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FALL PREVIEWS

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FALL TV PREVIEW

Quite a few television series look interesting to me this fall.

Here’s a few of my picks…

CBS: FBI starring Sela Ward.
ABC: Single Parents starring Brad Garrett.
NBC: Manifest starring Josh Dallas.

See everything Fall TV at TheFutonCritic.com

FALL MUSIC PREVIEW

Here’s a few of my music picks…

Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station

Steve Perry’s Traces

Ann Wilson’s Immortal

Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Billy Idol, Van Halen, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty and Bob Seger.

See everything Fall Music at PauseandPlay.com

FALL MOVIE PREVIEW

Here’s a few of my movie picks…

Venom starring Tom Hardy

A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek

Aquaman starring Jason Momoa

See everything Fall Movies at JoBlo.com

 

Have A GREAT Labor Day Weekend

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It’s Slinky Day

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Happy Slinky Day!
Today (8/30) marks the anniversary of the Slinky!!

 

 

Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson

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Singles Chronology

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I’ve always loved singles!

There’s a great website that tracks every single that hit the Hot 100 from the 50’s until now.

Every week of every month of every year and in order.

Get a look at Singles Chronology here.

 

FUN Stuff On The Way

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August 10th: World Lion Day.

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Duran Duran Appreciation Day.

Lazy Day.

S’mores Day.

August 11th: Son & Daughter Day.

Garage Sale Day.

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Rugrats TV Anniversary.

(The original tv series began on this date in 1991.

Another Rugrats is on the way!)

 

August 12th:

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National Vinyl Day.

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Rotten Tomatoes Anniversary.

August 14th:

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Avengers: Infinity War is released on dvd.

August 15th: Relaxation Day.

August 16th:

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Madonna’s BDay.

Sports Illustrated’s Anniversary.

Roller Coaster Day.

Tell A Joke Day.

August 17th: Happy Anniversary to the CD.

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Netflix debuts the animated Disenchantment.

Music: Ariana Grande’s Sweetener, Spring King’s A Better Life and Death Cab For Cutie’s Thank You For Today.

Movies: Mile 22 starring Mark Wahlberg.

Thrift Shop Day.

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August 19th: Oh WOW Day!

Photograph Day.

 

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August 20th: National Radio Day.

National Football League’s Anniversary.

MTV VMAs.

(Jennifer Lopez receives the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award).

Colts Preseason Game vs. Ravens.

August 22nd: Be An Angel Day.

August 23rd: Burger Day.

August 24th:

Music: Alice In Chains Rainer Fog.

Movies: Slender Man.

August 24th & 25th:

Taste Of The Arts in Downtown Fort Wayne.

August 25th:
Colts Preseason Game vs. 49ers.

Tacos, Tequila, Margarita Fest at Headwaters Park.

Kiss & Make Up Day.

August 26th: Dog Day.

 

August 29th: Netflix Anniversary.

Michael Jackson’s BDay.

 

August 30th: Happy Anniversary to the cassette tape.

Slinky Day.

August 31st:

Music: Meghan Trainor’s Treat Myself.

Movies: Kin.

September

September means Fall TV, music and movies…

Fresh TV Projects from: Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Ray Romano, Kelsey Grammer, Jerry Seinfeld and more.

Including: Music from…Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Billy Idol, Van Halen & Twenty One Pilots, plus Movies from…Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hanks, Sly Stallone, Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Leo DiCaprio and more.

September is TV Month.

September is Radio Month.

September is Media Players Month.

September is Cable TV Month.

September is I Love Music Month!

September is I Love Movies Month!

DC Universe digital subscriptions service debuts.

Vladimir Putin is expected to visit President Donald Trump at the White House.

NFL returns for another season.

Elton John kicks off his final Yellow Brick Road Tour.

September 4th:

Google’s Anniversary.

Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Anniversary.

Beyonce’s BDay.

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TV: FX debuts Mayans MC starring JD Pardo, Emilio Rivera & Edward James Olmos.

USA Network debuts The Purge as a tv series.

E! debuts Model Squad.

September 5th: Snapchat’s Anniversary.

September 6th: NFL regular season begins.


September 7th
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All Broadcast Nets air Stand Up To Cancer.

ESPN’s Anniversary.

Hong Kong Phooey’s BDay.

Music: Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station.

Lenny Kravitz Raise Vibration.

Toto’s All In box set collection.

Movies: The Nun.

 

September 8th:

Brewed In The Fort at Headwaters Park.

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Superfriends Anniversary.

Star Trek Day.

 

September 9th:

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Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown.

Brickyard 400.

Grandparents Day.

Colts Regular Season Opener against the Bengals!

September 10th:

Captain Caveman’s BDay.

NFL regular season begins.

 

September 11th:

Patriot Day.

September 12th:

TV: FX’s American Horror Story returns with Apocalypse.

Colts QB Andrew Luck’s BDay.

 

September 13th:

Everybody Loves Raymond starring Ray Romano Anniversary.

September 14th

Music: Ann Wilson’s Immortal.

Movies: Predator starring Boyd Hollbrook.

 

September 15th: USA Today’s Anniversary.

September 15th & 16th: Johnny Appleseed Festival.

 

September 16th:

Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer Anniversary.

September 17th: Primetime Emmy Awards.

Home Improvement starring Tim Allen Anniversary.

Batman Day.

September 18th:

CBS Anniversary.

UN General Assembly.

September 18th-22nd: Bluffton Street Fair.

 

September 19th: Jimmy Fallon’s BDay.

 

September 21st:

TV: Netflix debuts Maniac starring Emma Watson & Jonah Hill.

Art This Way Art Crawl in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Jim Gaffigan at Memorial Coliseum.

Modest Mouse at the Foellinger Theatre.

DC Universe streaming service is set to debut.

Music: Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Van Halen, Billy Idol.

Movies: Conan starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tough As They Come starring Sly Stallone, Reprisal starring Bruce Willis, American Way.

September 22nd:

Friends Anniversary.

First Day of Fall!

September 23rd:

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Bruce Springsteen’s BDay.

 

 

September 25th: National Comic Book Day.

September 28th

Music: Tom Petty’s An American Treasure.

Bob Seger reissues.

Rumored Beyonce.

Movies: Smallfoot.

 

September 28th-30th:

Lucky Duck sale at Memorial Coliseum.

September 30th: Podcast Day.

October

October means Fright Night in downtown Fort Wayne.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Aerosmith’s FIRST van found by American Pickers

Aerosmith’s very first van was found by American Pickers!

Read the story here.

 

Google Brains

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Google consumes one-third of our digital minds.

Read about it here.

 

24 Prequel 

FOX is working on a 24 prequel tv series with a Jack Bauer origin story.

Get the whole scoop here.

 

COLTS

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Colts training camp happens this month!

You can get your free tix via Colts.com

 

Television is ready for Fall TV

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Get a look at what’s on the way for FALL TV here.

 

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MUSIC and MOVIE MANIA

MUSIC on the way…

Madonna

Bruce Springsteen

Prince

Mariah Carey

GNR

Aerosmith

AC/DC

ZZ Top

Paul McCartney

Tears For Fears

Ann Wilson

Mark Knopfler

Bryan Adams

Lenny Kravitz

etc.

MOVIES on the way….

Solo: A Star Wars Story starring Alden Ehrenreich

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom starring Chris Pratt

Mission Impossible: Fallout starring Tom Cruise

Ocean’s 8 starring Sandra Bullock

Another James Bond starring Daniel Craig

Greyhound starring Tom Hanks

Another Terminator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

Scarpa starring Sly Stallone

Die Hard: Year One starring Bruce Willis

The Invisible Man starring Johnny Depp

etc.

 

RADIO FUN

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The very popular Yacht Rock Weekend returns this weekend for Memorial Day Weekend.

A lot more concert tickets to come with Ticket To Outdoor FUN!

FUN All Music Hour every weekday at 2:30!

FRL: FUN Request Live at 7pm Monday-Thursday.

 

Mayans MC


I loved FX’s Sons of Anarchy!
Now, Kurt Sutter is returning with Mayans MC.

Debuts this fall on FX!

 

Marvel Bunch


This is so great! 

 

 

 

Captain Caveman

Captain Caveman is one of my favorite cartoons ever!

ZOO!

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It’s almost Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo time!
It opens for the season on 4/21.

 

 

ROCK & ROLL Hall Of Fame 

It’s a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Weekend this weekend on FUN 101.7!

It’s the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony too.

I’ve always enjoyed every visit to the Rock Hall in Cleveland.

They’re always changing and adding displays. My last visit was with my gal, Chrissy. We had a lot of FUN!

My favorite areas are always about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Doors.

 

 

F.T.N.

Here’s a few of my Favorite Things Now!

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CBS’s Instinct starring Alan Cumming is an interesting tv show.

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AMC’s The Terror is worth a look!

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A great article on Guns N’ Roses and the record label battle to get them in 1986.

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March Madness! Final Four is set. There have been some fun games so far.

I had Purdue going all the way, but I’m happy they got as far as they did.

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It’s almost Major League Baseball Opening Day!

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I’m ready for football. One month until the NFL Draft. I can’t wait to see who the Colts get.

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Congrats to the Pacers for making the NBA Playoffs. 

 

 

Oh WOW

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It’s the Oh WOW Classic Hit Of The Day. 

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Weekdays… 1pm hour… FUN 101.7! 

 

Roseanne

I’ve always liked Roseanne. 

Funny show.

The Conners return 3/27.

 

Fort Wayne Happenings

March 9th-11th

Jim & Carrie’s Pack The Pantry at Kroger Marketplace at Coldwater & Dupont.

 

March 10th

Turnstone’s Casino Night.

March 11th

NHL’s Stanley Cup will be at the Komets game.

 

March 12th

Northeast Indiana Food Forum at IPFW.

 

March 16th & 17th

Monster Truck Tour at Memorial Coliseum.

March 17th

Get Green at the Old Wells Street Bridge as the river turns green.

March 21st

Earth, Wind & Fire at the Embassy Theatre.

March 23rd-25th

Lucky Duck sale at Memorial Coliseum.

March 24th

TedX Fort Wayne returns.

March 24th & 25th

Shipshewana On The Road at Memorial Coliseum.

 

March 25th

Fort Wayne Record & CD Collectors Show at the Classic Café on Hillegas from 11a-5p.

 

April 7th

Tin Caps Opening Day at Parkview Field.

 

April 11th

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story Live at the Embassy Theatre.

 

April 11th-15th

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale at Memorial Coliseum.

April 12th-14th

Maumee Mary and Joseph Comedy Festival.

April 21st

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the season.

Record Store Day. (Locally at Wooden Nickel and Neat Neat Neat).

Great American Cleanup.

Heroes & Legends Wrestling at Memorial Coliseum.

Parkview Foundation’s Cookin’ Men event at the Grand Wayne Center.

April 21st & 22nd

Northern Indiana Pet Expo at Memorial Coliseum.

April 27th

Tapestry with Jane Seymour at Memorial Coliseum.

April 28th

Michiana Wine Festival at Headwaters Park.

 

May means the beginning of the summer concert season.

May means Kickstart Fort Wayne.

 

May 5th

Free Comic Book Day. (Locally at Books, Comics & Things).

May 7th

Design Week Fort Wayne begins.

 

May 9th-May 13th

Fort Wayne Music Festival at Headwaters Park.

May 13th

Frozen at the Embassy Theatre.

May 18th

Steve Martin and Martin Short at the Embassy Theatre.

May 20th

Cherry Blossom Festival at Allen County Public Library.

 

June means Hobnobben Film Festival.

 

June 15th

WWE Legends, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Jake The Snake Roberts will be at the Tiger Room at CS3.

 

June 23rd

Pug Fest at Memorial Coliseum.

June 24th

Fort Wayne Record & CD Collectors Show at the Classic Café on Hillegas from 11a-5p.

June 30th

Buskerfest in Downtown Fort Wayne.

 

OSCARS…ACADEMY AWARDS

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Oscars happen this weekend!

Jimmy Kimmel hosts on ABC.

It’s a Hollywood Hits Weekend on FUN!

Hit Music from the MOVIES!

 

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns this weekend!

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Whether you love him or hate him, the economy with this President is growing.

I’ve really been enjoying the Olympics, especially the hockey, luge and bobsled.

Frank Reich as the Colts head coach is a great pick and all of the moves they’ve been making since are impressive.

Happy Anniversary to NASCAR this week!

So, Mister Rogers is getting a US Postage stamp, but shouldn’t Captain Kangaroo have a stamp?!? He was way better than Mr. Rogers with all due respect.

