Radio Review

09.29.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Julie Asmus, Rick Boyle, Chuck Furley, Bradley Johnson, Floyd Melcher 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partly cloudy, high 80.  Tonight, increasing clouds, low 61.  Tuesday, cloudy with scattered thunderstorms likely, high 76. 

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! 

Jordan Zimmermann tossed the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history.  Zimmermann allowed only two base runners and finished with ten strikeouts, but the no-hitter hung in the balance until defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the final out. 

Derek Jeter has ended his major league career by stroking an RBI single before leaving for a pinch-runner in the third inning of the New York Yankees' 9-5 win at Boston.  He received a standing ovation and finished with a .310 career batting average. 

The Nebraska football team continues this week to move up the ranks in both the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Polls following a 45-14 pounding of the Illini Saturday.  Last week the Coaches poll had Nebraska at 19th.  The team has moved up two spots this week to 17th, where it sits just behind Wisconsin.  In the AP Top 25, Nebraska moved from 21st to 19th.  Michigan State, next Saturday's opponent, is ranked tenth in each poll. 

The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings.  In Class ‘C-1’, Norfolk Catholic remains second in the Lincoln Journal Star and third in the Omaha World Herald.  The 5-0 Knights are coming off a 55-0 rout of Madison last Friday.  They will visit 2-3 West Point-Beemer on Friday night.  In Class ‘C-2’, Lutheran High Northeast remains sixth in the Omaha World Herald and ninth in the Lincoln Journal Star.  The 4-1 Eagles whipped Ainsworth 51-0 last Friday night.  Lutheran High Northeast will now host 2-3 Crofton on Friday night. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Columbus at Elks CC (GG Dual-4:30); Nfk High at Fremont (B. Tenn. Dual-4:15). 

Local Scores:  Creighton 25-25-25 Xavier 22-12-16 (VB); 

NFL Scoreboard:  Houston 23 Buffalo 17; Baltimore 38 Carolina 10; Detroit 24 N.Y. Jets 17; Green Bay 38 Chicago 17; Miami 38 Oakland 14; Tampa Bay 27 Pittsburgh 24; Indianapolis 41 Tennessee 17; San Diego 33 Jacksonville 14; Minnesota 41 Atlanta 28; San Francisco 26 Philadelphia 21; Dallas 38 New Orleans 17. 

Kwifax:

In 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt became the 1st U.S. chief executive to ride in a car 

News Briefs:

Antelope County more than doubled in size Saturday as 8,000 people flocked to the Tanderup farm north of Neligh to hear music legends Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform in support of Keystone XL oil pipeline opponents. For six years, TransCanada, has been attempting to secure approval for a pipeline that would stretch from Canada through the plains states to the refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. The 36-inch pipeline would carry approximately 830,000 barrels a day of mostly heavy Canadian oil. Art and Helen Tanderup's 160-acre farm is in the pipeline’s proposed path. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Young, a native of Canada, said the Keystone XL symbolizes a choice the world faces between fossil fuels and renewable energy. Pipeline supporters say it will provide well-paying construction jobs and will reduce America’s reliance on offshore and Middle Eastern oil.  

News Talk WJAG hosts a Local Candidate Forum tonight at the Norfolk City Council chambers: 309 North 5th Street in Norfolk. The forum features the candidates for the City Council Ward One: incumbent Corey Granquist and Daniel Spray, and Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education: incumbents Bruce Mitchell and Tammy Day, and Dr. Patti Gubbels. Another candidate Linnea Gettman will not be able to attend. The Local Candidate Forum runs from 6 to 7:30 tonight and will air live on News Talk WJAG , 780 AM and 105.9 FM and on Cable One Public Access Channel 12. 

The local domestic violence advocacy organization Bright Horizons is expanding. Executive Director Linda Olson says the state has asked Bright Horizons to also serve Brown, Rock and Keya Paha counties, expanding the region served to 10 counties in Northeast Nebraska. Olson says Bright Horizons provides free and confidential services 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The organization is one of more than 20 agencies and organizations that will receive funding from the 2015 Norfolk Area United Way campaign. Volunteers are currently working to collect the $540,000 goal. 

A Bloomfield woman has won $146,000 playing the Nebraska Lottery. Peggy Schrader picked all five of the winning numbers - 12, 17, 19, 20 and 27 - for the August 4th drawing of the $146,000 jackpot. The Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each time there isn’t a winner. Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson says the chances of winning the Pick 5 jackpot are nearly 1 in 502,000. Schrader bought her winning ticket at the Yankton Shop EZ in South Yankton. 

Members of Norfolk’s Noon Kiwanis Club have peanuts for sale. This Wednesday, you can expect Kiwanians to drop by where you work with a variety of products for sale during their annual Peanut Day fundraiser. Kiwanian Brandon Doke says they offer a wide variety of products from dry roasted peanuts to cashews and trail mix and toffee-covered almonds. All of the money raised goes to support youth activities in the local area. 

Today's Tickler: 

She asked for something that comes in a little box & goes around her finger.  So he got her a box of Band-Aids

 

Posted on Sep 29th, 2014 at 7:46 am

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