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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Pasquale & The Lunar-Tiks “Moon Madness”

Since your time today would be best spent comparing pictures of the Blood Moon, we have provided you with the soundtrack for your moonage daydream. This week The traditional Hump Day Unusual Moment invokes the […]


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Car Trouble, Lin Brehmer Style

What have I been up to? Well, this morning I went out to start my wife’s car. It’s the only one we have at this moment. Put the key in the ignition, pushed down the clutch, turned the key…..and nothing. Checked the lights. Battery’s fine. Kept trying. No sound. No nothing. I host a morning radio show so it’s hard to disguise a late arrival. Not impossible, mind you. So on to plan B. Called a cab. 15 minutes later cab picked me up and took me downtown. A work-anxiety nightmare come to life. When my wife woke up, she called AAA to get a tow to our friends at HAAS. She tried to see if the car would turn over. It wouldn’t. Before hooking the car up, AAA tried to start it. No go. Just won’t start. Car was towed. I decide to rent a car for the next day or so to avoid a succession of 40 dollar cab rides. My wife gets a call from auto repair. They have diagnosed the problem. What’s your guess? Solenoid problem? Starter shot? Battery strong enough for lights but not to turn over the engine. Wrong. The recently shampooed carpet mat had bunched up under the clutch pedal. So when the clutch could not be fully depressed, the car wouldn’t start.



The Blood Moon Is Coming!

You might want to set your alarm a bit earlier tomorrow morning. The second blood moon of the year will be visible early tomorrow, with a full lunar eclipse. That’s when the earth comes between […]


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Long Time with Kyle Long: Leaving Himself No Leniency [Listen]

On the morning’s edition of ‘Long Time’ with Kyle Long, Kyle spoke to Lin about the things that went wrong during the Panthers game. Lin saw some things he’d never seen before. Kyle emphasized his […]


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The Brats of Times, the Wurst of Times: So Long, Hot Doug’s [Listen]

The Encased Meats Emporium known as Hot Doug’s in Avondale is officially closed for business, before they’ve even opened for the day. The line has stretched far down the block and can accommodate no more […]


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Lin Interviews Bill Cosby [Listen]

As you already know from avidly listening to the WXRT Morning Show on a daily basis, Lin LOVES playing some of Bill Cosby’s classic bits on the radio. When it rains, it’s “Noah”. For Halloween, […]


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DON’T PANIC! How To Deal With The Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has killed more than three-thousand people, and now a man who traveled to Texas from Liberia has become the first patient diagnosed in the US. If you’re like some […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Shonen Knife “Cookie Day”

Kurt Cobain liked them so much that he invited them to open Nirvana’s Nevermind tour. Kitsch-pop from Japan from a trio of women, it’s Shonen Knife. But wait. There’s more. Their 1998 album Happy Hour […]


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Fight Office Space Biological Warfare; Wash Your Hands [Listen]

During one of her newscasts this morning, Mary Dixon detailed a study from the University of Arizona that says that one contaminated door can spread germs to half the surfaces and half the employees of […]



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