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Banned words of 2013
Posted by: Zoel
January 2, 2013 - 2:22 PM

 Fiscal Cliff

As one might expect, this phrase received the most nominations this year as people are just plain sick and tired of hearing about it!

Kick The Can Down The Road
Usually used in politics, this typically means that someone or some group is neglecting its responsibilities. This was seized upon during the current administration and is used as a cliche by all parties...Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, Tories, Whigs, Socialists, Communists, and the Kardashians!

Double Down
This blackjack term is now used as a verb in place of 'repeat' or 'reaffirm' or 'reiterate.' Yet, it adds nothing and is just kind of annoying unless you're actually playing Blackjack!

Job Creators/Creation
It implies supernatural powers -- such as the ability to change the weather or levitate. Most new jobs pay less than the lost jobs to ensure stratospheric CEO compensation and nice returns on investments. Perhaps a more accurate term would be job depleters.

YOLO
In the Twitter and texting universe it stands for "You Only Live Once" and used by wannabe Twitter philosophers who think they've uncovered a deep secret of life. Also used as an excuse to do really stupid things, such as streaking at a baseball game with YOLO printed on one's chest.

Spoiler Alert
What was once a polite warning has turned into a declarative statement: I have just spoiled something for you. When news outlets print articles with headlines such as, 'Huge upset in men's Olympic swimming,' with a diminutive 'spoiler alert' on the link to the rest of the article, I think it's safe to say we've forgotten the meaning of the word 'alert.'"


Love for Lylah
Posted by: Zoel
October 16, 2012 - 4:32 PM

Love for Lylah Benefit Concert and Silent Auction for BJ Harris and Family. Delylah Harris, daughter of BJ and Leslis Harris, was born with a major heart defect that will soon require open heart surgery. Please join in helping this family Saturday, November 3rd at 7pm at the McCarthy's Pub in Girard. Free will cover. Silent Auction. Come rock for the beat of her heart!


13 Pumpkin Carving Tricks
Posted by: Zoel
October 11, 2012 - 5:09 AM

 Tired of carving the same old zipper grin on your pumpkin every Halloween?Buzzfeed.com has a list of “13 Brilliant Pumpkin Carving Hacks” to help you land the most creative jack-o-lantern in the neighborhood:

1. Cut the top and a section in the back in one piece: It makes for easier scraping, and it’s easier to put a candle inside.

2. Use dry erase markers instead of Sharpies: So you can correct mistakes before you carve your design.

3. Use a cookie cutter and a mallet: To hammer out designs in fun cookie cutter shapes.

4. Trace a stencil with a nail or a tack: To help with accuracy in your design.

5. Use glow sticks in place of candles: For multi-colored jack-o-lanterns.

6. Make holes with a power drill: It makes for a cool Lite-Brite effect.

7. Use glow-in-the-dark paint and masking tape: For the those who don’t want to mess with pumpkin guts and knives, use glow-in-the-dark paint and tape to make a one-of-a-kind creation.

8. Try fishnet stockings: Pumpkins look sexy when covered in cool fishnet patterns.

9. Preserve with floor cleaner: To keep the inside of the pumpkin from rotting.

10. Give them teeth: Insert plastic “bubba” teeth for a redneck pumpkin.

11. Use it as a punch bowl: Hollow it out, put a bowl inside, and fill with your beverage of choice.

12. Turn it into a keg: It’s perfect for storing beer at a Halloween party.

13. Skip the pumpkins and go with milk jugs: No carving required! Just fill the milk jug with twinkle lights!


Presidential Debate Drinking Game
Posted by: Zoel
October 3, 2012 - 11:48 AM

Here again is the Presidential Debate Drinking game! (courtesy of debatedrinking.com)

First thing you have to do is pick a candidate. It doesn't have to be the one you plan to vote for. Then, you have to take a drink any time your candidate says one of the following words:

Barack Obama       Mitt Romney

Millionaires        16 trillion                                                                                                                   
Voucher        Unemployment
Let me be clear        ObamaCare
Bain        My friend
Inherited        Job Creators
Invest        716 billion
General Motors        Redistribute
Middle Class        Private Sector
Families        Work
Clinton        Reagan

 


Memories
Posted by: Zoel
September 28, 2012 - 3:29 PM

Earlier this week on the Hot Morning Show, I shared some of the best One Hit Wonders (BTW - if you try to take me on in Song Pop with that category, you will lose). You know what all One Hit Wonders have in common? No, not catch phrases or beats...but they all instantly trigger a memory. For some it's about a lost love, a happy moment in the car with friends, or hearing your parents suddenly bust out lyrics...and you joining. Whatever the case is...One Hit Wonders all have a special place with us because of the memories they unleash.

Any song can have this effect, all pretty much do, but there's that one thing about One Hit Wonders that strikes a nerve deep in us. One that sometimes we can't remember when we're sitting idle, but no matter how busy we are, once that note or lyric hits we're immediately taken back to that moment, like an instant time machine. So...which One Hit Wonder holds a special place with you?


Just a reminder...
Posted by: Zoel
September 26, 2012 - 10:03 AM

I know we're almost half way through the 2012 fall sports season, but it's worth mentions Hot 105 is your home for St. Paul Football all season long. You can listen to the Indians online by clicking the ICC Listen Live link! Also, we are your home for ICC Pirate Football and NCCC Basketball and Baseball!

Also, our sister stations Z95.3 and Thunder Country 97.3FM/1460AM also host high school football games on Friday night. Z95.3FM is your home for the Chanute Blue Comets and K-State Wildcats.

Thunder Country 97.3FM/1460AM is your home for the Neodesha Bluestreaks  and KU Jayhawks. 

Just a reminder. :)


No St. Paul Football
Posted by: Zoel
September 13, 2012 - 2:03 PM

Don't forget, there will be no St. Paul Football this Friday night because of the Bye week. Enjoy more music :) 


How early is too early?
Posted by: Zoel
September 10, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Back to school shopping is now done and over with, Football is in full swing, baseball is winding down, and Christmas decorations are starting to pop up. Wait...what!? That's right. Not even before we've seen our first costume for Halloween, first Turkey in the deep freeze for Thanksgiving, stores are already pulling out the Christmas decorations. How early is too early for this? It's no secret, I am a huge fan of Christmas. But in September!? Come on. As much as I love EVERYTHING about Christmas, this is rediculous. It's STUPID for radio stations to air Christmas music the day after HALLOWEEN, it RIDICULOUS for stores to clear out the back-to-school items for elf decorations. 

Seriously, when I hear about this stuff coming out, I have yet to hear someone exclaim "YES! Just what I needed 3 months away from Christmas...why didn't I think of that!?" Why is it that stores think we're going to buy this stuff 3 months out from when our mind set is actually caring about getting the stuff we need for Christmas.

Next thing we'll have Christmas decorations out just right after we celebrate the 4th of July. 


Are you ready for some football?
Posted by: Zoel
August 27, 2012 - 11:42 AM

We are here at Hot 105! The high school football season kicks off this Friday night. Hot 105 will air every St. Paul Football game home and away. You'll be able to stream the games online as well by clicking on the Listen Live link above. 


Shark Week!
Posted by: Zoel
August 15, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Incase you missed it, here is the Drinking Game to Shark Week this week. (Please drink responsibly, don't drink and dive in to a shark tank).

 

  • Drink every time you hear an Australian, South African, or British accent.
     
  • Drink every time you see a diver in a cage.
     
  • Drink every time a person mentions chum.
     
  • Drink every time the camera shows a surfboard or person underwater in the same frame as a shark. Also drink if they show you a chewed-up surfboard.
     
  • Drink every time the show references a new type of shark. If the shark does not attack humans (nurse shark) drink three times.
     
  • Drink every time a person is declared a "shark expert."
     
  • Drink every time someone mentions punching a shark in the nose or eye to stop an attack.
     
  • Drink every time someone mentions Jaws or if the Jaws theme music plays.
     
  • When a shark attack victim talks about the attack, drink for one second per five stitches the victim received.

 


Hotel stays
Posted by: Zoel
August 9, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Being a now traveling parent, it amazes me that we don't keep an actual paper log / check list of items we bring. Especially when it comes to our kids and their belongings. I'm pretty sure I could leave my razor blade or toothbrush or even my favorite movie behind and while I would be upset, it wouldn't necessarily be the end of the world for me. My kids however...well that's a different story. If Bebe Kynz were to leave her blankie behind, or Karley her stuffed animal, I'm pretty sure I would have to call in a federal negotiator because unless they get it back they are not letting up in being upset.

My thought is this...why as parents are we so sure we can remember ALL of the "important" items we bring in to a hotel room..yet we franticly stay up the night before wondering if we packed everything, or "have that feeling" that we forgot something as we pull out of the drive way from the hotel. We make lists for when we go the grocery store, why can't we do the same for when we go on vacation trips.

Afterall, we can barely remember where we kept the remote in our own house, what makes us think we're smart enough to remember every single important item we brought to a hotel stay?


Summer ends...
Posted by: Zoel
August 3, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Ok...so there's some great summer deals going on now to help get our economy going. Nothing frustrates me more as a consumer though than deals that say "Hurry! This deal ends when summer is gone." Now to make my point, for kids summer ends when school begins. For parents / workers, the labor day weekend would be a good indication that it's time to move from fun to holiday shopping. And science has the end of summer as when fall begins, which is September 22nd this year in case you're wondering.

If you're a retailer, can we please just set the date on when your deal ends...instead of saying "when summer's gone, so are the savings"? This is going to lead to one of two things happening 1) Me not shopping with you because I don't feel like the deal is worth waiting for (I'm a procrastinator consumer btw) 2) Me being extremely disappointed with your service because you couldn't tell me when exactly "summer ends" for your deal to expire.

So let's all just agree that summer ends when the leaves turn color. That should clear up any confusion, right? 


Fair or foul
Posted by: Zoel
August 2, 2012 - 11:14 AM

This time of the year always holds a special place in my heart, like Christmas and my birthday do. It's fair time, the temperatures are hot and kids are enjoying the remaining days of their summer. One of the great things about Kansas is the fair season. Even if you didn't grow up on the farm, or plan on showing animals, you most likely have made it to the county fair to take in the rodeo, music festivals, or carnival. that's the great thing about these fairs. It seems to bring everyone, of all ages and backgrounds together. That's why I'm excited to go to the Labette Co. Fair and Inter-State Fair and Rodeo this year. Kyndall is now getting to the age where she can enjoy the same experiences I did growing up. With all of the technology advances since I was a little kid, I'm glad there's still a few things that I did as a kid that I can share with her. Hopefully you'll take time out in the near future, if not this summer, and do the same. 


