Friday, January 27, 2006

WAYV Big 80s T-Shirt Friday

Here's something fun you can do in your office...80s T-Shirt Friday. We've got one going here today (sort of). Actually there's only three of us doing it, but maybe next time we'll recruit everyone to participate. I'm sporting a "Back to the Future" 80s T that has a picture of the Delorean and says "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads". Heather DeLuca has on her "I (heart) Jake Ryan" Sixteen Candles baby T on. Sean our promo guy is proudly displaying his Poison T-shirt, complete with pics of all the guys with their makeup and big hair.

Remember - WAYV's Big 80s Weekend kicks off with me today at 3pm! Wall to wall 80s music and nostlgia...and free Eddie Money tickets all weekend long!

The Tan Man Is In The Hot Seat !

OK - no more fooling around! Time for me to get on track with my Dancing With The Stars Elimination Predictions! In case you haven't been following, I am 0 for 3 in trying to guess which "star" will get eliminated from ABC's Dancing With The Stars. I thought this would be a whole lot easier, but apparently America's voting patterns are not what I thought they'd be!

Week 4 saw great performances (as usual) from Drew Lachey and Stacy Keibler. I loved the whole "Thriller" vibe Drew had going. Lisa Rinna seems to be really stepping up her her game as well (pardon the pun). Jerry Rice and Tia Carrere are middle of the packers. That leaves the bottom two...George Hamilton...and Master P. I've been burned twice by Master P. He is OBVIOUSLY the worst dancer there, but for some reason he gets lots of viewer votes. I've got a friend of mine who voted for P because he wanted to see his partner Ashley stay in the competition. George, on the other hand, has been in the bottom two before...with much better scores than P. Therefore, my pick to go home this week is.....GEORGE HAMILTON.

I'll be sorry to see him go because even though he's not the best dancer of the bunch, he is always entertaining. Something Master P is most certainly not. Anyway - it's up to we'll see what happens tonight! For the record, my votes went 4 to Jerry (since he's one of my boyhood idols...I want to see him do well) and 3 to Stacy. I figured Drew doesn't need my help this week.

What do you think? Click "Comments" below to sound off!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

You Know You're From South Jersey If...

I received this list from a listener the other day and I figured you'd get a kick out of it. So here you go!

You know you're from South Jersey if...
- You've had arguments over cheesesteak quality.
- You know what a Wawa is, and know the location of at least 10 of them.
- You know that you should get out of Camden before dark.
- You know how to successfully navigate a traffic circle.
- You've counted the number of topless bars on the Black Horse Pike.
- You refuse to call Hoagies "subs."
- You've almost fallen asleep on the parkway, turnpike and I-295
- You've lived through hurricanes, nor'easters and fires, but have never seen a tornado, earthquake or volcano.
- You have mandatory recycling. Enforced by law.
- You've made a meal out of Tastycakes, Herr's potato chips, and Taylor Pork Roll.
- You know New Years is all about the Mummers and the Polar Bear club
- You can go bowling at 1:30 A.M.
- You know it can be -10 degrees and 70 degrees in January in the same year.
- There's a fruit and vegetable stand down the road.
- You will always say "YO", and you'll say it often.
- You go to another state and sit at a gas station wondering when the people will come out to pump your gas.
- You think North Jersey is a different state and South Jersey deserves its own secession.
- You are tired of people not believing you're from jersey because you don't have a New York accent.
- You have crossed all 5 bridges into Philly at one point in your life.
- You know know what funnel cake and water ice are and think something is wrong with people who refer to them as "fried dough" and "slush".
- You know of at least 3 bars where you know they wouldn't card you.
- You went to StoryBook Land as a kid.
- Every time someone in Hollywood makes fun of Jersey, you're mad and proud at the same time
- You know all of the "back roads" to get everywhere and prefer them to the Expressway.
- You listen to 95.1 WAYV!

Friday, January 20, 2006

This Time I Mean It !

This has to be a quickie since I'm heading out to dinner tonight! It's time for my Week 3 elimination selection for Dancing with The Stars. Before you go and bet your life savings on my pick please keep in mind that I'm off to a less than stellar 0-2 start!

