WJRE-FM Blog Archives for 2016-03

Throwback Thursday

On This Day...

1932 - Belle Baker hosted a radio variety show from a moving train. It was the first radio broadcast from a train. 

1947 - The U.S. Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to two terms. 

1955 - The first oil drill seagoing rig was put into service.

1998 - A former FBI agent said papers found in James Earl Ray's car supports a conspiracy theory in the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 

2001 - Apple Computer Inc's operating system MAC OS X went on sale. 

2002 - Thieves stole five 17th century paintings from the Frans Hals Museum in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The paintings were worth about $2.6 million. The paintings were works by Jan Steen, Cornelis Bega, Adriaan van Ostade and Cornelis Dusart. 

In Country Music History...

1958 - Elvis Presley is sworn into the U.S. Army in Memphis, Tennessee

1984 - "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)" drives Alabama to the top position on the Billboard country singles chart

2012 - Dierks Bentley settles in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Home"

2013 - Trace Adkins jokingly gives team member Stephen Baldwin the finger during an episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice" on NBC. They win an assignment to promote a haircare product, guaranteeing they'll be back the next week

Celebrity Birthdays

Star Jones 1962 - TV host ("The View") 

Lara Flynn Boyle 1970 - Actress 

Jim Parsons 1973 - Actor

Peyton Manning 1976 - Football player 


Dolly's Special ACM Anouncement

Dolly Parton gets a special honor at the 2016 ACM Awards on April 3 when she is given the Tex Ritter Film award for her song that inspired the TV Movie Coat of Many Colors, which aired on NBC last December (2015).   As Dolly shares, there is also someone special going to take part in the award presentation this year

Keepin' Up With The Back Road

Easton Corbin tells the St. Louis post-Dispatch why he joined Carrie Underwoods "Storyteller Tour" 

"The great thing about her is she draws a very diverse crowd, not only from all ages, young to old, but girls and guys. And not only does she draw country fans but other pop genres, as well. It's a good chance for me to get in front of those folks and expose my music to that audience"

The transition from headlining his own shows to opening for Underwood meant Corbin had to give up longer sets as well as his own staging, but he still thinks it's been worth it.  He shares,

"Being on a tour like this is a great opportunity. I'm able to get in front of a much bigger crowd. Maybe I'll be able to come back and do my own shows."

The next stop on the "Storyteller Tour" will bring Carrie and Easton to Auburn Hills, Michigan tomorrow (3/22).


And Chris Lane discusses Family Vacations....

Chris Lane really enjoyed spending time outdoors as a kid, especially when his family's annual vacation brought him to the beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

 Chris is nearing the Top 20 on the chart with his current single, "Fix." Lane's next show will be in Cookeville, Tennessee, tomorrow (3/22) with Love and Theft.

Throwback Thursday

On This Day...

1967 - Snoopy and Charlie Brown of "Peanuts" were on the cover of "LIFE" magazine. 

1985 - U.S. President Reagan agreed to a joint study with Canada on acid rain. 

1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.

2004 - NASA's Messenger became the first spacecraft to enter into orbit around Mercury. The probe took more than 270,000 pictures before it crashed into the surface of Mercury on April 30, 2015. 

2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 800 million applications downloaded. 

On This Day in Country Music...

1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

1973 - Keifer Thompson is born in Miami, Oklahoma. He becomes one-half of Thompson Square, a husband-and-wife duo that earns Vocal Duo of the Year from the Academy of Country Music in 2012 and '13

1990 - Randy Travis begins a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart"

2005 - Keith Urban begins a three-night stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The encore includes a surprise appearance by Kenny Chesney, who joins him in a laughter-filled cover of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried"

2012 - Miranda Lambert brings out a surprise guest--Kelly Clarkson, who sings her own hit, "Stronger"--during the On Fire Tour at the 1stBank Center in Denver

2014 - Maddie & Tae write "Girl In A Country Song" with songwriter/producer Aaron Scherz in Nashville

Celebrity Birthdays

Patrick Duffy 1949

Kurt Russell 1951

Wednesday Wellness

Move it or lose it.  Moving our bodies every day decreases the risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses.  It helps to reduce stress and maintains healthy bones and joints. Take a 10 minute walk three times a day five days a week.  You will look and feel better.

Wednesday Wellness Tip!

Life is better when you are happy but life is best when other people are happy because of you! Be an inspiration, give peace, share your smile. Smile at a stranger today!

Throw Back Thursday

Misc. History

1978 - The remains of Charles Chaplin were stolen from his grave in Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland. The body was recovered 11 weeks later near Lake Geneva. 

1991 - Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers. The scene was captured on amateur video

1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones began their attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon non-stop. They succeeded on March 20, 1999.

Music History

1963 - Patsy Cline gives what proves to be her final show, a benefit for the widow of deejay "Cactus Jack" Call, at the Memorial Building in Kansas City, Kansas. Also appearing: Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Dottie West, Billy Walker, George Jones and Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper

1990 - Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, kicking off their first concert tour as the Highwaymen

2002 - George Strait plays the final Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show concert held at Houston's Astrodome, with more than 68,000 in attendance. He dedicates "Love Without End, Amen" to George and Barbara Bush, who are part of the crowd

2013 - Trace Adkins raises more than $670,000 for the American Red Cross as the winning project manager during the season's first episode of Donald Trump's NBC competition, "The Celebrity Apprentice"

Celebrity Birthdays 

Alexander Graham Bell

Jessica Biel

Danny Masterson

If you Missed out Here Your Tuesday Trivia Backroad Edition

What are the Swon Brother's First Names??????????????????????????







Colton and Zach!!!!