The Dark Knight Rises...5 point review
Posted by: Zoel
July 27, 2012 - 4:32 PM

You don't have time to read 20 paragraphs about how movies made me laugh, cry, and overall feel like I've wasted a huge chunk of my entertainment budget and I don't have time to write them. So because we're in a go-go type of world, here's my 5 point review of "The Dark Knight Rises":

  1. Go in with lowered expectations from "The Dark Knight". Not just like a notch lower, but 5 notches lower.
  2. Salina Kyle / Catwoman / Anne Hathaway steals the show. She is by far and away the shining spot of this movie.
  3. The main problem I have with this film is that the plot seemed rushed, compared to The Dark Knight where everthing seemed to flow. Again, lowered expectations = better experience
  4. The score is spot on in capturing the mood, the emotion of the surroundings. In fact it's probably one of the best musically scored super hero movies ever.
  5. The movie overall is great; not epic, but great. It has it's moments, but is clunky near the middle. However, that said overall it's a great conclusion to what is without a doubt the best trilogy of superhero movies ever. It's a must see.

Overall: B 


Memories
Posted by: Zoel
July 24, 2012 - 11:01 AM

 Today on the show , we were discussing about how nice it must be to have a dishwasher. While on days where I feel like being lazy and wish I could just load the dishes in and go, I forget how much of a pain dishwashers can be. Don't dish wash this plate, make sure you use this soap with this load, don't over load this, make sure you don't dump in food, etc. That is the one good thing about washing by hand, I can wash whatever dish however I want and not worry about possibly messing it up. Unless I leave a lipstick mark on the glass...then it's on like Donkey Kong in the house. 


TFI Family Services
Posted by: Zoel
July 17, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Don't forget all this week we'll be discussing more about becoming a foster parent. If you would like to know more, I encourage you to check out the banner at the top of the page. 


We're Not Gonna Take It
Posted by: Zoel
July 10, 2012 - 11:45 AM

I first want to give credit to my twitter follower @TheFakeNed (www.ramblingmorons.com/ ) for a beautifully written blog about what occured last night at the All-Star game. In it...he captures the EMOTION behind last night's Boo'ing of Robinson Can0. In a nut shell, Can0, the AL HR Derby captain said weeks ago it's the right thing to pick a Royal for the HR Derby. Well, he didn't. The fans at the K weren't too pleased. They let him have it.

Now fast forward to today and the national media alike (ESPN and Fox News) are calling Royals fans everything from "classless" to "childish" to "ashamed" to "tart". Funny, the Royals have put up with a lot of that for the last 27 years. We get. We haven't been to the post season since we won the World Series. We get it. We have only had 1 winning season since then. 

Enough is enough and it's time for a change.

Last night, in front of a national audience, the KC faithful showed the rest of the nation that we are PASSIONATE about baseball. SICK of being the laughing stock of the league. TIRED of people thinking we don't get it. The passion for cheering for a team is still deep in this fan base waiting to be awaken. 

Last night wasn't about BOO'ing a Yankee. It wasn't about hating on Cano as a player. It was about being DISREPECTED, something the Royals have been (a lot by their own doing) for the last 27 years. Last night showcased that us fans are sick of it and we're not gonna take it anymore.


The Amazing Spider-Meh
Posted by: Zoel
July 6, 2012 - 11:19 AM

 If you've heard me rant about about comic book movies, then you know that I am not a fan of rebooting* a series less than 5 years removed from the last film. I have had some time to sit down and let the fact that the Amazing Spider-Man is in fact a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise just under 4 years removed since Spider-Man 3. Even as nasty of a taste that film left in my mouth, I didn't think the series needed rebooted. That being said, here we are in 2012 with a new Spider-Man movie that's dubbed "The Amazing Spider-Man" and starting back to square one. I'm not going to bore you with movie plot points and details, mainly because I do not have the attention span to write that long of a blog. I will get right to the points:

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man is anything but "amazing".
  2. If you watched the first one in 2002, then you're going to see the exact same plot points, only instead of a red head, there's a blonde chick.
  3. The villian isn't really that meanacing and his "threat" is really rushed to the point that as a viewer, there's no feeling of immediate danger.
  4. If you took the Bruce Wayne / Batman character from "Batman Begins", and replaced him in the role of Peter Parker / Spider-Man you couldn't tell the difference between the two movies.
  5. The whole "what happened to his parents" storyline is, to me, just a ploy to try and scream "LOOK! WE'RE TELLING A DIFFERENT STORY!!!"

Overall: I give it a C-. It's a fun, summer flick that will hold over time, unlike Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3. The performances are ok, not bad, but not amazing. It's a good appetizer before the main course, The Dark Knight Rises in 14 days.

(*rebooting does not mean finding new shoes)


Secret and Spouses
Posted by: Zoel
July 2, 2012 - 11:53 AM

So I figured I would add my 5 cents in to the "5 things you should and should NOT keep from your significant other":

          DO KEEP SECRET

  • You went out to lunch without them (especially when money's tight)
  • You already watched the new episode of their favorite show / beat the game their working on
  • How long you haven't burshed your teeth / put on deoderant
  • You got food on their favorite clothing / blankey

          DON'T KEEP SECRET

  • You ran in to an ex, while going out to lunch
  • You watched the new episode of their favorite show and deleted (or erased the game save)
  • How long you haven't shaved
  • You've completely ruined their favorite clothing / blankey

 


Supreme Court Ruling
Posted by: Zoel
June 28, 2012 - 11:46 AM

No...this isn't a blog to debate with myself over the Supreme Court ruling today and whether I think it's right for America or sending us in to doomsday 5 months early. Actually, this blog is about the Supreme Court and it's affect on our Facebook. I dont' know about you, but it seems like when anything political comes up, my time line EXPLODES full of anti this, pro that statements that usally end up with PEOPLE TYPING IN CALL CAPS!!!!!! I guess that's the beauty and ugly of being so socially connected. We have an outlet to express our views, even when others don't want to hear them. I guess it would the equivilant to calling someone up 20 years ago and just ranting over the phone about how stupid such and such is. You, as the answerer, have the option to hang up or keep listening. The same goes for online posts about politics. You can either keep scrolling through running in to post and post about it...or you can log-out, or hang up. Me? I just go hide on twitter. It's not nearly as poltiically loded as facebook is. RT if you agree!


Angry Birds
Posted by: Zoel
June 26, 2012 - 10:12 AM

This morning on the show, I shared a survey about which color of cars birds are most likely to target..if you know what I mean. I don't know about you, but I can't help but wonder if birds have a hidden agenda. Or maybe they use our vehicles as stress relievers, the same way we use stress balls...they're just there. Does a bird just sit at near the car wash waiting for a vehicle to pull out and then release it's fury upon it? If they do, I have to ask why my car? It seems like almost immediately as soon as I pull out of a car wash, I have a nice present waiting for me.  So my plea to you birds is this...whatever I have done to you, I apologize! Just leave my car out of this. This is between you and I. 

If you couldn't tell...the heat is getting to me.


Country Stampede
Posted by: Zoel
June 15, 2012 - 11:27 AM

I find it amazing...for being a Hit Music station, we have a lot of Country fans who want Country Stampede tickets...or maybe it's their boyfriends/girlfriends that are country music fans. Anywho...join Clay this Saturday from 11A - 3P in downtown Chanute for your chance to  win a pair of 4 day passes to Country Stampede in Manhattan, KS. You must be present to win, so whatever plans you have from 11A - 3P, cancel them and join Clay this Saturday.

And be sure to listen to Hot 105 all week long as we'll have more oppertunities for you to win!


Celebrity minds
Posted by: Zoel
June 13, 2012 - 10:00 AM

This morning, Kanye West tweeted a picture of Kim Kardashian naked, eating breakfast  and then immediately removed it. Celebrity minds can be a dangerous place sometimes. But at what point did Kanye think this was a great idea? Especially with someone who became famous from a "leaked" sex tape. I guess we can all atleast take solice in the fact that celebrities, just like us, all make stupid decisions. They just have millions of dollars to quickly forget those problems.


Men In Black 3
Posted by: Zoel
June 11, 2012 - 9:34 AM

Went on a date night with the wife a few nights ago to see Men In Black 3. If you're anything close to a movie nerd like I am then you know that the script for MIB3 wasn't even finished when they started shooting the film last year...which made some people go "ehhh..." about how good this movie could be. I will say...MIB3 is definitely worth the money to go see it. it explains the relationship between J and K, it even had my wife close to tears. The comedy is on par with the first one, although not quite as good. As far as the best parts being shown in the trailers / TV Spots...ehh it's close but there are still plenty of good scenes to keep you entertained. Is this the best MIB? No, but it's better than the train wreck that was number 2. It's a great popcorn flick that you won't regret spending money on to see. It gets my recomendation.


Dreams
Posted by: Zoel
June 7, 2012 - 11:35 AM

I realize 1) I've now blogged two days in a row 2) it will be about sports again. No...it's no the end of times. Yesterday, 3 young men from the NCCC Panther baseball team were drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, and Kansas City Royals.  Having the oppertunity to spend time with them the last year or two, it was great to share their sense of excitement to witness a dream come true. For me, I love being able to do sports and talk to the listeners every morning. It's a DREAM come true for me. I just hope that whatever dream you have, whether it's starting the journey to becoming a professional athlete, a radio DJ, multi-billionaire, bus driver, whatever it is, I hope you chase after that dream. There will be set backs, there will be difficulties, and there will be great, rewarding moments. Speaking from experience, there will not be any greater of a moment when you take a step back, bask in the moment, and realize you're either one step closer to your dream or that dream you have chased after is suddenly coming true. Just remember, if you want something bad enough no one can stop you, only you.


Winning
Posted by: Zoel
June 5, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Last night, I stayed up and watched the Oklahoma City Thunder knock off the San Antonio Spurs. As I rolled out of bed early this morning for work, I asked myself "Was it worth it?" I stopped for a second and couldn't believe I actually asked myself that question. After putting up with the same rhetoric from the Royals and Chiefs...here's a winning program, that a few years ago was the joke of the league now actually achieving success and getting close to being on the grand stage.  Enjoying the moment, I couldn't help but think of programs like the Red Sox, Yankees, NE Patriots, Giants, and others and think of their fan base. Would they enjoy the moment as much as fans like I who have been deprived of such exciting moments? My guess is probably not, but when you're used to winning...you never forget your first moment of greatness.


