Radio Review

08.01.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Rodney Benish, Terry Bessmer, Tod Dover, Vern Fischer, Keith Kenny, Dustin Korth, Joe Russell 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, high 82.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 61.  Saturday, sunshine mixed with clouds, high 85. 

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! 

The Detroit Tigers have picked up former Cy Young winner David Price in a three-team trade that sends Austin Jackson to Seattle and Drew Smyly, Willie Adams and Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay.  The Oakland Athletics have acquired Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash from Boston for Yoenis Cespedes and a draft pick.  The Bosox also shipped John Lackey to St. Louis for fellow righty Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig. 

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw became a 13-game winner and lowered his ERA to 1.71 by tossing a nine-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 2-1 win over Atlanta in Los Angeles.  Yasiel Puig hit a solo homer and scored both Dodger runs as they increased their lead in the National League West to 3 ½ games over idle San Francisco. 

Marshawn Lynch has ended his holdout.  The running back arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility yesterday following the team's morning practice.  The team confirmed Lynch had reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a week.  Lynch is scheduled to make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses.

On the eve of fall practice, the Nebraska football team was ranked 22nd in the initial Coaches Poll released yesterday.  The Huskers return 14 starters, including All-America candidates Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory, and 45 letter winners from a team that went 9-4 and capped the year with a Gator Bowl victory over Georgia.  Fan Day is today from 2:00-3:30 at Memorial Stadium. 

The Super Late Model Racing Series continues on Saturday night at Riveria Raceway in Norfolk.  Norfolk’s Tad Pospisil is currently in second place behind Marquette’s Kyle Burke.  Burke has 646 points compared to Pospisil’s 620.  Pospisil finished second last year in the standings behind Burke.  Pospisil also races in the NASCAR series and currently leads in the statewide standings held at Greenwood.  Tad’s grandfather Jerry Pospisil operates as his pit crew manager.  Saturday’s race at Riveria Raceway gets underway at 7:00.  Pospisil’s ‘04’ car is sponsored by 106 KIX & Lite Rock 97.5. 

Local Schedule:  Memphis at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:   Memphis 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

Transistors were introduced as substitutes for radio tubes in 1948 

News Briefs:

Two more officers have been approved for the Norfolk Police Division, bringing the sworn staff to the same level as six years ago.  At yesterday's budget review session, Police Chief Bill Mizner explained that the Police Division had an authorized strength of 40 officers before 2008, when a cut was made because of budget tightening. Mizner explained that, because of retirements, illness and injury, many of the regular shifts are running short-handed, leading to a reduction in enforcement efforts. Mizner says the two additional officers will cost $134,472 the first year because of equipment and training costs.  

A crop-duster pilot has been injured when his helicopter crashed in a field in Dixon County. The helicopter commissioned by Crop Production Services of South Sioux City crashed Thursday afternoon near Allen. Tom McBride, a sales representative for the company, says the pilot was able to walk away from the crash. The Dixon County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. His name wasn't released. Marty Vohs, a manager with Crop Production Services, says it appears the helicopter clipped power lines. 

A 66-year-old West Point man was killed Wednesday in the accident that closed Highway 13 in Pierce County for several hours. Sheriff Rick Eberhardt reports that Eldon Kassebaum was the driver of a northbound semi tanker loaded with diesel fuel that struck the rear of a pickup, driven by 16-year-old Chancey White of Pierce. White’s vehicle was stopped on the highway, attempting to make a left-hand turn onto a county road a mile south of Pierce. Kassebaum was taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk where he died of his injuries. White and a passenger in his pickup were not injured. 

The tornado that ripped through Pilger damaged or destroyed many of the community's houses, but now the first new home has gone up. The house is owned by Pilger Village clerk treasurer Kimberly Neiman and her husband. She says the home shows "something positive going on, not anything negative, not destruction."  Neiman says other homes will be going up soon. She notes her new home will have an above-ground storm shelter. The Neimans plan to move into their home in a couple weeks. 

First Friday at the Norfolk Arts Center features music, food and art from Bali.  Baker Explosion will provide music.  Local writers and artists will share their work. First Friday runs from 7 until 10 tonight.   Cost is $5 for Arts Center members and $10 for non-members, but anyone who signs up for an annual membership will be admitted free. 

The Norfolk Fit ‘n Fun Family Festival is set for tomorrow from 9 to 1 at Skyview Park. A youth fun run kicks off activities. Play Street events are part of the day that includes a special welcome from Olympic bobsled gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz. The Fit n’ Fun Family Festival is part of the Live Well Nebraska Tour and sponsored by the Norfolk Daily News and Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Nebraska. 

Today's Tickler: 

He got his wife a gift certificate for her birthday, and she went out & exchanged it for a larger size.

 

Posted on Aug 1st, 2014 at 7:40 am

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