Jim Zabel passed away yesterday at the age of 91. We had several audio clips talking about Jim Zabel and some of his famous calls throughout the years. I hope you all had a chance to hear at least some of the program. A memorial service is being planned here in Des Moines. As soon as we have the specifics, we will pass them along to you.
Just after the 7:30AM news, Ryan Roberts of the Johnston Hy-Vee joined us by phone. The Johnston Hy-Vee is providing the breakfast Monday morning at Camp Dodge. The free breakfast starts at 6AM. Don't forget your picture ID for admittance to the Camp Dodge Gold Star Museum and all the equipment displays as well. We'll see you there!
Kevin Vinchattle and Diane Ward of the Iowa Egg Council joined us just after the 8:30 news. It's May Egg Month! They shared some steak and egg burritos with us as well as some delicious chocolate raspberry macaroons! The recipes can be found at www.iowaegg.org or by calling 1-877-Iowa-Egg.
Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you out at Camp Dodge on Monday morning. Mark Allen and Bob Quinn will also bee joining us in the Gold Star Museum.
Cenjiz Osturk, the manager of the PX at Camp Dodge, joined us in the WHO studios this morning just after the 7:30 news. The Camp Dodge PX will be open to the public from 6-9AM on Monday, Memorial Day. The public will be able to purchase items at the same prices as the military. When you come out for all the other great things happening that morning at Camp Dodge, make a stop at the PX and do a little shopping!
Just after the 6:30 news this morning, Kara Kelly of the Red Cross, joined us in the studio. They are keeping in touch with the National Red Cross and are awaiting the phone call for Iowa volunteers to go to Oklahoma to help with the tornado victims. You can help by texting Red Cross to 90999 for a $10.00 donation, or go to www.RedCross.org and donate, or call 1-800-Red-Cross.
Just after the 8:30 news, we spoke on the phone with Mike who is picketing gas stations, protesting thee large increase in gas prices. Mike will be at a gas station by the west mixmaster this weekend. He is looking for people to join him.
Tomorrow on Van and Bonnie....more giveaways and the Iowa Egg Council will join us in the studio for May Egg Month just after the 8:30 news.
Jeriann says the sun is supposed to come out this afternoon, so enjoy it!
Just after the 8:30 news this morning, Miriam Erickson and Kim Peter of Anderson Erickson joined us in the studio with some great goodie ideas. Whether you're looking for ideas for a Memorial Day BBQ or graduation parties, Anderson Erickson has some great ones! They brought in those little clear cups with AE dip in the bottom and carrots, celery, green and red pepper strips sitting in the dip. They also had Icy Cold to Go milk (chocolate, strawberry and white) with a colorful straw coming out the top...with cookies (with holes in the center) over the straw! They also had homemade ice cream using their fabulous Sara Ann Ice Cream mix you find in the dairy aisle...it's all ready to pour in your ice cream maker. Get more ideas at www.aedairy.com, just click on "recipes".
Tomorrow we'll have moore Blank Park Zoo tickets, a $20 beef certificate, USA Track & Field tickets and Greek Food Fair tickets! Tune in to win.
Have a good one!
Van & Bonnie "Eat Other People's Meals" on Tuesdays....today's meal was breakfast courtesy of the Polk County Jail. Jana Aben, Public Information Officer for the Polk County Sheriff's Office joined us in the studio this morning with breakfast. We had Cheerios, bread with either jelly or peanut butter, orange juice and milk...just what the inmates at the Polk County Jail were having this morning. Jana couldn't resist, however, stopping by the bakery and picking us up some donuts! Breakfast was served on the serving trays used at the jail along with a "spork" the utensil that's used in the jail (half spoon/half fork). Of course Van had to slurp the leftover miilk from his Cheerios out of the tray!
Jerry Luedtke of the Navy, joined us in the studio just after the 8:30 news. The United Submarine Veterans of Iowa would like you to join them on the SE side of the State Capital grounds on Saturday, June 8th, 11AM for the Sixth Annual Tolling the Boats (to remember our fellow Submariner comrades who have given their lives while serving our country. There will also be a ceremony in September at the Veteran's Cemetary in Van Meter. They are trying to reach the families of fallen submariners from Iowa to have them attend the ceremony. More information can be found at www.USSVI.org or by calling 515-491-1331. They will also have a table at our special broadcast at the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge on Memorial Day.
Have a good day!
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!