Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday 12/23 Live Blog

When a Wednesday feels like a Friday, that ain't nothin' but a good time....but when the Friday in question just happens to be the Big X, well just go ahead and call it maybe the greatest Wednesday of your life.

In keeping with the Wednesday-as-Friday theme, Spike rolled in to get us set for this weekend's Lambeau visit by the Seattle Seahawks with our Johnsonville Packer Preview. Get the pregame at 10 and kickoff at noon this Sunday on K107.1.

The monster finale of the Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle made Glavin McGalloway a winner of $1199 in cold hard Christmas cash. Congrats Gavin! Feel free to include Jon & Mary in your generosity this year.

Our friends at C.W. Smith Jewelers also had a big winner to make this morning as Mary Tadman won herself a $300 gift certificate just for signing up as a C.W. Smith facebook fan. Blingy!

Tony Meade made his final appearance of 2009 with a list of flicks for our holiday enjoyment. Robert Downey Jr. dusts off his deerstalker as Sherlock Holmes, Meryl Streep meets Alec Baldwin and It's Complicated, David Seville has a coronary with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, and an all-star casts sings & dances in Nine. Click on for a full list of movies and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday 12/22 Live Blog

We've taken the show on the road this morning, hanging with the "get fit" seniors at the Forest Mall in Fond du Lac. As the smell of 80-year-old sweat fills the air, we root out the biggest & bestest last-minute bargains around the mall and quietly await Santa's arrival.......

A Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds a few more stocking-stuffer ideas, including South African aliens in District 9, Jason Bateman in Extract, the en fuego Sandra Bullock in All About Steve, and the indie hit (500) Days of Summer. Musical selections include the new album from Mary J. Blige, a re-release from Madonna, and the soundtrack to Nine. Click on for an exclusive coupon good at your neighborhood Blockbuster.

It's Day 11 of the Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle. Thanks to Ralph Kleinhans for his support of Service League, and more importantly BIG congratulations for winning that bundle of 1100 smackers.

Just one more day with Jon & Mary in the Morning in 2009 (and you thought Thanksgiving was over?!?). Listen tomorrow morning for the Day 12 winner in the 12 Days Cash Raffle, Tony Meade with movies, and your chance to see the BoDeans this weekend!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday 12/21 Live Blog

A big SHOUT OUT to our girl Ms. Winter, making her grand entrance today at 11:47am CST. She so crazy hot, she freeze our hearts.

NY Times bestselling author Jane O'Connor stopped in with a look at her new book, Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas. The kids (and Jon) will love catching up with Nancy & friends in an all-new yuletide adventure, now in stores.

A heartbreaking loss in Steel City as Green Bay goes down 37-36. Our Johnsonville Packer Postgame Report went through the gory details and got us set for the Pack's final home game this Sunday against the Seahawks. Coverage starts with a 10am pregame and kickoff at noon on K107.1.

Day 10 of the Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle made Dan Miller a winner of $1000 in unmarked bills. The big fun continues tomorrow with Day 11 and an $1100 winner!

Susan Anderson joined us for another Medium Monday. The spirits are full of holiday cheer..get your personal reading with Susan or her daughter Christine at their website.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday 12/18 Live Blog

Just ONE WEEK 'til the big X-Day and we're still scrambling a bit when it comes to cool and unique gift ideas. Mary suggested we remember the "reason for the season" and get the Jesus Saves bank for our close family, friends, associates, and hangers-on. Great idea! Get yours here and start paving that Highway to Heaven with dimes & nickels (cue the harps...).

Spike, the man with the pigskin scalp, stopped in for our Johnsonville Packer Preview. The Pack head to Pittsburgh this Sunday to face the Steelers. Action starts with a 1 o'clock pregame and kickoff at 3:15 on K107.1.

The Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle found another winner for Day 9. Congratulations to Roberta Shea of Fond du Lac, now $900 richer! And just so you know Roberta, Jesus has volunteered to help you save that extra cash.

Brian Carter gave us a few ways to incorportate fresh seafood into our holiday feasts and parties. Get your own expert advice by calling Brian at 517-TUNA or stopping by Fond du Lac Seafood on Main Street downtown.

