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Coffee Talk Podcast – Wednesday, July 15

This is the summer of vacationing in an RV. Throughout the United States, sales and rentals of recreational vehicles have spiked. The RV is an ideal travel vehicle during a pandemic. Large enough to sleep the family but still mobile to get you to where you want to go.
Just one problem: First-time Winnebago drivers don’t know how to maneuver the large rigs. Julie Homrich said they had to landscape their entire yard after her husband “ran over the bushes and backed into our trees.”
Fast food drive-thrus are another hazard for RVs that typically stand taller than 12 feet. Too often an RV destroys overhead awnings. One owner said he was smart enough to walk into a Starbucks to make their order. Getting out of the parking lot was a different issue, (quote) “I tried to go wide. Then I heard a sudden crash. The pole next to the building pummeled my RV. It was a $200 coffee.”
A new survey by the research firm Censuswide reveals that 33% of parents spy on their kids’ Internet activity. Other findings:
– 33% of teens and tweens have created a secret social media account.
– 20% of teens have secret online friends
The owner of a pizza shop in Delaware thwarted an armed robbery by using a pizza as a weapon.
Delaware State Police says the owner of Stargate Pizza in Greenwood, Delaware was closing down the restaurant for the night when a man with a machete approached him and demanded money. The owner told him he didn’t have any cash and then picked up a pizza and threw it at him. The cheesy assault worked as it scared the robber and caused him to flee in a car.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the assailant. The shop owner was not injured.

Coast Music News – Wednesday, July 15

Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Maddon says he’s taking a “leave of absence” from the band in the wake of his arrest on charges of domestic violence.
The 41-year-old musician was taken into custody late last month after being charged with “intimate partner violence.” He gave People magazine a statement saying, “I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to take a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the foreseeable future. I wish them the absolute best.”
Maddon was also busted for cocaine possession back in 2016 and served one day of community service.
The pandemic is not treating all of us very well financially, except for Imagine Dragons star Dan Reynolds. He has purchased a Malibu, California mansion for $11.3 million. The four bedroom home used to be owned by Goldie Hawn and has a stone fireplace, a wet bar, a crystal chandelier, ocean views, stone accents, and a gym

Happy Headline – Tuesday, July 14

Many assisted-living facilities banned visitors rather than take the risk of coronavirus infecting the residents.
Mary Daniel of Jacksonville, Florida could not see her husband suffering with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Before the shutdown, she visited daily and tucked her husband into bed.
For his well-being and her own sanity, Mary Daniel applied at his facility to be a part-time dishwasher.
Twice a week, after cleaning the kitchen and scrubbing dishes, Mary spends quality time with her husband. She said, (quote) “I was willing to do whatever it took to fulfill my promise. I am going to be there for him every step of the way.” (The Washington Post)

The Daily Dish Podcast – Tuesday, July 14

Naya Rivera‘s body has been recovered. The 33-year-old former Glee star went missing five days ago while boating with her four-year-old son on California’s Lake Piru. The boy was found unharmed in their rented boat, but Maya had disappeared. Authorities believe Naya was swimming with her son when they both struggled to get back to the drifting boat. Naya was presumably able to save her son but not herself.
When Dancing With the Stars returns this fall, it will have a new host. ABC informed Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews that their talents are no longer needed. The show is headed in a “new creative direction.”
Kelly Preston‘s shocking death is not the first time that John Travolta has lost a loved one to breast cancer. His first girlfriend, Diana Hyland, died of the disease. Travolta told People magazine in 1977 how rushed from filming Saturday Night Fever to visit her death bed. John announced Kelly’s unfortunate passing recently on his Instagram.
Grant Imahara, the host of TV’s MythBusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, has died following a brain aneurysm. He was 49.
Johnny Depp admitted in a London court room that he squandered $650 million in movie earnings. When his wife at the time, Amber Heard, learned of his financial mismanagement, Depp alleged that she threw a “haymaker” punch at him. Depp shared this financial crisis with Amber on the night of her 30th birthday party. He claimed she became violent with (quote) “Wild swinging. A roundhouse punch. It’s a bit of a wild swing, but effective if it reaches the target.”

