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Hi everyone, it's Wild Bill I have been in Country Radio for the past 12 years.  I've worked up and down the dial all over the country from South Dakota, Vermont, Michigan, Indiana to Minnesota.  I've worked mornings on Z-94 back in 2004 and then took a morning show job in Columbus GA in 2005.  I worked for Country station WKCN and stayed there for 2 years.  I married my lovely wife Marilyn just over the Georgia border.  Marilyn is from a little town called Smith Station, Alabama. I also became good friends with Alan Dupriest in Columbus GA while working with him in radio.   I did the unthinkable, I left the south and moved to Mankato Minnesota and worked for country station KYSM for 4 years.  My daughter Emma Elizabeth was born in Minnesota in 2008 and she is the love of our lives.  It sure is nice to be back home in Georgia being close to Family and friends.  I look forward to meeting and reconnecting with all of you!  

Posts from July 2013

Luke Bryan's Wife helps him out in his latest video

Recognize the blonde with Luke Bryan at the end of the “Crash My Party” video? That’s Luke’s beautiful wife Caroline in her music video debut!

Luke’s next single from the forthcoming Crash My Party album is “That’s My Kind of Night.” The new collection lands on August 13th


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Twin Pandas Born in Atlanta Zoo first time since 1987


Lun Lun the Giant Panda gives birth to twins


ATLANTA — Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, gave birth to twins on Monday. The first of the tiny duo arrived at 6:21 p.m., and its twin followed at 6:23 p.m. The cubs are the first giant pandas to be born in the U.S. in 2013 and the first twins to be born in the U.S. since 1987.
The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams are currently caring for one of the cubs in the nursery unit in the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Center; Lun Lun is currently caring for the other. Assisting Zoo Atlanta staff is an animal care colleague from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where Lun Lun and Yang Yang were born. Lun Lun is an experienced and capable mother, but she has never before given birth to twins, which are not unusual in her species.

The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams will base their continuing strategy for the cubs’ care on Lun Lun’s behavior and the cubs’ health. If necessary, they will rotate the cubs’ time with her to ensure that both receive an equal share of maternal care without overexerting her. In the wild, giant panda mothers typically care for only one cub when twins are born. Thus, it is normal in the wild for only one of the twins to survive. Giant panda twins have survived in zoos within and outside of China. Usually this is accomplished by rotating the cubs with the mother for the first few months. However, giant pandas are born very tiny, and there is a high risk of mortality in the first few months. This risk increases in twins, which tend to have lower birth rates than do single cubs.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lun Lun’s and Yang Yang’s twins. This is a success we share with all of our fellow zoological organizations working to understand and protect this iconic species, and we share our joy with our local community and with our colleagues in China,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. “Twins are an entirely new scenario for Lun Lun, Zoo Atlanta and our animal care teams, who will no doubt be extremely busy over the next few months.”

Zoo Atlanta Members and guests can expect to meet the cubs in late fall. The newborns’ father, 15-year-old Yang Yang, and older brothers Xi Lan, 4, and Po, 2, remain on exhibit and will not be housed with Lun Lun or the cubs. This separation is normal for giant pandas, which are solitary in the wild.

The cubs are the fourth and fifth giant pandas born at Zoo Atlanta. The first cub, Mei Lan, was born in September 2006. A resident of China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding since 2010, Mei Lan was the first of the pair’s offspring to return to his parents’ native country. All five of Lun Lun’s and Yang Yang’s cubs have been products of artificial insemination.

Fewer than 1,600 giant pandas are believed to remain in the wild, where funds from Zoo Atlanta are used to support giant pandas living in eight different nature reserves in China. In 2012, Zoo Atlanta received the distinguished International Conservation Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for its long-term commitment to the species.

Follow the cubs’ milestones on PandaCam presented by EarthCam on www.zooatlanta.org/pandacam and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. Panda fans now also have the opportunity to subscribe to exclusive email content via the new Cub Confidential; subscribe on the PandaCam page on www.zooatlanta.org.


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Marc Richt, Jeff Foxworthy team up to buy special gift



ATHENS -- The church Thomas Settles pastors is barely nine months old and still operating out of a small strip mall just south of the UGA campus. So he’s always looking for ways to spruce up the new place. But he never dreamed he’d end up with a work of art the likes of which is now sitting inside Calvary Bible Church.


Nor could he have imagined who it would come from.
Settles is better known for his other job, which serving the Georgia football program as the team chaplain. And it was in that capacity that Settles was attending Thursday night’s annual fundraiser gala for UGA’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes campus ministry.


