Your Hometown Country Connection


Hey Tri-State! I wanted to first thank everyone for all the support over the last few years. Working at WAYZ has been an awesome experience and it is mainly because of you. A little about me? Well, I am from Reading, Pa and went to York College to earn my degree in Speech Communication. I am in a sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, and my sisters have had a huge impact on my life. I have great friends and an even better family. My younger brother David is my best friend and I am so blessed to have such a great sibling. I rescued a 3 legged cat, named Uno, who makes me smile everyday. I have always been a very upbeat, annoying girl who always has a smile on her face. Lastly, I couldn’t imagine working so closely with anyone other than Tiny. Tiny has become one of my greatest friends and I am so glad we got paired up to try and make your mornings a little brighter!  I have always loved radio and microphones and I am so lucky that now I get paid to talk on one. It’s fantastic! Feel free to email me at anytime with requests, stories…anything! Thanks again for making my job the best job in the world.

Our dear Katy is leaving us to start a new adventure in her life, please â€‹click HERE to hear Katy's Announcement!

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Posts from October 2013
by Katy posted Oct 31 2013 8:25AM
Tiny was hanging out at my house the other day and we decided to walk out on the balcony to get some fresh air.  I could not believe my eyes when we got on the porch.  I live in a pretty large and busy apartment complex, and in the parking lot, just wondering around, was a huge deer!!  It was looking for crab apples and just hanging out by one of the cars in the parking lot.  I thought it was the craziest thing; Tiny thought it was completely normal.  I don't see deer all that often in parking lots, so what do you think?

Look how close it was!

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by Katy posted Oct 30 2013 8:53AM

With eight nods, Taylor Swift is the leading nominee going into the fourth annual American Country Awards. Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton have seven nods apiece. Trace Adkins and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will host the show live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

The American Country Awards winners are decided by the fans, and voting is now open in all categories at through Tuesday, November 12. The Artist of the Year category will remain open through Saturday, December 7. Fans can vote once a day in each category.

Here are the 2013 American Country Awards Nominees:

Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Blake Shelton

Artist of the Year: Female
Kelly Clarkson
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Lee Brice
Hunter Hayes
Randy Houser
Scotty McCreery
Justin Moore

Artist of the Year: New Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Cassadee Pope
Thomas Rhett

Album of the Year
Night Train, Jason Aldean
Here's to the Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw
Based on a True Story…, Blake Shelton
Pioneer, The Band Perry

Single of the Year
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line
"How Country Feels," Randy Houser
"Beer Money," Kip Moore
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry
"One of Those Nights," Tim McGraw

Single of the Year: Male
"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," Gary Allan
"One of Those Nights," Tim McGraw
"The One That Got Away," Jake Owen
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker
"Sure Be Cool if You Did," Blake Shelton

Single of the Year: Female
"Easy," Sheryl Crow
"American Heart," Faith Hill
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert
"Begin Again," Taylor Swift
"Two Black Cadillacs," Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Duo/Group
"Downtown," Lady Antebellum
"Tornado," Little Big Town
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry
"If I Didn't Have You," Thompson Square
"Goodbye in Her Eyes," Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice
"All Over the Road," Easton Corbin
"Somebody's Heartbreak," Hunter Hayes
"How Country Feels," Randy Houser
"'Til My Last Day," Justin Moore

Single of the Year: New Artist
"Did It for the Girl," Greg Bates
"Don't Ya," Brett Eldredge
"Redneck Crazy," Tyler Farr
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line
"Beer Money," Kip Moore

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
"The Only Way I Know," Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
"Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"Boys' Round Here," Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies

Touring Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band

Great American Country Music Video of the Year
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line
"Tornado," Little Big Town
"Sure Be Cool if You Did," Blake Shelton
"Begin Again," Taylor Swift
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry

Music Video of the Year: Male
"Take a Little Ride," Jason Aldean
"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," Gary Allan
"One of Those Nights," Tim McGraw
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker
"Sure Be Cool if You Did," Blake Shelton

Music Video of the Year: Female
"American Heart," Faith Hill
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert
"Someone Somewhere Tonight," Kellie Pickler
"Begin Again," Taylor Swift
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year: New Artist
"Don't Ya," Brett Eldredge
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line
"Crying on a Suitcase," Casey James
"Beer Money," Kip Moore
"Merry Go Round," Kacey Musgraves

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration
"Tornado," Little Big Town
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
"Come Wake Me Up," Rascal Flatts
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry
"If I Didn't Have You," Thompson Square

