Back from it’s holiday hiatus, the question of the week asks you to reminisce about your first car.
What you loved about it or hated about it. Did you scrape by and save up for it yourself or were your parents able to help you to get it and how many speeding tickets did you earn?
Here’s what our crew had to say:
My first car was a 1965 Pontiac Catalina. My Grandfather loaned me the money to buy it ( $160 ). A family member had used it as a work car and it had well over 100,000 miles on it when I got it and smelled like an ashtray. I was so proud to get it, it was a gas hog, had 4 bald tires, but I cleaned it up and drove it proudly.
I had already been working part-time at the local grocery store since I was 14 yrs. old, so I made payments on it and bought my gas on my own. My Dad and Mom helped me with the insurance. My favorite radio station at the time was an FM station, so I got one of their stickers and displayed it on my back glass….the car however only had an AM radio. I got my first radio job at that FM station in 1979.
My first car was a green 1995 Mercury Sable, and while I loved the sunroof and leather seats, it would’ve been nice to have a CD player in it since I didn’t get it until 2007! It was a gift from my aunt, and I still have something of a Gilmore Girls relationship with her in that we have lunch regularly as my way of repaying her personally. As for tickets, to date, I have never been ticketed for anything, believe it or not! Now, to find some wood on which to knock…
My first car was a two door ford escort-brown-it was an extra family car that I was able to use. No speeding tickets but had a pretty nice wreck when I was 19 that totaled it out!
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix; white with heavily tinted windows, black interior with red detail. The engine purred when it started, it accelerated smooth as silk and high speeds felt a little too comfortable.
The car was given to me by my parents for my 16th birthday. Three months later I got my first speeding ticket. 75 in a 55…hence the line about smooth acceleration. I’m not that spoiled though, my first job at Dairy Queen immediately followed that speeding ticket. Good thing I loved my car, because I was driving it to work five days a week to pay back my debts.
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She was a 1989 white Mustang coupe. Loved that car dearly as it was the one place that was mine and only mine! My aunt helped me secure the loan wile I was working for her and my uncle at Estes Deli & BBQ in Jackson when I was 17.
There were minor things about my car that I would have liked to be different. I would have loved to have had a GT hatchback, but it was mine and I loved it. I roamed many a road listening to my cassettes or CD via the personal CD player and cassette adapter. Tom Petty, The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Green Day, Hendrix, and so many others. So many great memories in that car with my friends.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks post. Join in on the fun and let us know your answer in the comments below!
With Christmas upon us, this week we asked our personalities to tell us about their favorite holiday eats and treats.
Here’s what our crew had to say. Let us know what your favorites are in the comments down below.
We look forward to baked ham for Christmas at my house and I landed a good prime rib recipe a few years ago that we now do on New Year’s Eve. As far back as I can remember, my Dad always made peanut butter fudge at Christmas time. He passed away this year in March, and I now have his recipe and will continue the tradition. Also, a must for us is several bottles of the small glass bottles of Coca-Cola with Santa on the logo. I started buying those for my nephew every year at Christmas when he was a little boy and he’s 34 now.
I’m a big fan of the white chocolate-covered pretzel. My grandma used to make them every year, and now, my wife regularly does during the holidays as well. Something about that combination of salty and sweet just works for me!
I love chocolate chip cookies! As usual nobody makes them like mom so it’s nice to go to her house and snack on the chocolate chip cookies I grew up on! We also eat a lot of toasted ravioli! Yummy!
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I’m all about a big pile of ham and turkey during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter as it’s pretty much the only time my family serves it. Serve it up with some cream style corn, baked beans, green beans, peas, mashed potatoes, and you better be ready to ward off any other foxes at the dinner table from getting your deviled eggs.
I’m a bit of an oddball in my family in that I always have a big glass of milk with my meal that also goes well with dessert which I always conned my grandmother into making me some warm pumpkin pie, and on rare occasions without crust. It’s just so much better with just a spoon!
Now it’s your turn.
Leave a comment below and tell us your favorite foods are for the holidays!