Dick Clark
Posted by: Zoel
April 19, 2012 - 11:33 AM

 I, along with many in the broadcasting field, was sadden by the passing of Dick Clark yesterday. When you think of the pioneers of Radio AND TV, his name is immediately one of the top 3, if not the top when it comes to entertainment. I grew up to the likes of Rick Dee's, so I was on the fringe of Dick Clark's era with American Bandstand. That doesn't mean you can't look at the TV and listen on radio and hear his impact in today's form. From the artists interviews to the way TV and radio hosts talk, it came from America's Oldest Teenager Dick Clark.

I was reading more about Dick Clark, probably like many of you, on websites and articles after his passing. I ran across a quote from his autobiography that to me as a newbie still in this radio career stood out to me as how I want to come across on my shows to you, the listener:

"a radio announcer does not talk to 'those of you out there in radio land'; a radio announcer talks to me as an individual".

RIP Dick Clark. Thank you for everything.


333333DDDDDDDDDD!!!!
Posted by: Zoel
April 10, 2012 - 9:51 AM

I'm not going to lie...when I first heard about Avatar in 3D, I thought it was overrated. No way 3D takes off...no way I'm going to spend extra money to see 3D. Well..I guess it's time for me to fess up...I'm a liar. I have now seen a handful of movies in 3D...some impressive, some a waste of my extra $2.50. Then there's Titanic 3D. The wife and I went to go watch it this past weekend in 3D and if you want to see what a movie SHOULD look like in 3D, it's Titanic. I think what amazes me most about Titanic in 3D isn't the images (it's by far THE best), it isn't the fact 15 years later the CGI still holds up (it does), it's 15 years later...a movie made without the forethought of 3D even mentioned in production pulls off today's technology so well. There are movies produced today that go back in post production and add the 3D effects to the film to make extra money and comes out looking half-hearted (Thor 3D I'm looking at you).  The 3D in the movie actually made me feel like I was on the ship, I was in the middle of the action, it made me forget it's almost a 3 hour movie. If you get the chance too, go see Titanic 3D. It's a whole new experience. Even if you've seen it a bajillion times in the movies and at home...this is truely a whole new movie going experience. It's what 3D at the Theaters SHOULD and will hopefully be like in the future to come. 


MEEEGA MILLIONS!
Posted by: Zoel
March 30, 2012 - 3:05 PM

So Clay, Mike, and myself were all doing nothing like we always do on a Fridays and we were tossing around ideas of what we'd do if we won $650 million dollars. Then we thought "Hey! It'd be a great idea to all chip in and do an office pool and split it 3 ways if we won." Then we thought...why stop there...why not share the wealth with our LISTENERS! So...here's what you need to do...go to our FACEBOOK page, "Like" the status saying if we win we'll split it with all of those who have liked the status.

Of course, all state rules apply. The cut off time will be up until the drawing. If you don't have a facebook account, that's okay, just e-mail me zoel@mytown-media.com and we'll make sure your name is entered amoung the growing numbers. Hey, it's just another way we cater to our listeners :)


21 Jump Street
Posted by: Zoel
March 22, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Went to Iola the other night to watch the new comedy with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and I must say, I was pleastantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie. I have never seen the original 21 Jump Street with Johnny Depp (although fans of the original show won't be disappointed ), so I'm not exactly sure how close the movie was to the show. I can say though I can't remember the last time I throughly enjoyed a movie like that. I'm alway skeptical of comedies now a days because it seems like all the funny parts are in the TV commercials or trailers released before the movie comes out. This movie though had PLENTY of laughs that weren't shown in the marketing (some simply couldn't be shown). If you're looking for a fun date movie or need a good laugh, 21 Jump Street definitely gets my approval.


Hot 105 Bracket
Posted by: Zoel
March 13, 2012 - 10:39 AM

So...do you think you know more about College Basketball than the sports nut that is myself? Well you're probably right...but lets put it to the test anyways. Join our FREE Bracket Challenge on Yahoo Sports! I'm not sure what we'll give to the winner...but we'll figure out something...or maybe just the bragging rights that you were better than the sports nut lol Thursday is the cut off

tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/103058/invitation


Basketball Jones
Posted by: Zoel
February 7, 2012 - 10:10 AM

Doing Football, Basketball, and Baseball play-by-play...it always seemed to me that Basketball season was the most sluggish...high school basketball...20 games in almost 4 months time. It's hard to believe, though, we're in the final quarter of the season. Then it'll be sub-state tournaments, State tourneys, and then baseball.

Tonight the St. Paul Indians enter in to their final stretch with home games again Jayhawk-Linn, Southeast, Altoona-Midway, and Crest with road games against Oswego and Chetopa. 

Get ready, the end of the season is looming.


Munchies
Posted by: Zoel
January 31, 2012 - 10:21 AM

We're about 5 days away from the big game Sunday and for the last 5 years or so now I've always put together a party with a small group of friends. Maybe it's because I'm hungry now...or I really like junk food...I figured I'd put together a list of must have food items for the big game. (If my wife is reading this...this list is non-negotible...unless you're doing the shopping then get whatever you'd like dear!)

  1. Chips and Dip (dip can be ranch, French Onion, salsa, 7 Layer Dip)
  2. Hot Wings (Dear wife: I will compromise on mild wings if you're not eating them, otherwise bring the fire baby!)
  3. Pizza (Roll form or in pizza slice, I don't care. Bring the greasy goodness

Making honorable mention is lil' smokies. Because let's admit it, when the bigger items come out, no body wants to mess around with little smokies. So what's on your must have food items list for the Big Game? Go to facebook and tell me today!


Neosho County Basketball
Posted by: Zoel
January 13, 2012 - 10:56 AM

Hot 105 is your home for NCCC Panther athletics in 2012! That means every conference game home and away this basketball and baseball season will be heard on Hot 105 as well as on the stream in the upper right hand corner. This week, the Panthers knocked off their cross country rival, Allen County. Now they play host to Johnson County this weekend. Tip off is at 6PM, with the pregame show begining at 5:45. Be sure to come out and support the Panthers and if you can't make it you can always listen online or on the radio! 


Top 40 of 2011
Posted by: Zoel
December 28, 2011 - 9:43 AM

Hope everyone had a terrific Christmas...now on to the REAL party :) Be sure to wake up Friday morning as I recap the Top 40 songs of 2011 as voted on by YOU the listeners of Southeast Kansas. We're not looking at what Wichita, Kansas City, Tulsa, or Joplin played...nope this is what YOU wanted to hear all year long. Believe me...after counting all the requests on the phone, Twitter, and FB...I'm done with counting until next year. lol Be sure to wake up Friday morning starting at 6AM when we countdown the biggest hits of 2011! 


St. Paul Indian Basketball
Posted by: Zoel
November 28, 2011 - 6:29 AM

Can you believe it? High School basketball is just around the corner, and by around the corner I mean THIS FRIDAY NIGHT! The Indians take on the Frontenac Raiders at home. These two teams always meet up for some terrific games. It all begins this Friday night at 5:30 with the Derailed Commodity Pregame Show. You can listen online by clicking on the "Listen Live" link on the upper right hand corner. Get ready, basketball is back!...and I'm not talking about the NBA.


Time to give "Thanks!"
Posted by: Zoel
November 18, 2011 - 10:20 AM

Like you, next week is going to be crazy busy so I wanted to take this little bit of down time to tell you what I'm thankful for, because there's quite a bit. i'll try not to bore you with details. First of all, I'm thankful for my family and my healthy baby girl Kyndall. I've never known how much a little child could bring so much joy in this crazy world. I'm thankful to have a job that I love doing. Like all jobs, they come with their ups and downs but at the end of the day I go home and realize I still love what I do and it doesn't feel like an actual job to me. And I'm thankful for you, the listeners. I realize my show isn't always the best or the funniest, yet you tune in. Thank you for making me apart of your morning routine and listening to Hot 105. I know I joke in saying we have 5 listeners, but I know it's more like 7 and I appreciate that (ok...so it's probably a little more than 7). So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for listening and making Hot 105 one of the many stations I'm sure you flip throughout the day. Thank you :) 


Caney Valley @ Rock Creek
Posted by: Zoel
November 9, 2011 - 6:06 AM

 This Friday night, Hot 105 will broadcast the Caney Valley @ Rock Creek Class 3A playoff game. Pregame show begins at 6:30 with kick off at 7:00. You will be able to listen online by clicking on the listen live link in the upper right hand corner of the page. Be sure to tell everyone to tune in this Friday night to Caney Valley Bullpup football on Hot 105 and KKOY.com!


High School Football Playoffs
Posted by: Zoel
November 2, 2011 - 10:07 AM

Congrats going out to all of the area teams who have survived the first round of the playoffs. Last night, our two stations Hot 105 and Z95.3 were lucky enough to carry the ONLY two playoff games in the state of Kansas. Luckily both Chanute and Erie won.

On Saturday, the Erie Red Devils travel to Caney Valley to take on the Bullpups for round 2. Hot 105 will have the broadcast on Saturday. You can listen on the air as well as online with the NCCC Listen Live link at the upper right hand side of the page.

Good luck to all of the area teams this week in playoff action!


Halloween Costumes
Posted by: Zoel
October 21, 2011 - 8:29 AM

We're 10 days away from Halloween and I still haven't got my girls their costumes yet. Does that make me a bad parent? Don't answer that. Thinking about costumes though, it brought me back to some of my favorite...and least favorite costumes from when I was a kid. We all have those that we'd love to forget and some we would probably love to wear again even as an adult. My favorite costumes though now as an adult isn't the ones that were store bought, but the ones my mom and grandma put together.

I grew up in the Power Rangers era. I had the toys, raced home from school to watch the shows, you know what every kid does when they find their favorite show (oh wait...DVR has ruined that now). My favorite Ranger was the Green Ranger and one year I remember everybody dressing up as the Green Ranger for Halloween, but what made mine stand out was my mom sewing all of the wrist guards and boot designs. Not only that but she actually made the shield as well...not too many others had that. I always remember that Halloween as my favorite because of the attention to detail she had put into the costume, even though she HATED us boys watching the show.

Costumes...companies can't make them like momma used to.


