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RAINing on Friday PhilCast

Friday, May, 18 2012

The drummer with the internationally-known Beatles tribute band RAIN who has Wisconsin ties will join me on the PhilCast today in the first hour.
I saw these guys earlier this spring when they played Milwaukee and it was a fantastic show.

If you like the Beatles at all I would suggest getting to the PAC in Appleton for a show. They're doing three, one Friday night and two on Saturday.

The cool thing about the concert is that RAIN both sounds and LOOKS just like the Beatles, and they walk through the various stages of the legendary band, from Ed Sullivan video clips to feeling like you are at Shea Stadium's concert, to the psychedelic Beatles when they perform songs the Beatles never did live. In fact, RAIN has been together longer than the actual Beatles. It should be a fun interview and a solid concert to attend.

Have a great weekend....and don't forget to call in during the 4:00 hour to share "Chadoin' This Weekend?" plans...promote events taking place this weekend...let us know what's up with the PC Family this weekend. And if you can't call in live just post a note on the PhilCast Facebook Fan Page.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 23 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


PhilCast Indy 500 Contest Grid

Tuesday, May, 15 2012

33 Drivers.
33 Listeners.
1-2-3 finishers and first driver out of the race all win something.
Da Playas/Da Drivers (which will be added at random once the field is set)...


 1. Ken K./Tony Kanaan
 2. Kurt BV./Charlie Kimball
 3. Pat B./Townsend Bell
 4. Amy S./Sebastian Saavedra
 5. Steve C./Mike Conway
 6. Terese G./Jean Alesi
 7. Dennis V./Wade Cunningham
 8. Michael J./James Jakes
 9. Cathy J./Graham Rahal
10. Mark D./Alex Tagliani
11. Chris B./Ryan Briscoe
12. Mike C./Marco Andretti
13. Patti O./Rubens Barrichello
14. Mike K./Michel Jourdain
15. Don I./Sinoma De Silvestro
16. Kathy La./Dario Franchetti
17. Cindy B./James Hinchcliffe
18. Todd K./Helio Castroneves
19. Gwen W./Anna Beatriz
20. Suzi R./Bryan Clauson
21. Jeff H./Sebastian Bourdais
22. Lori W./Scott Dixon
23. Mike M./E. J. Viso
24. Rob M./Ryan Hunter-Reay
25. Tina M./J.R. Hildebrand
26. Pat W./Katherine Legge
27. Fritz V./Ed Carpenter
28. Anna J./Will Power
29. Jenny J./Josef Newgarden
30. Paul B./Takuma Sato
31. Vicky H./Oriol Servia
32. Kris G./Justin Wilson
33. Kathy W./Simon Pagenaud

posted by: Phil Cianciola 23 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Highway or Freeway?

Tuesday, May, 15 2012

Will someone please tell me what all the fuss is about regarding the future of Highway 41?


All this week public meetings are being held to talk about the advantages of making the biggest route into our neck of the woods a freeway rather than a highway. 


Now aside from the cost of putting up those green and white signs telling travelers they're on a freeway (at a cost to taxpayers) what's the big diff? Why bother? Isn't HIGHWAY 41 already for the most part to the standards of what a freeway is anyway? 


Tomorrow there will be a meeting here in the Fox Valley about this and at some point this week we'll get someone on the PhilCast to talk about making the change. Whoever it is, maybe he or she can change my mind on this because right now I'm not feeling it.

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Back in the saddle

Monday, May, 14 2012

Well it's back to the old routine today now that my week of being a beach bum has come to an end. 


Coming up on the Monday show I'll have a little vacation recap for you, including the funny story about the baby rabbits making progress in my front yard.



Tonight will be a special night for Johnny Carson fans, and I am certainly in that camp. Plus I'll have a story I think you'll be shaking your heads at and saying, "What's wrong with that cop?" when you hear it. Howz Yer Weekend too...share any stories from your Mother's Day weekend with us in the first hour by calling in live or posting them on the PhilCast Facebook fan page.

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"Hippie Tom"

Friday, May, 4 2012

"Hippie Tom" from the TV show American Pickers joins me on the PhilCast Friday right after the 3:30 news.
Click Here to see his Facebook page.


I'm a HUGE fan of the show and when Frankie and Mike stop to rummage through a place in Wisconsin it's all the better. Such was the case last season when they dubbed this junk collector from Waterford, WI Hippie Tom.

Then in a later episode they bumped into Hippie Tom at Sturgis. Well, ever since the TV spot Hippie Tom has become somewhat of a celeb.

He has an amazing collection of collections....stuff....junk....treasures....call it what you will.

We'll chat about what it was like being a part of the popular show on the History Channel, and how his life has changed since being dubbed Hippie Tom.

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