Wes Snook, Ankeny Hy-Vee Store Director and Chef Andrew, also of the Ankeny Hy-Vee, joined us in the studio this morning just after the 8:30 news. We also had Bob Sykes, skipper of the Trident ship Bountiful, on the air with us by telephone. You can see a picture of the ship below. Bob explained how the King Crab Legs were caught and shipped direct to Hy-Vee. Chef Andrew talked about how to make clarified butter in which to dip the Crab. All of the Hy-Vees have the instructions. Pick up your fresh Crab now at your Hy-Vee store! It's fabulous!
Also today, Chris Kramer and Jessica Rundlett joined us in the studio from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The State Historical Building is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a big Gala on Friday, December 14th, 7-11PM. Governor Branstad and First Lady Chris Branstad, along with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Kevin Reynolds will be in attendance. For tickets, go to www.culturalaffairs.org, call 515-281-7471 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The State Historical Society is open M-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM and Sun. noon-4:30PM. Vault tours are available for groups of four by calling Sara at 515-242-5193.
Tomorrow's the big day for the Iowa Select Farms pork giveaway. It all starts at 5AM at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Enter thru the main gate on E. University at E. 33rd Street, follow the signs. One 4.5 pork loin roast per family. Please give it to someone in need.
I'll be on vacation thru next Thursday...back on Friday. Scott Smith will be filling in for Van on Friday, December 21st. Call in all your favorite Christmas songs and Scott will play them for you. The number to call will be 515-284-1040, 1-800-469-4295 or text us at 515-989-1040. Aaron Putze of the Iowa Food & Family Project will be filling in on December 24th with lots of prizes for you! Wednesday, Jim Brinson, of our sports sister station, KXNO, will be filling in for Van. Thursday, December 27th, it's the Radio Tradio guys...Steve and Brian. Friday the 28th is comedian Ed Vos.
Next week we're giving away some great pork packages...a pork certificate, a roaster and a meat thermometer. You need too register at www.whoradio.com. Register yourself and then name a "pork partner" to win the same gift....be sure to tell them you signed them up because you and they will both have to call in within 10 minutes and 40 seconds of hearing your names to claim your prizes! Be sure to give us their full name or you will be ineligible to win!
Have a wonderful day!