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Train's Pat Monahan Making A Stop On Broadway

This sounds like a fun show, even for someone who's not into musical theater. Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, will make his Broadway debut in ROCKTOPIA, a live mash-up experience that combines classic rock with classical music. Pat is just one of the vocalists who will be performing with a rock band, a symphony orchestra,…

Klutzes, This Coffee Mug Is For Us!

What's the #1 rule at any radio station? No beverages in the studio! One spill could fry the equipment and take us off the air. Our engineers really hate when that happens. Here's the thing, though. When you start your workday at 5:00 AM like we do, there's no way to function without coffee. I…

Top 10 Ways To Enjoy A Snow Day

It's a banner winter in Charlotte. We've already had snow once with a chance for more tomorrow. You know what that means: snow day. And all the children say, "Amen!" Some people think that snow makes a great visual and that's it. Pretty to look at, no need to be in it. But other folks…

Do You Have 'Real ID' Yet?

If you fly for business or pleasure within the United States, you need to know about Real ID. The Real ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, requires that you present an “enhanced ID” at TSA airport security checkpoints. Beginning January 22nd, your current driver’s license may no longer be a sufficient form of identification…

North Carolina Has Two Of 2018's Hottest Housing Markets

If you had told me twenty years ago that TV shows about people shopping for homes would be popular, I would have said you needed to be put in a home. HGTV proved me wrong. House Hunters is good stuff. Here in North Carolina, house hunting is practically a sport. Real estate website Zillow has…

'Piggyback Driver' Puts Kids In 'Control' Of Parents

There was a time when I was the Piggyback King, but that time was many years ago. My oldest son is now taller than me and driving his own car. My youngest is not far behind in both cases. But even when I could still hoist them up on my shoulders, I felt like I…

The Power Of Dog Poop

I like to think of myself as a responsible dog owner. When I take Cali and Cocoa for a walk, my pockets are always stuffed with plastic bags for the inevitable pit stops. Picking up after a dog is not the most pleasant chore, but having to sidestep canine "landmines" is even less pleasant. Not…

Top 10: Where Are Americans Moving To And From?

The U.S. is still very much a nation of people seeking opportunities for success, and sometimes that means we have to move to find them. According to United Van Lines' National Movers Study, which tracks Americans' moving patterns over the past year, those opportunities must be in the South and West. The one anomaly is…

Not All The News Is Bad

If there were a way to buy stock in bad news, we could all get rich very quickly. Production and consumption of bad news have never been higher, and it doesn't look like that is going to slow down any time soon. As a member of the media, I have no qualms about blaming the…