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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Centennial Locations To Register To Win The 12 Days Of Centennial

Elkhart on South Main
Elkhart in the Concord Mall
Elkhart on Cassopolis
Goshen on Lincolnway East
LaPorte at Al's Supermarket

LaPorte on J Street
Mishawaka in the University Park Mall
Plymouth on Pilgrim Lane
South Bend in University Commons
South Bend on Western
South Bend on Broadmoor

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

George Harrison 1943-2001

Five years ago today, cancer took The Quiet One.

Here's Craig's favorite George Harrison song:

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The History Of Pop Music In Four Chords

Nicely done.

One Weird-Ass Story

Man Tries To Rob Gas Station With Uniformed Cop In Line

SHREVEPORT, La. -- A masked gunman walked into a gas station and demanded money, apparently not noticing that the line at the counter included a uniformed police officer.

L.J. Scott, a member of the Police Department's armed robbery task force, told the would-be robber to put his own hands up.

Scott took the handgun and arrested Derek Pierson Jr., 21, of Stockton, Calif., police department spokeswoman Kacee Hargrave said.

Hargrave said Pierson was booked into the city jail on a charge of armed robbery with a firearm.

Copyright 2006 by
The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Kinda like I just did here. (ahem)

Tuesday Rock Roundup

It looks like Eric Clapton's autobiography isn't going to make it to bookstores by this spring, as he and publisher Random House had announced in October 2005. Clapton, who got a five-million-dollar advance, tells us he's "well behind and will be lucky to get it out on schedule." He says he and co-author Christopher Simon Sykes have just completed the '70s and that the book will most likely be published in the fall or winter.

The Beatles, one of the last holdouts of digital downloads, may be headed to Apple and its I-Tunes store. Fortune magazine says Apple and the Beatles' company, Apple Corps, are close to a deal. Part of that deal would allow Apple to be the exclusive online store for a limited time. A spokesman for Apple says the computer company does not comment on "rumor and speculation." What is interesting here is that the Beatles had recently sued Apple computers over the use of the Apple name being used in conjunction with music products, but lost the case, which they are appealing.

The piano that John Lennon composed "Imagine" on, which is now owned by George Michael, was photographed last Wednesday on the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where President Kennedy was killed on that day in 1963. The piano will be photographed at other significant sites to help spread the message of peace.

Once again The Rolling Stones have the top-grossing tour of all time. The group's A Bigger Bang tour has grossed 437-million dollars over 110 shows, smashing the mark of 333-million set earlier this year by U-2's Vertigo tour. Although U-2 have a few shows left on the Vertigo tour, those 10 stadium makeup shows will only bring their total to about 377- million. And the Stones might not be done with this tour -- there is talk that they may add a few shows in early 2007, which could take the entire A Bigger Bang tour into the 500-million dollar range.

According to Sunday's Mirror newspaper in London, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry are planning an all-star benefit concert next July to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of their mother, Princess Diana. There will be simultaneous shows in London and the U-S on July 1st -- what would have been Diana's 46th birthday. Among those reportedly set to perform is Elton John. In September 1997, Elton performed a rewritten version of his "Candle in the Wind" at Diana's funeral in London. Immediately after the funeral, he recorded the song, and it became the fastest selling single of all time, eventually going on to sell 30 million copies worldwide.

Don't Look Back, an acclaimed 1965 documentary on Bob Dylan, is the basis of a two-D-V-D set that goes on sale February 27th. The '65 Tour Deluxe Edition starts with a digitally re-mastered print of the original, then adds such bonuses as a new film on Dylan, uncut performances, commentary and more...including a "flip-book" of the photos that flashed by rapidly in the video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues."

Casey Kasem, whose long-running countdown radio show was noted for its "Long Distance Dedications," is releasing a compilation C-D of such songs. Due January 23rd, the album includes such classics as Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" and Elton John's "Daniel."

New On DVD this week:

Superman Returns
The Ant Bully
Clerks II
Superman The Ultimate Collector's Edition, as well as an 8-Disc set of the 4 Christopher Reeve Superman movies

Nothing of note to report that's new on CD this week...but next week Craig can finally buy that long-awaited Taylor Hicks album...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Created By Keith The Intern

Don't forget to listen all this week at 7:40 to win that $100 Helzberg Diamond Gift Certificate. And be fearful that a man strange enough to make this picture...drives your children to school in the morning...