Movie man Tony Meade popped in with a pair of new releases in theaters today. James Cameron's big, expensive, and blue Avatar tries to earn back its budget and Hugh Grant goes into witness protection with Sarah Jessica Parker in Did You Hear About the Morgans? Click on for a full listing of movies and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday 12/17 Live Blog

'Tis another day closer to Santa's birthday, and we've dug up another hot (or cold, in this case) gift idea that'll make the season bright for someone on your list. Titanic-shaped ice cubes!! Inappropriate? Maybe. Tacky? Definitely. Where else can you sit back and witness the sinking of a luxury liner each and every time you enjoy a cocktail?

Weekend Buzz was loaded with holiday happenings (find those here, presented by Camera Casino) as we enter the final weekend before the festivities really go off the chain. Check out Nutcracker in the Castle at The Paine, Homemade Holidays at the Oshkosh Public Museum, and a slew of other events on the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar at

Bob Buchicchio, our K107.1 Relationship Expert, gave us good advice on how to maintain the sanity as family and friends move in and out of our lives during the holidays. Your presence is the best present! It also helps to stop, take a breath, and realize that ain't none of us gonna be on this rock in 100 years anyway (that's the Jon & Mary advice, NOT sanctioned or endorsed by Dr. Bob).

Sara Cujak from Cujak's Wine Market offered a few suggestions about what to pair with your holiday feast. Bottle of red, bottle of white, bottle of champipple, Sara has it all.

Finally, it's Day Ocho of the Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle. Of our 7 winners so far, 6 have been big burly men..and today is no exception. Congrats to Johnny Snider of Fond du Lac, now with an $800 bulge in his stocking.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday 12/16 Live Blog

Makes sense that with only 8 shopping days left before Christmas, you may be feeling a bit like your quest for the ideal gift has been in vain? A bit...desperate? How about this fun & festive t-shirt? Jon's grandma swears by it, making it a Carson family tradition to ask her to "put on a sweater" for lo these many years now.

Dave Haase from Attitude Sports stopped in with an update on Jon's snowboarding adventure. After a few spills down area hills over the last few weeks, the offical broken bone tally still sits at zero. Check out a full line of snowboards and gear at Attitude Sports and begin your own adventure (or make someone's holiday dreams of a bruised ribcage come true!).

K107.1 Wedding Expert Sharon Naylor gave us her thoughts on planning your nuptials around the holidays. Pick up one of Sharon's 30 books for brides & grooms, and get more great advice at her website.

In 2002, The Nanny Diaries was a worldwide sensation for authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. They (and the nanny) are back in Nanny Returns, picking up 10 years following the original. Emma and Nicola gave us the inside scoop on where Nan's life has taken her over the years, and reminded us that their latest work would make a dandy gift.

Day 7 (already!) in the Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle made Timothy Murray of San Francisco, California a whopping $700 richer. Congrats Timothy...and if you see a heart laying around, our buddy Tony Bennett is looking for one.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday 12/15 Live Blog

A scant 9 days to finish your Christmas shopping or risk humiliation and ridicule from friends and family? Once again, allow us to point you in the right direction with the Jesus Pan. Its revolutionary design and non-stick finish allows you to burn the bearded image of Jesus into your grilled cheese, pork chop, or omlette...the only limit is your imagination! Enjoy.

A fully-stocked Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds Las Vegas hijinks in The Hangover, gerbil hijinks in G-Force, hippie hijinks in Taking Woodstock, and Nazi hijinks in Inglourious Basterds. Musically, check out new drops from Robin Thicke, Alicia Keys, and the Avatar soundtrack.

Author Jaqueline Leo joined us with a look at her new book, Seven: The Number for Happiness, Love, and Success. Find page after page filled with Jackie's Top 7 lists covering everything in every area of your life. Makes a great gift or resolution maker for the new year.

It was Day 6 of Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle that found our latest winner $600 richer. Congrats to Brent Schumacher and thanks to our wonderful gold sponsors: BCI Burke Co., Charter Communications, and Holiday Automotive.

K107.1 Numerologist Tania Gabrielle crunched your numbers as they relate to your life now and in the future. She also took a look at Tiger Woods and how his numbers have led him so far over par these last few weeks. Sign up for Tania's supercool FREE newsletter and get an in-depth personal reading at her website.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday 12/14 Live Blog

They tell us we have a mere 11 shopping days 'til the Big X. In that spirit, may we suggest one of our favorite gift ideas this holiday season: Monthly Doos: The 2010 Dog Poop Calendar. Scratch-and-sniff? Unfortunately, no...find it here if you still have an interest.