Song of the Year (Award to the Songwriters)
"Better Dig Two," The Band Perry (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen)
"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice)
"Hard to Love," Lee Brice (Ben Glover, Billy Montana, John Ozier)
"Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban (Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad and Brett Warren)
"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary)
"Like Jesus Does," Eric Church (Casey Beatherd and Monty Criswell)
"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)
"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves (Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne)
"Pontoon," Little Big Town (Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird)
"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker (Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor)


by Katy posted Oct 25 2013 9:27AM
One of our listeners shared this with Tiny and me.  She said that it reminded her of us going through a haunted house.  I have to admit, she was right.


by Katy posted Oct 24 2013 8:49AM
Here are a few Halloween-related Guinness World Records.

1. Largest candy. This record was set 16 years ago in Trondheim, Norway. A candy factory made a square butterscotch candy that was five feet on both sides, and one-and-a-half feet deep. It weighed 3,527 pounds.

2. Most people wearing masks. This record was set in 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. They had 27,080 people wear masks. Seems like a lot of sports teams could beat that very quickly if they wanted to.

3. Largest pumpkin pie. This was set in 2005. A group in Ohio made a pumpkin pie that was 12 feet in diameter and weighed just over a TON.

4. Heaviest pumpkin. This record was set last year at the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. A guy grew a pumpkin that weighed 2,009 pounds.

5. Largest collection of candy wrappers. A woman in Venice, Italy set this record last year with her collection of 2,048 wrappers, all from DIFFERENT candies.

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Location : AnaheimCaliforniaOhioTrondheimVenice
by Katy posted Oct 18 2013 12:18PM
If you haven't heard, Luke Bryan announced the first leg of his "That's My Kind of Night" winter tour.  He's bringing with him Lee Brice and Cole Swindell.  Unfortunately, he's not coming close to our area, but if you want to drive a few hours, here are your options:

1/16 — Columbus, Ohio | Schottenstein Center
1/17 — Lexington, Ky. | Rupp Arena
1/18 — Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson/Boling Arena
1/23 — Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun Arena
1/25 — New York City, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden
1/30 — Lubbock, Texas | United Spirit Arena
1/31 — Oklahoma City, Okla. | Chesapeake Energy Arena
2/6 — Moline, Ill. | iWireless Center
2/7 — Cedar Falls, Iowa | UNI/Dome
2/8 — Omaha, Neb. | CenturyLink Center
2/13 — Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2/14 — Wilkes Barre, Pa. | Mohegan Sun Arena
2/15 — Atlantic City, N.J. | Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
2/28 — Fargo, N.D. | Fargodome
3/1 — Bismarck, N.D. | Bismarck Civic Center Arena
3/2 — St. Paul, Minn. | Xcel Energy Solutions Arena
3/7 — Memphis, Tenn. | FedEx Forum
3/8 — Bossier City, La. | CenturyLink Center
by Katy posted Oct 17 2013 8:43AM
 A photo of an injured Army Ranger saluting his commanding officer from his hospital bed is inspiring thousands of people on Facebook right now. Here's the story behind it.

 Corporal Josh Hargis from Cincinnati was in the middle of his fourth tour in Afghanistan on October 6th, when he was seriously injured by a suicide bomber. Four other soldiers were killed.

After Josh got out of surgery, his commanding officer . . . along with more than 50 other soldiers, doctors, and nurses . . . went to his hospital room to see him be presented with a Purple Heart. And they all ASSUMED Josh was still unconscious.

 But when his commanding officer pinned the medal on to his blanket, Josh started moving. Then a doctor tried to restrain him, but Josh fought against him, raised his right arm, and saluted.

 Someone managed to snap a photo of it, which was sent to Josh's wife, Taylor, along with a letter from his commanding officer, where he described the moment as, quote, "the single greatest event I have witnessed in my ten years in the Army."

He also said he thought the photo belonged on, quote, "every news channel and [in] every newspaper." So Taylor posted it on Facebook. And right now, it's being run by news outlets all over the WORLD.

 By the way, Josh has since had his breathing tube removed, and his mother says he's in good spirits. His wife has also talked to him on the phone and says that from the sound of his voice, she can tell "he's going to be just fine."

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Location : Cincinnati
People : Josh HargisTaylor
by Katy posted Oct 11 2013 8:57AM

In case you missed it...

An 8-year-old chocolate lab named Boogie got loose in Evansville, Indiana last Friday, and was out all night. Apparently the next morning, he saw a bunch of people running, and decided to join in.