Just Win Baby
Posted by: Zoel
October 11, 2011 - 6:55 AM

This past weekend, as probably most know by now, Al Davis passed away. When you think of Kansas City Chiefs football, you can't help but think of the rivalry between them and Al Davis' Raiders. Even though the Raiders have had a few down seasons (by a few I mean 10) it seemed like anytime it was Raider week, it was the Chiefs v. Al Davis. It didn't matter what their record was, just beat Oakland. Now that he's gone, the rivalry just doesn't feel the same. It probably will this year, with the importance of his passing and winning for him, but next season and seasons after I can't help but wonder without Davis' presence on the TV and sideline, will the rivalry lose it's appeal?


I miss the rains in Africa
Posted by: Zoel
October 5, 2011 - 6:18 AM

Ok so that's probably not how the song by Toto goes, but that's what I keep thinking they say so I'll live in my little bilssful ignorant world. ANYWHO, so this morning on the show I talked about discontinued food items that we miss. It got me thinking about how I go to Toys R Us with the little ones. Maybe it's just because I'm grown up now or toys aren't what they used to be (YOU'LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT), but going through the Toy aisle isn't nearly as fun as I remember it being. It's not that I don't enjoy reliving the little kid side of me from time to time, but it just seems like going through the toy aisle is more of a "meh" experience.

You would you probably be inclined to think "Oh...well it's because you're grown up"...HA! I'm usually the one running to the toy aisle first and not my 6 year old daughter. Seriously though, when I was little I would always tug on my parents shirt and ask them to go to the Toys or electrontics. My 6 year old...not so much. So it makes me wonder, what's wrong with the Toy aisle these days? Is it because of electronics/computers/internet/video games that the toy aisle isn't what it used to be? Of course...that won't be the case here in a few months when the Holiday Shopping Season begins and I may be eating my own words...


My First Kiss Went A Little Like This
Posted by: Zoel
September 21, 2011 - 10:57 AM

This morning, I talked about the 6 worst types of kisses. After going through the list, a thought popped in to my head: why aren't first time kisses the worst? Think about it, unless you're a 40 year old virgin (which there's nothing wrong with BTW), most of our first "kisses" are probably when we were younger. You know, the kindergarten through 5th grade I did it because it was a dare kind of kiss. Thanks to the wonderful world of Disney, we've probably seen kissing at some young age.

I can remember my first kiss. It was awkwardly bad as much as it was quick. But if you thik I'm kissing and telling, go read a romance novel. However, I do have to ask do you remember your first kiss?


Meet The Panthers!
Posted by: Zoel
September 13, 2011 - 6:09 AM

No it's not a sequal to the Dinero / Stiller movie series; it's a family friendly event going on at NCCC Gymnasium. Be sure to bring your kids ages 2 - 12 to get them signed up to be "Panther Pals". They get a free T-Shirt and will get into all home NCCC Basketball games for free. Just another way to save money and do family events :)


Riverside Park
Posted by: Zoel
September 6, 2011 - 7:00 AM

There's not too much from my early childhood I remember. There is one early memory that I do have and that's coming down for the summer from Alaska and visiting my family here in Kansas. I always remember going to Riverside Park in Independence. I remember when they actually had the fighter jets you could get in and "pilot" and the carousel that always seemed like it was too short. However, my favorite thing to do at Riverside Park is ride the mini-train. This weekend, I took my baby to have her first "train ride". Even as an adult now, I still get that same feeling as a child riding that train. Now sharing it with my daughter makes it even more special for me. I honestly hope the city of Independence appreciates how great of a facility they have with Riverside Park and the fun, inexpensive actvities a family of 4 or 5 can do without breaking the bank. I'm sure I'm not the only one with plenty of memories there. It makes me appreciate some of the little fun things I did as a kid here in Southeast Kansas that I can now share with my kiddo. :)


CM PUNK on the Hot Morning Show
Posted by: Zoel
August 26, 2011 - 7:56 AM

Be sure to tune in Tuesday morning as I'll get a chance to talk with WWE Superstar CM Punk! i'll be taking your questions and asking him, so let me know what you want to ask the Cult of Personality. So leave them on Facebook and Twitter.

Also, tune in Monday morning for your final chance to win tickets to WWE Smackdown! at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita.

Last, but not least, CONGRATS going out to Jennifer Carter of Independence, who will be sitting ringside at Tuesday nights event. Be on the look out for her Tuesday night on the SyFy Channel! She'll be the one with the big Hot 105 sign ;)


WWE Smackdown!
Posted by: Zoel
August 22, 2011 - 11:01 AM

Today we began giving away tickets to next week's BIG WWE Super Smackdown! show in Wichita! Superstars from both Raw and Smackdown will be at the InTrust Areana on Tuesday August 30th. Be sure to listen every morning this week at 7:20 for your chance to win tickets. On Friday morning,one of those lucky ticket winners upgrade to ringside seats! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the next days questions and get a jump on the contest before anyone else. :) -z


WWE Ringside Seats
Posted by: Zoel
August 15, 2011 - 6:18 AM

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a fun, busy weekend. If not, I have some news that may help get the sleep out of your eyes. One week from today, we're going to giveaway WWE Smackdown! tickets to the August 30th event in Wichita! Even better, at the end of next week we're going to give one lucky listener a pair of ringside seats, which means family, friends, and those who didn't win will get to see you on national TV. I can safely say, these by far are the biggest prizes we've ever given away! Be sure to listen all week for details!


Interstate Fair and Rodeo
Posted by: Zoel
August 8, 2011 - 6:16 AM

You know, there's a lot of fun memories I have with coming down to Kansas every summer in my childhood. The Interstate Fair and Rodeo in Coffeyville will always hold a special place in my childhood. For one, it always marked the end of my summer and when it was time to head back to Alaska. More importantly, I remember spending a lot of fun times with my Grandad, Grandma, uncles, aunts, cousins, you know family. That's why every year it's always a treat for me to go to Coffeyville and broadcast live at the Interstate Fair and Rodeo. It doesn't really feel like work to me when I get to go around and talk to the young 4H'ers, There's also the fun rides as well. So tonight, join me at the Interstate Fair and Rodeo from 5 - 7! It should be a lot of fun with the Motocross and all the exhibits and events going on tonight. be sure to say hi! 


How would you like to die?
Posted by: Zoel
August 5, 2011 - 7:02 AM

Ok...so I keep seeing these trailers for ANOTHER Final Destination movie (because apparently one wasn't enough). I saw the first one and that was enough for me. I'm one of those people that if I watch movies like this, my mind just races and takes off. It's probably what most doctors would call not healthy. So, I'm struggling enough to watch the previews and commercials for this movie and I have an epiphany: who in their right mind thinks of this?

Think about it. In order to have movies like this scripted, someone (nowadays GROUPS of people) have to sit down, with a keyboard and computer and think "Hmm...you know in the last four movies, we killed off characters this way...oh I know, we haven't done this yet!" Or better yet, what's their inspiration for this? "Oh hey, you know I saw a duck fall down, that reminds me we should totally off a character by randomly falling out of the 25th story of a building because the A/C kicked on. Makes sense." We get it, people die in weird ways. Enough. Go home, go hug the teddy bear that you lost on your 5th grade class trip and make something that isn't beaten to death. See what I did there?


Lock's now 75% off
Posted by: Zoel
July 26, 2011 - 5:58 AM

The NFL lockout has finally ended! Football is back! Wait...was football ever really gone? The long answer: no. Let's think about it, what did we as fans really lose? We for sure lost the H.o.F. game. Boo hoo. The only thing we really missed out on was who was being a big baby and didn't want to go to OTA's, which aren't mandatory by most teams. We didn't miss out on our Fantasy Football; seriously we can make up our teams and leagues in a days setting no problem. In the grand scheme of things, as fans, the only thing we missed out on was time we spent actually caring about whether or not we were going to have football that could have been used for other activities. like reading the endless blogs / news stories. But it does feel great to know that come Sunday I will still get to annoy my wife with Football on the TV :) Better start sucking up now for the trouble I'm going to get in to later.


I survived
Posted by: Zoel
July 20, 2011 - 11:16 AM

Today marks my one week without facebook! I survived. So how did I do it? Well easily...just how I did it 10 years ago. Staying busy, logging out of everything. Now the sad part is I've wasted the last hour catching backup on what I missed from the last week. The worst part, I didn't miss anything. OH A NEW MEME!


Royals 2X
Posted by: Zoel
July 19, 2011 - 3:27 PM

Starting Monday July 25th, we're going to not only giveaway an extra set of Royals tickets, but now we're going to giveaway 4 tickets per winner! That's right, we're going to have two winners for the KC Royals! And on top of that, they're going to recieve 4 tickets! We're also going to giveaway 4 tickets per winner to the KC T-Bones as well.

So make sure you register again...and again...and again...and again to increase your chances to win! Don't forget to have your family get signed up as well! Good luck!


Dance music ruined rap? ... I don't think so!
Posted by: Paul
July 14, 2011 - 7:58 AM

     Last weekend on 90's Rewind, I ran special hip hop and rock editions.  I sat there listening to the rap and I thought to myself, "Rap used to be hella fun!"  Upbeat songs and clever lyrics were on almost every track starting with raps founding in the 80's and leading into the 90's.  Even what you could classify as "gangsta" rap was fun.  To me, that got lost along the way somewhere in the late 90's heading into the 00's.  No more could you hear about DJ Humpty's nose being the size of a pickle!  Instead it was all about the money, Bentleys, and Crystal champagne.

     Lately there has been an infusion of what some like to call European dance music infused into not only our pop music, i.e. Ke$sha, Britney, and J-Lo, but also into the rap.  It's beginning to get fun again!  I'm not sure we will ever get to go back to the heavy sample-laden days of the 80's, which is a shame, but the music has turned upbeat once more.  Very unlike the dark depressing days of gangsta rap, or even Eminem's complaining of his mother and ex-wife!  Yes, even Marshall Mather's has a couple songs which are not only upbeat, but have positive messages.  What the heck happened?

     Like Akon, it "Don't Matter".  Keep enjoying the music and supporting the artists you love!  Throw your hands in the air and wave them around like you just don't care !  And don't forget to listen to 90's Rewind Saturday and Sunday's from 6AM - 8AM.

-Paulyfactor!!!