 

Jerry Seinfeld Talks Seinfeld Reunion

“Possible.”

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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100 Days!

Solo: A Star Wars Story is 100 days away!!

 

 

Random Acts of Kindness

It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week.

There’s nothing that feels better than helping someone or saying a nice thing to make someones day.

RandomActsofKindness.org

 

Venom

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I’m looking forward to Venom starring Tom Hardy.

It’s due October 5th.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Phil Collins

Happy Birthday to Phil Collins today (1/30).

 

 

GRAMMYS

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Grammy Awards air on CBS (1/28) hosted by James Corden.

This weekend on FUN, it’s a Grammys Weekend featuring Grammy winners and nominees from over the years.

Here’s a few of my favorite Grammy winners…

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TELEVISION I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO

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February 2nd

Netflix debuts Altered Carbon.

 

February 18th

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Joel McHale debuts The Joel McHale Show via Netflix.

 

February 25th

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AMC’s The Walking Dead returns.

 

February 28th

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ABC’s Designated Survivor returns.

  

March 27th

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Roseanne returns to ABC.

 

MY MUSIC AND MOVIE FAVORITES

Some of my favorite albums EVER include:

The Beatles Revolver

The Doors L.A. Woman

The Kinks Kinks Size

Led Zeppelin IV

ELO’s Out Of The Blue

Badfinger’s Straight Up

Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run

The Replacements Let It Be

Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque

 

Some of my favorite films EVER include:

The Godfather

Goodfellas

Scarface

Rocky

Star Wars

This Is Spinal Tap

Network

Talk Radio

The Matrix

 

 

I LOVE RADIO

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Radio has been through so much over the years…some good, some bad. I always remember why I fell in love with radio to begin with and for me it was always a love of being entertained through great personalities having a great time and the songs I like. I’ve always taken all of that and it’s what I try to do whenever I’m on the radio. My love is as strong now for radio as it was when I was a kid. 

Please join me elsewhere… Hit the logos and join me.

We can be friends on Facebook… 

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We can follow each other on Twitter…

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We can follow each other on Instagram…

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News, Sports and A Few Showbiz Things On The Way This Year

The President’s Fake News Awards happen on January 17th.

 

January 20th is the 1st Anniversary of Donald Trump as President.

 

January 21st is the NFL AFC and NFC Championship Games.

NFC…Eagles vs. Vikings and AFC…Jaguars vs. Patriots.

 

January 23rd-26th: World Economic Forum with the President and various world leaders.

 

US Conference of Mayors is January 24th.

X-Games begin January 25th.

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January 25th Vince McMahon has a press conference about the possible return of the XFL.

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January 28th is college hoops: Indiana vs. Purdue.

NFL Pro Bowl.

 

NHL All-Star Weekend, January 27th & 28th.

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The Grammy Awards will air on January 28th.

 

January 29th Oprah’s BDay.

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The President’s State Of The Union is January 30th.

 

February 2nd Groundhog Day.

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Super Bowl is February 4th.

Justin Timberlake is the Super Bowl half time show.

Pink sings the National Anthem.

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Olympics arrive February 9th and go through February 25th!

 

February 12th The Smithsonian will unveil portraits of Barack & Michelle Obama.

 

February 13th Radio Day.

 

February 14th is Valentines Day.

YouTube’s Anniversary.

 

February 16th is Entertainment Weekly’s Anniversary.

 

February 18th is NASCAR’s Daytona 500.

It’s also the NBA All-Star Game.

 

February 19th Presidents Day.

 

February 21st Kelsey Grammer’s BDay.

 

March means NCAA March Madness!

March 13th-April 2nd!!

 

March 2nd is Read Across America.

 

March 3rd is the NHL Stadium Series.

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The Academy Awards both will air March 4th.

 

March 4th is People Magazine’s Anniversary.

 

March 11th is when Daylight Saving Time begins.

 

March 17th St. Patricks Day.

 

March 19th is Bruce Willis BDay.

 

March 28th is Lady Gaga’s BDay.

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March 29th is MLB Opening Day.

 

April is National Pet Month and Car Care Month.

 

April 1st is Apple Corporation’s Anniversary.

April Fools Day.

Easter.

 

April 3rd is TV Guide’s Anniversary.

iPad Anniversary.

 

April 5th-8th is The Masters.

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April 7th is Tin Caps Opening Day at Parkview Field.

 

April 12th is when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin.

April 14th

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is open for the season on April 21st.

 

National Park Week begins on April 21st.

 

April 22nd is Earth Day.

Record Store Day.

 

April 23rd Movie Theatre Day.

 

April 26th is First Lady, Melania’s BDay.

Take Our Sons & Daughters To Work Day.


April 29th is Jerry Seinfeld’s BDay.

TV Land’s Anniversary.

 

May is Home & Garden Month.

 

May 2nd is Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s BDay.

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May 4th is Star Wars Day.

 

May 5th is Free Comic Book Day.

Cinco de Mayo.

 

May 13th Mothers Day.

 

Family Month is between Mothers Day and Fathers Day.

 

May 15th is ABC’s Anniversary.

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May 19th is the royal wedding date for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Armed Forces Day.

 

May 27th is the Indy 500.

 

May 28th Memorial Day.

 

June 1st is CNN’s Anniversary.

 

June 6th is the NBA’s Anniversary.

 

June 7th is Prince’s BDay.

 

June 12th George H.W. Bush’s BDay.

 

June 13th Tim Allen’s BDay.

 

June 14th is the President’s BDay.

Flag Day.

 

June 17th Fathers Day.

 

June 19th is MLB’s Anniversary.

NBC’s Anniversary.

 

June 23rd is Public Service Day.

 

June 29th is the iPhone Anniversary.

 

July 4th Independence Day.

 

July 5th is Amazon’s Anniversary.

 

July 6th is Sly Stallone’s BDay.

George W. Bush’s BDay.

 

July 13th-17th is MLB All-Star Week.

 

July 17th is the MLB All-Star Game.

 

July 22nd is Parents Day.

 

July 27th Bugs Bunny Day!

 

July 30th Arnold Schwarzenegger’s BDay.

 

August 4th is Barack Obama’s BDay.

 

August 5th is Family Day.

 

August 16th Madonna’s BDay.

 

August 19th Bill Clinton’s BDay.

 

August 20th is NFL’s Anniversary.

 

August 29th is Michael Jackson’s BDay.

Netflix’s Anniversary.

 

September means Fall TV, Music and Movies.

 

September is when Art House Theatre Day takes place.


September 3rd is Hollywood Reporter’s Anniversary.

 

September 4th is Google’s Anniversary.

Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Anniversary.

 

September 7th is ESPN’s Anniversary.

 

September 8th is Bernie Sanders BDay.

 

September 9th is the Brickyard 400.

Grandparents Day.

 

September 11th Patriot Day.


September 15th is USA Today’s Anniversary.

 

Primetime Emmy Awards are September 17th.

 

September 18th is CBS’s Anniversary.


September 23rd is Bruce Springsteen’s BDay.

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

October 4th is Wikileaks Anniversary.

Snoopy Day!

 

October 9th is FOX’s Anniversary.

 

October 16th Boss’s Day.

 

October 18th Roseanne’s BDay.

 

October 20th Sweetest Day.

 

October 23rd iPod’s Anniversary.

 

October 26th is Hillary Clinton’s BDay.

Pac-Man’s Anniversary.

 

October 27th is Matt Drudge’s BDay.

 

October 31st is Halloween.

 

November 1st is Billboard’s Anniversary.

 

November 2nd is Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett’s BDay.

 

November 8th is Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry’s BDay.

 

November 11th is the Peoples Choice Awards.

 

November 12th is the UFC’s Anniversary.

Veterans Day.

 

November 21st Television Day.

 

November 22nd Thanksgiving.

 

November 23rd Black Friday.

 

November 24th College Football: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Purdue Boilermakers.

Small Business Saturday.

 

November 26th is National Hockey League’s Anniversary.

Cyber Monday.

 

November 20th G20 Summit Meeting with the President and world leaders.


December 16th is Variety’s Anniversary.

 

December 25th Merry Christmas.

 

December 31st New Years Eve.

 

 

 

The Sopranos

Today (1/10) is The Sopranos Anniversary!
It began on this date in 1999 on HBO.

It’s my favorite television series of all time!

I miss it!!

 

 

 

John Lennon U.S. Postage Stamp

USPS 2018 stamps

John Lennon’s U.S. Postage Stamp is coming this year!

 

 

Animaniacs and Pinky & The Brain … Hulu


Animaniacs and Pinky & The Brain are both coming to Hulu!

 

 

TV Marathons This Weekend

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There’s a lot of tv marathons this weekend featuring:

The Three Stooges, Twilight Zone, Breaking Bad and more!
Get the list here.

 

Ultimate Radio Party This Weekend

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It’s all your favorite party songs with the Ultimate Party Weekend all weekend on FUN 101.7!

 

Socials

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I’d love to have you join me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Friend me on Facebook… here.

Follow me on Twitter…here.

Follow me on Instagram….here.

 

 

My Favorite TV, Music and Movies Of The Year

Television 

Netflix’s The Punisher

ABC’s Somewhere Between

NBC’s Midnight, Texas

Epix Get Shorty

CBS’s Seal Team

Netflix’s Mindhunter

Netflix’s Wormwood

Netflix’s Glow

 

Music

A lot of re-issues…ELO, David Bowie, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Beatles, Doors, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Bryan Adams, Billy Idol, Blondie, The Cars, Dire Straits, Pat Benatar, Hall & Oates, Rolling Stones and Kinks.

John Mellencamp’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

Beck’s Colors

Robert Plant’s Carry Fire

BNQT’s Vol. 1 (This is one of the greatest albums, EVER)

Temples Volcano

The Shins Heartworms

Bash & Pop’s Anything Could Happen

Wire’s Silver/Lead

alt-J’s Relaxer

Liam Gallagher’s As You Were

Dua Lipa’s Dua Lipa

Jeff Tweedy’s Together At Last

Public Service Broadcasting’s Every Valley

Lana Del Rey’s Lust For Life

Arcade Fire’s Everything Now

Chuck Berry’s Chuck

Lorde’s Melodrama

A Giant Dog’s Toy

Margo Price

Jason Isbell

 

Movies

Logan starring Hugh Jackman

Aftermath starring Arnold Schwarzengger

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 starring Chris Pratt

Spiderman: Homecoming starring Tom Holland

Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron

American Made starring Tom Cruise

Dunkirk starring Tom Hardy

Star Wars: The Last Jedi starring Daisy Ridley

The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman

The Post starring Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep

 

Best & Worst Of The Year

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BEST

I met the greatest woman and it’s become true love. Truth.

I’m so proud of my kids and everything they do. 

Fort Wayne’s own Addison Agen on The Voice.

The continuing Fort Wayne development…Electric Works, The Landing and Riverfront etc.

 

WORST

Politics.

Idiot drivers.

The new Coldwater Road additions.

 

Everything Old Is New Again

The Twilight Zone is returning as tv series in 2018 for CBS Access.

 

2018

PREVIEW

January will bring The President’s State Of The Union.

Also early in 2018 will be Governor Eric Holcomb’s State of the State and Mayor Tom Henry’s State Of The City.

Much buzzed about tv series, Altered Carbon, is coming to Netflix!

 

Golden Globes will air on January 7th on NBC.

 

David Letterman will return with a one-on-one interview show and this time on Netflix!

 

Spike TV becomes Paramount Network on January 18 th.

 

The Grammy Awards will air on January 28th.

 

Rolling Stone 50 Special celebrating Rolling Stone Magazine’s 50th Anniversary, February 7th on ABC.

 

February 10th, Eric Clapton documentary on Showtime.

 

Olympics arrive February 9th and go through February 25th!

 

It’s the Oscars! … The Academy Awards will air March 4th.

 

ABC gets American Idol and it returns March 11th. Judges include: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

 

April 1st, NBC will air Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE.

 

ESPN streaming service is set to debut.

 

NASA’s first mission to the sun! (What?!?)

 

Ozzy’s final tour.

 

July 27th…Mars will be closest to Earth since 2003.

 

 

TV in 2018: CBS All Access will have a Twilight Zone tv series. Netflix will debut the following tv series…Lost In Space starring Parker Posey, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs starring James Franco and Produced by the Coen Brothers and Maniac starring Emma Stone. ABC will have the return of Roseanne. Nickelodeon’s return of Rocko’s Modern Life. Amazon will debut Jack Ryan starring John Krasinksi. Hulu’s Castle Rock anthology series will debut.

