Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday 11/30 Live Blog

As those crazy, drunken Pilgrims set sail once again, we say "so long" to another November. So long to another National Homeless Youth Month, another National Pomegranate Month, another International Drum Month. Up next, another boring December with nothing at all to celebrate.

Nick-n-Willy's New Release Tuesday gave us a whole new list of stocking-stuffer ideas. On DVD today, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are Knight and Day, Nicolas Cage seeks The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Drew Barrymore is Going the Distance. Musical drops include new stuff from Bryan Adams, The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, and Glee The Music: Volume 4.

We're giving away a cool Droid2 from Verizon Wireless! Listen all this week for your chance to win, and join us live on location at Verizon in Fond du Lac this Saturday!

The holiday season is here and The Osthoff Resort is abuzz with activity. Laura Whitman gave us a look at the upcoming events at the Osthoff, including the Old World Christmas Market and various getaway packages. Click here for the festive details, or call 1.800.876.3399.

K107.1 numerologist Tania Gabrielle made her monthly visit, chatting about the role numbers will play in the lives of Prince William and his future Mrs., the way numbers influence these Wikileaks, and how numbers affect our daily lives. Sign up at Tania's website for her FREE newsletter.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday 11/29 Live Blog

Surely you can't be serious.

Spike dropped in with our Packer Postgame Report presented by Duffy's Sports Pub. Yesterday's disaster in the Georgia Dome will be forgotten by this Sunday when the Pack host San Francisco. Coverage starts at 10am, kickoff at noon.

We've teamed up with Verizon Wireless to give one lucky listener a Droid2 just in time for the holidays. Listen all this week for your secret questions (and answers) leading up to our live on location broadcast at Verizon Wireless this Saturday! Click here to watch the video and get a jump on the competition!

Author Dennis Komick joined us to chat about his newest kids' book, Brodie and the Yeti. The true tales of two little dogs that will warm the hearts of all ages.

We shifted gears with our next guest, Brad O'Leary. Brad is the man behind the book America's War on Christianity, and talked with us about how (in his opinion) America is losing its religious identity. Find more at WND.com.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday 11/24 Live Blog

It's 4:30am Thanksgiving morning...you have a turkey that needs at least 10 hours of quality time in the oven...problem is, the turkey isn't going down without a fight...what do you do?!?

Spike dropped in for an early look at the weekend with your Johnsonville Packer Preview. The Pack head to Hotlanta for a date with the Falcons this Sunday. Coverage starts at 10, kickoff at noon on K107.1.

Dr. Jeff Junig made his monthly visit and talked about how to get "unstuck". Free yourself from negative thoughts and allow the good holiday cheer to flow through you. See Dr. J online or on Main in downtown Fond du Lac.

The "Letters to Santa" program returns this season to the Fond du Lac Public Library. Kids write to the Big Guy and get an actual reply! For more info call the help desk at 920.929.7080 or visit the library website.

National Geographic presents The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders. Author Susan Magsamen joined us to talk about the book, featuring favorite adventures, stories, poems, and songs that will make lasting memories.

We headed into our 4-day weekend with a trip through the local cineplex to see what's new in theaters today. Cher and Xtina dance through Burlesque, Jake Gyllenhaal gets romantic with Anne Hathaway in Love & Other Drugs, The Rock runs from Billy Bob Thornton in Faster, James Franco fights a boulder in 127 Hours, and the kids will love all the animated hair in Disney's Tangled. Click over to k107.com for a full list of local showtimes.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday 11/23 Live Blog

Only two working days until Thanksgiving, and we here at Jon & Mary in the Morning can finally say we realize what's truly important in life. We therefore give thanks for the miracle of Miley, celebrating her 18th birthday today, and certain to give us another 2 or 3 years of solid entertainment (followed by that inevitable trip to rehab, a failed comeback, and then a regular spot selling used Hannah Montana wigs on QVC).

Nick-n-Willy's presented another new release Tuesday, featuring Sly Stallone in The Expendables on DVD. Also check out Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love and Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Still Here. New musical drops include stuff from Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, My Chemical Romance, and Jessica Simpson's Christmas album.