No more facebook
Posted by: Zoel
July 13, 2011 - 11:31 AM

The wife and I had an interesting conversation the other day. She said "You're so addicted to that stupid facebook. I bet you couldn't last one week." So me, being a sports fan, decided to take that bet. So starting at 10AM today, I am Facebook, Twitter, Linkdin, Google+, and whatever social media site I'm on free. I cannot log in to any of the sites. Being the good couple that we are, we're going on the honor system. Now as you're reading this, you're asking yourself "Self...what about notifications through e-mail?" Well self, I have disabled those as well as all my log ins on my phone. This will truely be a test of will and strength.

I can honestly say I have not gone a day without some sort of social media site since I was a Junior in high school, or 10 years ago. SO expect a lot more blogging from me to get my fix. That should make the boss man happy. I think.


Thank you!
Posted by: Zoel
July 11, 2011 - 6:42 AM

I had a blast out at the Mardi Grass Festival in Yates Center this past Saturday. It was great to meet all of Hot 105 hotties :) If you're a BBQ lover, you need to mark your calendars for next year. I got to partake in some taste testing and without a doubt some of the best BBQ ever! Big thanks to Nate Black and the Mardi Grass committee for letting us come down. You can check out a couple of pictures from the event in our pictures category!


Mardi Gras in Yates Center
Posted by: Zoel
July 5, 2011 - 11:06 AM

Join me broadcasting live this Saturday morning at the Mardi Gras festival in Yates Center! I've never been, but I hear there's some good BBQ there. If there's one thing my stomach can appreciate, it's some good BBQ. Plus, I hear we have some of the most loyal listeners in Yates Center. I guess we'll put that to the test this Saturday morning :)


4th of July
Posted by: Zoel
July 1, 2011 - 11:47 AM

Hey everyone - before I head out for the weekend I want to wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July! It looks like we're going to have terrific weather to actually enjoy some fireworks displays. It is going to be ridiculously hot outside. How hot? So I'm not sure I even spelled that right. I'm off Monday but will be back in full swing Tuesday.

First one back Tuesday morning with all 10 fingers and 10 toes wins! :) Happy 4th!


Summertime
Posted by: Jabari
June 30, 2011 - 10:31 AM

Its that fun time of the year where the weather is hot, the women are half dressed and kids are running us parents crazy, but it's all in fun. People seem to remember the fun things in life during the summertimem like going swimming, going fishing, going camping, playing with the water hose, fireworks and last but definitely not least family Bar-B-Ques!!! These are the times we should try to create everyday! I know the weather can be overbearing at times but the luxury of having fun should be the only focus when it comes to family. People spend too much time wanting and not enough time doing, so get out there and enjoy all the fun and sun that the summer has to offer and do it with the ones that you love! Have Fun Ya'll!!

Peace, Love , and All The Above


New blog! New Video!
Posted by: Zoel
June 23, 2011 - 7:46 AM

After about a month, we finally updated the video. Check it out! It'll definitely bring a smile to your face. :)


Back from vacation...now back to work for some R&R
Posted by: Zoel
June 20, 2011 - 7:53 AM

Hard to believe I've been away from work for so long, but it's also nice to be back on the radio. I was treated to some fun things to do in Branson, but I recommend the Hollywood Wax Museum! That place was a blast. Not only were there some good wax figures, but you could also pose with them! I got my picture taken with Batman, so as you can imagine the geek in me got overly excited. My wife got pictures with Edward from Twilight, so that made her trip. lol I want to give big props out to Cody Christopher for filling in for me all week keeping the seat warm and you entertained.

So now that I'm back, don't forget to phone in your requests at 877-866-9105 from 6 - 10 with the Hot Morning Show!


Jocks Nitch in Independence, KS
Posted by: Zoel
June 2, 2011 - 12:19 PM

Join me broadcasting LIVE this Friday (tomorrow) from 1PM - 3PM at the Jocks Nitch sale in Independence! HUGE savings to get you geared up for the summer season PLUS I'll have Hot 105 t-shirts and bumper stickers to giveaway! Can't wait!


Girard Softball online instructions
Posted by: Zoel
May 28, 2011 - 7:57 AM

Good morning from Salina! I just got done reading up on Girards opponent, the St. Johns Academy Lady Thunder. We should be in for another good game today! In case you're wondering how to listen to the stream online, just click on the link above the banner that says "Listen Live". You will need either winamp or iTunes, both of which are free (everyone's favorite four letter F word). Get winamp at www.winamp.com or iTunes at www.apple.com/itunes . 

As Bart Scott from the New York Jets once said, "Can't wait!" 


Joplin, Mo IMPORTANT numbers
Posted by: Zoel
May 25, 2011 - 4:11 PM

Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery
The City has established the following phone numbers for people interested in donating their time or items to aid in the recovery effort:
Individual volunteers wanting to donate their time should call 417-625-3543
Volunteers wanting to donate items can call 417-625-3542
Volunteer groups (churches, businesses, etc.) should call 314-623-9991

 


Joplin Tornado NEED list
Posted by: Zoel
May 24, 2011 - 3:39 PM

We received a list of items from the Joplin American Red Cross. They are asking people to please hold off clothing donations at this time as they are overwhelmed and have not been able to distribute what they have. They are currently asking for monetary donations and the following items:

Small dog food
Small bags of cat food
Laundry Soap
Tarps
Panchos
Lighter Fluid
Charcoal
Contact Solution
Hand Can Openers
Toiletries
Diabetic Supplies
Femine Items

Again, the National Guard Armory in Chanute will be collecting items all week long from 7AM to 7PM . Thank you SEK for proving we have the kindest and generous listeners!


Joplin Tornado Relief Pt. 1
Posted by: Zoel
May 23, 2011 - 3:10 PM

I cannot express enough thanks on behalf of everyone here at the radio station for the outpouring of support from EVERYONE in the last 6 hours. Check out our Photo Gallery for pics from all the items donated just so far.

Again, if you want to donate items, we will be collecting as long as there is a want from you, the listeners. You can drop them off here at our studios on the corner of Cherry and Plummer and also at the National Guard Armory on Santa Fe.

Thank you so much for your support!


Joplin, MO Tornado Relief
Posted by: Zoel
May 23, 2011 - 6:55 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have family and friends in the Joplin area after yesterday's horrific storms.

If you would like to donate, please follow tis link: http://mytown-media.com/earthquake.php

Also, if you live outside of the Ozarks and would like to help, call 1-800-427-4626


Live...from Wichita!
Posted by: Zoel
May 14, 2011 - 3:40 PM

Hey everyone! I'm in Wichita right now getting set for the first pitch between NCCC and Seward. Just a friendly reminder you can listen online here at KKOY.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for score updates at the end of every inning! GO PANTHERS!


Pack your bags, we're going to Wichita!
Posted by: Zoel
May 11, 2011 - 5:49 AM

Congratulations going out to the Neosho County Panthers baseball team! They defeated Johnson County 10 - 0 in 5 innings yesterday. Neosho County is now 46 - 12 on the season, ranked 19th in the nation, and will get set to take on some tough company in the Region 6 tournament. You can bet 105.5 and KKOY.com will be covering EVERY Panther game this weekend in Wichita!

Don't forget too to get signed up at the top of the page for Take Me Out To The Ballgame! We want to send you to the KC Royals, KC T-Bones, and Northwest Arkansas Naturals! Sign ups going on now with winners to be drawn starting June 1st!


NCCC v JCCC - Championship
Posted by: Zoel
May 9, 2011 - 7:27 AM

Neosho County will play Johnson County today at 12:30 for the right to go to Wichita and battle for the Region 6 title. The Neosho County Community College Pregame Show begins at 12:00. Listen on 105.5FM or KKOY.com to every pitch! Come out and support the Panthers! It's going to be an absolutely gorgeous day as well so be sure to wear plenty of sun screen to get your tan on!


ˇFeliz Cinco de Mayo!
Posted by: Zoel
May 5, 2011 - 11:07 AM

If you're going to celebrate, be sure to do it responsibly! May is already shapping up to be a busy month, not only here at the radio ranch but across Southeast Kansas. Be sure to check out our community calendar brought to you by the New Greenery and Inn Club Resturant to get you out of the house and enjoying this weather...before it gets in to the upper 90's! lol

Also, mark you calendars for May 28th. The crew here at Hot 105 will be starting the Taste of Southeast Kansas and our first stop is at MoJo's pizza and if there's one thing this dough boy loves more than mexican food it's pizza!

So better get your celebration on now because it's going to be busy, but fun in the month of May!


NCCC vs Cowley - PPD
Posted by: Zoel
May 1, 2011 - 5:46 PM

NCCC vs Cowley College has been pushed back to Monday due to the weather here in Ark City. We will broadcast both games tomorrow, since they will determine the Jayhawk East champion and number one and two seeds heading in to next weekends playoffs. The Neosho County Community College Pregame show will air at 12:30 with first pitch at 1PM. You can listen on 105.5FM or KKOY.com by clicking on the listen live link to the right of the page.

Also, as you have probably noticed, Take Me Out To The Ballgame has begun! More details to the top of the page! Get signed up today and let Hot 105 take YOU out to the ballgame today!


FRIDAY
Posted by: Jabari
April 29, 2011 - 2:42 PM

After all that life has thrown me I still can smile and say that I am grateful to be alive and on the air doing what I love! I hope that everyone has a blessed and fun weekend spending time with the ones YOU love! But if your weekend gets a little drab join Z on hot 105 and on kkoy.com for some Neosho County Community College Baseball pregame around 12:30 and frist pitch around 1pm...Once again have a great weekend and enjoy the ones you love! Oh! I almost forgot Peace , Love and All The Above!!!


Sports Show
Posted by: Zoel
April 26, 2011 - 7:45 AM

Don't forget to check out the Z is for Zoel Sports Show today on ESPN 1460AM. Today's show breaks downt he the Chiefs offensive needs and Oklahoma City Thunders 3 - 1 series with Denver!

Also, this Wendesday, NCCC will play Oklahoma Weslyn JV in two, 7 inning games. You can catch all the action on Hot 105 with the pregame show starting at 12:30 and first pitch at 1PM.


THRU IT ALL
Posted by: Jabari
April 25, 2011 - 3:00 PM

I want to take this time to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for bringing me this far and for bringig me through this whole health ordeal. Now I want to thank the ONES, The ones that called me, text me, emailed me, or made an effort to check on ya boy and for that I am TRULY grateful. For the fans and listeners that cared I MADE IT THROUGH!!!!! I had a bad bout with pancreatitis- meaning I had an enlarged pancreas that was infected, I also had an enlarged appendix and my gall bladder was not working and had not been for a while thats what caused the enlargement of my organs. But by the grace og GOD I made it through. I am NOT perfect but the ONES that showed me UNCONDITIONAL support and love made me feel like I was needed and appreciated and made me want to get back to work and go HARDER than ever at least when I'm back at 100%. To my man Skee and the FAM, Local artist here in SEK that showed me so much love and support I APPRECIATE IT FAM!!! Check SKEE and THE FAM on youtube for some great music and you can hear them on my shows randomly throughout the week(support the ONES that support YOU)! Once again I most certainly appreciate all the well wishes...I"M BACK SUCKAZ!!!!!!!

