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by Admin posted Nov 16 2015 10:01AM

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why You're a Slacker

HIGHLIGHTS: Scientists have figured out why some people are SLACKERS. Their brains have to work harder when they choose to actually do something, which makes it harder for them to do other stuff . . . and less likely to do anything in the first place.

FULL STORY: Good news, slackers. Your laziness ISN'T your fault.

Scientists at Oxford University in England have finally figured out why slackers exist. And it turns out their brains are just wired differently than other people's.

The scientists ran a study where they offered a reward for completing a task to two groups of people: One group of people who said they're active and ambitious, and another group of people who said they're lazy.

And they found that when the slackers decided to do the task, MRIs showed a LOT more activity in the part of their brain that controls actions.

That means that when a slacker decides to actually do something, their brain has to work a lot harder. That leaves them less energy to do other stuff, which is why they're more likely NOT to want to do anything that takes effort

by Brian Stephenson posted Oct 21 2015 10:04AM

Three Dog Night
 co-founder Cory Wells has died.


The singer, who joined with Danny Hutton and Chuck Negron to form one of the top-selling bands between the breakup of The Beatles and the ascendancy of the Eagles and Elton John, passed away today (Wednesday) at his home outside Buffalo, New York. He was 73. No cause of death was immediately announced.

Between 1969 and 1974, Three Dog Night scored 18 consecutive Top 20 hits -- including seven million-sellers. Singles such as "Joy to the World," "One" and "An Old Fashioned Love Song" made them radio staples. But their insistence on covering songs by outside writers such as NilssonRandy NewmanPaul Williams, Leo Sayer and Laura Nyro likely limited their chances at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame consideration.

Along with Hutton, Wells continued to front the band the last 30 years after Negron left to deal with serious substance issues. They'd remained a popular touring act, but have been canceling shows the past month, inlcuding one which was scheduled a couple of weeks ago at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, as Wells was said be dealing with "a nerve problem affecting his back." 

Brian & Lou "The Waking Crew" will have the latest details tomorrow morning on the show (6am-10am) and will be featuring the music of Three Dog Night and look back at the great success of the band.

RIP Cory.

by Brian Stephenson posted Sep 18 2015 2:05PM
Yakima’s Greatest Hits 100.9 Cherry FM presents:

“R O C K I N’   J U K E B O X   R O U L E T T E”

Who wouldn’t want their own JUKEBOX?!!! Cherry FM is giving listeners a chance to win THIS vintage 80’s Jukebox loaded with classic 45’s! Beginning Monday - Qualifying listeners will have 5 chances per weekday to call in and identify the song snippet played from the “Jukebox” at 6:20, 7:20, 8:20, 9:20 and 12:20 plus a floating bonus contest each afternoon! One winner will be drawn on Monday, October 12th at 7:20am with Brian & Lou “The Waking Crew”!

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by Brian Stephenson posted Sep 9 2015 10:22AM

Where's the best place to have a heart attack?  Not that there's really a 'good' place, but where are you more likely to survive one?  Statistically speaking, it's NOT the hospital. 


People who have heart attacks when they're already at a hospital are three times LESS likely to survive.  Which is sort of deceiving, since a lot of those people are there because they're already dealing with OTHER health issues. 


For most of us, a hospital is definitely a good place to be.  Here are three more places where you're more likely to survive a heart attack . . .


1.  At a casino in Vegas.  It can take a long time for paramedics to show up because of the traffic and crowds, so every casino has defibrillators on hand . . . and all the security guards know how to use them. 



2.  On a domestic flight.  All flights in the U.S. are required to have automated external defibrillators on board, also called "A.E.D.'s."  Plus the crew can get to you quickly.  If you're hooked up to an A.E.D. within three-to-five minutes, your chances of surviving go from 5% to 70%.



3.  Disneyland and Disney World.  Disney got on board with the A.E.D. thing pretty early, and installed more than 500 of them around their theme parks and cruise ships in 2001.  And they've added hundreds more since then. 