 

Music in 2018: Zella Day, Muse, Joan Jett, Michael Stipe, Lita Ford, Genesis, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Family Of The Year, Mini Mansions, Bryan Adams, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince.

 

Movies in 2018: Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander, Ready Player One starring Tye Sheridan, Avengers: Infinity War starring Robert Downey Jr. and company, Ocean’s Eight (with the ladies) starring Sandra Bullock, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom starring Chris Pratt, Mission Impossible 6 starring Tom Cruise, Journey To China: The Mystery of Iron Mask starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ex-Baghdad starring Sly Stallone, The Bombing starring Bruce Willis, A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and the Freddie Mercury of Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek.

 

 

EARLY EURYTHMICS

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are nominated for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame! This is a classic clip of them from 1981.

 

 

BRIAN REGAN

One of my favorite comedians, Brian Regan, has a Netflix special on November 21st.

 

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ROLLING STONE

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Happy Anniversary to Rolling Stone Magazine!

 

 

FORT WAYNE HAPPENINGS

November 10th: Gabriel Iglesias at the Embassy Theatre.

November 11th: Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony at Memorial  

Coliseum. Jefferson Pointe Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Heroes & Legends Wrestling at Memorial Coliseum featuring Vader.

November 12th: Mastodons Men’s Basketball home opener against Defiance at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center.

November 17th: Christmas on Broadway. Plus, Electric Works will get lit up too!

November 18th: Headwaters Park Ice Skating Rink opens for the season.

November 21st-December 31st: Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park.

November 22nd: HolidayFest and the Night of Lights in downtown Fort Wayne.

November 22nd-November 29th: Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theatre.

November 23rd: Thanksgiving.

November 24th: Black Friday.

November 24th-December 10th: Festival of Gingerbread at the History Center.

November 24th-26th: Festival of Trains at Science Central.

November 25th: Small Business Saturday. The Holly Trolley happens in downtown Fort Wayne.

November 27th: Cyber Monday.

November 29th: TSO at Memorial Coliseum.

November 30th: Comedian Brian Posehn (Poe-sane…like insane) at CS3. Straight No Chaser at the Embassy Theatre.

 

 

LIFE

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I’m Lovin’ Life!

Everything is going so well, personally and professionally.

 

 

RADIO FUN

Beat The Monkey continues!
Listen. Play. Win. 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FORT WAYNE

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Fort Wayne is 223 years old!

 

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TV SUPERSTAR TIDBITS

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John Krasinksi stars as Jack Ryan for Amazon in 2018!

Tim Allen and Kelsey Grammer both are rumored to have tv projects in the works for TV Land.

Roseanne returns to ABC in early 2018.

Jerry Seinfeld will have more Netflix specials.

 

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns this weekend!

MUSIC AND MOVIE MANIA

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Billy Idol is about to reissue several of his previous hit releases.

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Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming album of fresh material is expected soon.

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Bryan Adams Ultimate, which has NEW songs and some older classic hits is due soon.

Madonna is working on her forthcoming album.

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The Eagles Hotel California 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition hits in November!

Prince’s forthcoming album of vault tunes is about to come.

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Tears For Fears Rule The World (Greatest Hits) is due soon.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in Blanco.

Sandra Bullock is going to star in the insane story, Bird Box.

Sly Stallone will star in Tough As They Come.

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The Han Solo pic is called SOLO stars Alden Ehrenreich and is due May 25th, 2018.

Bruce Willis is going to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass.

Will Smith & Tom Holland will star in the animated, Spies In Disguise.

 

LIFE

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STRANGER THINGS


It’s another Stranger Things trailer!!

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DAUGHTER, EMILY

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Emily is 15!! Time flies and they grow up so fast.

Emily loves cosplay and here she is as Poison Ivy!

 

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RADIO FUN

Window To Winning continues. We’re on game board 2 now and 3 is coming soon!

Giant Caramel Apples from DeBrand’s…Listen to Win ALL WEEK!

Oh WOW Weekend is happening this weekend!

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARYL HALL

Happy Birthday to Daryl Hall from Hall & Oates!

Be sure to check out Live From Daryl’s House. 

 

CLASSIC HIT MUSIC…AND MOVIES TOO

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Listen all week to win movie tickets at noon during the Classic Hits Countdown!!

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIAMOND DAVE

 It’s David Lee Roth’s Birthday!

 

 

STAR WARS MANIA

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits in December.

The latest poster!


The latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN MELLENCAMP

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Here’s a few of my favorite John Mellencamp songs!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

The Boss recently celebrated a birthday!

Here are my favorite Bruce Springsteen songs…



THIS IS MY LIFE

 

 

TV ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Everybody Loves Raymond starring Ray Romano began on 9/13 in 1996.

Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer began on 9/16 in 1993.

 Home Improvement starring Tim Allen began on 9/17 in 1991.

 

 

VERY HAIRY WEEKEND

Radio FUN ahead: A Very Hairy Weekend!

Spotlighting your favorite hard rock and HAIR bands all weekend,

including: Whitesnake, GNR, Motley Crue, Poison, Warrant etc.

 

 

APPLE

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Apple’s Product Launch Event is today.

See the latest here.

 

 

HAPPY VIDEO GAMES DAY

Happy Video Games Day!

I’ve always loved the classics: Pacman, Donkey Kong, Frogger, QBert etc.

Upcoming video game releases:

NBA Live 18 (PS4, Xbox One) – September 15

NHL 18 (PS4, Xbox One ) – September 15

Call of Duty: WWII (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – November 3

The Sims: Cats & Dogs (PC) – November 10

 

 

WORMWOOD


Netflix debuts Wormwood in December and it looks real interesting.

It’s the story of the CIA, mind control and the death of a family man.

 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI


Today (9/5) marks 100 days until Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LATE, GREAT FREDDIE MERCURY


Happy Birthday to Freddie Mercury from Queen!

 

ENTERTAINMENT & POP CULTURE CALENDAR

September 8th

Superfriends Anniversary.

Netlfix’s Bojack Horseman returns for another season.

MTV’s Unplugged returns with Shawn Mendes performing.

Music:

The National’s Sleep Well Beast.

Nothing But Thieves Broken Machine.

Anna Of The North’s Lovers.

Tori Amos Native Invader.

Jack Johnson’s All The Light Above It Too.

Living Colour’s Shade.

Zola Jesus Okovi.

Death From Above’s Outrage Is Now.

Bash & Pop reissue of first album, Friday Night Is Killing Me.

Meatloaf reissues.

Movies:

It.

 

 

September 10th

FOX’s The Orville starring Seth MacFarlane debuts.

HBO’s The Deuce starring James Franco & Maggie Gylenhaal debuts.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring Will Smith tv anniversary.

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown.

U2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy.

 

 

September 12th

Video Games Day.

Apple Product Launch!

 

 

September 13th

Everybody Loves Raymond starring Ray Romano tv anniversary.

Peter Cetera’s Birthday.

 

 

September 15th

USA Today’s Anniversary.

Music:

Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour CD/DVD.

Anastacia’s Evolution.

Fall Out Boy’s MANIA.

Michael McDonald’s Wide Open.

The Lone Bellow’s Walk Into A Storm.

Prophets Of Rage’s Prophets Of Rage.

Ringo Starr’s Give More Love.

Steve Miller Band’s Ultimate Hits.

Son Little’s Little Magic.

The Beatles The Singles.

The Doors The Singles.

Reissues from Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen & Bryan Adams.

Movies:

Mother starring Jennifer Lawrence.

American Assassin starring Michael Keaton.

Home Again starring Reese Witherspoon.

 

 

September 16th

Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer tv anniversary.

 

 

September 16th & 17th

Johnny Appleseed Festival.

 

 

September 17th

Home Improvement starring Tim Allen tv anniversary.

Primetime Emmy Awards Hosted by Stephen Colbert.

 

 

 

September 19th

Jerry Seinfeld’s first Netflix special!

Jimmy Fallon’s Birthday.

 

 

September 21st

Bill Murray’s BDay!
Whose Line Is It Anyway at the Embassy.

 

 

September 22nd

First Day of Fall!

Netflix’s Lady Gaga documentary, Five Foot Two.

Friends tv anniversary. (It began in 1994)

Full House tv anniversary. (It began in 1987)

Hobbit Day.

Doodle Day.

Music:

Van Morrison’s Roll With The Punches.

Marc Almond’s Shadows and Reflections.

The Killers Wonderful Wonderful.

Shout Out Louds Ease My Mind.

Lights Skin & Earth.

Sleeping With Sirens Gossip.

Movies:

Battle Of The Sexes starring Steve Carell & Emma Stone.

The Kingsman: The Golden Circle starring Colin Firth.

Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

 

 

 

September 23rd

Bruce Springsteen’s BDay!

Disney DX’s DuckTales returns.

Mad About You tv anniversary.

World Entertainment Day.

 

 

September 24th

CBS debuts Star Trek: Discovery via CBS All Access.

Art House Theatre Day.

 

 

September 25th

CBS with the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory.

CBS debuts the Big Bang prequel called Young Sheldon.

Will Smith’s BDay!

Comic Book Day, One Hit Wonder Day and Cooking Day.

 

 

September 26th

CBS airs the season premiere of NCIS starring Mark Harmon. NBC airs the season premiere of This Is Us starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia.

Books: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s What Happened.

Batman Day.

 

 

September 27th

ABC’s Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland season premiere.

FOX airs the season premiere of Empire.

CBS debuts Seal Team.

NBC’s The Blacklist season premiere.

 

 

September 29th

Mini Super Nintendo is due.

Music:

Miley Cyrus Younger Now.

Shania Twain’s Now.

Belinda Carlisle’s Wilder Shores.

Echosmith’s Inside A Dream.

Demi Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me.

Wolf Alice’s Visions Of A Life.

David Bowie’a A New Career In A New Town box set collection.

Paul Carrack’s Singles Collection.

STP’s Core 25th Anniversary Edition.

ELO’s Out Of The Blue 40th Anniversary Edition.

Movies:

American Made starring Tom Cruise.

Leatherface.

 

 

September 30th

International Podcast Day.

 

 

MICHAEL JACKSON’s SCREAM


There’s a lot of online speculation about this teaser.

FYI… There’s a Michael Jackson CBS Halloween special…SOON!

 

 

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FORT WAYNE HAPPENINGS

September 8th 17th: Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre.

September 9th: Brewed In The Fort at Headwaters Park.

Fort Wayne Arts Festival at Jefferson Pointe.

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw at Memorial Coliseum.

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September 10th: Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown.

North Anthony Corridor Block Party.

September 15th & 16th: Middle Waves Music Festival.

September 16th & 17th: Johnny Appleseed Festival at Johnny Appleseed Park.

September 21st: Whose Line Is It Anyway at the Embassy.

September 22nd: Biergarten Games (German for Beer Garden) at Botanical Conservatory.

September 23rd: Sip & Savor Wine Festival at Headwaters Park.

Art Crawl is 5-8pm in downtown Fort Wayne.

September 24th: Art House Theatre Day at Fort Wayne Cinema Center.

 

TV MARATHONS

TV Marathons for the Labor Day Weekend.

Here they are!

 

ULTIMATE 80’s LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Radio FUN for your holiday weekend…

Ultimate 80’s all Labor Day Weekend!

 

 

MY 6 FAVORITE THINGS AT THE MOMENT

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1-HBO’s Game of Thrones season finale. I’m ready for the next season! If you’ve never seen GoT, you should check it out!

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2-Robert Plant’s latest single, The May Queen, from his forthcoming album called Carry Fire.

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3-Mini Super Nintendo is due in September.

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4-Apple Product Launch is September 12th. I’m a fan of nearly all things Apple and the next iPhone is coming and who knows what else!?!

5-College Football is here again!

6-Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown is a great day each other and it happens again this year on September 10th.

 

 

SUPERSTARS OF THE 80’s

It’s our Weekend Special this weekend!

 

 

JERRY SEINFELD NETFLIX SPECIAL


Jerry Seinfeld’s first Netflix special will hit September 19th!

 

BOSTON

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This week marks the anniversary of Boston’s debut album.

It’s one of the greatest albums ever IMO.

I love every song on it and it’s packed with some hits:

More Than A Feeling, Long Time and Peace of Mind.