Peace, Love, and All The Above!!!!


Happy Easter
Posted by: Zoel
April 22, 2011 - 10:14 AM

I just wanted to take this time to wish you and your family a Happy Easter weekend! If you're traveling down the road this weekend, be sure to drive safe! :) BTW, if you have any left over marshmellow eggs, send them my way!


Multi-Generational
Posted by: Zoel
April 13, 2011 - 10:10 AM

If you're looking for something to do that's FREE, family friendly, and is giving away free food, I recommend coming out to the NCCC multi-generational game against Johnson County Community College this Saturday. There will be an autograph session, free food, and second place on the line for the Panthers against a very solid Johnson County team. NCCC leads JCCC by three games for second place heading into this weekends series; even more important is that NCCC trails Cowley College by two games for first place.

So bring the family out to Hudson Field for some great baseball, free food, and a fun time! First pitch at 1:00PM on Saturday.


SEK Sports Show
Posted by: Zoel
April 7, 2011 - 11:31 AM

Don't forget to to tune into the Z is for Zoel Sports show week days on ESPN 1460AM. We talk about everything from SEK high school sports to the Kansas City Royals and everything in between. So tune in Monday through Friday at 3PM on ESPN 1460.


KC Royals on ESPN 1460AM
Posted by: Zoel
March 31, 2011 - 8:26 AM

The Royals are one of two AL teams in action today and you can hear them on ESPN 1460AM! I don't know about you, but I am PUMPED for opening day. That's the upside to working at a radio station that carries sports programming; I can listen to the Royals and claim to be doing work! As Charlie Sheen would say, WINNING!...as long as the boss doesn't find out. :P


NCCC v. ICC - Take Two
Posted by: Zoel
March 28, 2011 - 8:30 AM

After two delays, the Neosho County Panthers will play host to the Independence Pirates today and tomorrow. NCCC needs the sweep to possibly pull into a two way tie for second place with Johnson County. The top two teams in each division will play host in the Region 6 tournament come May. Right now, NCCC has put themselves in a position to control their own destiny. Tune in to the Panthers and the Pirates today and tomorrow on ESPN 1460AM starting at 12:30PM.


Congrats are in order!
Posted by: Zoel
March 25, 2011 - 1:45 PM

Congratulations to Neosho County Community College pitcher Adam Giacalone for being named this weeks NJCAA Pitcher of the week! From the NJCAA Website:

(A) freshman from Shawnee, Kan., tossed a complete nine-inning game in a 6-2 win over Fort Scott (Kan.) on March 19. The right-hander scattered seven hits and allowed two earned runs in the outing. He also struck out 17 Fort Scott batters, which set a new Neosho County school record.


Bust out the brooms
Posted by: Zoel
March 24, 2011 - 6:07 AM

Congrats going out to the NCCC Panthers as they jumped back on the winning track with a 10 - 0 win in four innings and a crushing 15 - 0 win in 3 innings over the Baker University JV Wildcats. The sweep keeps the Panthers one game behind Johnson County for second place in the Jayhawk East. NCCC plays host to Indpendence on Saturday and Sunday. You can catch Saturday's games on ESPN 1460AM starting at 12:30.


March Madness baby!
Posted by: Zoel
March 17, 2011 - 6:28 AM

Don't forget to get your March Madness fix with ESPN 1460AM and KINZ 95.3FM. Follow the Kansas Jayhawks on ESPN 1460AM and the K-State Wildcats on Z95.3.


March Madness baby!
Posted by: Zoel
March 14, 2011 - 10:01 AM

So do you think you know March Madness better than myself, Mike Sutcliffe, Big J, Cody, or the Paulie Factor? Well, put your wits to the test with our bracket challenge! Just follow the link here and fill out your bracket. Good luck! :) Who knows maybe we can gather up some goodies for the overall winner, like a Mike Sutcliffe bobble head...or something :P

http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/89532/invitation?key=04e4e20247dbd554


Winning.
Posted by: Zoel
March 11, 2011 - 6:53 AM

I'm still trying to get used to this whole twitter thing, but if you want an uplifting start to your day, check out Charlie Sheen on twitter. It's definitely something to behold. If there was ever a time to get on twitter, Charlie Sheen is that time.


Curtain Call
Posted by: Zoel
March 10, 2011 - 6:06 AM

Congratulations to the Fredonia Lady Yellowjackets on their trip to state. I'm sure it wasn't quite the game they were hoping for, but they played for four solid quaters and definitely gave it their all. They have a very talented group of seniors they are graduating. Congrats Lady Yellowjackets on the trip to state!


Cograts at State!
Posted by: Zoel
March 7, 2011 - 8:07 AM

Congratulations to the Burlington Wildcats and Fredonia Lady Yellowjackets on reaching the 3A State Basketball tournament in Hutchinson!


Wild Week
Posted by: Zoel
March 2, 2011 - 12:40 PM

Well...here we are, still standing after a wild start to Sub-State Basketball and Region VI action. Congratulations to the St. Paul Indians as they knocked of Plesanton last night. They will advance to a Friday night match-up with Crest High School in the semi-finals at Allen County Community College. The St. Paul girls will be in action for the first time this week on Thrusday, when they play Southern Coffey County in the semi-finals for the second time in over a week.

Unfortunately, the Chanute Blue Comets and Neosho County Panthers seasons came to an end Monday and Tuesday night. Chanute fell in the upset of Monday night to Columbus while the Lady Blue Comets were sent packing by a resurging Baxter Springs Lady Lions. The Neosho County Panthers ended their season last night at Garden City to a hot shooting Broncbuster team.

Tune into Hot 105.5FM all this week for St. Paul Indian basketball, as the Indians try to advance to the Class 1A State Tournament in Emporia!


Big Tuesday
Posted by: Zoel
February 28, 2011 - 7:01 AM

Tuesday is unoffically Big Tuesday for our family of stations. Starting tonight, the Chanute Blue Comets will invade Hot 105.5 as the boys play host in the opening round of the 4A Sub-State.

 

Then things get busy Tuesday as the Neosho County Panthers travel out west to Garden City Community College for the opening round of the Region VI Tournament. A special one hour long Countdown to Tipoff Show presented by Neosho County Community College will get things started at 6:30PM on ESPN 1460AM. Then on KINZ 95.3, the Chanute Lady Blue Comets travel south to Baxter Springs. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00PM. On Hot 105, Keith Smith will bring you the play by play for St. Paul and Plesanton in the Class 1A Division 1 Sub-State starting with the Derailed Commodity Pregame Show at 6:30.

 

A busy day for sure is in store, but it will be exciting none the less. Be sure to tune in!


TIME TO BREATHE
Posted by: Jabari
February 25, 2011 - 4:19 PM

As basketball season is coming to an end Z, Pauly, Mike and I can finally take a breath!! Don't for one second think that we are just gonna sit and do nothing, now we are going to have more time to bring you the hottest shows on THE HOTTEST STATION IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS!!!! Alot goes on at a radio station and we are running 3 and I have to say it has been one heck of ride, but with all the sacrifices we make to bring you the best programming is all worth it when the people show us their love and appreciation for what we do! I will be out next week, gotta go to a family event in my old stomping grounds but when I return prepare for my shows to get better and prepare for us to bring the hottest music!!!

PEACE, LOVE AND ALL THE ABOVE!


Sub-State!!!!
Posted by: Zoel
February 24, 2011 - 6:34 AM

Sub-State listings are now posted! To see where your school plays next week, visit KSHSAA.org.


In the home stretch
Posted by: Zoel
February 21, 2011 - 6:04 AM

It's a busy couple of weeks for area high school basketball teams. First, the St. Paul Lady Indians are 14 - 3 with three games remaining. They have already clinched the number 2 seed in the Southern Coffey County Sub-State. A win tonight and they clinch the Three Rivers League title. For the boys, they are sitting at 10 - 7 and currently third in the sub-state. They must win tonight at Southern Coffey County, the host of the Sub-State, and tomorrow at home in Chetopa. If they can run the table, they will be half a game over Olpe for the number two seed. Why is this important? Since Class 1A has only six teams in their sub-state, as opposed to eight, the top 2 seeds will get a bye in the first round. It's hard to believe we're just a few weeks away from the state tournaments. The basketball season has definitely flown by this year. Be sure to tune in all this week!


Panthers sink the Pirates
Posted by: Zoel
February 17, 2011 - 6:29 AM

There's a win...then there's a 112 - 89 Neosho County win over #25 Independence. The Panthers shot lights out in the first half, 65% from the field. The win improves the Panthers  to 15 - 12 overall, 9 - 6 in the Jayhawk East. If the season were to end today, NCCC would have to travel to Garden City for the opening round of the Region VI Tournament. To say a win over Coffeyville and Cowley is important is an understatement. Hope to see a lot of Black and Orange at the 'Ville on Saturday night!


St.Paul Basketball
Posted by: Zoel
February 15, 2011 - 7:04 AM

The St. Paul Indians completed the sweep over the Plesanton Blu-Jays. The girls won 65 - 38; Morgan Westhoff put up 27 points in the win. The boys won 51 - 30. The girls improve to 13 - 3, 5 - 0 in the Three Rivers League. The boys record is now 10 - 6, 4 - 1 in the Three Rivers League. The St. Paul Indians now play host to the Oswego Indians in a Three Rivers League showdown to wrap up a 4 game home stand. Tune in tonight at 5:35 for the Derailed Commodity Pregame Show on Hot 105!


Dios Valentinos
Posted by: Jabari
February 14, 2011 - 8:15 AM

Happy Valentines Day to all the ones that love and the ones that are being loved! Alot of times we take the ones we love for granted, thinking to ourselves that they will always be there! But Wait!!!! Remeber ALL of the things that your significant other has to deal with, like, Dirty underwear washing(after the gym), Picking up after you and all the kids, dealing with irritating people at work, smelling your FUNK everytime you go to the toilet and leave the door open...those are just a few of the things that our special someones have to deal with besides dealing with all the different attitudes they are around. So instead of just making this one day the only day you say I Love You, do it all year round by doing the little things that mean alot to your loved ones that way on Valentines Day you significant other will do like my wife and tell you she doesn't need anything becaus etyou show her you love her all year long!!! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!