Coffee Talk Podcast – Tuesday, July 14

The Caribbean island of Barbados has a proposition: Live for the next year in their COVID-free environment.
A golden opportunity for people pushed out of the office and now working remotely. Travel to paradise and work at the beach.
The Barbados Prime Minister wants to allow tourists to stay for 12-months. She said, (quote) “Barbados is a perfect place for you to come. Take advantage of being in a different part of the world — the sun, sea and sand –- and a stable society.”
Barbados is open to Untied States citizens. Very few countries currently allow American visitors due to the surge of COVID cases.
Most Regrettable Names Parents Have Given Their Children … according to a new survey of 6,000 people by Gigacalculator.
The most regretted boys names
  1. Hunter – 32%
  2. Jaxon – 29%
  3. Carter – 28%
  4. Tobias – 25%
  5. Oliver – 24%
  6. Grayson – 22%
  7. Felix – 21%
  8. Jasper – 20%
  9. Sonny – 17%
  10. Dexter – 12%
The most regretted girls names
  1. Aurora – 35%
  2. Arabella – 32%
  3. Lyla – 28%
  4. Amber – 27%
  5. Edith – 24%
  6. Maryam – 21%
  7. Harriet – 19%
  8. Summer – 15%
  9. Delilah – 13%
  10. Gracie – 12%

Music News Podcast – Tuesday, July 14

Naya Rivera’s body has been recovered.
The 33-year-old former Glee star went missing five days ago while boating with her four-year-old son on California’s Lake Piru. The boy was found unharmed in their rented boat, but Maya had disappeared.
The Ventura County Sheriff summarized Naya’s final moments that featured saving the life of her 4-year-old son, Josey. The Sheriff said (quote) “We know from speaking with her son, that he and Naya swam in the lake together. Her son described being helped into the boat by Naya. The idea perhaps being that the boat started drifting. It was unanchored. She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself.”
Divers had been searching since the disappearance. The lake is known to have numerous tree limbs and other obstacles underwater, and Rivera’s is just one in a series of deaths there.
On Friday, Coldplay celebrated the 20th anniversary of the British release of their debut album, Parachutes, and released as a present to their fans a previously unseen alternate video of their first hit single, “Yellow.” They’ve also announced that Parachutes will be reissued in a transparent yellow vinyl edition on November 20th. You can see it now on our Facebook page

Happy Headline of the Day – Monday, July 13, 2020

RESTAURANT OWNERS PAY IT FORWARD WITH FREE PIZZAS
Jack Srebnik and Ellen Spencer have owned a pizzeria called The Slice in Rancho Mirage, California, since 2008. Of course, this year has been unusual — but they’re doing their best to serve others with a new program they’re calling Pay It Forward pizza days. Every Monday, Jack and Ellen donate 20 pizzas to nurses at a nearby hospital — and each Thursday, they deliver 80 free burritos. And, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, they distribute 50 to 70 pizzas to local senior citizens. They’ve been able to keep their business rolling, even with all the social distancing rules and special cleaning rules. But instead of just worrying about themselves and their business, Jack and Ellen are doing their best to share their success with others by giving away free food whenever they can. (Desert Sun)

The Daily Dish Podcast – Monday, July 13, 2020

Naughty Gossip claims Meghan Markle is writing a children’s book titled ”The Glorious Adventures of Freckle-Faced Meg.’  A source says, “Expect to read about a spunky, bi-racial girl from Los Angeles who marries a prince and changes the world. Meghan has always believed she was the heroine of her own story, which would be a very inspiring tale for young girls.”
KOCO-TV claims filming at the former Joe Exotic Tiger King zoo in Oklahoma was shut down last week after a film crew found what they believed to be human remains. Garvin County Sheriff deputies investigated and said the remains were from a small animal not a human. Filming is going to continue, though. The zoo, ironically enough, is currently controlled by Carole Baskin and her Big Cat Rescue organization, which happened as part of a $1 million judgement that Joe Exotic owes as part of a copyright infringement case.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and former star of Hamilton, was asked recently if he thought Broadway was in trouble. He says, “One of the things I’ve been reading during this quarantine is a biography on Shakespeare, and it reminded me that when he was first coming to prominence, it was mostly traveling groups of players wandering the countryside, performing for small towns. Theater survived the bubonic plague — theater is going to be fine!” A 2016 fully-produced performance of Hamilton featuring Lin in the title role is now streaming on Disney Plus.

