This Day In History – October 6


Chicago Tavern owner Billy Sianis, owner of The Billy Goat Tavern, buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series

He was escorted out of the game, and that was when he cast The Curse Of The Goat on the Cubs. Apparently it’s worked, they haven’t been back to the World Series since.

Actually in 2003, they were close. Until this happened:


U.S. president John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.

Those were scary times!


LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California

Dang hippies. Other states soon followed!


Big day for Garth!

Garth Brooks went to number one with Friends in Low Places!

This was also the day he joined the Grand Ole Opry! Also that same day – Alan Jackson made his first ever appearance on the show!


Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky at Michael Jackson’s estate near Los Angeles.

It was Taylor’s eighth marriage and Fortensky’s third. They – of course – later divorced.


Happy 18th anniversary to Tim McGraw & Faith Hill!

They were married in Louisiana.

and then lastly…


John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil, who was the first African American coach in Major League Baseball, died at 94. The long time Kansas City Monarch sure left his stamp on KC sports.

Ever since he passed away, various different people who serve their community get to sit in the Buck O’Neil Legacy seat at Kaufman Stadium! It rewards people who are charitable to the city of Kansas City, like Buck was!

-Tyler Jackson

A 3rd Sex and the City Movie??

According to actress, Jennifer Hudson, a 3rd installment of the once-small-screen-now-big-screen HBO Franchise is “in talks.” Whether that will come to fruition or not remains to be seen. Find out more here.

This Day In History – October 3


A one percent federal income tax was signed into law

One objective senator declared, “If we allow this foot in the door, at some future date it might rise to five percent.”

Of course it didn’t stop there.

It will never stop until it’s all theirs.


Roy Horn, of the duo Siegfried & Roy, was attacked by a tiger during a performance.

Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage. The tiger, a seven-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.


Authorities arrested 48-year-old Michael David Barrett for allegedly filming ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews in the nude through hotel peepholes and posting the videos on the Internet.

I must admit, I saw the video. It was the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. I never felt dirtier afterwards.


After spending four years in an Italian prison for murder, Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted in the murder of Knox’s former roommate Merideth Kircher.

Knox had been sentenced to 26 years behind bars, Sollecito to 25. It’s not over yet, though! Both Knox & Sollecito was re-convicted, and after appeals, it will return to Italy’s highest-court next spring 

and then lastly…

also in 2011

Monday Night Football pulled Hank Williams Jr.‘s long-running intro “Are You Ready for Some Football?” over remarks Williams made about President Barack Obama.

This was by far the best sports intro theme song of all-time. It’s not even close!!!!

-Tyler Jackson

Monopoly at McDonald’s by the numbers!

It’s back! A time-honored tradition since 1987, McDonald’s is doing their annual McDonald’s Monopoly promotion once again, and guess what big dawg?! That’s right! You can get paid! (Or atleast fed!)

Taking at look at the odds and numbers, this should serve as a guide for what to expect, and also which games pieces to keep an eye open for!

This year’s McDonald’s Monopoly promotion will feature:

  • 602,490,060 game pieces in play.
  • 1.2 billion game stamps
  • 135,540,995 food prizes
  • 15,838,729 instant win prizes.
  • The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 4, or a 25% probability.

If you win a prize on McDonald’s Monopoly, it is probably going to be a food prize

  • 89.9% of the prizes will be food prizes!
  • 4 out of every 11 prizes allocated will be a medium fries. 

When it comes to the non-instant winners, most game pieces are worthless. There still is, however, some that are worth getting your paws on. These here are the crème de la crème of the game pieces!

  • LIGHT BLUE: Vermont Ave – win $5,000! odds to win – 1 in 40 million
  • ORANGE: Tennessee Ave – win Super Bowl tickets! odds to win — 1 in 602 million
  • RED: Kentucky Ave – win one of 40 plane tickets for two! — odds to win 1 in 15 million
  • RAILROADS: Short Line Railroad – win a year’s supply of gas! — odds to win 1 in 150 million

And then the most famous of ‘em all! The ever-so elusive:

BLUE: Boardwalk wins $1,000,000!!

Get your Big Mac on, and get paid!

-Tyler Jackson

North Dakota High School Bans Tight Pants on Girls

A high school in North Dakota is banning female students from wearing tight pants including, leggings, jeggings and skinny jeans.

School officials had girls watch two scenes from the movie, “Pretty Woman” and told the girls their attire looked like the main character’s who is a prostitute.

School officials said they aren’t doing it to objectify the girls, but to keep boys focused on their work. The assistant principal said it’s a way to keep teachers from being distracted and having uncomfortable conversations about what students are wearing.

Parents believe the school should be focused on preventing other problems like bullying.

Read more here!

This Day In History – October 2


Ronald Reagan, just 26 years old, made his acting debut with the Warner Brothers release of Love Is on the Air!

And who would’ve thought then that he would end up to be one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen?!


The comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles Schulz, was first published!

Peanuts made it’s debut in nine newspapers.


A plane carrying member of the Wichita State University football team bound for Utah crashed, killing 30 people

This one hits close to home. Rest in peace to all of those souls on-board.


Alanis Morisette had the number one album with Jagged Little Pill

It was the first chart-topping CD for Madonna’s Maverick Records label.

Such a fantastic, classic 90′s album!

and then lastly…


After decades on the air, Andy Rooney gave his 1,097th  — and final — ending commentary for 60 Minutes

and then his final segment

The 92-year-old died a month and two days after his final sign-off.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – October 1


The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford!

The purchase price of the car was $850. Also, you could have it in any color that you wanted…as long as it was black!


Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season to beat Babe Ruth’s major league record of 60!

Apparently New Yorkers weren’t thrilled…Yankee Stadium was only a third full to witness it!


Johnny Carson began hosting the “Tonight” show on NBC-TV.

He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.


The EPCOT Center opened in Florida!

The concept was planned by Walt Disney.Did you know what EPCOT stands for?! The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow!

and then lastly…


Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry!

If you’ve never listened to all of the songs on these albums:

I highly recommend them! Dierks is one of the best in country music! 

-Tyler Jackson

What Do Kansans Dream About?

There’s a website called DreamsCloud where people submit their dreams for interpretation.  And they analyzed the most common things people dream about in each state. Well, the most common words that showed up in people’s descriptions of dreams, anyway.  Apparently, in Kansas, we’re a bunch of speed demons!


Read more here!

This Day In History – September 30


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.


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 


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!


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



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