The folks from Taste of Home stopped by with a look at their all-new cookbook. Just in time for Thanksgiving, find over 1200 recipes, hundreds of full-color photos, and each cookbook comes with a free 1-year subscription to Taste of Home magazine. Sweeet.

Add some pizzazz to your holiday party! Entertaining expert Ceci Carmichael shared her secrets for throwing a memorable bash from start to finish. Click here or here for more details.

The Night Before Thanksgiving... tells the legend of the Christmas Elves. Author and illustrator Phyllis Turner told us the tale of how the elves sneak into your house on Thanksgiving and begin Santa's work before his arrival on Christmas Eve. The official kickoff to the holiday season is now in stores.

K107.1 Debt Diva Clarky Davis was our final guest, talking Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Find the biggest and bestest deals while still protecting yourself. Get more with Clarky at TheDebtDiva.com.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday 11/22 Live Blog

Rodney Dangerfield is having a birthday today (b. 1921) and he isn't even alive to enjoy it. Talk about no respect...

The beatdown was on at the Metrodome yesterday as detailed in our Duffy's Packer Postgame Report. The Pack head to Atlanta this Sunday on K107.1. Coverage starts at 10am, kickoff at noon.

Treat yourself this Black Friday with great nip/tuck savings at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. Cathy from FVPS joined us with a rundown on those specials. Call 920.233.1540 to make an appointment.

Not into football this Thanksgiving Day? How about making a new tradition with the four-legged fun of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina? Expert analyst David Frei gave us a look at this year's program, now in its 9th year on NBC. Airs this Thursday from 12-2pm.

Agnes Chapski was our final guest of the morning. Agnes is VP and Publisher of Allure magazine, and had a sneak-peek at beauty gifts for the holidays. Click here for some of those products and find more tips for the season.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday 11/19 Live Blog

Time to bust out those blaze orange microphones here in the studio. Best of luck to all you fun-lovin' hunters out there. We promise to keep the weekend vewy, vewy quiet.

Our Johnsonville Packer Preview is back after the bye week, getting you set for the Pack's trip across the border to take on the Vikings. Coverage starts at 10 this Sunday morning, kickoff at noon on K107.1.

Author Norman Cantor had look at his fascinating new book, After We Die. Follow the adventures of human cadavers and the journey we take when that bucket is kicked.

More holiday giveaways with the Butcher's Block and Mall of America. Get qualified for that family getaway at k107.com.

Into the weekend with a look at what's new in theaters today/tonight. The boy wizard is back for half of his final adventure in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 1. Russell Crowe is also hanging out for The Next Three Days. Click over to k107.com for a full listing of local movies and showtimes.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday 11/18 Live Blog

The American Cancer Society marks the 35th Great American Smokeout today, encouraging you (and yo grandmama) to give up those disgusting little coffin nails. If it isn't enough to know that they'll kill you someday, spoiler alert: they also make your teeth yellow and your breath smell bad!

Weekend Buzz had us up and excited for a ton of holiday events over the next few days. Click over to k107.com for the Air-Tech Heating Community Calendar and a full list of live music, craft shows, and fundraisers in our area this weekend, and don't forget Nutcracker in the Castle returns to The Paine starting tomorrow.

Debbie Ford joined us with a look at the 10th anniversary edition of her book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers. What are you hiding from yourself? Why do the same old things get to us so easily and intensely? Learn to accept your weaknesses with the newly expanded book, now in stores.

What's up at Fox Valley Wellness Center? Dr. Steve Merress made his monthly visit to chat about hyperbarics and his weight release program. Find more details here.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday 11/17 Live Blog

Yesterday it was announced that Prince William has proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. What you may not have heard is the news that the Milwaukee Brewers' own Prince Fielder announced his engagement to a box of donuts. Our best wishes to royalty everywhere.

What lifestyle secrets can we learn from the world's happiest people? Dan Buettner shared his research with us, as detailed in his new book, Thrive. Where do happy people live and why are they so darn happy? The answers are now in stores.

Sandra Boynton returned to the show with a chat about her latest work, Amazing Cows. Find cow stories, cow poems, cow jokes, and cow comics in 96 colorful pages (alas, there are NO cow recipes).