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Friday, November 24, 2006

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Turkey Recipe

In honor of Thanksgiving Week, we're taking Week 12 off from the Pigskin Picks Tailgating Recipes.

Everyone here at WAOR wishes you and yours a fantastic holiday.

Looking for a great turkey recipe? There's one posted at WAOR.COM.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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Aerosmith, on this date 15 years ago, appeared as themselves on The Simpsons. Not really newsworthy, but something I noticed.

Alice Cooper has announced the details of his annual Christmas Pudding benefit concert, December 16th in Phoenix. This year he will reunite the surviving members of the Alice Cooper group, and will also be joined by Stephen Stills, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Tommy Shaw of Styx and his former Damn Yankees bandmate Jack Blades. Proceeds from show will benefit Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation.

Following their summer tour with Michael McDonald, Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen headed to Miami, where they experimented with a new digital recording system at the legendary Criteria Studios in preparations to make a new album. Steely's last album was Everything Must Go in 2003, the follow-up to the grammy-winning reunion album in 2000.

It's the end of the 2006 road for a few legends this week. Bruce Springsteen wraps up his Seeger Sessions tour tonight in Belfast. Brian Wilson does his final two Pet Sounds shows ever tonight and tomorrow at the Beacon Theater in New York. He'll be joined at both shows by his Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine. And Bob Dylan wrapped up his fall arena tour with a theater show last night in New York.

New DVDs In Stores Today

Styx with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland - One With Everything capturing the entire concert staged last May by the band with the 115-piece teenage orchestra and 60-piece choir.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

An Inconvenient Truth (that Al Gore movie everyone talked about)

You, Me, And Dupree

Season 7 of Seinfeld

Season 1 of Boston Legal

Star Trek: The Animated Series

New CDs In Stores Today

A David Crosby retrospective box set called Voyage. 3 CDs covering everything.

A reissue of Crosby's first solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name.

The new album from The Beatles hits store shelves today. Love is the soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil show currently being staged in Las Vegas. Beatles producer George Martin and his son Giles went through the band's archive to create a unique soundscape, mixing some of the songs together. Among the mixes are "Drive My Car" with "The Word" and "What You're Doing"; "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite," "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and "Helter Skelter"; and "Come Together" with "Dear Prudence" and "Cry Baby Cry." Paul McCartney says, "We encouraged them to mess around as much and more than they wanted."

Today's Dumb-Ass Story

A police officer who claimed he was conducting his own prostitution sting and strip search ended up being the one arrested. Authorities arrested James Michael Jackson, a police officer with the state Department of Human Services, and charged him with sexual assault and sexual misconduct for the so-called sting.

According to authorities, Jackson, 34, of Toms River, arranged through a service for a woman to meet him Wednesday at a local hotel in Manchester.

When she arrived, Jackson, carrying a badge and gun, told her she was under arrest. He made her take off her clothes and consent to a body cavity search before letting her go, said Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Martin Anton.

The prosecutor said Jackson overstepped his bounds as a law enforcement official when he placed the female prostitute under arrest and performed a strip search.

As a police officer, Jackson had authority to make arrests, but not through an undercover operation of his own, Anton said.

"And a male to strip-search a female is just not done," he added.

The woman reported the incident to authorities the next day, after she talked to law enforcement officers she knew who said Jackson's behavior was illegal.

Jackson had been a police officer with Human Services for about six years. The department has about 75 officers working in various institutions and psychiatric hospitals or, in Jackson's case, with children's services case officers.

Jackson was assigned to the Division of Youth and Family Services' Monmouth South office in Asbury Park.

Ed Rogan, a spokesman for the state Department of Human Services, expected that Jackson would be suspended by Monday, with proceedings leading to his termination starting soon after.
Jackson, who is free on $50,000 bail, faces five to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Vegas, Baby!

A HUGE thanks to anyone reading this that came out to the big Naughty & Nice Vegas Giveaway tonight at The Landing.

And a big thanks to Corona and the new CW25, our co-sponsors. And to Club Landing for hosting the giveaway.