Also, if you have a question for your favorite DJ, leave a comment and it maybe the next question of the week!
We asked our team what their favorite things of winter were.
See what they had to say, then let give us your response in the comments below!
Despite my early days, I consider myself a night owl, so I actually prefer the colder weather and quicker onset of darkness this time of year. The holidays don’t hurt, either. Winter’s absolutely my favorite time of year.
My favorite thing about winter is the possibility of snow. I’ve always liked when it snows. Not just a couple inches but a real good snow! I also like that we get to experience all the season living in Southeast Missouri. Being cold during the winter makes me appreciate the warmer more humid days of summer!
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My favorite parts of winter would be the cozy nights at home wrapped up in a blanket watching movies, as well as the rare scenery of a fresh snowfall. I love to get out and take photos during or soon after we get a snowfall.
For anyone that know me, Blues hockey is of course a big highlight of my winter, and as soon as we get past the winter solstice on December 21st, I start to look forward to each and every day the sun stays up longer.
Now it’s your turn.
Tell us your favorite parts of winter or give us an idea for next weeks question.
Just leave a comment below!
I got to take this photo with Rush when he was in town over the Christmas Holiday’s. He stopped into the studio. This is actually taken in our hallway in front of our sister station KZIM/KSIM.
Took this photo with country legend Faron Young. Famous for hits like “Hello Walls” and is member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Faron coined the phrase “music city” and started the Music City News Magazine. Check back next week for more!
It’s been over a week since the St. Jude radiothon and I just want to say thank you again for all the support from the community. This year was an outstanding year with over $90,000 raised. A record number of Partner In Hope pledges made this possible. As you know St. Jude hospital is just south of us in Memphis and does fantastic work saving kids. They are also the leaders in research (which they share freely) for some of the most devastating diseases that aren’t related to cancer. Many local doctors and hospitals are using St. Jude research when working with patients in our area. Thank you again!
Be listening for several ways to win concert tickets to see Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and more!
The Grammy’s are tonight. Will you be watching? Here are a couple quick thoughts leading into tonight. I know I’ve said it a ton but Chris Stapleton is who I will be rooting for tonight! Here are some of my quick picks based off these categories: https://www.grammy.com/nominees
1. Record of the Year-Uptown Funk
2. Album of the Year-Sound of Color
3. Song of the Year-Thinking Out Loud
4. Best New Artist-Sam Hunt
5. Best Country Solo Performance-Christ Stapleton
6. Best Country Duo/Group Performance-Girl Crush (Little Big Town)
7. Best Country Song-Girl Crush
8. Best Country Album-Traveller (Chris Stapleton)
Not necessarily who I want to win but who I think will win! Hop you enjoy watching!
It was a great time at the Brad Paisley concert! Ryan was our on-stage winner! Can’t wait to welcome Brad Paisley back to the Show Me Center!
This past weekend was quite the experience in Memphis, TN. As we prepare for our K103 St. Jude radiothon I had the opportunity to go to Memphis and tour the St. Jude Hospital. I also was able to meet some patients and patient families. Needless to say it’s a very humbling encounter. The way these patients and families fight is remarkable. K103 has been a part of the St. Jude mission for over 25 years and every time you step in the hospital we are reminded why. St. Jude freely shares all of their findings with doctor’s and hospitals across the world. Many kids are treated by St. Jude while they are still living in their own towns and homes. Parents don’t pay a bill. Founder Danny Thomas said “no child should die in the dawn of their life”. Thankfully people like you are helping save lives with the generous support you give the K103 St. Jude radiothon.
It’s a big week at K103. We have a couple very exciting things going on. For starters we are selling tickets for our Taste For St. Jude which is this Friday night at 6p. Your ticket gets you in the door and allows you to eat from area restaurants, listen to live music and bid on some great silent auction items. All ticket proceeds and silent auction money goes to the kids of St. Jude! This morning we announced that Brad Paisley is coming to the Show Me Center on January 22nd. Can’t wait! Brad is one of my favorite K103 artists. You can Beat the Box office this week and listen to win tickets with Kent all week long. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10a. Have a great week!