 

FALL TV, MUSIC AND MOVIE PREVIEW

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Fall TV Preview

CBS Fall Preview

ABC Fall Preview

NBC Fall Preview

FOX Fall Preview

The CW Fall Preview

 

There’s a few fall tv series that I’m looking forward to this fall, including:

FOX’s The Orville starring Seth MacFarlane (Sept. 10th) and The Gifted (October 2nd)

CBS All Access with Star Trek: Discovery (Sept. 24th)

CBS’s Seal Team (Sept. 27th)

ABC’s The Mayor (Sept. 3rd) and Marvel’s Inhumans (Sept. 29th)

NBC’s The Brave (Sept. 25th)

The CW’s Dynasty (Soon!)

 

Fall Music Preview

A few things on the way this fall:

A lot of fresh stuff, plus some reissues too!

Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Michael McDonald, Bryan Adams, Billy Idol, Van Morrison, Belinda Carlisle’s Wilder Shores, David Bowie, ELO, Robert Plant’s Carry Fire, Billy Joel, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins, Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Survivor, Human League, U2, INXS, Roy Orbison, Ringo Starr, Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Kansas Leftoverture: Live & Beyond, Van Halen and many others.

My favorite music site with details…

PauseandPlay.com

Fall Movie Preview

A few things on the way this fall:

American Made starring Tom Cruise, Blade Runner 2049 starring Harrison Ford, Suburbicon starring Matt Damon & Julianne Moore, Justice League and many others.

My favorite movie site with details…

JoBlo.com

 

 

 

POWERBALL

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Powerball Jackpot keeps growing and is currently at $700 million bucks!

 

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEKEND

Solar Eclipse is Monday!
This weekend, it’s a Solar Eclipse Weekend on FUN 101.7!

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADONNA

Happy Birthday, Madonna (8/16).

 

 

IT’S REN & STIMPY’S ANNIVERSARY

It’s the anniversary of the Ren & Stimpy Show!

 

HAPPY

Life is going well.

I’m happy for so many reasons.

I’ve got great kids, a job that I enjoy and recently got into a relationship with an incredible woman who clicks with me on every level.

 

MY 6 FAVORITE THINGS AT THE MOMENT

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1-Amazon’s The Last Tycoon starring Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer and Lily Collins.

It’s set in 1930’s Hollywood.

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2-Oddee.com

A website of weird.

3-Music picks lately: Talking Heads, Dusty Springfield, The Zombies, Marvin Gaye, Big Star (always) and Funkadelic.

4-Movie picks lately: There Will Be Blood, The Matrix flicks, Seven and Heat.

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5-U.S.P.S. Sharks Forever stamps.

They are now available.

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6-Super Retro Gameboy.

Nintendo’s Super Retro Gameboy is due this month.

 

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is in October.

This will be my third year co-hosting the breakfast, which is this Thursday (7/27).

It’s such a worthy cause and would like you to be a part of it.

Details here.

 

 

80’s NEW WAVE WEEKEND

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All of your 80’s New Wave Classic Hits this weekend!

 

RIVERFRONT FORT WAYNE FILM SERIES

Riverfront Fort Wayne‘s Film Series is near.

The first one is July 29th: The John Hughes classic, The Breakfast Club.

I’m hosting this first film of the series. I’d love to see you.

Remember, it’s Dinner and a Movie!!!

 

HAPPY WORLD EMOJI DAY

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MY 6 FAVORITE THINGS AT THE MOMENT

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1-HBO’s Game Of Thrones.

The fresh season just began and as always, I dig it.

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2-R.E.M. Live at the Olympia.

I’ve always liked R.E.M. and this is a quality live album.

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3-Blade Runner: 2049 starring Harrison Ford.

This flick is due in October, but the trailers for this are excellent!

See them here.

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4-And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records by Larry Harris.

This is a book that’s been around for a few years and I’ve read it a couple of times. I recently began reading it again because it’s such an interesting story.

Casablanca… KISS on one hand and all the 70’s disco artists on the other., including Donna Summer.

Each time I read it, I get something that I missed before. This book is fun and INSANE!

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5-Tacos!

They should be on EVERY list.

6-Wait But Why

It’s a fun website…. WaitButWhy.com

 

 

ULTIMATE PARTY WEEKEND

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All of your Ultimate Party hits all weekend!!

 

 

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH 35th ANNIVERSARY

Listen to win tix all week at noon during the Classic Hits Countdown!

It’s the 35th Anniversary screening of Fast Times At Ridgemont High!!

There are some screenings coming up at Regal Coldwater Crossing.

 

OH WOW WEEKEND

It’s FUN 101.7’s Oh WOW Weekend all weekend!

Classic Hits that give you that Oh WOW feeling. 🙂

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SLY STALLONE

Happy Birthday, Sylvester Stallone.

Sly’s forthcoming projects include: Animal Crackers, Scarpa, Omerta, Escape Plan 2 and 3 and Ex-Baghdad.

 

SEINFELD

Seinfeld debuted on this day in 1989.

Jerry Seinfeld

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUEY LEWIS

Happy Birthday to Huey Lewis from Huey Lewis & The News.

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

I hope you and your family & friends…

have a safe & happy 4th of July!

 

 

TV MARATHONS

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There’s a few TV MARATHONS for the holiday weekend.

Get the list here.

RADIO FUN

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Get the Jim & Carrie Podcasts!

Snag some concert tickets with the Ticket Window.

Our Oh Wow Weekend is near. 🙂

 

 

SUPERSTARS OF THE 80’s

It happens this weekend on FUN 101.7! 🙂

 

SIMPLE SOLUTION

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I try to do this daily.

VACATION TIME

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I’m on vacation next week, but will return on Monday, June 26th!

 

#1 HITS

It’s a #1 Hits Weekend all weekend!

Here’s a few of my favorite #1 Hits!!



 

 

SOLO

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The Star Wars Han Solo film has a great logo.

 

 

THE SOPRANOS…. PREQUEL!?!

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My #1 tv series of all time is HBO’s The Sopranos.

David Chase says that a prequel to The Sopranos could be a possibility.

I find this very interesting. Here’s the story.

 

 

VAN HALEN TALES

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Former Van Halen manager, Noel E. Monk, has a book called Runnin’ With The Devil. 

It’s all about the early days of Van Halen!

Here’s 10 Van Halen tales from it.

 

MY WORLD…. MY KIDS

My children, Emily and Andrew, are my pride & joy.

A couple of pics of them at the Zoo.

We love the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

 

HOBNOBBEN FILM FESTIVAL

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Hobnobben Film Festival is THIS WEEK!

I’m looking forward to it and in particular, The Hero starring Sam Elliott.

 

TRAVELING WILBURYS


If I haven’t said it lately, I will forever dig the Traveling Wilburys.

 

 

TV SUPERSTAR TIDBITS

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It’s a Battlestar Galactica reunion.

E!’s Fall TV Preview.

 

 

HAPPY SUPERMAN DAY

 

RADIO NOTES

Everyone here is looking forward to the Yacht Rock Weekend this weekend.

We’ve got some GREAT concert tickets for you to grab ahead!

Look for FUN 101.7 everywhere over the summer…. there’s a lot going on and we’re gonna hit as much as we can.

 

YACHT ROCK WEEKEND

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FUN 101.7 has a Yacht Rock Weekend beginning FUN Friday at 3!

It will feature: Christopher Cross, Stephen Bishop, Michael McDonald and all the Yacht Rock favorites.

 

MUSIC & MOVIE MANIA

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Guns N’ Roses planning another album.

Def Leppard’s Hysteria 30th Anniversary edition is on the way.

Tom Cruise says the next Top Gun flick is called Top Gun: Maverick.

Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming film The Papers is starring Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep.

Margot Robbie is set to star in the Harley Quinn film, Gotham City Sirens.

 

NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY

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Happy National Best Friends Day!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRINCE

Happy Birthday to the late, great Prince. (6/7)

 All things Prince here.

 

 

Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks

Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks is one of my favorite flicks ever and it was released in June of 1994.

 

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U2 is coming to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on September 10th!
Tickets go on sale, Monday June 12th.

 

GERMANFEST IS THIS WEEK

Germanfest is this week at Headwaters Park!

Look for FUN 101.7 there for various activites.

I’m doing the Classic Hits Countdown from Germanfest on Wednesday (6/7).

Get a look at all of the area Festivals and Fairs here.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON, ANDREW

Happy Birthday to my son, Andrew!

Today (6/3), he turns 12!!

He’s such a great kid and I’m proud of him for so many things.

 

 

6 FAVORITE THINGS

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I’m going to make this a regular thing on the blog….

 

My 6 Favorite Things right now.

 

Here’s the first edition of this….

 

1-Netflix’s F Is For Family

F Is For Family is a very funny animated series from comedian Bill Burr.

This is not for everyone because it can be crude, but you might dig it.

2-Big Star’s Best Of

It’s due officially in a couple of weeks, but I have an early copy and I’ve always loved the very underrated Big Star. A band led by the late Alex Chilton (The Box Tops) that should have/could have been something on a major level, but it just wasn’t to be. Big Star has continued to build this underground following over the years and they’re a favorite among many artists. Big Star has great songs, period.

3-Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman is probably one of the better superhero flicks to come along in quite some time. Well done.

4-Fark.com

It’s one of my favorite websites. Fark.com features actual stories of the weird, strange, odd, bizarre and the sometimes apparent insane people and situations.

5-Little Records Podcast

I’m a fan of many genres and styles, but one of my favorites is classic alternative and even punk. I like the Little Records Podcast a lot.

Little Records recently celebrated an anniversary too!

6-U2’s The Joshua Tree deluxe anniversary edition

I’ve liked U2 since the early days…Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire. I really like Wide Awake In America and all the rest. The Joshua Tree was probably their most successful album and really broke them through in a very mainstream, mass appeal way…With Or Without You, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and Where The Streets Have No Name. My personal favorite track has always been Bullet The Blue Sky….maybe it’s because I’m a drummer and I like the beats. There’s some extra nuggets on this reissue. U2 has a lot of love (and hate) from people, but I like their material.

 

THE PUNISHER

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Netflix is expected to debut Marvel’s The Punisher in November.

 

THE BUZZ OF THE BEATLES

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An extra bonus this weekend on FUN 101.7:

Along with our One Hit Wonders, we’re gonna throw in several Beatles tunes from throughout their career.

 

FALL TV SNEAK PEEK

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Here’s a Fall TV Sneak Peek!

Among the tv tidbits: ABC will have a Grey’s Anatomy spinoff about firefighters, CBS with a Big Bang Theory prequel called Young Sheldon, NBC is bringing back Will & Grace.

 

RADIO STORIES

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I’ve got a podcast that is going to launch in the near future and there’s going to be several elements to it. One of those is Radio Stories from myself and others, including the airstaff here at our three stations. It’ll give you a peek into their lives and their history over the years until now. I think you’ll find it interesting. The Zack Skyler Podcast will have interviews, a few celebs once in a while, conversations with Fort Wayne folks, Talkin’ TV, Music and Movies and whatever else may pop up. This will be something different from my time on the radio.

 

ONE HIT WONDERS








FUN 101.7 will have a One Hit Wonders Weekend this weekend!  🙂

I’ve posted a few of my favorite One Hit Wonders.

THE BEATLES SGT. PEPPER’S

The Beatles are by far, one of my favorite bands ever. I love all of their albums, in particular Revolver, Rubber Soul and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of this iconic album. One of my favorite songs ever resides on it, A Day In The Life.

 

ANIMANIACS

Animaniacs return!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLINT EASTWOOD


It’s the Top 5 Clint Eastwood moments!

 

CARPOOL KARAOKE SERIES IS SET


It will debut August 8th via Apple.

RADIO FUN ZONE

A few pics of the FUN 101.7 studio.

This is the view of downtown Fort Wayne from the studio.

 

 

FORTHCOMING SUMMER TV

6/11: ABC debuts Steve Harvey’s Funderdome.

6/12: FOX debuts Superhuman hosted by Kal Penn.

6/22: ABC debuts Boy Band and The Gong Show.

6/23: Netflix debuts GLOW.

6/29: ABC debuts Battle of the Network Stars.

7/9: CBS debuts Candy Crush.

7/12: CBS debuts Salvation.

7/16: HBO’s Game of Thrones returns.

7/24: ABC debuts Somewhere Between and NBC debuts Midnight Texas.

8/16: NBC debuts Marlon.

8/18: Netflix debuts The Defenders.

8/25: Amazon debuts The Tick.

 

FORTHCOMING SUMMER MUSIC

6/9: Buckingham/McVie, Chuck Berry, Phoenix, Cigarettes After Sex.

