Nascar drivers James Buescher and Justin Allgaier joined us in the studio this morning just after the 6:30 news. James was winning races and championships at 12 years old! Justin was a five-time Quarter Midget Champion with more than 100 wins by the age of 12! See James and Justin race at the Iowa Speedway on June 7th and July 13th. See the entire race schedule at www.IowaSpeedway.com.
Just after the 8:00AM news, Denny Smith of the Mutual Fund Show that airs on WHO Radio each Saturday at 11AM, joined us by telephone. Denny told us about a free service they offer, "401K Repair Kits" available on their website at www.MutualFundShow.com. Just click on the orange button for 30 days free service...or call 515-223-0322.
Tomorrow morning is a Tuesday...that means another "Van & Bonnie Eat Other People's Meals" day! Tomorrow, Jana Rooker will bring us "jail meals". Tune in to find out whaat we'll have to eat!
Just a reminder...Memorial Day is one week from today. We'll be at Camp Dodge Gold Star Museum and you're all invited to join us free of charge. Free breakfast, lots of military vehicles on display, WWI and WWI re-enactors and lots more! The PX will be open to the public during our show as well. We'll see you there...5-9AM.
Have a wonderful day!
Kelly Foss of the Farmer's Market was our special guest this morning just after the 8:30 news. New this year...a stand that no only sells gluten-free products, but makes gluten-free foods right on site. You can get a gluten-free snack to enjoy while shopping the market, or a gluten-free lunch. Also, fresh, all natural pesto sauce is available at the Aquaponic Hassevoort Farms booth, along with beef stick samples. Check out the entertainment on every corner of the market. Hours are Saturdays, 7AM-Noon on Court Avenue in Downtown Des Moines.
Tomorrow we'll have 3 pairs of tickets to give away to the USA Track and Field Event at Drake University. Remember....you want to siit in the East stands to win tickets!
Van and I would love to see you this afternoon from 3-6PM at Learning RX, 50th & Westown Parkway in West Des Moines!
Enjoy your day!
I hope you all had a chance to hear Carol Burnett on the air with us this morning just after the 7:30 news. She is quite a lady and so interesting to talk with. If you don't already have tickets...get them right away...Carol will be at the Civic Center this Sunday!
Just after the 6:30 news, Terry Rich of the Iowa Lottery, joined us in the studio. The Power Ball jackpot is at $360 million! Terry left us with a gift for you....five sets of $20.00 each in Power Ball plays! We gave them away this morning to five lucky winners....good luck!
Tomorrow we'll be talking with Kelly of the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market. We'll also have some prizes to giive away, so tune in to win!
Have a great day!
It's a Tuesday, so it's Van & Bonnie Eat Other People's Meals Day! Today we welcomed Adam Lathrop and Jackie Mott of Meals on Wheels! We had a marvelous meal of pork tips over noodles, peas and mixed vegetables. They also brought along a chicken salad sandwich as well as a chicken and lettuce salad. There were oranges, milk and apple juice too! Meals on Wheels is part of Wesley Life and to sign up to receive Meals on Wheels, go to www.WesleyLife.org/meals or call 515-699-3243.
Just after the 8:30 news, Jonathan Yentis joined us in the studio to promote the Jewish Food Fair. The Jewish Food Fair is Sunday, May 19th, 11AM-5PM, at the Temple B'nai Jeshurun, 5101 Grand Avenue here in Des Moines. They will be serving Matzah balls in chicken soup, corned beef sandwiches, kugel, brisket and more. Musical entertainment, tours of the sanctuary, drive-up service, Israeli dancing and a Jewish wedding are all things that are available to see.
Tune in tomorrow morning...we'll have an interview with Carol Burnett just after the 7:30 news! Carol is coming too the Civic Center on Sunday. We'll also have more USA Track & Field tickets to give away...tune in to win!
Have a wonderful day!
Pastor Steve Hudson joined us in the studio just after the 8:30AM news to let us know about the Destiny & Genesis Homes 6th Annual Kidsave Golf Classic on May 21st at River Valley Golf Course in Adel. For more information go to www.itsnotok.us. KIDSAVE’S SUMMER MIRACLES PROGRAM provides children from Colombia, age 8-14, who do not have a family of their own to come to the U.S. for a four week summer visit. During their stay, host families, volunteers and KIDSAVE staff work diligently to help each child meet individuals and families who may be interested in adoption. The Grimes North Point small group is currently looking for individuals and families who would be interested in financing a child this summer and/or participating in our 6th annual golf classic fundraiser. They are also looking for those interested in volunteering at several weekend events this July. For information on the goolf outing go to www.itsnotok.us and for everything else contact Pastor Steve 515.991.6808 to learn more.
Tomorrow is a "Van & Bonnie Enjoy Other People's Meal" Day. Tomorrow's meal will be courtesy of Meals on Wheels.
Have a great day!
Who has the best female voice in Des Moines radio and TV history. Many people would say Annie Meachum. She was gracious enough to get up early and join me this morning as my “designated Bonnie.” Even if you don’t recognize the name, I’ll bet you recognized the voice if you heard it this morning. Well, it’s been a fun week! Bonnie reeturns Monday.
When I was a kid in Adel, there used to be a lot a buzz about a guy from DeSoto that graduated locally and went on to be a very successful radio DJ in Chicago. The other day I got to wondering if Doug James was still around. I searched and found him in Chicago. I called and asked him if he’d like to drive to Des Moines to host the morning show with me. He
immediately said, “To be on WHO Radio?! You bet!” So it was like old home week this morning on the air, and I’m grateful that the great Doug James would drive aall the way from Chicago to co-host with me this morning!
A lot of people in our area know Eileen Wixted, some for her work as an anchor and reporter on WHO TV, and some because of the successful business she built after she left channel 13. Many people in the limelight in the business world have needed some training in dealing with the media. It
was interesting today to hear how her company has helped them get that
training. Secret: Eileen came to the studio at 5am a week early because I didn’t communicate to her well enough that it was THIS Wednesday. She was very gracious about it, although I owe her not one, but now two favoors.