This Day In History – September 30

1927

Babe Ruth hit his 60th homer of the season, breaking his own record.

This is the single-season home run record that stood for 34 years, until it was broken by Roger Maris in 1961 

1955 - James Dean died in a head-on collision near Paso Robles, California.

At the time of his death, Jimmy was one of the country’s most popular box office attractions and received five thousand to six thousand fan letters a day — more than any other actor or actress in Hollywood. His first film, East of Eden, had recently been released and his second, Rebel Without a Cause, was to open just four days later. His last film, Giant, hit theaters a year later.

1982

Cheers began an 11-year run on NBC!

What a fantastic show!

1992 - George Brett of the Kansas City Royals got his 3,000 career hit!

He became the 18th player in major league history to do so.

Hopefully September 30 becomes an even more special day for the Kansas City Royals 

2003

Billy Currington‘s self-titled debut album hit stores!

This was my favorite song of that album!

11 years later, definitely glad Billy is still around!

2006

George Strait went to number one with Give it Away!

This gem off the It Just Comes Natural album, was actually written by Jamey Johnson!

and then lastly…

20 years ago

1994

HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY TO B104.7! 

On September 30, 1994, KTDF-FM became KXBZ-FM, and the rest is history!

Thank you Manhattan! Thank you for 20 fantastic years of letting us being the station that brings you Today’s Hot New Country and being Your Station First For New Country and The Home For Hot Country 

Like they say…

Every town has a couple of country stations…Manhattan has a legend!


Here’s cheers to the next 20 years!

-Tyler Jackson

Apparently Spaghetti-O’s are a gateway food!

A women in Georgia got arrested for her serious addiction to Spaghetti-O’s. (Actually, she was pulled over, the cop thought a spoon in her car had meth on it, but nope. It was covered in the highly addictive Spaghetti-O residue. To read more about that incident, you can find it here.)

This article is about the more serious problem facing America – Spaghetti-O’s addiction.

  • The United Nations Office on Food and Addiction estimated the worldwide production of spaghetti-type stimulants, which includes Spaghetti-O’s, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers.
  • The United States government reported in 2008 that approximately 13 million people over the age of 12 have become addicted to Spaghetti-O’s —and 529,000 of those are regular users
  • In 2007, 4.5% of American high-school seniors and 4.1% of tenth grade students reported abusing Spaghetti-O’s at least once in their life.
  • In the United States, the percentage of food abuse treatment admissions due to Spaghetti-O’s abuse tripled from 3% in 1996 to 9% in 2006. Some states have much higher percentages, such as Hawaii, where 48.2% of the people seeking help for food abuse in 2007 were Spaghetti-O’s users.
  • It is a food widely abused in the Czech Republic. There it is called špagety-ogs and is produced in small hidden laboratories and a limited number of larger ones. Consumption is primarily domestic but špagety-ogs is also exported to other parts of Europe and Canada. The Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Latvia reported špagety-ogs as accounting for between 20% and 60% of those seeking food abuse treatment.
  • In Southeast Asia, the most common form of Spaghetti-O’s is a small square, actually—called
    ปาเก็ตตี้ in Thailand and a Adiksiyon in the Philippines.

My name is Tyler Jackson, and I am also addicted to Spaghetti-O’s. 

Iowa Couple Pays it Forward!

An Iowa couple celebrating their wedding anniversary gave a waiter a $100 tip on a $66 order even though they received “‘terrible service”.

One waiter had to serve 12 tables and be the bartender all by himself. The couple said they waited 20 minutes for water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and an hour for their meal.

Several customers left while another ran up to a friend at the entrance and said not to eat their.

The couple both worked as servers. They left the tip and a note that read, “We’ve been in your shoes. Paying it forward.”

The couple put the receipt on Facebook where it has received over 1 million likes and shared almost 168,000 times.

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Read more here!

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin Make it Official

We’d been waiting and waiting for the pictures from George & Amal’s Venice wedding this past weekend, and finally, the wait is over! See them here.

 

I had two main observations:

1. The new Mrs. Clooney is a classic beauty.
2. Amal’s choice of wedding dress was lovely and she definitely has gorgeous legs, but I was surprised by the length. 

What do you think?~ Carly

This Day In History – September 29

1951

The first network college football game to be broadcast in color was televised by CBS!

 

The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania. Cal won 35-0

1984

Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic and overcoming a nagging weight problem, was voted as the world’s most beautiful woman in a Louis Harris poll released this day

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Her seven husbands would have to agree! 

1992

Magic Johnson announced he was returning to professional basketball

 

The comeback ended the following November.

and then lastly…

1996

The Nintendo 64 video game system hit shelves!

That first day, Nintendo sold 500,000 systems, with the Mario64 game selling as many.

Overall, it sold 32.93 units. 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – September 26

1960

The first presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place.

The debate, moderated by Howard K. Smith, reached more than 69 million people via TV and another 17 million on radio.

Kennedy, of course, ended up winning the election.

1964

Gilligan’s Island premiered on CBS!

The show aired for the last time on September 4, 1967.

1990

The Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of a new rating, NC-17. It replaced the X rating.

Remember this NC-17 gem??

And then lastly…

1996

Shannon Lucid returned to Earth after being in space for 188 days.

She set a time record for a U.S. astronaut in space and in the world for time spent by a woman in space.

You go, girl!

-Tyler Jackson

This would be a great adventure! Jet Hiking!

In her quest to reach all 50 states, a self-proclaimed “gypsy jet hiker” has hitchhiked through the skies – on a jet, on a plane, on the occasional B17 bomber — without spending a dime! 

Basically, she just hangs out at one of about 14,000 general aviation airports across America, and meets people. After talking to people about her love of flying and traveling, she says that the people she talks to enjoys the conversation and allows her to come on their flights.

The only states she hasn’t visited yet are Utah, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Her goal is to write a book about her experiences and she wants to get her pilot’s license.

Read more about her journey here!

-Tyler Jackson 

What Women REALLY Want

According to a (Pew Research) study, more than sharing ideas about raising children, or religious beliefs, and even more than being equally as educated, women want a man with a steady job.

It`s not that every single woman out there is gold digging, either.  The ratio of never married men to never married women is shrinking, and the amount of never married men with a job is even lower.

Read more here!