 But it turned out to be a HALF-MARATHON. And Boogie didn't just run for a few minutes . . . he actually ended up FINISHING THE RACE, which was 13.1 MILES.

 Once he crossed the finish line, animal control workers picked him up and took him to a shelter. His owner, a guy with the unfortunate name Jerry Butts, showed up on Tuesday to claim him, and had no idea that his dog was already a local celebrity.

 Unfortunately, since Boogie didn't register for the race, they didn't record an official time for him. But his UNOFFICIAL time was 2 hours and 15 minutes, which was better than most of the HUMAN participants.

 And even though he only ran 13 of the 13.1 miles, race organizers decided to give him a medal. Unfortunately for Boogie, this is the fourth time he's run off. So to calm him down, Jerry's going to have him neutered.



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Location : EvansvilleIndiana
People : Jerry Butts
by Katy posted Oct 9 2013 8:50AM
Anything can become deadly if you eat enough of it. Sometimes it just takes a really long time. Check out this list of nine foods and drugs, and the lethal doses for a 150-pound person, when eaten in a single sitting.

 1. 40 cigarettes. It might not be obvious, but the nicotine is what would actually kill you.

 2. 37-and-a-half tubes of toothpaste. You'd die from the fluoride.

 3. 5.1 pounds of spinach. You'd end up overdosing on oxalic acid.

 4. 1.4 gallons of water.

 5. 1.8 COWS' worth of beef. Believe it or not, the IRON would finish you off.

 6. 18 shots of vodka.

 7. 48 cups of coffee. The caffeine would be the lethal ingredient.

8. 122,448 pieces of tuna sushi. That much would give you a lethal dose of mercury.

9. A single polar bear liver. The stored vitamin A would kill you. 

by Katy posted Oct 4 2013 8:54AM
Some movies are timeless and I agree with what put together.  It's a list of movies every kid should see and they even broke it down by age-appropriateness.  Do you have any to add?

For the Little Ones:

1. "E.T.", 1982

2. "The Little Mermaid", 1989

3. "Flight of the Navigator", 1986

4. "An American Tail", 1986

5. "The Fox and the Hound", 1981

6. "The Land Before Time", 1988

For Kids 8+

7. "The Princess Bride", 1987

8. "War Games", 1983

9. "BeatStreet", 1984

10. "Beetlejuice", 1988

11. "Gremlins", 1984

12. "Ghostbusters", 1984

13. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", 1988

14. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", 1985

15. "The Goonies", 1985

25 Movies From the '80s That Every Kid Should See (continued)

For Teens 13+

16. "The Breakfast Club", 1985

17. "Adventures in Babysitting", 1987

18. "Back to the Future", 1985

19. "The Outsiders", 1983

20. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", 1982

21. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", 1986

22. "The Lost Boys", 1987

23. "Lean On Me", 1989

24. "Shag", 1989

25. "Say Anything", 1989
by Katy posted Oct 3 2013 8:46AM
 If you're trying to lose weight, here are ten metabolism-killers you should know about. A lot of them are common sense. But some are pretty surprising.

 1. A weird eating schedule. Eating at the same time every day helps your body to burn calories more consistently. If you eat unpredictably, your body will try to store more fat.

 2. Pesticides. Researchers in Canada found that dieters who ate more pesticides on their produce experienced a greater dip in metabolism than others.

 3. Sleeping less. When you're low on sleep you tend to move around less, which slows your metabolism down. Also, your body uses less energy at rest.

 4. Eating too little. On a diet your metabolism naturally slows down, to conserve energy. To lose weight, it's better to exercise MORE instead of eating LESS.

 5. Sitting in one place. Even only 20 minutes in the same position can slow down your metabolism. Obviously this is just a temporary thing . . . but if you're ALWAYS sitting down, your metabolism will ALWAYS be slower than it should be.

 6. Jet Lag. Some research suggests that disrupting your circadian rhythm will slow down your metabolism.

7. Not getting enough calcium. Calcium plays a role in how your body decides whether to burn fat or store it. And a high-calcium diet can help you burn more fat.

 8. Being dehydrated. Pretty much everything in the body depends on water. If you're not drinking enough of it, you'll burn up to two percent fewer calories.

9. Skipping breakfast. By the time you eat breakfast, you've already gone for ten or more hours without food. And that makes your body try to conserve energy. One study said that people who skip breakfast are almost FIVE TIMES more likely to be obese.

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