The Red Plaid Team joined us with a look inside the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 15th Edition. Over 1400 recipes (including 1000 that are all-new) and over 1200 full-color photos! Everything from sandwiches and pizzas to salads, roasts, and desserts.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday 11/16 Live Blog

Scarlett Johansson named GQ's "Babe of the Year". Now before all you Linda Lavin fans start a riot, be aware that she finised a close second. Maybe next time, LL.

A Nick-n-Willy's New Release Tuesday helped get our early stockings stuffed. On DVD, Jim Carrey goes all Scrooge-y in A Christmas Carol, Avatar gets a 3-disc special edition, M. Night Shyamalan finds The Last Airbender, and Bow Wow finds a Lottery Ticket. Musical releases are highlighted by new drops from Kid Rock, Rihanna, Idol winner Lee DeWyze, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Rascal Flatts, and the Glee Christmas album.

Diet on donuts? Healthy french fries? Miracles do happen in Good Housekeeping's Drop 5lbs: The Small Changes, Big Results Diet. Dietician Samantha Cassetty told us how the book came together and how easy it is to drop the pounds...even during the holidays.

Sarah Paige Klock dialed in from the Sesame Street Live! traveling road show. Sarah talked about working with Elmo and told us what it really smelled like inside Oscar's trash can. Don't forget your chance to win tickets to the show all this week on K107.1!

Our final guest was feminist icon and author of No Excuses, Gloria Feldt. Gloria shared the nine ways women can change how they think about power. Find the book now in stores and more with Gloria online.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday 11/15 Live Blog

So what's up with Popeye's doing all this advertising at 6 in the morning?!? Flip around the TV dial...Weather Channel, CNN, Animal Planet...all teasing us with Popeye's ads. It's just not right to crave chicken and biscuits this early in the day. NOT RIGHT I tells ya! (please note we don't blame the real Popeye for this predicament -- spinach is totally cool for breakfast)

Sesame Street Live comes to the Brown Co. Arena this weekend and K107.1 has your tickets all this week! Listen this morning with Jon & Mary for your chance to win another family 4-pack to see "Elmo's Healthy Heroes".

Kate Jacobs shared the latest in her Friday Night Knitting Club series, Knit the Season. Celebrate the importance of family & friends, the value of togetherness during the holiday season, and find bonus knitting patterns and festive holiday recipes.

Called "one of the most important books of the last ten years," Family of Secrets details the Bush dynasty over the presidencies of George H.W. and George W. Bush. Author Russ Baker gave us a look inside the Bush White House(s), and the hidden history of America's invisible government.

A visit from Susan Anderson made it another Medium Monday. Susan took your phone calls and used her psychic skills to see into your future. If you weren't able to get through, or would like more info about Susan and her daughter Christine, click over to BridgingTwoWorlds.com.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday 11/12 Live Blog

Sorry ladies, Hulk Hogan has announced his engagement (to 35-year-old daughter look-a-like). Gift registry includes baby oil, baby oil, tank tops, and baby oil.

Author Leslie M.M. Blume was our first guest, reminiscing about the good ol' days. Her new book is called Let's Bring Back, and is an encyclopedia of forgotten, chic, useful, curious, and otherwise commendable things from times gone by. Nice.

The World's Most Organized Man*, Douglas Merrill, joined us with tips to simplify the holidays. Manage your to-do list, unclutter your mind, get set for the rush of seasonal activities. Pick up Douglas' latest book, Getting Organized in the Google Era, now in stores. (*as named by Men's Health magazine)

Check out over 1000 Santas up for auction tomorrow at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in downtown Fond du Lac. Area resident Jim Nintzel has collected them over 50 years and has decided to sell them to benefit Common Grounds at Marian University. Viewing starts at 8:30 tomorrow morning, auction starts at 9.

We wrapped up with a look at what's new in theaters today, and it's all about the older hunks (according to Mary, that is). Harrison Ford stars in Morning Glory, Denzel Washington is Unstoppable, and some hunky aliens attack in Skyline. Click over to k107.com for that full list of local movies and showtimes.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 11/11 Live Blog

Handshakes and hugs all around today as we celebrate the veterans among us. Click here for a list of Veterans Day freebies (including dinner at Hooters!)...

Weekend Buzz had us up and moving around the area for what's big over the next few days. Click over to k107.com for the Air-Tech Heating Community Calendar and a full list of live music, craft shows, and fundraisers in our area this weekend.