And congrats to Jim, our winner.

And I still can't believe I hit that high note doing Joe Cocker's version of With A Little Help From My Friends on Karaoke. Without rupturing anything, that is.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Pigskin Picks Recipe for Week 11

Our first dessert since Week One...Ribbon playing at WAOR dot com.

Wanna enter your own favorite tailgating recipe? Send it to us and win with the American Dairy Association, Martin's and WAOR! Email it to!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Stupid Dolphin News

You have got to be freaking kidding me...

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Heidi Harley, who is associate professor of social sciences at the
New College of Florida in Sarasota, says that both studies tested dolphins at Disney's Epcot Center in Florida.

The researchers first had an adult male bottlenose dolphin position itself in front of an underwater sound projector, called a hydrophone, that produced six different 14 kiloherz, 4 second rhythms.

The dolphin was rewarded for performing a certain behaviour to each rhythm. For example, when rhythm 1 played, it waved its pectoral fin and when rhythm 2 played, it tossed a ball.

The various rhythms were played at different frequencies and tempos to ensure the dolphin was recognising rhythms instead of just frequencies or sound durations.

Another adult male was trained to produce similar rhythms using a pneumatic switch, essentially a small, air-filled ball connected to a computer that then generated sounds whenever the dolphin pressed the switch.

"The dolphin was reinforced for producing a specific rhythm to a specific object," says Harley.

"For example, when we presented him with a Batman doll, he received a fish for producing a specific rhythm, in this case, a short sound and then a long one."

"If you recall the original Batman TV series musical intro you'll probably remember the way they sang 'Bat-maaaaaaaan'," she adds.

The dolphin spontaneously vocalised to the rhythms, so the researchers started to reward the male with fish whenever it matched its 'singing' to the rhythms.

By the end of the studies, the scientists could show an object, such as the Batman doll, which represented a certain rhythm-vocalisation combo to the dolphin, and it would create the correct sounds both vocally and using the switch.

Recipe Time

The Fired Up Beer & Cheese Soup was a smash success last week. Can your tailgate recipe kick its ass?

your favorite tailgate recipe and we'll find out. We draw a recipe Thursday/Tomorrow morning on the show. If yours is selected, you win a $25 Gift Card for Martin's, and an ADA Gift Pack, and some CDs.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Betty Beauty Concept Rides Wild Wave of TV, Magazine Exposure

CINCINNATI ( -- If you think a brown betty is an apple tart, you may not want to read further. That's not the meaning ascribed by Betty Beauty, a New York startup that is getting big PR play by marketing hair color for the nether regions. Billed as "color for the hair down there," the company began really building buzz this summer with a brief appearance on the "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and mentions in magazines such as Vogue, W and People Style Watch.

Monday, November 13, 2006

A'hm Daryn Kagen fer CNN!

Daryn of Tommie's favorites on CNN because she used to have a really thick Georgia accent, but she beat it down and started talking without it...walked away from her CNN job recently. She did so to do inspirational messages on her own website. That project launches today.

I'll miss her, but so long as Abbi Tatton (left) sticks around with that fabulous British accent and her Mary Tyler-Moore hair...I'll be fine.

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The Cream reunions last year in London and New York are not likely to be repeated. Eric Clapton tells us that Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce don't get along, and that the three shows in New York were "really difficult." As a band, "it's finished." But he's glad that Baker, who was suffering from financial problems, is "now solvent." Clapton is currently on tour in Japan with a show in Osaka tomorrow night.

Joe Jagger, the former schoolteacher and father of Mick Jagger, died of pneumonia on Saturday. He was 93. Jagger flew home from Las Vegas on Friday to see his father and flew back the same day as The Rolling Stones had a show in Vegas on Saturday. Jagger's mother Eva died in 2000.

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson caused an accident that put a fellow U-K reality show contestant in the hospital Sunday night. Johnson is taking part in a show called The Race, and while taping the latest episode he clipped the car being driven by U-K rapper Ms. Dynamite. Her car spun out of control for more than 100 feet before coming to a stop. She spent the night in a hospital for observation. The band's guitarist Angus Young was recently named one of the richest people in The Netherlands. The Dutch business magazine Quote says that Young -- who has lived in the country for about 20 years -- is worth almost 95-million dollars.

Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics to "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" from The Beatles' Abbey Road album will go up for auction on December 4th at Christie's in New York. Written on Apple Corps Limited stationery, the lyrics are a work in progress, with such altered lines as "Back in school again, Maxwell plays the ass again." The lyrics, from the collection of McCartney biographer Barry Miles, are expected to fetch between 200- and 300-thousand dollars.

Former KISS drummer Peter Criss is getting ready to release his fifth solo album. One for All contains 12 songs, including one about his former KISS bandmate, Ace Frehley, called "Space Ace." Ace, by the way, will now be the only original member of the band who hasn't put out a solo album in the two years. Peter's band on the album is Paul Shaffer and other members of the C-B-S Orchestra from the Letterman show. The album will be out early next year.

Ted Nugent has a new weapon in his arsenal -- a custom guitar with a built-in high-caliber Derringer pistol. The lethal instrument, made byEd Roman's Quicksilver Guitars, will be on display at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California in January and at a gun show in Orlando, Florida the same month.

Jimi Hendrix's younger brother Leon will release an album next year containing versions of "Hey Joe" and "All Along the Watchtower." Leon will perform at a concert in his late brother's honor on November 27th in New York. Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles will also be on the bill.

Steve Miller has posted a notice on his website saying he will tour next year, with dates to be announced soon. Miller wrapped up his 2006 tour earlier this month.

U-2 has put up a website containing tracks from their upcoming compilation, 18 Singles. Log onto for song samples, videos and more.

New on DVD this week:

Paul McCartney The Space Within Us

The DaVinci Code
John Tucker Must Die
Family Guy Volume IV

New on CD this week:

Tenacious D The Pick Of Destiny Soundtrack
Neil Young And Crazy Horse Live At The Fillmore (also on DVD), the beginning of his long-awaited archives
The Clash The Singles Box Set
Kenny G I'm In The Mood For Love: The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time

Stupid News

Man Kicked Out Of Bar Drives Truck Through Entrance

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Orange County deputies caught up with a driver who rammed his pickup into the front doors of a bar early Friday morning. Security guards said they tossed the man out earlier in the evening and that's when he got into his truck and drove right for them. The man, who deputies said intentionally rammed his pick-up truck into the front door of a sports bar overnight, was taken into custody shortly after the alleged incident. Deputies found him hiding in a wooded area on Orange Blossom Trail near Holden Avenue. Deputies said the suspect had been involved in a fight at Chaparros Sports Bar. When security guards asked him to leave, he got in his truck and allegedly drove right at them, smashing through the entry way.

Coast Guard Stops Fast-Moving Boat With No Driver

OFF OF PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. -- Coast Guard officials in Broward now have something to add to their training manuals: how to stop a boat with no operator. A Coast Guard spokeswoman said an unmanned boat was zooming in dangerous circles Thursday afternoon off of Port Everglades. A private salvage company was called in and quickly brought it under control. The spokeswoman said the driver of the boat was thrown off, and was rescued by a good Samaritan. He appeared to be in good shape. Coast Guard officials were still determining why he lost control of the boat.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Randomonium from the last few days

(...which, as always, may or may not get used...)

First of all, yes...the Beer & Cheese Soup recipe...which got a lot of calls during Pigskin Picks, and a lot of email up on
the recipe page at Now with picture-y goodness!

Now...on to the crap...


Daniel Baldwin — brother of Alec, Billy and Stephen — continues to mystify everyone around him. This week he was arrested in Santa Monica for grand theft auto and possession of illegal drugs. He’s out on $20,000 bail.

Baldwin has had many scrapes and embarrassing moments with the law, all due to drugs, including a wild incident at the Plaza Hotel in New York that brought plenty of police and headlines several years ago.

And it’s not like Daniel Baldwin hasn’t been able to get work as an actor. He appears in several of the final episodes of "The Sopranos," which will air beginning in March 2007. In kind of a "Get Shorty" nod, he plays a bad guy that Christopher (Michael Imperioli) gets involved when he tries to make his Hollywood movie.

