Radio Review

10.02.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

David Hans, Diana Johnson, Stephen Morton 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy with isolated thunderstorms, high 66.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 39.  Friday, clearing skies, high 53. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

Last night in a game heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM, Madison Bumgarner tossed a four-hitter with ten strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam as the San Francisco Giants ripped Pittsburgh 8-0 to win the National League Wild Card Game.  Crawford went deep in the fourth inning before Brandon Belt added two hits and three RBIs.  Next up for the Giants are the Nationals, with the first two games of the National League Division Series to be played in Washington. 

Tickets to preliminary rounds of the 2015 NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship go on sale at 10:00 AM on Oct. 18 in each host city, including Omaha, which will host second- and third-round games on March 20 and 22.  All Omaha games will be played at the CenturyLink Center, with Creighton serving as the host school for the event.  The CenturyLink previously hosted two rounds during the 2008 and 2012 NCAA tournaments.  Omaha also hosted NCAA games at the Civic Auditorium in 1977.  The 2015 Final Four will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 

The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team participated in yesterday’s Columbus Scotus Invitational at Quail Run.  The host team was the champion with a score of 362.  They won by seven strokes.  Norfolk Catholic placed fifth with a 436.  Amanda Fay of Grand Island Central Catholic was the medalist shooting an 80.  She won by five strokes.  Norfolk Catholic was led by Chelsey Reifert’s 105. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High vs. Millard West at Buell Stadium (FB-7:00); Nfk High at Lincoln High (SB DH-5:00); West Point-Beemer at Nfk Cath (VB-7:00); O’Neill St. Mary’s at LHNE (VB-7:15); Nfk Cath at South Sioux City Inv. (CC-4:30); LHNE at Stanton Inv. (CC-4:00); Nebraska at Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI (W. Socc.-2:30); Providence at Creighton (W. Socc.-7:00). 

Friday Night:  The Norfolk Catholic football team visits West Point-Beemer at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, Battle Creek hosts Hartington Cedar Catholic at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches. 

Kwifax:

In 1963, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to grant former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill honorary U.S. citizenship. 

News Briefs:

Norfolk Public Schools officials received the results of a pair of standardized tests in recent weeks. The consensus was that Norfolk students scored well in the ACT college-entrance exam and the Nebraska Standardized Assessment or NeSA, outperforming their peers statewide. At Monday night's candidates' forum, candidates for the Norfolk Public School Board agreed that while they're pleased with the results, there's still plenty of work to do. Incumbent Bruce Mitchell said the topic comes up every time test scores are released, and that so far, nobody seems to have a magic answer. Another incumbent, Tammy Day said the results included a lot of positive data. Challenger, Dr. Patti Gubbels replied that while the results were encouraging, test scores are only a starting point. Another challenger, Linnea Gettman was unable to attend. Norfolk voters will choose three of the four candidates on November 4th.  

Norfolk's First Christian Church and Northeast Community College's building construction students have teamed up to help the victims of this past summer's tornadoes. Following the June 16th Pilger tornado, First Christian Pastor Tim DeFor says he and other church members asked for the expertise of the organization International Disaster Emergency Service, or IDES. Their idea-- storage sheds. The sheds are nearly 100 square feet wide-- eight feet-by-12, with eight-foot walls. DeFor says a Northeast Community College employee suggested he work with the college's building construction program instructors, Ryan Hobza and Roger Walker. After a few phone calls and meetings, the two sides agreed on a cooperative effort. Northeast students are building some of the sheds, while First Christian members are building others. DeFor says eleven of the structures are complete and on-sight in and around Pilger, Laurel, Coleridge and other communities. DeFor says the goal is to complete 20 by the end of the fall. 

Each year area boy scouts spend the month of October selling popcorn to raise money for a year's worth of scouting activities. Tracy Ingebritson serves as the Diamond Dick district's fundraising leader. or "popcorn kernel." Ingebritson says 70 percent of the purchase price goes into the scouts' scout accounts.  That money is used to purchase equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and knives, or to attend scouting camps. Ingebritson says Husker tins are a popular item.  They also have them for Iowa, Iowa State and Creighton. You can also make a military donation, where the money you provide will provide popcorn products for members of the armed forces serving overseas. Boy Scout popcorn sales run through October 31st.  For more information, call 402-640-8326. 

They're "Sci-Fi Punkimous."  That's how members of the Wayne band Thirst Things First bill themselves.  They'll be the featured entertainment at tomorrow night's First Friday at the Norfolk Arts Center. The center's executive director Kara Weander-Gaster says it's an "underground experience." The Arts Center will provide easels and typewriters for those who would like to create their own masterpieces. Art, music, food and drinks are all part of First Friday, tomorrow night from 7 to 10 at the Norfolk Arts Center. For more information, check the web site NorfolkArtsCenter.org. 

Today's Tickler: 

I have been told that the mind cannot absorb any more than the seat can tolerate.

 

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2014 at 7:43 am

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