Tiger Woods' relationship with his father Earl is the subject of the new book His Father's Son. Author Tom Callahan gave us his insight into the complicated dynamic that produced one of history's greatest golfers.

Career intuitive Sue Frederick returned to the show and took your phone calls, dispensing advice and her vision for what your career path should be. Feel like you're stuck in the wrong job? Sue is available for private readings at CareerIntuitive.org.

Has America lost its marbles? Michael Wolraich joined us with a look at the wacky right as detailed in his new book, Blowing Smoke. A deconstruction of tea parties, Glenn Beck, Kenyan birth certificates, and more zany fun!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday 11/10 Live Blog

So this is what it feels like when you realize you no longer need a TV. When an icon like Gene Shalit announces his retirement from the Today show, is there really a reason to continue the foolish pursuit of quality televised entertainment? Please, child.

Top quality baked goods now available in downtown Fond du Lac! The folks from Bates Bakery stopped in (and smelled great) to chat about their new business, pastries, pierogies, etc. Click here for a menu, or stop in and see them at 18 E Division Street.

Uncle John himself joined us with an all new book of fun facts and useless trivia. Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader is now in stores and ready to tickle your toilet with knowledge.

NY Times bestselling suspense author David Baldacci talked about the fifth book in his popular Camel Club series. Follow retired CIA agent John Carr into his latest adventure at Hell's Corner, now in stores.

Check out a couple of fundraisers coming to the South Valley this month. The annual Sigma Holiday House returns to the FdL Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 20. That same evening, enjoy a little dancing to benefit the United Way with the Hollywood Nights event.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday 11/9 Live Blog

Jon & Mary are back after a 3-day weekend! (hushed applause) Jon was off celebrating his birthday, Mary was off honing her Michael Caine impersonation...or was that the other way around? Either way, quite an impressive way to spend a day off.

Keith Bellows from National Geographic was our first guest of the morning, chatting up his beautiful new book, Drives of a Lifetime. Take a spin on 500 of the world's most spectacular trips with over 300 full-color pages.

Fans are still buzzing over the beatdown at Lambeau on Sunday night, and so we rolled out our Packer Postgame Report presented by Duffy's Sports Pub a day late. Spike joined us with a look at the second half of the season following this week's bye. Catch the Pack returning to action on Sunday, November 21 at Minnesota on K107.1.

Fond du Lac Elks Lodge 57 is hosting Brewfest 2010 this Saturday night at the Elks Lodge (shocker!) on Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac. Tickets just $25 in advance and available at the lodge or Ma & Pa's on Main Street.

The Wisconsin Paranormal Alliance invites you to their annual Wisconsin Paranormal Conference, happening this weekend at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Join researchers, investigators, authors, psychics, and enthusiasts for the two-day event. For tickets, visit WiscParaCon.com.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday 11/5 Live Blog

R.I.P. to the great Sparky Anderson, 76. (Sparky bobblehead as photographed at Jon's desk this morning...)

Spike joined us for another Johnsonville Packer Preview, getting set for the Dallas Cowboys visit to Lambeau this Sunday night. Coverage starts at 5, kickoff at 7:30(ish) on K107.1.

Tech expert Chris Leary gave us a rundown of the hottest gifts this holiday season. What's new for the Wii? How about the cool new Sony Move gaming system? Get more with Chris online.

MEAT is the word this month as we give you a chance to win turkeys and hams from The Butcher's Block. Congrats to this morning's winner of a big ol' 12 pound turkey, and don't forget to see Travis for your holiday meats at The Butcher's Block inside the PDQ in North Fond du Lac.

Just in time for Halloween (next year) comes the latest thriller from author Katia Lief. Next Time You See Me tells the story of Detective Karin Shaeffer's encounter with the serial killer who murdered her family. What are the odds?!?

Celebrity homewrecker Leann Rimes comes to the Weill Center in Sheboygan next Friday night. We had your chance to win tickets, but if you missed out, good seats are still available! Click here or call the Weill Center box office at 920.208.3243.

