Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday 1/29 Live Blog

R.I.P. to the great J.D. Salinger, author of A Catcher in the Rye. He passed at his home yesterday at the age of 91 and is best known for the aforementioned work about a young man who grows up eating only pastrami sandwiches before finally breaking into the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers.

Congrats to our final two winners in a pair of January promotions that wrapped up today. Thanks to Dillingers Irish Pub and Liberty Tax Service for all those hot tax returns and cold drinks...or is that cold tax returns and hot drinks?

Author Catey Hill gave us a look at her new girl's guide to spending less and saving more, Shoo, Jimmy Choo! Identify the top 10 things women waste their money on and give your finances an extreme makeover. Click here for the book and more about Catey.

Tony Meade popped in with reviews on a couple of new movies in theaters today. Mel Gibson is out for revenge in Edge of Darkness and Kristen Bell hooks up with Josh Duhamel in When In Rome. Get a full listing and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center at

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday 1/28 Live Blog

.....and now, the State of the Jon & Mary Union: never better, homeslice!

Weekend Buzz took us around the South Valley for January's last stand. Check out family fun at The Paine, Chocolate Fantasy at MPTC, and more with the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar at

Jon & Mary have been trying out the new techniqzzzzzzzzzzzz...huh?..wha? The new techniques presented by Dr. Colleen Carney in her latest work, Quiet Your Mind & Get to Sleep. These things really work! Pick up the book to find the practical, step-by-step methods used by sleep therapists nationwide.

We helped another listener 'Take it to the Tax Man' with a free tax preparation from Liberty Tax Service. Give the squeeze to Uncle Sam with the professionals at Liberty Tax Service, with locations in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday 1/27 Live Blog

Another chilly Wisconsin morn. You'd think that we could at least get a little relief indoors...but when you look at this picture of the K107.1 studios from the outside, it becomes clear that that just ain't happenin'.

The 14th Annual Chocolate Fantasy comes to MPTC in Fond du Lac this weekend. Join the fun from 11:30-3pm and listen all this week for your chance to win tickets (just watch out for the undertow in that chocolate river, strong enough to pull down famous fattie Augustus Gloop).

Greg Critser joined us with the alarming news that we'll soon be surrounded by old people. His latest book, Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging, looks at the trends in the "antiaging movement." Over 1 million U.S. residents over the age of 100 by 2050?!? Are there enough episodes of Matlock to keep everyone happy?

Dr. Jeff Junig gave us tips on how to fight fair. Speak up, make sincere apologies, and avoid grabbing the crossbow to bring the best resolution to your domestic disputes. Find Dr. Junig practicing in downtown Fond du Lac and online.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday 1/26 Live Blog

It's a Two Heidi Tuesday!!!!!! Ms. Klum unveiled her new wax pal at Madame Toussauds in New York City yesterday. a big curvy crayon.

Our 30 Days of Dillinger's Giveaways continued this morning, making another winner of a $20 gift card to check out the all-new Dillinger's Irish Pub in downtown Fond du Lac. Click here for all the tasty details.

A Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds Michael Jackson's This Is It on DVD today (oh, and we really is it). You'll also find sweaty girls on roller skates in Whip It, a dull blade in Saw 6, and a cloned Bruce Willis in Surrogates. Musically, pick up new drops from Lady Antebellum, Jason Castro, Neil Sedaka and Barry Manilow.

Expert stylist James Corbett joined us to discuss his "Top Ten in 2010" beauty tips to look good and feel great inside & out this year. James' advice is to take care of the Big 3: skin, hair, body. For more tips and to download the full list, visit James online at

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday 1/25 Live Blog

After a week's vacation, Jon & Mary return more determined than ever to provide the Greatest Radio Show in the History of the World (cue laugh track). Jon spent the last 7 days snuggled up against the equator, while Mary made her annual trek to the International Bronson Pinchot Fan Club Gala in Hot Springs, Arkansas. [Ed. note: Our ability to upload photos to this blog is temporarily disabled. Please rest assured we'll be posting cheeky photos of Jon on the beach and Mary giving Balki a noogie as soon as we possibly can.]

Get your sweat glands groovin' with Angel and Maranda from Snap Fitness. The ladies stopped in to show us how easy it is to keep those resolutions going through 2010. Stop by Snap locations on Fond du Lac's east or west side for details.

Author Chad Lewis returned to the show with a look at his latest work, The Wisconsin Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots. Get the inside scoop and fun facts on John Dillinger, Al Capone, and Junior Soprano. Chad speaks at the Horicon Public Library tomorrow night at 6:30.

K107.1 Psychic Medium Susan Anderson made her monthly visit with a few friends from beyond the grave. Click here to find Susan and her daughter Christine for private readings and more in their online store.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday 1/15 Live Blog

We exist..therefore we spin. Doing our teensy-tiny part to help the cause, the Jon & Mary in the Morning studio has been transformed into a wonderland of stationary bikes. With assistance from Dave Haase at Attitude Sports, we're spinning our little arses off to raise funds for the 6th annual Ride for Rosita. Do your part to help by participating in Super Spin Saturday on January 23 at Theisen Middle School in Fond du Lac (and please enjoy the extra panting on today's show).