Down the home stretch
Posted by: Zoel
February 14, 2011 - 7:39 AM

Welp...we're down the home stretch in basketball season! It's that exciting time of the year where sub-state is just around the corner. If the season was to end today, both St. Paul teams would host the opening round of the sub-state before traveling to Iola. The girls have a pretty comfortable lead, however, the boys are only holding on to a one game lead in keeping a home game alive. To say the next four games are important is a bit of an understatement. 

St. Paul will be in action on Monday and Tuesday at home. Be sure to tune in!

 


Food for thought...
Posted by: Zoel
February 10, 2011 - 7:35 AM

So it's really cold...again. I've been keeping track on how cold it is here in Southeast Kansas and in Anchorage, AK. We are going on now almost two weeks straight of being colder than Anchorage, AK. Crazy, right? Well according to some of my friends still in the Last Frontier state, they are having a "mild" winter. So the chances of us having the same snow fall as a city in Alaska are pretty good! I do have to ask though, does this mean I can finally have the pet penguin I always wanted?


Super Commercials
Posted by: Zoel
February 7, 2011 - 7:42 AM

This years commercials definitely get a solid B from me. A lot of good ones, some meh ones. I would say the Doritos finger licking and Pug commercials were my favorites. I did not like the groupon drag dressing commercial. Rosanne getting smashed was a plesant surprise lol Let me know what your favorites were on the facebook page!


The word of the day
Posted by: Zoel
February 1, 2011 - 8:21 AM

is snow! Be careful driving out there if you have too. For updated road conditions visit this website http://511.ksdot.org/KanRoadPublic_VE/Default.aspx


MUSIC
Posted by: Jabari
January 26, 2011 - 9:49 AM

 

Music means alot to alot of people, I mean when you are feeling a little down there is that song that always brings you up out of that bad mood. Music can also bring you down, like a song that a deceased relative or close friend used to like or sing. They say music tames the savage beast, and I am in full agreement with that statement. I can remember certain songs that my mother used to like and sing and not only does it bring tears to my eyes but I also get a sense of her being right there with me while the song is on. Music is just a universal way of communication that knows no color, race or religion. Music is the reason why I am here now so as long as God allows music to permeate through the speakers WE will continue to bring you the HITS!!!

PEACE, LOVE AND ALL THE ABOVE!!


Baby Mix
Posted by: Zoel
January 26, 2011 - 9:31 AM

I'm one week away from becoming a father for the first time. I'm looking forward to it more than anything. I'm not looking forward to the interrupted nights though. I'm thinking though of putting together a "Baby Delievery" mix. You know to lighten the mood in the delievery room. So far I have Europe - The Final Countdown, Salt 'N Peppa - Push It, and Diane Ross - Baby Love. Too cheesy, yes. Brilliant. I think so.


CHIEFS! CHIEFS! CHIEFS!
Posted by: Zoel
January 6, 2011 - 1:55 PM

Hopefully you're like me and can't wait for the weekend! I'm going to be at my happy place (a.k.a Truman Sports Complex) for the first time in quite a while. I don't know why, but being near those two stadiums helps make all my problems go away...or maybe it's the tailgating that does it. Either way, this week has been the most sluggish in some time. I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning...12:01AM to be exact. When you know Santa's arrived, but also know if you leave your room and wake everyone else up you're going to be in trouble. So all you can do is patiently wait.

If you are going to the game, do be careful. Gates open at 8:30. Kick off at noon. Looks like the weather will be cold, but it's exciting to have the Playoffs back in KC. Hopefully, being patient will payoff with a win :)


2010: A Review in the Year That Was: The Musical
Posted by: Zoel
December 22, 2010 - 2:13 PM

Hey, be sure to tune in Thursday and Friday next week for a special edition of the Hot Morning Show. I'll recap the entire year of 2010. Pull the radio close, with a glass of nostalgia as we review 2010 next week on the Hot Morning Show :)


WINTER STORM!!!!!
Posted by: Zoel
December 21, 2010 - 8:34 AM

Thanks to KOAM-TV weather man Doug Heady for checking in with us this morning on the Hot Morning Show. He said we can expect more rain than snow this season and possibly...maybe...see our first true winter storm on New Years Eve. If you're traveling north, Topeka, KC area, this Christmas, you may want to be prepared for some snow.

Be sure to check out Doug's weather blog at http://www.koamtv.com He has everything he talked about up there for your reading pleasure. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! -z :)


Music. Wrap it up!
Posted by: Paul
December 15, 2010 - 10:35 PM

      As a kid, (and as a preacher's kid no less), I was constantly surrounded by music.  My parents encouraged me to be involved with it in one form or another.  I took piano lessons, sang in church and school choirs, and played in the pep bands, jazz bands, concert bands, whatever I could possibly be involved in.  My fondest memories of music though as a child was when I was all by myself listening to the tunes playing over the airwaves, or on my Dad's record player.  I would get pumped every time Ritchie Valen's "La Bamba" came on, or when the off-key vocals of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" poured through my headphones.  As I grew older, I turned to even more diverse forms of music when I discovered techno.  I loved tuning in to Lawrence's "Lazer" on the weekends when Nocturnal Transmission introduced me to all sorts of bloops and bleeps I'd never heard before.  But absolutely NOTHING could top throwing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on to the turn-table and gawking at the artwork of the cardboard sleeve, imagining myself in the world the Beatle's were creating in my mind.

     I bet there's not very many of us now that just throw the headphones on, stare at album artwork, or just close our eyes for hours as we hear our favorite artists.  There just doesn't seem to be enough time for that anymore.  And that's really a shame since now it is so much easier to access our music!  I often talk about Amazon.com's great deals during my shift.  Amazon doesn't pay me to do this.  But I love this company that allows me to purchase some of the most popular albums on the market for just a couple bucks!  It allows you to take a chance on some artists you normally wouldn't think about spending money on, and *gasp* all of a sudden, you have a new favorite artist!  I love that feeling and I want to share that feeling with others.

     And since this IS the season of sharing, why not share music?  Whether buying the actual physical product, or giving giftcards for Amazon, Wal-Mart, or I-Tunes, you just can't go wrong with music.  Share what you love this holiday season!  Wrap up music!


Christmas time...here!?
Posted by: Zoel
December 10, 2010 - 4:56 PM

Is it just me or is it that Christmas seems a little flat? Like there's not that much Christmas spirit? I see it on the ads, I see the TV specials, but this year it seems to me like this year the Christmas spirit is missing....maybe it's because I haven't heard too many tunes on the radio. Wait a minute, I do a morning show...on the radio...with Christmas music in the library...hmm....


St. Paul Basketball
Posted by: Zoel
December 7, 2010 - 10:11 AM

Don't forget! Hot 105 is your home for St. Paul Basketball all season long. Yours truely will be providing play-by-play. it should be an exciting season for the Indians!


THANK YOU!
Posted by: Zoel
November 18, 2010 - 8:20 AM

I want to personally take this time to thank all of our listeners who helped change families lives in Rwanda for generations to come! If you still want to help, you can! Click on the banner above to make a donation or pledge to donate. You can also call 1-888-503-4588 Thanks again, on behalf of Hot 105, Z 95.3, My Town Media, and Compassion International :)


Make a difference today!
Posted by: Zoel
November 16, 2010 - 3:39 PM

Today is the day! We're telling all about the amazing water filters that can last a lifetime (and beyond). Thank you to all of those in Southeast Kansas who have responded. Remember, no donation is too big or too small. Call today to make your pledge, or donation! 1-888-503-4588 On behalf of Compassion International and the Hot 105 staff...THANK YOU!

 


It's on like (well kinda) Donkey Kong!
Posted by: Zoel
November 15, 2010 - 8:35 AM

First of all...wow what an egg that was laid by the Chefs. Proving yet again, this is a season where we Chiefs fans need to just enjoy each win that comes along. Unfortunately, San Diego has the weakest schedule down the stretch. So forget Oakland, forget the Donkeys, the Super Chargers are the ones to be most afraid of in the second half of the season. Norv Turner and Phillip "Cry Baby" Rivers know how to work their second half magic and this season won't be any different.

Secondly, this week is the week! Compassion International will join myself and the entire KKOY-KINZ radio crew live in studio to talk about their Water of Life compaign. Any questions you had will be answered this Tuesday and Wednesday live. I hope you can make plans to join me on the morning show to learn how you can help for a small donation.

Thirdly, Thanksgiving is 10 days away. You may begin to panic...now.


Water
Posted by: Zoel
November 12, 2010 - 8:29 AM

Yup it's a rainy Friday morning. Yay...atleast it's the weekend. While you're planning a head, be sure to make plans Tuesday and Wendesday as we have a Compassion International staff member with us to help raise awareness about a water filter kit that will help a family in Rwanda receive clean drinking water for life! If you can't wait, or just need an excuse to surf the net at work, click on the banner at the top of the Hot page, or check out the video to the right. More info coming Tuesday morning on Hot 105! :)


MJ! Back again!
Posted by: Paul
November 8, 2010 - 4:35 PM

    I was very excited this morning when I opened up TMZ and saw that they are finally releasing new material from Michael!  I know what you are thinking.  Just when we can finally go a day without hearing some story about Michael Jackson, or his family, we start it all over again with an album release.  But I'm feeling really good about this album.  I think they really took the time to make sure the songs sounded great, and just the way MJ would have wanted them.  He was a perfectionist, so much that some people have argued that they shouldn't release any of his material ever again because Michael may not have approved of the mixes.  But have a listen to the first single called "Breaking News" and judge for yourself!

http://michaeljackson.com

    I know I may be dating myself when I say this, but Michael Jackson's "Bad" album was one of the first pop records I ever got into.  I was at a campground at the age of like 4 or 5, and I was in a friend's camper.  They threw the headphones of a Sony Walkman cassette player on my head, punched play, and forced the addiction of MJ on me.  I have a been a fan ever since.  Leave a message on our facebook site letting me know what you think of the new single!

    And as I sit here typing out this blog, I'm taking swigs of Nestle Pure Life bottled water.  Wow...I pay money for the water fresh out of the tap of the Dallas, TX water supply!  But at least I have fresh, clean water!  Help out people who don't have access to the Dallas water supply!  Click on the "water for life" banner ad at the top of our page and decide for yourself if helping Compassion International is for you!