This HAS to be the week Master P gets kicked off. I said that after Week 1 but this week i mean it ;-)

I'll admit he performed better this week than in the previous two...but he is still WAY behind the other "stars". Jerry Rice didn't have a great night last night - but he's a personal favorite of mine so I hope he doesn't go this week. In fact, I used 6 of my 8 votes on Jerry this week. Stacy and Lisa each got one from me as well. So there you go, my official Week 3 elimination prediction is...MASTER P.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sticking Up For Rachael Ray

Mike (from our Mike & Diane morning show) has gone on the record in his blog that he can't stand Rachael Ray. He's certainly entitled to his opinion - but my opinion is 100% in the opposite direction.

You know Rachael Ray as the perky young lady who's taking over the Food Network...and seemingly the world. She is to cooking what Seacrest is to everything else. She's popping up everywhere! She's got her books, magazines, and numerous TV shows including 30-minute Meals, $40-A-Day, and Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels. She's one busy lady!

The same way she just "bugs" Mike for no real reason, she enchants me. Now I admit I wouldn't even know who Rachael Ray was if I hadn't seen my wife watching 30-minute Meals on the Food Network one day. But really - what's not to like about this lady? She's loaded with personality, she's sweet as pie, she's down to earth, she can cook (which goes without saying), and she's cute as a button! In fact, my wife has already been put on notice that if she ever divorces me, I'll be headed straight for Rachael Ray (although I'm sure HER significant other wouldn't appreciate that!). That reminds me of a funny scene from Dirty Dancing when Dr. Houseman is practicing putting with his wife and he tells Baby, "If your mother ever leaves me it will be for Arnold Palmer".

Boy - Rachael Ray and a Dirty Dancing reference in the same blog. Good thing I'm secure in my masculinity!

Friday, January 13, 2006

PK's Dancing With The Stars WEEK 2 Prediction !

Each week in this blog I'm posting who I think will be kicked off Dancing With The Stars. So far I'm 0-1 because SOMEHOW Master P managed to escape elimination in Week 1. So surely I'll be picking him again in Week 2 right? WRONG! I'm going against the grain this week by picking TIA CARRERE to be eliminated. Why? Well she's certainly a lot better than Master P...but as we saw last week, it's not always the worst dancer who gets eliminated. My thinking here is that poor Tia (whom I like) was in the bottom two last week...and she didn't score well with the judges this week. Master P wasn't even in the bottom two last week after that HORRIBLE he must have a core group of people voting for him. I'm looking for that to save him again this week. I hope I'm wrong...but the prediction is...TIA CARRERE!

What do YOU think?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Mouse's Revenge

When I heard this story on the Mike & Diane show earlier this week, it really cracked me up and I just had to relay it on my afternoon show. It's such a ridiculous story that it found its way onto all the major networks and news channels. If you haven't heard about "The Mouse"'re about to!

A guy named Luciano Mares in New Mexico has a mouse problem in his house. He ends up using what's known as a glue trap to catch the mouse. Basically, if the mouse steps onto the glue trap, he gets stuck to the glue and can't get away. Anyway, the guy finds the mouse in the trap and decides he will dispose of him by tossing the entire trap into a pile of burning leaves he's got going in the backyard. After throwing the trapped mouse into the fire, the heat from the fire melts the glue trap and the mouse is able to escape. The mouse...ON FIRE...runs from the pile of burning leaves and goes back into the house! The house catches on fire and ultimately burns to the ground! Now, you hate to see anyone lose their home...but that is one funny story! - And one TOUGH mouse! I hope Luciano had insurance!

We had a mouse at our place a couple of months ago. When I was looking at my options on how to get rid of the little guy (or girl), most of the "traps" seemed pretty cruel. Anyway, we ended up finding one that was able to rid us of the mouse in a humane way. Maybe Luciano should have found himself a better way to get rid of his mouse!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

I'm No Nostradamus !

Well that didn't take long. Less than an hour after I posted my prediction that Master P would be eliminated from Dancing With The Stars, I was 0-1 with my DWTS predictions! The very funny Kenny Mayne was eliminated this week, much to my chagrin. Kenny was entertaining - even though he was clearly out of his element on the dance floor. I even used one of my ten votes on Kenny. Yes - I'm actually voting on this thing. I'm not proud of it - but what the heck. I figured I'd throw one vote his way just to help make sure that P would be the one to go. I guess it didn't work! Maybe I should have given him all 10!

