Radio Review

10.30.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Merle Christensen, Tom Hoff, Gene Kincanon, Adam Langan, Jacob Wagner 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly sunny, high 58.  Tonight, mainly clear, low 27.  Friday, sunny, high 42. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The San Francisco Giants are World Series champions for the third time in five seasons after Madison Bumgarner tossed five shutout innings of two-hit relief to secure a 3-2 victory over the Royals in Game Seven at Kansas City in a game heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM.  Bumgarner allowed a single to the first hitter he faced in the fifth before retiring his next 14 batters.  Pablo Sandoval went 3-3 with two runs scored, and Michael Morse capped his two-RBI night by delivering the tiebreaking single in the fourth inning.  Bumgarner was named MVP of the World Series following his third brilliant performance against the Royals.  The Giants lefty was 2-0 with one save and a 0.43 ERA, allowing just nine hits with 17 strikeouts in 21 innings.  Hunter Pence hit .444 in the series for the Giants, while teammate Pablo Sandoval batted .429. 

The Mid State Conference Volleyball Tournament concludes at Norfolk Catholic High School.  The 14-12 host team plays 14-14 Battle Creek in the fifth place match at 4:30, 20-9 Wayne takes on 25-4 West Point Guardian Angels in the third place contest at 6:00, and 23-0 Crofton battles 22-7 Pierce in the championship match at 7:30. 

Local Schedule:  LHNE at Omaha Concordia (VB-7:30). 

Tonight:  The Creighton Bulldogs hosts Twin Loup at 6:00 in the opening round of the Class ‘D-1’ Playoffs.  Pregame coverage at 5:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Friday:  We’ve got three high school football games!  The Norfolk Catholic Knights host Falls City in the ‘C-1’ bracket at 2:00.  Pregame coverage at 1:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Lutheran High Northeast visits Battle Creek in the ‘C-2’ bracket at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, Pierce is on the road at Columbus Scotus in the ‘C-1’ bracket at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Local Scores:  Des Moines Area CC 25-25-25 NECC 17-22-23 (VB); (10) Creighton 2 (24) Marquette 0 (M. Socc.). 

Kwifax:

The tv sit-com “Honeymooners” premiered in 1955 

News Briefs:

The chairman of a legislative committee says 162 Nebraska inmates convicted of violent crimes were freed early under a furlough program. The program was revealed at a hearing yesterday as the chairman, Sen. Steve Lathrop, questioned Gov. Dave Heineman. Heineman was subpoenaed to testify under oath as part of an investigation into miscalculated prison sentences and other problems. Lathrop says the program allowed the release of inmates convicted of second-degree murder, manslaughter and other crimes. Lathrop argues that the re-entry furlough program violated state law, because it was created without public hearings or a waiver signed by the governor. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and the Department of Correctional Services both say the regulations in question didn't have to go through that process and weren't illegal. 

As Americans go to the polls Tuesday, eyes from all over the country will be focused on the U.S. Senate. The Democrats currently own a 53-45 majority over the Republicans, 55-45 if you count the two independent Senators who caucus with the Democrats. As November 4th approaches, GOP leaders are hoping they can win enough seats to regain control. the Nebraska race between Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina is especially important to the GOP, since the seat is currently in Republican hands. Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she has a great working relationship with the state’s senior Senator Mike Johanns, who is not seeking re-election. So, she’s urging Nebraskans to vote for Ben Sasse. Sasse says, if elected, he’ll remind beltway politicians that the center of American life is not in Washington, D.C. 

This fall’s warm weather may seem ideal for harvest – but it does cause some problems with storage. Cuming County Extension Educator Larry Howard says warm temperatures keep producers and elevators from storing grain outside. He says bean harvest is nearly complete, with corn harvest about 30 to 40 percent complete. He says in some cases, moisture levels are staying too high for harvest of corn. 

Colder weather is rolling in and motorists in many parts of the state may be wondering when the construction season may end. Pat Boyle, a construction engineer with the Nebraska Department of Roads in Norfolk, says the heavy equipment, orange cones and barricades will be going back into storage very soon. Boyle says the spring, summer and fall weather has been relatively good. A construction project on Highway 81 south of Yankton is almost complete but the nearby project to resurface several miles of Highway 12 may take another month to finish.

The Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center is celebrating ten years in Norfolk. The Center’s coordinator Kelli Lowe says ten years is a great milestone as they continue their work with the children and families who have been the victims of child abuse and neglect. The Center serves a 24-couty area of Northeast and North Central Nebraska. The open house is scheduled for Thursday from 2-4 on Faith Regional’s East Campus at 1500 Koenigstein Avenue, and will include tours, treats and raffle prizes. For more information on the Center, you can check out the Faith Regional website at frhs.org. 

Today's Tickler: 

The first thing  that you discover during a hospital stay is that you are not fully covered by your insurance or your gown.

 

Posted on Oct 30th, 2014 at 7:40 am

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