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LiveNotSoStrong?

Friday, Oct, 12 2012

Remember when these rubber bracelets were all the rage? 7-time Tour de France winner and cancer beater Lance Armstrong made them a rallying calling card in the fight against the ugly disease.

Now, take 'Tour de France' winner from Mr. Armstrong's title...stripped by officials who govern the sport and say he cheated. His own former teammates and friends testified against him it turns out, according to evidence released this week.

So where does that leave the future of his foundation?

Are people less-likely now to donate and take part because Livestrong was all based on a lie? I mean, he DID still beat cancer and all.

This is tough for me personally too because as a cyclist I for years followed Lance's career with an amazement at his accomplishments. And some of those former teammates (still friends I wonder?) are still racing and have been suspended now because of their involvement in all this.

We'll discuss on the Friday PhilCast.

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PhilCast 1st Anniversary

Thursday, Oct, 11 2012



...and they said it wouldn't last. Wait, who said that?

The PhilCast celebrates its first anniversary today with WHBY. The actual show turns three years old on Monday, October 15th. I remember recording the first show on that date in 2009 because it is also Mrs. Biggest Name's birthday. By doing it that way I was always sure to remember when this whole PhilCast concept took flight.

My first guests on that initial PhilCast back in 2009 were my brothers in broadcasting, Dick Alpert (who still drops in on the show once in a while) and Lips LaBelle, who still joins me every Thursday for his Hollywood news and gossip segment. Hard to find two more quality guys. All three of us had at one time worked under the same radio roof for a long time before being 'let go', a term I have to this day never understood.



That's Alpert back on Oct. 15, 2009, the debut PhilCast show from my basement studio.


Note the makeshift piece of lumber we used because at the time we didn't even have enough microphone stands for three people.


The PhilCast Family was born on that day, made up of a base of fans that had followed and supported me from the airwaves to the podcast world and now of course, back to the airwaves thanks to Woodward Radio.



And there's Lips helping to decorate the first PhilCast studio Christmas tree that first year.

We even recorded a special "Andy Williams-esque" Christmas show that year.

Now the PhilCast has added a whole new group of radio listeners to the family from throughout the Fox Valley.

I've been blessed to have some incredibly talented people placed around me as well, starting with PhilCast Executive Producer Reggie, who 'brings it' each and every day.

Most importantly on this anniversary day I want to thank each and every one of you who make the PhilCast a part of your day. Your support and loyalty means the world to me.

Happy Anniversary To Us!

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Who's watching/listening to you?

Wednesday, Oct, 10 2012

Hidden microphones.

Be careful what you say because in this day and age you never know what is being secretly recorded.

Now, as sinister as that may sound, I'll have a story today on the PhilCast about how one guy put one of these little guys to good use.

You see he took his fast and loud Camaro in for some service.

What the guys working on the car didn't realize was that the owner had the thing wired for sound.

I'll play back what he heard when I talk about the story this afternoon on the PhilCast.


Busted!

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Not your typical rapper

Tuesday, Oct, 9 2012

Her name is Sosan Firooz.

Her story is pretty amazing.

She's a rapper with a twist; in Afghanistan.

We'll listen and talk about her story as part of the PhilCast today.

Also Tuesday-

The nut job who ate bugs to win a snake but died from it...can you say Darwin Award nominee?

The new MALE model on the Price is Right.

And that's no record pumpkin, it's actually a gourd.


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I'm better now

Monday, Oct, 8 2012

OK, I've vented on Pack Yak so now my personal embargo on posting anything anywhere on the internet is lifted.....couldn't trust what I might have posted after that loss until I calmed down.

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