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This Week In Music: Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

I remember in college when they announced that Joan Jett was coming in concert. I was so excited! I couldn't believe she was coming to my little Minnesota college town. It was just a few years earlier in 1982 that Joan Jett and The Blackhearts started a run at Number 1 that went an incredible 7...
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How A Mud Fight Helped Sell 10 Million Albums

Woodstock '94 was organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the original Woodstock in 1969. It was promoted as Two More Days of Peace and Music. But after overcrowding got out of hand and rain turned everything to mud, it turned into one of the biggest mud fights ever! When Green Day took to...
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And Now... Potato Chip Flavored Ice Cream!

This is an odd combo, but I'm sure people will like it. The ice cream brand Enlightened just added a new flavor to its lineup that combines chocolate, salted fudge, and POTATO CHIPS. It's called "All That and a Bag of Chips." Each serving is 100 calories, and there are four servings per pint. For...
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Did This Video Really Kill This Singers Career?

Tonight on the 80's at 8 I highlight the song I'm So Excited from the Pointer Sisters. It was a hugely successful song and the video was directed by Kenny Ortega. Kenny has an interesting ties to the artist Billy Squire who was also huge in the 1980's. In the early 1980's Billy Squire had multiple...
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Lies We Tell Our Kids So That They Will Behave

Have you ever lied to your kids, so that they will behave? maybe you've said this... 1. To make them stop eating in bed, someone's parents told them that if they ate lying down, they'd turn into a snake. 2. A woman wouldn't eat beef when she was a kid, but loved chicken. So when her mom made beef,...
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Free Pancakes 7am To 7pm Tomorrow March 12

IHOP has their "Free Pancake Day" tomorrow, Tuesday March 12, from 7am-7pm. Charities like Children's Miracle Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children will benefit. Participating locations. Details here .
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Do You Want To Blow Out The Time Change, For Good?

So here's a question: What do you prefer? When we spring forward, or when we fall back and get to sleep in the next day? A new survey asked over 1,000 Americans. And slightly more people prefer when we spring forward and get more daylight. 35% said it's better . . . 28% prefer it when we fall back...
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We Have One Of The Most Stressful Jobs?

The ten most stressful jobs the the U.S. are: soldier . . . firefighter . . . airline pilot . . . police officer . . . broadcaster . . . yes, that's what we do at Sunny! event coordinator . . . news reporter . . . public relations executive . . . senior corporate executive . . . and taxi driver...
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Cheetos Were Born Because Of The U.S. Military

Cheetos exist because of the U.S. military. It needed a new way to ship and store cheese during World War Two, and a USDA scientist invented cheese powder. Then after the war, manufacturers including the Frito Company bought the leftover powder and came up with new ways to use it. Cheetos were the...
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Things To Look Forward To In March!

1. Changing the clocks. Daylight Saving Time officially begins on March 10th. And even though we lose an hour of sleep that night, a lot of people prefer the switch because it stays light out later. Me included! 2. March Madness gets under way. This year's tournament starts on March 19th and runs...
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