Radio Review

01.23.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Darren Apfel, Robert Glaser, Mark Miller, Carrie Pieper 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, overcast, high 47.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 29.  Saturday, partly cloudy, high 49. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM amp; 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00!

New England coach Bill Belichick and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said yesterday they have no explanation for how footballs used in the AFC Championship Game were underinflated by two pounds per square inch.  Brady said he has not been contacted by the NFL, even as league officials investigate whether the team cheated against the Indianapolis Colts.  Belichick said he almost never thinks about football pressure and doesn't know what happened, either. 

Longtime Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown is joining Bo Pelini's staff at Youngstown State as associate head coach and running backs coach.  Brown said yesterday he wanted to stay at Nebraska but never was in line for a job on new coach Mike Riley's staff.  Brown has attracted national attention for using his position as a platform for expressing his Christian faith.  He came to Nebraska in 1987 when Tom Osborne hired him to coach wide receivers. 

Local Schedule:  Lincoln SE at Nfk High (G&B BB-6:15); Nfk Cath at Wahoo High (G&B BB-6:00); Clarkson/Leigh at LHNE (G&B BB-6:15); NECC at North Platte CC (WBB-3:00); Upper Iowa at WSC (W&M BB-6:00); Creighton at DePaul at Chicago, IL (WBB-8:00); Nebraska at Illinois at Champaign, IL (WR Dual-7:00). 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee West.  This week:  Nfk High’s Ben Ries; Nfk Cath’s Tim Kassmeier & Jason Konicek; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf; NECC’s Matt Svehla; & Stanton girls basketball coach Liz Fischer. 

Saturday:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams are on the road at Bellevue West starting with the girls game at 3:30.  Pregame coverage at approximately 3:10 on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.  Also, the Pierce girls & boys host Battle Creek starting with the girls contest at 6:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately on 5:40 Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com. 

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 55 Pierce 24 (WR Dual); Nfk High 137 Kearney 44 (B. SW Dual); Nfk High 103 Kearney 83 (G. SW Dual); Clearwater/Orchard 54 LHNE 12 (WR Dual); (16) Nebraska 89 Wisconsin 72 (WBB); North Dakota St. 77 Nebraska-Omaha 60 (WBB). 

Kwifax:

You must be 16 to legally ink a contract with a major league baseball team. 

News Briefs:

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to lower property taxes while expanding tax breaks for farmers, ranchers and military retirees.  The new Republican governor unveiled his tax plan Thursday along with job and education initiatives in his first State of the State address since taking office on Jan. 8.  In a speech focused heavily on the economy, Ricketts recommended a slowdown in state government spending increases to pay for the tax reductions. The governor also used the speech to highlight his support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and urged President Barack Obama to approve it.  

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining, and that might include the cloud that dumped softball size hail on Norfolk early in June.  At this week’s meeting of the Norfolk City Council, City Finance Director Randy Gates reported that sales tax receipts for last year were up more than 13 percent compared to the year before, and he thinks the reason for that increase is the June hail storm. Gates says brought a large number of people to town, both insurance company employees and construction workers, and he says a lot of building materials were purchased to make repairs. Historically, Gates says Norfolk’s sales tax receipts increase a little more than two percent each year. 

Five families in Pilger will have new homes by summer, thanks to volunteers with the Mennonite Disaster Services. MDS Region 3 Director Al Kroeker says the families who will receive the new homes have been selected by the local Long-Term Recovery Committee. Kroeker says MDS provides only the volunteer labor, not materials. The homes will be ready for occupancy when MDS finishes with them – complete from the roof to the floor covering. Kroeker says he believes there is even some money available to provide appliances for the new homes. The MDS volunteers are leasing space in the Norfolk City Auditorium for their home base during the construction. They will be purchasing groceries and other personal needs locally. 

Seven bus loads of mostly high school students from the Omaha Archdiocese helped to make up approximately half-million pilgrims from across the country to take part in Thursday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. The annual march is in response to the 42nd anniversary of the U-S Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade ruling, that legalized abortion. Sacred Heart Parish Pastor, Fr. Dan Andrews says three busses left Norfolk Tuesday afternoon and met up with four more in Omaha for the more than 24-hour trek to Washington. Fr. Andrews says the trip to D.C. provided the students and chaperones the opportunity to protest the court’s ruling, witness and celebrate life.  

A Norfolk late-January tradition will be renewed Sunday when the Norfolk Arts Center hosts its annual Soup 'R Art.  Director Kara Weander-Gaster says the event is the Arts Center’s only fundraiser each year. Area artists will display and sell their creations, restaurants and caterers will allow attendees to sample their best soups and desserts, while musicians will provide entertainment throughout the day.  It's s scheduled for Sunday from 11 to 3 at the Lifelong Learning Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and may be purchased at the Arts Center or at NorfolkArtsCenter.org. They’ll also be available for $15 at the door. 

Today's Tickler: 

A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.

 

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2015 at 7:39 am

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