Challenge
Posted by: Zoel
November 8, 2010 - 1:24 PM

We are one week away from getting the Compassion International Radiothon in full swing and I can't wait! We got in our filter units last week. It's amazing; something so simple could last a family for their entire life. I want to challenge you, think about how much water you use daily. That includes: showering, flushing the toilet, brushing your teeth, washing your hands, drinking, watering your pets and/or plants, andcooking. Think about how much water that could easily fill a five gallon water bucket. Think about HOW MANY five gallon water buckets that would be needed to accomplish those daily needs.

If you want to get started in helping today, click on the link above or check out the video on the Hot page. Will you accept this challenge and help a family in Rwanda get clean water for life?


CHANUTE BLUE COMETS INTERNET STREAM
Posted by: Zoel
November 6, 2010 - 5:27 PM

We've received alot of e-mails about how to listen to tonights game vs. Louisberg. Head on over to KINZ.BIZ like you normally would and the stream should be feeding tonights game. GO COMETS!


Compassion
Posted by: Zoel
November 4, 2010 - 7:18 AM

Don't forget to join us for the live radiothon November 16th and 17th. We'll provide a live demonstration of just how the water filters work and even more importantly how YOU can get involved. If you can't wait until then, check out the video on the page OR click the banner a top of the page. Help give a family in Rwanda water for life. :)


Water
Posted by: Zoel
October 27, 2010 - 12:35 PM

Hey! If you can't wait to for us to speak with the Compassion crew about how you can help provide clean water to a family in need in Africa, click on the banner above or check out the video today! Keep listening for more details :)


Mr. Jones and Me
Posted by: Paul
October 20, 2010 - 8:31 PM

     Growing up, my classmates and I always thought that the song "Mr. Jones" by the Counting Crows was about our P.E. teacher.  Butch Jones is a special teacher.  He's the P.E. teacher for grades K-12 at Lebo High School where I grew up AND he coaches both jr high and high school football and track teams.  Or at least he did all that while attended there.  We really thought he was the coolest man in our school, and it was rumored that he had tried out for the Dallas Cowboys as a kicker once.  That credential alone = cool! 

     As we grew up and into jr high and high school sports we learned lessons from him that we would carry with us for the rest of our lives, just  as I'm sure you have from a teacher you consider special.  Coach meant a little bit more to me though.  I had always been athletic and fast, but I was always a shrimp.  It didn't matter though.  The greatest athletes in the world have had their obstacles.  Coach taught us to work hard, to actually want something for yourself.  He taught us respect, and good sportsmanship.  He loved us but he wasn't afraid to come down on us.  He was and is a great coach.  I was always a great runner and dominated in jr high, but high school as a freshman was completely different.  He continued to push me though, and by my sophomore year I was headed to the state track meet in Wichita.  I moved after my sophomore year to a different school, and that following year returned to the state meet.  You can guess who was still on my side cheering and coaching me from the sidelines.  One of my greatest coaches, Butch Jones.

     Friday is the last football game in Lebo that Coach Jones will be on the sideline for.  I can't wait to make the trip to Lebo and see how many people attend this game.  Of course, it will be a homecoming for many.  I myself haven't attended a Lebo football game in more than a decade, so I look forward to seeing friends and neighbors from the town I've always considered home.  But we will all be cheering for the football team and watching as one of the greatest men in our lives, our children's lives, and a pillar of Lebo's education system completes his career and turns towards retirement.

Thanks Coach Jones.


Wasted water
Posted by: Zoel
October 20, 2010 - 6:51 AM

I was shaving this morning, when it occured to me...that's a lot of water to just keep running while I shave. Could you imagine having to go back and forth to the creek, river, or some water supply to replenish what you use...once, twice, three times a day? That's the reality for some families in parts of Africa. Worst yet, their water supply is no where near acceptable to drink as what we have here in the US. In the coming days, you'll have the oppertunity to help a family receive clean water for life. Stay tuned to the Hot Morning Show on Hot 105. Details coming next week :)


Sunflower Showdown
Posted by: Zoel
October 14, 2010 - 7:18 AM

Don't forget, KU vs. K-State can be heard on our sister stations Z 95.3FM or ESPN 1460AM. If you'd perfer the soothing undertones of Bob Davis, tune in to ESPN 1460 for the Crimson and Blue slant to the game. Or if you'd like get your Purple fix with Wyatt Thompson, tune in to Z 95.3. Or if you don't care and just want the Hottest music, keep your dial set on Hot 105 ;)


Toilet
Posted by: Zoel
October 12, 2010 - 8:53 AM

On the average…the typical Kansan uses about 81 gallons of water per day. That’s about 567 gallons a week…6,804 gallons per month…or 29,565 gallons a year. Mulitply that by the 2.8 million people living in Kansas…and that’s about 82.7 BILLION Gallons a year. Learn how you can help.  More details are coming soon from Compassion International and Hot 105.5


Feel my Wildcat rage Fox Network!
Posted by: Paul
October 11, 2010 - 9:41 PM

     There's only a handful of games I really can't miss when it comes to watching my Kansas State Wildcats.  About four fingers of that handful include the games against the Jayhawks.  The Sunflower Showdown!!!  The days of those games, you set friendships aside with your friends that are on the opposing side, you rag on your co-workers, and you disown family if they go to the "other" school.  (I'm exaggerating.) ... ... ... (But only slightly.)  It's an important day on Thursday, and I have to admit it, I've been thinking about this game for weeks!

    A few years ago I remember how enraged I became when I couldn't watch the Showdown on CableOne.  I was already miffed when it dropped our locals for a while.  Not having the important game was the last straw, so I switched to Dish Network.  I have a feeling many of you did the same.  Well now, my fellow Dish Network users, we will not be able to watch our team on Thursday.  I'm not kidding.  Only it's not Dish Network's fault.  Fox Network is trying to jump their rates by over 50%!  (This according to Dish Network.)  Frankly, I'm ticked off.

    If you feel the same way, then make it known to Fox Network.  You can start by learning more at www.jointhefightagainstfox.com or you can email Fox Midwest directly at Midwest@foxsports.net.  I urge you to take action so we can watch the game in the comfort of our own homes again.  These games used to be free to us!!!  I don't usually jump on movements like this, but when you mess with my Wildcats...I have no choice.  Jayhawkers, I hope you feel the same way too.  Put on the gloves and come out swinging!


Cat with tail tucked between his legs gone fishin'.
Posted by: Paul
October 8, 2010 - 11:28 AM

     It was a sad sorry sight last night if you happened to glance at ESPN.  My Cats getting demolished by the Cornhuskers one final time before Nebraska joins the Big 10.  I love my sports teams, but when they are losing that bad, all I can do is turn the TV off!  How painful it must've been to actually have been at Bill Snyder Family Stadium!  During my stint at K-State I saw some great games against the Huskers, where we won!  Ahhh....how I miss those days.

     Well this Cat is off this weekend to do something I don't normally do...enjoy the great outdoors!  Table Rock and Taneycomo here I come!  It's a guys weekend for me, and we are trout fishing!  I actually could do this much more if I had weekends off, but this bald boy works six days a week.  My grandparents have owned a house on Taneycomo for decades, and it's the perfect spot because they live right off the Branson strip as well.  You really get the best of both worlds.  And a friend of mine owns a place in Kimberling City, so we'll be spending time in both spots. 

    Hope you all enjoy a great weekend!


Water
Posted by: Zoel
October 8, 2010 - 8:00 AM

 About 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation — roughly two-fifths of the world's population. Imagine...having a boil order...every single day for your daily needs. Learn how you can help. Keep listening to Hot 105.5 for more details.


"Holy Halladay!" and "Gnat Attax!"
Posted by: Paul
October 6, 2010 - 9:32 PM

     Nothing cooler than watching history in the making...and in this case it was Roy "Doc" Halladay throwing only the second no-hitter of post-season games in MLB history in the Cincinatti Reds v. Philidelphia Phillies game tonight.  This may have have been one of those events where you remember where you were when it happened.  As for me?  I was outside wiping down the dust-riddled dash of my truck, with my girlfriend sending me updates.  It wasn't until the 8th inning I decided the no-hitter sounded for real and headed in to bask in the glory of the moment.  You really need to be payint attention to the playoffs this year!  This spring I traveled to Arizona to watch Cactus League action, and it was there my girlfriend Annie and I witnessed the sensation of Aroldis Chapman, a pitcher for the Reds.  He has been clocked throwing 105 mph!!!  Halladay and Chapman...two reasons to love baseball.

     On a sidenote, are any of the rest of you suffering from gnat attacks lately?  No matter what room I run to in our house, a gnat seemingly has to be bothersome by flying in and around my chrome dome.  It's bad enough that I suffer from floaters in my eyes, creating a mirage of gnats all ready.  And then I find out they are real!  But from talking to a couple others, I am not alone in my torture.  Apparently these fruit flies don't have to have dirty dishes, or trash to survive.  They can be  making camp in your house plants.  (Hmmm...kinda reminds me of those flower bugs Ernie had in his window-sill on Sesame Street.) 

Faithfully yours...and swatting away,

Paulyfactor


Presidential Blunders!
Posted by: Paul
October 6, 2010 - 8:53 AM

     There's nothing more perfect than finding out people like our very own president are...not perfect.  Many of you may have seen the clip on TV or via the Internet, but if you haven't then you need to check it out.  President Barack Obama was giving a speech yesterday, and while he was reciting, the presidential seal on the front of the podium inexplicably fell off!  He covered as well as anyone can...(let's face it, our President is a smooth talker,)  by saying..."that all right, you all know who I am."  I love it!  America's Funniest Home Videos...presidential style!


Water water every where...
Posted by: Zoel
October 6, 2010 - 8:21 AM

Depending on living conditions, including climate and physical activity, drinking-water needs for individuals vary, but the optimal amount is estimated at 2 quarts per day for a 130-pound person and 1 quart per day for a 22-pound child. Listen to Hot 105 for details on how you can help families in need of clean drinking water.


Help out
Posted by: Zoel
October 4, 2010 - 7:03 AM

Did you know that approximately 884 million people in the world do not have access to clean water? That’s roughly 12% of the Earth’s population. Did you know about 1.8 million children die each year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. That’s around 5,000 deaths each day. What if you ...could make a difference? Listen to Hot 105.5 for coming information.


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