6/16: Lorde, Royal Blood, Cheap Trick, Styx, Matthew Sweet, Portugal The Man.

6/23: Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Imagine Dragons, 311.

6/30: Bryan Adams, ZZ Ward, REM, The Beach Boys.

7/7: Hall & Oates, Public Service Broadcasting, Secret Colours.

7/21: Billy Ocean and Goldfinger.

7/28: Alice Cooper, 10cc and The Cars.

 

 

FORTHCOMING SUMMER MOVIES

6/9: The Mummy starring Tom Cruise.

6/16: Rough Night starring Scarlett Johansson and Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3.

6/23: Transformers: The Last Knight starring Mark Wahlberg.

6/30: Despicable Me 3 starring Steve Carell and The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

7/7: Spiderman: Homecoming starring Tom Holland.

7/14: War For The Planet Of The Apes starring Woody Harrelson.

7/21: Dunkirk starring Tom Hardy.

7/28: Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron and The Emoji Movie starring James Corden.

 

THE GODFATHER

This year marks the 45th Anniversary of The Godfather and there are some screenings upcoming at Regal Coldwater Crossing.

I’m planning on going next Wednesday night (6/7) at the 7pm showing.

 

 

RAY ROMANO RETURNS FOR ANOTHER TV SERIES…GET SHORTY


Ray Romano‘s forthcoming tv series is Get Shorty, based on the Elmore Leonard book and film.

It debuts August 13th on Epix.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVIE NICKS

Happy Birthday to the incredible, Stevie Nicks!

 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TV MARATHONS

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Here’s a list of Memorial Day Weekend TV Marathons.

 

ULTIMATE PARTY WEEKEND ON THE RADIO

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Listen all weekend to FUN 101.7 for some Classic Hit Party Songs!

 

HAPPY 40th TO STAR WARS

Here’s a look at a lot of Star Wars 40th Anniversary stuff!

GAME OF THRONES

HBO’s Game Of Thrones season 7 trailer!

 

MUSIC AND MOVIE MANIA

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A Bruce Springsteen photo book is coming from Frank Stefanko.

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan (5/24) This is my favorite Bob Dylan song, Tangled Up In Blue.

Elton John takes the artists of today to task for lack of talent.

Another Terminator flick for Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan to star in Ex-Baghdad.

Bruce Willis will star in Reprisal.

Tom Cruise says Top Gun sequel will begin filming next year.

Another Spiderman: Homecoming trailer starring Tom Holland!

 

STAR WARS

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Star Wars cast is on four different Vanity Fair covers.

 

HIT MEN

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Fredric Dannen’s Hit Men is one of my favorite books. I’ve read it a few times and just re-read it over the weekend. It tackles the world of record labels and radio and that nasty word payola. The record business is lead by a couple of groups of people: record men (guys who’ve got great ears) and interesting characters (guys that can be wild, crazy and on the edge). Both of these groups are usually people with ivy league law backgrounds and/or some great music background. In this world, there have appeared to be times where sometimes anything would be done to get a song played on radio stations. It’s a ride that you might enjoy. 

 

THE ORAL HISTORY OF THE HASHTAG

This is a great piece from Wired.

 

SUMMER TV MUSIC AND MOVIE PREVIEWS

Metacritic’s Summer TV Preview.

Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Music Preview.

Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Movie Preview.

 

NATIONAL PHOTO MONTH

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May is National Photo Month and here’s a few great photos…

-Looking at 50 Years of Rolling Stone magazine pics.

-48 Photos of Vintage Hollywood.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK MOTHERSBAUGH FROM DEVO

Today (5/18) is Mark Mothersbaugh’s Birthday from DEVO!

 

SUPERSTARS OF THE 80’s

Our Weekend Special is a Superstars Of The 80’s Weekend!

 

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR STARRING KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Season finale of ABC’s Designated Survivor airs tonight (5/17).

 

MICHAEL CRICHTON’S DRAGON TEETH

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I’m an avid reader and looking forward to this one from the late Michael Crichton, Dragon Teeth.

It’s due this month!

 

RETURN OF ROSEANNE


Roseanne is returning to ABC in 2018. 

Here’s the Roseanne tv pilot when it debuted!

 

SHREK!

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The series of Shrek films are favorites of my family. My kids like Shrek a lot, as do I.

Shrek first appeared in a book by William Steig. You should get it sometime.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANET JACKSON

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Happy Birthday to Janet Jackson today (5/16).

This is the Official Janet Jackson YouTube Channel.

 

FORTHCOMING TELEVISION

Forthcoming Television dates, pics, previews, trailers, links etc.

 

MUSIC AND MOVIE RELEASE DATES

Music and Movie Release Dates for the whole year!

 

TV NETWORKS FALL SCHEDULES

This is the week for the TV Upfronts, where the television networks announce their fall tv schedules.

What’s in, what’s out, what’s ahead.

Keep up to date here.

CBS

ABC

NBC

FOX

The CW

TV SUPERSTAR TIDBITS

Spike will soon become the Paramount Network in 2018 and one of the first tv projects is a drama called Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner.

 

RADIO NOTES

Ticket To FUN begins Thursday (5/18) with A LOT of concert tickets from your Concert Connection.

 

MUSIC AND MOVIE MANIA

Sammy Hagar AND David Lee Roth with Van Halen together.

Johnny Depp is set to star as cyber security mogul, John McAfee in King Of The Jungle.

Tom Hanks will star in News Of The World.

 

FOX’s X-MEN TV SERIES, THE GIFTED


FOX’s much buzzed about X-Men related show, The Gifted, is going to debut this fall.

 

I LOVE MY JOB

I love my job working with these radio stations. It’s like a part of me and when I’m gone, I really miss it. I was out for a few days this week and returned today and it’s so nice to be back and I  just took this pic while sitting at my desk and working on my various duties as Programming Assistant for all of our stations. I feel very lucky to work with some fantastic people. As I tell my kids, if you find a job that you love, it’s not like work because you enjoy what you’re doing.

 

QUEEN

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Queen‘s Monopoly game is due today (5/8).

BLADE RUNNER 2049

It’s the latest Blade Runner 2049 trailer!

 

VARIOUS STUFF FORTHCOMING

May 14th: Mother’s Day.

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May 19th: Bobby Knight and Gene Keady at FW’s Embassy Theatre.

May 21st: ABC airs the Billboard Music Awards.

Twin Peaks returns and this time on Showtime.

Netflix Dave Chappelle special.

May 24th: ABC airs the NEW Dirty Dancing telefilm.

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May 28th: Indy 500.

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JuneHarry Potter fans will like this: Wizarding World Book Club launches!

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June 2nd: U2’s The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition).

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Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot.

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June 7th: Prince’s BDay.

June 9th: Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie’s self-titled album.

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise.

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June 13th: Tim Allen’s BDay.

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June 14th: The President’s BDay.

June 18th: Father’s Day.

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June 23rd: Netflix debuts GLOW.

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Several reissues from Madonna, Bruce Springsteen & Prince.

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Transformers: The Last Knight starring Mark Wahlberg.

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July 5th: Seinfeld starring Jerry and the gang tv anniversary.

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July 6th: Sly Stallone’s BDay.

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July 7th: Reissues from Hall & Oates.

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Spiderman: Homecoming starring Tom Holland.

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July 16th: HBO’s Game of Thrones season premiere.

July 23rd: Parents Day.

Brickyard 400. (Dale Jr. retires)

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July 30th: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s BDay.

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August means the debut of Nintendo’s Super Retro Game Boy!

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August 16th: Madonna’s BDay.

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August 18th: Netflix debuts The Defenders.

August 21st: Greatest Solar Eclipse in history is expected!

September means Fall TV, music, movies.

 

 

THE GODATHER: FAMILY DYNASTY

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It’s the my lateast addiction…The Godfather: Family Dynasty.

 

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY

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It’s Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you. TBS is having a Star Wars marathon!

 

THE DEFENDERS


Here’s the latest trailer for The Defenders, coming to Netflix on August 18th!

 

GREATEST TV SERIES OF ALL TIME

These are my picks for the Greatest Television Series of All Time.

My #1 is always and forever, THE SOPRANOS

The Sopranos… Great writing and great writing. Superb storytelling and although a glimpse into the underworld. I like quality dramas that have a dark, sometimes seedy side to them.

Many of the characters, especially Tony Soprano, have a very relatable and likable quality to them in many ways. We all have issues in life.

I like comedies too, but my main tv shows are dramas.

Other tv shows I think are the greatest ever, include:

SONS OF ANARCHY

BREAKING BAD

MAD MEN

24 (Especially the orignal run)

 

MUSIC AND MOVIES THAT MADE THEIR IMPACT WITH ME

I’m a music and movie maniac! I like many genres of both music and movies.

Here’s a few of my favorites….

THE BEATLES

THE KINKS

THE DOORS

THE ROLLING STONES

CHUCK BERRY

LED ZEPPELIN

BADFINGER

BIG STAR

RAMONES

THE REPLACEMENTS

FLEETWOOD MAC

THE CROW

THE GODFATHER

GOODFELLAS

SCARFACE

I love many others too, but these are a few of my all-time favorites.

 

I LOVE RADIO

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It’s been my companion forever.

Find me elsewhere… Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

 

LIVE NATION NATIONAL CONCERT DAY

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$20 tickets through May 9th…. Live Nation!

 

DO WHAT YOU CAN TODAY TO MAKE TOMORROW BETTER

🙂

 

 

TV SUPERSTAR TIDBITS

Jerry Seinfeld‘s birthday is this weekend and he’s got several Netflix projects ahead!

It’s the return of the Roseanne sitcom?!?

Starz American Gods debuts this weekend.

 

RADIO NOTES

80’s New Wave Weekend All Weekend!

Jim & Carrie Podcasts ANYTIME.

Listen to WIN Concert Tickets!! We have a lot more to come.

MUSIC and MOVIE MANIA

Will Smith is bringing some nostalgia.

Madonna is not happy about Blonde Ambition, the bioflick.

Bruce Springsteen talks Director Jonathan Demme.

Prince Purple Rain reissue will have some extras.

Mike Myers is set to star as Austin Powers again!

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to be a villain…again.

Sly Stallone’s Guardians of the Galaxy plans.

Bruce Willis is set for Unbreakable Trilogy.

 

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This month marks the 10th Anniversary of Funny Or Die!

 

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HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE THESE TEN HABITS

1. Get Plenty of Sleep

2. Take Breaks At Work

3. Exercise Often

4. Associate With Positive People

5. Engage in Intellectual Conversations

6. Enjoy The Outdoors

7. Focus on Growing and Learning

8. Take Breaks From The Computer Screen

9. Helping Other People

10. Eliminate Stress

 

LIFE

Life is an adventure for all of us. There’s good and bad. Up’s and down’s. I’ve been through marriages, divorce, various radio jobs around Fort Wayne and other places like Orlando and Minneapolis, relationships that come and go from friends, lovers, coworkers…all of ’em. Life is always a lesson and I’m always learning. My story began in Muncie, Indiana, where I born in August of 1971 and adopted very soon after. I do know that being adopted does different things for different people. I look at it in a positive light. My biological folks did it because they loved me and wanted me to have a better life. My adoptive parents rocked/rock in every way… Dad passed a few years ago and Mom is still here laughing at my dumb humor. I will say this that being adopted helped to develop me as a person more than most people realize. My relationships have been hard, I’ll be honest. I think a lot of it stems from not letting people too close to me. People can’t leave you if they aren’t by your side anyway. Sometimes people don’t understand and speculate as to why. It’s never been an ego trip or anything like that. I’ve been told by some people that they had either seen, heard or read things about me that made me appear to be like a jerk or something. People make many assumptions based upon things that aren’t accurate. We THINK we know things, but sometimes things aren’t always what they seem to be. We all go through that at times in life. I grew up a very shy, quiet, nerdy kid with OCD (but not at a Monk level) that loved a few things…playing the drums, radio and music in general, some sports and girls, girls, girls. I can open up and turn it on anytime and most people would never realize. I just try to have fun and be nice to people. Radio and music became an escape for me. It never left me…ever. My kids are my world… Emily and Andrew and they are great kids and are a daily inspiration to me. So, here I am… a passionate, full of fire Leo, 45 and in the dating life and working a lot and loving life for the most part and taking life lessons every step of the way.

Here’s a few things that help guide me and I thought I’d share them with you.

Family is #1.

Be real.

Have fun.

Honesty always.

Treat people well.

Trust.

Work hard.

Play hard.

Laugh often.

Never give up.

Karma gets those that need a visit eventually.