Master P has NO business making it to the second round! He was horrible the first week - and his attitude stinks. I feel bad for his partner. She was probably secretly hoping they would be eliminated so she wouldn't have to spend another week trying to teach P how to dance. In one of the backstage interview segments P explained, "I ain't changing for the judges". Isn't the whole point to listen to the advice the judges give you and try and improve your dancing week to week? And to think I've actually got some Master P music in my home collection! Who knows, maybe P will get his head on straight and improve his dancing this week...but I'm not counting on it!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Master P Has Got To Go !

Alright - I admit it...I'm hooked on Dancing With The Stars. I got caught up in it early in the first season and I haven't missed an episode since! I think MIKE (of Mike and Diane) explained the appeal of the show pretty well this morning. He said how it's interesting to see celebrities try something that they've never done before...Something that requires hard work and is very physically demanding. Anyway, whatever it is, it's one of those shows that just sucks you in. This year they upped the number of celebs to 10 - so we can look forward to 8 or 9 weeks of "Stars" this time around.

The stars are:
George Hamilton - tan movie star
Lisa Rinna - soap star
Kenny Mayne - ESPN
Stacy Keibler - WWE Diva
Drew Lachey - 98 Degrees
Tia Carrere - actress
Master P - rap mogul
Giselle Fernandez - broadcast journalist
Jerry Rice - NFL legend
Tatum O'Neal - actress

That's quite a diverse group! I've got to wonder what a backstage conversation between George Hamilton and Master P would sound like.

Each week I'll post my selection for who I think should be eliminated...and I encourage you to do the same by clicking on "comments"! After the first week, my choice is clear:


In all fairness, P was a late replacement for his son Romeo who injured himself a couple of weeks before the show. So P stepped in...but it didn't look like he put a whole lot of time or effort into it. He wore a baseball cap during his performance for crying out loud! For as bad as Kenny Mayne was (and he was bad), you could at least tell he was trying. P is in last place on the judges' leaderboard, but viewer voting makes up 50% of the total if enough people voted for P he can be saved. Stranger things have happened!

We're just a few minutes away from the results show, so I'll wrap this up with a quick prediction for the Dancing With The Stars winner....STACY KEIBLER! I may have a totally different opinion after a few more weeks, but she looked magnificent in week 1. I'd say with the exception of Drew Lachey (who did really well), the women are much better than the men. Should be fun to see how it all plays out.

Who do you like to win? Click "Comments" to the lower right and let me know!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year from WAYV! The above picture is me and the WAYV airstaff. From L-R...Mike, Diane (hidden by Mike's beer!), me, Heather, and Intern Karin. You can't see it well, but those are actual little pictures of my daughters on my tie!

New Years Eve 2005 was a different one for me. Last year my girls were only about 6 weeks old, so obviously we just stayed in. The 15 or so New Years Eves before that pretty much consisted of me going out with friends and getting drunk! This year was a bit different. You see, not only do my wife and I have kids now...but so do many of our friends. All of us went over to our friends Kim & Mark's house for a little celebration with all our kids around 6pm. We were home by 8:30. My how times have changed! It was a lot of fun...just in a different way than we're all used to!

The WAYV Big 80s New Years Eve Bash was a big success over at Trump Marina - from what I hear! Taylor Dayne and Morris Day cranked out their dance hits LIVE - and over $10,000 was given away! If you were there I'd love to hear from you.

Did you see Dick Clark this year on ABC? It was a little sad to see and hear the trouble he's having with his speech - although he has had to work incredibly hard over the past year to even be able to speak at all. As you probably remember, Dick suffered a stroke about a year ago. He's made tremendous progress relearning everything that used to be second nature to him...and that's pretty inspirational...but it was a little jarring when I first heard him speak. Dick is a true American icon...and synonymous with New Years Eve...and hopefully he'll continue his recovery!

All the best to YOU and your loved ones in the New Year. Here's hoping you'll be healthy, wealthy, and wise! Happy New Year!