About Mike Taylor

Broadcaster, web-designer and reporter, always getting to the truth through all resistance.

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

Hill Country Holler

The countdown is on to the Hill Country Holler. 3 days of non-stop fun at Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne this weekend! Congratulations to David Moore from Spring Branch. He won today’s passes!

The Zac Brown Band

This morning we went through a few names. The first name we called was for Michelle Porra. She never called in so we called Trent Livinston. We waited for 9 minutes and 23 seconds with no call from Trent, so we called out Letty Bohnert. She called in after about 3 minutes. She is going to see The Zac Brown Band next week!

Friday, April 5th 2013

Early Bird Prize

Congratulations to Dora Alvo. She won today’s $25 gift certificate to Bella Vita Italian Restaurant.

Keepin It Country

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” is a 1971 crossover single, written and recorded byJerry Reed. The song was his most successful on the country charts peaking at number one for five weeks. “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” also was Jerry Reed’s second song to cross over to the Top 40, peaking at number nine. It also appeared Australian and New Zealandian charts. “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” was certified gold for sales of one million units by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The chorus lyrics of this song appear at the very end of an episode of Scooby Doo, spoken by Scooby and Shaggy as they attend a performance by Jerry Reed, who guest starred in the episode.

Stupid News

Everyone freaked out about the job market yesterday, because an ad looking for McDonald’s cashiers in Massachusetts wanted applicants to have a BACHELOR’S DEGREE.  Well, pump the brakes.  The woman who runs the McDonald’s says it was a mistake, and she DOESN’T require people to have college degrees.

The pork and beef industries just announced they’re renaming hundreds of cuts of meat . . . to somehow make the names more descriptive AND less complicated.  A few examples:  “Pork chops” will now have names like New York chops and ribeye chops . . . beef loin top sirloin cubes are now kabobs . . . and pork butt is now a Boston roast.

On Easter, in Florida, a woman was eating Goldfish crackers and noticed one that had a CROSS branded on its side.  To us, it looks like the cracker came into contact with the head of a screw . . . but to her, quote, “it’s a sign from God.”  She’s not sure what she’s going to do with the Goldfish cracker yet.

On Wednesday, a 50-year-old man in Florida wanted to give himself a HOT SHAVE . . . so he put his can of shaving cream on the stove.  Unfortunately, that’s incredibly stupid, since pressurized metal cans of shaving cream aren’t meant to be heated up . . . and it EXPLODED IN HIS FACE.  He got a face full of flying aluminum shards, and was hospitalized with some cuts on his face.

Country Music News

KIMBERLY PERRY is still playing coy about her love life.  She says she’ll, quote, “neither confirm nor deny” that she’s dating Toronto Blue Jays Catcher J.P. ARENCIBIA.  But even if they won’t admit to a relationship, J.P. is still on Twitter gushing about the band’s new album.

According to PerezHilton.comSHANIA TWAIN will present the Entertainer of the Year award at Sunday’s ACMs.  It’s her first time on the show in 10 years.

(Entertainer of the Year nominees are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.)

SHERYL CROW performed an acoustic version of her new song “Easy”.  It’ll be on her upcoming country album, which, last weheard, is due out in the fall.  (–You can watch her perform it here.)

In case you missed it, KENNY CHESNEY visited “John Gruden’s QB Camp” on ESPN.  COACH GRUDEN broke down Kenny’s technique of entering the stage for his song “Keg in the Closet”.  (You can check it out here.  Kenny’s “Keg in the Closet” breakdown starts at the 2:07 mark.)

Thursday, April 4th 2013

Keith Urban Presale

Today is the Ranch Presale day. You can get your Keith Urban tickets before anyone else by going to this link….  http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C004A5B05ACE74B
Enter passcode: STUPIDBOY.

Keepin It Country

Today’s Keepin’ It Country song of the day is Hank Williams “There’s a Tear In My Beer” Here’s the video…

Keith Urban Ticket Winners

Congratulations to both Arlene Griffin and Cynthia Phillips. They won today’s Keith Urban Tickets!

Major Concert Announcement

Zac Brown Band with Jerry Douglas and Levi Lowrey will play at Austin 360 Ampitheater on Thursday April 18th. You’ll have chances each morning on The Daybreak Show to win tickets all next week.

Today’s Stupid News

A McDonald’s in Massachusetts just put up an ad for cashiers . . . and they’re requiring applicants to have a BACHELOR’S DEGREE.  That’s right:  In this job market, McDonald’s can be so picky with its hiring that they want COLLEGE GRADUATES working their registers for minimum wage.  This isn’t necessarily a corporate-wide mandate . . . but it’s a SCARY sign of the times.

On April Fools’ Day, a 52-year-old woman in Tennessee called her sister and said, quote, “I shot my husband” . . . then asked for help burying the body.  The sister didn’t know it was a prank.  She told another family member, who called 911.  Police IMMEDIATELY swarmed the woman’s house and arrested her . . . until her husband got home from work and proved it was a prank.  No charges were filed.

This might be the April Fools’ Day prank this year that went the WORST.  On the 1st, an 18-year-old woman in Oklahoma pranked her boyfriend by telling him she was PREGNANT.  When he reacted BADLY, she got mad . . . and STABBED HIM in the NECK.  He survived, but needed several stitches.  She was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

On Monday night, a 31-year-old in California wanted to impress a woman on a date . . . so he SLAMMED into another guy’s car.  And when he and the other driver got out of their cars, he took a SWING at the other driver.  Unfortunately for him . . . and his efforts to be impressive . . . the other driver beat HIM up and took him down.  He was arrested for assault with force likely to cause great bodily harm.

Today’s Country Music News

CARRIE UNDERWOOD would leave the music business if that’s what her husband MIKE FISHER wanted.  She said, quote, If Mike ever told me he needed me to quit, I’d quit.  When you make that promise to somebody, you’ve got to do everything that you possibly can to make that work.”

TRACE ADKINS’ acting career has taken another step.  According to IMDB.com, Trace grabbed the title role in the movie “The Virginian”.  It also stars RON PERLMAN from “Sons of Anarchy” and “Hellboy”.  It’s currently in production and there’s no word on a release date.

(–“The Virginian” was originally a book . . . and then a ’60s TV series starring JAMES DRURY.  Your grandpa loved that show.  Loved it!)

Can I interest you in the PISTOL ANNIES new “Hush Hush” lyric video?  (–I thought so.  Enjoy.)

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

CoCoRaHS Rain Report

Richard from Boerne called in with 1.23 inches. Another listener from Sisterdale had an inch of rain. Karen from Ingram had a lot of rain.. She couldn’t tell us how much because her rain gauge was broken from hail. Linda called in and said that the Guadalupe River was running over Brink Crossing / Monkey Island between Kerrville and Center Point.

Early Bird Winner

Congratulations to Karen from Ingram. She was the third caller and won a $25 gift certificate to Bella Vita!

Keith Urban Tickets – Pair 1

Congratulations to Jackie Brooks. She called in less than a minute. She signed up at facebook.com/923theRanch and commented with her first and last name. We called her name at 7:20 and the phone immediately lit up. Loyal Listener.

Rabies in the HIll Country

Watch out in case you anybody foaming at the mouth. This must be the year for rabies. 3 cases have been confirmed in Kerrville alone over the past couple of weeks. So, what can we do, to keep our animals protected, and most importantly, our children?

This article from the Centers For Disease Control might help you..  We definitely don’t need  a scene of “The Walking Dead” here in The Hill Country!