We all win some and lose some.

Keep the important things important.

Treat yourself better.

 

FORT WAYNE HAPPENINGS

This Week: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has a Facebook Live Q&A. You can get details on the City of Fort Wayne Facebook. The Komets Kelly Cup Playoffs continue and the Tin Caps have a series against South Bend at Parkview Field beginning Thursday.

April 28th: Tapestry with Ann Curry at Memorial Coliseum.

April 29th: Michiana Wine Festival at Headwaters Park…12-6pm…with live music, food trucks, craft market and wine sampling from over 100 wineries.

April 29th: Star Wars 40th Anniversary with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic at the Embassy Theatre.

May 6th: Free Comic Book Day.

May 8th-May 12th: Design Week in Fort Wayne.

May 10th-May 14th: Fort Wayne Music Festival.

May 11th: Hobnobben Film Festival Preview Party at the City Exchange.

May 12th: Electric Spring at Headwaters Park.

May 13th: Rock On The River.

May 19th: Bobby Knight and Gene Keady at the Embassy Theatre.

 

#1 HITS WEEKEND

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#1 Hits Weekend begins FUN Friday at 3!

 

THE SIMPSONS

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The Simpsons launched on this day (4/19) in 1987 as a cartoon short during FOX’s Tracey Ullman Show.

The above drawing was the original look of The Simpsons before they became what we see them as today.

 

PRINCE

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Prince’s Deliverance EP with unreleased songs hits on Friday.

 

WONDERS OF THE SEA Narrated by ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Wonders Of The Sea trailer looks interesting.

 

I AM GROOT

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Marvel’s I Am Groot comic book featuring baby Groot is due in November.

 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

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LINDSAY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE McVIE

Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie have an album on the way and this is the first single, In My World.

 

THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL

TRF has annouced their concerts!
Get them here.

Among the artists coming…




 

FUN STUFF

Looking ahead…

April 14th: Netflix debuts Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

 

April 17th: FOX’s 24: Legacy season finale.

 

April 22nd: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the season.

Record Store Day.

Earth Day.

 

April 23rd: Sneaker Day.

 

April 26th: Administrative Professionals Day.

 

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April 28th: National Superhero Day.

John Mellencamp’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

The Circle starring Tom Hanks & Emma Watson.

 

April 29th: The President’s 100th day in office.

 

May 2nd: Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s BDay.

 

May 4th: Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You)

 

May 5th: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.

 

May 6th: Free Comic Book Day.

 

PILOT SEASON

It’s Pilot Season, when tv nets decide what’s ahead.

Here’s the latest roundup from The Wrap.

 

TEARS FOR FEARS

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Tears For Fears is coming to the Embassy Theatre on May 18th!
Listen to win your tickets every morning with Jim & Carrie and every afternoon after 4 with Captain Chris!!

A few of my favorite TFF songs….







 

I AM HEATH LEDGER

I like documentaries a lot. Here’s a trailer for, I Am Heath Ledger from Derik Murray.

If you ever want to see some great documentaries, some of my favorites are from Nick Broomfield, like Kurt & Courtney.

TV Superstar Tidbits

TV’s Midseason Dates.

Star Trek: Discovery is coming soon via CBS and you can get updates here.

Notable Forthcoming TV.

 

Radio Notes

Secret Songs Of The Day is a nice way to grab some money! Listen, play and win… Get the list of songs daily at FUN1017.com.

Superstars Of The 80’s Weekend begins Friday (4/7) at 3!

We’ve got a lot more concert tickets ahead. Never miss a minute because you never know when tix could come your way.

 

Music and Movie Mania

Forthcoming Music and Movie Release Dates.

Music Happenings.

Movie Happenings.

 

The Defenders

Netflix will debut The Defenders on August 18th!

Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist all come together.

Sigourney Weaver also stars!

 

Fort Wayne FUN This Week

Today 4/4: 1984 screening at Fort Wayne Cinema Center.

 

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4/6: Jerry Seinfeld at the Embassy.

 

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4/7: Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Harry Potter Show.

 

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4/8: Tin Caps Home Opener!

 

FOX Television Network

This week marks the anniversary of FOX‘s primetime launch!

FOX’s primetime launch happened in April of 1987.

Among those shows… Married With Children, Tracey Ullman Show and 21 Jump Street.

 

Al Pacino & Robert DeNiro Reunite

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They’re set to star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

 

R.E.M.

This week in 1980, R.E.M. played their first concert.

 

AMC’s The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead season finale airs this weekend (4/2).

Here’s a sneak peek!

 

This Weekend

Saturday is April Fool’s Day!  😆

NCAA Final Four.

Tin Caps have a free open house. Remember, Tin Caps Opening Day is April 8th!

Sunday

MLB’s Opening Day.

 

HBO’s Game Of Thrones

GoT returns July 16th!

 

Maumee Mary and Joseph Comedy Festival 

Maumee Mary and Joseph Comedy Festival is this weekend!

It is packed with comedians at several venues.

 

I Look At This Every Day At Work

🙂

 

Stevie Nicks

Here’s a few of our Stevie Nicks albums from the FUN 101.7 library.

Stevie Nicks is in Indy this week!!

 

Spiderman: Homecoming

It’s the latest trailer!

 

TV Superstar Tidbits

Bones wraps forever this week and David Boreanaz has found his next tv show to star in and it’s about Navy SEALS for CBS.

Amazon’s latest pilots.

X-Men tv pilot info.

TV Pilot Roundup.

Radio Notes

Journey Ticket Blowout ALL DAY today (3/28)… Listen to WIN YOUR tickets!

Secret Songs Of The Day returns Thursday! FREE MONEY for YOU!!

Huey Lewis & The News tickets ALL WEEK with Captain Chris and the Flip Clip, after 4 daily.

Maumee Mary and Joseph Comedy Festival is this weekend in Fort Wayne and you can snag VIP Passes for all of it with me daily at noon with the Classic Hits Countdown.

 

Zack Skyler Podcast

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Coming Soon!!

I’m looking forward to this!!!

I’ll have a few friends join me, special guests and some celebrities too.

It’ll have some special features and segments like: Talkin’ TV, Music & Movie Mania, Radio Stories, Media Meeting, Fort Wayne Spotlight, A Conversation With…, Great American Survey, Stupid News, App Appreciation, Web Hits and more.

 

Spring Entertainment Preview

TV I’m looking forward to: FX’s Legion season finale (3/27) and AMC’s The Walking Dead season finale (4/2).

 

Various Spring TV Previews

TV Guide’s Spring TV Preview.

Entertainment Weekly’s Spring TV Preview.

TV Insider’s Spring TV Preview.

HitFix’s Spring TV Preview.

TV By The Numbers.

The Futon Critic.

 

Music I’m looking forward to: Wire’s Silver/Lead, Andrew Combs Canyons Of My Mind, John Mellencamp’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, BNQT’s Vol. 1, Big Star’s Best Of (Vinyl), Chuck Berry’s Chuck, Blondie’s Pollinator and Fastball’s Step Into Light.

Movies I’m looking forward to: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 starring Chris Pratt and company, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp and Aftermath starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Various Spring Music and Movie Previews

Pause and Play Spring Music Preview.

Entertainment Weekly Spring Music Preview and Movie Preview.

Jo Blo Spring Movie Preview.

 

Justice League

This is the latest Justice League poster.

Another trailer drops this weekend!

All things Justice League here.

 

Guardians Of The Galaxy

It’s the Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Posters!

 

Frida

Such a great song and it’s featured on the Classic Hits Countdown today (3/23) at noon!

 

I Love Doing Money Monkey Muggings

I enjoy meeting people and bringing free food and mugs!

I’d really like to visit you and bring you some… sign up here.

 

Echo

I’ve been messing around with Amazon’s Echo. 
Do you have an Echo? Do you enjoy it?
Zack@FUN1017.com

I think it’s fun. Technology blows my mind, seriously.

 

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. 🙂

 

TV Superstar Tidbits

TV Guide’s Spring Preview.

TV Pilots.

Andrew Lincoln talks about the upcoming Walking Dead season finale.

 

Radio Notes

Jim & Carrie with Aretha Franklin tickets all week…listen to win! Aretha’s BDay is ahead too.

Classic Hits Countdown at noon this week… 2/21: 1981, 2/22: 1982, 2/23: 1983 and 2/24: 1984.

Elton John Weekend ahead. We’re celebrating Sir Elton’s birthday all weekend! It begins Friday at 3!

 

 

Great Reads

Sammy Hagar AND David Lee Roth and Van Halen.

Queen Monopoly Game is due in May.

Mark Hamill posted what could be the very first pic of him as Luke Skywalker from way back.

Chuck Berry’s 20 Best Songs.

The Matrix reboot.

 

Chuck Berry

RIP, Chuck Berry. Rock and Roll Legend.

 

Happy Birthday, Bruce Willis

I like most of the Bruce Willis movies. I even like some of his music…. anybody remember, Respect Yourself, from the 80’s? He did some cover songs and released them. I actually bought the 45 LOL. Anyway, the films are better. I especially like the Die Hard flicks.

 

Lips Appreciation Day

Happy Lips Appreciation Day! I appreciate Angelina Jolie’s lips…. a lot. 🙂

 

Some Of The Greatest Music Videos Of All Time

These particular ones are some of my favorites.

a-ha’s Take On Me

The Cars You Might Think

Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer

 

TRUTH

Assumptions are dangerous things.

 

 

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TV Superstar Tidbits

Spring TV Preview.

Big Bang Theory spinoff, Young Sheldon is in the works.

TV Pilot Season: Variety  The Hollywood Reporter  Deadline Hollywood

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Radio Notes

Jim & Carrie with Bon Jovi tickets all week. Listen to win every morning!

Get the FUN 101.7 App!

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Here’s my socials: Zack Skyler on Facebook friend me if you’d like.

Zack Skyler on Twitter Twitter is my favorite because I like info and I get a lot out of Twitter.

Zack Skyler on Instagram.

Classic Hit Countdowns at noon for the rest of the week… 3/14: 1986, 3/15: 1987, 3/16: 1988 and 3/17: 1989.

Shamrockin’ Classic Hits Weekend begins Friday at 3!

 

Great Reads

A nice piece on The Cars and Heartbeat City.

Sammy Hagar on a Van Halen reunion.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep doing something together.

 

A Few Of My Fort Wayne Favorites

Brass Rail

I love great live, original music and there’s not a better place than the Brass Rail. You’re likely to find me there having a beer and catching some bands on a regular basis. Fort Wayne has some of the best artists that do their OWN music… James & The Drifters, Metavari, Void Reunion, The B-45’s, Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, The Meat Flowers, The Snarks etc. The music scene in the Summit City is thriving.

Cinema Center

I like a great film and the Cinema Center is a perfect place to see them.

Wooden Nickel

I’m such a fan of music and love my vinyl, so any place that has records, vinyl of all kinds, cds, tapes etc… I’m there.

Neat Neat Neat

See above. Love my records!

 

Record Store Day 2017

One of my favorite days of the year is approaching next month… Record Store Day is April 22nd!

Among the things you’ll be able to get on RSD:

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Toto Africa picture disc.

Paul McCartney 3-song cassette!

 

Atomic Blonde

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This looks excellent! Atomic Blonde starring the sexy Charlize Theron.

 

Some Of My Favorite Websites

Earth Cam

The Futon Critic

Rotten Tomatoes

Pause and Play

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Game of Thrones

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns July 16th!

 

Bryan Adams 

It’s an early Bryan Adams classic hit, This Time.

 

Concert Ticket Blowout TODAY AND TOMORROW

Listen to FUN 101.7 all day today and tomorrow for concert tickets for some of the upcoming concerts!
We’ve got a bunch… so stay close.

 

ABC’s Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland

Designated Survivor returns tonight!

 

Get Green Fest

Fort Wayne’s Get Green Fest is this Saturday!
A great yearly tradition as the St. Mary’s river turns GREEN!

 

Forthcoming TV Series

Forthcoming TV here.

 

Happy Women’s Day

I love women for many reasons and always say we wouldn’t be here without them.

To the ladies… have a great day, keep a smile on your face and know that this guy likes you. 🙂

 

Daylight Saving Time

Remember, it’s Sunday morning!

Clocks move forward.

 

Forthcoming Music and Movies

Music and Movie Release Date info has been updated.

There’s a lot of great things ahead.

You can get trailers, pics, audio/video, links and more.

 

Star Trek: Discovery Has Found Its Captain

Jason Isaacs is the Captain for the forthcoming CBS Star Trek: Discovery series.