Spike stopped in with a look back at yesterday's action on the Soldier Field turf. Our Johnsonville Packer Postgame Report happens after every game this season (including, dare we say, post season?). Green Bay heads to Pittburgh this Sunday for a late afternoon tilt with the Steelers. Coverage starts at 1 with kickoff at 3:15 on K107.1.

The Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle entered Day Cinco this morning, making Rick Martin a BIG winner of $500 (hearty applause). Sounds like enough cashola to buy the Monthly Doos calendar for everyone in the office, perhaps?

More winning with our Mall of America getaway presented by Texture Salon. Congrats to Kim Webb and Kelly Hielke, winners of 4 unlimited ride wristbands to Nickelodeon Universe and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf! We'll make our final two winners next Monday. Register here this week.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday 12/11 Live Blog

Playing catch-up on a chilly Friday morning as Jon returns following two days of being stuck to the local flagpole. Those double-dog dares will get ya every time, kids!

Spike was first up in studio this morning with our Johnsonville Packer Preview. Green Bay heads to Chi-town to face the Bears this Sunday. Coverage starts with pre-game at 10 and kickoff at noon on K107.1.

Brian Carter stopped by with more holiday catering ideas from Fond du Lac Seafood. Time is running out, so get those orders in today! What a shame it would be to have Santa come all the way down your chimney and not find a nice plate of crab legs waiting for him.

Movies, movies, movies with Tony Meade, giving us the rundown on today's new releases. Check out Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in Invictus, an animated smooch in The Princess and the Frog, and George Clooney going Up in the Air (wide release). Find listings and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center at

Day 4 of the Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle made Jason Brenner of Malone $400 richer. Congrats also to Day 2 winner Joe Braun and Day 3 winner Barbara King.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday 12/8 Live Blog

So a winter storm is on its way (sorry, that would be on "her" way...seems this storm goes by the name Allison) and our pantry is filled with the snowbound essentials: Hot Pockets, cheap whiskey, stack of old National Geographic magazines. Bring it on, Allison...if that is your real name.

Another Blockbuster New Release Tuesday and another cart load of gift ideas. Johnny Depp stalks the streets of Oshkosh in Public Enemies, Meryl Streep preheats the oven in Julie & Julia, and the saga of a boy wizard continues in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Musically, pick up new albums from Timbaland, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, and Jimmy Buffett, to name a few.

Day One of the Service League's 12 Days of Christmas Cash Raffle brought our first BIG winner of $100 in cashola. Congratulations to Clark Williams from Van Dyne, also a winner of $35 in clean driving from Jet Stream Car Wash.

TJ from Zen Body Salon and Laurie from Sanopelo Aromatherapy Salon gave us an update on our Miss Moxie. 13-year-old Alex continues her journey online on our Miss Moxie blog at

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday 12/7 Live Blog

And what better way to start the week than with a little post-mortem Michael madness? From the new book, Michael Jackson Opus: The Ultimate Celebration of an Icon, comes a photo of this painting commissioned by the gloved one back in 1999. Bulging pecs and winged children? Sign us up for a few dozen wallet-size copies, if you please.

K107.1 Fitness Queen Lynn Roethke stopped in with her Scale of Doom. Our monthly weigh-in actually wasn't too bad, as both Jon & Mary maintained the numbers that were posted last time. (after all, who do you think stood in as Jacko's body double in that painting?) See Lynn to get an early jump on those New Year's Resolutions at Club Olympia in Fond du Lac.

Our Johnsonville Packer Preview got us cranked for the Baltimore Ravens visit to Lambeau this evening. Spike gave us a rundown and we made another big tasty winner of $25 in brats. Game coverage starts tonight at 5:30 with a 7:30 kickoff on K107.1.

Dave Haase from Attitude Sports gave Jon his first push toward a professional snowboarding career. We'll have updates over the next few months as Dave teaches Jon the ways of the board, culminating in a trip down a local bunny hill. Click here to see everything Dave has to offer as you gear up for the winter season.

The final guest for a busy Monday was Kevin Miller from the Windhover Center for the Arts. A full slate of entertainment is in store for the month of December. Get details and ticket info online.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday 12/4 Live Blog

'Tis a mere three weeks from that most magical of days, three weeks to do your shopping, three weeks until Jon's grandma climbs on the roof and does her Blitzen impersonation. Truly delightful.

