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Happy Anniversary

Friday, May, 10 2013

Well I won't lie, it seems odd to be here in Wisconsin on a cold, dank day working rather than walking the beach looking for seashells on Sanibel Island on this date.

20 years ago today Sandy and I were married on the island, and for almost all of the years to follow we have vacationed there on this very week to mark the occasion. Due to scheduling conflicts we'll be returning there in September rather than May.

Back then there was no digital camera or fancy cell phone to take pictures with, so earlier today I snapped a photo of a framed wedding picture to share digitally on line.

I'm not sure how the heck 20 years have passed so quickly. All I know is that it has been a damned good 20 years.

Am I boring you yet?

OK, onward to something about the PhilCast, since I AM, after all, WORKING today...

I'm bringing back "Chadoin' This Weekend" as of today, but with a twist this year.

On Fridays after the 4:30 news when we do the segment, the newest member of the PhilCast 'regulars' will join us, starting today.

Not only will we talk about our plans for the weekend, but Mary Hirvela of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau will be on with us each week to chat up some of the events taking place around the Fox Cities.

Maybe you'll get an idea of something to do. Maybe you'll want to plug an event taking place. Maybe you just have some exciting plans to share with us. It's basically an exchange of ideas and information about what's up for the upcoming weekend.

So, "Chadoin' This Weekend?"

Feel free to call in during the segment, or email me details ahead of time.

281-1150 or toll-free 1-886-887-1150

phil.cianciola@wcinet.com




posted by: Phil Cianciola 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


I'll miss Miss America

Thursday, May, 9 2013

You know I loves me my beauty pageants. Watching the Miss America pageant has been a tradition in our house for years.

Miss America is all about tradition, including that song right after she is crowned....

..."There she is....Miss America..."

Nope. Not this year. Come September there will be no Miss America song sung. In its place, well, they don't know yet. All they know is that lawyers have gotten involved. You see there's a licensing issue and federal lawsuit involving the original writer's widow.

So legal issues will take away a tradition dating back to Bert Parks. It's a shame. Maybe they'll replace the song with a new and fresh hip-hop version. I can't wait to hear it. NOT.


posted by: Phil Cianciola 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


The spider thing

Wednesday, May, 8 2013

It's a spider.
The governor of New Jersey squished it in front of some school kids touring his office.
Big deal.

PETA is trying to make it a big deal anyway....sort of....complaining now that the gov should have captured and released the spider to set an example for the kids.

I repeat: It's a spider.
That is all.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


"Wipeout Joey"

Tuesday, May, 7 2013

Thanks to my nephew Joey for stopping by the studio on Tuesday during his visit home to Wisconsin from Hollywood.

Watch for his name in the credits of the season premier of ABC's "Wipeout" show at 7:00 central this Thursday.

If you missed the chat you can catch the podcast version HERE.



posted by: Phil Cianciola 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


HowzYer Weekend?

Monday, May, 6 2013

As usual we ease into the PhilCast broadcast week with some weekend chat today during "HowzYer Weekend?"

Mine featured getting new glasses, cutting the grass for the first time this spring and an awesome 50-mile bike ride that took me past this giant cow at the former Golden Gurnsey plant.

Talk to you this afternoon.

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