnson as an animated astronaut in Planet 51, a blonde Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, and bankrupt Nicolas Cage in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Get a full list of movies and showtimes at, presented by the Fox Valley Wellness Center.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday 11/19 Live Blog

Can you tell that Mary made the final decision on our blog photo this morning? The fact that Gerard Butler is a mega-hunk is obvious to most everyone (especially Mary), but when he dangles a potted plant draped in a towel over the railing of his hotel balcony...well, he just becomes that much cooler to all of us.

Weekend Buzz took us on a fly-by of the big events all around the South Valley heading into the holiday season. Big musical fun includes Rob Zombie at The Rave tonight, Martina McBride at the Bradley Center on Sunday, and don't forget Sesame Street Live! at the Brown Co. Arena all weekend. Click on the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar at for more.

Giving a pet as a gift? "Be prepared!," says Seth Mendelson, editor of Pet Business magazine. Seth joined us with the rules to bringing home a new pet around the holidays (rule #1: wrap them using as little tape as possible). Get the info here.

Jim Brickman stopped by to charm the dickens out of us before his big show tonight at the Fox Cities PAC. Check out Jim's new album, Beautiful World, now in stores.

K107.1 Relationship Guru Bob Buchcchio helped us get ready to turn on our thankfulness at Thanksgiving. Being positive and thankful starts with you! So get up, stuff that turkey, and give thanks for the Packers having the Lions to knock around for another tragic afternoon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday 11/18 Live Blog

Actress Brittany Murphy greets her 'husband' at the airport yesterday afternoon. Is it the greatest photo in the history of our modern-day paparazzi? Most likely. Is it okay to feel worse for the dog than for Brittany? Most definitely.

Nicole Bouchard Boles joined us with simple, no cost ways to make our world a better place on a daily basis. How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist shows that anyone (even you) can be an agent of positive change at work, at home, in your community.

The Twilight Saga continues as New Moon hits theaters tomorrow at midnight. BIG congrats to our two Twilight winners, Jennifer from Oshkosh and Shawna from Fond du Lac. Both win movie passes, DVDs, movie soundtracks and books thanks to our friends at Nedrebo's Formal Wear!

Be car care aware as the weather turns cold by following the 4 C's of winter: Check, Change, Carry & Clean. Lauren Fix, editor-in-chief of, gave us the scoop on how to diagnose simple car problems, proper tire maintenance, and more.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday 11/17 Live Blog

We return from a day of vacation to the news that junior vampire Robert Pattinson has been named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People magazine. Did we miss the news that Count Floyd passed away? Seriously, he's still alive right? If you're going to start putting vampires on the cover of magazines and calling them 'sexy,' how can Count Floyd not be at the top of your crappy little list?

Our Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds a bunch of heavy hitters in stores today, just in time for holiday gift-giving. Pick up Star Trek for brother, My Sister's Keeper for mom, The Sopranos: The Complete Series for dad, and Bruno for grandma. On the musical side, new albums from John Mayer, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Janet Jackson, and Paul McCartney are in stores.

SIGMA's Holiday House returns to the Fond du Lac Co. Fairgrounds this weekend. Gail from SIGMA stopped by to tell us all about the fun. Tickets just $4 in advance or $5 at the doors, opening at 9am this Saturday.

Pillsbury celebrates 60 years of their famous Bake-Off with a retro-edition or their Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off 1959 Cookbook. The collection features the historic contest's first 1000 winning recipes and is now in stores.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday 11/13 Live Blog

It's Friday the 13th and you know what that cat casserole for dinner tonight! Mmmm-mmm, that's good eatin' granny! Joey T sits in for Mary again this morning, but she was kind enough to send this photo of herself enjoying her long weekend. Looks quite relaxing, no?

Another rousing Johnsonville Packer Preview got us set for the Return of Romo to Lambeau this weekend. Catch every snap as the Packers host the Cowboys this Sunday, pregame coverage starts at 1 on K107.1.

Hot toys were the topic when Fay from Fay's Fun & Learning Center stopped in with a peek at Santa's biggest requests. Click here to check out some of Fay's products and a list of upcoming activities.

Sesame Street Live! hits the Brown Co. Arena next weekend and Timmy Hays joined us to talk life on the road with Elmo & crew. Listen for your chance to win more family 4-packs every day next week.

Tony Meade was our last (but not least) guest, bursting into the studio as if the world was coming to an end. And maybe it is, at least according to John Cusack in 2012, this week's only wide release. Philip Seymour Hoffman takes the mic in Pirate Radio, playing selected cities. Fox Valley Wellness Center presents movie listings and showtimes at

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday 11/12 Live Blog

Joey T is in for vacationing Mary this morning, and you'll have to forgive us if we're sounding a little groggy. Veterans Day hangovers are never fun. Although doing kegstands until 3 in the morning down at the VFW Hall did seem like a good idea at the time...