(Yahoo / Orlando Sentinel)

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by Brian Stephenson posted Aug 17 2015 12:59PM
The mad dash for school supplies has begun! We know there are a lot of families who struggle to purchase all the items the children need for back-to-school - so Cherry FM, Radio Yakima and TOM TOM ESPRESSO want to help! You’re invited to join us with the first annual PROJECT GLUESTICK!!  All this week from 8am-5pm, while you’re out shopping for your kids supplies, grab an extra pack of gluesticks, pencils, a binder or backpack or whatever you can do and bring it to RADIO YAKIMA STUDIOS, located at 17 north 3rd street in Downtown Yakima. OR STOP BY OUR OFFICIAL SPONSOR (WHO DONATED $800 FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES)

Let’s come together as a community to help our teachers, parents and most importantly our future generation, the kids!! Supplies will be distributed throughout the Yakima School District! Thanks for helping!!

Questions? Click here!
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by Brian Stephenson posted Aug 3 2015 1:35PM
Bruce Springsteen joins U2 on stage for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" with "Stand By Me" at Madison Square Garden on July 31, 2015. Full details of this concert: http://tours.atu2.com/concert/madison

by Brian Stephenson posted Jul 16 2015 11:15AM


This Saturday from Noon to 9pm, Bale Breaker Brewing Company in Moxee is hosting this summer's Ales for ALS Fundraiser. This year's event will again feature live music. food vendors and the release of this year's Bubba's Brew!

- Live Music from 4 to 9pm, featuring "Out Of Commission" at 4pm, followed by "The Shreds" around 6pm!
- Local Food Vendors - Kim's Got Smoke BBQ, Hoptown Wood-Fired Pizza, Winey Dogs!

Plus - Bale Breaker will donate $1 per pint of ANY beer sold on July 18th to ALS-TDI, so come raise a glass for a great cause!

Can't attend in person? You can support the efforts by donating through the ALS-TDI website or mailing a check to: ALS TDI, 300 Technology Square, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02139. (Please make a note that it supports Bale Breaker's ALES for ALS fundraiser!)

To learn more about the Ales for ALS program, visit their website or watch a short video filmed after BB's first year of participating in this great fundraiser!

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by Brian Stephenson posted May 18 2015 11:39AM
Brian & Lou "the waking crew" stopped by Valley Dermatology to see their new location at 3911 Castlevale, #301 on Friday and delivered donuts to the staff!

Sign up to win the great donut giveaway HERE.

by Brian Stephenson posted Apr 29 2015 2:35PM
A guy amid the riots in Baltimore decided to protest by dancing like Michael Jackson to "Beat It".  He told the "New York Daily News" he wanted to show people there are better ways to make a point than by destroying stuff.

He's got moves.

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by Brian Stephenson posted Apr 21 2015 10:51AM

There are 5,000 state fair food vendors who are KICKING themselves right now, for not coming up with this recipe.


A blog called Oh Bite It just unveiled a monstrous, all-American creation:  BACON WRAPPED, deep-fried OREOS.  Here's how you make them . . .



1.  Wrap an Oreo with an entire piece of bacon, covering up as much of the cookie as you can.  Hold the bacon in place by putting a toothpick through it, sticking into the cream filling.



2.  Fry it in oil.



3.  Let it cool off a little bit, but eat it warm.



4.  Try not to die from a heart attack. 

Lou and I are going to make some of these.....will you be willing to try one?



(Oh Bite It / Huffington Post



(Here are a few photos.)


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by Brian Stephenson posted Apr 20 2015 12:41PM

Catcalling: defined as making a whistle, shout, or comment of a
sexual nature to a woman passing by.

Isn't that just a ridiculously stupid and demeaning thing for a
man to do to a woman in public?
As a husband and father & grandfather - the thought of the special
ladies in my life being subjected to that sort of
knuckle-dragging behavior makes me want to go all
"caveman-warrior-butt-kicker" on someone.

A reporter for Buzz60.com was in New York last week, talking to people about signs someone put up that
said, "No Catcalling Zone."  Which most people thought were great.  But one guy thought the story was
IN FAVOR of catcalling . . . and actually started doing it to women while he was being interviewed.

Check out the video:

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