Star 92.7 Call Letters are…

So, Our first non-scientific poll is over. I appreciate the votes. It always amazes me how many people refer to Star 92.7 as KVML. Star 92.7 is KZSQ not KVML. KVML is our sister station on the AM dial at 1450. Although 70 of you actually got it right, there was 7 who said KVML.

Another fascinating thing about listeners to the station, or so called listeners, is that they like to call us 92Q. Now we have not gone by that moniker since 1999! 10 years ago! I’m beginning to wonder if we should switch back to that name. What do you think? Should we become 92Q again? Is it easier? Random thoughts, I know, I work in radio and there’s just not a lot of seriousness going on in our silly lives. I really do hope you are enjoying the new website and hope you become a registered user of the site (It’s Free) and comment on stories and give your input.

Have a great week, talk to you soon.

Justin Flores

MAN BIKES AROUND THE WORLD WITH $2 IN POCKET

If you think riding the stationary bike at the gym is exhausting, imagine riding your bike 28,000 miles through 37 countries in eight years. Keiichi “Kei” Iwasaki of Japan began such an adventure when he grew tired of working at his father’s air-conditioning company. He said, “I thought to myself that ‘My life will soon be over before I do what I want to do.’ so I decided to start this trip.” Iwasaki left his home in Japan in April 2001 with around $2 in his pocket with the intention of biking through Japan. He enjoyed the trip so much that he caught a ferry to South Korea. He has since been robbed by pirates and arrested in India, nearly died after being attacked by a rabid dog in Tibet, and narrowly escaped marriage in Nepal. Iwasaki’s bikes (he’s on his fifth now; two were stolen and two were broken) have been his main form of transportation throughout the journey. He says he does not want to fly because he wants to “see and feel everything” with his own skin: “With bicycle, I can always feel the air and atmosphere of the place.” According to his blog, other than the occasional ferry, the only time he did not ride his bike or walk was when he used a rowboat for 35 days in India. He counts his biggest achievement as climbing Mount Everest from sea level without using any transportation, the first Japanese man to do so. Iwasaki is currently in Switzerland waiting to climb Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc. Iwasaki funds his travels by performing magic tricks on the street. He plans to travel to Africa, through the Americas and finally, back to Japan. He believes the rest of the trip will take him five years, after which he wants to write a book about his adventures.

(From Justin) : If you could do it, what would you do?

A COLD, THE FLU, ALLERGIES, OR H1N1?

It’s important to know what ails you — so you can stop the spread of something serious by staying HOME. So here’s what your symptoms point to, and what you can do about it. We got this from Health magazine.

  http://interprep.com/images/icons/info.png  You have seasonal flu if your fever hits 101 or 102 degrees, and comes with chest discomfort plus major aches and exhaustion. That’s the word from Dr. Niel Schracter, author of The Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds and Flu. He says take pain pills for fever and aches, get some rest, and drink lots of liquids. Those who are at a higher risk for flu complications — such as pregnant women, elderly adults and people with chronic illnesses — may need antiviral medications, such as Relenza and Tamiflu.

  http://interprep.com/images/icons/info.png  You have a common cold if you have a runny nose, a little cough, and a low-grade fever — a little high, but under 100 degrees. Your body won’t feel achy, like the flu. You need to stay hydrated, which will boost your immune system and help relieve congestion.

  http://interprep.com/images/icons/info.png  Then there are allergies. If you’re sneezy, itchy, and have a runny nose you may be having an attack. It’s a good idea to keep allergy medicine on hand. Using a saline nasal spray, and breathing steam to keep your sinus passages irrigated, will also help.

  http://interprep.com/images/icons/info.png  How can you tell if you have H1N1? Dr. Schracter says that the H1N1 virus feels a lot like seasonal flu — it may even feel milder — but it often comes with gastro issues, such as vomiting and diarrhea. This makes it even easier to become dehydrated. So again, drink plenty of liquids and follow the standard flu treatment. Also, a characteristic of swine flu is coughing — because it can get in your lungs. So stay home — since swine flu is highly contagious — and call your doctor if you’re in the high-risk category, or you aren’t better after a week. ANY flu can develop into pneumonia, and you want to avoid that.

(From Justin) : I got a fever, for more cowbell! 🙂 Have a great week and keep washing your hands.

16-YEAR-OLD BEGINS ‘ROUND THE WORLD JOURNEY

A 16-year-old Australian steered her bright pink, 34-foot yacht out of Sydney Harbor on Sunday to start her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. Jessica Watson’s plan to make a 23,600-mile journey through some of the world’s most treacherous waters sparked a debate in Australia about whether someone so young should be allowed to try such a potentially dangerous feat. Watson and her family insist she is an experienced and capable sailor who has studied navigation, electronics and maritime safety procedures. Although she will sail solo and unassisted, she will be in constant contact with her support team via radio, email and a blog.