Weekend Buzz took us allllllll the way around the South Valley to find what's up this weekend. Click on the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar at for a full listing of the early holiday fun in your neighborhood.

Psychoanalyst Darian Leader joined us to talk about his latest book, The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression. How does society shift our focus when it comes to getting over our sadness and what is a better solution? (step one: stop listening to Jon & Mary in the Morning and our depressing guests)

The folks at American Heritage Dictionaries have come out with their latest list, 100 Words for Foodies. Steve Kleinedler gave us the inside scoop on how to blanch, what's in haggis, where the word ketchup comes from and more.

K107.1 Lifestyle Diva Jerusha Stewart had tips on avoiding the drama of Black Friday, re-using those Thanksgiving leftovers, possibly finding love in time for the holidays(?!?). Click on Jerusha's website here, and find some of those early Black Friday sales here and here.

Our final guest was the former host of the FX series Personal FX, John Burke. John shared his secrets for getting your home 'Holiday Ready,' including his favorite new product, the Black & Decker FLEX (shameless plug).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day 11/11 Live Blog

As we mentioned this morning, here's the website for donating new or *gently* used DVDs to a veteran near you: This is a great undertaking that means more than you might think for diabled and homebound vets nationwide. Any movies are accepted, but think twice before donating that Bette Midler boxed set, won't you?

America's Nutrition Expert (with apologies to Richard Simmons) Mitzi Dulan joined us with the winning game plan for smart eating around the holidays. Curb your appetite and find healthy alternatives before your next party or trip to grandma's house.

We continued our observance of Veterans Day with retired Lt. Col Paul Lawrence Vann from the United States Air Force. The Lt. Col is an expert on the history of Veteran's Day and the author of Living on Higher Ground: How to Live with Passion, Motivation and Joy.

Kevin Miller from the Windhover Center for the Arts in downtown Fond du Lac made his monthly pop-in with a list of what's big at the Windhover this month. Click on their website for a full list of events and ticket info.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday 11/10 Live Blog

The news that rocked our foundations yesterday turns out to be just a rumor. Aresnio Hall and Paula Abdul back together?!? A resounding "NO!" says Arsenio. "Just friends," is his official response. Tragic.

A Blockbuster New Release Tuesday gave us a whole bunch of new stocking stuffer ideas. See the heartwarming story of an old man and his balloons as Up is new on DVD, along with The Ugly Truth and The Accidental Husband. In the music aisle, pick up new and re-released albums from Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Britney Spears, The Jackson 5, Dolly Parton, and the list goes on.

Clinton Kelly, host of TLC's What Not To Wear, made another visit to the show with tips on looking your best around the holidays and how to throw bestest holiday bash of all times. Click on for more and pick up Clinton's new book now in stores.

Our K107.1 Debt Diva Clarky Davis had great advice about making the most of your food budget around Thanksgiving. Plan ahead and clip coupons, coupons, coupons! Get more holiday tips at Clarky's website.

The K107.1 Moxie Mentor program kicked off with 13-year-old Alex from Campbellsport being guided by three area businesses and educated in fitness, appearance, fashion, and making healthy choices. TJ from Zen Body Salon was the first of Alex's mentors to join us. Go to to keep up with Alex and her Moxie Mentor experience.

Believe in the beauty of BLUE. So says K107.1 Beauty Pro Jackie Silver. Blue for job interviews, blue for formal occasions, blue for the holidays, blue makeup, blue suits, blue dresses, blue hair (in the case of Marge Simpson)'s all good.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday 11/9 Live Blog

Hayden Panit- Panetyr- Panatair-...that girl from Heroes popped up in this month's Elle magazine. She looks glamorous and all, but unfortunately she doesn't seem to realize the value of an empty can. That's worth 10-cents in Michigan, missy!

Our buddy Spike brought his ashen face into the studio to discuss yesterday's disaster in Tampa with the Johnsonville Packer Postgame Report. The Pack look to bounce back at home against Dallas this Sunday on K107.1.

NY Times bestselling author Rodd Wagner joined us to discuss The Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life. Unlock the secret to harmony at work and home through the development of strong personal relationships! Or something like that...

Travis from The Butcher's Block stopped in with deals on all sorts of meaty goodness. Check out Travis inside the PDQ in North Fond du Lac and listen for your chance to win hams and turkeys on the station that knows a thing or two about hams and turkeys.

Our final guest this morning was Monique Vranesh, host of My Gym at Home on BabyFirstTV. The idea is that kids will do what you do, so set a good example by incorporating physical fitness into your daily routine. Click here to learn more.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday 11/6 Live Blog

Avoiding the paparrazi can be a real son-of-a-gun (trust us, we know), so celebrities will sometimes go to extreme measures to stay under the radar. Here, the lovely Ms. Mariah Carey drops into her "person with explosive diarrhea" pose as she frolics on the beach. Sweeeeet.