Coffee Talk Podcast – Monday, July 13, 2020

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A new survey by Deloitte reveals that 66% of parents are worried about sending their children back to school because of the coronavirus. Other findings:
– parents will spend a combined $28.1 billion on back to school supplies. That’s the same as last year.
– 40% of parents plan to buy fewer traditional supplies this year because of the coronavirus.
For those of you like me, who can’t even muster a few push ups or a run around the block, A 17-year-old from Wisconsin just set a new record for the most “Murphs” completed in 24 hours. In case you were wondering, a “Murph” involves a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and a final 1-mile run. The previous record was 16 Murphs in 24 hours. Tyler Friese just knocked out 16.75 of ‘em …
This year, due to the coronavirus, every American is simultaneously experiencing a LifeQuake. It offers an opportunity for positive change. We find ways to commemorate these personal rebirths. One common way is to mark the moment with a meaningful tattoo.
Bruce Feiler describes the LifeQuake in his new book, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age. Feiler writes that adults experience a major disruption to their routines almost yearly. These are life-changing moments involving relationships, family, personal health, jobs, and occasionally “birthdays that end in zero.”
Most times, we roll with these setbacks. Get knocked down but right back up. But once a decade or so the disruption becomes “truly disorienting and destabilizing.” That’s what Bruce Feiler calls a LifeQuake.
Feiler identifies three, distinct emotional phases of the LifeQuake. We must say goodbye to the old normal, then a lengthy re-adjustment period that feels messy followed by a “new beginning.” The book identifies ways to get through these adjustments faster and with better adjustment with less emotional hiccups.

Music News Podcast – Monday, July 13, 2020

The Sunday Mirror newspaper says Katy Perry has chosen Jennifer Aniston to be her daughter’s godmother. A source tells the newspaper,  ”Katy and Jen are very close. During lockdown, they went for socially distanced walks, and spent lots of time catching up. She is pretty chuffed about it as well and cried when they asked her.”
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry no longer have “Bad Blood” between them, but they might be blood relatives!
Katy called into Britain’s Capital FM for an interview and was blindsided when host Sian Welby told her, “I read somewhere that your baby might have a very famous aunt. Apparently, you and Taylor Swift are ninth cousins.”
Katy looked shocked, but recovered to respond “Well, we fight like cousins. I’m gonna have to ask her if this true, or if we should, like, get blood tests together… It’s cool because you can just, like, spit in a tube.”
Dua Lipa can kick your butt. She tells viva.com that her favorite workout is boxing. “I like that it’s definitely a full body workout. Since starting boxing I’ve probably been in the best shape ever. It’s also a great stress reliever.”
Harry Styles tells Rolling Stone magazine that one of his proudest moments was making Van Morrison crack a rare smile when they took a photo together. “I was tickling him behind his back! Somebody sent me that photo — I think his tour manager took it. When I saw it, I felt like John Travolta in ‘Pulp Fiction’ opening the case with the gold light shining. I was like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t show this to anyone!'”

The Best Mix in the Morning Show Returns to 98.3 The Coast Monday, July 13

Hi friends, it’s Zack East. You might remember me as the guy that used to work here on the Coast for nearly the last 16 years. I started as an intern, made my way to weekend shifts, and eventually full time radio in 2010 here on the Coast as I began the Best Mix in the Morning Show. Then, we hired our good friend Jonny, and he took over for me so I could sleep in and pretend to be a great radio station manager. Hah!... [Read Full Story]

Congratulations to our Dynamite Dad!

Michigan’s Great Southwest is full of DYNAMITE DADS who do great things for their families, and 98.3 The Coast, along with Paw Paw Lake Golf Club. CONGRATULATIONS to Drew Covert from St. Joe! This years DYNAMITE DAD!

Drew won:

  • A Foursome of Golf with Carts at Paw Paw Lake Golf Club

  • A Charcoal Grill from Pater True Value

  • Meat and Beer from Roger’s Foodland ($50 Gift Card)

  • A $50 Gift Card for Sports Memorabilia from Season Pass

  • and $100 worth of CBD products from Stanky Farms!

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