 

Joe Jackson in Carmel

One of my favorite singers, Joe Jackson

(Is She Really Going Out With Him, Breaking Us In Two, Steppin’ Out etc)

is coming to The Palladium in Carmel, Indiana on June 16th.

 

It’s National Pancake Day

Today (3/7) is IHOP’s National Pancake Day with free short stacks!

 

 

A Few Of My Fort Wayne Favorites

I’ll make this a regular thing.

I Love Fort Wayne’s people, places and things.

 

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

My kids and I really love the zoo, especially feeding the giraffes.

 

Fort Wayne Komets

I love hockey and especially, Komet hockey.

I grew up as a Komets fan and go when I can.

 

Fort Wayne Tin Caps

I’ve enjoyed every experience at the award winning Parkview Field.

Tin Caps home opener is April 8th!

 

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Seeing a Mad Ants game is fun!

The Pacers relationship is excellent too.

 

Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island

So delicious! It’s a must for everyone.

 

Happy Oreo Cookie Day

MMMM…. Oreo Cookie!

 

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break for IPFW is this week…March 6th-12th.

Spring Break for St. Francis is March 13th-17th.

FWCS Spring Break is April 3rd-7th.

 

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is hitting the road and has a few midwest dates too, including Chicago and Detroit.

Get the dates here.

 

Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!

Remember: Life Is What You Make It.

 

Fort Wayne Happenings

March 9th-March 12th: Disney on Ice: Dare To Dream at Memorial Coliseum.

 

March 11th: Casino Night at Turnstone.

 

March 12th: Auto Swap Meet at Memorial Coliseum.

 

March 24th: Fort Wayne Food Tours begin.

FortWayneFoodTours.com

 

March 25th: 21st Annual Puttin’ On The Ritz at Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

 

March 26th: Shipshewana On The Road at Memorial Coliseum.

 

March 31st: Journey and Asia at Memorial Coliseum.

 

March 31st-April 2nd: Maumee Mary & Joseph Comedy Festival at various locations throughout downtown Fort Wayne. VisitFortWayne.com

 

April 5th: John Edward (psychic medium) at Grand Wayne Center.

 

April 6th: Jerry Seinfeld returns to Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre.

 

April 7th: Harry Potter in Concert: The Sorcerer’s Stone with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

 

April 8th: Tin Caps opening day at Parkview Field.

 

April 9th: Heroes & Legends with Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Jerry The King Lawler and more at Memorial Coliseum.

 

April 19th-April 23rd: Vera Bradley Outlet Sale at Memorial Coliseum.

 

April 22nd: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the season.

Parkview Foundation’s Cookin’ Men at the Grand Wayne Center.

Record Store Day.

(FW Participating stores: Wooden Nickel and Neat Neat Neat)

 

April 28th: Tapestry with Ann Curry at Memorial Coliseum.

 

April 29th: Star Wars 40th Anniversary with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic at the Embassy Theatre.

 

May 6th: Free Comic Book Day.

(FW Participating stores: Books, Comics & Things)

 

May 7th: Cinderella’s Ball at Memorial Coliseum.

 

May 10th-May 14th: Fort Wayne Music Festival.

 

May 13th: Rock On The River.

 

May 21st: Girls On The Run 5k at Shoaff Park.

Visit Fort Wayne

Downtown Fort Wayne

 

Amazon, Netflix and Hulu Pilots

Amazon’s Pilots for 2017

Here’s what’s ahead for Amazon.

Netflix Pilots for 2017

Here’s what’s ahead for Netflix.

Hulu’s Pilots for 2017

Here’s what’s ahead for Hulu.

 

Concert Series Weekend

FUN 101.7 will have a Concert Series Weekend!

See some of the artists we’ll be playing with our Concert Calendar.

 

Forthcoming Notable TV Series

Get all of the notable tv dates here.

 

Forthcoming Music and Movie Release Dates

Pics, trailers, audio, video, links and more here.

 

Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show

Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show begins today (Thursday) and goes all weekend.

I’d love to meet you! I’ll be there today (Thursday) 3-6pm and Saturday, 2-5pm.

 

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

This is the latest Pirates trailer.

 

FX’s Legion

FX’s Legion continues to be one of my current favorite shows. Well written. Great storytelling. Be sure to check it out!

 

The Police

One of my favorite songs by The Police… Roxanne!

 

The President’s Joint Speech

The President’s first speech to congress happened and you can get a recap here.

I did like the blue ties of the Vice President and the Speaker.

 

Indiana and Purdue

Congrats to Purdue for beating Indiana!

 

FX’s Taboo

FX’s Taboo has been one of my favorite shows for a while.
The season finale just happened and here’s the recap.

If you get a chance to see the epic first season…do it!

 

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Poster!

Here’s the latest Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 trailer.

 

Socials

So, I’d love to have you join me elsewhere on social media.

Let’s be friends on Facebook: Zack Skyler

Follow each other on Twitter: ZManAdventures

Get together on Instagram: RadioZack

 

FOX’s X-Men TV Pilot

FOX has an X-Men tv pilot in the works.

Stephen Moyer is set to star.

 

Billy Idol

Several Billy Idol albums are getting the remastered reissue treatment.

 

Kurt Russell in Guardians Of The Galaxy

First image of Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

 

Suicide Squad Concept Art: Scarecrow

Great Suicide Squad concept art piece of Scarecrow.

 

Oscars! Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are this weekend hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC.

 

Update: Oscar Recap.

 

Looking Ahead

February 28th: President’s State of the Union.

College Hoops: Indiana vs. Purdue.

Mardi Gras.

 

March 2nd: Dr. Seuss Day.

 

March 3rd: Debut of Nintendo’s Switch!

 

 

NASA Blockbuster

NASA has found seven Earth-sized planets WITH water….LIFE?

Here’s the story.

 

Money Monkey Muggings

I’d like to bring you Jersey Mike’s Subs and FUN 101.7 Money Monkey mugs like I did for Sonia at Superior Auto.

I do this three times a week, hitting various workplaces. Spread the word and sign up here.

 

 

Stephen King & J.J. Abrams Castle Rock Lands On Hulu

 

Hollywood Hits 

With the Oscars…. the Academy Awards happening this weekend hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, we’re playing movie music throughout the weekend.

Our Hollywood Hits Weekend begins Friday at 3!!

 

Tom Hanks Loves Stories… and Typewriters 

Tom Hanks is releasing a book of stories and he used different typewriters for the book.

It’s due in October.

 

Happy Birthday, Kelsey Grammer


Here’s some Frasier bloopers!

 

A Few Of My Firsts

I’ll give you my age, which will put some of these in perspective better. I’m 45! 🙂

First Music: The first music I remember hearing was Wings and then I went back and listened to all of The Beatles material. I grew to love a lot of music that was before my time. I have an appreciation for it all and many genres. I’ll go in depth on my thoughts on it all in a post some time. I went back and listened to The Doors, The Rolling Stones and so much more. I was in elementary school when I began buying music. The first music I bought…Single: Joan Jett/I Love Rock & Roll. Albums: Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger, Human League’s Dare, Quiet Riot’s Metal Health and Def Leppard’s Pyromania. By the time I got to high school…hard rock, metal, hair bands were the thing in the late 80’s and although I liked much of it, I also liked The Pixies and Sonic Youth. The Replacements are still one of my favorite bands ever!

First Movies: Star Wars was the first movie I ever saw in theatres. What a first one to see! The first movies I ever bought…all of the Star Wars flicks, The Godfather trilogy and The Dark Crystal.

First Concert: The first official concert I ever went to was with my parents with I was real young, Dolly Parton. My first rock concert was Stray Cats at the Indiana State Fair. It was incredible. I met Brian Setzer many years later in the 90’s. First festival type concert…Monsters of Rock in 1985 with Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken and Kingdom Come.

First Car: Monte Carlo. It was like a boat. I loved the car though. The next cars were Thunderbird, Cavalier, Mustang. There was a time when I even owned a Storm. Remember THOSE?!? What the heck.

First Radio Job: WCER in Huntington and I did pretty much whatever I wanted there…followed by jobs in Marion and Wabash. My first Fort Wayne radio job was WOWO when WOWO still played music and was downtown. I did weekends there. My first full-time Fort Wayne radio gig was when I was still a teenager at WDJB, B-106. I did middays there and had a great time. Then it was WMEE the first stint (through ’95), then WLDE (through 2000), went to Orlando to work for MIX 105.1 for many years and then Minneapolis to work for KS95. WMEE (stint number two through 2012) and here I am again at FUN 101.7. I did some television a few years ago and although it was enjoyable, I feel that radio gives you more freedom. Through the good and the bad, I’ve enjoyed it everywhere I’ve been.

 

Stevie Nicks

I’ve been a fan of Stevie Nicks since before Fleetwood Mac. I loved Buckingham Nicks, Stevie and Lindsay’s project pre-Fleetwood Mac. I like all of her solo albums. If you get a chance to see Stevie in concert, you should do that. She does return to Indiana in March at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indy. You can get our whole Concert Calendar here.

 

Patriot starring Terry O’Quinn

Amazon debuts Patriot this week starring Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Michael Dorman, Kurtwood Smith and Michael Chernus.

 

Fort Wayne Happenings

February 25th & 26th: Fort Wayne Women’s Expo.

March 2nd-5th: Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show at Memorial Coliseum.

March 5th: Gabriel Iglesias at the Embassy.

March 9th-March 12th: Disney on Ice: Dare To Dream at Memorial Coliseum.

March 12th: Auto Swap Meet at Memorial Coliseum.

March 26th: Shipshewana On The Road at Memorial Coliseum.

March 31st: Journey and Asia at Memorial Coliseum.

March 31st-April 2nd: Maumee Mary & Joseph Comedy Festival at various locations throughout downtown Fort Wayne. VisitFortWayne.com

April 6th: Jerry Seinfeld returns to Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre.

April 7th: Harry Potter in Concert: The Sorcerer’s Stone with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

April 8th: Tin Caps opening day at Parkview Field.

April 19th-April 23rd: Vera Bradley Outlet Sale at Memorial Coliseum.

April 22nd: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the season.

Record Store Day.

(FW Participating stores: Wooden Nickel and Neat Neat Neat)

April 28th: Tapestry with Ann Curry at Memorial Coliseum.

May 6th: Free Comic Book Day.

(FW Participating stores: Books, Comics & Things)

May 10th-May 14th: Fort Wayne Music Festival.

June 1st: The first Lunch On The Plaza of the season.

June 15th-June 18th: Hobnobben Film Festival at various FW locations and Ribfest at Headwaters Park.

June 24th: Buskerfest in Downtown Fort Wayne.

July 7th-July 15th: Three Rivers Festival.

July 25th-30th: Allen County FUN Fair at the fairgrounds.

September 10th: Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown.

September 15th & 16th: Middle Waves Music Festival.

September 16th & 17th: Johnny Appleseed Festival at Johnny Appleseed Park.

 

Billy Joel in Indy


Billy Joel is coming to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indy on November 3rd!

One of my favorite Billy Joel songs is You’re Only Human.

 

What My Day Is Like

I love doing my show weekdays, 12-4, on FUN 101.7, but that’s just a part of my day here at work. I’m Programming Assistant for all three of our Fort Wayne stations: FUN 101.7, Alt 99.5 and Majic 95.1. I mainly deal with FUN and Alt. I arrive around 8am and am here until 6, 7, sometimes later, depending on the workload. What I do in that time varies between various things in programming, promotions, production and the main thing I do is the music for FUN and do a lot of day-to-day things for our alternative station, Alt 99.5…adding new music, fresh elements on the station and whatever else is needed. There’s a lot of meetings. My brain never stops, I’m always thinking of ideas for something. Most of all, I love what I do…all of it.

 

 

One Hit Wonders Weekend

It begins Friday at 3! Sly Fox, Nena, Level 42, Londonbeat and all the rest.

 

Quote Of The Day

Assumptions Are Dangerous Things.

 

Congrats, Kate Upton

Kate Upton is the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

It’s February 14th… Have a nice VDay! I’ll be hanging out with the other single people. 🙂

Happy Anniversary, YouTube

YouTube began on this day (2/14) in 2005!

Here’s my picks for some of the greatest things you can find on YouTube:

Tom Snyder interviewing Kiss with a hilarious Ace. You can sense some tension back then.

Billy Idol with Generation X in 1979.

Rare video of Madonna & Prince’s Love Song.

Arnold Schwarzenegger one-liner mashup.

Full Fleetwood Mac concert from 1975.

Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry doing Johnny B. Goode in 1995.

Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones on the making of Thriller.

 

My Favorite TV Shows At The Moment

I may make my favorites a regular thing for tv, music and movies… and it could be a mix of not only new, but some older thinsg too.

FX has a couple of great ones: Taboo and Legion.

Be sure to check them out!

FX’s Taboo

FX’s Legion

 

My Favorite Music At The Moment

I’ve been on a Talking Heads kick lately. When they first hit, nobody sounded like them. I call it art rock. Very different. Unique.

I’ve been a forever fan of The Replacements and now Tommy Stinson’s brought back his post-Replacements band, Bash & Pop! Their latest material is excellent.

I’m a vinyl nut and quite a few 80’s classic hit artists have been doing reissues on vinyl: Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen with more on the way.

 

My Favorite Movies At The Moment

I just had a Die Hard marathon recently. Those flicks are still great, especially the first one.

 

Book Club: Peter Guralnick’s Sam Phillips, The Man Who Invented Rock n Roll…SUN Records story.

If I had a Book Club, this would be my first pick. I love this one! It’s my latest read and I’m almost done with it. It’s such a great story about Sam Phillips and the story of SUN Records, the label he started which launched Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and many others.

 

TV Superstar Tidbits

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) has another tv project ahead for Amazon called Electric Dreams, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel.

 

Edward James Olmos is going to star in the Sons of Anarchy spinoff called Mayans along with Emilio Rivera.

 

Carpool Karaoke: The Series

James Corden’s hit bit, Carpool Karaoke, is about to become an actual series for Apple…soon!

 

Happy Birthday, Peter Gabriel

Shock The Monkey is one of my favorite Peter Gabriel songs.

 

I love the album, So, and all of those tunes are great and Sledgehammer is one of the best videos ever.

 

Grammy Awards

Here’s your Grammy Award recap.

 

Superstars Of The 80’s Weekend

FUN 101.7’s Weekend Special this weekend is a Superstars Of The 80’s Weekend! All of the greatest classic hits of the Superstars of the 80’s: Pat Benatar, Van Halen, Duran Duran, U2, INXS, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, The Police, Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis & The News, R.E.M., Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Journey, REO Speedwagon, John Mellencamp, David Bowie and many others. There will be some surprise tunes in the mix. 🙂

 

Pre-Huey Lewis & The News

Before they were Huey Lewis & The News, the band was Huey Lewis & The American Express.

 

FX’s Legion

FX’s Legion starring Dan Stevens debuts tonight (2/8)!

 

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards air this weekend hosted by James Corden.

Here’s all of the performers, nominees and more.

 

Wayne’s World 

It’s the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Wayne’s World today and tomorrow  (2/7 and 2/8) and there are some showings in Fort Wayne!

Get the showings listing here.

 

Black History Month

February is Black History Month and I’ve always liked any kind of r&b, soul, funk…you name it. Rock & Roll itself was born from the early days of r&b. Treat yourself to some great talent from over the years. Among my favorites: Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, any of the Motown material, Philly soul, Parliament Funkadelic, the rock & roll of Chuck Berry, the showmanship of Little Richard, the piano playing of Fats Domino, Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire and there’s so much excellent talent NOW like Andra Day and Leon Bridges (who’s got a total Sam Cooke vibe).

 

Happy Birthday (2/6), Axl Rose of GNR

 

Stranger Things


I really liked season one. Netflix’s Stranger Things returns on Halloween!

 

IPFW Homecoming

IPFW‘s Homecoming celebration begins today!

Go Dons!!

 

Super Bowl

Although I was hoping for a Falcons victory and I’m NOT a Patriots fan at all, you’ve gotta give it to the Pats. That was one heck of a comeback!

Lady Gaga was incredible! She’ll be in Indy on November 5th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The commercials were pretty weak, although a couple of decent ones. The trailers were fun! Looking forward  most to Guardians of the Galaxy 2. See some of the trailers on our FUN 101 Facebook page.

Stranger Things returns to Netflix on Halloween!

 

Bits and Chunks

50 States, 50 Most Romantic Restaurants.

Meditation = Stress Buster.

 

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

Today (2/4/17) marks the 40th Anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. It’s still one of the greatest albums ever and I listen to it often.

Here’s an interesting piece on the iconic album.

 

FUN 
Be sure to check out the FUN Section on FUN1017.com. Our TV, Music/Movie sections are all updated with pics, audio/video, links, trailers and more.

 

Weekends

I love them and want them more often. Can somebody please make this happen? Thanks!  🙂

Hit Makers

I’m looking forward to this book, Hit Makers from Derek Thompson. This will dig into the details as to why things become hits, whether it’s a tv show or music or a movie etc. It’s not always what we think. There’s a lot of moving parts that make things happen. We always hope things are some organic greatness, but that’s not usually the case.

 

I Love Fort Wayne

There’s many reasons why I love Fort Wayne and here’s a few: Great people, our award winning zoo, thriving and growing downtown, our sports teams…Komets, Tin Caps, Mad Ants, Mastodons, Derby Girls and the others, our excellent museums, fantastic restaurants, the beautiful Embassy Theatre, the Brass Rail, Skeletunes, CS3 and the Tiger Room, C2G, our incredible festivals: Three Rivers Festival, Middle Waves Music Festival, Hobnobben Film Festival and the rest, Cinema Center and I could go on and on. I really like our very talented local musicians like: Secret Mezzanine, James & The Drifters, The B-45’s, Metavari, The Meat Flowers, Jess Thrower, The Orange Opera and all the others.

 

BNQT

I’m such a fan of many things…movies and especially music…all genres. I’m always seeking things that I’ll enjoy.

So here comes a Supergroup called BNQT, which features members of Band of Horses, Midlake, Travis, Franz Ferdinand and Grandaddy!

This is such a catchy tune, Restart.

 

Forthcoming TV Debuts This Week

NBC debuts Powerless starring Vanessa Hudgens.

CBS debuts Superior Donuts starring Judd Hirsch.

CBS Training Day starring Bill Paxton.

FOX debuts 24: Legacy starring Corey Hawkins.

 

Forthcoming Music and Movie Release Dates

Get ’em here.

 

Family Guy

Today (1/31) marks the anniversary of FOX’s Family Guy, which debuted in 1999.

Here’s a look at the original tv pilot for Family Guy. It’s quite different.

Forthcoming!

2/5: Super Bowl (Falcons v. Patriots)…Lady Gaga Halftime Show…The President will be interviewed prior to game.

2/9: College Hoops: Indiana v. Purdue.

2/12: Grammy Awards hosted by James Corden.

2/26: Oscars… Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

2/28: The President’s State Of The Union.

3/3: Nintendo Switch debuts!3/14: NCAA March Madness begins.

 

Concert Tickets

You can snag concert tickets for several shows ahead.

Listen to Win!

Here’s a look at our Concert Calendar.

 

Happy Birthday (1/30), Phil Collins

The Americans

Today (1/30) is the anniversary of FX’s The Americans, which began on this day in 2013.

It has its season premiere, March 7th!

 

Instagram

Join me on Instagram! RadioZack

 

Fort Wayne FYI

Tonight (1/26): Celebrate Downtown at Fort Wayne Cinema Center.

Now through 1/29: Shrine Circus at Memorial Coliseum.

1/27: Winter Cozy at the Wells Street Bridge. Entertainment, food, beverages, bonfires and more!

1/27: Fort Wayne Philharmonic with a free concert at Citizens Square.

1/27-1/29: Outdoor Sports Lake and Cabin Show at Memorial Coliseum.

My favorite tv series of all time, HBO’s The Sopranos, began in January of 1999. I still go back and watch episodes once in a while.

I miss it a lot!

Notable Forthcoming TV Dates

Television Dates.

 

Music and Movie Release Dates

Music and Movie Dates.

 

Outdoor Sports Lake & Cabin Show

It happens this weekend at the Memorial Coliseum. I’m there Friday night from 6-9. If you’re there, say hey!

 

Mary Tyler Moore

RIP Mary Tyler Moore. TV Legend. Funny and so damn cute. SMART lady. She made an impact on showbiz.

Here’s a quick funny bloopers clip of MTM.

 

Weekend Specials

We do a lot of Weekend Specials on FUN 101.7: Ultimate 80’s, Ladies of the 80’s, Very Hairy Weekends and several others coming soon!

80’s New Wave Weekend is ahead this weekend. It’s packed with some of your favorite classic hits with a new wave vibe.

If you ever have any ideas for weekend specials you’d like to hear…any themes? Let me know. Thanks! Zack@FUN1017.com

 

Bits and Chunks

Details on the X-Men tv series for FOX.

A couple of my favorite sites, AllMusic.com and AllMovie.com.

 

TV Pilots

See what the tv networks have in store for this year and beyond. Here’s the latest tv pilot roundup.

 

Radio FUN

The Classic Hits Countdown at noon is the 80’s all week!  🙂

Stream: FUN1017.com or get our app through Google Play or the App Store.

 

Award Season

It was announced this week that the highly annoying Stephen Colbert is hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17th.

FYI…The Grammy Awards air February 12th hosted by James Corden and The Oscars…Academy Awards air February 26th hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

 

Fort Wayne FYI

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry’s State of the City address is February 15th.

Fort Wayne Derby Girls home opener is February 11th.

 

Let’s talk The Kinks

I’m a major British Invasion fan and dig The Beatles and the Stones, but my favorite of the bunch is The Kinks! I really enjoy those Kinks songs, especially from the 60’s. Just your gritty, raw, garage rock. That’s the way rock & roll should be…always. I’m happy that Ray Davies has a fresh project with the band, The Jayhawks called Americana.

 

Bit and Chunks

Gabriel Iglesias with his own ABC tv sitcom in the works. The Fluffy Guy will be in Fort Wayne at the Embassy on March 5th.

Paris Jackson talks about Michael Jackson and believes he was murdered!

 

Do What You Love

Do What You Love is a statement I’ve made many times to my kids. If you find something that you enjoy and can make money doing it, then it never really feels like work. That’s how I’ve always felt about radio. Although, like anything, there’s up’s and down’s, it’s something that I have a passion for and love. I feel so lucky and grateful for the various opportunities I’ve had over time. I just hope it all comes through just how much I enjoy playing around on the radio. Find your passion and sometimes it can be one thing or many and it can change too. Never give up!

 

The President

I thought Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration went well. I liked the speech. Oh and I’m not a Republican or a Democrat. I don’t play the political game. It’s two sides of the same coin, typically. Remember, an eagle has TWO wings and so does politics. We may not like it, but that’s the way it is. I’m more of a issue oriented person, not party. America all the way and leave me alone. That’s pretty much my stance. The President’s first weekly address is this weekend and he’ll have a major interview just prior to the Super Bowl on February 5th.

 

Super Bowl

Super Bowl is set. Falcons and the Patriots. I’m so over the Patriots! So, go Falcons!! Maybe next year the Colts will get there again. Super Bowl is February 5th and Lady Gaga is the halftime show. I’ll have my beer ready for the game. The other bowl game nobody really cares about is the Pro Bowl, which is this weekend.

 

LIFE 101

I’ve made appointments for the doctor, the dentist and car maintenance all this week. It’s January and I always think it’s a nice time to do the regular checkups on everything. I do it all a few times a year. So far, everything is smooth. I’m just glad to get it all done for a while.   🙂

 

Bits and Chunks

Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart tour dates.

Latest Star Wars poster.

 

Hey there and welcome to my first post on the blog. First of all, thank you for listening to FUN 101.7. I enjoy what I do and love meeting and talking with people everywhere. Every one you is a friend. If you ever see me somewhere, make sure you say hello. You can hear me 12-4 every weekday on FUN 101.7. I love doing the Classic Hits Countdown at noon!

I’ll post my random thoughts on various subjects, topics and whatever is on my mind. Several people, places and things I may discuss here: Life in general, all things Fort Wayne, my kids (my world), my dating life trying to find my lady (which can be very entertaining), various news and sports items, a peek into the radio (and sometimes television) world and my years involved, music (music geek), movies (movie buff), books (avid reader), favorite websites, interesting apps and anything else that is interesting to me and hopefully you.

Friend me on Facebook, let’s follow each other on Twitter (which is my favorite social media platform) and Instagram.

Many of my posts may include something I call Bits and Chunks, which is links to various items for you.

Have a great one!

 

Bits and Chunks

2017 TV Preview

2017 Music Preview

2017 Movie Preview

George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) talks about his next book, The Winds of Winter.

Nintendo Switch is near.