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by Brian Stephenson posted Feb 8 2016 9:00AM
This year's Oscar gifts bag are worth $200,000. And, as usual, they only go to the nominees in the major acting and directing categories. Here's a list of what's inside:

Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer ($249.99)
My M&M's ($300)
Halo, Purely for Pets ($6,300)
Explore Israel ($55,000)
SilverCar ($45,000)
Lizora ($31,200)

Tribute ($125)
Caolion ($134)
Healing Saint by Dr. Jane 360 ($193)
Walk Japan ($54,000)
Alexi Seletzky, Celebrity Trainer ($900)
Belldini ($300 +)
Chocolatines ($35)
Dandi Patch ($21)
Delovery ($2,000)
Farm Wife Style ($25)
Fit Club TV "Ultimate Fitness Package" ($6,250)
Gleener on the Go ($11.99)
Golden Door ($4,800)
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria ($5,000)
Grand Hotel Tremezzo ($5,000)
Greenhill Winery & Vineyards ($39)
Hydroxycut Gummies ($19.88)
Jay Cardiello ($1,400)
Joseph's Toiletries ($275)
Lat & Lo ($150)
Memobottle ($47)
Mezcal El Silencio ($75)
Mission1 Clean Protein Bar ($5.64/box)
Nuelle Fiera Arouser For Her ($250)
Phantom Glass ($49.95-$59.95)
Purely Inspired Organic Protein ($19.97)
Rougle Maple ($99)
Sedona Lace ($109.95)
Signature Vodka ($70)
Slimware ($29.95)
Steamist ($5,060)
Sundial Power Coating ($500)
Tools by Gina ($250)
Vampire Breast Lift ($1,900)
Zekkle Edge ($125)
740 Park MD ($5,530)

by Brian Stephenson posted Feb 5 2016 9:22AM

The Internet is the greatest collection of knowledge and information in human history. So why do we all feel DUMBER after spending time online?

Scientists have finally figured out WHY the Internet is making you so much stupider. Fortunately, the explanation is pretty easy to understand, even for our soft, mushy brains.

It's because of . . . links. That's it. Here's why.

When you read something online, you're constantly bombarded by links to other articles, videos, and pictures. Plus there are the ads. So many ads. That makes your brain WORK while it reads, because it has to make decisions.

When you read a book, you don't have ANY choices like that. And because your brain isn't making decisions, it does a better job processing what it's reading and committing to memory.


by Lou Bartelli posted Feb 4 2016 9:27AM

In case you don't know, the Super Bowl is on Sunday. Or as every ad says because of the NFL's rabid army of lawyers, THE BIG GAME is on Sunday.

Approximately 189 million Americans will watch the game . . . that's more than half the country. Here's what they'll be eating and drinking.

1. 53% of people over 21 will drink beer, and 27% will drink wine. There's definitely some overlap between those groups.

2. 48 million people will order food for delivery, or pick something up to go.

3. Domino's will sell 12 million slices of pizza.

4. People will eat 1.3 BILLION chicken wings.

5. We'll eat almost 140 million pounds of guacamole.

6. People will spend $140.2 million on chips, and $5.1 million on vegetable trays. That means your party is 27 times more likely to have chips than vegetables.

(ABC News)

by Lou Bartelli posted Feb 3 2016 9:54AM

Double Dipping at Super Bowl Parties Is Literally Killing People

HIGHLIGHTS: A new study found that when a city's team is in the Super Bowl, the DEATH RATE jumps. It's because people are more likely to go to Super Bowl parties, where the flu is spread through shouting, coughing, and double dipping chips.

FULL STORY: You might think double dipping a chip at a Super Bowl party this weekend is a victimless crime. Really, what's the worst thing that can happen?

HERE'S the worst thing that can happen. DEATH. Lots and lots of death.

A study at Tulane University in New Orleans analyzed flu data from the past 35 years, and found an interesting connection to the Super Bowl.

If a city's team is in the Super Bowl, their DEATH RATE from the flu jumps. People over 65 in that city are 18% more likely to die . . . and that's not a coincidence.

The researchers say it's because people are more likely to attend big Super Bowl parties with people they don't know . . . and whose germs they aren't used to.

And as they all get really into the game, they start double dipping chips, shouting, and coughing . . . and that spreads germs. And since older people are the most susceptible to dying from the flu, that's really bad news for them.

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by Brian Stephenson posted Dec 29 2015 1:00PM

Seahawks playoffs scenarios and seeding chart: Who will Seattle play in the Wildcard Round?

By  on Dec 28, 2015, 2:52p
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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:

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