Amidst all the sweating and heavy breathing, Tony Meade stopped in with a look at this week's new releases. Denzel abuses his library card in The Book of Eli, Jackie Chan flexes his vocabulary in The Spy Next Door, and Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones hits wide release. Click on movie listings presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center at for showtimes.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday 1/14 Live Blog

After much soul searching, the staff at Jon & Mary in the Morning have officially decided to throw our support behind Conan (the "Ginger Genius") O'Brien. While we respect Jay Leno's ability to craft a mediocre 44-minute monologue each and every night, there's just something about Conan that seems more authentic. Best of luck, CoCo. We'll be watching Dave if you need us.

If you'd like to make a donation towards rescue and rebuilding efforts in Haiti, an organization called Network for Good has compiled a list of legitimate charities. Click here for details.

A dose of Weekend Buzz gave us a glimpse at what's big around South Valley over the next few days. Choose your own adventure with help from the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar at

Looking forward to the first annual Fond du Lac Brewfest coming next month. The man with the beer plan, Jay Humfeld, joined us with the fun and fizzy facts. Tickets just $25 for a limited time with K107.1's Half Price Deals.

Author Kate Braestrup chatted about her latest bestseller, Marriage, and Other Acts of Charity. A fresh look at love, marriage, faith, and family...all of our favorites! Find the talented Ms. B and her book online.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday 1/13 Live Blog

Helping to shake off those eerie Wednesday the 13th superstitions comes news that could rock our worlds for years to come. Chef/Scientist Dave Arnold has devolped a ketchup that behaves like chocolate. That's right...a ketchup that will harden like chocolate around whatever you drop into it. Ketchup covered fries, onion rings, chicken nuggets (pictured), you could even toss in a full-size meatloaf. The possibilities are endless! Just imagine a world free of all that pesky dipping. Your wrist will thank you.

Dr. Feelgood from Aurora Healthcare joined us with tips on avoiding the most common cold weather injuries and ailments. The bottom line is this: STAY INDOORS!

Job expert Dan Burns returned to the show with more advice from his book, The First 60 Seconds. Be proactive in your job search and do whatever it takes to stand out (well, almost anything). Get more details and find the book at Dan's website.

Our 30 Days of Giveaways continued, making another tasty winner of a $20 Dillingers Irish Pub gift card. Congrats to our main man Mike and to everyone else, keep listening for your next chance to win the entire month of January.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday 1/12 Live Blog

Skyrocketing stamp prices (not to mention those overpriced Hallmark cards -- $3.99 for a few deep thoughts from Ziggy?!?) have forced Jon to express his best HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to his sister via the blogosphere this morning. If you haven't downloaded your copy of the Jon & Mary Family Tree, sister Sarah appears on the Las Vegas branch and is celebrating her 36th today. Or is that 29th?

Imagine feeling great and losing weight with a full plate. Besides the catchy little rhyme of it all, the concept is an effective method for sticking to your weight-loss goals. Dr. Diana Fleming gave us the details as featured in her new book, The Full Plate Diet: Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy!

Our Blockbuster New Release Tuesday finds a few choice selections on DVD at your neighborhood Blockbuster. Pick up Oscar contender The Hurt Locker, an updated version of Fame, Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, and the great Michael Keaton in Post Grad. Musically, look for new drops from Omarion, Ringo Starr, OK Go, and Vampire Weekend.

How does one find and keep lasting love? Dr. Helen Fisher saves our lonely hearts with her new book, Why Him? Why Her? Find out what type of person you might have chemistry with and where to find them, along with the strengths and weaknesses in the 10 possible relationship combinations. Or if you prefer, just keep on keeping on with that bag of Chee-tos and the latest issue of Maxim.

K107.1's Debt Diva, Clarky Davis, stopped in with her Top 10 Financial Resolutions for 2010. Get the full list and handy reminders at Clarky's website,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday 1/11 Live Blog

As a new day dawns, Packer flags across the land are lowered to half-mast...and somewhere in the distance, a child softly weeps into his sauerkraut-stained pillow. Our Johnsonville Packer Postgame Report ran us through the grisly details of yesterday's 51-45 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Thanks again to everyone at Johnsonville for another tasty season. Only 5 1/2 months 'til training camp!

Get motivated and find out how easily 'Fit Happens' with the lovely Angel and Maranda from Snap Fitness. Check in every Monday through February 1 for your chance to win a 3-month membership and keep those resolutions from slipping away to 2011.

Master Chef Mike Clayton from historic Gallagher's Steak House in NYC offered his Top 10 Calorie Busters for the new year. How about oatmeal for breakfast? More veggies? Smaller portions? Lo carb meals? Boring yes, but healthy.

