Longford Activities Committee invites you to the City of Longford on August 30th, 2014 for LONGFORD RODEO DAYS.
Activities for the day include:
9:00 a.m. Old West photo ops.
Leonard the Longhorn
Games and food
2:30 Live entertainment in the Gazebo
4:30 Free Watermelon Feed sponsored by Ayers Insurance
Cake walk before the parade at 5:30
Come join us for lots of family fun.
Contact Karen Colton at 632-4855 for more information or
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Every time he gets in front of the microphone, Bob Kingsley adds to his status as the most listened-to radio voice in country music history. The Host and Executive Producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, far and away the most successful show of its kind, has been the king of the country countdown for three decades now, and to hear him tell it, the process retains every bit of its magic.
“I love the music and the people who make it,” he says, “and I want our listeners to have as much insight into both as it’s possible to give them, and to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.”
The Classic Radio Variety Show Plays Each Sunday on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1
What is now known as the Bill Miller Shows began nearly 40 years ago in Pittsburg, Kansas. That’s where Jim Harbart and Gary Hannes came up with a concept for Sunday morning programming that would begin as a local record show called the Wax Works. The foundation for the early Wax Works shows was a collection of old 78 rpm records donated to radio station KSEK. Harbart (the station owner) and Hannes (station program director) found an instant audience for their version of nostalgia radio.
The local and regional success of the show led to syndication of the show with KJLA in Kansas City the first to air same.
About the same time of Wax Works beginning days boy announcer, Bill Miller was toiling away at the “mighty 690” KGGF in Coffeyville, Kansas an hours drive away from Pittsburg. Miller heard a WAX WORKS broadcast and called Hannes to comment on a song that Hannes played. The long-time friendship began and expanded when Miller and Harbart worked together in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters trade organization. Fast forward to 1988 when Harbart sold the Wax Works syndicated program to a broadcast group in Emporia, Kansas. At that point in time, Miller took over the operations portion of Wax Works with Hannes continuing as the show’s host.
In 1990 Hannes moved to old Mexico and turned the Wax Works reins over to Miller, Hannes continued to provide weekly features for the show that he began. The show moved from Emporia to Kansas City (Bill’s hometown) in 1993. In 1995 the show’s home base became Olathe, Kansas with a name changes Wax Works was now Bill Miller’s Collectors Corner. An ownership change and a new name for the show followed with The Bill Miller Show emerging as the entity that it has today. Some four decades after Jim Harbart and Gary Hannes launched their dream, Jim has passed on and Gary (living in Guanajuato) still contributes to the show.
The Kpreps.com Kansas Pregame Show is the state’s only comprehensive statewide high school pregame radio show. The 30-minute weekly show airs every Friday at 6 PM throughout the regular season and playoffs on AM 1570/FM 94.1 KNDY and is a perfect lead-in to local high school football coverage on KNDY. Each week, Kpreps Editor Matt Gilmore joins ESPN 100.7′s Mike Snow to cover the state’s top teams, top players, and top match-ups in fast-paced, information-packed format. Be sure to tune in on your way to the game, or check it out online every Friday morning on Kpreps.com!
High School Football: Hanover Wildcats at Axtell Eagles on FM 95.5 KNDY. Listen Live at http://www.kndyradio.com or in the KNDY-FM Mobile App for Smartphones.
Visit Waterville for Wild West Day on Saturday, September 6th. A Flea Market will be open, with first come, first serve space available. Flea Market spaces are $10 each. Call Luann Thomsen at (785) 268-0588 for details.
Wild West Day will feature cowgirls, cowboys, rail rides, an indian encampment, food and much more. Sponsored by the Marshall County Historical Railroad Society.
The 4th Annual Jason Adams Memorial Trap Shoot will be held at the Centralia Lake on Saturday, September 6th. Registration to shoot and a meal begins at 11 a.m. A free will donation meal is also available to the public. Shooter registration fee of $25 includes the meal. Shooting categories are for men, women, and youth, ages 10 to 16. Proceeds from the Trap Shoot this year will benefit the Randy Elliott Family and Taylor Flentie Family; as well as the Jason Adams Memorial Scholarship, and donation to the Centralia 4th of July fireworks display. Come on out to the lake on September 6th and have some fun while supporting these worthwhile causes.