Radio Review

04.20.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

George Belitz Jr., Jim Herlick, Jane Jenkins, Richard Kautzman, Bill Kenny Jr., Walter Layman, Jackson Miller, Lisa Schmidt, Gerald Weiser, Jim Werner 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, sunny skies, high 56.  Tonight, mainly clear, low 31.  Tuesday, mainly clear, high 60. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles today.  That's according to three people familiar with the deal.  Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. 

The San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers earned victories in their NBA playoff openers. Chris Paul delivered 32 points in the Clippers' 107-92 win against San Antonio, and Beno Udrih came off the bench to score 20 points in the Grizzlies' 100-86 victory over Portland.  The Hawks were 99-92 winners over Brooklyn behind Kyle Korver's five three-pointers and 21 points, and the Cavaliers rode Kyrie Irving's 30-point assault to a 113-100 win against Boston. 

Creighton's basketball staff got its man this time around.  After spurning Creighton as a high school senior, guard Marcus Foster yesterday told coach Greg McDermott that he was ready to become a Bluejay.  The Omaha World Herald reports that the 6’3 Foster will transfer after two seasons at Kansas State and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season.  Foster found himself searching for a place to play after Kansas State coach Bruce Weber dismissed him and another player, Tre Harris, from the team.  The move ended what had been a rocky sophomore season for Foster after he had earned All-Big XII second-team honors as a freshman.  Weber suspended Foster for three games in February for violating team rules.  In spite of the sometimes troubled relationship with his coach, Foster still wound up leading or tying for the team lead in seven statistical categories as a sophomore.  He averaged 12.5 points while shooting 35 percent from three-point range this season.  

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln North Star Inv. (G. Tenn.-9:00 AM); Nfk Cath at Plainview (BG Dual-4:00); LHNE at Ponca Inv. (BG-11:30); New Orleans at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores:  Ohio St. 5 Nebraska 2 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl); St. Johns at Creighton (Bsbl-Ccd. Rain.); WSC 9-8 Augustana 7-5 (Bsbl DH); Omaha Storm Chasers 3 New Orleans 2 (11 Inn.) (Game 1) Omaha Storm Chasers 6 New Orleans 1 (Game 2); Northwestern 5 Nebraska 3 (SB); DePaul 2 Creighton 1 (SB); St. Cloud State 3-1 WSC 2-1 (SB DH). 

Kwifax:

The Mason-Dixon line was created to solve a property dispute 

News Briefs:

The Norfolk City Council meets tonight with a busy agenda that includes more discussion of the lease between the Norfolk Airport Authority and Barnstormers Restaurant. The Airport Authority members have been asked to report to the council concerning Barnstormers’ overdue electric bill and management of the lease relationship going forward. Barnstormers is owned by 2nd Ward Councilman Dave Fauss and former council member Karl Reeder and his wife, Brenda. Local contractor Paul Medelman has questioned the lease arrangement and whether Barnstormers received favorable treatment because of the relationship between the council and the airport authority. The meeting will begin at 5:30 in the City Council Chambers at 309 N.5th Street. 

Norfolk firefighters responded to an apartment fire early Saturday morning. The call, reporting smoke coming from the building at 1807 Parker Cir., came in just before 2:30 a.m.  It took 16 firefighters and four apparatus about 15 minutes to get the fire under control.  All of the residents of the eight-apartment complex were evacuated and no one was injured.  Norfolk Fire Division Lt. Scott Bonsall says firefighters were able to contain the fire to one apartment, owned by Nebraska Holdings, LLC of Costa Mesa, Calif.  Bonsall estimates damage of approximately $20,000 to the apartment. The fire is under investigation. 

The new president of the University of Nebraska System, Hank Bounds, says it is important to strengthen relationships between the university and community colleges. Bounds says the state needs more skilled workers, as well as more people with baccalaureate and advanced degrees. He says it is important to support students in their post-secondary studies, whether that is at a community college or at the university level. Bounds says the university also needs to work with K-12 schools and early childhood educators, to make sure more students are prepared to go to college. Bounds made his comments during a stop in Norfolk last week on a tour around the state. 

The Nebraska Secretary of State has announced that 48 county election offices will receive reimbursements totaling nearly $50,000 to help cover costs associated with the use of voter disability equipment during the 2014 general election. The money is provided to the Secretary of State's office through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Help America Vote Act of 2002.  AutoMARK machines allow voters with visual impairments and other disabilities to cast their ballots privately and without assistance as early voters or at the precinct on Election Day. The total amount for 2014 came to $48,204. 

News Talk WJAG listeners will notice a change in programming Monday afternoon. Market Rally, a new program that discusses tomorrow’s ag markets today will debut Monday afternoon during the 4-o’clock hour. Operations Manager Billy Wolf says he feels Market Rally provides information vital to the thousands of ag professionals in the region. Programming that had been heard during the 4-o’clock hour has been shifted to 5 o’clock. That includes local news and sports, along with Edward Jones' Wall Street to Main Street report and Community Connection. Wolf says he’d like to hear your feedback, and you can call him at 402-371-0780. 

Today's Tickler: 

Master Gardeners Plant Fair  & Market   4/24 6-8 pm

4/25: 9-3 @ NECC Ag Complex .. Free admission

On a slow weekend, put your pet chameleon on a plaid cloth

 

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015 at 7:38 am

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