The event was emceed by Atlanta-based actor and comedian Jeff Foxworthy and hosted by Georgia football coach Mark Richt, so the jokes were flying and a good time was being had. But highlight of the evening was an on-stage art creation by nationally-renown performance artist Jared Emerson. During the course of a 10-minute presentation, using nothing by his hands and paint on black canvas, Emerson created a spectacular portrait of Jesus Christ.
A little while later, the piece was auctioned off. But as the price continued to go up-and-up, Richt interrupted the proceedings and conferenced on-stage with Foxworthy. Richt then announced that they were going to trump the bidding and pool their resources to buy the painting. Their winning bid was $15,000.


“We’ve got something special we want to do with it,” Richt cryptically told the crowd.
It wasn’t until after the banquet was over that Richt came up to Settles and let him in on his secret.


“He said they wanted to bless the church and give it to us,” Settles said Sunday night. “I was blown away. Coach Richt has been so gracious to us. The funny thing about it, we had a couple of church members there and one of them was poking me on the side and saying, ‘that’d be great if the church could buy it.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, but the church can’t afford it.’ So it was cool for Coach Richtf to just give it to us like that. He has been such a blessing to me personally and also to the church.”


Now Settles’ task is finding somewhere to display the enormous work of art.
“I have no idea where we’re going to put it,” Settles said with a laugh. “Some of the ladies at the church are going to put it up sometime this week. I’m wise enough to know that’s not a decision I need to make. They’ll find a place for it somewhere this week.”


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Darius Rucker premiered his new single “Radio” on NBC’s Today show

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Necessity is the mother of Invention

"Necessity is the mother of invention" I heard that phrase growing up but it struck me recently that we have turned it around so that invention has become the evil step-mother of invention. What do I mean by that? Simply this: many inventions have made us feel we NEED them.


Cars- you have to have more than one and they have to be the latest and best, they have to have all the bells and whistles and chances are if you bought it new you paid more for it than our parents paid for their first home. Cell phones: You can't leave home without it, it has to take pictures, you need to be able to check your facebook with it and its monthly plan (with contract) probably cost more per month than your power bill. Shoes: how our grandparents manage to only have one pair (and those probably hand me downs with patches) is unfathomable.

You have to have heels, flats, sandals,  tennis shoes and boots. You must have multiple colors of each. Men you don't escape either. You have dress shoes (at least two colors), multiple pairs of tennis shoes, and probably some flops too. The value of your wardrobe is probably more than the entire contents of the kitchen your mother fed you out of when you grew up. Oh and the kitchen gadgets. Blenders, cappucino machines, garlic presses, gourmet cookware, lemon zesters and on and on. How grandma ever made a meal complete with meat, several veggies and bread with just a stove, a cast iron skillet, a pot or two and ONE knife that did not cost more than having a baby is beyond me.

Exercise equipment or a gym membership. Our elders had two arms and two legs if they were lucky and they used them. The Kindle- because apparently turning pages is too much work. We can't sleep unless our mattresses are ergonomically correct and blah, blah, blah yet our forefathers had basically a sack filled with hay and managed to sleep just fine and never needed a chiropractor or masseuse (but if Papa worked extra hard that day Gramma might rub him down with some liniment- and I bet you it didn't smell like apricots, peaches or lilacs.) Soaps specially formulated for your skin type. Make up that cost more than a junior college education- how any woman ever got married before Maybelline and Estee Lauder we may never know. We use to not take words like spoiled and pampered as compliments- those use to be fighting words because people knew they worked for everything they had and worked HARD. I think I was born way too late. Somebody grab me a petticoat and a time machine please.

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Caption "This" For Kenny Chesney

Caption "This" picture for Kenny Chesney Tickets.  I will randomly pic a caption at 2pm today 07/10/13 Wednesday for the winner of the Tickets.  Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band and Kasey Musgraves August 3rd at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta!




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Attorney's Advice on Credit Card Fraud
Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:
1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'
2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.
3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.
4. Place the contents of your wallet on photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.
I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards..
Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more.
But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:
5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.
6.. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)
7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.
The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.
by the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.
Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-62851-800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 1-888-397-3742
3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289 1-800-680 7289
4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):
1-800-269-0271 1-800-269-0271
We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.
If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about.
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Scotty McCreery parties w/ Duck Dynasty Robertson Family

In the latest ScotTV webisode, Scotty McCreery recaps his trip to Louisiana with Duck Dynasty's Robertson family.

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