A source from "The Sopranos" confirms that Baldwin came to work and completed it. So that’s the tragedy of addiction: even being on the most prestigious show on television isn’t enough to make him turn his life around. Sad.


A huge hurricane-like storm is
raging across the surface of the planet Saturn. It's about 5,000 miles across, or 2/3rds the diameter of Earth.

Not really news, but pretty trippy to think about...


December 22nd is
Global Orgasm Day. The intent is that the participants concentrate any thoughts during and after orgasm on peace. The combination of high- energy orgasmic energy combined with mindful intention may have a much greater effect than previous mass meditations and prayers. Hello!


And here's a picture that speaks for itself:

Friday, November 10, 2006

Fired Up Beer And Cheese Soup

This morning's recipe for Fired Up Beer And Cheese Soup has had the biggest response yet. Tons of Email and phone calls. People couldn't wait to see the soup recipe.

A frickin' soup recipe, of all things. The biggest hit so far for the tailgating recipes for WAOR's Pigskin Picks with Martin's and the American Dairy Association.

You'll find it
right here. And a big thanks to Brent Bach for bringing it to our attention. And bringing it to our studio, too...

I'm not much of a soup guy, and this blew me away. Haven't had a soup this good since the last time I had the potato soup at Schu's in St. Joe, MI on The Bluffs.

Yo! Support THIS!

While most of us are making plans and stocking up for big Thanksgiving feasts, many in our communities are wondering where their next meal will come from.

Active Health and Wellness Center, at 3027 Mishawaka Avenue in South Bend, wants to help ease those worried minds. That’s why they are offering up to $25 off any insurance co-pay when patients bring a non-perishable food item to donate November 13th through the 18th.

“We constantly look for ways to give back to the community in a meaningful way, and providing a means for people to eat? Well, it doesn’t get any more meaningful than that,” said Dr. Pat Case, Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist at the facility.

Contributions will be donated to the Indiana Food Bank for distribution to those in need, and anyone simply wishing to make a donation is welcome to do so. For more information, please contact Jennifer at Active Health and Wellness at 574-259-9355.

Aerosmith's Website

Interesting tour blog, as promised on-air:

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Maxim List of TV's Most Unappealing Women

Monday, November 06, 2006

Wanna vote?


Tuesday Rock Roundup for 110706

Today in London Genesis will announce that they are reuniting for what Phil Collins calls "select 2007 dates". They'd originally hoped to bring together the progressive line-up of Collins, Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett, but Collins says they couldn't all work it out, and for now it will be the best-known line-up -- Collins, Banks and Rutherford.

Elton John blames Universal, his record label, for the bad sales of his new album The Captain and the Kid. He's publicly asked Universal to drop him as an artist, saying: "They didn't do anything to promote it. So if anybody from Universal is listening, do me a favor and drop me! Just drop me! I'm 59 years old now and I don't care anymore. I'm begging you -- just drop me!"

A new Queen studio album could be in stores next year. Guitarist Brian May tells London's Virgin Radio, "At the moment it's just a few tracks and let's see where it takes us. But I think it may turn into a complete new studio album." May added that he's "really enjoying exploring this territory with Paul."

If Van Halen were to reunite, bass player Michael Anthony would not be invited. Eddie Van Halen is not happy that Anthony continues to perform with Sammy Hagar and has replaced him with his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang. Wolfie has been in the studio with his father and uncle, drummer Alex Van Halen, and also played with V-H on a few songs during their 2004 reunion tour. Still no confirmation that a reunion with both David Lee Roth and Hagar next year etcetra etcetra, and GN'R's Chinese Democracy will be out any day now, too...yeah...


Eric Clapton & JJ Cale The Road to Escondido Bros.

The Best Of Stevie Nicks

Soundtrack (w. Rolling Stones, Band, Van Morriison, Beach Boys, Badfinger, others)

Frank Zappa The Making of Freak Out and Trance-Fusion


Cars which was actually pretty good

Little Man with randomly selected Wayans Brothers

The Who The Vegas Job

and tons of TV Series:
Beverly Hills 90210 Season 1
M*A*S*H Season 11
The Sopranos Season 6 Part 1
Police Squad The Complete Series, which I demand you go out and buy right now.