This week's Johnsonville Packer Preview got us set for Green vs. Tampa in The Battle of the Bays. Get your green & gold fix this Sunday at 10, kickoff at noon on K107.1.

Brian Carter made his triumphant return to the show, talking seafood and holiday recipe ideas. See Brian in person at Fond du Lac Seafood Co. or give him a jingle at 517-TUNA.

Tony Meade swooped into the studio carrying the chains forged during his life on Earth. Just a dramatic way of telling us that Jim Carrey is theaters today as Ebenezer Scrooge in Disney's A Christmas Carol. You can also help Cameron Diaz with her dilemma in The Box, and see things from George Clooney's perspective in The Men Who Stare at Goats. Get a full list of movies and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness at

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday 11/5 Live Blog

Crazy Joe Davola. No reason. Just because.

Weekend Buzz took us on a tour of the South Valley's hotspots for the first full weekend of November. Stomp comes to the Milwaukee Theater, The Vienna Boys Choir is in Sheboygan, and the luminous Ms. Wynonna Judd plays the Crystal Grand Theater on Saturday night, among other highlights. Click the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar at for a full list.

In its 62nd year of bringing joy to America's neediest children, the U.S. Marine Corps is once again cranking up their Toys For Tots drive for the holidays. Lt. General Pete Osman joined us with the sobering news that 14 million kids in this country live in poverty, and the VERY least we can do is help them have a happy holiday season. Go to for details and drop-off locations.

It's the true tale of a group of Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Germany only to return as spies for the Allies. Author Patrick O'Donnell brought us the story in his new book, They Dared Return. So it seems Brad Pitt didn't kill Hitler after all.

Donisha Brown, a member of Stomp, slammed her way around the studio and told us how she came to join one of the loudest, most talented troupes on tour today. See Stomp live for three shows starting tomorrow night at the Milwaukee Theater.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday 11/4 Live Blog

"The children were nestled all snug in their beds, with visions of a plastic Bon Jovi dancing in their heads..."

As mentioned on yesterday's show, a new set of Bon Jovi action figures hits stores later this month, just in time for stocking stuffing. Look for Jon, Richie, and Tico in Series 1, with an assortment of leather-clad New Jersey groupies coming out early next year in Series 2.

Asha Camille Jennings speaks tomorrow night at the Windhover Center for the Arts about her efforts to change the way women are portrayed in black culture. She stopped by to welcome everyone to this free event sponsored by the Women's Fund of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation.

One Shoe Blues is an interactive book and DVD starring the legendary B.B. King and his guitar Lucille on a series of kid-friendly adventures. Toss in a few sock puppets and the creativity of Sandra Boynton, and you've got a really unique experience. Sandra joined us with all the details and an invite to her website.

K107.1 Politico Dr. Sean Foreman gave us a rundown on yesterday's election results and how they impact President Obama's next few years in office. Check out Dr. Foreman and maybe take a class at his home campus in Florida, Barry University.

The 22nd edition of Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader is now in stores and Uncle John himself called us from his throne to tell us what was new. Look for even more humor, history, science, and pop culture in over 500 pages! Makes a great gift (just ask Jon's dad).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday 11/3 Live Blog

This morning brings us the rare convergence of a full moon occurring on Election Day. Do your civic duty and cast your vote for the candidate who'll best serve the interests of your community, even if he is a bit hairy. It's not like Michael Landon isn't under there somewhere, right?

Our Blockbuster New Release Tuesday is action packed with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Taking of Pelham 123, and Aliens in the Attic hitting stores. On the CD shelf, pick up new stuff from Carrie Underwood, Weezer, and the Glee Soundtrack.

Donald Spoto joined us to talk Hollywood royalty with his latest work, High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly. The book is now in stores to coincide with what would have been Ms. Kelly's 80th birthday.

Happening this weekend at the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality is A Retreat for Those Who Do Too Much. Midge Miles will be leading the relaxation this Saturday and told us about the benefits of de-stressing as the holidays approach.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday 11/2 Live Blog

There are few things that can cure the pain of a Packer loss. Especially the acute pain of losing to Brett Wrangler and the Vikings at Lambeau Field. Let us try to help you move past your grief with this Instant Classic photo of Al Roker dressed as Han Solo on Friday's Today Show. Way to avoid the obvious Lando Calrissian costume, Al!

K107.1 Fitness Queen Lynn Roethke squat thrusted her way into the studio with more tips to keep us on track for limiting the weight gain during the holidays. Sign up to sweat with Lynn at Club Olympia in Fond du Lac.

We kicked off November by 'Knocking Your Block Off' with Travis from the Butcher's Block inside the PDQ in North Fond du Lac. Listen every Monday for your chance to win one of Trav's smoked hams or turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving.

Chris O'Dell was one of the first female tour managers in the music biz, working with most of the heavyweights in the late-60s/early-70s rock era. She dishes the dirt in her new book, Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the Women They Loved, now in stores.