The 6th Annual Ride for Rosita comes up January 23 at Theisen Middle School in Fond du Lac. Grab your pledge sheets and get set to ride in Super Spin Saturday, where you raise cash for every mile you ride. Details online or at the Fond du Lac YMCA.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday 1/8 Live Blog

The big Super Bowl tournament gets underway this weekend with your Green Bay Packers returning to the desert to meet the Arizona Cardinals (SPOILER ALERT: Jon's Detroit Lions did not make it into the playoffs this year, in case you hadn't heard) in the NFC bracket. Our Johnsonville Packer Preview gave you a look at the matchups and made a winner of $50 in tasty brats! Coverage starts this Sunday with Packers Gameday at 1 and kickoff at 3:40 on K107.1.

Kevin Miller stopped in with a bushel full o' 2010 fun at the Windhover Center for the Arts in downtown Fond du Lac. Click here for details and ticket info.

The founder of Steiner Sports Marketing, Brandon Steiner, joined us with a look at Who's Hot & Who's Not in the wide world of sports. Tiger? Not. Brett? Hot. Rollie Fingers? Not. Rollie Fingers mustache? Hot.

Tony Meade made his first appearance of the new year with a list of new releases opening today at your local cineplex. Amy Adams runs off to Ireland in Leap Year, Ethan Hawke looks for a vampire cure in Daybreakers, and Michael Cera gets in touch with his alter-ego in Youth in Revolt (co-starring the great Ray Liotta and Steve Buscemi). Go to for a list of movies and showtimes presented by Fox Valley Wellness Center.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday 1/7 Live Blog

Winter Storm Warning, you say? P'shaw, we say! The snow and bitter cold ain't got nuthin' on our girl Rachel Weisz, appearing in this month's Esquire U.K. Kind of warms up the old esophagus a bit, don't she?

Our first Weekend Buzz of 2010 got us around to all the big events in our area, including the final weekend of Nutcracker in the Castle at The Paine. Click on for the Zen Body Salon Community Calendar and details on more weekend fun.

What will it take for a woman to win the presidency? Washington Post reporter Anne Kornblut joined us and laid out the case for Hillary, Sarah, and others in Notes From the Cracked Ceiling. Check out Anne online and the book now in stores.

K107.1 Life Coach Mary T. Browne soothed our souls with advice on how to keep our thoughts on track in any situation. Don't go into crisis mode until you've picked up Mary's book, The 5 Rules of Thought.

Girl power continued this morning with Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema and her latest book, The Power of Women. As a woman, YOU can learn to harness your strengths at home, and work, and in your community. If you happen to be a man, you're basically screwed.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday 1/6 Live Blog

The most honorable Snuggie has arrived in the Far East. You'll notice a small change from our American version in that the legs are allowed to roam free rather than the arms. All the better to flee from Godzilla, we thinks.

Will Bowen was our first guest on a busy morning. Will is the minister of One Community Spiritual Center and author of Complaint Free Relationships. The key to transforming your personal, work, and love relationships is to STOP complaining. What a concept, no?

K107.1 Political Analyst, Dr. Sean Foreman made his regular visit and broke down the political landscape for 2010. How will the Big O handle his second year in the White House? Are we at risk for another underwear bomb? Check into class with Dr. Foreman at Barry University in sunny Miami.

How to avoid aging blunders was the focus with Jackie Silver from Aging Backwards. Keep wrinkles at bay, watch out for those blue hairs, and as mom always said..."be sure you're wearing clean Depends!"

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday 1/5 Live Blog

'Tis a Very Jonas Honeymoon now underway south of the border. Don't get the idea that we've suddenly become big Jonas fans, just really curious if he's actually flexing his quad for the camera?!? Flexing? Really? Viva la short shorts!

Our Blockbuster New Release Tuesday unleashed an Italian weather alert in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and the fourth installment of The Final Destination on DVD. Kind of a slow day musically with new drops from Ke$ha, Katharine McPhee, and the Elvis 75 album the only highlights.

Larry Smith, editor of SMITH Magazine, joined us with a look at a very unique compilation now in stores: It All Changed in an Instant. Larry has gathered six-word memoirs written by the famous and not-so-famous. Sum up your life in six words? Jon: "The eggroll was a bad idea." Mary: "Radio is a box of funky."

Jobs expert Martin Yate ran through the prospects for finding employment in the new year with his latest volume, Knock 'Em Dead: The Ultimate Jobs Search Guide 2010. Click here to find the book and more details at Martin's website.

Another segment with our Moxie Mentors gave us an update on local teen Alex and her progress in areas of fitness, fashion, and beauty. Go to to follow her journey on the Moxie Mentors blog.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday 1/4 Live Blog

Welcome back, work. Welcome back, school. Welcome back, reality.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Following the completion of this blog, a computer malfunction wiped out everything except the lovely picture of Gabe Kaplan you see here. The version you are reading is a second, angrier draft. Thanks for your patience and God Bless.]

Guests today included Angel & Maranda from Snap Fitness, Spike with our Johnsonville Packer Postgame Report, and author Tami Hoag talking about her newest book, Deeper Than The Dead.

Again, we ask your humble forgiveness for the skeletal quality of today's blog. Being our first entry of 2010, we had hoped to make it extra bloggy. Unfortunately, today's computer meltdown was quickly followed by an epic computer operator meltdown, and that led to a Christian Bale-esque tirade and the early conclusion of any blogging activity. We'll try to do better tomorrow.