New movies were on the brain as we headed into the weekend. Among today's releases, Will Ferrell voices Megamind, Robert Downey Jr. has a Due Date, and Tyler Perry directs For Colored Girls. Get those local movie listings and showtimes at k107.com.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday 11/4 Live Blog

Let's put all this nutty bi-partisan-ness behind us and enjoy a couple of brand NEW Chuck Norris commericals, shall we? Who knew Chuck was the face of T-Mobile in the Czech Republic?

Weekend Buzz took us around the South Valley for our first dose of November fun. Click over to k107.com for the Air-Tech Heating Community Calendar and a full list of live music, craft shows, and fundraisers in our area this weekend.

Travel expert Anne Banas helped us plan stress-free holiday excursions, and showed us how easy it is -- whether across town or across the world. Tips for your next trip, from flights to hotel deals at SmarterTravel.com.

As we turn the clocks back this Sunday, Fire Chief Jack Parow reminded us to also change the batteries in the those smoke detectors. It's easy and could save your life.

Kelsey Nixon, fan favorite from The Next Food Network Star, hosts the new show Kelsey's Essentials on the Cooking Channel. Just the basics, must-have items for your kitchen, pantry staples, etc. Check out Kelsey as her new program debuts this Saturday at 1:30.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday 11/3 Live Blog

Oh. Crap.

Walker in as governor, Feingold out as senator. Our post-Election Day coverage got underway with another visit from Dr. Sean Foreman at Barry University in Miami. Click over to Barry U's website to listen to Dr. Foreman's radio show every Wednesday at noon.

Laura Day joined once again to chat about her latest book, How to Rule the World From Your Couch. The NY Times bestselling author details simple, step-by-step ways for you to take control of your life from the comfort of your couch. Lose weight, find your dream job, meet your soulmate! (although not necessarily in that order)

K107.1 Petspert, Dr. Ann Sosalla, stopped by with a BIG announcement. Was your world rocked like ours was? Stop in and see Dr. Ann and staff at Companion Animal Care on Fond du Lac Avenue in Fond du Lac.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day 11/2 Live Blog

Vote early. Vote often.

'Tis another Nick-n-Willy's New Release Tuesday as we cast our ballots for Toy Story 3 on DVD today, along with V: The Complete First Season, The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series, and the 45th anniversary edition of The Sound of Music. Available for download today are new albums from Neil Diamond(!), Weezer, Good Charlotte, Brad Paisley, Elvis Costello, Huey Lewis & the News, and Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas 2 You.

Barney Saltzberg is the author of the great new children's book, Beautiful Oops! From blunder to wonder...hooray for mistakes! Enjoy this singular work of imagination, and find more with Barney online.

Dr. Sean Foreman joined us to analyze today's local and national political races of note. Get more with Sean as he stops by tomorrow morning with the Election Day aftermath, and map out your local voting district by clicking here.

Called the "BEST BOOK on relationships since Men are From Mars...", Dr. Shelia Stirling shared the secrets inside her latest work, Love and Illusion. Are you dating or married to a 'social sociopath' and don't even know it? Peek behind the curtain of your relationship with the tools presented by Dr. Stirling.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday 11/1 Live Blog

Jon & Mary say "aloha" to October and "aloha" to November this lovely Monday. Silver paint being the most difficult of all colors to remove, please forgive Jon if he sounds a little distracted (while also doing the entire show through a straw)...but doesn't Mary Fett look menacing? Quite a Halloween, indeed.

Lynn Roethke from Club Olympia is our K107.1 Personal Trainer, and stopped by with advice on getting our New Year's resolutions started a couple of months early this year. Sign up for classes online or stop in to get your sweat on in person on Camelot Drive in Fond du Lac.

Our Packer postgame report presented by Duffy's Sports Pub told the exciting tale of the Pack's 9-0 barnburner yesterday at the Meadowlands. Dallas limps into Lambeau this Sunday night. Coverage starts at 5 with kickoff at 7:30 on K107.1.

What's big at the Windhover this month? Kevin Miller had a look at the upcoming live entertainment coming to downtown Fond du Lac. Get that full list and buy tickets at the Windhover's wonderfully windy website.

Our final guest was Richard Gustin from the UW-FdL theater department. Richard visited with a few cast members from the upcoming production of Almost, Maine? Opening night is this Wednesday and the show runs through Sunday. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling 920.929.1111.