Sean Phillips from Yahoo! Movies was our first guest this morning, talking holiday releases on the screen and on DVD. Check out Sean's Holiday Movie Guide, news and reviews by surfing over to

Author Andy Selsberg was next up with a look at his new book, Dear Old Love. How does 475 sappy love notes written to the "one who got away" sound? Welcome to the Lonely Hearts Club, just in time for the holidays.

Inspiring kids and adults alike, the Sad Mad Glad Guys brought their presentation to the Ramada Plaza Hotel in downtown Fond du Lac last night. Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn joined us to talk about the anatomy of your attitude as detailed in their The Sad Mad Glad Book series.

Tony Meade rolled into the studio with a list of new movies in theaters today. Robert DeNiro continues his downward spiral in Everybody's Fine, Tobey Maguire & Jake Gyllenhaal are Brothers, and Matt Dillon goes for the big score in Armored. Click on for movie listings and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday 12/3 Live Blog

Taylor Swift on the beach? Sure, why not?

Weekend Buzz took us on a tour of the South Valley to find the BIG events around our area for the first weekend in December. Click on the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar if you missed an event or for more details.

Homemade Holidays comes to the Oshkosh Public Museum starting this Saturday through January 17. Listen for your chance to win tickets on K107.1 and visit the museum online for hours and ticket info.

Look HOT even when the weather COLD! Impossible you say? Not according to Jane Buckingham, author of The Modern Girl's Guide to Life. Feel fresh and beautiful even as the winter winds beat down on your delicate skin.

K107.1 Life Coach Mary T. Browne gave us reasons to look beyond the earthly realm this holiday season. Mary's book, The 5 Rules of Thought, makes a great gift and Seasons Greetings from the spirit world!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday 12/2 Live Blog

Hulkamania has arrived in Australia as wrestling legends Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair are traveling the continent engaging in a series of sold-out exhibition matches. The Aussies just didn't expect our boys to take the term 'Down Under' so literally.

Adam Levin from with tips on avoiding holiday debt. The key is to plan ahead and stick to a budget. Makes sense, no? Click here for a free holiday spending worksheet.

K107.1 Debt Diva Clarky Davis stopped in with frugal & fabulous holiday gift ideas. Save on gifts for everyone on your list, including dad, mom, and cousin Eddie.

Dr. Ann Sosalla, our K107.1 Petspert, gave us details on her first ever Canine Companion Camp. Get the kids comfortable around dogs and learn the warning signs when a 'strange' dog is giving you the staredown. The camp comes up January 2 at Companion Animal Care in Fond du Lac.

NBC weather god Al Roker talked about his foray into fiction, The Morning Show Murders. See Al every morning on The Today Show, as well as Waking Up with Al on The Weather Channel. The book is now in stores and online.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday 12/1 Live Blog

The dawn of a new month brings a great new way to make some extra cash for your holiday spending. An offshore betting website (we're not allowed to give you the name, sorry) has just posted the odds for what path our buddy Tiger Woods takes from here. Come clean? Deny? Move in with Kate Gosselin? Best of luck on your wagering, we only ask for our 10% cut.

Our Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds a slew of stocking-ready DVDs in stores, including Terminator Salvation and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. On the musical side, pick up new stuff from R. Kelly, Enya, Allison Iraheta, and various others we haven't really heard of. Click on for an exclusive Blockbuster 'Rent 3 for $10' coupon. Fancy!

Eat to Live and look your best for the holiday season. Dr. Joel Fuhrman had the details on the revolutionary formula for fast and sustained weight loss. The book is now in stores and makes a great gift (just be careful about who you give it to...or is that whom?).

Brenda Smith from Gooseberry Patch joined us to talk GP's latest cookbook, Christmas in the Country. Find hundreds of holiday recipes in categories ranging from main dishes & sides to cookies & old-fashioned sweets.

The Old World Christmas Market returns to the Osthoff Restort beginning this Friday through December 13. Get the feel of a traditional European Christmas Market among dozens of vendors, food specialties, and live music. Call 1.800.876.3399 or click here for more details.

Longtime friend of Jon & Mary in the Morning, Dr. Elmo made his record-breaking 8th appearance to talk Christmas cheer and the 30th anniversary of his classic, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. That's one hearty old gal to take 30 years of abuse. Download clips from Dr. Elmo's vast library of wackiness at his website,