… Too young to sail around the world? On her blog Jessica posted this quote from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

(From Justin) : Here’s Jessica’s personal website with links to her blogs and the route she’s taking plus other fun stuff. I pray she has a safe journey. http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/

WHAT TEENS AND CATS HAVE IN COMMON

 • Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

 • No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on them hand and foot.

 • You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

 • Even if you tell jokes as well as David Letterman, neither your cat nor you teen will ever crack a smile.

 • No cat or teenager shares you taste in music.

 • Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.

 • Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

 • Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating that ultimate human ecstasy — a sense of complete and utter boredom.

 • Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone’s furniture.

 • Cats that are free to roam outside sometimes have been known to return in the middle of the night to deposit a dead animal in your bedroom. Teenagers are not above that sort of behavior.

Friday Funnies

Here’s a joke for you: A customer called the airline’s reservation office to pay for his ticket with a credit card. The reservation specialist asked him, “Would you please spell the name as it appears on the card, sir?” The customer carefully replied, “V-I-S-A.”

LOUDEST SNORER

A 60-year-old grandmother has been dubbed Britain’s loudest snorer for her 111.6-decibel nighttime breathing. Experts said 60-year-old Jenny Chapman, whose snoring was measured during a seminar last week at a hotel in Warwick, England, eclipses the sound of a washing machine by 33 decibels and is 61 decibels louder than the average snorer. She said she can now sympathize with her husband, who is always complaining about her snoring.

From Justin : I found out that a Pneumatic Drill (Or Jack Hammer) creates a sound equivalent to 111 decibels! This lady doesn’t saw logs, she breaks up concrete!

Welcome to the new Star 92.7 website!

Hi there,

It’s Justin Flores from the Star Morning Show. We hope you enjoy the new look to the website and it’s many features. You’ll notice that you can now see what song is currently playing at the top of the page. The tabs located at the top of the page will help you navigate the site as well.  In the left column of the page you will notice the latest blogs that have been posted. It is our goal to have some fun and inform you daily with tidbits of information. You have opportunities to give your input as well, If you become a registered user to the website then you can comment on any of the blogs. Please remember to be nice! We are here to have fun and share our lives with you. The latest local news headlines from MyMotherlode.com are to your right, followed by the latest in Entertainment and Music news. Take our non-scientific polls and much more. I do hope you find this site useful and bookmark it as a favorite and check back regularly, if not daily. Email me with any questions you may have at justin.flores@mlode.com

13 REASONS TO VISIT YOUR LOCAL HAUNTED HOUSE THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON

The Haunted House Association (hauntedhouseassociation.org), a collective of the most successful and renowned haunted houses and attractions in the country, has announced 13 reasons that haunted houses will scare even the bravest of family members this Halloween season.

  1. Screaming is good for you! — The surge of adrenaline in the terrifying but safe environment of a haunted house peps you up and really makes you feel alive.
  2. Horror movie madness — Modern haunted houses have special effects rivaling top Hollywood horror movies, only in this case, YOU are the star!
  3. Get transported into another world — Haunted houses are completely immersive worlds that let you journey through using all of your senses with each room hiding a new horror in the darkness just like your favorite survival horror video game.
  4. Create lasting memories — Visiting a haunted house with friends and family creates memories you will never forget. For years you will laugh at how loud Uncle Pete screamed when the chainsaw started!
  5. It’s affordable — Haunted houses are extremely cost effective entertainment choices compared to expensive theme parks and they are easily located all over the country.
  6. Help out the economy — Haunted houses contribute vastly to the economy, employing approximately 100,000 seasonal workers every October while pumping tons of money into the production of the event and boosting local businesses.
  7. Not just your neighborhood decorations — The level of detail and artistic skill in modern haunted houses is insane, with many serving as museums of horror.
  8. It’s safe — Haunted houses are very safe, requiring rigorous inspection by local authorities before they open and often staffed by off-duty policemen and firefighters to ensure that extra level of security.
  9. It’s fun for the whole family — Haunted houses are great places for kids and young adults alike. They are controlled, drug and alcohol free events that still have a massive cool factor.
  10. It’s philanthropic — Haunted houses help charities by collectively raising huge amounts of money and contributing free tickets to scores of worthy causes across the nation.
  11. Haunted houses help local businesses — Through sponsorships and local deals, haunted houses stimulate the economy for everyone and give a push to start off holiday shopping season.
  12. It sure beats costume parties — The details, costumes, music, actors and overall experience of haunted houses SCREAMS Halloween.
  13. Haunted houses just plain rock — Today’s modern haunted houses are technological marvels, featuring skilled actors in great costumes and intense makeup.

(Side Note from Justin: The HI-4H Haunted House behind J.S.West Lumber is AWESOME!)